Winter Bridge Lessons 2022:
NEW Hybrid Format: Online and In Person simultaneously!
Beginning Bridge I - Bidding
Classes: Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
January 13 though March 3, 2022
The Club Series: Bidding In The 21st Century
Based on the popular ACBL Bridge Series this course has 8 lessons based on five card major openings.
We will cover: Getting started--Objectives--Opening Bids Responses to opening bids--Rebids--Takeout Doubles and
Responses--The Stayman Convention--Jacoby Transfers--The Blackwood convention.
♣ Each class includes approximately a 1 hour lesson and 1 hour of play.
♣ Course Fee is $50 for all 8 classes - no refunds after the third week of classes.
This course will be offed again beginning in September on Mondays from 6:30 - 8:30pm
Beginning Bridge II - Play of the Hand
Classes: Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
January 10 though February 28, 2022
The Diamond Series: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century
Based on the popular ACBL Bridge Series this course has 8 lessons on developing strategy and playing the hand to win.
We will cover: Making a Plan -- The process to go through before you touch a card; Developing Tricks; Eliminating Losers;
Transportation; Thinking like the Opponents; & Managing the Trump Suit.
Note: Students should have completed Beginning Bridge I or have a basic knowledge of Standard American bidding,
Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, and Blackwood.
♦ Each class includes approximately a 1 hour lesson and 1 hour of play.
♦ The course book is available at the club for $20.00 (Kim can arrange for you to pickup) or online from Baron Barclay.
♦ Course Fee is $50 for all 8 classes - no refunds after the third week of classes.
♦ Taught by: Larry Huiras. For more information email: email@example.com
This course will be repeated beginning in September on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm
CHAT BRIDGE THURSDAYS:
ALL IN PERSON AT THE CLUB
Intermediate Chat Bridge: Thursdays, 11:00-12:00.
Sign up online or in person 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 Game $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 Frost.
Beginning Bridge III - Defense
Beginning after the Play of the Hand Course as scheduled.
Based on the popular ACBL Bridge Series: Defense In The 21st Century this course has eight lessons focusing on the
defensive aspect of bridge. Defense, often considered the hardest aspect of bridge, is the foundation of winning play. This
course is the third in a series of beginning courses. It is generally assumed that the students are familiar with the material
presented in the previous two courses on bidding and declarer play. The course book The Heart Series Defense In The 21st
Century is $21.95 at BaronBarclay.com or available at the club (Kim can meet you for pickup). Lessons are $50 for the series
of 8 classes. Each includes 1 hour lesson and 1 hour of play. Questions contact Larry Huiras, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning Part IV - Conventions
Beginning after the Defense Course as scheduled.
Based on the popular ACBL Bridge Series: Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century this course has eight lessons
that include: Stayman Convention--Jacoby Convention--Major suit openings and responses--Minor - suit openings and
responses--Subsequent auction--Weak two-bids--strong 2 club openings. The course book The Spade Series Commonly
Used Conventions in the 21st Century is $19.99 at BaronBarclay.com or discounted at the club. Lessons are $7.50 per week
or $50 for entire series and include about 1 hour lesson and 1 hour of play. Questions contact Larry Huiras, email:
Advanced Topics I - Bidding
Offered in the Spring
This is a six-lesson series designed for improving players who would like to move from Standard American to a Two Over
One system. It would be extremely advantageous for a regular partnership that would like to develop a basic 2/1 card to take
the course together. Topics include: Two Over One: Part 1 - Game Forcing Auctions, Two Over One: Part 2 – Forcing NT and
building a bidding structure, Minor Suit Openings – Inverted Minors & Minor Suit Slam Bidding, 2 Club and 2 NT Openings –
Conventions you should know/play, Alternative bidding structures – Bergen Raises, Forcing Club Systems, Preempt
Structures – messing with them, messing with you. Each Class is designed for about an hour of interactive instruction online
using Zoom followed by an hour of online practice hands.
Cost: $10.00 per class. Register for all 6 classes for $50.00 a $10.00 savings.
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Standard American Bidding, Stayman, transfer bids, Blackwood. Also, a computer
and a working Internet connection and a microphone (camera is nice too). Smart phones not recommended!!!
Questions contact Larry Huiras, email: email@example.com
Advanced Topics II - Bidding and Play
Offered in the Summer
For Intermediate/Advancing Players. Topics included: Takeout Doubles: getting it right!, Preemptive Bidding, Weak No
Trumps, Leads and Carding All classes are approximately one hour of interactive instruction followed by an hour of directed
play. Facilitated by Larry Huiras. Classes are facilitated over Zoom. A working microphone and speakers are required for
your computer. PCs are recommended but others will work. Classes are $8 per class or subscribe to all 4 for $25. Questions
contact Larry Huiras, email: firstname.lastname@example.org