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Thursday, January 9 at 3:30 P.M.

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D17 Scorecard

D 17 Scorecard

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Snow Closures

The Bridge Center closes with D11 School District.

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Learn to Play

Seeking to sharpen up your game?  We have many great teachers and classes for every skill level.

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Free Mini Lessons & Limited Games

 Monday evenings at 5:45,  free mini-lesson, and Game for players with less than 199 ACBL Masterpoints.

♣ You could also try our 199er game (for players with less than 200 ACBL Masterpoints) on Tuesday afternoon.  Free mini-lesson at 11:45 am.  Contact:  John Dukellis, 719-418-2574.



Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott

This summer at the annual ABTA (American Bridge Teachers Association) convention which is held  before the Summer NABC, Shirley Scott  was honored with the “Crystal Apple” award.  The “Crystal Apple” is awarded for the best teaching tip which was voted on by all the attendees.


These teaching tip awards, called the Apple Basket awards, were mentioned in the NABC Daily Bulletin and the September Bridge Bulletin. Shirley received the first place award.



For Lesson Information Contact Shirley Scott (H) 598.3382  (C) 210.5995 or   

Ann Parker

Beginning Bridge Lessons

Mondays beginning October 14th

9-11 AM

At the Bridge Center

901 N. 17th Street

$10 each lesson


Once  you have learned Bridge in a Day, these classes will continue with the conventions every bridge player should know.  There will be 10 weeks of classes

Teacher:  Ann Parker





Ann’s Class Schedule Beginning October 14th, 2019


Oct. 14 -- How to play a hand as declarer

Oct. 21 – Stayman Convention (responding to a 1 NT opening by partner)

Oct. 28 – Transfers (my partner has opened with 1 or 2 NT and I have a 5-card, or longer, major suit)

Nov. 4 – Overcalls (the opponents have opened the bidding but I have something to say)

Nov. 11 – Takeout doubles (the opponents have bid first but I have a good hand without a 5-card or longer suit)

Nov. 18 – Negative doubles (my partner bid first but the  opponents are trying to get in the way….)

Nov. 25 – Weak opening bids (I have a 6-card or longer suit and less than an opener)

Dec. 2 – Strong 2-Club opener (I have an incredible hand and  want to make sure we get to game)

Dec. 9 – Blackwood and Gerber (slam may be possible and I want my partner to describe their hand further)

Dec. 16 – Leads and Signals (we don’t always get the  contract so sometimes we have to defend)



 Ann Parker


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 Contact Ann



John Dukellis

Contact John at or (719) 418-2574.

Once you lean the basics there is a terrific program going on right now at the bridge center on Thursday mornings at 9.  For $5 you can come, play, ask questions from knowledgeable players while honing your skills.  Every week there have been 3-5 tables of people just like you who want to boost their confidence by playing and learning.  The only way you really get better at this game is by playing and this is your opportunity.  No partners required!

Starting in January, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate Classes.

♠ Thinking Bridge Private lessons for beginning and intermediate players. Individual, pairs or groups. Taught by ACBL accredited teacher Bob Somppi 719-659-4471,, or


Toshi Yingst


  Toshi Yingst (719-576-5774) specializes in 2/1 bidding and advanced play.