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MONDAY MORNINGS: TWO BAROMETER GAMES AND A WORKSHOP
Instructor: Jane Dober
(Advancing Beginner to Advancing Intermediate)
Join our GREAT group of advancing beginners and intermediate bridge players-
  • December 4: BAROMETER GAME for 0-29 MP players. Starts at 9:00 AM, Fee $10.
  • December 11: BAROMETER GAME for 0-29 MP players. Starts at 9:00 AM, Fee $10.
  • December 18: SPECIAL HOLIDAY PARTY FOR NEW, UP-AND-COMING BRIDGE PLAYERS AT SOCBC. Complete review workshop 9:30 to 11:30AM. Fee $10 if pre-registered, $15 at the door.
For more information, to enroll, or if you need a partner, contact Janedober@gmail.com
Jane’s new 2-over-1 Class starts in January
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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.
  • December 4 - Forcing Frosty into the Majors.
  • December 11 - A Big Santa Suit that Fits the Occasion.
  • December 18 - Milk and Cookies with Trudi... Game Only
  • December 25 - SOCBC closed due to Chimney Failure.
Need more information? Email Sally at: sallypelmear@cox.net
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WEDNESDAY MORNINGS:  EASYBRIDGE 1
Instructor: Sharon Rippy
(Beginner)
We are a friendly group of beginning bridge players who invite anyone to join in the fun on Wednesday Mornings. We encourage you to play more: that is the best way to improve and learn.
We have a lesson followed by a 0-20 game. The hands in the game support the lesson so you will continue to be reinforced. You will be earning Master Points in this game.
We will be starting EASYBRIDGE 2 on January 3rd. Bring your friends if you are looking for that 0-49 game. We will have the same format of lesson followed by game. You do not need a partner for these games. We will supply you with a great partner. We guarantee you will play, learn and have fun doing it.
Please email Sharon Rippy if you are interested. We do have a Workbook associated with the class. We need to order it in December. All Wednesday Morning games are $10.
  • December 6 - Blackwood and Gerber
  • December 13 - Playing Notrump Contracts
  • December 20 - Game Only
  • December 27 - Game Only
Join us at the tables on Wednesday Mornings for this great game we are all trying to learn. Anyone interested or with questions should contact Sharon Rippy at: fleurpdlur@cox.net
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FRIDAY MORNINGS:  FOR NEW PLAYERS (0-99 MP)
Instructors: Trudi Hanscom and Susan Bristol
(0-99 MP - Adv. Beginners & 0-20 MP - Beginners)
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! If enough 0-20 pairs come, we will have a special section just for them!
All sessions will start at 9 AM SHARP! Cost is $10 for the game. Registration is not required. We will not offer a barometer game this month due to the holidays. Lessons this month will focus on various types of doubles.
  • December 1 – Takeout Doubles
  • December 8 – Negative Doubles
  • December 15 – Balancing Doubles
  • December 22 – Game Only, no lesson
  • December 29 – Game Only, no lesson
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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TUESDAY MORNINGS, JANUARY 2018: MARTI MOSS TEACHES ‘BEGINNING BRIDGE PART I’
Instructor: Marti Moss, Accredited ACBL Teacher
(Beginner)
This eight-week class on consecutive Tuesdays begins January 9, 2018; 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
Begin playing hands at the first lesson. Learn how to make a plan and take tricks before you learn bidding.
Classes will include interactive presentations on topic(s) of the day interspersed with play of practice hands. Two-hundred page student workbook included as well as handouts. Hand records and analysis provided as class progresses. We will cover:
  • Bridge Basics
  • Making a Plan and Taking Tricks
  • Opening a Major and opening a Minor
  • Opening 1 NT Plus Stayman & Transfers
  • Opening Leads, Attitude & Carding
Class fee: $80 for the series plus $20 for the 200-page student workbook
For questions or to register, contact the instructor at martimoss43@gmail.com
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THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11: LET ROBERT IRANI ‘IMPROVE YOUR JUDGEMENT’
Instructor: Robert Irani
(100+ MP - Intermediate)
  • Open all 12-pointers - right or wrong?
  • Not vulnerable - should we open extra light?
  • Variations for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th seat,
  • When is the right time to push and compete?
Robert Irani’s class on Thursday, January 11, will help you assess those crucial but challenging decisions that enable you to compete at a higher level.
Watch your scores and your confidence improve from gaining insight into these judgment calls!
This class is for intermediate players with game experience equivalent to 100+ masterpoints.
Mark your calendars, and save the date. Time: 9:30 - 11:30AM. Lesson fee: $15

To register, or if you have questions, contact Robert Irani: thescholar@live.com (949) 493-7657

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THURSDAY MORNINGS, FEBRUARY 2018: HAL BINDER TEACHES ‘PLAY OF THE HAND’
Instructor: Hal Binder
(100+ MP - Intermediate)
This six-week class begins Thursday February 8, 2018 and ends March 15, 9:30AM to 11:30AM.
The series will help you to become a better declarer using a number of methods to develop tricks and select the best line of play. We will start with very basic methods and build on this to understand complex problems.
The class is appropriate for Intermediate players with the equivalent of 100 or more points.
Please enroll for the series by telephone or email to Hal Binder. pianohrb@gmail.com (949) 997-4944
Fee for the 6-week series is $90. Students cannot take individual classes.
Class enrollment will close on Friday February 2, 2018.
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