LBCT Online Seminars and Training Events

Next Seminar Via 'Zoom'

Details of our next seminar will be available shortly.

Previous Seminars and Notes - 2021

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

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 - 'Finding Extra Entries' by Jim Edwards

Tuesday, 8 June 2021 - 'Not So Fast' by Mike Ferguson

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - 'Evaluating Pre-emptive Hands' by Alan Hayward

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 - 'Psyches' by Alan Hayward

Thursday, 11 November 2021 - 'Protective Bidding' by Alan Hayward

Tuesday, 7 December 2021 - 'Sqeeze Play' by Jim Edwards

Previous Seminars and Notes - 2020

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


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


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Seminars and Training Programme

Our 'Training and Development' team is constantly reviewing its training activity options and is in the process of designing a programme of events to meet the needs of our members. 


We have been offering a number of 40-minute seminars which we have delivered via 'Zoom', a cloud-based video conferencing facility. '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 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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