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♠   ♣ My 2018 winter and spring schedules are now finalized. Have a look!  All classes are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church - Bayview and 401. Also do not forget our Play and Learn Game with Kelly Shields. A wonderful way for newcomers to the game to practise in an easy going environment. This is a weekly game on Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 pm. No need to have a partner. It's a great way to make new friends and learn bridge!  You are allowed to ask questions and look at your notes. ♠   ♣ 

 
 
 
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♠  Welcome to my website ! Here you can find my class schedule for both Toronto and Lake of Bays, 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 !  ♣ 

2018 Winter Schedule

2018 WINTER CLASSES

LOCATION: TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH @ 2737 Bayview Avenue

FOUR LESSONS ON CONVENTIONS – Wednesdays, 1 pm to 3:30 pm

 

January 10 – NEGATIVE DOUBLES – Partner has opened. Your right hand opponent has overcalled, learn how to use the negative double in this seat to show partner what your hand looks like. Great tool to add to your arsenal! 

 

January 17 – FOURTH SUIT FORCING - Have you ever had an auction that looks like this?  Only you and partner are bidding:  1 Heart by partner – 1 Spade by you – 2 Clubs by partner, now 2 Diamonds by you is the “fourth suit”. What do you mean when you bid this 4th suit?  Learn what it shows and what it is asking partner to do!

 

January 24 - STAYMAN vs TRANSFERS – Are you clear when to use Stayman and when to use a transfer after partner has opened 1NT?  What if you have 5 cards in one major and 4 in the other?  How about 5 cards in each Major?  This seminar will make everything clear.

 

January 31 – BERGEN RAISES AND CUEBID RAISES – Great conventions to use when partner has opened one of a Major to show the exact number of cards you are holding in Partner’s trump suit. Very descriptive bids that also show your point count.

 

The lessons are hands-on and you will play many hands.

 

PRICE – $145.00 FOR ALL 4 LESSONS IF BOOKED & PAID FOR BY DECEMBER 5th. $165.00 AFTER THAT DATE. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND ALL CLASSES, WE WILL PRO-RATE FOR A PER LESSON FEE. Price includes detailed notes.

 

FOUR LESSONS TO PRACTISE YOUR BIDDING: Wednesdays, 9.30 am – 12 noon

 

January 10 – OVERCALLS - When to overcall and when to double and all about each of these important aspects of bidding.

 

January 17 -   REBIDS BY OPENER  -  We are all way too casual about this subject and tend to bid on gut instinct. Bidding is a language. Be precise. Tell your story accurately.

 

January 24 -   SLAM BIDDING  -  Review all the slam bidding tools. You will never miss a slam after this bidding session. Cuebidding, Jacoby 2NT, Splinters & Key Card Blackwood all reviewed.

 

January 31 -   NO TRUMP BIDDING – When to use Stayman and when to use Transfers, when to Gerber and when to make an invitational bid. Texas Transfers and so much more!

 

PRICE – $145.00 FOR ALL 4 LESSONS IF BOOKED & PAID FOR BY DECEMBER 5th. $165.00 AFTER THAT DATE. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND ALL CLASSES, WE WILL PRO-RATE FOR A PER LESSON FEE. Price includes detailed notes.

 

Payment can be made by cheques payable to Josée Hammill and sent with your course choice to: Josée Hammill, 1717 Avenue Rd #418, Toronto ON M5M 0A2

Payment can also be made by Interac email transfer.

 

Contact Josée at mjhammill@rogers.com or 416-300-9140 for the password or additional info.

JUST ADDED - 2 LESSONS ON DEFENCE!

INTRODUCTION TO DEFENCE! TWO WEEKS ONLY! FEB 21st & 28th

DEFENCE IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THE GAME!

At the bridge table you spend 25% of the time being declarer, 25% being dummy and 50% defending! 

Defence is the most exciting part of the game. Knowing how to communicate with your partner can be such a rewarding experience. A great way to have the opponents fear you! Over the two lessons you will be introduced to some of the basic concepts of defending: choosing an opening lead, signalling to partner, discarding and much more.

The lessons are hands on. You will play many hands.

Instructor: Josée Hammill

When: February 21st and 28th – 9:30 am to noon

Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Avenue.

$75 if registered and paid by December 15th. $85 after that date. Price includes taxes and handouts.

Spring 2018 Classes

BASIC BRIDGEWednesdays @ 9:30 am to noon for 8 weeks starting on April 18th

$ 290 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by March 1st.

$ 320 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 - Wednesdays @ 1 pm to 3:30 pm for 6 weeks starting on April 18th

$ 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.

Course covers: Hand evaluation & revaluing, opening the bidding, responder's bids, major suit raises, rebids by opener, reverses, NT bidding & responses including transfers, overcalls, takeout doubles. Play components include: Planning the play of a hand in suit contracts, ruffing losers, disposing of losers by discarding, long suit establishment, finesses, hold up plays and a host of other material. The course is hands-on and you will play hands to practice.

INTERMEDIATE III – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Tuesdays @ 9:30 am to noon for 6 weeks starting on April 17th

$ 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. Third Hand Play, Second Hand Play, Suit Preference Signalling, Strategy on Defence, Lead Directing Doubles, Penalty Doubles, Discarding, Defence vs. NT contracts. 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!! Thursday June 7th 10 am to 3 pm (Bring a sandwich)

$ 95 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by May 10th.

$ 110 after May 10th.

Learn the system that most of North America now plays. It makes it much easier to get to 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. This lesson is hands on.

Payment can be made by cheques payable to Josée Hammill and sent with your course choices to: Josée Hammill, 1717 Avenue Rd #418, Toronto ON M5M 0A2

Payment can also be made by Interac email transfer. Contact Josée at mjhammill@rogers.com or 416-300-9140 for the password or additional information

Kellys Game

NOVICE GAME / SUPERVISED PLAY

PLAY AND LEARN

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS: 1-3.30 PM

at TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

2737 Bayview Ave

 

WITH KELLY SHIELDS

 Kelly's bubbly, warm personality is infectious and you will so enjoy the atmosphere in this game while improving your skills.

NEW PLAYERS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FALL AND BE SURE TO ATTEND THIS GAME.

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.
Our rent has gone up, hence the increase.

Come with or without a partner. No need to pre-register.
Please contact Josee Hammill at mjhammill@rogers.com
or 416-300-9140 for further information.

www.bridgewebs.com/josees
or www.barbaraseagram.com

This is a great learning opportunity for all less experienced players. Bring your friends! FUN IS GUARANTEED!

We really need some volunteers to help with this game. Please email Barbara or Josee Hammill mjhammill@rogers.com
if you might be able to help us with these weekly games. Even if you could attend once a month, that would be a huge help.

Many students have questions (which is why they are there) and help is needed.
Bonita Weinstein, Leila Bessada, Carol Bongard and Ann Katz have been an enormous help to date. We thank them.

 

Bigwin Island Bridge Club
Bigwin Island Bridge Club

This is an invitational ACBL sanctionned club which runs on Wednesday afternoons in the summer months. Hand records available at the end of each game.

Thank you for a wonderful 2017 Season. Stay tuned for 2018 Dates. Have a great Fall, Winter and Spring Bigwin Bridge Players! 

 

 

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12th December 2017
Play And Learn
Director: Kelly Shields
5th December 2017
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Director: Kelly Shields
28th November 2017
Play And Learn
Director: Kelly Shields
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Results
12th December 2017
Play And Learn
Director: Kelly Shields
5th December 2017
Play And Learn
Director: Kelly Shields
28th November 2017
Play And Learn
Director: Kelly Shields