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Weekend Itinery

Friday 11 March

  • 6pm Drinks reception: Join Andrew in the assembly hall for drinks, before the first of your four learning sessions begins.
  • 6.45pm Session one – After One Notrump
    • Stayman, Transfers, slamming ...what to do when the opponents open 1NT. This is an action-packed first session in which you will learn tons.
  • 8.30pm Three-course sit-down dinner: Join us for a set-menu dinner in Poles Hall.
  • 10pm Chicago bridge (optional): Join Andrew and his team of experts in the Thundridge Room for supervised play.

Saturday 12 March

  • Breakfast
  • 10.30am-12.30pm Session two –Bidding Big Hands
    • How to bid with those exciting but tricky 19-or 20-point hands. This session will feature such intricacies as the “543” and why 1♦-1♥-3NT should be semi-gambling, not a balanced 19-count.
  • Free time to relaxand explore the local area. For those who would prefer to play bridge(especially if the weather is lousy), there will besupervised Chicago with Andrew and his team from 3pm-5pm in the Thundridge Room.
  • 6.00pm Session three –The Cheat Seat
    • In this very useful session, Andrew studies bidding in The Protective Seat –after two passes. You’ll push the opponents up that extra level, then use fine defensive technique to defeat them.
  • 8.00pm Dinner: Join us for a three-course sit-down dinner in Poles Hall.
  • 9.45pm Chicago bridge (optional): For those who wish to take part, after-dinner bridge will take place in the Thundridge Room, hosted by Andrew and his team.

Sunday 13 March

  • Breakfast
  • 10.30am-12.30pm Session four –The Quick Defence
    • This session will open your eyes when defending. When and why you have to take your tricks quickly; then how to do so. You’ll play some interesting variations on the six set deals, so finishing the weekend feeling inspiredand with a game that has greatly improved.Depart at your leisure
  • Depart at your leisure
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