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Declaring NTs is about winning the race


This is the week to beat Pete at the weekly free tournament!

THURSDAY 4 August featured lesson 11.00: The dummy reversal (advanced-expert)
FRIDAY 5 August Reboot your bridge 12.00 pm: Bidding as opener
MONDAY 8 August  Beginners 12.00 (NEW TIME): How the level affects your overcalls and commentated play
THURSDAY 11 August When to sacrifice

Aug 22 – Sept 24 Doubles short course member only promo period (flyer attached)

Double Trouble!

In the lead up to the doubles course we thought that we would get you thinking about some different doubles.

Double Trouble #2: 

Click here to find out



This week’s featured lesson 11.00 am Thursday (Aug 4): Dummy reversal (ADVANCED-EXPERT)

A dummy reversal is an advanced card play technique for the declarer.  Effectively it’s planning the play from the perspective of the non anchor hand.  During this lesson we will look at how to put the concept into practice and then how to identify when you should use the technique.  To prepare for this lesson members will want a sound understanding of planning the play with an anchor hand including how to count losers in the play.  To refresh your knowledge in this area check out the planning the play in a suit section in Reboot Your Bridge HERE (members only).

Reboot your bridge: Friday 12.00 pm (Melbourne time) How to bid a balanced hand as the opener

This week we will look at how a balanced opener uses their bids to acurately describe their points and shpe.  Each time that you open the bidding you should have a plan for what your next bid should be.  This lesson will ensure that you don’t get stuck showing partner the wrong number of points with your later bid if you are balanced. 


Next week’s featured lesson 11.00 am Thursday (August 11): When to sacrifice

We wil explore how you can deduce when you should sacrifice and how to go about it.  Pre-emptive raises and general sacrificing logic will be discussed.  This lesson is great for intermediate players.


NEW TIME for the beginner’s live stream (Mon 12.00pm)

Beginner’s with Laura will now run from 12.00pm- 1.00pm on Monday afternoons rather than 9.00am.  Members who can’t make the live sessions at that time can watch past sessions at


In this week’s weekly free tournament Pete scored 47.34. 
It’s definitely the week to see if you can score better. 


To watch Pete’s game
click HERE

To find out more about the tournament
click HERE


 Schedule August 4 – August 12 (all times are listed for Melbourne Australia)

Upcoming schedule (July 28 – August 5)

Thursday 4/8 11.00 Featured lesson: Dummy reversal (ADVANCED-EXPERT)
Thursday 4/8 13.00 Free day long tournament
Friday 5/8 12.00 Reboot your bridge:  Describing balanced hands as the opener
Monday 8/8 12.00 (NEW TIME) Beginners with Laura: The connection between Stayman and Transfers and also 3 level slam try bids after 1NT
Tuesday 9/8 15.00 Weekly free Tournament
Thursday 11/8 11.00 Featured lesson: Dummy reversal (ADVANCED-EXPERT)
Thursday 11/8 13.00 Free daylong tournament
Friday 12/8 12.00 Reboot your bridge: How to bid as a balanced opener

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Doubles short course (Member only free promotion August 22- Sept 24)


The next edition of our popular Short Course programs will be available free and exclusive to financial members from August 22-Sept 24.  The course will teach players of all skill levels the fundamental logic behind different doubling situations so that you will be able to more actively compete in auctions, double the opponents for penalty when it’s right and not be sitting there wondering what on earth partner’s double means!  

Initially we thought the program would run across 2 weeks but when we started putting it together we realised that we needed much more time!  We are looking at a 3 week course.  Each week’s content will be rolled out on a Monday mornings (August 22, 29 and September 5).  Members will have access to the course from August 22 – September 24.  After this time the course will be available for an additional charge of $49 AUD.

The planned course schedule is below.  If there is something in particular that you really want to see in the course but aren’t convinced from the schedule that we have included please don’t hesitate to let us know by email (



Thanks for your support Happy Bridge Vid-ing, Laura and Pete





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