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MONDAY MORNINGS: PLAY OF HAND FOR THE NEW PLAYER
(Beginner And Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
Gold Life Master, ACBL Accredited Instructor and Director
A New Series for the Advancing Beginner and Advancing Intermediate Player
July 16 through August 13
9:30 to 11:30 AM
5 week series fee $75
You and your partner have arrived at the perfect contract. Learn what strategies to use to MAKE the contract.
How to make your No Trump & Suit Contracts
  1. Setting up the Long Suit - The Importance of Transportation between Declarer & Dummy
  2. When to take a Finesse, how to take a Repeated Finesse
  3. In a Suit Contract - Getting Rid of Losers
  4. Trumping Losers in Dummy
  5. Pulling Trump - and When to Delay Pulling Trump
August 6 & 13 - Managing the Trump Suit - To Draw Trump or to delay drawing trump
Each class includes hand-outs, weekly review session, 6-8 pre-dealt hands to play supporting each lesson, hand records, and lively conversation.
Contact janedober@gmail.com for more information or if you would like to register for the classes.
Jane
MONDAY EVENINGS: 0-1000 MPS BRIDGE WITH TRUDI/SUSAN
Join us on Monday evenings for a fun and light-hearted game of bridge for players with 0-1000 MPs. The evening game starts at 6:30, and we do our best to be out by 9:30 PM. No partner required, but come early if you need one!
Have a difficult hand you played the previous Monday or during the week? A perplexing hand that left you stumped? Send the hand either to Trudi or to Susan at the email addresses below and we can discuss the hand as a group.
For more information, contact Trudi Hanscom at t.hanscom@live.com or Susan Bristol at bristolsg949@gmail.com
TrudiAndSusan
TUESDAY MORNINGS: SUPERVISED PLAY FOR BEGINNERS
(Beginner)
Instructors: Marti Moss (ACBL Certified Teacher) & Ellen O'Brien
July 10 through August 14: 9:30-11:30 AM
No partner required!
Beginners... please join us for Summer Supervised Play on Tuesday mornings.
Improve your bridge through supervised instruction as you play practice hands. Your instructor will provide advice about bidding, play of the hand, and defense in a relaxed learning environment. Each session will begin with a short lesson.
Invite your friends to join us.
These sessions will provide our newer bridge enthusiasts:
  • a relaxed atmosphere with time to consider bids and other options
  • real time assistance from the instructor to help you get to the correct contract
  • an opportunity to practice with players like you who are learning the game
  • a chance to make new friends!

There will be a brief lesson before you play:

  • July 17th - 2 over 1 auctions
  • July 24th - 2 Club Openers and Slam bidding
  • July 31st - Review of July topics
  • August 7th - Filling out the Convention Card
  • August 14th - Duplicate Scoring and Bridgemates
NOTE: These sessions will not award Master Points
Class fee is $10 per session; pay at the door.
Prerequisite: Beginning Bridge classes or equivalent experience
For more information, please contact Ellen O’Brien at 949-369-9020 or Marti Moss at martimoss43@gmail.com
Marti2
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS: NEWCOMER PAIRS (0-50 MP)
(Beginner)
9:00 - 11:30 AM

Join us for a short lesson followed by playing 12-15 hands that support the lesson. You can earn Master Points while playing in this friendly game. We are considered Supervised Play and you can ask any questions you have about the bidding or play of the hands in this relaxed atmosphere.

Come alone and we will give you a super partner, or bring your favorite partner. All lessons stand alone so drop in anytime. No reservations needed. You pay the $10 card fee when you attend for great bridge.

In August, we have a great visiting Teacher/Director Scott Campbell

  • August 1 - Stayman/Transfer Bids
  • August 8 - Scott Campbell - TBA
  • August 15 - Scott Campbell - TBA
  • August 22 - Scott Campbell - TBA
  • August 29 - Barometer Game

Join us at the tables on Wednesday Mornings 9-11:30. Contact Sharon Rippy at fleurpdlur@cox.net for more information.

SharonRippy
1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY MORNINGS: Social Bridge
(All Levels)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 - 11:30 AM
We will be hosting 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.
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
2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY MORNINGS STARTING IN AUGUST: SOCIAL BRIDGE
(All Levels)
Facilitators: Marti Moss & Frances Krause
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Thursday mornings are getting even better!
Spread the word to your friends, relatives, and neighbors. We are super excited to be adding 2 more Thursday morning social games to our expanding bridge calendar.
Here's the scoop:
9:00 - Chef Frances's continental breakfast and 30 minute lesson by special weekly Guest Speakers
  • August 9th: Gary Waldron on "Transfers"
  • August 23rd: Susan Kissinger on "Hand evaluation ~ Points and Distribution"
  • September 13th - Ellen O'Brien on "Preempts"

9:30 - 11:30 - Let's Play Bridge!

We will play 10 to 12 "boards" (bridge hands), "duplicate style" but in a relaxed social setting.

Duplicate Style means everyone plays the same cards instead of shuffling and playing random hands. Why? Because that levels the playing field. If you get 'good cards', then everyone else sitting your direction gets good cards as well. If you get 'bad cards', you are not alone. The challenge is, how well will you do with the exact same cards?

You will receive hand outs after the game showing the cards you played and we will discuss them together so that everyone can review and learn.

Entry fee: $10

Please contact Marti - martimoss43@gmail.com or Frances (949) 697-6446 to RSVP, with any questions, or if you would like us to find a partner for you.

 

Marti2
THURSDAY MORNINGS: HARDY 2 OVER 1
(Intermediate)
Instructor: Robert Irani
Dates: 8 Thursdays, July 12th through August 30th at 9:30 - 11:30 AM
This class is designed for Intermediate players who want to move from Standard Bidding to 2 Over 1.
Some of you may have dabbled in 2 Over 1 and are ready to tackle it more thoroughly. This class presents the system in detail, and the logic behind it so that you will find it easy to remember and use.
Max Hardy's book, Standard Bidding for the 21st Century, is highly recommended for all students.
Fee: $120 for the 8 class series
Contact Robert Irani thescholar@live.com (949) 493-7657
Robert Irani
TUESDAY MORNING AUGUST 21: LOW LEVEL COMPETITIVE BIDDING
By Alan & Debbie Gailfus
9:30 AM
When the opponents stop bidding at a low level, should you pass and defend? Or come into the auction?
If we could see all four hands it would be so much clearer! We don't want to help them get to the game they are missing. On the other hand, we can't let them coast to an easy part score. What should you do?
Debbie and Alan will help you analyze when to bid and when to pass.
Fee: $15
Please reserve your spot by email to: dobakg@icloud.com
Gailfus
FRIDAY MORNINGS: FOR NEW PLAYERS (0-99 MP)
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)

This month we have dispensed with the lesson so that you can play more boards! The game will still begin at 9 AM SHARP! Only $10 Card Fee for a great game with wonderful people and good snacks! Lessons resume in September.

Dates this month are August 3, 10, 17, and 24. August 31 will be a BAROMETER GAME.

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
MONDAY MORNINGS IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, AND NOVEMBER: 2 OVER 1 AND 1NT FORCING
(Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
8 classes Sept. 17 - Nov. 5
9:30 - 11:30 AM
(Back by popular demand)
Weekly review session at 9:15 AM
4 weeks on 2 over 1
4 weeks on 1NT forcing
Fee - $120
Save your Monday Mornings this fall for exciting classes at SOCBC
Back by popular demand!!!
2 over 1 Game Force makes it easier for the partnership to:
  • Get to the best game contract
  • Explore the possibility of slam

Class includes - Weekly Handouts, 12 pre-dealt hands to support each lesson, weekly review session & quizzes, 2 supervised play sessions, lively conversations, fun and challenging hands, cue-bidding on the way to slam

The perfect class for the Advancing Beginner to experienced bridge player.

Please contact Janedober@gmail.com for more info or to register for the class.

Jane
TUESDAY MORNINGS IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, AND NOVEMBER: BEGINNING BRIDGE PART I
(Beginner)
9:30 - 11:30 AM
This is a series for new and beginning bridge players starting September 25 and continuing for eight consecutive Tuesdays through November 13.
Challenge your mind, meet new friends, and become a part of the thriving duplicate bridge community in South Orange County.
Begin playing at the first lesson. Learn how to make a plan and take tricks before you learn bidding.
Classes include interactive presentations on topic(s) of the day plus play of practice hands. Student workbook included as well as handouts. Hand records and analysis are provided as the class progresses.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
The series fee is $80 ($10 per lesson for eight lessons) plus $20 for student manual payable in cash or by check payable to Marti Moss, ACBL Certified Teacher, at the first class.
To register or for more information, please contact Marti Moss at martimoss43@gmail.com
Marti2
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER: EASYBRIDGE I (0-20 MP)
(Beginner)
Please spread the word to anyone you know who would enjoy learning or RE-learning the game we all love. We are starting a brand-new series of Easybridge 1 lessons on Wednesday, September 26th from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
This series is ideal for those who have never played, those who played long ago, or social players who want to learn modern duplicate bridge. Many of us came up the ranks of Easybridge 1, 2, and 3, and this is a great way to learn in a stress free environment. You will be playing bridge hands the very first lesson. We have hands to play each week that support the lesson and you will be earning Master Points. There are hand records to take home for further reinforcement.
Pre-registration is helpful so that we can have the right number of Easybridge 1 workbooks available. The cost of the workbook is $15 and the class is $10 card fees for each class you attend.
To register or for more information, contact Sharon Rippy at fleurpdlur@cox.net
SharonRippy
THURSDAY MORNINGS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER: HAL BINDER TEACHES DEFENSE
(Advanced Beginner and Intermediate)
6 Thursdays
September 13 through October 18
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Defense may be the most important element of playing successful bridge. It is certainly the most difficult part to master. This class is designed to make you a better defender. We will start at the very beginning and progress as far as time permits.
  • Overall view of defense
  • Opening leads
  • Third hand play
  • Second hand play
  • Lead directing doubles
  • Learning to always think bridge
  • Carding and discarding
  • Summary

$90 for the 6 week series

Please enroll in advance: halbinder@cox.net or call (949) 697-4944

Hal