Bridge Lessons for Beginners
Friday, January 24, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
NOW OPEN TO ALL! Members are free; guest fee $20 per lesson -- Take one or all (please register separately)
Friday, January 24, 1:00 - 3:00 PM -- Lesson Four (summary and review)
Friday, February 28, 1:00 - 3:00 PM -- The series begins again with Lesson One
Friday, March 20, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Lesson Two
Friday, April 24, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Lesson Three
Friday, May 29, 1:00 - 3:00 PM -- Lesson Four (summary and review)
If you have always wanted to play bridge but don't know how, or you have some bridge playing experience but need a refresher in the basics, then these are the classes for you! All classes are taught by experienced player and teacher Ken Marino. Time will also be allocated during each lesson for guided play. Free to members; guest fee $20 per lesson. Please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or below.
- Lesson One will teach you the fundamental nature of the game, play of the hand, bidding, and basic scoring. At its conclusion, you will be able to play the game od bridge! (You will be encouraged to play 5 or 6 times, 50-60 hands) before taking the next class.
- Lesson Two will consist of a rigorous presentation of the opening bid without a 5-card suit, along with the responses and opener re-bids, further exploration of the “Point Count” theory, and “Declarer Play” - both planning the play and strategies for winning additional tricks.
- Lesson Three introduces the concept of “Bidding Conventions” with first-level explanations and examples of several current and commonly used conventions. Play of the hand topic will include opening leads against suit and no-trump contracts.
- Lesson Four, the final one of the series, will present a summary and review of bridge bidding - covering opening bids, responses and rebids. Common bidding conventions will also be reviewed. Most of the class time will be spent on the fundamentals of declarer play - from planning the play to finding "not so obvious" ways to win tricks. Other play techniques, such as unblocking a suit, will be explored.