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Sectional Tournament

Coming Up! Sectional Tournament at the Bridge Studio, January 26-28. No regular game that Friday and Saturday. Silver Points Awarded. Sponsored by our new Unit, 254. Non-Life Master Sectional game at the Bordello (Casa de la Noche Thursday, Jan. 25, 10:30am. To view the flyer go to http://web2.acbl.org/Tournaments/Ads/2018/01/1801093.pdf

Regional Tournament

Feb 27- March 4. At the La Casona convention center, off Salida de Celaya. The Bridge Studio will be closed during these events. For the flyer go to http://tournaments.acbl.org/schedule.php?tourid=35534

 

 
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Classes for January-March by Ellen Snyder
Classes for January-March by Ellen Snyder

BRIDGE CLASSES at the BRIDGE STUDIO

 

 

Below is a tentative schedule for Classes in January - March for 2018. All classes will be held at the Bridge Studio in the Plaza Pueblito on Stirling Dickinson, Colonia San Antonio (behind the Frontera Restaurant).

 

Courses cost 150p per class, so a 4-weeek class would be 600p, 8-week 1200p and a 12-week, 1800p payable in advance. If you wish to take only part of the class, contact the instructor. Minimum class size is 4 persons. If you are interested in class but can't take it at the time, let the instructor know and if there is interest we can schedule it at another time.

 

Please contact me if there are questions or if you want to be kept on a mailing list.

 

Ellen Snyder

Certified Bridge Instructor, ACBL

ellensnyder@hotmail.com

415 154-4334 or 114-3896 cell

 

Learn to Play!

Beginners Class: Welcome to the World of Bridge. Whether you played years ago in college, or have never played the game at all, this class is for you. We start with the basics from shuffling and in 12 lessons you have the foundation to play a good game of bridge. The class is based on Audrey Grant's famous series of Bridge Basics 1, 2, and 3. A lot of information is packed into the class, so your best plan for sucess is to do some exercises in between classes. We'll keep the classes fun and non-threatening - I promise you won't be put on the spot. Minimum 4 students.

 

Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 am. Starting Jan 8 thru Feb 14

 

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Advanced Beginners: Defense - this is an ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) class for those who already know the basics and want more depth on this important topic. After all, you play defense half of the time! Covering opening leads (No trump and suit contracts), signaling your partner, 2nd and 3rd hand play, and various ways to develop defensive tricks. Included as we go along, are reviews of bidding that were covered in the beginner course. Minimum 4 students.

 

Fridays 10:00am Starting January 12 thru March 2 for 8 weeks (except Jan 26)

 

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Beginners: Play of The Hand - the second of the ACBL courses for beginners, this class will follow the Beginners Class for those who want to continue and others who already play but want more depth on taking tricks as declarer.Covers topics such as developing tricks with promotion, length, and finessing, keeping entries, watching out for the dangerous opponent, and managing trumps (like when to pull first, and when not to). If you find yourself taking 10 tricks, and someone else always makes 11, maybe this class is for you. Also includes review of the bidding studied in Basic Course.

 

Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00,  starting February 19 thru March 14

 

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Major Suit Raises Play Course I - This is an Advanced Beginner - Intermediate course on bidding and conventions useful when a major suit is opened. Since we like to play in major suit, this course will give you techniques to reach the right contract. Includes weak responses, limit raises (one and two step), Jacoby 2NT convention, and handling responses in competition. Each class consists of a short lesson and 8 hands to play and discuss that illustrate the concepts. I think this is a great course for the advancing player.

 

Tuesdays 10am - 12:30am Starting Jan 9 - Jan 30

 

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Modern No Trump Bidding Play Course - Advanced Beginner to Intermediate - like the class above, the class consists of a short lecture and 8 hands to play and discuss. Subjects covered include point ranges for No Trump, Stayman and Jacoby Transfers and how to use them correctly, slam bidding including Gerber. Also discusses NT overcalls and NT responses if the opponents interfere.

 

Thursday Mornings, 10:00 to 12:30, Starting January 11 Thru Feb 1.

 

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Take-Out Doubles - Beginner to Intermediate - Based on Aurdrey Grant's book, this class examines different types of take-out doubles and how to respond to them. Includes direct doubles, balancing double, two-suited doubles, and negative (responder's ) doubles. Doubles are a great way to compete in the bidding and deserve a close look.

 

Tuesday Mornings, 10:00-12:30 Starting February 6.

 

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Intro to Two-over-One - Based on Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell's book. This Introductory Course describes the benefits of the two-over-one game forcing bid and also includes the Forcing 1 NT bid. The course goes on to describe what you do after the game force is in effect - finding fits and slams. Check it out and see if you want to add this small change to Standard American to your arsenal.

 

Fridays, 10:00 - 12:00. Starting March 9 thru March 30.