Thursday 7:30-9:30pm St John's Church, Hallowell Road, Northwood HA6 1DN (Near Green Lane)
£12 per person per lesson. The book that accompanies this course – Continuing Bridge, from the English Bridge Union is £25.Planned dates (as of 19/11/2019)
Review the uncontested auction
Contested auction: overcalls and doubles
Planning the Play in No Trump
Planning the Play in Suit Contracts
3rd Hand Play
2nd Hand Play
Protecting Partner and review defence
The Danger Hand, holding up
Revision and Practice Hands
Showing shape, 4441
Losing Trick Count: an easier way to bid
The Law of Total Tricks: how high to bid?
Slam Bidding: Cue Bids
More on doubles: negative or Sputnik
Fourth Suit Forcing
Bending the rules
Defensive signals (attitude and suit preference)
Defensive signals (count) and discarding
Defence against suit contracts
Lead of king vs NT
Red Suit Transfers
No need to sign up – just pay for each lesson you attend
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions I am sometimes asked about bridge lessons:
How long will it take me to learn bridge?
The beginners course consists of about 25 lessons plus another 6 practice sessions. Most people are unable to attend every lesson so we do quite a bit of revision and recapping as we go. Most of the time you will be learning by playing so you should enjoy yourself and be able to play right from the very first lesson. This course will give you a good grounding in bridge.
Do I have to be good at mathematics?
No! The only mathematics you need is the ability to count.
Do I have to have a good memory?
No! you will find that as learn more about bridge, your memory for which cards have been played will improve automatically.
Do I need to sign up in advance?
No you just pay per lesson each time you attend. The course book will be available to purchase at the first lesson.
Can I switch from the afternoon to the evening lesson and vice-versa?
Yes. I give the same lesson twice each Thursday, so you can switch from one time to the other as you wish.
Call Tony Staw on 020 8868 7205, email [email protected] or fill out this form to get in touch.