Spring 2022

Low Intermediate Online

TUESDAY 

Lessons

with Meagan

Powell

Weak Openings and Overcalls

How does a Player OPEN with fewer than 12 hcp?

How does an Opponent OVERCALL

without the Simple Overcall requirements?

These lessons are for players who have been playing Bridge

for at least one year.

Those players who started with us in as Beginners

in January 2021,   in September 202o,

or have played even longer than that.

Anyone who has played for at least 1 year is welcome

to join us for these lessons

as a first introduction to these topics

or as a refresher.

We will work in smaller topic units through 2022

on Tuesdays with this group.

This next cycle is a 4-week unit on Weak Bidding

When:  Unit 3 -  Weak Openings and Weak Overcalls

TUESDAYS from March 22 - April 12

      Morning Session:   10am - 11:45am    OR

      Evening Session:     7pm -  8:45pm

      Participants choose a specific class time

                  but will receive Zoom links for both classes times each week.

        Participants can swap from their chosen time if necessary

                  but may only attend one class per week.

 What:  Class-Day Lecture and Play

  *  Pre-Class PDF Lecture Packet with examples

       and answers.   Sent on Saturday before Tuesday Class.

 

  * Pre-Class Video to accompany the Lecture PDF.

  * Tuesday Class Day:

      45-minute Zoom Lecture followed

       by 60 Minute Online Play Practice in Shark Bridge

 

There is no makeup for the practice portion of the class. 

However, players will have the video and PDF, allowing them to keep up with the group before the next class meeting.

 Price:   Participants may enroll for entire Unit or

              for Individual lessons

 

   $ 16  for each of the 4-week Tuesday Lectures

   $ 64  for all 4 Tuesday Lectures

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

   

Questions?

meagan@essexbridgecenter.com

Individual Topics for Each Week

Tuesday, March 22

Class 1: High-Level Preempts

Opening the bidding with fewer than 12 hcp and a long suit.

This class will focus on the particular considerations

when Opening a Weak Hand on the 3-Level or 4-Level

as a very first bid.   

When Opening on the 3-Level or 4-Level, there is not a lot of room for conversation.   
Where do we go from here?

How will Partner respond to your very high Weak Opening?

What are Opener's restrictions when starting the Auction at such a high level?

How do Opponents react to such a high Opening bid?

Tuesday, March 29

Class 2: Weak Two Openings - Part I

Opening the bidding with fewer than 12 hcp and a long suit.

This class will focus on the particular considerations

when Opening a Weak Hand on the 2-level.

The auction is still low enough for some discussion between Opener and Responder.  

The auction is still low enough for Opponents to consider bidding.

Responder will make Non-Forcing bids for Opener, and

then the partnership must decide where to go next.

Tuesday, April 5

Class 3:  Weak Two Openings - Part II

Opening the bidding with fewer than 12 hcp and a long suit.

This class will focus on the particular considerations

when Opening a Weak Hand on the 2-level.

The auction is still low enough for some discussion between Opener and Responder.  

The auction is still low enough for Opponents to consider bidding.

Responder will make Forcing bid for Opener, and

then the partnership must decide where to go next.

Tuesday, April 12

Class 4:  Preemptive Weak Overcalls  vs Simple Overcalls

This class changes which partnership is using a Weak hand to their advantage.    This class discusses how to use a Weak suit as an Overcall bid, not an Opening bid.

We will cover the differences between a Weak Overcall bid and the standard Simple Overcall bid.

There will be no class on Tuesday, April 19.

We will return with the next series

of lessons on Advanced NT Bidding

starting on Tuesday, April 26.

Stay tuned for that announcement

in early April