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MONDAY MORNINGS: IMPROVING YOUR JUDGMENT - PART 1
Instructor: Jane Dober
(Advancing Beginner to Advancing Intermediate)
The Place to Be is SOCBC!
September 11 through October 2: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
The Perfect Class for the Advancing Beginner to Advancing Intermediate Bridge Player.
Join a great group of new players ~No Partner Needed
Class content:
  • September 11 - Responding to an opening bid of a minor suit; how to find a NT contract.
  • September 18 - The Rule of 20; when & if to open a hand with less than 12 HCP.
  • September 25 - When to interfere over a 1NT opening bid; how to handle interference.
  • October 2 - Competitive bidding challenges:
    • Opening at the 1, 2, 3 or 4 level
    • Should I overcall or double (X)?
    • How high should I bid?
    • When is down one good bridge?
The fee for this 4-week series is $60.
Each class includes handouts, a weekly review session, and 8-12 pre-dealt boards to play to support each lesson.
Contact Janedober@gmail.com to pre-register or for further information.
Part 2 of these classes runs October 16 through November 13. Contact Jane for details.
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MONDAY MORNINGS: IMPROVING YOUR JUDGMENT - PART 2
Instructor: Jane Dober
(Advancing Beginner to Advancing Intermediate)
October 16 through November 13. $75 for the 5-week series.
Class content:
  • Strong opening bids - 2C, 2NT, Jump shifts, part score, game, or slam
  • Reverses - What is a reverse? is it game forcing?
  • Handling strong balanced hands, hand re-evaluation with a fit and without a fit with partner
  • Handling strong unbalanced hands, hand re-evaluation, and how to handle a double fit with partner
  • Michaels Cue Bids - How to show a 2-suited hand after opponent opens the bidding
Contact Janedober@gmail.com to enroll or for further information.
Jane
MONDAY EVENINGS: EASYBRIDGE III+
Instructor: Sally Pelmear
7:00 PM–10:00 PM ... No Partner Required (but come at 6:45 PM if you need one)
  • October 2 - Light Support from Casper.
  • October 9 - Carving the Pumpkin ...What’s your Strategy?
  • October 16 - A Black Widow that Shows No Mercy.
  • October 23 - The Scary Opponent ...Who’s Screaming?
  • October 30 - Treating Partner to Extra Tricks.
Need more information? Email Sally at: sallypelmear@cox.net.
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TUESDAY MORNINGS: MINOR SUIT BIDDING
Instructor: Hal Binder
(Intermediate and Advanced)
Minor suit bidding is probably the most neglected part of bridge. All of the emphasis is placed on No Trump and major suits. This class will be 4 Tuesdays from September 12th to October 3rd from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at South Orange County Bridge Center.
The following topics will be covered:
  • Opening minor suits
  • Inverted raises and flip flop
  • Criss cross convention (Crossover)
  • Bidding minor suit contracts after partner opens 1NT
  • Asking for key cards and Minorwood
Fee for the 4 classes is $60.
Reserve your place by email at halbinder@cox.net or by telephone at (949) 697-4944.
Hal
TUESDAY MORNINGS: SLAM BIDDING - A FOUR-WEEK CLASS BY MARC LEVENTHAL
(Intermediate and Advanced)
For Intermediate and Advanced Players. Starts Tuesday, October 17 at 9:30 AM
  • October 17 and 24 - Looking Deeper into 1430: Advances in Queen Asks; Specific Kings; 3rd Round Control Asks; 6 Ace RKCB Pre-Emptwood
  • October 31 - Bidding Slams after 1NT & 2NT Opening Bids: After Stayman; After Jacoby Transfers; Minor Suit Slams
  • November 7 - Bidding Slams after 2/1 Auctions: Picture Bids; Control Bidding; Serious and Non-Serious 3NT
4-week cost $60 Pre-registered and pre-paid to: Marc Leventhal, 61 Plaza Quinta, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(615) 828-0145
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TUESDAY MORNING: PREEMPT THE OPPONENTS AND NOT YOUR PARTNER
(Intermediate and Advanced)
Dick Leach gives a One-Session Class on PREEMPTS on Tuesday, October 10; 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn how to make effective 2, 3 and 4 level preemptive bids. Your goal of course is to obstruct the opponents, but at the same time, you don’t want to damage your chances of bidding a game or a slam. If you attend this course, you will acquire the tools to take the guesswork out of how high to bid.
The cost is $12.
To enroll, contact Dick at  leachsctennis@cox.net.
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WEDNESDAY MORNINGS: EASYBRIDGE I
Instructor: Sharon Rippy
(Beginner)
A new class is starting on September 20th - Oct 25 from 9-11AM. Tell your friends and relatives. This is for the beginning player, review for anyone who may have taken the class before or the social bridge player wanting to refresh or learn duplicate bridge. Come and learn the most interesting game on earth. You can come with or without a partner. We have a lesson and game each week.
In October our topics will be:
  • October 4 - How high should you bid?
  • October 11 - Overcalls! You win Masterpoints! The defense wakes up.
  • October 18 - Takeout Doubles and a four letter word.
  • October 25 - Notrump Bids. Playing without a net!
The cost is $10 for each class you attend.
Register with Sharon Rippy:  fleurpdlur@cox.net.
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THURSDAY MORNINGS: BEGINNING BRIDGE II
Instructor: Marti Moss, Accredited ACBL Teacher
(Beginner - Prerequisite: Beginning Bridge I or equivalent)
Dates: September 14, 21 and 28; October 5 and 12: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Challenge your mind, meet new friends, and become a part of the thriving duplicate bridge community in South Orange County.
Classes include interactive presentations on topic(s) of the day interspersed with play of practice hands. The curriculum uses Jim Ricker’s Beginning Bridge: Using 2 Over 1 workbook as well as handouts.
Topics:
  • Weak Two's and Pre-empts
  • Introduction to 2 Over 1 Game Forcing
  • Introduction to 1 NT Forcing
  • October 5 and 12 - Two-Club Openings & Slam Conventions
Fee: $80 for the series.
For questions or to register, contact instructor at  martimoss43@gmail.com.
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FRIDAY MORNING LESSONS RESUME: FOR NEW PLAYERS
Instructors: Trudi Hanscom and Susan Bristol
(0-99 MP - Adv. Beginners & 0-20 MP - Beginners 9/15)
After a summer hiatus, the Friday morning lessons are back! Please let Trudi and Susan know if there are certain topics you would like covered. All sessions (both game only and lesson & game) will start at 9 AM SHARP! We will continue to offer the monthly barometer game.
The cost is $10 for the game.
  • October 6 – No Trump Bidding: Opening & Responses, Stayman, Jacoby Transfers
  • October 13 – Basic Bidding & Responses: Minimum/Medium/Maximum Hands
  • October 20 – Overcalls
  • October 27 – 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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