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MONDAY MORNINGS JULY 15, 22, & 29: DEFENSE
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $45
No partner needed
LEADS against NT and Suit Contracts
What SIGNAL you give your partner when you cannot follow suit and must make a discard
SHOWING COUNT, SHOWING ATTITUDE
Class includes: Weekly handouts, review sessions at 9:15, exercise sheets, 8-12 boards to play that support each lesson, and hand records.
Preregistration is required. Please contact janedober@gmail.com to register and with any questions.
Jane
TUESDAY MORNINGS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER: 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:

  • July 2 - Takeout Doubles: When/How to Enter the Bidding with 12+ HCP Without a 5-Card Major
  • July 9 - Negative Doubles: When/How to Show Partner You have the Two Unbid Suits
  • July 16 - Leading Using Best Practices
  • July 23 - Carding & Attitude: How to Signal Your Partner
  • July 30 - 2 Clubs Strong/Slam Bidding & Gerber & Blackwood

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.
  • July 3 - Can you count? How high?
  • July 10 - Using opponents' bid. Unusual No Trump
  • July 17 - Swiss Teams
  • July 24 - Revised DONT. Disturbing opponents' No Trump
  • July 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.

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 THROUGH AUGUST 29 (NO CLASS JULY 4 & 25 OR AUGUST 15 & 22): BEGINNER BRIDGE 2
(Beginner)
Instructor: Gail Schneider
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Registration or information: Gail Schneider
calgal516@gmail.com (516) 314-1896
Gail Schneider
THURSDAY MORNINGS JULY 25 & AUGUST 22: NLM SWISS TEAMS
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Marti Moss (ACBL Certified Teacher)
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Fee: $10 per person
Special Thursday Morning Sessions
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 by teaming more experienced players with less experienced players to give less experienced players more guidance.
    • 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 Sectionals where you can earn lots of SILVER.
    • Then try KNOCKOUTS at Regionals and earn mega GOLD.
    • You 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 events:

martimoss43@gmail.com

Marti2

FRIDAY MORNINGS: 99'ER GAMES & BAROMETER - 99'ERS

(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)

Beginning in June, we will dispense with the Friday morning lesson so that you can play more boards! The game will still begin at 9 AM SHARP! $10 card fee for a great game with wonderful people and good snacks! Lessons will resume in September.

  • July 19 - Regular game
  • July 26 - 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.
  • August 2 - Regular game
  • August 9 - Swiss Teams
  • August 16 - Regular game
  • August 23 - Earn SILVER POINTS, come play in a STaC Game!
  • August 30 - 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
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 9:15 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
MONDAY MORNINGS AUGUST 19 & 26: PINPOINT BIDDING: ABOUT THE REBIDS
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee $30
No partner needed
Class includes: Weekly handouts, review sessions at 9:15, exercise sheets, 8-12 boards to play that support each lesson, and hand records.
Preregistration is required. Please contact janedober@gmail.com to register and with any questions.
Jane
THURSDAY MORNING AUGUST 15: 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.
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