Bridge Basics for Beginners

Bridge Basics for Beginners

$140 Limited inc GST
Bridge Basics for Beginners

<p><h3> Bridge Basics for Beginners – Sydney Course </h3></p><p>This course covers the important introductory information about the game of Bridge. By the end of this course, you will have the skills

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$140 Limited inc GST
Bridge Basics for Beginners

<p><h3> Bridge Basics for Beginners – Sydney Course </h3></p><p>This course covers the important introductory information about the game of Bridge. By the end of this course, you will have the skills

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Bridge Basics for Beginners – Sydney Course

This course covers the important introductory information about the game of Bridge. By the end of this course, you will have the skills to be able to play a reasonable bridge game with your partner.

You will learn the basics of bidding, including how to evaluate your hand of 13 cards, what you need to open the bidding in a suit contract and a no trump contract, points needed to respond to your partner’s opening bid at several levels, simple system conventions including Stayman, transfers, jump bids and asking for aces.

Then you will learn principles of card play, including how to play in no trumps, how to play in suit contracts and how to play defence.

Finally, you will understand how to work with your partner. This is one of the most important aspects of bridge play and is often overlooked or underplayed. We discuss how to be a good partner, dealing with disasters at the table and moving on, understanding duplicate bridge competition, and being a good dummy.

Remember Bridge is for fun, enjoyment and mental stimulation – and never forget you and your partner are on the same side!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

1. Bidding basics

  • how to evaluate your hand of 13 cards
  • how to open the bidding in a suit contract and a no trump contract
  • points needed to respond to your partner’s opening bid at several levels
  • responding without a suit fit
  • points needed to overcall opponents
  • simple system conventions including Stayman, transfers, jump bids and asking for aces

2. Principles of card play

  • how to play in no trumps – counting tricks, establishing long suit tricks, what is a finesse, leading honours, keeping control of suits
  • how to play in Suit Contracts – counting losers, drawing trumps, establishing suits, dealing with unbalanced distribution
  • how to play defence – the opening lead, which card in partner’s suit, agreed leads and signals, second hand play, discards, counting the cards during play

3. Partnership understanding

  • partnership system simplicity
  • how to be supportive to your partner
  • dealing with disasters at the table and moving on
  • understanding duplicate bridge competition
  • how to be a good dummy.

Course Outcome

By the end of this course students will be able to play a reasonable bridge game with their partner. They will feel confident to know all of the basic understandings and conventions of bridge to enable them to play with others, including at local bridge clubs.

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and pad
  • Other Information: No textbook required.
  • Comprehensive course notes provided.

Prerequisite

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge of Bridge.

Delivery Mode

The class is delivered in a classroom type environment. You will be seated at table for 4 players.