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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.”

  Mini-Course: Drury

Wednesday September 19, 14:30–16:30 
Teacher: Ru Terajewicz
Course fee: $25, payable at the class
Please register as soon as you can.

This is a 2-hour mini course which will be focusing on third and fourth seat opening with sub-opening hands and learning the Drury convention to handle partner's light openings.  We will be playing several practice deals including learning bridge thinking.

To register, please email


Last updated : Sep 9, 2018 11:41 EDT
  Defense with Kim On Saturday morning

Fun with Defense

Kim Gilman will teach a series of Saturday morning classes this fall, all designed to help you win more at bridge when you're on defense. Bad cards? No problem! Learn how to set the opponent's contracts and get the plus score for your side! You'll play hands in class to reinforce the concepts.

Sign up for individual classes or all five. Each class will help you decide which cards to play on defense in different situations. Bring your partner if you can, as expert defense is based on good partnership communication. Singles are welcome and will be paired up in class.

September 29 - Third Hand High?
October 13 - Second Hand Low?
October 27 - Signaling your partner: Attitude
November 17 - Signaling your partner: Suit Preference
December 1 - Killer Opening Leads

The class starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Our Saturday noon game will follow as usual. Please plan on arriving a few minutes early, the class will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Cost is $25 if preregistered and $30 at the door. Register for all five classes for $100 if paid on the first class. 
Please register by emailing

Last updated : Sep 1, 2018 09:49 EDT
  BEGINNERS BRIDGE CLASS Tuesday Afternoon Course Starting October 9: Bridge Basics 1

Tuesdays, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30, November 20, November 27, December 4 and December 11, 14:30–16:30
(No classes November 6 and 13)
Teacher: Lisa Procter
Course fee: $218 for eight classes, payable at the first class (book included). Also included is a one-month membership to the American Contract Bridge League.
Please register by emailing

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 9, 2018 11:35 EDT
  Monday morning Two-Over-One Course starting October 15

Mondays, October 15, October 22, October 29, November 19, and November 26, 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
(no classes on November 5 and 12)
Teacher: Lisa Procter
Course fee: $135 for five classes (book included)
Please register by emailing

This class covers the basics of two-over-one game force, a popular variation of Standard American bidding methods. This system makes easier for the partnership to get to the best game contract and explore the possibility of Slam. 1 NT forcing bid and responses will be covered to get the partnership to the best partscore.

Last updated : Aug 13, 2018 15:16 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 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