Our instructors bring a relaxed, humorous, and informative style to teaching. All of our classes have had fun and friendly people; come join us to learn this fascinating game or brush up on your current bridge skills. Bridge has the suspense of poker, the mental challenge of chess, and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a sociable setting where you are a participant, not just a spectator.
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Bridge Basics I – Beginner Bridge Class
An introduction to the world’s greatest card game; you will learn opening bids, responses, and how to plan to play a hand in no trump and a suit contract. Each class is seven weeks.
Tuesday Evenings starting January 29, 2019–
6:30- 8:30 p.m. with Kathy Venton
starting January 31, 2019–
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. with Kathy Juarez
Schedule for the class: Week 1 – Introduction to Bridge, Week 2 – 1N Openers & Responses, Week 3 – Major Suit Openers & Responses with a fit, Week 4 – Major Suit Openers & Responses with no fit or game going values, Week 5 – Minor Suit Openers & Responses, and Week 6 – Stayman, Week 7 How to show a 5 card major in response to Opener’s 1N. Class is $95 including text. Single sessions $15.
If you wish to repeat this class it’s only $5 per session
Bridge Basics II – Competitive Bidding
Tuesday Evenings, March 19th – April 23
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. with Kathy Venton
Bid and play more hands by winning the contract more often by competing for the auction. We want to get to our best contract or prevent the opponent’s from reaching their top spot. You’ll learn how to bid preemptively, overcall, and use takeout doubles.
Schedule: wk 1, Preempts/2N asking for a feature wk 2 Overcalls & Advancing, wk 3 Take Out Doubles & Advancing/Double & Bid Hands wk 4 Negative Doubles, wk 5 Competitive Auctions/Cue Bids Wk 6 Redoubles/Review of Book
$99 for six weeks including textbook $15 single session
If you’ve taken this class before it’s $10 per session to repeat any evening.
Bridge Basics III Popular Conventions
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 30 – June 4 with Kathy Venton
Learn the nation’s most popular conventions designed to help you and partner get to your games and slams. We’ll review Stayman and learn more details. You’ll have a chance to practice and learn more about Jacoby Transfers including transfers to the minor suits. You’ll open hands with 22+ points. You’ll learn how to ask for aces and how to invite slam.
Schedule: wk 1 More about Stayman, wk 2 More about Jacoby Transfers, wk 3 Strong Opening Bids wk 4 Control Showing Cue Bids wk 5 Roman Key Card Blackwood, wk 6 Gerber and Quantitative Bidding
$99 for six weeks including text or $15 for a single session
If you’ve taken this class before it’s $10 to repeat any evening.
Sylvia Shi teaches you how to improve your opening leads against suit contracts. Find yourself setting more contracts!