Workshop Descriptions

Our club offers half-day workshops with a wide variety of levels, instructors, time slots, formats and topics. The fee is $15 for members/$20 for non-members.

You can register in person at the club or by phone (519) 578-4434 or online by clicking here. We normally need at least eight people registered to offer a workshop.

Note: To make it easier for students to choose their lessons in a logical learning order, we’ve colour-coded our lessons as follows.

 

Novices    YELLOW

intermediate Players    ORANGE

Open Players    TURQUOISE

 

Online registration is available here.

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Play of the Hand (No Trump) All Play

This is a follow-on session primarily for students who have completed the Play of the Hand (No Trump) course. However, it is not necessary to have attended the course, as the instructor will give a very brief overview of the basic principles, but the participants must have a working knowledge of declarer play in no trump.

LEVEL: NOVICE

DATE OFFERED:   Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 1:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Dianne Aves

COST:  $15 for members/ $20 for non-members

 

 

 

Negative Doubles All Play

This is a follow-on session primarily for students who have already taken a negative doubles class, but it isn't totally necessary to have taken a negative doubles course as the instructor will give a very brief overview of the basic principles at the start of the session. Participants, however, will need a working knowledge of negative doubles. So if your favourite partner is up to speed on negative doubles, feel free to bring him or her along.

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

DATE OFFERED:   Saturday, March 30,  1:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR: Malkin Howes

COST:  $15 for members/ $20 for non-members

 

 

 

Suit Preference Signals

You want partner to lead a heart but he plays a club. Could you have used a suit preference signal to point him in the right direction? Suit preference signals are a valuable tool in a defender's arsenal.

LEVEL:  OPEN

DATE OFFERED:   Thursday, April 11, 2019, 9:00 am

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Ramsay

COST:  $15 for members/ $20 for non-members

 

 

Review of Defence Principles

This workshop will review the basic concepts of good defensive play. It is a condensed version of the five-module defence course offered last fall and will serve as a good review of that course or as an introduction to those who want to improve their defensive skills. Concepts discussed will include opening leads, second hand play, third hand play, signals, and discards. Plenty of hands will be played to emphasize the concepts

LEVEL: NOVICE

DATE OFFERED:   Thursday, April 25,  9:00 am

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Carpenter

COST:  $15 for members/ $20 for non-members

 

 

 

Counting Tips

Counting cards is necessary if you want to improve your game. You also need to count high card points, the opponents' distribution, your tricks, your opponents' tricks, plus keep track of the spot cards. How can you do all this without a) getting a headache or b) having the director warn you about slow play? Find out how to make counting easier in this workshop.

LEVEL:  OPEN

DATE OFFERED:   Thursday, May 9, 2019, 9:00 am

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Ramsay

COST:  $15 for members/ $20 for non-members

 

 

 

Opener and Responder Rebids (Encore Presentation)

Re-bids are among the most challenging aspects of bidding.

This workshop is for novice players who want to improve their bidding skills. Topics covered include revising hand evaluation as bidding proceeds, reverses, forcing bids, and invitational bids. The workshop will focus on hands when your side has opened the bidding with 1 of a suit.

The workshop will include lots of practice on bidding hands. 

LEVEL: NOVICE

DATE OFFERED:   Thursday, May 16,  9:00 am

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Carpenter

COST:  $15 for members/ $20 for non-members

 

 

 

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