Summer 2024 Bridge Class Schedule

Rebecca’s Bridge Schedule – Summer 2024

Phone: 304-224-3531   Email:    Website:

Tell your friends about my classes and earn a free class with every student referral!~

Beginner Level:

Tell Your Friends! Absolute Beginner Bridge 1 starts Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1 PM—3 PM.

Supervised Play: Club Series Tuesdays, 10 AM – 12 PM at the UMC* site. Taught by Rebecca Shafer. For those who have taken the Bridge 1 & 2 series. This course focuses on the review of basic bidding concepts. No hand outs, as book is available for $10. Topics: Six weeks, starts Tuesdays, June 18 and ends July 30. No class July 2nd. Tuition is $160

Supervised Play: Diamond Series Thursdays, 10 AM – 12 PM at the UMC* site.  Taught by Rebecca Shafer.  Basic bidding and responses are reviewed as well as an introduction to a few new bids (takeout doubles, preempts, overcalls, and the strong 2 Clubs 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 June 20, and ends August 1.  Tuition is $160.


Intermediate Level:

Intermediate classes will return in the fall with Signaling, a defense class intended for those who have finished Bridge 4: Basic Conventions.

Additionally I will be offering an Intermediate customized special class based on popular demand.  Negative Doubles, Unusual NT, and Cue-bids Galore (Including Michaels)!  The course will be called Intermediate Essentials.

COMING SOON!  Winter 2024 Review class!

Supervised Play: Heart Series: Thursdays, 10 AM – 12 PM Taught By Rebecca Shafer Intended to be taken after Signaling 1 & 2: Intro to Defense. This course focuses on review of basic defensive concepts.


Advanced Level:

Advanced Play will return in the fall if there are enough students who request it.  


Bridge in the Wild:

Where: Ohr Kodesh 8300 Meadowbrook Ln. Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Press the speaker button to request access to the facility.

When: 7:00/7:30 PM – 10:30 PM First Thursday of every month!

Cost: The first game is free.  Normal Entry $5 per person/$10 per pair
Website: You can visit the WBL website here.

Do not bring any outside food or drink.  The site is kosher and needs to remain so. Approved snacks and drinks will be provided at the game.

I have formed a partnership with the WBL ( Washington Bridge League) to bring to you a learning opportunity.  A sanctioned bridge game, with results and hand records for the boards/hands that you played.  This is a unique opportunity to encounter hands in the wild, complete with hand records to go over with your partner later to refine your communication and play skills.  I will teach you how to write your score down for reflection later.

Some players are nervous to try duplicate bridge or have had bad experiences.  I want to assure you that I will be on hand to answer questions, and ensure things move smoothly.  Please make sure to arrive 30 minutes early for a brief tutorial.  The game time is 7:30 PM.  Please arrive at 7:00 PM, if I have not already taught you scoring and duplicate basics.

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 comradery is so very important in our post covid recuperation.  Tell your friends about our new beginner bridge class.  They need this in their lives!

First time students are always welcome to audit a class to see if it is the right fit for them.

Leslie and Charlie are no longer with us, however I am committed to continuing their legacy. Please be patient with my website as I plan a re-design.


How to register:

Please send me an email to register. Include your Name, Phone number, and Email.  Many digital payment systems do not give me your personal information, which I will need in case I have to contact you.

               1) Pay by credit card using Zelle or Paypal using the email address                                                           

Venmo tag: Rebecca.Shafer@BridgeStudentsRUs


                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 Spring 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 Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1 PM—3 PM