CLASSES

SEPTEMBER / Oct. 2017 SCHEDULE
All classes are TWO HOURS LONG and run for 6 WEEKS.
(Scroll down for OCTOBER / Nov. Schedule)


DESCRIBING THE INDESCRIBABLE (Intermediate + to Advanced)
Mondays, September 11   2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 6 weeks   $97

In general, responder's job is to raise partner's major with support or begin the search for a trump suit and show points later.  Every auction tells a story.  As responder when you bid a new suit at the one level, such as 1D by your partner -- 1H by you, it is at your next turn(s) that you need to distinguish the size of your hand such as one with 6-7 points, 11 points, an opener (13+) or a very good hand of 18-19+ with slam interest.  Learn when to play show 'n' tell and when to make a decision. 

PLAY OF THE HAND (Intermediate level)
Daytime:  Tuesdays, September 12   2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., 6 weeks   $89
OR
Evening:  Tuesdays, September 12
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 6 weeks   $89
Focuses on the techniques of card play for the purpose of learning how to approach a hand logically and to develop the best line of play. Basic priciples of defense are also covered.  This class offers such a wealth of information that many people take it several times. 


BASIC BRIDGE
(Make Up class for those celebrating Rosh Hashanah is Monday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.)
Daytime:  Thursdays, September 14   2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., 6 weeks   $88

OR
Evening:  Thursdays, September 14 
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 6 weeks   $88
For the new player or those who have "played at it."  Also recommended for those who haven't played for a long time.  (PreIntermediate, the sequel to Basic Bridge, begins Thursdays, October 26 at 2:15 or 6:30, $88.) 

RECOMMENDED ORDER OF CLASSES:

1. BASIC BRIDGE

2. PREINTERMEDIATE

3. PLAY OF THE HAND
4. INTERMEDIATE I BIDDING 


Intermediate I Bidding should be taken before any more-advanced classes.

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OCTOBER / Nov. 2017 SCHEDULE
All classes are TWO HOURS LONG and run for 6 WEEKS.

2 OVER 1 GAME FORCE (Intermediate ++ to Advanced)
Mondays, October 23   2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 6 weeks   $97

This course is packed with information related to the most popular bidding structure in the world.  I have been playing 2 Over 1 since the system first became known so have had a great deal of experience with the subtleties and most common practices.  You are presumed to know Stayman, Weak Two Bids with responses and Jacoby Transfers.  Without inundating you with too many conventions, we will use the ones that are important to the structure including:  1NT Forcing, Negative Doubles, Jacoby 2NT over major suit openings and Roman Keycard Blackwood.  Added practice is what helps us get better and bridge loses its luster if we aren't working at improving. 

INTERMEDIATE I BIDDING
Daytime:  Tuesdays, October 24   2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., 6 weeks   $89

OR
Evening:  Tuesdays, October 24
   6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 6 weeks   $89
Now covers more topics.  In addition to 2nd Turn Bidding, Forcing Bids, Overcalls, Stayman, Takeout Doubles & Responses, recently added topics are Jump Overcalls, Jacoby Transfers and Weak Two Bids.  LOTS of information. Highly recommended as a class to take more than once, this excellent meat-and-potatoes class covers bidding that occurs every time you sit down to play bridge.

PREINTERMEDIATE
(Skip Thanksgiving week, last class on December 7)
Daytime:  Thursdays, October 26  2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., 6 weeks   $88 
OR
Evening:  Thursdays, October 26
  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 6 weeks   $88
A
sequel to Basic Bridge.  Lots of play practice, review, card play hints and exposure to more bidding information, i.e., overcalls and an introduction to Stayman.


RECOMMENDED ORDER OF CLASSES:

1. BASIC BRIDGE
Next offered:  Tuesdays, January 9.  2:15 OR 6:30 p.m.  6 weeks, $88
2. PREINTERMEDIATE Next offered:  Tuesdays, February 20.  2:15 p.m., OR 6:30 p.m.  6 weeks, $88
3. PLAY OF THE HAND Next offered:  Thursdays, January 11.  2:15 p.m. OR 6:30 p.m.  6 weeks, $89
4. INTERMEDIATE I BIDDING 
Next offered:  Thursdays, February 22.  2:15 p.m., OR 6:30 p.m.  6 weeks, $89 

Intermediate I Bidding should be taken before any more-advanced classes


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