Every week, the Beverly Hills Bridge Club offers classes for beginners, 199ers and 299ers.
FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
If you are an absolute beginner, have played a little but would like to start over “from scratch”, or just need a tune-up on various points, John Ramos and Om Chokriwala will be holding several series of classes starting in October.
- Beginner 1, instructor: Om Chokriwala - Saturday morning, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
- Beginner 2, instructor: John Ramos - Sunday morning, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
- Advanced Beginner 1, instructor: John Ramos - Saturday morning, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
- Play of the Hand Class, instructor: John Ramos - Thursday evening, from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm.
The cost is $20 per lesson. These are playing lessons, so you will practice what you learn.
We also have supervised play sessions. Each session begins with a short lesson on a narrowly focused topic (e.g., Stayman, suit combinations, etc.). For the remainder of the time, the students bid and play hands that illustrate that topic. These sessions review and reinforce what has been covered in the Beginner classes and provide students with an excellent opportunity to practice what they have learned. The cost per session is $12.
Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
John Ramos learned bridge as a child and has been an active tournament player since 1991. He is an ACBL Sapphire Life Master whose best finishes in Open National Events were 8th in the 2009 Roth Open Swiss Teams and 13th in the 2016 Kay Platinum Pairs, widely regarded as the best pair event in the United States. He also won back-to-back national titles in the Flight A Grand National Teams in 2008 (representing New York City) and 2009 (representing Los Angeles). His teaching philosophy recognizes that different people learn at different speeds and in different ways, and focuses on making the game fun at all levels. John is available for questions at email@example.com
For more information on beginner classes and supervised play, contact Nancy Heck @ 323 236-2924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR NOVICE PLAYERS
199er Lesson & Game
On Monday’s from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, prior to the 0-199er game, Delia Juul-Dam presents free lessons. The lessons are followed by 0-199er games, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Let Delia or Viktor Anikovich know if you need a partner.
299er Lesson & Game
On Thursday’s from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, prior to the 0-299er game, Delia Juul-Dam presents free lessons. The lessons are followed by 0-299er games, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Let Delia or Mike Savage know if you need a partner.