LBCT Training Events - May to June 2021

May Seminars

Date and Time:  Tuesday, 26 May 2021 at 6.00 pm

Presenter:  Jim Edwards

Topic:  'Finding Extra Entries' (This will look at declarer play strategies for finding additional valuable entries to dummy in order to maximise your trick-taking potential.)


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June Seminars

Date and Time:  Tuesday, 8 June 2021 at 11.00 am

Presenter:  Mike Ferguson

Topic:  'Not So Fast' (This will cover trying not to play high cards too quickly, when defending, and stopping to think, as declarer, before playing what looks like the automatic card to play.)

Previous Seminars and Notes

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 - 'Doubles of Stayman and Transfers' by Nick Woolven

 

Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 'Active and Passive Leads against NT Contracts' by Alan Hayward

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - 'Declarer Play in No Trumps' by Brian Davison

Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 'Behaviour at the Bridge Table' by Mike Ferguson

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - 'Declarer Play in Suit Contracts' by Brian Davison

Thursday, 6 August 2020 - 'Open Forum' with Mike Ferguson

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 - 'Rules Seminar' with Peter Carson 

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 - 'Dealing with Opening Bids and Interference' by Nick Woolven

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 'The Law of Total Tricks and Total Trump Raises' by Alan Hayward

Thursday, 8 October 2020 - 'Major Suit Fit' - a session targeted at less experienced players - by Brian Davison

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 - Declarer play problems - a session targeted a more experienced players - by Mike Ferguson

Notes: 

Major Fit Auction - Summary

Major Fit Auction - Splinters

Major Fit Auction - Jacoby (2NT)

Major Fit Auction - Raising Partner's Major Suit

Declarer Play Problems - Hands

 

Thursday, 5 November 2020 - 'Declarer Play Problems'  - a session led by Mike Ferguson, targeted at players whose NGS is Jack and below.  Click on the link below to see the hands that were discussed during the seminar. 

 

Declarer Play Hands for Seminar on Thursday, 5 November 2020

Declarer Play Answers to Hands from Seminar on Thursday, 5 November 2020

 

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - 'Stayman' - a session led by Brian Davison aimed at students, beginners and improvers (up to NGS 8).

 

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 - 'Combining Chances' by Alan Hayward

 

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 - 'Simple Lebensohl Over Weak Two's' (Aimed at up to NGS 8) by Daryl Kayes

 

Thursday 7 January 2021 - 'Advanced Lebensohl over 1NT and more' by Nick Woolven

 

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 -  Responding to 1NT by Mike Ferguson

 

Thursday, 4 February 2021 - 'Slam Bidding – Evaluating Hands' led by Robin Jepson (Open to all but aimed at less experienced players)

 

Thursday, 4 March 2021 - 'Combining Your Chances in Declarer Play' - a  conclusion to a double session on this topic -by Alan Hayward   (A continuation of the seminar that was held on Tuesday, 1 December 2020)

 

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 'Signalling (1) - Why and how you should do it?' by Mike Ferguson

Thursday, 1 April 2021 - 'How to Handle Strong Distributional Hands' by Nick Woolven

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 - 'Signalling (2)' by Mike Ferguson - a continuation of the seminar that was on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 covering discards and more advanced signals.

Thursday, 29 April 2021 - 'Wielding the Axe:  Doubling the Opponents for Penalties' by Daryl Kayes

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 'Card Play Strategies - Elimination and End Play'  by Jim Edwards

 

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Lockdown Seminars and Training Programme

Whilst the bridge club has been closed the 'Training and Development' team has reviewed its training activity options and has designed a programme of events to specifically meet the needs of our members. 

 

These 40-minute events are every two weeks and are delivered via 'Zoom', a cloud-based video conferencing facility which we have used successfully to manage club competitions.  'Zoom' is free and is very simple to join.  

 

All our training events are offered to members of the 'Training Group'.  If you are not a member of this group but would like to attend one of these sessions, please email Karen Kayes at

training@leedsbridgeclub.com in order to join the group and obtain details of how to attend. 

The 'Training and Development' team would welcome ideas from club members regarding topics for future seminars.  Please email Karen, at the email address shown above, if you have any ideas.

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