Week of April 20th

Special Classes (Monday’s Level Two Beginners meet as usual, 9:10 & 6:30)

4/20   9:30 am Doubles (Penalty, Reopening) & Redoubles (Natural & SOS) – Ken  ($15)

4/20  7:00 pm Intermediate Trump Play of the Hand – Alan ($15)

4/21   5:45 pm Pre-Game Lecture – Cuebids II – Alan (Free)

4/23   5:45 pm Pre-Game Lecture – 2-over-1 Game Forcing II – Alan (Free)

4/25   9:00 am Basic Playing Trump Contracts II – Meagan ($11)

Week of April 13th

Special Classes (Monday’s Level Two Beginners meet as usual, 9:10 & 6:30)

4/13   9:30 am Doubles (Takeout, Negative, Support) – Ken  ($15)

4/13  7:00 pm Intermediate Trump Play of the Hand – Alan ($15)

4/14   5:45 pm Pre-Game Lecture – Cuebids I – Alan (Free)

4/16   5:45 pm Pre-Game Lecture – 2-over-1 Game Forcing I – Alan (Free)

4/18   9:00 am Basic Playing Trump Contracts I – Meagan ($11)

Special Lessons & Lectures starting week of April 13th

We have lots of special learning opportunities coming up soon.  Check out our Spring 2015 Special Lesson Series Schedule.

Our Monday Morning & Evening Level 2 Beginners continue every week.

 

Thank you!

Thank you to all our silver point players during STAC Week, we hope you had a good time!

Congratulations to the weeks’ team winners:  OPEN – Howard Kahn, David Harris, Marlene Levitt & Roger Race;  499 – Cherry Liloia, Rich Bindelglass, Phil Hoch & Beth Carlson; 199 Nancy Smith, Diane Radwill, Bernadette Pilchman & Barbara Simpson.

There is no Saturday Morning Workshop on April 4th but we are open for all regular games as usual.  Happy Holidays to all!

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.