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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.”

  Tuesday Course Starting March 20: Bridge Basics 2—Competitive Bidding

Tuesdays, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10, April 24, and May 1, 14:30–16:30 
(note no class on 04/17)
Teacher: Ru Terajewicz
Course fee: $160 for six classes, book included, payable at the first class
There are no refunds for days missed. Please register as soon as you can.

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

Last updated : Feb 28, 2018 11:02 EST
  Newcomer Game every Wednesday at 10:30 A.M.

If you are new to the game and have fewer than 20 MPs, join us for our Newcomer Game every Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. 
The Newcomer game on Wednesdays consists of the play of 12 boards in about 2 hours (10 minutes per board). Players can have access to their cheat sheet. At the end of the game, the director can answer questions regarding the boards played. Come and try it!

If you are new to the club and buy an entry to the Newcomer game, we’ll give you a free play to be used at another time!

Last updated : Feb 28, 2018 11:03 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 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 00:24 EDT