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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



to Prepare for Year 2

Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

with Meagan Powell

  3-week Series


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



     * 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.


$ 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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