September - October 2018
Next meeting, Thursday,March 14, 3:45.
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Answers to many of your questions about duplicate bridge, the types of games we hold, scoring, the difference between MPs and IMPs, and much more.
The Bridge Center closes with D11 School District.
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Seeking to sharpen up your game? We have many great teachers and classes for every skill level.
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♦ Monday evenings at 5:45, Tom Carnell (719-574-2465) free mini-lesson, and Game for players with less than 199 ACBL Masterpoints.
♣ You could also try our 99er game (for players with less than 100 ACBL Masterpoints) on Tuesday afternoon. Free mini-lesson at 11:45 am. Contact: John Dukellis, 719-418-2574.
♦ Learn to Play 2/1
Refine your 2/1 Skills
Lessons beging Wednesday, January 9
9:30 - 11:30
$10 per person for each lesson
. Contact Shirley Scott (H) 598.3382 (C) 210.5995 or email@example.com.
Ann’s Class Schedule January 2019 à
Mondays, 9-11, $10 per lesson at the Bridge Center
Jan. 7 -- Learn Bridge in a Day? Part 1
Jan. 14 – Learn Bridge in a Day? Part 2
Jan. 21 – NO CLASS (I’m at a tournament)
Jan. 28 – How to play a hand as declarer
Feb. 4 -- Stayman Convention (responding to a NT opening bid by your partner)
Feb. 11 – Jacoby Transfers (my partner has opened NT and I have a 5-card or longer major)
Feb. 18 – Overcalls (the opponents have bid first but I have something to say)
Feb. 25 – Takeout doubles – (the opponents have bid first and I have a good hand but no suit to brag about)
Mar. 4 – Negative doubles (my partner bid first but the darned opponents are trying to get in the way…)
Mar. 11 – Weak opening bids (I have a 6+ card suit and a crummy hand)
Mar. 18 -- Strong 2 Club opener (I have an incredible hand and want to make sure we get to game)
Mar. 25 -- Blackwood and Gerber (slam may be possible and I wantt to see what my partner has in their hand)
April 1 -- Leads and Signals (we don’t always get the contract so sometimes we have to defend)
April 8 – We can add a few classes at the end if you want to tidy up some things….
Monday 9:00 - 11:30
The classes will be geared towards the Advanced Beginner and Intermediate student. The following is an outline of what will be taught for the first few lessons.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at (719) 418-2574.
Lesson 1 Preemptive bidding and scoring
Lesson 2 Overcalls
Lesson 3 Overcalls Part 2
Lesson 4 The ‘Takeout" Double
Lesson 5 The Competitive Auction
Lesson 6 The Competitive Auction Part 2
Lesson 7 The ‘Stayman’ Convention
Lesson 8 Jacoby Transfer
Lesson 9 Strong 2-Club Opener
Lesson 10 Slam bidding
♠ Thinking Bridge Private lessons for beginning and intermediate players. Individual, pairs or groups. Taught by ACBL accredited teacher Bob Somppi 719-659-4471, theBridgeAddict@gmail.com, or email@example.com
♥ Toshi Yingst (719-576-5774) specializes in 2/1 bidding and advanced play.
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