Below are the dates and topics for the July and August Bid and Play lessons. Please note only one link for all lessons and the passcode needed to enter. Lessons are held on Tuesday evening from 7 pm to 8:45 pm , eastern standard time
BY CLICKING ON THE HEADING ABOVE THIS SHOULD TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE MEETING. OR YOU CAN COPY THE LINK BELOW AS WELL.
ONE ZOOM LINK AND PASSCODE WILL ALLOW YOU TO JOIN ANY AND ALL OF THE DATES BELOW.
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Meeting ID: 297 262 2918
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DATES AND TOPICS
July 14 - NO LESSON ON JULY 14TH - very sorry!
July 21 - Introduction to Defence - You are on defence 50% of the time, might as well learn to have fun doing this!
July 28 - Let's bid some big hands ! - Big one suited hands, big No trump hands, responding to these hands, bidding slams!
August 4 - More competitive Bidding - Takeout Doubles
August 11 - NO LESSON ON AUGUST 11TH - very sorry!
August 18 - Is my bid forcing? Emphasis that evening will be more on deciding when to bid or when to pass.
August 25th - Negative Doubles Think of these as take out doubles when two suits have been bid.
I am thrilled to let you know that in June you have raised $1100 for Armour Heights Presbyterian Church and ARISE. That is what came directly to me, but I do know that many of you gave directly to the two charities. A HUGE THANK YOU FOR THIS! I am so grateful for all you have done and these donations have been much appreciated.
Beginning in July, your $5 attendance to a lesson will be coming to me to help me cover my costs for these lessons. Payment by etransfer to my email address firstname.lastname@example.org works for all Canadians. If you are uncomfortable with this approach, you can always mail me a cheque to my home at 418-1717 Avenue Road, Toronto, M5M0A2. To our American friends, unfortunately I am not set up for Paypal or cannot receive money through Zelle. It seems the only way is by way of cheque. So very sorry about this. Long term plan is that these lessons will continue throughout August as well but there may be a week in August without a lesson. So if planning to pay a lump sum, assume 6 lessons for the next 8 weeks. If there are 7, then it will be a bonus :)
TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH ZOOM BEFORE OR DURING THE LESSONS:
I am so grateful to Doug Cowan who has offered to be my “Tekkie” support during the ZOOM lessons. If you find you are having difficulties accessing the lesson or during the lesson, please call Doug at 416-418-4062 as once the lesson starts I will not be able to address these.