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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!

Beginner 

Building on the Basics

MONDAY

Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

with Meagan Powell

Fundamentals of

Opener and Responder Bidding

Without an Immediate Major Suit Fit

   

9-week Online Series

Audience:

Any player who has taken the first 9 weeks

in our Beginner Bridge series or its equivalent.

This 9-week series continues to reinforce the Basics

while adding a little more depth

to Opener and Responder bidding

 

 When:  All times are Eastern Time

MONDAYS:   Jan 2 - Feb 27

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

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

Price for Lessons:

$ 162 for all 9 Monday Lectures on this topic

$ 18 for each of the 9-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.

SATURDAYS - Optional BBO Lab Games for Practice

in a Real Online Bridge Environment

       Saturday Mornings 10:00am - 12 Noon Eastern Time

WHAT:    CLASS DAY LECTURE AND PLAY

     * 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

Questions?

meagan@essexbridgecenter.com

Optional BBO Lab Games for Extra Practice

Real Bridge Environment for Practice

This is a real Bridge Game where players compete against Opponents,

applying concepts from the Monday class.

 

NOTE:  BBO Lab Games are $10

for each game per person.

More information is provided in class.

 Individual Topics for Each Week

 Monday, Jan 2

 Class 1:  5-3 Major Suit Review

  Review of 5-3 Major Suit Fits and Game

  NEW:  New Distribution Values

  NEW:  Responder Bidding a New Suit on the 2-Level

  NEW:  Responder Bidding with a Fit AND Game-Going Points

  NEW:  Opener Rebidding an Opening Suit with 6+ cards

   

 Monday, Jan 9

 Class 2:  4-4 Major Suit Review

  Review of 4-4 Major Suit Fits and Game

  Review of New Distribution Values

  Review of Responder Bidding a New Suit on the 2-level

  Review of Opener Rebidding an Opening Suit with 6+ cards

 Monday, Jan 16

 Class 3:  Responder First Choice Options -

    Part I

    Review of Responder bids a New Suit on 1-level   

    NEW:  Responder bids a New Suit on 2-level

     Practical application and practice with New Suits on 2-level

     

 Monday, Jan 23

 Class 4:  Responder First Choice Options - 

     Part II

    Review of Bidding a New Suit on 2-level searching for a Fit

    New:  Bidding a New Minor Suit on the 2-level as a FIB

 Monday, Jan 30

  Class 5:  Responder First Choice Options - 

     Part III

   NEW:  Responder Raises in a Minor Suit - Partial and Game

   NEW:  Responder bids 1NT Junk Drawer,  2NT, or 3NT

   Practical application and practice with Minor Suits and NT

 Monday, Feb 6

 Class 6: Responder First Choice Options - 

     Putting it All Together

   Application of Responder's First Choices

 

Monday, Feb 13

 Class 7:  Simple Overcalls - Part I

    NEW:   Simple Overcall Requirements

    NEW:   Advancer Requirements

                     opposite Partner's Simple Overcall

 

Monday, Feb 20

 Class 8:  Simple Overcalls - Part II

     Review of Simple Overcalls

      New:  Responder options after Simple Overcall

      Practical Application of the Fundamentals

Monday, Feb 27

 Class 9:  Review and Application

   Practical Application of Responder First Choices and 

            Simple Overcalls

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