Bridge Intermediate 2 (2.30-4.15pm): Colin Porch

"For the players who know how to play, but want to significantly improve their standard. We will cover Signals and discards; Overcalls, and how to respond to them; “Puppet” Stayman; Negative doubles; Bidding over an intervention; Counting distribution and points; Things to do with trumps; Handling suit combinations; Splinters; Bidding slams; Crowhurst. We may also cover Simple squeezes; End-plays, and Two suited overcalls. "

Tutor: Colin Porch

"Colin Porch developed a passion for bridge in the 1960s and has taught the subject at the London School of Bridge, at local clubs and latterly at his home in Higham Ferrers. He attained the rank of Grand Master many years ago. A large part of his life was spent in writing computer games on the Commodore 64 and Atari ST computers, for Ocean Software in Manchester. He is a self-taught organist, playing for his own amusement at home. "