NEW CLASS: HAND DISCUSSION
Sandy’s Hand Discussion Class is underway, but new class members and drop-ins are welcome at any time. This class provides immediate analysis and feedback of every hand played. Did we bid it right, get to the maximum/best contract, make the right lead, defend well, could we have made the contract, and how? If you have ever asked these questions after playing a hand, then we have the class for you! Targeted to advancing beginner/intermediate players, the class will consist of 8 hands per week (each one progressively more difficult) which you'll play and then turn face up on the table for all to see. Bidding, leads, play, and defense will be discussed. The Hand Discussion class meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM. Each class is $10 and you can sign up in the notebook on the education counter. If you have any questions, please contact teacher Sandy at 602-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is EXACTLY what you’ve always wanted, so sign up now!!!
BEGIN THE NEW YEAR WITH BEGINNING BRIDGE
If someone you know is resolving to learn to play bridge or improve their skills, then spread the word or plan to join our beginning classes starting in January. Classes will take place on Mondays at 9:30 AM starting January 26 (Jeanne Wamack), Tuesdays at 1:30 PM starting January 13 (Sandy Smith and Bonnie Jung), and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM starting January 27 (Jeanne Wamack). More details on the classes, along with the sign-up sheets are in the notebook on the director's desk, or contact the instructors for more information.
WANT TO TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
(**Attention class participants who are joining late or had to miss the first session: No class on January 21.)
Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century is an overview of the most commonly used conventions and treatments in the Standard American system. Additional information regarding some of the conventions introduced in Bidding in the 21st Century and Play of the Hand in the 21st Century will be covered as well. Classes are on Wednesdays from 9:30 am – noon, and it’s not too late to join in. Lessons, exercises, and pre-dealt hands will reinforce concepts covered. Course topics are: Stayman Convention, Jacoby Transfers, Major Suit Openings and Responses, Minor Suit Openings and Responses, The Subsequent Auction, Weak Two Bids, Strong 2 Club Opening and more. The ACBL textbook is $20 (available at the first class) and each class is $10. To reserve your spot in the course or for more information, contact Dennis Luft at 661-2369, email@example.com, or the club at 560-0706.
CLAY TEACHES DOUBLES
This excellent series of classes is designed for the intermediate and advanced student who wants to learn more about doubles. How do you handle hands you were going to open after the opponents open the bidding? Learn how to make takeout doubles, when not to make takeout doubles, and how to respond to a takeout doubles (even after those pesky opponents keep bidding). Learn about negative, responsive doubles, support doubles, maximal doubles and DSI doubles. We will even discuss when doubles are actually for penalty. The text for the class will be Larry Cohen’s book, Larry Teaches Doubles.
The 6-session course is $100 in advance for the entire series; $20 per single session. Text is $15. Schedule and lesson outline is as follows:
1:45 to 3:45, every other week, January 29 through April 9
Jan 29 Takeout doubles
Feb 12 Responding to partner’s takeout doubles (when to advance)
Feb 26 Negative doubles
Mar 12 Responsive doubles
Mar 26 Support doubles and redoubles, and DSI doubles
Apr 9 Action doubles, maximal doubles and other uses for double
PLEASE HELP US PROMOTE OUR BRIDGE CLASSES!
Whether you are a beginner player yourself, or a veteran at bridge, did you realize that YOU are the best advertisement for all of our BRIDGE CLASSES? You, the members of BDBC are our best source of information about our education programs! And now is the time to get to work on promoting our excellent January classes. We also have YARD SIGNS available to help advertise, so feel free to take a sign to put out in your yard. (Please return them after a few weeks to reuse later. Thank you!)