TEACHING MATERIALS - BEGINNERS

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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 2A Lesson 2  Lesson 2A Lesson 2A
Responder's Limit Bids Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3A Lesson 3 Lesson 3A Lesson 3A
Responder's New Suit Bids Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4A Lesson 4 Lesson 4A Lesson 4A
Balanced Hands Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5A Lesson 5A 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

 

A SELECTION OF HANDS FOR REFRESHER SESSIONS

Revision lessons Dealing file Hand Records LIN files Video of how to play the hands
Lessons 2A to 5A:  Lessons 2 to 5 Lessons 2 to 5 Lessons 2 to 5 Lessons 2 to 5 narrated by Mike Newton
Lessons 6A to 8   Lessons 6 to 8 Lessons 6 to 8 Lessons 6 to 8  
Lessons 6A to 10: Lessons 6 to 10 Lessons 6 to 10  Lessons 6 to 10
 

 

Lesson material updates:
12/05/21: Lesson 6 hands - typo fixed
28/04/21: Lesson 4B & 5B Quiz - typo fixed
13/04/21: Lesson 4A Hands - typo fixed
13/04/21: Lesson 4A & 5B Student Notes - The barrier is explained and examples provided
13/04/21: Lesson 4A Powerpoint - amended with a better explanation of the barrier and points

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

 

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

 

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS  

Teacher's Manual

Beginner's Cheatsheet

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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