Beginner Bridge II

Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

for Absolute Beginners

2nd Level

with Meagan Powell

This course covers the second 6 weeks

of our Beginner classes.

The format each week will be

a Beginner Bridge lecture on Zoom

followed immediately

by an online playing session.

Topics Covered in the second 6 weeks - Beginner II

 

    * Simple Overcalls:   

        How do the Opponents begin bidding in the auction?

        How do Opener and Responding react when the Opponent(s)

                are now in the auction?

     * 1NT and Basic Responses:  Natural and Stayman Convention

        How do the 1NT Opener and Responder find a 4-4 Major-Suit Fit?

        How do the 1NT Opener and Responder determine whether to stay in NT

                or look for a Major-Suit Fit?

      * 1NT and Basic Responses:  Jacoby Transfer Convention

        How do the 1NT Opener and Responder find a 5-3 Major-Suit Fit?

        How do the 1NT Opener and Responder determine whether to stay in NT

                or look for a Major-Suit Fit?

      * Preemptive Openings and Overcalls

        How does a player make an Opening bid with fewer than 12 hcp?

        How does a player make an Overcall without the standard requirements

                 for a Simple Overcall?

      * Mega-Hand Openers:   Opening 2NT instead of 1NT

        What requirements does an Opener need to open 2NT instead of 1NT?

        What techniques may a Responder use after Partner's 2NT Opener?

    * Mega-Hand Openers:   Opening 2C with more than 20 hcp

        What requirements does an Opener need to open 2C?

        What techniques may a Responder use after Partner's 2C Opener?

Technology Requirements:

Players need a Desktop Computer, a Laptop Computer, or a Tablet (IPad or similar).

This experience will not work on a phone.

Players should download the Zoom App onto their device.

Go to  zoom.us    and follow the download instructions

Class Meeting Times:

Beginner Level II starts on  Wednesday, November 4 and will continue

through Wednesday,  December 16.   There will be NO class on Wednesday, November 25th.

There will be an optional Practice day on Wednesday, December 23rd

 

Students sign up for a specific Group.

Group I meets on Wednesday mornings from 10am - 11:30am

There is an additional, optional Play Practice session on Saturday mornings

from 10:00am - 11:00am.   This optional practice session is included in the course fee.

Group II meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

There is an additional, optional Play Practice session on Saturday mornings

from 10:00am - 11:00am.   This optional practice session is included in the course fee.

 

Players must choose and attend a specific group due to the requirements of the online playing software.

Once Enrolled in the Course, players will receive their Zoom links and

pre-class PDF documents each week on Sundays.

Then Players join Meagan in the Zoom first for their Wednesday class.

Meagan will then lead players into the online playing area after the Zoom lecture.

Price:

$120 for the 6-week Level II Course

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED

     Cancellations and Refunds will be allowed up to 24 hours before the first class.

     No Refunds after Classes start.

     We won't be able to drop a replacement player in your place once classes start.

You may use a Credit Card or PayPal to pay for your Course Enrollment.

Questions?

meagan@essexbridgecenter.com

Enrollment Instructions:

1.  Complete the Form below.

     Important:  You must choose the Class Time

                             you wish to attend.

2.  Click the REGISTER button.

3.  You will be taken to the PayPal's

               Guest Payment platform. 

      You press the YELLOW button

                not the blue button!

4.  Enter your Credit Card or Debit Card.

          You must fill out all information

          including email and phone number.

It is NOT necessary to create a PayPal account.

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