TEACHING MATERIALS - BEGINNERS

 beginners lessons

NEW: Combined hands for Lessons 6 to 8 (scroll down for the hands and dealer file)

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Contents
Student  Notes Quiz Answers Hands Teacher Notes Powerpoints Videos
Introduction 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 2A Lesson 2 Lesson 2 
Responder's Limit Bids Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3 Lesson 3
Responder's New Suit Bids Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4 Lesson 4
Balanced Hands Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5 Lesson 5
Responder's Rebids 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 
Takeout Double 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
Strong Opening Bids Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 Lesson 10 
Updates: * Abridged Lesson 1  

 1/5/19 - Lesson 2A and 3B: a small amendment to basic bidding rules to make it clearer
14/5/19 - All Quiz answers. Answer sheets made more obvious so not confused with Quiz sheet
19/5/19 - Lesson 5A & 2B: slight wording improvement 
22/5/19 - Lesson 4A & 5B Quiz: change to the format so it is easier to understand how to answer the questions
28/5/19 - Lesson 8 Student Notes: Slight change to point count of responses
28/5/19 - Lessons 8 & 9 Hands: Slight change to a couple of hands to ensure the bidding is clearer

 alternative lesson order - teaching 1NT first
Contents Student Notes Quiz Answers Hands Teacher Notes Powerpoints
to use
Opening 1NT Lesson 2B Lesson 2B Lesson 2B Lesson 2B Lesson 2B Lesson 5
Opening 1 of a Suit Lesson 3B Lesson 3B Lesson 3B Lesson 3B Lesson 3B Lesson 2
Responder's Limit Bids Lesson 4B Lesson 4B Lesson 4B Lesson 4B Lesson 4B Lesson 3
Responder's New Suit Bids Lesson 5B Lesson 5B Lesson 5B Lesson 5B Lesson 5B Lesson 4

 

Tips for Beginners

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

BEGINNER LESSON DEALER FILES

Contents BRI File   Contents (Option B) BRI File
Introduction Lesson 1    
1-Level Opening Bids Lesson 2A       Opening 1NT  Lesson 2B
Responder's Limit Bids Lesson 3A       Opening 1 of a Suit  Lesson 3B
Responder's New Suit Bids Lesson 4A       Responder's Limit Bids Lesson 4B
Balanced Hands Lesson 5A       Responder's New Suit Bids Lesson 5B
Responder's Rebids  Lesson 6  
Overcalls & Scoring Lesson 7   A selection of hands for refresher sessions
Takeout Double Lesson 8 From Lessons 2 to 5:   Dealing file    Hand Records
Pre-emptive Openings  Lesson 9 From Lessons 6 to 8    Dealing file    Hand Records
Strong Opening Bids Lesson 10  From Lessons 6 to 10: Dealing file    Hand Records

NEW: May 2019 - Combined hands for Lessons 6 to 8

Miscellaneous Items  

Teacher's Manual

Beginner's Cheatsheet (updated 28th May 2019)

The Bridge House

Mini Bridge booklet

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

 Sky Bridge Club Instructions for students       Updated 8 Mar 2019

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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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