​​Beginning Lessons - ACBL Series (Club Book) - Bidding​
Beginning in January, June & September.
THE CLUB SERIES: BIDDING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Updated by Betty Starzec to reflect more modern bidding methods, this textbook now has nine lessons based on five card major openings. The chapters are titled: Getting started--Objectives--Responses to 1NT--Responses to One of a Suit--Rebids by Opener--Rebids by Responder--Responses to One of a Suit--Overcalls--Takeout Doubles and Responses--The Stayman Convention. Book is $20 but available at the club for $15. Lessons are $5 per week and include about 1 hour lesson and 1 hour of play. Taught by: Larry Huiras. Please sign up at the club, email or call.

Beginning Part II Lessons - ACBL Series (Diamond Book) - Play of the Hand
Beginning in March, August & November following Beginning Series.

THE DIAMOND SERIES: BIDDING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Updated by Betty Starzec to reflect current bridge playing standards. This textbook now had nine lessons on developing strategy and playing the hand to win the contract. Chapters are titled: Making a Plan--Developing Tricks - Promotion and Length--Developing Tricks - the Finesse--Eliminating Losers - Ruffing and Discarding--Watching Out for Entries--Watching Out for the Opponents--Managing the Trump Suit--Putting It All Together--Jacoby Transfer. Book is $20 but available at the club for $18. Lessons are $5 per week and include about 1 hour lesson and 1 hour of play. Taught by Larry Huiras. Please sign up at the club, email or call.

Beginning Part III Lessons - ACBL Series (Heart Book) - Defense
Beginning after the Diamond Series as scheduled.
THE HEART SERIES: DEFENSE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Updated by Betty Starzec to reflect current bridge playing standards. This textbook now has nine lessons on techniques for defeating contracts that declarer would make if we don't defend carefully. Chapters are titled: Opening Leads Against Notrump--Contracts--Opening Leads Against Suit Contracts--Third-Hand Play--Second-Hand Play--Defensive Signals--Developing Defensive Tricks--Interfering With Declarer--Making a Plan--Negative Doubles. Book is $20 but is available at the club for $18. Lessons are $5 per week and include about 1 hour lesson and 1 hour of play. Taught by: Larry Huiras. Please sign up at the club, email or call.

Beginning Part IV Lessons - ACBL Series (Spade Book) - Conventions
Beginning after the Heart Series as scheduled.
THE SPADE SERIES: COMMONLY USED CONVENTIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Eight lessons including: Stayman Convention--Jacoby Convention--Major suit openings and responses--Minor - suit openings and responses--Subsequent auction--Weak two-bids--strong 2 club openings. Book is $20 but is available at the club for $18. Lessons are $5 per week. Taught by Larry Huiras. Please sign up at the club, email or call.

Thinking Bridge: Take more tricks by taking a closer look at concepts in bidding, play and defense
Instructor: Mike Flader; based on materials developed by Eddie Kantar.
Format: Written materials will be provided via e-mail each week to help the students improve their game. Each session starts with a 15-20 minute lecture on bidding, play or defense, followed by playing 8-10 hands, duplicate style.  The goal is to replicate conditions that players encounter every time they play. Everyone bids the auction--Best auction will then be discussed--Hands will be played based on the suggested auction--Post-mortem of hands follows with tips guaranteed to improve play and/or defense. Following the class, hand records and analysis of the hands will be provided via e-mail.
Cost: Each lesson will cost $15 per student, 10 classes discounted at $120 (8 student minimum)
Registration:   Pre-registration required. To register,  call the Bridge Center of St Paul at 651 490-5430 or e-mail bridgecenterofstpaul@gmail.com.

​Tuesday Mini Lessons 6:00-6:20 pm
Various topics are covered. No cost. Teacher: Keith Thompson

Intermediate Chat Bridge (Please sign up for our count!)
Thursdays, 11:00-12:00, SIGN UP by Wednesday noon, so we can plan for enough coaches. Like Chat Bridge you get to bid and play the hands open and you can ask questions. Each table has a coach, so the instruction is very hands-on. The cost for the lesson is a suggested donation of $2. Run by: Joseph Browan & various coaches.
 
Chat Bridge $6 - Thursdays 12:30pm 

Play bridge while being able to ask questions during the bidding and/or the play. Limited to those with 20 MP or fewer. Masterpoints are awarded. Come anytime, no partner necessary. Teachers: Doug and Jane FrostType your paragraph here.

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