Leslie and Rebecca’s Bridge Schedule – Fall 2023
Phone: 304-224-3531 ● Email: email@example.com ● Website: www.bridgeteacher.com
Tell Your Friends! Absolute Beginner Bridge 1 starts Thursday, Sept. 7, 10AM—12 PM.
Brand New Beginner Bridge Part 1 Classes! Please tell your friends!!! Thursdays, 10 AM– 12 PM at the UMC* site. For those who’ve never played before or who haven’t played in many years and want to start over. Topics: point count evaluation, opening bids and responses, basic play of the hand techniques. Six weeks, starts September 7 and ends October 12 . Tuition is $160
Beginner Bridge Part 2. Thursdays, 10 AM—12 PM at the UMC* site. Basic bidding and responses are reviewed as well as an introduction to a few new bids (takeout doubles, preempts, overcalls, and the strong 2C opening bid). This is also a great class for those who played years ago and want to get back into bridge and modernize their skills. Six weeks, starts October 19 and ends November 30 (No class Nov. 23rd). Tuition is $160
Polishing your Bridge Parts 1 and 2. Mondays 1 PM—3 PM at the UMC* site. This is one of our most popular classes and students are amazed at the amount of new information that they acquire. You do not have to take both parts to enjoy this class, each chapter stands alone. Two six-week courses are offered. If you are registering for both Parts 1 & 2 (same tuition rate and registration info), please note that on the memo line of the check.
Part 1: Starts September 11 and ends October 23 (No class Sept. 25). Topics: Categorize your Strength; Which Suit Do I Bid First?; The Best Opening Bid Ever; Bidding With Minimum Hands; New Ways to Invite Game; and Major-Suit Raises (and the Losing Trick Count). Tuition is $160
Part 2: Starts October 30 and ends December 4. Topics: The “Weak Freak”; Don’t Rebid a Five-Card Suit When You Have a Reasonable Alternative; Responder’s Only Forcing Bid; When a New Suit by Responder is not Forcing; and the Decider and Describer (2 weeks). Tuition is $160
Signaling, Parts 1 and 2—Introduction to Defense. Tuesdays, 10 AM—12 PM at the UMC* site. Learn how to signal your partner about what’s in your hand. Partner will start playing like a genius after this course (and that should make you very happy). Two six-week courses are offered. If you are registering for both Parts 1 & 2 (same tuition rate and registration info), please note that on the memo line of the check.
Part 1: Topics: Opening Leads; 2nd Hand Low; 3rd Hand High; and Attitude Signals. Six weeks, starts September 5 and ends October 17 (no class on Sept. 26). Tuition is $160.
Part 2: Topics: Using Attitude Signals; Signaling When Discarding; Leading From Interior Sequences; and Leading 4th Best. Six weeks, starts November 8 and ends December 13. Tuition is $160.
Advanced Supervised Bidding, Play and Defense, Parts 2 and 3. Mondays 10 AM—12 PM at the UMC* site. “Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.”—Thomas Edison. Most of our flashes of brilliance at the bridge table come after a failure. (Sort of a “D’oh!!” moment.) We have assembled more of the most inspiring teaching deals we have and mixed them together so you won’t know in advance if it’s a bidding, play or defense problem. Two six-week courses are offered. Tuition for each is $160. If you are registering for both Parts 1 & 2 (same tuition rate and registration info), please note that on the memo line of the check. Tuition is $160 per six weeks.
Part 1: Six weeks, starts September 11 and ends October 23 (no class on Sept. 25).
Part 2: Six weeks, starts October 30 and ends December 4.
Many of us lost connections with friends and family during Covid while we had to shelter in place. Now that we have begun to return to normal, those of us who play bridge have friends to get together and play with in person. The face to face comraderie is so very important in our post covid recuperation. Tell your friends about our new beginner bridge class. They need this in their lives!
How to register:
1) Pay by credit card using Zelle or Paypal using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Venmo’s address is Rebecca.Shafer@BridgeStudentsRUs (make sure to note the class) or
2) if paying by check, please include your telephone number, the starting date, day and time of the class on the memo line.
For Example: Memo 301-555-5555 Sept. 12, Mon. 10 am
Drop-ins are allowed in all Fall classes at $30 per lesson if there is availability.
You may send in your registrations now.
*UMC = United Methodist Church’s Activity Center Building. We hold all classes each week at this site. The address is 9908 South Glen Road, Potomac, MD. It is located at the intersection of Democracy Blvd. and Falls Road. The entrance to the parking lot is on Falls Road. (Facing the building, please park on the left side or in the center of the parking lot.)
Tuition payments can be mailed directly to Rebecca Shafer at 9200 Edwards Way #1115, Adelphi, MD 20783.
Tell Your Friends! Absolute Beginner Bridge 1 starts Thursday, Sept. 11, 10 AM—12 PM