Monday Evenings - Competitive Bidding
This is the class to level-up your competitive bidding skills, especially for club and tournament players. Learn how and when you can interfere profitably with the opponents' bids. Preemptive bidding with long combined suit fits are a theme that runs throughout this course. Discover fit-showing cue bids. Learn how vulnerability affects the score table and your decisions at the table.
- Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
- First class May 9, last class June 20 (no class May 30)
- $110 course fee
- Required text: Bridge Basics 2 - Competitive Bidding by Grant
- Preemptive opening bids
- Simple Overcalls and Responses
- The Takeout Double
- The Competitive Auction
- Practice hands
- Practice hands
Tuesday Evenings - Defense
This is a dynamite 8-session class that introduces standard defense techniques used by expert bridge players. This course is especially effective when taught online. Our online tools make it much easier to visualize all of the hands at the table!
- Eight Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
- First class May 10, last class June 28
- $140 course fee
- Text book ACBL Bridge Series Defense in the 21st Century 2nd Edition
- Opening Leads against Notrump Contracts
- Opening Leads against Suit Contracts
- Third-Hand Play
- Second-Hand Play
- Defensive Signals
- Developing Defensive Tricks
- Interfering With Declarer
- Making a Plan
To reserve a seat in class, simply send me a note telling which class you'd like to join.
I'll follow up with an invoice and a Zoom registration link for your personal class connection. I have many copies of the class textbooks available and am happy to deliver within 50 miles of Monrovia.
Important requirements for online classes
These classes are available from the comfort of your own home, using Zoom alongside a web browser connected to your personal bridge table. These are not lecture classes! You'll be expected to participate in live exercises and bridge play.
You will need a reliable high-speed broadband internet connection, and a modern laptop or desktop computer. Do not use a tablet computer for these classes. You'll want to have lots of screen space, and a good mouse and keyboard.
Your computer will need to have a microphone and camera connected and working with Zoom.
You will need to be comfortable running two or more applications on your computer simultaneously, switching between them, and adjusting their size and position on the screen as needed. If you are not completely familiar with this, please do not attempt to join these bridge classes. Computer technical support will not be available!
For examples of what it's like to join bridge class online, visit How to join bridge class and see the video appropriate for you.