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The Junior Award Scheme - Gold level




The skills which must be displayed to achieve this level are:

Bidding
Use pre-emptive opening bids
Show false preference as responder
Use and understand reverses (or bidding through the 'barrier')
Use negative doubles in an auction
Respond correctly to takeout doubles
Respond correctly to overcalls
Cardplay
Count winners
Take note of the bidding when planning the play
Perform basic suit combinations correctly
Use count or attitude signals consistently when defending
Demonstrate a suit preference signal
Understand safe and danger hands
Demonstrate an avoidance play
Playing
Understand the difference between teams (IMPs) and pairs (Matchpoint) scoring
Be able to play at eight boards per hour
Continue to demonstrate excellent etiquette and behaviour at the table



The guidelines for teachers for assessing this level of the scheme are available here.