September and October Training Events

The following training events, using 'Zoom', have been 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 Mike Ferguson at in order to join the group and obtain details of how to attend.

September Events


Date and Time:  Wednesday, 9 September 2020 at 11.30 am

Topic:  Pre-emptive Bidding - Dealing with Opening Bids and Interference

Presenter:  Nick Woolven


Date and Time:  Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 5.00 pm

Topic:  Ways of raising partner's suit, including the 'Law of Total Tricks'

Presenter:  Alan Hayward


October Events


Date and Time:  Thursday, 8 October 2020 at 11.30 am

Topic:  Major suit fit.  (This session will be targeted at less experienced players.)

Presenter:  Brian Davison


Date and Time:  Tuesday, 20 October 2020 at 5.30 pm

Topic:  Declarer play problems.  (This session will be targeted at more experienced players.)

Presenter:  Mike Ferguson

Previous Seminars and Notes

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 11.00 am - 'Doubles of Stayman and Transfers' by Nick Woolven


Thursday, 11 June 2020 at 4.30 pm - 'Active and Passive Leads against NT Contracts' by Alan Hayward


Wednesday, 24 June 2020 at 11.30 am - 'Declarer Play in No Trumps' by Brian Davison


Thursday, 9 July 2020 at 4.30 pm - 'Behaviour at the Bridge Table' by Mike Ferguson

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 at 4.30 pm - 'Declarer Play in Suit Contracts' by Brian Davison


Thursday, 6 August 2020 at 11.30 pm - 'Open Forum' with Mike Ferguson

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 at 4.30 pm - 'Rules Seminar' with Peter Carson


Wednesday, 9 September 2020 at 11.30 am - 'Dealing with Opening Bids and Interference' by Nick Woolven



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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.  


Our first event took place on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 when Nick Woolven gave an informative presentation on 'Doubles of Stayman and Transfers'.  The event was restricted to members who had signed up for the initial club seminar in order for us to test the process.  Some of our previous seminars have been restricted to members who signed up for our 'Teams Training Programme' but our current seminars are open to everybody.  



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