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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!


Building on the Basics


Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

with Meagan Powell

Fundamentals of Takeout Doubles

4-week Online Series

to help Beginner Bridge Players

Reinforce and Visualize

the Bidding Process


Beginner Players with at least 6 months experience  or

Any Player who needs Basic Reinforcement

in Competitive Bidding


 When:  All times are Eastern Time

 MONDAYS:    August 7 - August 28  

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

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


 Price for Lessons:

 $ 72 for all 4 Monday Lectures on this topic

 $ 18 for each of the 4-week Monday Lecture / Play

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


          Cancellations and Refunds for each class

         will be allowed until materials are sent.



     * Pre-Class PDF Lecture Packet

        with Examples and Answers.   


     * Pre-Class Video to accompany the Lecture PDF

     *  CLASS DAY:   45-minute Zoom Lecture

           followed by 60 - minute online Shark Bridge

            Play Practice


Optional Saturday Morning BBO Lab Games

for Extra Practice

Real Bridge Environment for Practice

This is a real Bridge Game where players compete against Opponents, applying concepts learned in Year 1 of Bridge.


NOTE:  BBO Lab Games are $7

for each game per person.

More information is provided in class.

 Individual Topics for Each Week

 Monday, August 7

 Class 1:  Basic Takeout Doubles - Part I 

   * Opponent Requirements for Takeout Double

   *  Advancer's Interpretation of Partner's Takeout Double

   *  Doubler's most basic reaction after Advancer's Bid

   *  Opener and Responder Bidding in the fact of a Tk Dbl

 Monday, August 14

 Class 2:  Basic Takeout Doubles - Part II 

   * Review of the Basics of the Takeout Double and reaction

    * Doubler's Specific Rebids on the 2nd round of the auction:

           Offering specific information to Advancer

 Monday, August 21

 Class 3: Takeout Doubles vs Simple Overcalls 

   * Making the Decision between Simple Overcalls and

      Takeout Doubles

   *  Learning to look for Takeout Doubles

 Monday, August 28

 Class 4: Putting It All Together 

    * Review of the Takeout Double

    * Applying all of the rules of Takeout Doubles vs Simple Overcalls


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