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Sol Hartman Paintings
Sol Hartman Paintings

Many thanks to Sol Hartman for hanging several of his paintings at the club!

For information, please see Sol’s web site.

The photo above shows Richard Burns sitting next to Sol’s “Richard.”

 
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  Saturday morning Seminars for Intermediate and Advanced Players 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM

We are proud to announce our New Saturday morning Seminars for intermediate and advanced players. These seminars will be proposed once or twice a month on a Saturday morning when no local tournaments are being held. Our second seminar will be presented by Rena Lieberman on Saturday, October 28 at 9:15 AM. Rena will discuss All Sorts of Doubles. Seminar ends at about 11:15 AM.
Our saturday noon game will follow as usual. Cost is $25 if pre-registered, $30 at the door. To register please email us at westwoodbridgeclub@gmail.com. Click here for more information.

09/23 Adam Grossack Counting and Executing on Defense: Late Decisions

10/28 Rena Lieberman All sorts of Doubles

11/18 Adam Grossack Counting and Executing on Defense: Early Decisions

12/2 Kim Gilman or Andrew Hanes Killer Opening Leads

12/16 Kim Gilman Minor Suit Slams

Last updated : Oct 12, 2017 08:59 EDT
  Tuesday Course Starting October 24: Bridge Basics 2—Competitive Bidding

Tuesdays, October 24, October 31, November 14, November 21, and November 28, 14:30–16:30 
(note no class on 11/07)
Teacher: Lisa Procter
Course fee: $135 for five classes, book included, payable at the first class
There are no refunds for days missed.

This is a second course for players who have taken a beginner class the Basics 1 class based on the Audrey Grant textbook.

In a typical session of duplicate bridge, the majority of auctions are competitive, so more matchpoints are won and lost in competitive auctions than in uncontested auctions. This course covers the concepts needed when both sides are bidding for the contract. It introduces the basic competitive bidding tools—preemptive opening bids, overcalls, and takeout doubles—as used in today’s game. It uses Audrey Grant’s excellent text, Bridge Basics 2—Competitive bidding. We’ll play several practice deals in each session.

To register, please email us at westwoodbridgeclub@gmail.com.

Last updated : Oct 1, 2017 16:54 EDT
  Thursday Afternoon Supervised Play

Every Thursday, 14:30–16:30
Teacher: Ru Terajewicz
Fee: $15/player

Supervised Play is the ideal setting to consolidate learnings, increase confidence, and improve your understanding and expertise.  It is suitable for all levels and essential for beginners.  Like any activity, bridge requires practice of learned conventions.  This is a real-time game experience without the real-time game pressure.  Play random pre-dealt hands with an ACBL certified bridge instructor and tournament expert supervising and discussing how to perfect the bidding, declare play, defense between partnership, and learning the way of “bridge thinking”.

Come with or without a partner and you will be placed with players of similar levels.  Walk-ins are welcome but it is very helpful to plan the tables ahead if we know you are coming.  Please email Ru at ru.terajewicz@gmail.com if you are planning to come.

Never having played card games in her life, Ru started learning to play bridge in 2008. The game soon became a passion and she started playing competitive duplicate bridge the following year. In 2010, Ru opted to concentrate full time on her bridge game and wound down a 25-year engineering career in Aviation. By 2011, Ru attained the rank of Life Master and is now a Ruby Life Master. In the following four years, Ru lived in Canada and was mentored by some Canada’s most outstanding bridge players. During that time, she earned ACBL teaching certificate with Audrey Grant as well as Director’s certificate. While living in Canada, she achieved top 100 Richmond Trophy rank for two consecutive years. Ru has won several Mini-McKenney races in her district, placed top 15 ACBL Mini-McKenney races in her strat multiple times, and has won many Sectional and Regional championship in open events. Ru is passionate about bridge and loves to help others to learn the game.

Last updated : Oct 1, 2017 00:22 EDT
  Fridays, 9:45: Shark’s Pointers

Most Fridays, September–June, 9:45–10:15
Teacher: Mark “Shark” Aquino

Please join us for the Shark’s excellent free talks before most Friday games. Everyone is welcome, adapted to all levels of play.

Mark is a Grand Life Master. He won the 2015 North American Pairs (with Shome Mukherjee), finished second in the 2004 Nail Life Master Pairs (with Jonathan Green), and won numerous regional events. He is our District Director, representing the New England Bridge Conference on the ACBL’s Board of Directors, and a Past President of both the New England Bridge Conference and the Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association.

Last updated : Aug 16, 2017 06:40 EDT
  Tuesday Afternoon Course Starting September 19: Bridge Basics 1

Tuesdays, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, and October 17, 14:30–16:30
Teacher: Lisa Procter
Course fee: $135 for five classes, payable at the first class (book included)
Please register by emailing westwoodbridgeclub@gmail.com

This course is the perfect introduction to the game of bridge. It’s based on the Basics 1 book by Audrey Grant. In the first lesson, we will learn about the basics and provide you with all the essential information about the fundamental mechanics of the game, and is intended for people who have never encountered bridge. The following lessons have information that will also be of value to people who may know the basic mechanics but have not learned the principles of modern bidding. We will cover notrump opening bids and responses, major suit opening bids and responses, and minor suit opening bids and responses. This class provides everything you need to establish a solid foundation. The approach is hands-on, you will start playing hands at the first class.

Everyone is welcome! Our emphasis is on having a good time while learning the most fascinating card game in the world! Come and try it!

Lisa is a silver life master and has been playing bridge for 10 years. She is an ACBL certified teacher. Currently, she is the membership chair of the Eastern Massachusetts Bridge Association (EMBA). She conceived of and manages the "Introduction to Bridge" programs sponsored by EMBA. These programs have become a very important way to introduce newcomers to bridge and attract new members to EMBA.

Last updated : Sep 13, 2017 15:59 EDT
  Tuesday Evening Course Starting September 19: Bridge Basics 1

Tuesdays, September 19, September 26, October 10, October 17, and October 24, 19:15–21:15
(note: no class on October 3)
Teacher: Ru Terajewicz
Course fee: $135 for five classes, payable at the first class (book included)
Please register by emailing westwoodbridgeclub@gmail.com

This course is the perfect introduction to the game of bridge. It’s based on the Basics 1 book by Audrey Grant. In the first lesson, we will learn about the basics and provide you with all the essential information about the fundamental mechanics of the game, and is intended for people who have never encountered bridge. The following lessons have information that will also be of value to people who may know the basic mechanics but have not learned the principles of modern bidding. We will cover notrump opening bids and responses, major suit opening bids and responses, and minor suit opening bids and responses. This class provides everything you need to establish a solid foundation. The approach is hands-on, you will start playing hands at the first class.

Everyone is welcome! Our emphasis is on having a good time while learning the most fascinating card game in the world! Come and try it!

Never having played card games in her life, Ru started learning to play bridge in 2008. The game soon became a passion and she started playing competitive duplicate bridge the following year. In 2010, Ru opted to concentrate full time on her bridge game and wound down a 25-year engineering career in Aviation. By 2011, Ru attained the rank of Life Master and is now a Ruby Life Master. In the following four years, Ru lived in Canada and was mentored by some Canada’s most outstanding bridge players. During that time, she earned ACBL teaching certificate with Audrey Grant as well as Director’s certificate. While living in Canada, she achieved top 100 Richmond Trophy rank for two consecutive years. Ru has won several Mini-McKenney races in her district, placed top 15 ACBL Mini-McKenney races in her strat multiple times, and has won many Sectional and Regional championship in open events. Ru is passionate about bridge and loves to help others to learn the game.

Last updated : Sep 13, 2017 15:59 EDT