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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

ACBL Bridge Series

St. Louis Bridge Center is proud to announce that we will be offering the complete ACBL Bridge Series program. This program was originally designed by world class educator, Audrey Grant. The ACBL Bridge Series consists of a progression of five courses, each focusing on a different aspect of the game and bringing the students from absolute beginners through to the point where they can confidently play in any bridge game. The series is supported by excellent books and the fantastic (and free) Learn to Play Bridge software. People already familiar with the game can, of course, start at any point in the series, but most will benefit from the complete set of lessons. The five courses are:

Bidding in the 21st Century - This course focuses on introducing the student to the basic concepts of the game. There is an emphasis on modern bidding (opening bids, responses, rebids, overcalls, takeout doubles and stayman) but sufficient elements of play are introduced to allow the students to start playing hands right away. For more information download the flyer.

Instructor: Gail Hawkins
8 classes beginning June 7th
Thursdays 1:30p - 3:30p

$160, please register early - limited spots available

Student Name:

Play of the Hand in the 21st Century - This series concentrates on the play of the hand (making a plan, promoting winners, finessing, trumping losers, etc.). The initial bidding concepts are reviewed and a few new concepts are introduced (Jacoby transfers and slam bidding). For more information download the flyer.

Instructor: Linda Powers
8 classes beginning April 4th
Wednesdays 1:30p - 3:30p

$160, please register early - limited spots available


Defense in the 21st Century - Now the attention turns to the defenders. This series contains more detailed discussions of opening leads against suit and notrump con-tracts, second and third hand play, and defensive signals. The bidding and play concepts from the earlier series are reviewed and a few new ideas are added. For more information download the flyer.

Instructor: Linda Powers
8 classes beginning April 3rd
Tuesdays 10:00a - 12:00p

$160, please register early - limited spots available


Commonly Used Conventions - Here the focus is on beginning (basic) conventions. The student learns about the Conventions most likely to be encountered in a duplicate game for newcomers. The student is introduced to duplicate strategy and the relationship of bids and plays. The course covers many of the most popular conventions used today. For more information download the flyer.

Instructor: Steve Zenk
8 classes beginning April 4th
Wednesdays 10:00a - 12:00p

$160, please register early - limited spots available


More Commonly Used Conventions - This series continues to introduce students to some of the conventions they will encounter as they start to play in clubs and tournaments. This expands upon the "Commonly Used Conventions" program by covering many more conventions used by most of today's top players.

8 classes (To be Announced)


Summertime Crash Course with Linda (NEW)

Join Linda Powers for four lessons to be held on Tuesday afternoons in June. The subject of these four lessons will be Two Over One. Whether you are learning Two Over One for the first time or just needing a refresher, a fun time will be had by all!! For more information download the flyer.

Instructor: Linda Powers
4 classes beginning June 5th
Tuesdays 1:30p - 3:30p

$80, please register early - limited spots available

Student Name:

Bridge in a Day

Are you interested in learning bridge or do you have friends or relatives who want to learn? It's the best game! It's time to learn! This is a program developed by the ACBL to teach you the fundamentals of bridge in just one day! After this 7 hour session you will be prepared to begin playing bridge in our daily games. For more information download the flyer.

Instructor: Phyllis Siegel
Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm, several sessions to choose from:
April 22nd, 2018
August 26th, 2018
October 28th, 2018
$80, includes materials, snacks, drinks and lunch

Session:
Student Name:

Focus on Fridays

Phyllis Siegel - Phyllis is starting a new program - "Focus on Fridays". This is a 7 part program (come to some or all) that focuses on 7 important conventions all bridge players should know. Click here to learn more.

Individual Sessions
Fridays 2:00p - 4:00p

$20 per session

 



For questions or comments, email us at: info@stlouisbridge.org