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
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!
BOOT CAMP !
to Prepare for Year 2
Zoom Lessons and
with Meagan Powell
Players who have just finished Year 1 and
would like a baseline refresher
before exploring new topics in Year 2.
Players who did not complete Year 1
but have some memory
of the most fundamental concepts.
Players who played years ago and
need a refresher before returning
to the newer, modern bidding.
When: All times are Eastern Time
WEDNESDAYS: September 14 - September 28
Morning Session: 10:00am - 11:45am
Evening Session: 7:00pm - 8:45pm
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
Cancellations and Refunds for each class
will be allowed until materials are sent.
$ 18 for each the 3-week Wednesday Lecture / Play
$ 54 for all 3 Wednesday Lectures on this topic
Pay for individual weeks or for the entire unit at one time.
This is primarily a Bidding Series.
There will be a little bit of play at times,
but we will spend most of our time
in bidding practice.
The point of Boot Camp is to drill and
practice fundamental bidding before we move
into our Year 2 Bid and Play topics.
Individual Topics for Each Week
Wednesday, September 14
Class 1: Major Suit Fits
* Opener Priority Bidding List
NEW: How to Bid with TWO 5-card Majors
NEW: Rule of 20 to Open the Bidding
* Opening Major Suit versus Opening Minor Suits
* Responder Supporting Opener's Major Suit OR
Responder bidding a new Major Suit
* Determining Game and Partial Game Contracts
Using Opener and Responder Bidding Ranges
Wednesday, September 21
Class 2: Simple Overcalls by Opponents
* Opponent bidding a Suit to Compete in the Auction
NEW: Responder's bid after a Simple Overcall
* Overcaller's Partner - Advancer - Basic Rules
Wednesday, September 28
Class 3: 1NT Opening and Basic Responses
* Opener bidding 1NT - Requirements
* Responder using Stayman, Jacoby, and Natural Responses
Note: We will cover these responses.
However, some memory about these bids will help
players since we will quickly reviewing.
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