Cue-bidding Clarified

Advancing Your Game

Cue-bidding Clarified

What is a cue-bid?  In this three-part, six hour, online course, participants will explore the key aspects of cue-bidding.  We will examine the cue-bids most commonly used by players at the Intermediate and Advanced Levels.

If you are considering this course you should be comfortable playing duplicate bridge in Open Games, and have taken an equivalent course to the ‘Advancing Your Game’ course offered at the London Bridge Club.

For those wanting a hands-on Practice and Play component there will be two sessions (each two hours long) following the course.  The Practice and Play sessions are ONLY for people who have completed the three online lessons. 

 

The 3 week course will be taught online using the Zoom platform. The instructor will email to each participant the Zoom link for the lessons to be held Tuesdays on January 18, January 25, and February 1, 2022.

The cost for the 3 week course, including materials is $60. To Register for this 3 week course please click on the green highlighted link below.

For those players who are interested, private Practice & Play sessions will be offered during the weeks of February 7 to 10 and February 14 to 18, 2022.

 

The cost for the added 2 weeks of private Practice and Play sessions, including materials and the Zoom connection is $40. To Register for the 2 weeks of Practice and Play please click on the green highlighted link below.

Please click here for a detailed course description of the lesson topics and for further information on the 2 Practice and Play sessions.

Please register HERE for the 3 lessons on Cue-bidding. Those wishing to register for Practice and Play sessions may do that directly with Barry Onslow during the Cue-bidding course.

Advancing Your Game

This online 8 week bridge course is designed for players who have completed several bridge courses and who play duplicate bridge on a regular basis. Bidding and play topics will be reviewed and extended. A variety of standard conventions will be re-introduced and fine-tuned to develop effective, competitive bridge strategies for duplicate bridge play. Each class will include strategies for handling the opponents’ interference. The use of good judgement will be emphasized.

The 8 week course will be taught online using the Zoom platform over two separate terms of four weeks each.  The instructor will email to each participant the Zoom link for the lesson each week.:

  • Part 1 will be taught during November 2021 (Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30) on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 – 4:15

  • Part 2 will be completed in four weeks during February-March 2022 (time & dates to be announced later).  Please note that Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2.

The cost for the 4 week course is $50 plus $9 for the Student Handbook. To Register for Part 1 please click on the green highlighted link below.

For those players who are interested, private Practice & Play sessions will be offered during December and January after the completion of Advancing Your Game Part 1 for players who have taken the course.  Four hands-on play sessions using pre-set hands will specifically target topics covered in each of the lessons. Registration for these play sessions will be done during the November course.

Following the completion of this course, players should be more comfortable and successful competing against London’s better bridge players in the open games.

Please click here for a detailed course description of the lesson topics.

Please register HERE for Advancing Your Game

Bridge Basics I

Other Online Courses

Other Resources 

Bridge Basics I 

Bridge Basics I is a general introduction to the game of bridge that includes basic terminology, bidding, and card play. This course is designed for individuals with no bridge experience or for those who are returning to bridge after an extended absence from the game.

Course Topics: Hand evaluation, the bidding ladder, no-trump opening bids and basic responses, minor suit opening bids and basic responses, major suit opening bids and basic responses. Hand play and defense will be included in each class. 

Bridge Basics I  is being offered online by Hazel Hewitt. It will consist of 10 online lessons, two online playing sessions with a mentor and two sessions at the Club when it opens.  Lessons are in groups of 4 and friends can sign up together.  These lessons are for small groups - in essence private lessons.  The start date and times will be established by the participants.

 

The fee for this course is $100 plus materials that you will purchase yourself.  The text is Bridge Basics I by Audrey Grant.  For further information please call Hazel Hewitt at 519-274-9724 or email her at hazeljhewitt@hotmail.com

​To register for this course please complete the Registration form below or contact the instructor.

Learn/Play Online

Learn to Play Bridge Software

Created by BridgeBase founder Fred Gitelman, this software has been downloaded by thousands of players worldwide. Learn to Play Bridge I is for beginners; Learn to Play Bridge II is for those who know the basics but want to develop their playing, bidding and defense skills. This software is available for PCs only.


Just Play Bridge – This is a no-frills, infinite stream of bridge hands, scored Total Points style. This is a “Best Hand” game. Play as many hands as you like, at your own pace!


Learn to Play Bridge – Learn to Play Bridge (LTPB) online is an interactive, learn-as-you-play web-based program powered by BridgeBase robots. LTPB online proves a safe environment for players to test and learn new skills.


Minibridge – From BBO’s Learn and Play bridge, this game allows you to determine the trump suit, predict the number of tricks you can take and practice play of the hand.

is a general introduction to the game of bridge that includes basic terminology, bidding and card play.