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MONDAY MORNINGS STARTING JANUARY 7: BEGINNING BRIDGE
(Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 - 11:30 AM
January 7 to February 25 (no class February 18)
SPREAD THE WORD - Please refer your friends, relatives, and neighbors. Encourage them to attend our "Intro" 1/7 and give us a look. We hope they will want to sign up for lessons beginning 1/14. We only start new beginner classes a few times each year, and friends don't let friends miss out on great opportunities.
  • January 7: Introduction to Modern Bridge - an overview of the game we love
    • Game Description & Goals of Bridge
    • Stages of the Game: Auction, Play of the Hand
    • Fee $10 (enroll in 6 week beginner series before January 3 and the intro morning is FREE!)
  • January 14 through February 25 (no class February 18): Modern Bridge Part 1 - Bidding and Play of the Hand
    • For beginning students and those returning to bridge
    • Fee $90 for the 6 week series
    • Classes include: Hand-outs, exercise sheets, 4-6 bridge hands to play, hand records, and review sessions. No partner needed

Please contact JaneDober@gmail.com to register for the class, or for more information.

Jane
TUESDAY MORNINGS STARTING JANUARY 8: BEGINNING BRIDGE II
(Beginner)
Instructor: Marti Moss, ACBL Certified Teacher
9:30 - 11:30 AM
January 8 to February 26
The series will cover the following plus more:
  • Takeout Doubles
  • Pre-empts
  • Slam Bidding
  • 2 Over 1
Prerequisite: Beginning Bridge 1 or equivalent. Appropriate for duplicate or social bridge students and players who are familiar with when to open a minor, a major, no trump, and basic play of the hand.
Classes will include interactive presentations on topic(s) of the day interspersed with play of practice hands, hand records, and analysis.
Curriculum: Jim Ricker's Beginning Bridge Using 2 Over 1.
The series fee is $80, payable at first lesson.
Additional fee: $20 for those who do not yet own the Jim Ricker student workbook
To register (strongly encouraged) or for more information, please contact Marti Moss at martimoss43@gmail.com
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TUESDAY EVENINGS: STAY AND ASK QUESTIONS
(All Levels)
Starts after the afternoon game (approximately 4:00 PM)
FREE hand review sessions
NLM PLAYERS
OPEN PLAYERS
EVERYBODY WELCOME!
All questions are good questions:
- the auction, the lead, the offense, the defense.
We all learn from each other's questions.
Unless you are consistently playing like a pro already, what's keeping you from attending?
You are cordially invited to join team Gailfus for their FREE hand review sessions following the Tuesday games. Whether you had a great game or a humbling game, there is always much to learn from the insight of top tier players.
Debbie and Alan will help you slice and dice the hands and answer all your questions. Join them on Tuesdays following the afternoon game!
Gailfus
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS STARTING JANUARY 9: EASYBRIDGE II (0-50)
(Beginner)
Instructor: Sharon Rippy
9:00 - 11:30 AM
January 9 to March 13
For players with 0-49 Masterpoints
The purpose of this class is not only to extend your knowledge, but to also give you more quality time at the table. If you want to return to duplicate bridge or are a social player wanting to learn duplicate bridge and its conventions, then this is a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which to play and learn. EasyBridge 1 is not a prerequisite. We have a lesson each week followed by playing hands that use the conventions or concepts addressed that week.
You can join us with or without a partner. The cost is $10 for each class you attend. There is a workbook associated with the class. This workbook has good reviews of the lessons with exercises to do. If you need one, please email Sharon as they need to be ordered ASAP.
  • January 9 - Leads against Suit Contracts.
  • January 16 - Getting to the Right Contract!
  • January 23 - How to Play a Bridge Hand!
  • January 30 - The Bones of Bidding.

Join us at the tables on Wednesday Mornings. If you have any questions or plan to join us for EasyBridge 2 and need a book, email Sharon at fleurpdlur@cox.net

SharonRippy
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS JANUARY 9, 16, & 23: INVERTED MINORS W/SLAM BIDDING
(Advanced Beginner & Intermediate)
Instructor: Robert Irani
9:30 - 11:30 AM
We will pinpoint how to bid games/slams which make and avoid those which do not.
This class is designed for those who want to learn and enhance their understanding of INVERTED MINORS. Join us and learn all of the details of Inverted Minors.
We will go over:
  • the need for inverted minors
  • the meaning of ALL inverted minor bids, responses, and splinter bids
  • the slam advantage of using Inverted Minors

Fee: $45

Registration: Please contact Robert Irani (949) 493-7657 or thescholar@live.com

Robert Irani
1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY MORNINGS (EXCEPT JANUARY 3): SOCIAL BRIDGE
(All Levels)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 - 11:30 AM
We host a SOCIAL BRIDGE game two Thursday mornings a month. Something for everyone ~  Improve your skills, play interesting bridge hands, have fun. All levels of bridge players are welcome.
Come alone, or bring your partner, or even your favorite bridge group. The more the merrier. Just remember to BYO smile!  The bridge club is a great place to meet new people.
$10 per person.  We will start with a mini-lesson, then play 12 to 18 pre-dealt  interesting hands. You will receive records of the hands you played so that you can review them, ask questions, and learn.
We offer refreshments as well.
  • January 17 - Preempts and the Law of Total Tricks

    • Opener preempts, overcall preempts
    • Preempting your partner's opening bid
    • Preempting on the 2, 3, 4, and 5 level
    • How the Law of Total Tricks affects partner's preempts and competitive auctions

Please contact Jane Dober for more information and to sign up for the game.  Let her know if you would like us to find a partner for you. janedober@gmail.com

Jane
THURSDAY MORNING JANUARY 24: MENTORING: BALANCING
(Advanced Beginner & Intermediate)
Instructor: Gary Waldron
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Fee: $10
When the opponents bid to a part score, is the auction over?
Or is it time for you to jump in?
What could go right?
What could go wrong?
Come join Gary in a lesson about the fine art of BALANCING. This will not require any physical dexterity, just an open mind.
A mentor will be at each table to facilitate using the new material and to give you tips as you bid and play prepared hands. Hand records will be available.
Please email Maggie Briskie ASAP to reserve your spot and so that she can arrange the right number of volunteer mentors.
Send her: Your name, approximate number of master points, and if you are coming with or without a partner. If you are coming with a partner, send her their name and approximate points. If you don't have a partner, no worries - let her know and we will get one for you.
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THURSDAY MORNING JANUARY 31: NLM SWISS TEAM LESSON & GAME
Instructor: Marti Moss
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Special Thursday Morning Session
Everything you ever wanted to know about Swiss teams.
Team games are where you play as a 4some instead of a 2some ~ 2 pairs become 1 powerful team.
Team games award MEGA-GOLD at tournaments and extra points at the club.
If you are not yet playing in team games, mark your calendar now and get in the know! You will learn, play, and find out why so many of us love team games!
  • Be part of a 4some instead of the usual 2some.
    • We can help you put your teams together.
    • Your team gets to play both directions - NS and EW.
  • Find out why many players LOVE teams, even more than pairs.
    • This is not your everyday bridge :)
    • Team games are energizing!
  • Get ready for tournament play.
    • Prepare to play teams at our upcoming Club Sectional January 26-27 where you can earn lots of SILVER.
    • Then try KNOCKOUTS at the next Regional and earn mega GOLD.
    • Your are going to want those colors to become a LIFE MASTER and teams are the fastest way to earn colors.
  • Learn the subtleties of team strategy for competing and scoring.
    • Team scoring takes the pain out of making one less trick.
    • Get the glory for bidding the games and slams.
    • Fear not! You will catch on quickly!

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Marti so that she can organize the event: martimoss43@gmail.com

$10 per person.

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FRIDAY MORNINGS: 99'er Lesson & Game
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Come and improve your game with a 30-minute lesson followed by a game. Playing more is the best way to improve your game. So, come on out! Get your game on!
All sessions will start at 9 AM SHARP! Cost is $10 for the lesson, game, and great snacks! Registration is not required.
  • January 4 - Gerber - Asking for Aces over a NT Bid
  • January 11 - Michaels - Showing a 2-suited hand when your opponents have bid
  • January 18 - Unusual NT - Another way of showing a 2-suited hand when your opponents have bid
  • January 25 - New Minor Forcing
Please come and join our group, no partner needed. We guarantee you will play. This is a very fun and friendly group.
The more you play, the more comfortable you will become with the bidding and the play of the hand. Contact Susan Bristol at bristolsg949@gmail.com or Trudi Hanscom at t.hanscom@live.com for more information.
TrudiAndSusan
SATURDAY MORNINGS: 0-99 LESSON & GAME
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Gail Schneider
Super start your Saturday mornings!
Join the brand new Saturday game and mini-lesson from 9 to 11:30 AM with Gail Schneider.
Social players welcome - beginners and advancing beginners welcome - bring a friend.
This class is designed especially for beginners and advanced beginners with less than 100 masterpoints.
Learn the basics while having fun!
Contact the instructor and director Gail Schneider with questions: calgal516@gmail.com
Gail Schneider
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS IN FEBRUARY: XYZ & XYNT WITH SLAM BIDDING
(Intermediate and Advanced)
Instructor: Robert Irani
9:30 - 11:30 AM
February 6, 13, & 20
Fee: $45
We will pinpoint how to bid games/slams which make and avoid those which do not.
XYZ & XYNT are the enhanced and more powerful version of New Minor Forcing and 4th Suit Forcing.
This class is designed for those who want to learn and enhance their understanding of XYZ and XYNT. Join us and learn all of the details.
We will go over:
  • The need for XYZ
  • The meaning of all XYZ & XYNT bids, responses, and splinter bids
  • The GREAT slam advantage of using XYZ & XYNT

To register: Please contact Robert Irani (949) 493-7657 or thescholar@live.com

Robert Irani
THURSDAY MORNINGS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH: PLAY OF THE HAND
(Intermediate & Above)
Instructor: Hal Binder
February 7 to March 14
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fee for the 6 week series is $90
The series will help you to become a better declarer using a number of methods to develop tricks and select the best line of play. We will start with very basic methods and build on this to understand complex problems.
Please enroll for the series by phone or email to Hal Binder.
pianohrb@gmail.com (949) 997-4944
Hal