of the Hand
for Beginners -
Meagan Powell is offering two series
of Trump Play of the Hand workshops
during the Winter season.
Series I will cover the very basics
of Trump Play of the Hand
will run on Thursdays
from December 10, 2020
through January 21, 20201
Series II will cover the next level
in Trump Play of the Hand and
will start on Thursday, March 4.
The 5 classes in Series I will cover
* Basic Opening Leads by Opponents
Against a Trump Contract
* Declarer's First Thoughts in the Plan
* Winning an Early Reasonable Trick and
High Card from the Short Side
* Pulling the Opponents' Trump
as Declarer's First Job
even without all the honors
* Developing Side Suits by Identifying and
Planning to Set Up Long Suits,
to Promote Suits for Middle-Honor
to Execute Simple Finesses.
10:00am - 11:30am Session I
7:00pm - 8:30pm Session II
These are identical sessions.
Cost: $15 per person per session
Players may pay each week for individual classes or for the entire series up front.
How Does this Work?
We are not using BBO for our Play of the Hand (POH) workshops.
We are using a newer Bridge software package called Shark Bridge.
* You don't need a partner.
* You may be able to play hands based
on your speed of play.
Format: 90-Minute Class
Approximately ½ lecture and ½ playing application of lecture concepts
We will first meet in a Zoom room for a lecture.
The lecture will last about 40 minutes.
After our lecture, we will enter our Shark Bridge software while continuing to listen and talk through Zoom. In Shark Bridge you will be seated at a table to play/practice hands based on the lecture.
Each week you will receive a pre-class PDF lesson with content and exercises.
The weekly lectures will be taped, but there is no way to replicate the playing scenario if you cannot attend the Shark session.
Players will receive their Zoom link and
Lecture PDF by 6:00pm on Monday
Thursday, January 21 - Week 5
Supervised Play on Counting Losers and Applying Length, Promotion, and Finesse techniques
Thursday, January 21
10am - 11:30am Session I
7pm - 8:30pm Session II
This fifth week will present a short review lesson on the highlights of the series.
Then players will spend extra time
in Shark Bridge to play lots of hands,
applying the information presented
in the series.
Anyone may sign up for this session.