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Thu 28/9: Workshops (10.00 am - 4.15 pm)

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

Start time: 10.00 am Finish time: 4.15 pm

$65 per player (lunch included). Facilitators: Peter Hollands, Mary Elson, Laura Ginnan Venue: Village Green Hotel, Springvale Rd &, Ferntree Gully Rd, Mulgrave VIC 3170

Laura Ginnan, Mary Elson and Peter Hollands join forces to present a series of workshops, seminars and Q & A about all things Congress.

Pete has represented Australia in the open division and will let you in on his tricks of the trade to elevate your scores to the next level.

As a nationally accredited director (and representative player) Laura Ginnan will be on hand to talk about Congress scoring and some common director situations (and how to make the most out of them if you are a player).

Mary Elson is a household name as a renowned Victorian teacher and the first ever recipient of Victorian Teacher of the Year. This powerhouse team line up together to deliver an eye opening day for players of all skill levels. Program inclusions Discarding secrets: How to safeguard your sides tricks and lure the opposition to give you more tricks.

Visualisation and judgment in the bidding: How to bid to great contracts and spot the signs to avoid the bad ones. Double delight Tips and tricks about when to double and how to reply to them Opening leads How to find the best start to your defence

Reading the cards

How to spot the critical clues to diagnose the location of important cards and length in suits so that you can make more contracts and defeat more in defence

When to push to slam Expert tips to incorporate into your game when looking for slam Alerts, announcements and director rulings Find out about some of the common rules and the best choices to make as a player if when the director is called.

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