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MONDAY MORNINGS: MODERN BRIDGE SERIES II (CONT)
(Beginner)
The fun continues on Monday mornings.
  • May 7 - What the Red X card means; Takeout Doubles
  • May 14 - All about the Rebid; how to show Minimum, Medium, and Maximum Opening hands. When to jump: in your suit, in your partner’s suit, or jump shift.
  • May 21 - Supervised Play day - A full morning, with 12-14 pre-dealt hands to play and to practice Opening at the 1,2,3 & 4 level. Competitive Bidding challenges, Overcalls, Takeout Doubles, Rebids
  • May 28 - Enjoy Memorial Day with friends & family
$15 if not enrolled in BB 2. No partner needed. All classes include handouts, weekly review sessions, & 6-10 pre-dealt boards to support each lesson. For additional information or to register, contact Janedober@gmail.com
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.
SPECIAL NOTE: There will be no Monday evening game on 5/28/18 due to the Memorial Day Holiday.
For more information, contact Trudi Hanscom at t.hanscom@live.com or Susan Bristol at bristolsg949@gmail.com
SusanBristolTrudiHanscom
TUESDAY MORNINGS: BEGINNING BRIDGE II With Marti Moss
(Beginner)
Eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 3rd and continuing until May 22. 9:30-11:30 AM
 
The series will cover the following plus more:
  • April 3, 10, 17 - 1NT Forcing & 2/1 bidding systems
  • April 24, May 1 - Preempts
  • May 8 - Negative Doubles
  • May 15 and 22 - Slam bidding (Blackwood & Gerber)
 
Prerequisite: Beginning Bridge I or equivalent. Appropriate for duplicate or social bridge players who are familiar with when to open a minor, a major, no trump, and basic play of the hand.

 

Classes will include interactive presentations on topic(s) of the day interspersed with play of practice hands, hand records, and analysis.

 

Fee: $80 for the series payable at first class.

 

Additional $20 for those who do not yet own the Jim Ricker student workbook.

For questions or to register, contact instructor at martimoss43@gmail.com
Marti Moss, Accredited ACBL Teacher
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TUESDAY MORNINGS: SUPERVISED PLAY FOR BEGINNERS
(Beginner)
Instructors: Marti Moss & Ellen O'Brien
Starts May 29: 9:30-11:30 AM
Beginners . . . please join us for Summer Supervised Play on Tuesday mornings.
Improve your bridge through supervised instruction as you play practice hands. Your instructors will provide advice about bidding, play of the hand and defense in a relaxed learning environment. Each session will begin with a short lesson reviewing material previously covered.
Class based on Jim Ricker's student manual Beginning Bridge Using 2 Over 1.
No partner needed. Invite your friends to join us. Class fee is $10 per session; pay at the door. No need to preregister.
Prerequisite: Beginning Bridge I & II or equivalent experience
  • May 29 - Competitive Bidding (overcalls/takeout doubles)
  • June 5 - Play of the Hand (leads, attitude, signaling; advanced hand evaluation)
  • June 12 - Play of the Hand (cont.)
  • June 19 - Preempts (opening weak hands with long suits)
  • June 26 - 1NT opening bid & overcall plus Stayman and Transfers
For more information, please contact Ellen O’Brien at 949-369-9020 or Marti Moss at martimoss43@gmail.com
Marti2
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS: EASYBRIDGE 2
(Beginner)
Wednesday Mornings 9:00 - 11:30 AM. This is a 0-20 MP game which is considered Supervised Play
  • May 2 - Preempting with two Suits
  • May 9 - Signaling
  • May 16 - New Minor Forcing
  • May 23 - Can you Count?
  • May 30 - Barometer Game
You can ask questions about bidding or play of the hand - and anything you need help with - while earning Master Points. We are a friendly group and we would love to have you join us, with or without a partner. We can provide you with a great partner. This is such a great teaching tool. You won’t want to miss these fun games. Come and join us in learning the wonderful game of Bridge which we all love so much. Hope to see you at the tables.
Contact Sharon Rippy at fleurpdlur@cox.net for more information.

 

SharonRippy
1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY MORNINGS: Party Bridge
(All Levels)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 - 11:30 AM
We will be hosting a PARTY 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
THURSDAY MORNINGS: WITH ROBERT IRANI
NEW MINOR FORCING & FOURTH SUIT FORCING - May 3 and May 10, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
You and partner own this auction - now you just need to figure out how high to bid. Learn how to determine the right level and to stop short when game or slam is not in the cards.
WHEN THEY DARE TO INTERFERE WITH OUR BIDDING - May 17, 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Don’t let pushy opponents mess you up. Find out when and how to stand your ground, when and how to make them regret they messed with the wrong pair!
There will be new handouts. The interference class completes chapter 11 in Hardy's Basic (green-cover) book on INTERFERENCE. While this is not a 2/1 routine, it occurs often and is important to know how to effectively handle the opponents' interference.
Class fee: $15 per session. Attend 1, 2 or all three.
PRE-REGISTER with Robert at thescholar@live.com or call (949)493-7657 to enroll and for information.
Robert Irani
THURSDAY May 24: Mentoring: Doubles
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Marti Moss
9:00 - 11:30 AM

TELL A FRIEND!

 

This one little red card really packs a punch. It has more meanings than any other card in the bidding box. Marti will help you sort through these, so you and partner can better communicate.

 

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. Class fee: $10

 

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.

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THURSDAY May 31: Suction
(Intermediate and Advanced)
Instructor: John Kissinger
10:30 AM
FREE CLASS!
Suction is a convention similar to "DONT" or "Hamilton." It is used to interfere over opponents' 1NT opening bid or even over their strong 1C or 2C opening bid.
John Kissinger will explain how to use the convention as well as what to do when it is used against you.
You don't have to play this convention to find it quite intriguing and it is always good to know what to do when opponent interferes with your 1NT bid with suction.
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FRIDAY MORNINGS: FOR NEW PLAYERS (0-99 MP)
(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 game. Registration is not required.
  • May 4 - Top five director calls
  • May 11 - Losing trick count
  • May 18 - Opening light in the 3rd seat: Drury
  • May 25 - 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.

 

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MONDAY MORNINGS: MODERN BRIDGE SERIES III
(Beginner)
Conventions every new Bridge player should know: Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Strong opening bids of 2C, Slam conventions, Blackwood, & Gerber. This is a six-week series
Please contact Janedober@gmail.com for more information or if you would like to register for the classes
Jane
THURSDAY MORNING JUNE 7: Problem Hands
(Intermediate and Advanced)
Problem hands come in all shapes and sizes but we face them every time we play. Not just once in an afternoon, but many times.
Sometimes they’re 5/0 trump breaks.
Sometimes it’s key cards off side.
Sometimes it’s a guess which way to finesse a queen.
Sometimes it’s a decision based on whether we’re playing IMP's or Matchpoints.
Some of these lead to tops or bottoms, and some just erode a score.
Come to Jacob Weisberg’s learning session on Thursday, June 7, 9:30-11:30 AM. Fee $15.
Learn how to recognize these problems, learn how to approach them and how to succeed more often than not. You will get to feel more in control of the game, and your results will show it.
R.S.V.P. with questions to Jacob at: creativecommunications@att.net
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THURSDAY MORNINGS IN JUNE AND JULY: DECLARER PLAY WORKSHOP
(Intermediate and Advanced)
3 Sessions - June 21, 28, and July 12 - 9:30-11:30 AM
Announcing a three session follow on course to my classes on Declarer Play.  For Intermediate and Advanced players.  Learning about techniques and tools we covered is fine, but we must learn to recognized the opportunity to use them and then apply them.  We will present a series of deals, each representing one or more of the "tools" covered in earlier sessions.  We will then ask you to analyze the deal and ask what your best line of play is.  As usual, there will be ample time for questions and discussion of whatever you want to explore.  It is not necessary that you attended the prior classes.  We will supply, upon request, a summary of what was covered so that you can join in and be ready for the next step.  All material will be presented using Power Point projected on a large screen.
Please register in advance by sending a check for $45 to:
Marshall Pearlman
41 Calle del Norte
Rancho S. Margarita CA 92688

 

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