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Broaden your Game

The “Broaden Your Game” program advances the concepts and ideas learned at the: "Develop Your Skills" level, and participants will typically aspire to play in the Open game.

Online Lessons are normally held online on Thursday mornings at 9:30am.  Join "live" on Zoom or watch the recording at your leisure.  To book or order a recording, click here to email Anita.

Face-to-Face (F2F) Lessons are normally held at East Lindfield on Fridays.

Online Lessons cost Visitors $20 | Members $17 per lesson.  Visitors can pay for lessons by clicking here.

F2F Lessons cost Visitors $25 | Members $20 per lesson.  Visitors can pay for lessons by clicking here.

Bridge Workshops cost $60 which includes Lunch and morning tea.

To see the current schedule of lessons - please see below:

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Broaden your Game (for people playing regularly who want to improve.)

Active or Passive Defence

How do you know whether to make active or passive leads at trick 1? What about during the hand? Get some tips that will help you decide!

Thursday 
4th Jul

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Gentle Hand Analysis 15

All skills. 8 hands to bid, play & defend for the aspiring intermediate player.

Thursday 
11th Jul

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Two Suited Hands - John Newman

In many auctions you can show 10 of your cards at once! This helps partner to decide how high to compete, and puts your opponents under pressure. We will look at the Michaels cue bid, the Unusual No trump bid and big two-suiter hands.

Friday
12th Jul

1pm - 3pm

F2F @ East Lindfield

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So, you think you know Standard?

Explore some of the common bidding problems in Standard and how to solve them. This is an essential lesson for all intermediate players.

Thursday 
25th Jul

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Getting the Defence on Track with John Newman

Defence is overlooked! We defend almost half the hands we play, so it is worth demystifying defensive logic. We will look at easy ways to count tricks and points as a defender, defensive carding (attitude signals and discards), and how to improve your partner's defence.

Friday
26th Jul

1pm - 3pm

F2F @ East Lindfield

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Signals – Count (part 3)

Apart from Attitude & Suit Preference, the 3rd important signalling method is “count”. When should you use it to make you a better defender?

Thursday 
1st Aug

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Get back into the bidding with balancing/re-opening X’s

Don’t sell out to the opponents at a low level. You can win the auction by using doubles to keep the bidding alive.

Thursday 
8th Aug

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Gentle Hand Analysis 2024

All skills. 8 hands to bid, play & defend for the aspiring intermediate player.

Thursday 
22nd Aug

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Communication 1

How do opener & responder best describe their hands?

Thursday 
29th Aug

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Signals – Putting it all together Hand Analysis 

After a recap of the 3 types of signals (attitude, suit preference & count), play hands that revise & improve your signalling technique

Thursday 
5th Sept

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Minor Matters

With a minor suit fit, when should you bid No Trumps? What about 5 of a minor or even slam? How do you show/ask about stoppers? Find out how to make the best choice.

Thursday 
12th Sept

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Gentle Hand Analysis 17 (new)

All skills. 8 hands to bid, play & defend for the aspiring intermediate player.

Thursday 
19th Sept

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Communication 2

How do overcaller & advancer develop their auction to find the right contract? This lesson focuses on 2nd & 3rd round bidding for the overcalling side

Thursday 
26th Sept

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Eddie Kantar’s Watch your Entries (new)

Being in the right hand at the right time takes lots of practice. Eddie gives you easy tips and great hands

Thursday 
3rd Oct

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Myths & Truth in defence

2nd hand plays low in defence? 3rd hand plays high? When is it right to ignore these defensive rules?

Thursday 
10th Oct

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register

Gentle Hand Analysis 18

All skills. 8 hands to bid, play & defend for the aspiring intermediate player.

Thursday 
17th Oct

9:30 amOnlineClick to Register