Fall 2021
Basic NoTrump
Play of the Hand

Online Lessons
With Alan Powell

The main audience for this series
is the newer player:  6 months or more
of Bridge experience.
This series is a
basic introduction and application
of NT Play of the Hand techniques

This is an 5-Week Online Series.
Players may attend all or any of the classes.

If you have not taken classes with us,
we recommend you review our
*From Zoom to Shark tutorial



THURSDAYS from October 14 - November 11


      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.


  Players receive a pre-class Lecture PDF

         with explanations and examples.

  Players also receive a post-class Video

          to accompany the Lecture PDF.

  Materials are sent on Monday evening each week.

  On Class Day, players will join Alan

           for approximately 45 minutes in Zoom for a Lecture

  Then players will join Alan in Shark Bridge

           for online practice of the lesson concepts.

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.


$80 for all 5 weeks 

Players may pay for the entire series at once,

specific dates all at once, or
pay for each class on an individual basis.



Single session classes will be $16



Because this is a Play of the Hand Class, each student will be Declarer

on every hand in Shark.

Students will be placed solo at a table

to apply the concepts against their Robots.

Individual Topics for Each Week

Thursday, October 14


Counting Winners, Promoting Winners,

High Card from the Short Side

Thursday, October 21


Creating Winners with Length.   Preserving Entries.

Thursday, October 28


Learning to Use our Honor Combinations

to Create Extra Tricks.

Thursday, November 4

Combining Promotion, Length and Finesse

Using Multiple Techniques in the Same Suit

to Create Extra Tricks.

Thursday, November 11

Making a Plan

Developing our Bridge Habit of Pausing at Trick One and Making a Plan that Encompasses All the Techniques

We Have Learned.