Bridge for All

Course Overview

Welcome to ‘’Bridge for All’’ where you can learn, improve and challenge yourself in the timeless game of bridge. Whether you’re new to the game or looking to strengthen your basics, this course is perfect for you.

This course will cover the essential rules, strategies, and teamwork that form the core of bridge. You’ll learn how to evaluate your hand of 13 cards, understand basic bidding for both suit and no trump contracts, and grasp the importance of working harmoniously with your partner.

We’ll cover foundational techniques to enhance your play, including strategies for both offense and defense.

By the end of this course, you’ll have gained confidence in playing bridge, enabling you to enjoy the game at local clubs or with friends.

Remember, bridge is about fun, mental stimulation, and teamwork, where you and your partner are always on the same side!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

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, you will have learnt the principles of card play, including how to play in no trumps, how to play in suit contracts and how to play defence. You will have the skills and confidence to be able to play a bridge game with others, including at local bridge clubs.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This assumes no prior knowledge of bridge.

What you need to provide

Please bring a:

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

Class details

Start Date22 May 2024
End Date26 June 2024
Sessions6
DaysWed
Time1:00pm - 3:00pm
TutorSusan Wade
Location Epping Campus

$175

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study

FAQ

How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.