Bridge 2: module 3 - more defensive bidding

Course Dates: 29/04/20 - 08/07/20
Time: 14:45 - 16:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Develop your declarer card play and improve your use of signals and discards to communicate with your partner. You'll no longer need to rely on mind-reading, winking or coughing at the table to describe your hand!


What is the course about?

Extend your use of the double in bidding and don’t let the opponents get away with playing a 1NT contract. Avoid
dodgy slams by learning how and when to use cue bids rather than Blackwood.

What will we cover?

We begin by looking at what we should know already and then move on to looking at when to use Blackwood or cue
bids and how to combine both. We will also develop our use of doubles beyond the simple takeout double by
looking at the sputnik and responsive doubles.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Describe a hand suitable for cue bidding rather than Blackwood
Explain what is meant by a reopening double
Know how to respond to opponent’s overcall of 1NT.
Know what is needed to overcall the opponents’ 1NT
Differentiate between the penalty double and the takeout double.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course follows on from Bridge 2: module 2 and is suitable for bridge players who have attended the equivalent of
100 hours tuition and/or are fairly confident opening at the one, two and three level and responding. Knowledge of
Stayman and Blackwood is desirable. A good understanding of English is essential. If you wish to speak to the
tutor before deciding to enrol, please contact the Humanities Department.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Teaching methods include prepared hands to play; Q & A; quizzes and recapitulation. All handouts will be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs other than note-taking materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may be interested in bridge revision courses which will be running in the summer.

Tutor Biographies
Vanessa King Tutor Website

Vanessa King is a lecturer in Medieval and early Modern History at Regents University. She also teaches at Birbeck and Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London. Her expertise in medieval matters means she is frequently called upon to give public lectures and speak on BBC Radio. At City Lit Vanessa teaches London history and offers day schools on all aspects of medieval and early modern history. She also runs bridge courses at all levels. Vanessa's philosophy of teaching is to make history come alive through informative presentations with a good sense of humour. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys nothing better than talking history over a glass of red wine! For further information why not check out her website.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: UBD22

Wed, day, 29 Apr - 08 Jul '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £88.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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