Portland Bridge Club
 
Locations

Sandy
8383 NE Sandy Blvd.
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97220
503.252.1318

South Waterfront
Mirabella Tower
Pennoyer Entrance
3550 SW Bond St.
Portland, OR 97239
971.232.1318

 
Lessons
Learn To Play Bridge

Our Learn to Play Bridge classes continue through October: on Monday nights 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Sandy, and on Wednesday afternoons, 2-4 pm at the Multnomah Althletic Club

 

Bid, Play, Learn I

David Castles teaches a rotating class on varying topics intended for players new to the game or new to duplicate.  Each week you will have hands, homework and an outline before the class on the subject.  To get on the email list for this class mail davidc@porlandbridgeclub.com

Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. Topics will likely include:

  • Reverses
  • Hand reevaluation / cover cards
  • Michaels and Unusual 2N
  • Competitive bidding and the Law of Total Tricks
  • Slam bidding - control bids, quantitative 4N, keycard
  • Balancing
  • Live (safe) auctions vs. dangerous auctions
  • Basic attitude signals
  • Negative doubles
  • Active vs. passive defense
  • Planning at trick one (winners and losers)
  • Basic counting during the play
  • Bridge etiquette

No pre-registration is required, and you can just show up and David will be happy to see you. To prepare in advance, contact David and he will send you the prior week's homework: davidc@portlandbridgeclub.com.

When: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Sandy location

Cost: $20 for a single lesson or $75 for five

Bid, Play, Learn II

David Castles teaches a rotating class on varying topics intended for advancing duplicate players.  Each week you will have hands, homework and an outline before the class on the subject.  To get on the email list for this class mail davidc@porlandbridgeclub.com

Thursdays, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm. Topics covered will include:

  • Jacoby 2NT
  • Splinters
  • Inverted minors
  • More defensive signals
  • Two-way new-minor forcing
  • Fourth-suit forcing
  • Lebensohl
  • Wolff Signoff
  • Principles of cuebidding
  • Landy over NT
  • Active ethics
Friday Night Mini-Lesson

Each week prior to the Mentor game, we discuss an interesting topic.

- When: Fridays 6:30 pm
- Where: Sandy location
- Cost: Free. Smiles appreciated.