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!

Advanced Beginner

 

WEDNESDAY

Zoom Lessons and

Online Play

with Meagan Powell

Preemptive Opening and Overcall

Fundamentals

   

3-week Series

Audience:

Players who have never learned

how to OPEN a hand with fewer than 12 hcp,

OR

Players who need a refresher

on the very basics

of Weak Preemptive Opening and Overcall fundamentals.

 When:  All times are Eastern Time

WEDNESDAYS:   July 13 - July 27

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

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

 

SATURDAYS - Optional BBO Lab Games for Practice in a Real Online Bridge Environment

Saturday Mornings 10:00am - 11:30am Eastern Time

Followed by optional 30-minute Zoom Recap on Bidding

Price:

$ 16 for each the 4-week Wednesday Lecture / Play

$ 48 for all 3 Wednesday Lectures on this topic

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

 

Saturday BBO Games have a separate $ 7 Fee

       for each of the optional  Saturday BBO Lab Games -

      paid directly to BBO

WHAT:    CLASS DAY LECTURE AND PLAY

     * Pre-Class PDF Lecture Packet

        with Examples and Answers.   

          Sent prior to Wednesday's class.

     * Pre-Class Video to accompany the Lecture PDF

     *  CLASS DAY:   45-minute Zoom Lecture

           followed by 60 - minute online Shark Bridge

            Play Practice

          Cancellations and Refunds for each class

         will be allowed until materials are sent.

         

Questions?

meagan@essexbridgecenter.com

Optional BBO Lab Games for Extra Practice

We use the BBO Bridge Software to allow players to experience

a real-world Duplicate Bridge Game.

This is a real Bridge Game where players compete against Opponents, applying concepts from the Monday class.

 

NOTE:   BBO charges from their platform.

               BBO Lab Games are $7 for each game per person.

Individual Topics for Each Week

Wednesday, July 13

Class 1:  Preemptive Opening Basics

    *  Why Make a Weak Preemptive Opening bid

    *  How Does Scoring Impact Preemptive Bidding

    *  How to Make the Preemptive Opening Bid

    *  Overcalling after A Weak Preemptive Opponent:

             Simple Overcall?   Penalty Double?

   

Wednesday, July 20

Class 2:  Responder Bidding

after Partner's Weak Preemptive Opening

    *  Responder bidding with Weak points as well

    *  Responder bidding with Strong points

    *  Opponent reacting after Responder bidding

Wednesday, July 27

Class 3: Weak Preemptive Overcalls

  *  Differences between Weak Preemptive Overcalls  and

          Simple Overcalls

  *  Opener and Responder reacting

         after Opponent makes a Preemptive Overcall

 

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