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CONGRATULATIONS TO BARBARA ON THE ABTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR BARBARA'S TIPS!
Whether you have been playing for a while or you’re not very experienced, Barbara's Tips book will help you to move your game up to the next level. The tips cover all aspects of bridge — bidding, play, and defense.
Advice and examples are drawn from material Barbara Seagram has developed for her students over the last twenty years — it’s like having your own personal bridge coach sitting beside you!
Each chapter is in bite-sized portions and easy to digest. A compilation of all you need to know!
About the Quizzes book, Brabara says: "When I first began to learn this wonderful game of ours, it was explained to me by my teachers that the key to successful bridge is not being more brilliant than your opponents. In the long run, you will win more games by making fewer errors than they do. If you and your partner are communicating effectively (making bids that state your shape and values accurately) then your partnership will reach the right contract (and, even better, keep your opponents from theirs) more often.
Time and time again, in my bridge career, I have found this advice to be proved only too true. But how do you make sure your bidding is up to scratch? The answer is easy:
1. You buy this book, and
2. You do the quizzes
And, because you are serious about your bridge, you score 100% (well done!)
And then...and this is the important part... you make sure partner does the quizzes as well. (I would suggest buying partner another copy of this book because I know you will not want to risk losing this one!)
You may have to work with partner until partner does as well as you. But, I promise, this journey will be worthwhile.
All kidding aside, I've written this book so you have a fun way of finding out how much of modern bridge bidding fundamentals you have mastered. It is also a tool that will help you identify and improve any areas of your game that may need some work. I suspect (and am hoping) you will want to share this with your regular partner.
There is some similarity to some of the Covid quizzes but these have all been completely revised, and reworked. The answers are far more comprehensive and this is now such a great learning tool.
I urge you not to write the answers in the book but to use a scrap of paper because you will want to return to the book time and time again to see how much your bridge has improved."
Both of these excellent books are available for purchase at the VBBC for $20/each.
Located in Vero Beach Florida, the Vero Beach Bridge Center is a member-owned 501 (C) (3) bridge club. We now host daily bridge games on Bridge Base Online, but before COVID-19 we hosted three Sectional bridge tournaments each year, bridge classes for all levels, celebrity speakers, and student games for new players which are all sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. In fact, the size of our club allows us to hold many restricted games for up-coming-players; no need to swim with the sharks!
We have one of the best duplicate bridge clubs in Florida, if not the nation. We ranked #4 in North America for 2019 based on the number of tables played during the year!