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Lessons for 2019

January Topic - Openings

Wednesday January 30th  - 9.30am - 11.30am

Welcome Back review & consolidate openings including opener jump rebid to 2NT and opening 2NT

Monday February 4th - 9.30am - 11.30am

Advanced Lesson: Rules of 15 and 20

Cost $10 Members  $15 Non members No partner required No registration required

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Beginners Course

Beginners Course will commence Monday 4th March 7-9pm through Monday 15th April Beginners_Course_March_2019.docx

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Planning the Play

This book extends the concept to more complex situations, and covers ideas such as safety plays, avoidance plays, trump control, dummy reversal, and end plays. This is a book aimed to the Intermediate Player wanting to "get to the next level" - it should help players who have a good grasp of the basics of declarer play and are looking to improve from there.

Better Signalling Now

Defense is the hardest aspect of bridge, in part the defenders have the less information to work with. That is why it is so important to communicate, and why a solid understanding of basic signalling methods is critical.In this book the author has added a discussion of some signalling methods and practical examples abound - every chapter includes hands from the world's finest players. This book is aimed at the Intermediate and above player and offers the reader plenty to think about.

Thanks to Marieta Borthwick and Heidi Colenbrander we have 4 new books at the library.    

Marieta and Heidi won a book voucher in a recent competition and donated it to the club. 




Photo of the book cover

 This book contains nine chapters covering: 

  1. Opening Leads against NT
  2. Opening Leads against Suits
  3. Third Hand Play
  4. Second Hand Play
  5. Defensive Signals
  6. Developing Defensive Tricks
  7. Interfering with Declarer 
  8. Making a Plan
  9. Negative Doubles - (our topic this month - sample deals and exercises )

Each chapter includes a summary which is a great help to the reader.

Cover of workbook

This month we have 2 copies of Conventions to Improve Your Strong Hand Bidding – Workbook by Joan Butts on the subject of the month covered by our Bridge Education Team – Strong Hand Bidding.

  • Lesson 1 - Strong Unbalanced Hands
  • Lesson 2 - Slam Bidding and Blackwood
  • Lesson 3 - Cue Bidding to Slam
  • Lesson 4 - Puppet Stayman
  • Lesson 5 - Strong Balanced Hands

This workbook describes the bids and responses; has 4 boards of examples and a Quiz with answers. This enables the reader to work through the information practise the bidding and check their responses.

Photo of book cover

The endplay has fascinated bridge players for decades.

The idea that, even in the face of bad luck, there is a way to make a contract is captivating.

Audrey Grant's Five Steps to Simplify the Endplay makes it accessible to players with a wide range of experience and skill. Audrey’s book shows 5 simple steps and allows you to practise using the set deals:

Logo for Larry Cohen Learning Center

Acclaimed US teacher, Larry Cohen, has as part of his website some short articles explaining the bridge scoring fundamentals that are critical to bidding tactics.

If you learned the game in the current world of computerised bridge scoring you probably need this guidance to understand why it is often good to interfere in the bidding - and sometimes not!

The impact on your bridge results of reading these three short articles might be far larger that you think.


For quizzes testing players knowledge of the game and its laws and regulations

See below for library news and reviews - or check the Library Catalog to see what we have listed by author and by title.

For novice questions and their answers...

Items about the standard system taught in the Peninsula education program

Items about the Buddy Programme used at Peninsula Bridge Club.