Upcoming events

Club teams championship

The teams championship will be held as an all day event on Saturday May 2.   Teams is regarded by many as the purest form of bridge.   Why not give it a go?   Get a team together and enter in the book at the club or enter on-line by clicking Enter team.

Tuesday beginner lesson

This is a two week course for beginners on slam bidding and preemptive bidding on Tuesdays 5 and 12 May.   Cost of the course is $25.   No partner is necessary.

Intermediate course on bidding conventions

On Wednesdays 6, 13 and 20 May Fiske will present a three week course on bidding conventions (Stayman, transfers, Landy etc.).  Each lesson runs from 1000 to 1200.   The cost is $40 for the whole course or $15 for individual lessons – no partner is necessary.

May mini-lesson

The usual supervised session will be preceded by a mini lesson on a selected topic, followed by examples and then supervised play.  The topic selected for this month is attitude signals – find out what your partner wants to do.   The date for this is Tuesday 26.

May advanced lesson

Selected topics are covered in these lessons.   The May lesson is to be held on Wednesday 27th.    The lesson runs from 1000 to 1200.  The topic for this month is “Checkback and more after opener rebids 1NT”.

Club mixed pairs

The mixed pairs is to be held as an all day session on Saturday June 6.   This event is for club members only.   The morning session will commence at 1000.   Place your entry in the book at the club or enter on line by clicking Enter here.

June advanced lesson

Selected topics are covered in these lessons.   The lesson runs from 1000 to 1200 on Wednesday June 24.   No partner is necessary.   The topic for this month is “Deceptive card play and camouflage”.   This sounds like war – learn how to win the battle.   Cost of the lesson is $15.

Ranjit Gauba swiss pairs

This is one of the most popular events on the club calendar.    Put Saturday June 27 in your diary.  Make sure you get your entry in early or you could miss out.   Yes, it is the Swiss pairs format.   Put your entry in the book at the club or do it on-line through the BAWA web site.   The morning session commences at 1000.

June mini-lesson

At the start of the supervised session on Tuesday June 30 there will be a short lesson on the 2 opening and continuations.   You do want to find the best contract, don’t you?

Beginner course

The second beginner course for the year will commence on Tuesday July 21 and will run for eight weeks.   Club members are asked to promote this course among friends, family, workplace. or wherever you meet up with non-players.   Don’t forget to point out the challenge of playing bridge and the beneficial effect it has on sustaining the capacity of the brain

July advanced lesson

The multi two opening is used by a large number of partnerships these days.   On Wednesday 29th you can find out how to use them  and defend against them.   The lesson runs from 1000 to 1200.   No partner is necessary.    Cost of the lesson is $15.

August advanced lesson

The lesson for this month is on end plays – make the defenders solve your problem.   The lesson cost is $15.   No partner is necessary.   The lesson runs from 1000 to 1200 and the date is Wednesday 26.

September Course on competitive bidding

This will be a four week course on competitive bidding for four Wednesdays – 2 / 9 / 16 / 23.   Find out how to match it with the best.   Each lesson runs from 1000 to 1200.   No partner is necessary.    The cost is $50 for the whole course or $15 for individual lessons.

September mini-lesson

The usual Tuesday supervised session on the 29th  will commence with a short mini-lesson on the topic of finesses.   Finesses don’t always work – maximize your chances.

September advanced lesson

This lesson will be held on Wednesday 30 on the topic of splinter bids – bid and make more slam contracts.   The cost of the lesson is $15 and it runs from 1000 to 1200.    No partner is necessary.

October mini-lesson

The usual Tuesday supervised session on the 27th will commence with a short lesson on the topic “opening rebids – developing the auction”.   You will be given examples to hone your skills.

October advanced lesson

The lesson this month is on Wednesday 28 on the topic of the importance of trick one.    Time to put on your thinking cap.   Cost of the lesson is $15 and it runs from 1000 to 1200.   No partner is necessary.

November mini-lesson

The normal Tuesday supervised session on the 24th will commence with a short presentation on the topic “When to draw trumps”.   We are told there are men walking the streets of London who didn’t draw trumps.   This is an adage not always true.   Examples will be given where you have to make a choice.

November advanced lesson

This lesson is to be held on Wednesday 25 on the topic of Roman Key Card Blackwood and continuations.   Find out more about this convention.  The lesson runs from 1000 to 1200 and the cost is $15.   No partner is necessary.