Practice and Play

In addition to your Wednesday classes,

we also have an optional Practice and Play session

on Saturdays mornings from 10:00am - 11:00pm

(Eastern Time)

These practice sessions on Saturdays allow you

to play more hands on each week's topic. 

There is a brief review, and then you play - play - play!

Advanced Beginner

 

WEDNESDAY

Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

with Meagan Powell

NonFit Bidding in Mixed Hands

   

4-week Series

Audience:

Players who have learned

Opener and Responding without an Early Fit.

This 4-week series provides players

with more application of the concepts

in mixed-hand situations

where they need to recognize

the Opener and Responder bidding problems

and address them.

 When:  All times are Eastern Time

WEDNESDAYS:   June 8 - June 29

   Morning Session:  10:00am - 11:45am

   Evening Session:    7:00pm -    8:45pm

 

SATURDAYS - Optional BBO Lab Games for Practice in a Real Online Bridge Environment

Saturday Mornings 10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time

Followed by optional 30-minute Zoom Recap on Bidding

Price:

$ 16 for each the 4-week Wednesday Lecture / Play

$ 64 for all 4 Wednesday Lectures on this topic

     Pay for individual weeks or for the entire unit at one time.

 

Saturday BBO Games have a separate $ 7 Fee

       for each of the optional  Saturday BBO Lab Games -

      paid directly to BBO

WHAT:    CLASS DAY LECTURE AND PLAY

     * Pre-Class PDF Lecture Packet

        with Examples and Answers.   

          Sent prior to Wednesday's class.

     * Pre-Class Video to accompany the Lecture PDF

     *  CLASS DAY:   45-minute Zoom Lecture

           followed by 60 - minute online Shark Bridge

            Play Practice

          Cancellations and Refunds for each class

         will be allowed until materials are sent.

         

Questions?

meagan@essexbridgecenter.com

Optional BBO Lab Games for Extra Practice

We use the BBO Bridge Software to allow players to experience

a real-world Duplicate Bridge Game.

This is a real Bridge Game where players compete against Opponents, applying concepts from the Monday class.

 

NOTE:   BBO charges from their platform.

               BBO Lab Games are $7 for each game per person.

Individual Topics for Each Week

Wednesday, June 8

Class 1:  Responder First Bids / Opener Rebids

    *  Responder Bids a New Suit on the 1-Level

    *  Responder Bids a New Suit on the 2-level

    *  Opener Rebids a 6+-card Opening Suit (Major or Minor)

    *  Opener Rebids 1S to 'Check In' with Responder

    *   Opponent Makes a Simple Overcall - What Does That Mean?

 

Wednesday, June 15

Class 2:  Responder First Bids in NT

    *  Responder Raises in Opener's Minor Suit

    *  Responder Makes a First Bid in 1NT, 2NT or 3NT

    *  Opener Rebids After Responder's NT Offering   

    *  Opponent Makes a Simple Overcall - What Does That Mean?

Wednesday, June 22

Class 3: Opener Rebids 1NT or 2NT

  *  Differences between Rebidding 1S versus 1NT

  *  How Does Overcalling Impact Opener's Rebid?

 

Wednesday, June 29

Class 3: Special Considerations

  *  General Review and Practice in all areas

      of Opener and Responder Bidding

      without an Immediate Major Suit Fit

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