What is the course about?
Improving declarer and defensive play in Bridge.
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.