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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.”

 
Classes
 
 
  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 last seminar for 2017 will be presented by Kim Gilman on Saturday, December 16 at 9:15 AM. Kim will discuss Minor Suit Slams. 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 Killer Opening Leads

12/16 Kim Gilman Minor Suit Slams

Last updated : Dec 7, 2017 18:46 EST
  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
  Wednesday Afternoon Course Starting January 10: Bridge Basics 1

Wednesdays, January 10, January 17, January 31, February 7, February 14, and February 28, 14:30–16:30
(note: no class January 24 and February 21)
Teacher: Ru Terajewicz
Course fee: $160 for six 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 : Nov 13, 2017 22:17 EST