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♠   ♣    The 2019 Spring schedule is now posted. We are offering a lot this spring and I am grateful to have Stephen teaching two classes.  Also do note the new 4 week series "Introduction to Defence!" we just added. A must for any of you who has completed either Basics or Intermediate I. For those of you who have done it all , if you have not yet learned 2/1, this is the way to do it and it is a must for all aspiring bridge players! Note that we are offering two evening classes including one for beginners, so please pass the word.  ♠   ♣

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♠  Welcome to my website ! Here you can find my class schedule for both Toronto and Lake of Bays, game schedule details, game results, helpful links to improve your bridge and other useful tips . Please email me if you have any question. Looking forward to hearing from you !  ♣ 

WINTER 2019 SINGLE SESSIONS

INTERMEDIATE SINGLE SESSION BRIDGE LESSONS

WINTER 2019

at Trinity Presbyterian Church - 2737 Bayview Ave

Instructor Josée Hammill

$25.00 if pre-registered.

$30.00 at the door.

TUESDAYS 9.30 am – 11.45 am

 

FEB 26 - Defence vs NT contracts

Just like the February 5 lesson but this time against No Trump Contracts. Learn how to lead, what discard to make, what signal to give partner. This lesson is hands on.

MAR 12 - Fourth Suit Forcing (FSF)

The auction between you and partner has gone

1 Heart    -   1 Spade -   2 Clubs    -    2 Diamonds

Diamonds is the “fourth suit”. Does Partner have diamonds or not?  What is partner showing me or asking me?  FSF is a great convention to learn that will allow you to better describe your hand.  This lesson is hands on.

By clicking on the header above you can download the registration form. .

 

Below is a list of all the lessons we will be offering this spring.

By clicking on the header above, you will be able to download and print  the registration form.

 

 BASIC BEGINNER BRIDGE LESSONS

Wednesdays 1 pm to 3:30 pm for 8 weeks commencing on April 24th with Josée Hammill.

OR

Wednesdays 7 pm to 9:30 pm for 8 weeks commencing on April 24th with Stephen Laufer.

$280 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by March 1st. $310 after March 1st.

For brand new players to the game & for those who have been away from the game for a long time.

INTERMEDIATE I

Tuesdays 9:30 am to noon for 6 weeks commencing on April 23rd with Stephen Laufer.

OR

Tuesdays 7 pm to 9:30 pm for 6 weeks commencing on April 23rd with Josée Hammill.

$230 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by March 1st. $260 after March 1st.

For those who feel rusty and need a refresher and for those moving up from Basic lessons.

INTERMEDIATE III – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Wednesdays 9:30 am to noon for 6 weeks commencing on April 24th with Josée Hammill

$230 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by March 1st. $260 after March 1st.

Intermediate III is a full course on Defence and Conventions. DEFENCE: Third Hand Play, Second Hand Play, Suit Preference Signalling, Strategy on Defence, Lead Directing Doubles, Discarding.  CONVENTIONS: Negative Doubles, Jacoby 2 NT as a forcing raise, Jacoby Transfers, Texas Transfers, Splinters, Roman Key Card Blackwood, Cue Bids, Slam Bidding and lots more! 

LEARN TWO OVER ONE IN 5 HOURS!! With Josée Hammill

Monday May 6th, 10 am to 3 pm (Bring a sandwich)

$95 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by March 1st.

$110 after March 1st.

Learn the system that most of North America now plays. It makes it much easier to get to a better contract, easier to find slams on fewer values, and easier to know when to stop in a part score.   Learn the forcing No Trump bid system.

To register:

Send payment and your course choices to:

Josée Hammill, 418- 1717 Avenue Rd, Toronto ON M5M 0A2

If paying by cheque, make cheque to Josee Hammill .

Payment can also be made by Interac email transfer – mjhammill@rogers.com

Contact Josée by email or phone at  416-300-9140 for the password or additional information.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO DEFENCE

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

Do you love playing bridge?  Have you taken either the Basics or Intermediate I course and looking to do more this Spring?  Have you noticed that you are defending at bridge 50% of the time?  That is right!  Did you know that being on Defence is the most fun you can ever have at the bridge table even when you do not have any points in your hand? 

We at the Barbara Seagram School of Bridge are pleased to offer you for the very first time a series of 4 weeks so you can learn the basics of Defence. We are so fortunate to have Lorraine Eaglesham teaching this course for us. As many of you know, Lorraine is a born teacher. She has a great sense of humour, and her ability to make even the most difficult bridge concepts understood is a strength we rarely see. Do not wait!  Sign up today! 

Dates:  Thursdays - April 18, May 2, May 9, May 23

Time: 9:30 am to 11:45 pm

Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Founders Hall

$150 includes taxes and handouts if registered and paid by March 11th.

$175 after March 11th.

This course is hands on.

If you click on the heading, you can download the registration form this can be either emailed to me after you have completed it or mailed with your cheque.

Make cheques payable to: Josée Hammill

Send payment to:

Josée Hammill, 418- 1717 Avenue Rd, Toronto ON M5M 0A2

Payment can also be made by Interac email transfer – mjhammill@rogers.com

Contact Josée by email or phone at 416-300-9140 for the password or additional information.

 

0-49ers

CALLING ALL 49'ERS!!!

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR NOVICE & INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS WHO HAVE BETWEEN

0 AND 50 MASTERPOINTS.

LOCATION:  at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Founders Hall

(2737 Bayview Ave, Toronto, just south of 401)

BRIDGE TIP @ 12:30 pm

GAME @ 12:45 pm

MASTER POINTS WILL BE ISSUED

HAND RECORDS AT END OF GAME!!

$11 per person per game.

Director:  Stephen Laufer

Come and find a comfortable atmosphere with positive players anxious to advance their game!

This game is a stepping stone up from Tuesday afternoon games where you currently use bidding aids and ask questions throughout.

In Stephen’s games on Thursdays, you can ask questions after a hand or in between rounds, if time permits.  This game is a good opportunity to experience Club play.

HAVE QUESTIONS?  NEED A PARTNER?

Contact Stephen at lauferbridge@gmail.com

Supervised Duplicate

NOVICE GAME / SUPERVISED PLAY

PLAY AND LEARN

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS:

12:45 pm Bridge Tip

1 pm to 3:30 pm Game

at TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

2737 Bayview Ave

Founders Hall

 FUN GUARANTEED!!

This game is for newer players. You will so enjoy the atmosphere in this game while improving your skills. 

Make a bid, change your mind, then make a new bid! Make an opening lead, change your mind, then make a new opening lead!  Ask the director what to do before you do it, then do it!  Learn how to play duplicate bridge in an easy going environment.

Only happy bridge players are invited!!

You will have so much fun and you will learn so much!

Master points will be issued!

Cost $11.00 per person payable at the door. 

Come with or without a partner. No need to pre-register. We promise that you will not be turned back. A game is guaranteed! 

Contact Stephen Laufer at  lauferbridge@gmail.com for additional information.

 

 

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WHAT A TERRIFIC 2018 SEASON!  LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2019! HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY WINTER!

 

 

Calendar
19th February 2019
Play and Learn
Trinity Presbyterian Church
1 pm to 3:30 pm
Director: Stephen Laufer
21st February 2019
Easy Duplicate
Trinity Presbyterian Church
12:30 pm to 4 pm
Director: Stephen Laufer
26th February 2019
Play and Learn
Trinity Presbyterian Church
1 pm to 3:30 pm
Director: Stephen Laufer
28th February 2019
Easy Duplicate
Trinity Presbyterian Church
12:30 pm to 4 pm
Director: Stephen Laufer
5th March 2019
Play and Learn
Trinity Presbyterian Church
1 pm to 3:30 pm
Director: Stephen Laufer
Results
Easy Duplicate
Director: Robin Stephens
Easy Duplicate
Director: Robin Stephens
Play and Learn
Director: Paul Pointet