Please register at least 7 days before the course begins.

Courses for those new to bridge or needing a refresher

Beginner level courses will help prepare you for playing bridge, whether it be in a social setting or in a duplicate game. Click on the course title for more course details and for registration forms (where applicable).

Bridge Basics I - This is the first course to take if you are new to bridge!

Bridge Basics I is a general introduction to the game of bridge that includes basic terminology, bidding and card play. 

Bidding Topics: Hand evaluation, the bidding ladder, no-trump opening bids and basic responses, minor suit opening bids and basic responses, major suit openings and basic responses, and dummy points. Hand play and defense will be included in each class. 

Bridge Basics I will be taught by Hazel Hewitt and will consist of 8 sessions to be held on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 12:30 at the London Bridge Centre starting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The fee for this course is $125 inclusive of materials. To register for this course please complete the Registration form. For further info, please contact Hazel by sending her a note via the registration form.

Bridge Basics I will be offered again in the Spring starting on Friday April 13.

 

Bridge Basics II

Bridge Basics II carries on with practice in playing hands and provides an introduction to the following topics in bidding:

Bridge Basics II topics: Take-out doubles, overcalls, pre-emptive bids and responses to each of these bidding strategies.

Bridge Basics II will be taught by Audrey Craig and will consist of 4 sessions to be held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:15 at the London Bridge Centre starting on Monday January 15, 2018. The fee for this course is $50 plus materials.

To register for this course please complete the registration form. For further info, please contact Audrey using the registration form.

 

Bridge Basics III

Bridge Basics III carries on with practice in playing hands and introduces the following topics in bidding:

Bridge Basics III topics: Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, and Strong hand bidding including the Blackwood convention.

Bridge Basics III will be taught by Hazel Hewitt, an accredited ACBL teacher, and will consist of 5 sessions to be held on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:30 at the London Bridge Centre starting on February 14, 2018. 

This is a beginner level course and the pre-requisite is any beginner bridge course or appropriate bridge experience. (Note: You can take Bridge Basics III without having taken Bridge Basics II).

The fee for this course is $70 plus text. To register for this course please complete the Registration form. For further info, please contact Hazel using the Registration Form.

 

Play of the Hand I

Play of the Hand I will be offered in the Spring of 2018. Scheduling for this course will be announced in February 2018.

Play of the Hand I reviews basic bidding and provides the opportunity to become more skilled at playing hands.

Play of the hand topics: planning the play in no-trump and in suit contracts, developing tricks through promotion and length, eliminating losers through ruffing, discarding or finessing, and managing entries 

 

Play of the Hand II

Play of the Hand II continues to review basic bidding and presents more sophisticated play of the hand techniques.

Play of the Hand II topics:  Watching for entries, the hold-up play, who is the dangerous opponent, managing trump, developing long suits, combining hand play techniques, Stayman, strong opening bids, slam bidding and pre-emptive bidding. 

This is a beginner level course and the pre-requisite is Play of the Hand I, appropriate bridge skill or just an interest in these topics. 

 

Courses for intermediate and advanced players

LBC offers a variety of courses for intermediate and advanced players at various times during the year.  Courses currently being offered are:

Slam Bidding

Slam Bidding will be taught by Ross Driedger and will consist of 4 sessions to be held on Thursdays from 10:00 to 12:30 at the London Bridge Centre starting on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Slam Bidding Topics: Hand Evaluation, Bergen Raises, Jacoby 2NT, Cue Bidding & Blackwood and Splinter Bids 

The fee for the 4 sessions is $50, plus $5 for materials. To register for this course please complete the Registration formRegistrations should be submitted by January 4. Please feel free to contact Ross for further information by sending a note via the registration form.

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