Bridge 3: module 2 - more declarer and defensive play (evening)

Course Dates: 24/01/20 - 20/03/20
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Consolidate your defensive play by learning how to identify and deal with the danger hand. Expand your use of doubles and learn whether to pass, bid or double the opponents’ opening 1NT..


What is the course about?

Improving declarer and defensive play in Bridge.

Please note that there will be no session on 14 February, and the course will now finish on Friday 20 March..

What will we cover?

Coping with the danger hand; counting; the extended use of doubles and introduction to responses when opponents open 1NT.

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

• Identify the Danger Hand during play
• Use various plays that keep the Danger Hand from gaining the lead including avoidance and discovery plays
• Use count to get information about defenders’ hands
• Describe a hand that is suitable to overcall opponents’ opening 1NT.

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

This course is for experienced bridge-players who have completed the equivalent of two years’ bridge tuition in bidding and playing Standard English Acol. If you wish to discuss your suitability for this course, please contact the tutor via the Humanities department.

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

This is very much a ‘hands on’ course where you will be playing cards immediately. In addition, there will be worksheets and quizzes to help consolidate learning. You do not need to do anything outside the class but you will be encouraged to do so.

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

You need only bring note-taking materials.

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

You might want to progress onto Bridge 3: module 3 - useful gadgets (evening), which starts in May 2020.

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: UBD26

Fri, eve, 24 Jan - 20 Mar '20

Duration: 8 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £70.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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