Cost: $90 for 9 weeks
Here’s your opportunity to focus on a part of the game that occurs almopst 50% of the time: Defense. Learn the techniques that will make you a better bridge player. This class utilizes teaching material authored by noted teacher and lecturer Pat Harrington, information from Eddie Kantar's "Modern Bridge Defense" and others. It includes instruction, played hands, and handouts. The topics are for the advanced beginner or above player.
Cost: $80 for 8 weeks
These topics are for the absolute beginner or above player. This class utilizes teaching material authored by noted teacher and lecturer Pat Harrington. Three full lessons are devoted to trick taking and understanding what a contract is before bidding is introduced. Lessons 4 through 6 cover notrump opening bids and responses, major suit opening bids and responses, and minor suit opening bids and responses. Lessons 7-12 subjects include dummy points, notrump bids by responder, notrump rebids by opener, takeout doubles, preempts, and strong 2C openings.
Cost: $100 for 10 weeks
Here’s your opportunity to focus on play of the hand. Learn to take as many tricks as you can in every hand you play. There is a certain amount of bidding review and defense in every session but the primary objective is play of the hand. Learn the techniques that will make you a better bridge player. These topics are for all players of all levels who struggle taking all the tricks they should. This class utilizes teaching material authored by noted teacher and lecturer Pat Harrington, information from Watson's "The Play of the Hand" and others. It includes instruction, played hands, and handouts.
The class first focuses on NT contracts and then introduces how some of these same methods apply to Trump contacts. Topics covered are: Counting Winners And Entries in NT, Promotion In NT, Using Length In NT, The Finesse, Extra Practice with Finesses, Watch Out For The Opponents!, Counting Losers in Suit Contract, Dummy Points And Trumping In Dummy, Discarding Losers, Putting it all Together, and, as a bonus, Expert Tools: Safety Plays, End Plays & Squeezes.
Cost is $80 plus $15 for the required Audrey Grant - Eric Rodwell Text Book*
Two-over-one Game Force (2/1 GF) is a modification to standard bidding. New players and even those who have been playing for years find the course refreshing and worthwhile. The material has been developed by Audrey Grant, David Lindop, and Eric Rodwell. The information is authentic, current, and thoughtful. It’s presented in a manner that can be understood and appreciated. Since the essence of 2/1 GF is the change to the bidding message following some of responder’s bids, the text is cplor-coded to help the student quickly visualize the impact of these changes. Red represents signoff bids; Yellow are invitational bids; Green are forcing bids; and underlined Green symbolize "marathon bids" – a concept introduced by Eric Rodwell in the "JOY OF BRIDGE".
*(Only for those who do not already have one).