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MONDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 9: BEGINNING BRIDGE INTRO
(Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $15
No partner needed
A GREAT WAY TO MEET GREAT PEOPLE. Learn the game that lasts a lifetime.
This Beginner series of six lessons covers Bridge Basics.
Please join the Center's new group of Beginning students.
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.
This is a new Fall class that begins the following week on September 16 and runs through October 21.
Preregistration is required. Please contact janedober@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.
Jane
MONDAY MORNINGS STARTING SEPTEMBER 16: BEGINNING BRIDGE
(Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $15
No partner needed
A GREAT WAY TO MEET GREAT PEOPLE. Learn the game that lasts a lifetime.
This Beginner series of six lessons covers Bridge Basics.
Please join the Center's new group of Beginning students.
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.
Preregistration is required. Please contact janedober@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.
Jane
TUESDAY MORNINGS: SUPERVISED PLAY
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructors: Marti Moss (ACBL Certified Teacher) & Ellen O'Brien
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Fee: $10 at the door
Note: These sessions will not award Master Points
No partner needed. No pre-registration required.
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:

  • September 10 - Covering the Convention Card & Practice Play
  • September 17 - Scoring Duplicate Bridge & Practice Play
  • September 24 - Mini-Barometer game

We welcome your partners and friends whether social players or those with duplicate experience. For players looking for more challenging lessons and practice play, we have launched into competitive bidding topics, so come on down. If you would like to bring in hands to share with the class, please do. Ellen and I will discuss the best approach to bidding and play. Play at your own pace with lots of mentoring by Ellen and Marti.

Format: Basic bridge mini-lesson followed by practice play demonstrating the topic of the day. Instructional handouts and hand records will be distributed.
Co-teachers/directors: Marti Moss (martimoss43@gmail.com) and Ellen O'Brien (obhoney@aol.com). Please contact us if you have questions.
Marti2
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 3 (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.
  • September 11 - Partner Opened 1 of a Major. What to say?
  • September 18 - Partner Opened 1 of a Minor. What to say?
  • September 25 - Partner Opened 1NT. What to say?

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 MORNING SEPTEMBER 19: SUPERVISED PLAY
(All Levels)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $10
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.
  • September 19 - Fall is here. Time to review and refresh our bidding after partner opens 1NT, 2NT, or 2C. Can you push to slam? Or settle in just a game score? Let's practice, practice, practice our rebids, Stayman, or Jacoby Transfers. I will also introduce Texas Transfers, the big transfer.
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 SEPTEMBER 26: MENTORING: BIDDING YOUR SLAMS - THE BASICS
(Beginner & Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Gary Waldron
9 - 11:30 AM
Class Fee: $10
Missing slams that you know you should have investigated? Learn to identify hands that have slam potential, how to safely explore whether to bid 6, and how to stop before it's too late.
If you have strong 2 club bids and basic Gerber and Blackwood in your arsenal, then you will gain from this class. If you have advanced to 1430, so much the better.
We'll have some great hands to practice on, so join us with or without a partner, but be sure to register in advance.
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. Let her know if you are coming with or without a partner, and your approximate number of masterpoints. maggiebrisk@cox.net
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.

  • September 6 - Regular Game. NO lesson due to the Orange County Regional.
  • September 13 - What is a forcing bid? When can you pass? When you must bid again regardless of what you hold.
  • September 20 - How to keep score? You need to know how to keep score so you know when to steal the contract and when to sacrifice.
  • September 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.
  • October 4 - Lesson & Game
  • October 11 - Lesson & Game
  • October 18 - Lesson & Game
  • October 25 - 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 1 - Lesson & Game
  • 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 - Lesson & 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 - Lesson & Game
  • December 6 - Lesson & Game
  • December 13 - Lesson & 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
TUESDAY MORNING OCTOBER 8: BEGINNING BRIDGE INTRO
(Beginner)
Instructor: Marti Moss
ACBL certified teacher
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $15
No partner needed
No experience required.
The target audience is players who want to learn and practice modern bridge basics.
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.
This is a new Fall class that begins the following week on October 15.
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 STARTING OCTOBER 15: BEGINNING BRIDGE
(Beginner)
Instructor: Marti Moss
ACBL certified teacher
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.
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.
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
1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY MORNINGS: 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 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.
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