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MONDAY MORNINGS DECEMBER 9 AND JANUARY 6 TO FEBRUARY 3: BEGINNING BRIDGE 3: CONVENTIONS EVERY BRIDGE PLAYER SHOULD KNOW
(Beginner & Advance Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee for all 6 lessons: $90
  • Opening 1NT, Stayman, Jacoby Transfers
  • Opening 2NT, Opening 2C (Strong Hand, forcing bid) & responses. Looking for a slam using Blackwood & Gerber

Classes include: Handouts, exercise sheets, 8-12 pre-dealt boards to play that support the lesson, and weekly review sessions. NO material fees. NO partner needed.

Please contact Jane Dober to register or for more information: janedober@gmail.com
Jane
TUESDAY MORNINGS NOVEMBER 19 TO DECEMBER 17: SUPERVISED PLAY
(Beginner & Advanced Beginner)
Instructors: Marti Moss (ACBL Teacher/Director) & Ellen O'Brien (ACBL Director)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $10 at the door
Note: These sessions will not award Master Points
No partner needed. No pre-registration required. Just drop-in.
Come to learn, but have fun ~ No pressure
The PERFECT complement to your introductory bridge lessons - learn some, play some, learn some more, play some more. Learning at bridge never ends.
These sessions will provide our newest 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. The topics covered include all one-level opening bids:

  • Nov. 19 - Opening a Major & Responses
  • Nov. 26 - Opening a Minor & Responses
  • Dec. 3 - Opening 1NT & Stayman
  • Dec. 10 - Opening 1NT & Transfers
  • Dec. 17 - Review of Modern Bridge Opening Bids at the One-level

Our target audience is beginning or newcomer players seeking review and practice plus players looking to refresh. Emphases will be on practice play using pre-dealt hands that demonstrate guidelines from the day's lesson.

Please join us in this stress-free, fun-filled learning environment with TWO mentors as we hone our bridge skills together.

Please contact Marti Moss at martimoss43@gmail.com or Ellen O'Brien at obhoney@aol.com for questions or more information.
Marti2

TUESDAY MORNING DECEMBER 3: DUMMY REVERSAL

Instructor: Robert Irani

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Class fee:  $15

Most often when declarer has a long suit, they want to use Dummy's short trumps to ruff losers from their hand. But that is all flipped around when you open 1NT and partner transfers you to their long suit. Learn the concept of reversing the dummy, when to draw trump and when not to.

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER with Robert
thescholar@live.com (949)493-7657 to enroll and for information

Robert Irani
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS: EASYBRIDGE (0-50)
(Beginner)
Instructor: Sharon Rippy
9:00 - 11:30 AM
For players with 0-49 Masterpoints
Fee: $10 for each class you attend
No partner needed. We can provide you with a great partner.
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 and 2 are not prerequisites. 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.
  • December 4 - Inverted Minors
  • December 11 - TBA (Trudi Hanscom will be teaching)
  • December 18 - BAROMETER GAME: We will play 12 boards. Everyone plays the same boards simultaneously. After each round, we will stop to discuss, dissect, and analyze the hands - the bidding, lead, declarer play, and defense. All and any of your questions will be answered. Each hand provides learning opportunities. Come with a partner or we can find you a partner.

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
THURSDAY MORNINGS DECEMBER 5, JANUARY 9, AND FEBRUARY 6 & 13: WORKSHOP
(All Levels)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $10 - then stay and play in the afternoon in the NLM game for $5 including lunch.
We host a WORKSHOP one or 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.
We will start with a mini-lesson at 9:30, then play 12 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.
  • December 5: Reverses
    • Can you recognize a Reverse?
    • Does your hand have the right distribution and point count to make a reverse?
    • Does this subject confuse you?
  • January 9: Control Bidding Aces with Slam Interest
    • We will review Gary Waldron's Mentor class on Control bids
If you have a subject you want us to review, or hands you want to practice, send Jane an email. All requests are warmly welcomed.
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

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.

In December, there are lots of special games for 0-99'ers!

  • December 6 - Takeout Doubles: Opponents opened, but you have an opening hand too, what to do?
  • December 13 - Earn SILVER POINTS! Come play in a STaC GAME!
  • December 20 - Negative Doubles: Show your partner another suit when you have just four!
  • December 27 - BAROMETER GAME: We will play 12 boards. Everyone plays the same boards simultaneously. After each round, we will stop to discuss, dissect, and analyze the hands - the bidding, lead, declarer play, and defense. All and any of your questions will be answered. Each hand provides learning opportunities. Come with a partner or we can find you a partner.
  • January 3 - Lesson & Game
  • January 10 - Lesson & Game
  • January 17 - Lesson & Game
  • January 24 - Lesson & Game
  • January 31 - BAROMETER GAME: We will play 12 boards. Everyone plays the same boards simultaneously. After each round, we will stop to discuss, dissect, and analyze the hands - the bidding, lead, declarer play, and defense. All and any of your questions will be answered. Each hand provides learning opportunities. Come with a partner or we can find you a partner.

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
TUESDAY MORNINGS JANUARY 7 TO FEBRUARY 4: BEGINNING BRIDGE II
(Beginner & Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Marti Moss (ACBL Teacher/Director)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $60 ($10 per class) payable at the first class
Note: These sessions will not award Master Points
No partner needed.
The series will cover competitive bidding topics: overcalls, takeout doubles, pre-emptive bidding, slam bidding, plus the Gerber and Blackwood conventions.
Learn the basics of competitive bidding in a friendly, low-stress environment.
The class format is a 45-minute lesson followed by practice play using pre-dealt hands to demonstrate the guidelines presented in the lesson. The curriculum will be based on Jim Ricker's book Beginning Bridge Using 2 Over 1. Pre-requisite: Beginning Bridge I or similar experience.
Please contact Marti Moss at martimoss43@gmail.com for questions or to register.
Marti2
TUESDAY EVENINGS STARTING JANUARY 7: POST-GAME SHOW
(All Levels)
Instructors: Debbie and Alan Gailfus
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 8: EZBRIDGE 1
(Beginner)
Instructor: Sharon Rippy
9:00 - 11:30 AM
You know how much you love this hobby, so now is the time to pay it forward. Start spreading the word to your friends, neighbors, relatives, relatives' friends, and friends' neighbors' relatives!
Wednesday January 8th is the start date for our next beginner class. Class runs from 9 to 11:30 AM and continues on subsequent Wednesdays. We welcome brand new players, lapsed college Goren players, social players, and anyone ready to learn modern duplicate bridge.
As much as we strive to find new sources of advertising, you are consistently our best source of new players. We are counting on you to deliver again for January.
Please contact Sharon Rippy at fleurpdlur@cox.net with any questions or referrals.
SharonRippy
THURSDAY MORNINGS JANUARY 16 & 23: MENTORING: OVERCALLS
Instructor: Hal Binder
9:00 - 11:30 AM
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.
Please email Maggie Briskie ASAP to reserve your spot and so that she can arrange the right number of volunteer mentors. maggiebrisk@cox.net
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.
Hal
MONDAY MORNINGS STARTING FEBRUARY 10: PLAY OF THE HAND
(Beginner & Advance Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Please contact Jane Dober for more information: janedober@gmail.com
Jane