THE BRIDGE SCHOOL AT GERRARDS CROSS
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Bridge School Team
Larry Doyle
Larry Doyle

EBU Qualified Teacher
Tournament Director
lawfdoyle@gmail.com
07979 531 331

Carol Aitken
Carol Aitken

EBU Accredited Teacher

2019 Seminars
Our Planned Seminars

Please check here again for additional Seminars planned for 2019. 

They will be held  on Saturday morning, 10.00 am*** - 1.00 pm in the Garden Room at the Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre and the cost will be £17.50 per person payable on the day. All of our seminars include detailed notes, demonstration hands, exercises and of course, quality refreshments!  Please remember that if you reserve a place on a seminar then we expect you to turn up! Whilst we do send out reminders nearer the date, please ensure you enter the commitment in your diary and let us know immediately if you have to cancel.   ***tea and coffee will be available from 9.30 am.

These seminars are colour coded to show their suitability for players of differing experience. Basic (Green), Intermediate (Blue), Advanced (Red).

Although we will also advertise our seminars nearer the date, we are now taking advance bookings by email to the appropriate tutor:

Rob Wilkinson on rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Val Bannister on val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Tony Williams on tony@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Date

Seminar

Suitability

Tutor

Status

15th June 2019

Roman Key Cards Intermediate Larry bookings to val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk
6th July 2019

Practical Tips to Improve Your  Duplicate Play

All levels Rob

bookings to to rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

14th September 2019 Coping with Interference All levels Rob bookings to rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

Seminar Topics Explained.

 

Roman Key Card Blackwood (RKCB)

Many slams depend on one of the pair holding the King of trumps.

With ordinary Blackwood this cannot be determined below the 6-level.

In addition, the presence of the trump Queen can never be determined with ordinary Blackwood.

RKCB will enable the partnership to take better control of the bidding by, on the one hand,

avoiding the risk of bidding too high and going down or on the other, by bidding and making that elusive grand slam.

 

This seminar will show:

♠ The rules for Blackwood still apply.

♠ What is meant by the ‘key’ cards.

♠ The responses to show partner which ‘key’ cards you hold.

♠ How to ask for the Queen of trumps.

♠ Bidding to make that elusive Grand Slam.

To book a place please email  Val Bannister at val@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

 

Practical Tips to Improve Your Duplicate Play - Saturday 6th July 2019

Rob's seminar offers practical tips on hand evaluation, memory techniques, using good judgement and duplicate pairs tactics; all aimed at getting you better duplicate results!  The seminar is suitable for all levels of player.  There will be no new conventions just successful ways to bring clarity to your bridge whilst making life harder for your opponents.  The focus will be on:

Hand Evaluation – counting points and understanding the importance of shape
Memory techniques – visual tips for quicker evaluation and simple processes for better bidding
Good Judgement – When to pass, when to bid and when to steal your opponent’s contracts
Duplicate Pairs Tactics – simple techniques to make life difficult for your opponents

The seminar will include coffee or tea on arrival, a 20 minute break for refreshments (including Lesley’s outstanding homemade cakes) and comprehensive seminar notes and hand records.

To book your place just email Rob Wilkinson at rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk

 

Coping with Interference - Saturday 14th September 2019

When your opponent’s overcall they are competing with the intention of either winning the auction, or making it harder for you to find your best contract.  Either way, some people find it more difficult to bid after an opponent’s overcall and thereby sometimes choose the wrong options.

This seminar will give you a clear understanding of how to bid after your opponent’s interfere and covers:

  When to pass, when to bid a new suit and when to raise
  Using negative doubles to describe your hand
  Using re-opening doubles after partner has passed
  Penalising your opponent’s when they overbid

The seminar will include coffee or tea on arrival, a 20 minute break for refreshments (including Lesley’s outstanding homemade cakes) and comprehensive seminar notes and hand records.

To book your place just email Rob Wilkinson at rob@bridgeschoolgx.co.uk