Why are the robots bidding such weird bids? How did that partnership get to slam when we bid a game? Because they use conventions. This course focuses on beginning (basic) conventions. The student learns about the Conventions most likely to be encountered. The student is introduced to strategies and the relationship of bids and plays. The course includes a deeper dive into the Stayman & Jacoby transfers, weak two-bids, and strong two club openings, and introduction to Jacoby 2NT including cue bidding features. Each session includes topic-based instruction and then it is off to the tables where everyone gets to play bridge using the topic of the day.