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Bridge Vid

Visualise your partner…Their hands

Schedule October 20 – 29 




Thursday October 20
15.00 pm
Featured lesson: Tell me the hand shape
Monday October 24
4.00 pm Beginners:
Tuesday October 25
15.00 pm Weekly Free Tournament
Wednesday October 26
12.00 pm Kibitz the pros
Thursday October 27
11.00 am Featured lesson: TBA
Thursday October 27 15.00 pm Free daylong tournament
Friday October 28 12.00 pm Reboot your bridge


This week’s 5 card ending problem

Problem #8
No Trumps
South On Lead
N/S Want 4 Tricks


Last fortnight’s 5 card ending problem 

To find out the solution to last week’s problem click the link below


Doubles course

All good things must come to an end.  The doubles course will be finishing up this Thursday-last chance!


This week’s featured lesson (THURSDAY 15.00/3pm) Tell me the hand shape

This week Laura is running the featured lesson while Pete is up in Sydney at the Spring Nationals.  This week’s lesson will be all about hand visualisation.  We will work through a series of auctions and test how well you can describe the hand shape that is being conveyed and visualise what is going on in the auction.  You can tune in live on Thursday at 3.00pm to work out the hands live but if you would like you can also see the auctions before the lesson and see just how much you can work out before the lesson.

The auctions will be posted at on Wednesday night or early Thursday.  

Want to watch a BV session live and interact?

To watch a session at a live time


LABS idea: What’s your skill quizzes

One of the most challenging things about bridge is being able to measure ability and learning development.  One of the things that people love about the short course programs is the quizzes where you can really check if you have learnt the content. 

In the next month or so we are looking to put together a series of quizzes that you will be able to complete as a self assessment.  We want to structure them in different skill levels and also on different aspects of the game so that you will be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses.  

You will then be able to find videos to help with areas that you would like to develop.  Constructing the quizzes to achieve these goals and setting up the site for this is going to be quite the challenging but we are hoping to roll out the idea in early December.  

If you have any ideas about the concept or can help out with testing please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 



Have you been missing out?

Melbourne is the full swing of Spring with the horse racing season underway and glimpses of glorious weather.  Austrralians are well known for a love of the ale and what better way to enjoy one than in the company of your bridge partner over a hand record.  But who pays?  One of the most satisfying things in the game is scoring a beer card, the seven of diamonds, and having your partner buy you a drink.  

Here’s the rules (the basics)

1) the 7D must win the last (13th) trick

2) Diamonds cannot be trumps

3) If you are declarer you must make your contract, if you are a defender the contract must be defeated

 Satisfy these three things and your partner owes you a beer!  If beer isn’t your choice you can request a different beverage but please refrain from changing the term to a wine card.

Advanced rules are also available where the number of beers is increased if the contract is doubled and also punishments if declarer goes down in their contract while attempting to play for a beer card.


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



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