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!

Beginner II



Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

with Meagan Powell

Fundamentals of

Opener and Responder Bidding

Without an Immediate Major Suit Fit


4-week Series


Any player who needs to learn these tools or

needs a refresher on these tools.   

These are the basics

of the Opener and Responder conversation

without an easy path to a Major Suit Fit.


 When:  All times are Eastern Time

MONDAYS:   June 6 - June 27

   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


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

$ 64 for all 4 Monday 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


     * Pre-Class PDF Lecture Packet

        with Examples and Answers.   

          Sent prior to Monday'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.



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

 Monday, June 6

 Class 1:  Opener / Responder Bidding - Part I

   *  New, Enhanced Distribution Rules

   *  Opener Rebids 6+-Card Opening Suits

   *  Responder Bids a New Suit on the 1-level

   *  Responder Bids a New Suit on the 2-level



 Monday, June 13

 Class 2:  Opener / Responder Bidding - Part II

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

    *  Opener Rebids after Responder Bids in NT

 Monday, June 20

 Class 3:  Opener / Responder Bidding - Part III

     *  Opener Rebids 1S to 'check in' with Responder

     *  Opener Rebids 1NT to show Balanced Hand





 Monday, June 27

 Class 4:  Putting it All Together

General Review and Practice in all areas

 of Opener and Responder Bidding

 without an Immediate Major Suit Fit

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