The following classes will be offered in the spring of 2017 at the Lansing Bridge Center. Each class is a single session and will be on Tuesday mornings beginning at 9:00am and ending at 11:30am. The cost of each session is $6.00 plus $1-$3 for class materials.
Sign-up sheets are on the White Board in the Main Lobby of the Bridge Center or you may call 351-7007. Please sign-up by the dates indicated to provide the course instructor time tp prepare copies of printed materials. Thank you.
April 11 - 12 Tips to Better Bridge Course Instructor - Rick Johns Please sign-up by April 4
This class will cover twelve tips which will lead to more accurate bidding, improved defense and better declarer play. While it is aimed at non-life masters, even highly experienced players will learn something that improves their game.
April 25 - New Minor Forcing Course Instructor - Diane Schafer Please sign-up by April 18
This class will discuss methods for responders with invitational hand strength and a five-card major to learn if opener has three-card support for their major. The class will consist of lecture, hand examples, and play of hands which demonstrate the convention.
May 2 - Play of the Hand for No Trump Contracts Course Instructor - Rick Johns Please sign-up by April 25
This class will address declarer play for no trump contracts. Topics will include: counting winners; developing tricks; analyzing alternatives and developing a plan; coping with opening leads; maintaining communication with dummy; and, playing strategies.
May 9 - Play of the Hand for Suit Contracts Course Instructor - Rick Johns Please sign-up by May 2
This class will address declarer play for suit contracts. Topics will include: counting losers; eliminating losers; analyzing alternatives and developing a plan; and, managing the trump suit.
May 30 - Defensive Signaling Course Instructor - Diane Schafer Please sign-up by May 23
This class will discuss attitude signals, count signals, suit preference signals, and discard signals. The most popular methods of first discard signals (Lavinthal, Odd/Even, and Standard) will be demonstrated through lecture, examples, and play of hands.
June 6 - Bergen Raises Course Instructor - Diane Schafer Please sign-up by May 30
The difference in hand strength between a 5/3 and a 5/4 major suit fit is enormous. Responders can utilize Bergen Raises to identify 5/4 major suit fits with weak, invitational, and game-going hands. This class will include lecture, hand examples, and play of hands demonstrating the convention.
June 13 - Playing Defense Course Instructor - Rick Johns Please sign-up by June 6
This class will address basic techniques to employ when playing defense. Topics will include: counting; visualizing declarer's hand; opening leads; assessing dummy; defensive signaling; defensive strategy (passive or aggressive).