TEACHING MATERIALS - BEGINNERS

beginners lessons

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Contents
Student
Notes
Quiz &
Answers
Hands Teacher
Notes
Powerpoints Videos Dealer Files
 (bri)            (dup)
Introduction Lesson 1 Lesson 1 Lesson 1 Lesson 1 Lesson 1 * Lesson 1 Lesson 1 Lesson 1
1-Level Opening Bids Lesson 2A Lesson 2A Lesson 2A Lesson 2A Lesson 2 Lesson 2  Lesson 2A Lesson 2A
Responder's Limit Bids Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3 Lesson 3 Lesson 3A Lesson 3A
Responder's New Suit Bids Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4 Lesson 4 Lesson 4A Lesson 4A
Balanced Hands Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5 Lesson 5 Lesson 5A Lesson 5A
Responder's Rebids Lesson 6 Lesson 6 Lesson 6 Lesson 6 Lesson 6 Lesson 6  Lesson 6 Lesson 6
Overcalls Lesson 7 Lesson 7 Lesson 7 Lesson 7 Lesson 7 Lesson 7  Lesson 7 Lesson 7
Takeout Double Lesson 8 Lesson 8 Lesson 8 Lesson 8 Lesson 8 Lesson 8 Lesson 8 Lesson 8
Pre-emptive Openings Lesson 9 Lesson 9 Lesson 9 Lesson 9 Lesson 9 Lesson 9 Lesson 9 Lesson 9
Strong Opening Bids Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10  Lesson 10 Lesson 10
Updates: * Abridged Lesson 1      

The following are LIN files for loading into BBO

Lesson 1 Lesson 2A Lesson 3A Lesson 4A Lesson 5A Lesson 6 Lesson 7 Lesson 8 Lesson 9 Lesson 10 Lessons 6-10 


10/03/2020: Small amendment to Student Notes Lesson 5A & 2B
03/03/2020: Small amendment to Student Notes, Lesson 1
19/02/2020: Quiz and Answers now all in one file as requested by various club teachers
26/11/2019: Lesson 9 Student Notes - comment added about defending pre-empts

 alternative lesson order - teaching 1NT first
Contents Student Notes Quiz &
Answers
Teacher Notes Powerpoints
to use
LIN Files
(BBO)
Dealer Files
(bri)          (dup)
Opening 1NT Lesson 2B Lesson 2B Lesson 2B Lesson 5A Lesson 2B Lesson 2B Lesson 2B 
Opening 1 of a Suit Lesson 3B Lesson 3B Lesson 3B Lesson 2A Lesson 3B Lesson 3B Lesson 3B
Responder's Limit Bids Lesson 4B Lesson 4B Lesson 4B Lesson 3A Lesson 4B Lesson 4B Lesson 4B
Responder's New Suit Bids Lesson 5B Lesson 5B Lesson 5B Lesson 4A Lesson 5B Lesson 5B Lesson 5B

 

Tips for Beginners

Contents Student Notes Powerpoint
Drawing Trumps Tip No. 1 Tip No. 1
Opening Leads Tip No. 2 Tip No. 2
Developing a Long Suit Tip No. 3 Tip No. 3
Ruffing in Dummy Tip No. 4 TIp No. 4
Finessing Tip No. 5 Tip No. 5
How to Score Tip No. 6 Tip No. 6


A selection of hands for refresher sessions

From Lessons 2 to 5:   Dealing file    Hand Records
From Lessons 6 to 8    Dealing file    Hand Records
From Lessons 6 to 10: Dealing file    Hand Records


Miscellaneous Items  

Teacher's Manual

Beginner's Cheatsheet (updated 7th Aug 2019)

Bridge Thoughts for Juniors 

The Bridge House

Graduation Certificate Template 1 

Click here for other resources such as a new Member Kit, Mini Bridge, Mentor Pack, posters etc

The ABC of Masterpoints for beginners
(when printing 2 sided, be sure to select the short edge in the settings)

Notes about the lessons on powerpoint

Table of Contents for Beginner lessons

Teaching Learners by Jan Davidson

Two Handed Bridge by Tony Crow

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These powerpoint presentations have been saved as the "97-2003 version"

Contents Powerpoint
Introduction Lesson 1
1-Level Opening Bids Lesson 2A
Responder's Limit Bids Lesson 3A
Responder's New Suit Bids  
Balanced Hands  
Responder's Rebids  
Overcalls Lesson 7
Takeout Double Lesson 8
Pre-emptive Openings Lesson 9
Strong Opening Bids Lesson 10

  Lesson 1 (abridged)

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