Release 2.19q
Welcome to Toronto East Bridge Club
Come play with us!
Come play with us!

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Toronto East Bridge Club Schedule  

Closed for Family Day, February 19, 2024

  • Monday Evening: 7:00 pm (OPEN GAME) &  *Supervised game for beginners section 
  • Wednesday Afternoon: 12:30 pm (OPEN GAME)  & *Supervised play for beginners section

Cost: $10

Save the Date: Bridge Pub Crawl, April 20, 2024.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR SPRING SESSION

Beginner Bridge Basic 1 (Beginner Part 1)

This class starts at the beginning, introducing the mechanics of the game through its history. It covers the fundamentals of the three aspects of the game…bidding, play and defense. Through this course you’ll be taking the first steps into the magical world of bridge.

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  • Mondays, 1 pm -3 pm, March 18 – May 13, (No classes, April 1),
  • COST: $240 (includes 16 hours of instruction, a textbook and 8 free plays at Toronto East Bridge Club.)
  • INSTRUCTOR: Laurie Miller
  • TO REGISTER: Call or text Laurie 416-276-6415 or email: lauriemiller333@gmail.com

Building Your Foundation (Beginner Part 2)

This course will reinforce and build upon your knowledge from Beginner Bridge Basic 1. You will practice rebids by opener and responder to complete the contract; learn about overcalls, takeout doubles, penalty doubles; weak openings, and other strategies that you need to help you bid and play your hand.  

  • Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, March 19 - May 7
    Cost: $240, includes 16 hours of instruction, textbook and handouts and 8 free plays at Toronto East Bridge Club
  • Instructor: Laurie Miller
  • TO REGISTER: Call 276-6415 or lauriemiller333@gmail.com to register

Planning to Win

After you have used all your bidding knowledge to get to a good contract, you must be able to take the tricks which will deliver your best score. This course provides opportunities to practise planning how to take those required tricks. Each session will review a basic, bidding concept. Multiple practice hands are provided. There isn't a specific textbook for this course. Handouts are provided. 

  • Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. April 22 – June 17, 2024 (No class May 20)
  • Cost: $240, includes hand records for each session, homework exercises and 8 free plays at Toronto East Bridge Club
  • Instructor: Glenna Richardson, call 416-419-3089 or email glennarichardson@bell.net to register.

Beginner Bridge

This is a course for Absolute Beginner Bridge players. Also welcome are students of bridge who have not played for a while or who would like to consolidate some basic bidding and play concepts. In each two-hour class we will deal, bid and play a variety of hands. There isn’t a specific textbook for this course but handouts will be provided

  • Wednesday, 9:00– 11:00 AM,  April 17- June 5, 2024
  • Cost: $240, and 8 free plays at Toronto East Bridge Club
  • Instructor: Glenna Richardson, call 416-419-3089 or email glennarichardson@bell.net to register.

Play and Learn Defense

Half the time at the bridge table, you will be defending. The lessons in this defense course will help you learn the best way to make use of your high cards. Each 8-week session will address a defense strategy including leads, attitude signals, discards, second- and third-hand play. Each week there will be multiple deals to practise the concepts. There isn’t a specific textbook for this course but handouts will be provided.

  • Tuesdays 7:00 -9:00 pm, April 23- June 11, 2024
  • Cost: $240, and 8 free plays at Toronto East Bridge Club
  • Instructor: Glenna Richardson, call 416-419-3089 or email glennarichardson@bell.net to register.


Things about the Club

*Supervised Play/ Play and Learn  This section is not part of the regular play. It is for beginners and those that haven't played in a while who want to play in a bridge club setting with the advantage of using notes and asking questions.

Masterpoint Updates
If you have recently joined ACBL and you acquired masterpoints at TEBC before joining, please let Glenna know and she will update your masterpoint record with ACBL. You will need to forward your ACBL number.

Getting there and parking:
Car: Coming from the west, turn left on Manderley Dr,  northside just off  Kingston Road, east of Warden.
Coming from the East, turn right on Manderley Dr. northside, just off Kingston Road, west of Birchmount Road.

The Church parking lot is just across the street on Manderley Drive. There is plenty of street parking as well. 
Off the Subway: 
Victoria Park Station: It takes 13 minutes using the 12A or 12B Bus
Warden Park Station: It takes 7 minutes using the 69A Bus

We are here to help

If you have questions? Or need support? Email us torontoeastbridgeclub@gmail.com or call 416-276-6415

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Face to Face Club Protocols

After two years of online play the following are some protocols you might want to review as you head back to the club for in person play. 

1. When you take your cards from the board be sure to count them before you look at them.
2. When dummy is laid down the trump suit is placed on the right. In notrump, usually spades are placed on the right.
3. Play your cards and your bids close to your edge of the table. If you are playing the dummy hand the card played should be at the edge of the table behind the dummy.
No leaning or elbows. Do not SNAP yourcards.
4. The only cards you touch are your own. Only North should touch the boards unless North has asked someone else to move them.
5. Once the dummy is placed on the table it should not be rearranged unless Declarerasks. Resist the urge to tidy up.
6. You are only allowed to ‘re-fan’ your cards once.
7. Play and bid in turn and ‘in tempo’.
8. Dummy must not touch a card until asked. Nor can Dummy give any indication of a card that should be played.
9. Dummy may tell Declarer from which side of the table the play should start. Eg. “You’re in your hand.” “You’re on the board.”
10. Leave the cards on the table until everyone agrees on the outcome then shuffle and put them away before you record the score.
11. Save discussion about the hand just played until the end of the round. Be mindful of the opposition. They may not want to hear how brilliant your lead nor how insightful the
finesse was.
12. Avoid any signals from which your partner could gain ‘unauthorized information’. Ie. No groaning, heavy breathing or sighing at the table.
13. Do not snap your cards. This can be very uncomfortable for anyone wearing hearing devices.
14. When bidding: 1. Decide on your bid. 2. Place the bidding card on the table. 3. Donot hesitate or change your bid. 4. If you have made an error in the bidding process, call the director at the end of the biddingso that reparations may be made to the opponents.
15. When in doubt call the director. The director is present to make sure that the game is fair for everyone. It is not a punishment to have the director called to the table.

 

Contact Us
Need a partner? We have one waiting for you at the club! Contact us Torontoeastbridgeclub@gmail.com
Calendar
21st February 2024
OPEN
St. Nicholas Birch Cliff Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Road, Scarborough 12:30 pm
Director: Glenna Richardson & Laurie Miller
26th February 2024
OPEN
St. Nicholas Birch Cliff Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Road, Scarborough 7:00 pm
Director: Glenna Richardson & Laurie Miller
28th February 2024
OPEN
St. Nicholas Birch Cliff Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Road, Scarborough 12:30 pm
Director: Glenna Richardson & Laurie Miller