Beginner Game – Wednesday 12:30 to 3 or 3:30 pm:
We have added a new section at our 12:30 game for players with 0-5 masterpoints. We expect to run this separate section through March and April to give our new players a chance to adapt to the game setting and increase their speed before joining the 0-50 masterpoint section in May. We will start with about 15 boards the first week and work our way up to the 21-24 boards played each week in the 0-50 section.
Supervised Play – Wednesday mornings 10:00-11:45:
The Supervised Play series will continue at the 10:00 am to 11:45 am time slot. Players can attend the Supervised Play and then play in the 12:30 game. The material should be useful and interesting to players who have been playing for 1-2 years as well as for beginning players.
Each session will begin with a short lesson (plus handout) on the topic of the day. This will be followed by play of 8-10 boards based on this theme. Each board will contain a “traveller” (piece of paper) that describes how the hand should have been bid, should have been played, opening lead ... whatever is relevant to the topic of the day. The supervisor will mingle among the players to provide advice, answer questions, give more detailed explanations. The cost is $10 per person.
February 28: No Supervised Play. There is a beginner game at 12:30, but no supervised play.
March 7: Play of the Hand at a Suit Contract: (a) discard losers & (b) ruff losers
March 14: More Play of the Hand at a Suit Contract: (c) take a finesse & (d) establish a long suit
March 21: Play of the Hand at a No Trump Contract: (a) hold up a stopper
March 28: More Play of the Hand at a No Trump Contract: (b) establish a long suit
299er Game - Every Second Thursday
We are continuing with our 299er section on alternating Thursdays. We have approximately half of our players choosing to play in this section. We want to remind everyone that only players with 299 or fewer masterpoints are eligible to play in this section. If you have more than this, please play in the Open section. Anyone can play in the Open section, regardless of materpoints.