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MONDAY MORNINGS: BEGINNING BRIDGE 2
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
March 4 - April 8
6 classes: $90.
FOR THE NEW PLAYER AND THOSE RETURNING TO BRIDGE
Competitive Bidding - Opening on the 2, 3, 4 level, Overcalls, Competitive auctions, & Doubles
This class is open to anyone who knows the concept of the bridge game and when to open on the 1 level.
Please join a great group of new bridge players.
Classes include handouts, weekly review sessions, worksheets, and 6-8 boards to support each lesson.
Contact JaneDober@gmail.com for more information or to register for the class.
Jane
TUESDAY MORNINGS: SUPV PLAY
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructors: Marti Moss (ACBL Certified Teacher) & Ellen O'Brien
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
March 5, 12, 19, & 26
Designed for BEGINNERS
Come to learn, but have fun! No pressure!
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:

  • March 5 - Takeout Doubles: Should you double or should you overcall?
  • March 12 - Pre-empts: Weak 2's, Opening at the 3 and 4 levels
  • March 19 - Strong 2 Club Opening Bid: Responses, Slam Bidding
  • March 26 - Practice Play Smorgasbord

No partner required!

For information: Marti Moss martimoss43@gmail.com ~ OR ~ by telephone: Ellen O'Brien at (949) 369-9020

Class fee is $10 per session

NOTE: These sessions will not award Master Points

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TUESDAY MORNING MARCH 19: DUPLICATE BRIDGE CONCEPTS
(Advancing Players)
Instructor: Steve Love
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $15
Playing bridge is fun. Playing great bridge is even more fun.
This one day seminar is designed for those who want to improve. Steve will share some of the fundamental insights he has learned in over 40 years of playing competitive bridge.
He will discuss bidding and defense, and several simple conventions that advancing players should have in their toolbox. Most importantly, he will provide tips that are crucial to success: how to enhance your judgement, planning, and focus.
Please contact Steve with questions or to register in advance:
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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 II (0-50)
(Beginner)
Instructor: Sharon Rippy
9:00 - 11:30 AM
For players with 0-49 Masterpoints
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 is not a prerequisite. 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. There is a workbook associated with the class. This workbook has good reviews of the lessons with exercises to do. If you need one, please email Sharon as they need to be ordered ASAP.
  • March 6 - Playing & Defending NT
  • March 13 - Weak Two Bids for Republicans & Democrats
  • March 20 - Ruffing in the Short Hand
  • March 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 MORNINGS: 2 OVER 1
Instructor: Robert Irani
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
March 6 - April 24
Fee: $120
You've learned some of the basics. Now it's time to tackle the next big step in your Bridgucation and master 2 Over 1. The vast majority of Open players play 2 Over 1, so why shouldn't you?
If you are still playing Standard American, get on board and learn the more modern approach. If you are a 2 Over 1 player, but still feel insecure about some of the fine points, come sharpen your skills.
Robert Irani will be teaching "COMPLETE 2 OVER 1" - from start to finish - so that when you leave this course, you will be ready for every auction.
To register, please contact Robert Irani (949) 493-7657 or thescholar@live.com
Robert Irani
THURSDAY MORNING MARCH 21: MENTORING: MICHAELS CUE BID AND UNUSUAL NO TRUMP
(Advanced Beginner & Intermediate)
Instructor: Gail Schneider
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Fee: $10
The opponent has opened at the 1 level.
Your partner raises their suit.
What's partner up to?
The opponent bids a suit at the 1 level.
Your partner makes a jump bid of 2NT.
What is going on? What are you to do?
Attend this month's mentoring session on Thursday March 21st and learn all about 2 suited overcalls. Compete with these shapely hands after opponents have started the auction. Know what to do when partner overcalls showing a 2 suited hand and now it's up to you to make the right move.
You will play 8 practice hands. 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. Come with a partner, or let us know and we will match you up.
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 a partner, and your approximate number of master points. maggiebrisk@cox.net
Gail Schneider
THURSDAY MORNING MARCH 28: NLM SWISS TEAM LESSON & GAME
Instructor: Marti Moss
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Special Thursday Morning Session
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.
    • 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 our upcoming Club Sectional January 26-27 where you can earn lots of SILVER.
    • Then try KNOCKOUTS at the next Regional and earn mega GOLD.
    • Your 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 event: martimoss43@gmail.com

$10 per person.

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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.
  • March 8: STaC Game - No lesson so we can play more boards. Come get your SILVER POINTS!
  • March 15: Play of the hand - You won the contract, now what?
  • March 22: Signals - What you play will convey information to your partner. Give the right signal.
  • March 29: 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 IN APRIL & MAY: BEGINNING BRIDGE 3: CONVENTIONS EVERY NEW PLAYER SHOULD KNOW
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
April 15 - May 20
Jane
TUESDAY MORNINGS APRIL 2 & 9: OPENING LEADS
Instructor: Frank Grossman
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Striking the first blow for the Defense!
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TUESDAY MORNINGS APRIL 23 & 30: LOSING TRICK COUNT
Instructor: Marshall Pearlman
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Take hand evaluation to the next level and make winning decisions!
MarshallPearlman
THURSDAY MORNINGS IN APRIL & MAY: BEGINNER BRIDGE
(Beginner)
Instructor: Gail Schneider
NEW beginner classes
April 4 to May 9
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Fee: $90 for the full series
If you know people who may be interested, please share this information with them. Tell your friends, neighbors, relatives and their friends, neighbors, and relatives - SPREAD THE WORD!
Gail Schneider will be starting a new series for beginners. Those with no experience, or returning players who wish to start over. All are welcome!
Registration or information: Gail Schneider
calgal516@gmail.com (516) 314-1896
Gail Schneider
1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY MORNINGS: SUPERVISED PLAY
(All Levels)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Fee: $10
We host a SUPERVISED PLAY session 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.
  • April 4: Play of the Hand in NT - Finesses & Setting up the long suit
  • April 18: Play of the Hand in a suit contract - Pulling Trump or Delaying the pulling of trump to trump losers
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
MONDAY MORNINGS IN JUNE & JULY: PLAY OF THE HAND FOR THE BEGINNING STUDENTS
(Beginner and Advanced Beginner)
Instructor: Jane Dober
ACBL certified director, teacher, & Gold Life Master
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
June 3 - July 8
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