Coronavirus and Online Bridge

Due to the current Goverment advice, we have decided to suspend all face to face bridge sessions and bridge lessons for the next few months.

However, we are running Gentle Duplicate Online Bridge and Intermediate Bridge Lessons on Bridgebase Online (BBO) and RealBridge as follows. £3 per person.

  • Mondays – Pairs Game at 2pm on BBO  (Register between 12:00-1:45pm) 
  • Thursdays – Pairs Game at 7:30pm on RealBridge.
  • Fridays  – Pairs Game at 2pm on RealBridge.  

All these games are called “Pinner Gentle Duplicate”.

I normally have a Zoom talk before each game.  Please use the "Contact me" box if you are interested in playing in these games.

Intermediate Bridge Lessons

The dates/times for the next lessons of the online bridge course are as follows:

 

Tony Staw is running a new Online Intermediate Bridge Lessons using Zoom and BBO.

 These lessons cover most of the material in the EBU Continuing Bridge Course.

 Lessons will be on Monday evenings at 7pm.  Each lesson will be 2 hours.

 Please could you let me know if you are interested in this course.  The planned topics are as shown below.  You can see some of my online lessons onhttps://www.youtube.com/user/tony57uk

These lessons cover most of the material in the EBU Continuing Bridge Course. It costs £10 per person per lesson to attend, and I will invoice you, approximately monthly after the lessons.  You will be able to pay by bank transfer or Paypal.  While I hope you will attend each lesson, you will only be charged for the lessons you attend.

The format of each lesson is a Zoom meeting to present and discuss the topic (about 30 minutes), and then some hands for you to play on BBO on the topic (around 6 hands), which we will then go over, using Zoom again.

There might also be some handouts and quizzes on each topic.  

What do you need to join

You will need to be able to run Zoom and you will need to log in to BBO. You can do both these things on a PC/Laptop/Tablet or Smartphone.  If you have two suitable devices, I suggest you use one to run Zoom, and another for BBO.  Otherwise just use one device for both. We will start the lesson with Zoom, and then after the first part of the lesson you should log in to BBO, to play the hands. 

Monday

Lesson

Topics

Area

Book Pages

Exercise

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/01/2021

1

Review the uncontested auction

Bidding

p1-5

p13

01/02/2021

2

Contested auction: overcalls and doubles

Bidding

p6, p12

quiz

08/02/2021

3

Planning the Play in No Trump

Declarer Play

p19-24

quiz

15/02/2021

4

Planning the Play in Suit Contracts

Declarer Play

p19-24

quiz

22/02/2021

5

More on Declarer Play

Declarer Play

p19-24

quiz

01/03/2021

6

3rd Hand Play

Defence

p39-41

 

08/03/2021

7

2nd Hand Play

Defence

p42-46

p47

15/03/2021

8

Protective Bidding and Revision

Bidding

p10-11   

p15

22/03/2021

9

The Danger Hand, holding up

Declarer Play

p77-81

p85

29/03/2021

10

Showing shape, 4441

Bidding

p90-92

p99 

05/04/2021

11

Losing Trick Count: an easier way to bid

Bidding

p131-133

p141

12/04/2021

12

The Law of Total Tricks: how high to bid?

Bidding

 

 

19/04/2021

13

Slam Bidding: Cue Bids

Bidding

p27-34

 

26/04/2021

14

More on doubles: negative or Sputnik

Bidding

p53-54, p56-60

p71

03/05/2021

15

Fourth Suit Forcing

Bidding

p93-94

p101

10/05/2021

16

Rule of 11 and Revision

Defence

 

 

17/05/2021

17

Bending the rules

Bidding

p95-96

p103

24/05/2021

18

Defensive signals (attitude and suit preference)

Defence

p108-111

p120

31/05/2021

19

Defensive signals (count) and discarding

Defence

p112-114

p121

07/06/2021

20

Defence against suit contracts

Defence

p115-6

 

14/06/2021

21

Lead of king vs NT

Defence

p117-8

 

21/06/2021

22

Red Suit Transfers

Bidding

p136-137

p145,147

 

 

It costs £10 per person to attend, and I will invoice you after the lesson.  You will be able to pay by bank transfer or Paypal.  

Playing Bridge Online

There are a number of website offering the ability to play bridge online such as Bridge Club Live, Funbridge, Trickster and Bridge Base Online.

All the websites allow you to join as a guest, and just watch (kibbitz) for a while. 

Bridge Base Online (BBO) is probably one of the best.  Tony Staw has made a short video about the Acol Players' group on BBO www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRWcZWpxBLk and there is lots more information about this on https://berwickbridgeclub.co.uk/bbo 

You can also play in EBU games on Bridgebase Online (BBO)  https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3738 

Finally, there is another article about playing bridge on your computer or mobile device on https://www.ebu.co.uk/online

What some of my students have said

"Learning bridge has transformed my social life!  How I wish I had learned earlier!  I now have a circle of friends who meet regularly to play (together with a glass or two of wine)"

"After my husband died last year, I am so glad I have now found this delightful but infuriating game, that gets me out of the house, and keeps my brain active"

"Tony has managed to make learning bridge really fun!"

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