Week of October 27

new halloween clipart image: clip art illustration of jack o lanterns with flying batsHappy Halloween!  You can have tricks (bridge ones, of course) and delicious treats at EBC.

Coming Events:   0-199 Club Appreciation Team Game (5% gold, rest black points) – 12:30 – Wednesday, October 29th. Pre-registration is required for all team games.

Wednesday, November 5th: 12:30 Open Stratified ACBL-Wide Charity Game (100% sectional rated black points).

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

10/27 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY - Workshop: Planning Practice - Comprehensive Intermediate  (Alan) in Room B
10/28 Tue 5:45p  PreGame Lecture:  Signals Part II - Intermediate+  (Alan)
10/30 Thu 9:30a Supervised Play on Roman Keycard Blackwood - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
10/30 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Negative Doubles Part II - Intermediate+  (Alan)
11/1 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Major Suit Fits - Basic  (Meagan)

Week of October 20

Congratulations to all our many STAC winners!  We hope everybody had a fun time with this silver competition.

Coming Events:   0-199 Club Appreciation Team Game (5% gold, rest black points) – Wednesday, October 29th;  Wednesday, November 5th: 12:30 Open Stratified ACBL-Wide Charity Game (100% sectional rated black points).

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

10/20 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY - Making a Plan: Choosing which Suit or Suits to AttackComprehensive Intermediate  (Alan) in Room B
10/21 Tue 5:45p  PreGame Lecture:  Signals Part I - Intermediate+  (Alan)
10/23 Thu 9:30a Roman Keycard Blackwood - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
10/23 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Negative Doubles Part I - Intermediate+  (Alan) Negative Doubles Part I
10/25 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Beginning Trump Play of the Hand – Part I - Basic  (Meagan)

S I L V E R W E E K !

STAC (Sectional Tournament at the Clubs) silver point week October 13 -19 is here!  All Open & 499 games and a special 299 game (in addition to the regular Open Game) on Friday afternoon Oct. 17 are silver points.  A regular, black point, 299 game will be held as usual Friday morning October 17th, so there are two 299 games on Friday October 17th.  The morning game is black points, the afternoon game is silver points.  Please reserve in advance for the afternoon game, reservations for the morning game are not necessary.

And please see our October Team Game schedule in the box to the right.  Note Club Appreciation TEAM games are 5% gold.

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:  note that there are no Tuesday or Thursday pre-game lectures during STAC Week.

10/13 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY – Creating Tricks: Promotion, Length and the FinesseIntermediate  (Alan) in Room B
Tue 5:45p  Next PreGame Lecture will be 10/21
10/16 Thu 9:30a Supervised Play on 2 Over 1 & 1NT Forcing - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
Thu 5:45p Next PreGame Lecture will be 10/23
10/18 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Game and Basic Responses - Basic  (Meagan)

 

Week of October 6

Special Events in October:  Club Appreciation Week Oct. 6 – 12, all Open & 499 Pair Games are sectional rated black points.  STAC silver point week is October 13 -19, all Open & 499 games and a special 299 game on Friday afternoon Oct. 17 are silver points.

And please see our October Team Game schedule in the box to the right.  Note Club Appreciation TEAM games are 5% gold.

All Year Long Lesson-Games
Mondays 9:10a Beginners
Mondays 6:30p Beginners
Tuesdays 9:10a 0-199
Wednesdays 9:10a 0-299
Wednesdays 6:30p 0-199
Thursdays 9:10a 0-199
Fridays (no lesson) 9:10a 0-299

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:  note the first Saturday Workshop of the Fall will be on October 11th 9:00 am.  The topic will be “Opening the Bidding & Responding.”

10/7 Tue 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Reading the Opening Lead - Intermediate+  (Alan)
10/9 Thu 9:30a Basics of 1NT Forcing - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
10/9 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture: Overcalls Part II - Intermediate+  (Alan)
10/11 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Opening the Bidding & Responding - Basic  (Meagan)

 

Week of September 29

Special Events in October:  Club Appreciation Week Oct. 6 – 12, all Open & 499 Pair Games are sectional rated black points.  STAC silver point week is October 13 -19, all Open & 499 games and a special 299 game on Friday afternoon Oct. 17 are silver points.

And please see our October Team Game schedule in the box to the right.  Note Club Appreciation TEAM games are 5% gold.

All Year Long Lesson-Games
Mondays 9:10a Level 1 Beginners
Mondays 6:30p Level 1 Beginners
Tuesdays 9:10a 0-199
Wednesdays 9:10a 0-299
Wednesdays 6:30p 0-199
Thursdays 9:10a 0-199
Fridays (no lesson) 9:10a 0-299

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:  note the first Saturday Workshop of the Fall will be on October 11th 9:00 am.  The topic will be “Opening the Bidding & Responding.”

9/30 Tue 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Opening Leads: Active or Passive - Intermediate+  (Alan)
10/2 Thu 9:30a Basics of 2 Over 1 - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
10/2 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture: Overcalls Part I - Intermediate+  (Alan)

 

Week of September 22

Happy Holiday this week – please note we will be open for all regularly scheduled games and lesson-games – except - for the Wednesday night Sept. 24th 6:30 0-199 game which is cancelled.

All Year Long Lesson-Games
Mondays 9:10a Level 1 Beginners
Mondays 6:30p Level 1 Beginners
Tuesdays 9:10a 0-199
Wednesdays 9:10a 0-299
Wednesdays 6:30p 0-199
Thursdays 9:10a 0-199
Fridays (no lesson) 9:10a 0-299

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:  note there are no special lessons/lecture/workshops during the holiday week of 9/22

9/30 Tue 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Opening Leads: Active or Passive - Intermediate+  (Alan)
10/2 Thu 9:30a Basics of 2 Over 1 - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
10/2 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture: Overcalls Part I - Intermediate+  (Alan)

Club Championship Week

It’s here -  Club Championship Week September 15 – 21.  All Open & 499 games will earn extra masterpoints and 3 different level team games will be held:  499 Swiss Teams on Wednesday 9/17 12:30, 8 is Enough Swiss Teams on Friday 9/19 6:30 and 199 Swiss Teams on Saturday 9/20 12:30.  Advance registration is required for all team games, please contact Ken if you need help setting up your teams.  

All Year Long Lesson-Games
Mondays 9:10a Level 1 Beginners
Mondays 6:30p Level 1 Beginners
Tuesdays 9:10a 0-199
Wednesdays 9:10a 0-299
Wednesdays 6:30p 0-199
Thursdays 9:10a 0-199
Fridays (no lesson) 9:10a 0-299

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

9/16 Tue 5:45p PreGame Lecture: Opening Leads vs. Suit ContractsIntermediate+  (Alan)
9/18 Thu 9:30a Supervised Play on Negative Doubles, Cuebid Raises, Unusual NT and Michaels Cuebids - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
9/18 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture: Takeout Doubles Part II - Intermediate+  (Alan)

WELCOME, BEGINNING BRIDGE STUDENTS!

We are excited to welcome many new people to Essex Bridge Center this week to begin learning bridge with us.  We will do our best to give you a fun and rewarding experience.

Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Club Championship Week September 15 – 21.  All Open & 499 games will earn extra masterpoints and 3 different level team games will be held:  499 Swiss Teams on Wednesday 9/17 12:30, 8 is Enough Swiss Teams on Friday 9/19 6:30 and 199 Swiss Teams on Saturday 9/20 12:30.  Advance registration is required for all team games, please contact Ken if you need help setting up your teams.  

All Year Long Lesson-Games
Mondays 9:10a Level 1 Beginners
Mondays 6:30p Level 1 Beginners
Tuesdays 9:10a 0-199
Wednesdays 9:10a 0-299
Wednesdays 6:30p 0-199
Thursdays 9:10a 0-199
Fridays (no lesson) 9:10a 0-299

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

9/9 Tue 5:45p PreGame Lecture: Opening Leads vs. No Trump - Intermediate+  (Alan)
9/11 Thu 9:30a Unusual NT and Michaels Cuebids - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
9/11 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture: Takeout Doubles Part I - Intermediate+  (Alan)

Lots of Bridge Lessons

Our first Comprehensive Lesson Series starts this Thursday morning at 9:30 am with Ken teaching.  The topic is “Negative Doubles & Cuebid Raises.”  These are two of bridge’s most useful bids.  Also our new schedule of Morning and Evening Lesson-Games begins this week.  You can see it by going to our September calendar under Calendar on our Home Page menu bar.  And we are really looking forward to meeting all our new bridge students on Monday, September 8th, in morning and evening beginner classes. Your teachers are Meagan & Roz.

Don’t forget to tell your friends about our Beginner Lessons.  We’re getting ready for September 8th!  Look for our ad in your local papers.

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Hello, Bridge Players, Present & Future!

Congratulations to all our many bridge players who did so well in Fairfield.  Hope everybody had fun, win or lose!

Friday night team game coming up with lite pizza supper, Open Teams (Bracketed if we get enough teams), Friday, 6:30, August 29th.  Don’t forget preregistration is required for all team games.  Ask Ken if you need help setting up your team.  Also, last chance NAP games coming up Thursday through Sunday.

Don’t forget to tell your friends about our Beginner Lessons.  We’re getting ready for September 8th!  Look for our ad in your local papers.

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