Jenny Morris Bridge
Information about the Courses

Structured courses - Beginning Bridge - Year 1, Brush Up The Basics and Return To Bridge, include a power-point presentation, handouts and quizzes and pre-dealt hands all based on the weekly topic. Discussion and questions are always welcome.

 

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Beginning Bridge - Year 1

This is a 3-term course which is for people who have absolutely no bridge experience but are keen to learn with other beginners. We start off by using mini-bridge, and then lead gradually into the language of bridge bidding. 

Each lesson will begin with a revision of the previous week's topic, followed by the quiz answers. There will be a power-point presentation based on a new topic. Students will then be able to play some ready prepared hands and will be helped at any stage of the bidding and play.

At the end of the lesson students will be given quizzes and handouts based on the weekly topic. Each term follows on from the previous term so students joining in terms 2 and 3 will require some bridge or whist knowledge. 

Brush Up The Basics

This is for people who have been playing bridge for at least one year. The aim is consolidate foundation principles of modern bridge. Each term will cover topics to include Stayman, transfers and weak two openings. There will be an emphasis on declarer play and competitive bidding. 

Each lesson will begin with a revision of the previous week's topic, followed by answers to the quiz. Sometimes there will be a short power-point presentation based on the weekly topic. Students will then be able to play the ready prepared hands and will be helped at any stage of the bidding and play.

At the end of the lesson students will be given a quiz and  handouts will be available. 

 Return to Bridge

These sessions are for more experienced people who are playing bridge both socially or competitively and want to polish up their play. It is also for those who learnt their bridge a few years ago and want to update to modern Acol bridge. 

The course will cover Bidding, Declarer Play, Defence and Competitive bidding. The range of topics will include Stayman and the transfer system. Also included are Weak Two opening bids and Weak Jump overcalls, Negative doubles, Takeout and Penalty doubles, Leads and Third Hand Play, Signals and Discards and Hand Evaluation.

Deal, Ask and Play

 

All bridge standards are welcome, from Beginners to more experienced players. We will organise tables according to ability.

 

Students will deal their own hands and be able to ask about any aspect of bidding, play and tactics for both rubber and duplicate bridge. We will endeavour to bring students up to date with new bridge systems and handouts will be available on these topics. Students will be encouraged to bring in problem hands for discussion. All questions are welcome.

if students are unable to attend a session we will try and fit them into another session in lieu.