SILVER starts Tuesday!

Sectional Tournament At Clubs (STAC) runs Tuesday, March 24 through Monday, March 30th. The following events all pay SILVER points:  all Open Pair games, all 499 Pair games, Friday afternoon special 299 Pair game, 499 NLM Teams Wednesday afternoon, Open Teams Friday evening, and 199 Teams Saturday afternoon. Preregistration is required for all team games.

Monday morning and evening – Level Two for Beginners-Low Intermediates continues Monday the 23rd with sessions at 9:10 am and 6:30 pm. Level Two repeats all the concepts from Level One with some additional information and all new exercises with greater depth.

Tuesday evening – Alan is lecturing on The OGUST Convention.

Thursday evening – Alan is lecturing on 1NT Forcing II.

Saturday – Second Week of Saturday Workshops on Declarer Play will be March 28th 9:00 – 11:15 am with Meagan teaching.

Third Week in March

Monday morning and evening – Level Two for Beginners-Low Intermediates begins Monday the 16th with sessions at 9:10 am and 6:30 pm. Level Two repeats all the concepts from Level One with some additional information and all new exercises with greater depth.

Tuesday evening – Alan is lecturing on Opening in 4th Seat.

Wednesday afternoon – Alan is teaching a special hour long seminar on The Basics of the Strong Opening Club System & Possible Defensive Bidding vs. That System.  This runs from 4:15 – 5:15 pm and there is an $11 charge for it.  Please sign up for it at the Director’s Desk.

Thursday evening – Alan is lecturing on 1NT Forcing I.

Saturday – First Week of Saturday Workshops on Declarer Play starts March 21st 9:00 – 11:15 am with Meagan teaching.

Arrange your play dates!  STAC silver point week starts Tuesday, March 24th.

Second Week of March

Wednesday afternoon – Alan is teaching a special hour long seminar on 4-Way Transfers & Pros and Cons of Opening 1NT with a 5-Card Major & the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Puppet Stayman.  This runs from 4:15 – 5:15 pm and there is an $11 charge for it.  Please sign up for it at the Director’s Desk.

Tuesday evening – Alan is lecturing on Reverse Drury. (postponed from last week)

Thursday evening – Alan is lecturing on Splinters II. (postponed from last week)

 The Beginner Bootcamp will be Saturday, March 14th (See the box at right). It is for students not currently taking the Beginner Lessons. Advance registration is required!  Bootcamp participants are expected to continue on in Level Two for Beginners-Low Intermediates.

Level Two for Beginners-Low Intermediates begins Monday the 16th with sessions at 9:10 am and 6:30 pm. Level Two repeats all the concepts from Level One with some additional information and all new exercises with greater depth.

Meagan will be starting a new series of low intermediate Saturday Morning Workshops on Play of the Hand beginning March 21st.  There are no weekend Workshops until then.  (See the box at right)

 

First Week of March

Wednesday afternoon – Alan is teaching a special hour long lesson on Different useful kinds of Doubles with particular emphasis on low-level Penalty Doubles and how partner recognizes them.  This runs from 4:15 – 5:15 pm and there is an $11 charge for it.  Please sign up for it at the Director’s Desk.

Tuesday evening – Alan is lecturing on Reverse Drury.

Thursday evening – Alan is lecturing on Splinters II.

Meagan will be starting a new series of low intermediate Saturday Morning Workshops on Play of the Hand beginning March 21st.  There are no weekend Workshops until then.  (See the box at right)

Please note that Beginner Lessons continue as usual on Monday mornings and evenings.  The Beginner Bootcamp coming March 14th (See the box at right) is for students not currently taking the Beginner Lessons.

Congrats to Unit Winners & New Life Masters

Hearty Congratulations to all Unit Ace of Clubs and MiniMcKenney winners and New Life Masters.  Pictures on the left are the New Life Masters able to attend the Unit Awards Banquet Feb. 22nd.  On the right are 3 New Life Masters of our own: Colin, Arleen, & Fred.

Special Lessons This Week:

Monday morning – Ken is teaching Doubles (Takeout, Negative, Support) (this is a walk in lesson).

Monday evening – Alan is teaching Supervised Bridge – this is not a walk in lesson, it is prearranged.

Tuesday evening – Alan is lecturing on Help Suit Game Tries.

Thursday evening – Alan is lecturing on Splinters I.

Please note that Beginner Lessons continue as usual on Monday mornings and evenings.  The Beginner Bootcamp coming March 14th is for students not currently taking the Beginner Lessons.

Club Championship Week Feb. 15-21

Join us for Club Championship Week!  Sunday, Feb. 15 through Feb. 21 all Open and 499 pair games and team games are extra points, no extra charge.   Preregistration required for all team games.

Special Lessons This Week:

Monday morning – Ken is teaching New Minor Forcing and 4th Suit Forcing (this is a walk in lesson).  This was delayed a week due to an earlier snow closing.

Monday evening – Alan is teaching Supervised Bridge – this is not a walk in lesson, it is prearranged.

Tuesday evening – No lecture this week.

Thursday evening – No lecture this week.

Sunday morning – Meagan’s workshop is Opener & Responder Continue the Auction III

Please note that Beginner Lessons continue as usual on Monday mornings and evenings.  The Beginner Bootcamp coming in mid-March is for students not currently taking the Beginner Lessons.

Cycle Update and This Week

Message from Meagan:  Thank you all for supporting my CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL team!  Together we raised over $7000.  Every penny goes to cancer research.  Thank you to the team riders on Sat. Feb 7th:  Walter Schauben, Dana Langerman, Susan Adler, Carol Mortenson, Alan Powell.

Special Lessons This Week:

Monday morning – Ken is teaching 3rd & 4th Hand Openings, and Reverse Drury (this is a walk in lesson).

Monday evening – Alan is teaching Supervised Bridge – this is not a walk in lesson, it is prearranged.

Tuesday evening – Alan’s lecture is Reverses & Jump Shifts III

Thursday evening – Alan’s lecture is Jacoby 2NT II

Sunday morning – Meagan’s workshop is Opener & Responder Continue the Auction II

Please note that Beginner Lessons continue as usual on Monday mornings and evenings.  The Beginner Bootcamp coming in mid-March is for students not currently taking the Beginner Lessons.

 

Open Tuesday

We will be resuming our regular schedule on Tuesday beginning with the morning 199 game followed by the other regular games.

Regarding Special Lessons, Lectures & Workshops:

Since we were closed Monday morning Feb. 2nd, the topic Ken would have taught will be taught Feb. 9th instead.  Likewise the Supervised Session with Alan that was not held Monday evening will be held Feb. 9th.

Alan’s Tuesday evening lecture topic is “Reverses and Jump Shifts II” and the Thursday evening lecture topic is “Jacoby 2NT.”  On Sunday morning, Meagan will be teaching a workshop on “Continuing a Basic Bidding Auction Past the First Two Bids.”

Special Winter Classes

Alan’s Tuesday & Thursday evening free pre-game lectures are now running.  5:45 pm Tuesday Evening January 27th he will be discussing Reverses & Jump Shifts.  5:45 Thursday Evening January 29th he will be continuing his discussion on the Roman Key Card Convention.

There are still 2 tables left for his Special Supervised Sessions starting next Monday Evening, February 2nd.  Sign up as a whole table of 4 and pick your own topic in advance.  There will be no lecture, you should pre-study the topic and be prepared to execute, with his supervision, the hands  he will have prepared for you. Fee is $60 per table of 4 players.

Ken’s Comprehensive Lesson Monday morning series starts February 2nd at 9:30 am.  The topic for that day is 3rd & 4th Hand Openings and Reverse Drury.  These are advanced-intermediate topics.  The lesson will consist of lecture, questions answered, and hands to play.  Fee is $15 per player.  No partner is necessary.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

CFSparentsCFSmorningOn Tuesday January 20th we joined together all day to celebrate the life and legacy of Jennifer Goodman Linn, daughter of two of our regular bridge players, Len & Sandy Goodman.  While battling cancer herself she started the CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL fund drive to support research  at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Two outstanding features of this annual fund drive which has raised millions of dollars are that 100% of the donations go to the research and that Memorial Sloan Kettering must and does share all their findiCFSeveningngs with other research institutions around the world.CFSafternoon  They and we are extremely grateful to all our wonderful bridge players who gave their support to this fund drive.  So far $5,300+ has been donated at EBC and online via Meagan’s team.  If you have not donated yet and would like to here is a link to Meagan’s team.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!