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MONDAY MORNINGS OCTOBER 28 TO DECEMBER 2: BEGINNING BRIDGE PART 2
(Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $90
NO material fees
NO partner needed
  • Competitive Bidding Challenges
  • Overcalls, Preemptive bidding on the 2, 3, and 4 level
  • Doubles, competitive bidding

Class includes: Weekly handouts, exercise sheets, 6-8 pre-dealt boards that support each lesson, and weekly review sessions.

Contact Janedober@gmail.com to register or for more information.

Jane
TUESDAY MORNINGS OCTOBER 15 TO NOVEMBER 12: BEGINNING BRIDGE
(Beginner)
Instructor: Marti Moss
ACBL Teacher/Director
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $60 for the six-week series ($10 per lesson) plus $20 for student manual
No partner needed
No experience required.
The target audience is players who want to learn and practice modern bridge basics and those wanting to refresh on modern bridge rules.
Challenge your brain, meet new friends as you learn new bridge skills in a low-stress environment.
Do you have friends, relatives, or neighbors who are missing out on our favorite hobby?
Please spread the word, and help us reach potential bridge enthusiasts.
Each session includes instruction with handouts followed by practice play with selected hands that demonstrate the fundamentals from the lesson.
Preregistration is required. Please contact martimoss43@gmail.com to register and with any questions.
Click Here for the flyer and pass it along to anyone you know who may be interested in learning - or relearning - BEGINNING BRIDGE.
Marti2
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 NOVEMBER 12: INVERTED MINORS

Instructor: Robert Irani

9-11:30 AM

Class fee: $15

Minor suit bidding is not the most glamorous part of bridge.  Our first goal is always to find the No Trump contract or the Major Suit fit.  Learn the tools to achieve the best landing spot when holding the Minors, with or without opponent interference.

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

 

Robert Irani

TUESDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 19: 4TH SUIT FORCING

Instructor: Robert Irani

9-11:30 AM

Class fee:  $15

You and partner own this auction - now you just need to figure out how high to bid. Learn how to get to the right level and how to stop short when game or slam is not in the cards.

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

Robert Irani
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: 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.
  • November 6 - TBA (Trudi Hanscom will be teaching)
  • November 13 - TBA (Trudi Hanscom will be teaching)
  • November 20 - Drury
  • November 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.

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 MORNING NOVEMBER 6: LEBENSOHL
(Advanced Beginner & Above)
Instructor: Susan Kissinger
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM followed by Q&A with Susan & John Kissinger from 11-11:30 AM
Fee $15
Just trying to spell Lebensohl scares many bridge players! But this convention could be useful almost every time you play bridge.
Your partner opens 1NT and opponent makes some nuisance bid. What to do? This class will give you the tools to describe your hand and get to the best contract.
Don't let opponents get in your face - be prepared to strike back!
Please register with: jskissinger@mac.com
Susan Kissinger
THURSDAY MORNINGS NOVEMBER 7 & 14, 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
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.
  • November 7: New Minor Forcing
    • 1C - P - 1H - P - 1NT - P ----------- What rebid best describes my hand?
      Set the ball in motion. Improve your bidding by learning and practicing New Minor Forcing. Learn how responder shows an invitational hand, a weak hand, and finds out about a major suit fit using the new minor.  An easy convention to learn, and an important one to put in your toolbox.
  • November 14: New Minor Forcing
    • Review and Exercises. How to get to slam after using NMF.
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

THURSDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 21: MENTORING: SLAM BIDDING, THE NEXT STEP - INTRODUCTION TO CUE BIDDING YOUR CONTROLS

(Advanced Beginner & Intermediate)

Instructor: Gary Waldron

9-11:30 AM

Class fee: $10

You and partner have a nice fit, lots of points, but there's a slight problem.

If you ask for Aces or Keycards and hear the wrong answer, it may already be too late and you may be too high.

Gary will teach you how to make sure you don't ask a question where you won't like the answer.  Take control by Cue Bidding Your Controls.

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. 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. 

GaryWaldron2

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

  • November 8 - SWISS TEAMS! Come and play in a team! We'll even put a team together for you if you don't have one. See why these games are so popular at clubs and tournaments!
  • November 15 - Earn SILVER POINTS! Come play in a STaC GAME!
  • November 22 - 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.
  • November 29 - Regular Game. NO lesson due to Thanksgiving.
  • December 6 - Lesson & Club Championship Game
  • December 13 - Earn SILVER POINTS! Come play in a STaC GAME!
  • December 20 - Lesson & Game
  • 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.

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 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
Please contact Jane Dober for more information: janedober@gmail.com
Jane

TUESDAY MORNING DECEMBER 3: DUMMY REVERSAL

Instructor: Robert Irani

9-11:30 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
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