Bridge 2

Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

for Absolute Beginners

2nd Level

with Meagan Powell

This course covers the second 8 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 8 weeks - Bridge 2

 

  * Opener's Rebid without a Fit for Responder's Change of Suit  

        How does a Responder bid up-the-line with two 4-card Majors?

        How does an Opener still find a Spade Fit with Responder

                      when there is no Heart Fit?

        How does Opener convey a Minimum point count and a Balanced hand?

     * 1NT and Natural Responses

        What are the requirements to Open 1NT?

        What does a Responder bid with very few points when responding naturally?

        How does a Responder show Game-Going points when responding naturally?

        How does a Responder show Invitational points when responding naturally?

     * 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?

     * NT Play of the Hand

        What are the techniques Declarer uses to plan a NT hand?

        What are Promotion and Length, and how does a Declarer make the most

                 of them in NT hands?

        What is 'High Card from the Short Side,' and why is it so important

                 in NT contracts?

    * Simple Overcalls

        What requirements does an Opponent need to meet in order to bid

                in an auction after an Opening bid?

        What is the purpose of a Simple Overcall? 

         How does an Overcaller's partner react to a Simple Overcall?

    * Basic Takeout Doubles

        What is the difference between a Simple Overcall and a Basic Takeout Double?

        How is a Takeout Double bid, and how does Partner react?

    * Simple Overcalls vs Takeout Doubles

        How can players interpret all of the nuances in Simple Overcalls vs

                Takeout Doubles?

        How do the other players at the table react when an Overcaller chooses

                between Simple Overcall and Takeout Double?

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:  TUESDAYS

Beginner Level II starts on Tuesday, March 2 and will continue

through Tuesday,  April 20.   

Students sign up for a specific Group.

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

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

from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.   This optional practice session is included

in the course fee.

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

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

from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.   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 Saturdays.

Then players join Meagan in the Zoom first for their Tuesday class.

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

Price:

$150 for the 8-week Bridge 2 Course

 

     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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