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Visit us at Lloyd Center

Top floor, West end, next to Carrington College

Park on top of the deck at NE 10th and Halsey

Closest entry: middle doors with red tile

Entry with no stairs: far corner doors, keep right

Locations

Lloyd Center
Portland Bridge Club
2010 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232
503.252.1318

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

Lessons
Free Lessons Before Games

Prior to the Saturday Afternoon 199er game
     - When: Saturdays at noon
     - Where: Lloyd Center location

     - What: A 30 minute lesson on a topic of the week

Learn To Play Bridge

Our Learn to Play Bridge series of classes, broken in three parts, is designed for newer bridge players.

Our LTPB1 series is held at the Lloyd Center, and runs for eight consecutive Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. This class is geared toward brand-new bridge players and costs $120. If you are interested in signing up for the next series, starting on September 10th, please email linda@portlandbridgeclub.com.

Our LTPB2 series is run as a continuation our LTPB1 series. In addition to students carrying over from LTPB1, this class is also appropriate for people who have played a little bit of social bridge in the past, and want to get back into the game. It runs at Lloyd Center for eight Mondays, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, and costs $120. If you are interested in the next series, after LTPB1 finishes up in the fall, please email linda@portlandbridgeclub.com.

Bid, Play, Learn I

On Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm at Lloyd Center, David Castles, one of the owners of the Portland Bridge Club, teaches an ongoing class intended for players relatively new to the game, or new to duplicate.

Each week you will receive an email with notes and practice problems for the upcoming lesson. Class will start with a discussion of those notes and practice problems, and end with playing a few hands designed to reinforce the ideas. To get on the email list for this class, contact: davidc@portlandbridgeclub.com.

The cost is $20 for one class or $75 for a punch card good for any five classes. The punch card does not expire, so you can pick and choose the weeks that you want to attend. You can also use the same card for the more advanced Thursday afternoon classes.

The upcoming topics are:

       Aug 29th: Forcing vs. non-forcing bids

       Sept 5th: Standard American vs. 2/1 Game-Forcing

       Sept 12th: The Law of Total Tricks

       Sept 19th: Review of overcall options

       Sept 26th: Bidding strong two-suited hands

       Oct 3rd: No Class - gone for Seaside Regional

       Oct 10th: How duplicate scoring affects bidding

       Oct 17th: Bidding after partner preempts

       Oct 24th: How position and vulnerability affect bidding

       Oct 31st: Strong 2C openers

Bid, Play, Learn II

On Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm at Lloyd Center, David Castles, one of the owners of the Portland Bridge Club, teaches an ongoing class intended for intermediate players who are working on improving their game.

Each week you will receive an email with notes and practice problems for the upcoming lesson. Class will start with a discussion of those notes and practice problems, and end with playing a few hands designed to reinforce the ideas. To get on the email list for this class, contact: davidc@portlandbridgeclub.com.

The cost is $20 for one class or $75 for a punch card good for any five classes. The punch card does not expire, so you can pick and choose the weeks that you want to attend. You can also use the same card for the easier Wednesday night classes.

The upcoming topics are: 

       Aug 23rd: Two-way New Minor Forcing

       Aug 30th: Attitude, count, or suit preference?

       Sept 6th: Bidding after a reverse

       Sept 13th: Counting, as declarer

       Sept 20th: Notrump overcall systems (and why we like Landy)

       Sept 27th: Support doubles and redoubles

       Oct 4th: No Class - gone for Seaside Regional

       Oct 11th: Opening light in third seat, reverse Drury

       Oct 18th: Wolff signoffs after 2N rebids

       Oct 25th: Review of various doubles