NEW 2022 WINTER LESSONS WITH JOSÉE
Two 4-Day Courses On Zoom
In January and February, I will be offering two 4-week courses aimed primarily at a very gentle level. These are for quite new players. Do tell your friends.
The courses are Introduction to Declarer Play and Introduction to Defence.
Both courses will come with the Eddie Kantar Book of the same Title (recently Revised and Updated by Barbara Seagram). Lessons are recorded and unlimited access granted once registered and paid for the course.
Introduction To Declarer Play – A 4-Week Course
Do you love playing bridge? Are you looking to do more this Winter? Still feels like Play of the Hand is puzzling at times? Then you NEED this course!
- Counting Losers
- Counting Winners
- Ruffing losers in the Dummy
- Extra Winners in the Dummy or in Declarer’s Hand
- Long Suit Establishment (aka Taking Tricks with Tiny Cards)
- When and How to take a Finesse and much more!
Dates – Wednesdays – January 5, 12, 19, 26
Times – 4 to 5:45 pm EST
Introduction To Defence – A 4-Week Course
Have you noticed that you are defending at bridge 50% of the time? That is right! Did you know that being on Defence is the most fun you can ever have at the bridge table even when you do not have any points in your hand? Let me teach you how to have more fun and to gain respect from all players when you show them you know how to defend!
- Opening Leads against No Trump and Suit contracts
- 2nd hand play
- 3rd hand play
- Signaling against No Trump and Suit contracts
- And much, much more!!
Dates – Wednesdays – February 2, 9, 16, 23
Times – 4 to 5:45 pm EST
What you will get with each course:
- Live ZOOM lessons and unlimited access to the recordings.
- Eddie Kantar’s book (2nd edition, revised and updated by Barbara Seagram).
- PowerPoint presentations in PDF
- LIN files to practice on BBO
- Additional handouts (yours to keep).
- Also, Josée will be available by e-mail to answer any questions and doubts that may arise during the lessons.
How to register and pay for the courses
Register for one course - $155 CDN for 4 weeks. Add $5.74 if you require postage of the book.
Payment by etransfer to email@example.com or by cheque mailed to my home address – 1717 Avenue Road, Suite 418, Toronto, Ontario, M5M0A2. Cheque can also be dropped off if you are picking up the book from me.
- If paying in US$ - by check US$ 135, using PayPal US$ 145, prices include postage to the US.
Register for both courses (get a 10% discount!) - $280 CDN. Add $11.48 if you require postage of the books
- If paying in US$ - by check US$ 243, using Paypal US$ 261, prices already include postage to the US.
PayPal email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (or here http://bit.ly/JoseePaypal).
For your convenience, start with an email to me at email@example.com.
Let me know what course(s) you are signing up for. Include how you will pay and if you require postage of the book(s). Include your mailing address if that is the case. Then you are all set!
Individual Sessions on Zoom
Completing A Convention Card
As we return to Face-to-Face bridge, you will be expected to have with you a convention card detailing what you and your partner play (special conventions, special systems, what you lead, what your signalling system is, etc.).
Meet Jean Collins who has agreed to help you with this! Jean will guide you through all parts of the convention card, advising how to fill in each section. If time allows, we will also go over doing the same for your BBO games.
I have known Jean many years. She is a retired high school teacher who has found great joy in being able to enjoy the fun of teaching bridge. She has among other things taught at the Barbara Seagram school of Bridge and supply taught for me a number of times. Her convention card presentations at tournaments and cruise ships have always been well received. So you can see why I feel you are in great hands!
When we were discussing how much to charge for the lesson, Jean suggested that I direct all the proceeds toward a charity of my choice. As a result, all proceeds earned from this lesson will be divided equally between Armour Heights Church (armourheights.org) where I rented space prior to Covid and also Arise Ministry (ariseministry.ca). ARISE Ministry empowers individuals involved in the sex trade to reclaim their lives.
DATE: Tuesday, January 11th, 4 to 5:15 pm EST.
PRICE: $20 (all proceeds go to charity)
- This lesson will be recorded and available to all who register.
- To register, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking Bridge – Plan Your Moves!
Whatever seat you are in, you have to be planning your moves. Let’s spend these sessions where we explore what it feels like to sit in any and all 4 seats, and think like an expert. Only time you will be allowed to relax will be when in the dummy’s seat 😊
- Wednesday, January 19th, 10-11:45 am EST
- Wednesday, February 16th, 10-11:45 am EST
More dates to be added in March and April.
PRICE: $25 per session
- Lessons are recorded and will include a PDF of all the hands demonstrated on BBO, including commentary on bidding, opening lead, declarer’s strategy and defensive moves.
Looking forward to seeing you in January and February!