Inverness & Black Isle

Bridge

Convener: Ann Wickens annwickens75@gmail.com

During the Covid crisis we have been playing on line on a Friday morning and many of our members have also been playing in other non U3A groups as well as some social groups. This has greatly relieved social isolation during the Covid crisis.

We have now started to teach on-line and have 3 groups operating. Groups play every Friday morning.

Beginners Zoom presentation followed by play on-line with a mentor (9.50)
Refreshers Zoom presentation followed by play on-line with a mentor (9.35)
Advanced Play 12 hands on -line followed by in depth zoom discussion of
bidding and play with a very experienced player. (10.30)

If you would like to join us whether you have played some bridge in the past or are an absolute beginner, please contact Ann Wickens 01381621051 or email annwickens75@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Sessions for first two groups include a 20 - 30 minute lesson with a power point presentation followed by hands based on the lesson. Lessons for the first two groups will run for up to 30 min on a zoom conference and then hands will be played relevant to the lesson via Bridge Base on Line and and zoom audio contact with a mentor. Accompanying the beginners and intermediate courses there are quizzes, student notes and other learning aids. The third group is a play group and will incorporate some topics not covered in the course as well as reinforcing aspects of the course. The hands will be played as a small tournament and results will appear in Caledonian Bridge Club site https://www.bridgewebs.com/caledonian/ . Here you can see an analyses of hands and can replay at home.

Classes will be led by Tim Wickens,(beginners) John Copland(Advanced) and Ian Hogarth(refreshers) with help from Ann Wickens, Fiona Scully and several mentors. Everyone interested in taking part should let me know their intentions, preferably by email.

For the beginners and intermediate courses we follow a 20 lesson course which we have been trialling for a number of years and has now been adopted by the Scottish Bridge Union. In all courses questions are welcomed.

There will also be occasional tournaments on line.
Many of our players play in other on line events when they have enough experience.
There are also opportunities for those wanting to gain experience to play in teams of 4 on line against other beginners.

In the longer term we are actively considering ways and means of playing safely face to face but that is unlikely this session. Safety will be our first consideration.
Keep well and safe and enjoy the rest of the summer.
Ann Wickens
U3A Bridge Covener
01381621051

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