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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 in the Spring, please email us at staff@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, starting on November 26, please email us at staff@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:

           Nov 14: Improving your suit contract play: When to pull trump

           Nov 21: No class (night-before-Thanksgiving)

           Nov 28: Opening leads, finesses, entries

           Dec 5: Principles of doubles, negative doubles

           Dec 12: Michael's cuebids, unusual 2N, basic counting as declarer

           Dec 19: Reverses, etiquette

           Dec 26: No class (gone for Christmas)

 

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: 

       Nov 15th: Pull trump now, later, or not at all?

       Nov 22: No class (Thanksgiving)

       Nov 29: Inverted minors

       Dec 6: Counting on defense

       Dec 13: Basic end plays

       Dec 20: More on opening leads, active ethics

       Dec 27: No class (gone for Christmas)