What is the course about?
Learning to play bridge.
What will we cover?
We begin by learning how to open the bidding in a suit and simple responses. We will then look at how to continue the auction with weak and strong balanced and unbalanced hands.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Know when, and what suit, to open as declarer.
• Respond to declarer’s opening bid with and without support for partner.
• State the point range needed by declarer to rebid one, two and three no trumps.
• Consolidate card play.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course assumes a knowledge of the opening one no trump and how to respond. A good understanding of English is essential.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be taught in a relaxed and friendly environment and from day one you will be encouraged to play cards. Through discussion and observation, individual needs will be assessed and the course tailored to meet those needs. Teaching methods include prepared hands to play; PowerPoint demonstration; Q & A; quizzes and recapitulation. All handouts will be provided including worksheets for optional homework practice.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You do not need to purchase materials other than those for note-taking.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might consider enrolling on next term’s follow-on course, Further Bridge for Beginners (UBD27).
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details