Better Bridge class schedule Winter/Spring 2017

I'm delighted to offer three classes from Audrey Grant's Better Bridge program for new and continuing bridge players and students.

Each course will be offered for five weeks, two-hour sessions, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Each course will have four focused lessons on bridge topics, and a closing session where we play hands that illustrate the lessons learned.

Here's the schedule for your calendar. Registration will be open through PCC Extension soon.

Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction

This is your introduction to bridge for new players. No experience required. Get off on the right foot with modern bidding style and an overview of card play and defense.

Lesson Plan

  • Week 1 - The Basics
  • Week 2 - Notrump Opening Bids and Responses
  • Week 3 - Major Suit Opening Bids and Responses
  • Week 4 - Minor Suit Opening Bids and Responses
  • Week 5 - Additional Practice Deals
  • Five Wednesday evenings, Jan. 11 through Feb. 8
  • Classes meet at Arcadia High School
  • Cost $65 to PCC Extension, plus $10 for the textbook
  • Enroll online here!

Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding

When both sides are bidding for the contract, the meanings of many bids change. Picking up where Bridge 1 leaves off, this course offers detailed coverage of situations that come up in competitive auctions. Learn how to get to your best spot, or prevent the opponents from getting to their ideal contract.

Lesson Plan

  • Week 1 - Preemptive Opening Bids
  • Week 2 - Overcalls and Advances
  • Week 3 - Takeout Doubles and Advances
  • Week 4 - The Competitive Auction
  • Week 5 - Additional Practice Deals
  • Five Wednesday evenings, Feb. 22 through Mar. 22
  • Classes meet at Arcadia High School
  • Cost $65 to PCC Extension, plus $10 for the textbook
  • Enroll online here!

Bridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions

World class bridge players agree that it is better to know a few conventions thoroughly than a large number superficially. The lessons illustrate the problems these conventions are designed to solve and how they can best be used. Intermingled with every lesson are expert techniques for declarer play and defense.

Lesson Plan

  • Week 1 - The Stayman Convention
  • Week 2 - Jacoby Transfer Bids
  • Week 3 - Strong Opening Bids
  • Week 4 - Slam Bidding
  • Week 5 - Additional Practice Deals
  • Five Wednesday evenings, Mar. 29 through May 3 (no class Apr. 5)
  • Classes meet at Arcadia High School
  • Cost $65 to PCC Extension, plus $10 for the textbook
  • Enroll online here!