What is the course about?
Learning how to use signals and discards to indicate suit preference when either declarer or partner is on lead.
What will we cover?
We will evaluate the three popular signalling and discarding methods used when playing bridge: Attitude, Count and Suit Preference Signals (SPSs).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Define what is meant by an Attitude signal
• Use McKenney discards to show Suit Preference
• Give count to help partner decide when to win a trick.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for bridge players of at least one year’s playing experience who are seeking to improve their defensive skills. A good understanding of English is essential.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be taught in a relaxed and friendly environment. Through discussion and observation, individual needs will be assessed and the course tailored to meet those needs. Teaching methods include prepared hands to play; Q and A; quizzes and recapitulation. All handouts will be provided including worksheets for optional homework practice.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You are strongly advised to bring note-taking materials. There are no additional costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might consider enrolling on other bridge day schools such as Bridge: the danger hand (Course code: UBD29) and/or Bridge: the losing trick count (Course code: UBD31).
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details