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new class Location: Agua Vista
MODERN NO TRUMP
BIDDING
DATE: Every Thursday
Jan 7 Feb 11, 2016
TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
COST: $80.00
BOOK: Handout notes on Stayman and Transfers

This series is to provide a solid foundation for handling no trump auctions. Each premise being taught will be demonstrated in hands presented and played. This will provide a more thorough understanding of how the conventions are used in no trump auctions.

COURSE OUTLINE

WEEK 1:   Opening no trump ranges. Bidding strong balanced hands; finding major suit fits with strong hands; whether to play in suit or no trump with weak hands.

WEEK 2:   Finding slams in no trump; opening range for strong balanced hands; inviting game in no trump; interference

WEEK 3:   Introduction to Stayman; finding a major suit fit; responding to Stayman with fit and without a fit.

WEEK 4:   Bidding Stayman with 2 four card majors; inviting game when fit is found; inviting game with no fit; when to accept a game invitation.

WEEK 5:   Introduction to Jacoby Transfers. Why we use transfers; transferring with a weak hand; showing a 6 card major; transferring over strong opening hands.

WEEK 6:   Bidding game when partner opens no trump; giving opener a choice of suit or no trump; when to reject a game invitation; using transfers over 2C opening bids.


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