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BridgeMojo is ACBL accredited bridge teacher Morris "Mojo" Jones, offering beginning and continuing bridge lessons for Pasadena, Arcadia, and the San Gabriel Valley.

 

Bridge I starts January 14

Bridge I, "Bidding in the 21st Century," starts up again this January. This class is the starting point for newcomers to the game, and a great review of the fundamentals for current players.

Bridge I is offered through Pasadena City College's PCC Extension program, and the class is taught on the campus of Arcadia High school

  • Class times: Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Eight sessions, January 14, 2015, through March 11, 2015 No meeting on January 21
  • Arcadia High School, room J102
  • Cost $95 plus $15 material fee (for the class text and workbook)

Space is limited! Register early through PCC Extension to secure your place.

Follow this link to register online, or call PCC Extension at 626-585-7608

Bridge I will be followed immediately by Bridge II, "Play of the Hand," on Wednesday evenings.

Stayman and Jacoby classes are both filled!

Both of my special classes this December are completely full. I'm not taking any more reservations at this time.

If you'd like to hear about future classes, click here to sign up for email announcements.

Thank you all!

2014-2015 Bridgemojo Class Schedule

Learn to play bridge, or improve your game this coming year! Here is my calendar for bridge classes in the 2014-2015 season:

Fall 2014

Bridge I, September 10, 2014

Bridge I is the starting point for new players to the game. Current players will also enjoy this class to improve their fundamentals of Standard American bidding. This class uses the ACBL's "Bridge in the 21st Century" curriculum.

  • Offered through PCC Extension, class held at Arcadia High School
  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • First class, Sept. 10, Last class, Nov. 5, skipping Oct. 1

December 4, 2014

Single-topic class: The Stayman Convention

Learn or review the Stayman convention in a fun class with short discussion and lots of hands.

  • One class: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Forum Room, Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030

December 18, 2014

Single-topic class: Jacoby Transfer Bids

Discover and study this popular convention that can net you an extra trick during play

  • One class: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Forum Room, Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Winter 2015

Bridge I — Bidding in the 21st Century

Repeating this class from fall 2014

  • Offered through PCC Extension, class held at Arcadia High School
  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • First class, January 14, Last class, March 11, skipping January 21
  • Registration not yet open

Spring 2015

Bridge II — Play of the Hand in the 21st Century

Learn the timeless skills of declarer play, while adding new bidding and defense tools

  • Offered through PCC Extension, class held at Arcadia High School
  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • First class, March 18, Last class, May 13, skipping April 8
  • Registration not yet open

Summer 2015

Bridge III — Defense in the 21st Century

Discover how to think about bridge and work with your partner to set more contracts.

  • Dates to be announced

Join the Bridgemojo fan page on Facebook

Here's a new way to connect with fellow students, "like" our fan page on Facebook: http://facebook.com/Bridgemojo

Social bridge mailing list available

For bridge students and beginners, I've created an email list called "Social Bridge" with the intent of providing a place for students to ask questions and make arrangements to play bridge socially.

Clearly the best way to improve at bridge is to play as often as you can, but finding a game that isn't too competitive or intimidating can be difficult.

The list members should all be local to the Pasadena/Arcadia area, and mostly current or former students of my bridge classes at PCC. So it should remain a small list of folks who mostly know each other and would like to discuss bridge or get together to practice.

You can join the list by clicking http://mail.bridgemojo.com/mailman/listinfo/social and using the "Subscribing to Social" form -- or just drop me a note at the Contact link.

Students win at Pasadena Regional

Bridge students Michael Perera and Tor Hyblom won their first red points Sunday July 3, 2011, at the Pasadena "Bridge Week" Regional. Congratulations!

Bridge postmortem at Islands
Bridge students pour over results and hands from the Pasadena Regional. Left to right are Tor Hyblom, Michael Perera, Judi Gale, and Julie Holloway.

How SAYC Happened

In viewing the landscape of "online bridge" these days, I thought I'd tell some of my history with SAYC. It's sort of my fault. See the full story here:

http://mojo.whiteoaks.com/2010/09/27/how-sayc-happened/

Mojo

Pasadena needs bridge teachers!

This great article in the Pasadena Star-News, Pasadena goes all-in on Bridge, highlights the interest and the need for bridge teachers in the area.

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