Defender Play

Defender Play – Can you put what you learned from the bidding to work for your side?  Pay attention to signals during the play!

Classes are at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1800 SW State Route 150
Lee’s Summit, MO
Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost $17 per class
These are advanced beginning courses concentrating on how to defend, especially paying close attention to what you’ve learned from the bidding!

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!  Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail  to sign up.  Class will cancel by the Monday night before the class without enough students pre-registered.

Feb. 13: Opening leads and what to do next CANCELLED

Feb. 27:  Counting points and trying to understand what is in partner’s hand.

Mo-Kan Bridge Academy

NEXT GAME:  March 15 – contact Chris to let her know you are playing!  Not necessary, but very helpful!

GAME RESULTS:

March 1 Game Results

Feb. 22 Game Results

FEB 8 GAME

Mo-Kan Bridge is just getting started. NEXT GAME IS March 8, 2019!  Their first duplicate game is being offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit on Fridays, from 10:30 to 2.  There will be a variety of directors directing this game, but I will be the director for many of the games.  There will be both a novice section (for those with less than 50 masterpoints) and an open section, provided there are at least 3 tables per section.  If both sections cannot be run, then one combined open section with stratification will be played instead. Partners are guaranteed if you can’t find your own on any given day.  (This might mean you play with the director, in which case you would be playing in the open section.)  Lunch is provided.

Cost is $8 or less.  Please check out the Mo-Kan Bridge Academy website for details on costs and this game.

Home School Bridge Classes. FREE!

Interested in getting the classes into your school?

Click School Bridge to find out why your school should be doing this!

Home School Students! These classes are great for you. I can work with your schedule!

There is also the option of a semester long elective class in Bridge that meets National Math Standards for Middle School Students. Looking for an elective credit that will truly benefit your students? Any teacher can teach this class once they know the basics of bridge themselves. Take one of my beginning courses and then you can feel confident of teaching the class yourself! Contact me for more details!

These pictures are from the fall 2018 home school class I taught.  It is great fun!  Try it, you’ll like it!


Students, teacher, and winners!
Daniel (partner not shown) 1st N/S, Teacher (Kathy Rolfe) Robert and Benjamin 1st E/W
Daniel (partner not shown): 1st N/S Robert & Benjamin: 1st E/W

 

Carriage Club Duplicate

Tuesdays again in 2019  at 5 p.m. at the Carriage Club. If you would like to play contact Kathy. Cost is $8.  This is a shorter game; we are usually done by 7:15.

Dates for 2019:

May 14 & 28

June 11 & July 9

Sept. 24

Oct. 8 & 22

Nov. 5 & 19

Call Kathy at 816-237-0519 or email her to sign up.

This is an invitational club with limited space.  You have to be approved to come before coming!

Carriage Club Results:

Nov. 13 Game Results

Oct. 30 Game Results

Sept. 25 Game Results

Sept. 11 Game Results

 

 

 

 

Kids Bridge

Oh, the people you’ll meet!

What is Kids Bridge?

I give the younger students a place to play bridge with others who are just starting out as well.  All the players have completed at least a beginning set of  lessons.  The purpose is to give them the opportunity to practice and to speed up their play.  It is free!  You just need to sign up ahead of time.  Parents are welcome to stay and watch!

After building up speed, for those who are comfortable with the idea, we plan to go play at some of the Duplicate Bridge Clubs in the area.

Spring 2019:

Saturday, April 6:   2:00-4:00

  Call 816-237-0519 or e-mail to sign up and get directions.

I will play duplicate with you at a local club. The cost for this varies from free to $30, as follows: Kid prices: First 4 times I play with you, I’ll pay my own entry fee. Next 4 times I play with you, you’ll need to pay my entry fee. Playing with you time # 9 and above, you pay my entry fee and $30.

MCC Community Adult Education Courses

Fall 2019

Beginning Bridge Classes will be held on the campus of Longview Community College and the Blue River Campus in the fall of 2019.  More details on cost and how to register will be forthcoming, but here are the dates, times, and topics.

Longview Classes will be on the Monday dates, Blue River on the Thursday dates.

First Session:  Beginning Bridge
Sept. 30 & Oct. 3 – The Mechanics of this trick taking game
Oct. 7 & 10 – Hand evaluation, scoring, and practice playing
Oct. 14 & 17 – Opening bids and a start on how to respond, more playing practice
Oct. 21 & 24 – More about responding to an opening 1 level bid, more playing practice
Second Session:  Advanced Beginners
Oct. 28 & 31 – Review Opening and Responding Bids and Practice Playing
Nov. 4 & 7 – Competitive Bidding – Weak 2 and 3 level Preemptive Opening Bids
Nov. 11 & 14 – Overcalls
Nov. 18 & 21 – Takeout Doubles
Dec. 2 & 5 – Negative Doubles
Dec. 9 & 12 – Review and Practice, Putting it all together

Student Wins National Scholarships

Former Student Wins the King of Bridge Title

Also Wins Baron Barclay Open Pairs Event at the Youth NABC

Reese Koppel participated in the 2018 Youth NABC (North American Bridge Championships) in Atlanta this summer.  He won the Baron Barclay Open Pairs event which comes with a $1000 scholarship.  Reese attended the YBEO Youth Camp in Carlinville, IL in 2015 and then attended the Wanna Play Bridge High School Camp that same summer.  You’ll find his picture from that on this website as well!  Read all about it here.

Reese also won the ACBL King of Bridge title this year which also comes with a scholarship.  So proud of him!  Read all about it here.

Good job Reese!

Beginning Bridge Class: Wanna Play Bridge the 2/1 (Two Over One) Way

Classes are at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1800 SW State Route 150
Lee’s Summit, MO
Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost $100 for the series of 7 classes. ($17 per class if paid individually for just the classes you attend.)
This is a beginning course covering non-competitive bidding with some playing and defending instruction.  2019 Beginning Bridge Classes
Textbook will be available for sale for $17, not included in the course cost.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!  
Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail  to sign up.

April 10:  The Basics – trick taking and the mechanics Chapters 1-5
May 1: Opening 1 NT and a start on responding. Chapters 6-7
May 8: Opening 1NT, more on responding. Chapters 8-9
May 22: Opening and Responding to 1 of a Major. Chapter 10
June 12: Forcing bids in response to 1 of a Major. Chapter 11
July 10: Opening 1 of a Minor and Responding. Chapter 12
July 24:  Responding to 1 of a Major without support. Chapter 13 

Cruise with Me!

 

Cruise with me in 2019!

I will be cruising on Azamara’s Quest as the bridge instructor/director embarking at Cairns, Australia on March 8, and debarking at Singapore on March 22.  Priced from $2799, learn more here.


Join me in the summer of 2019 on Cunard’s Queen Victoria.  I will be the bridge instructor/director on a roundtrip cruise out of Southampton from Aug. 11 to Aug. 23, 2019, touring the British Isles.  Prices start at $2039, learn more here.


Join me again in 2019 back on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth!  I will be the bridge instructor/director on a roundtrip cruise out of Southampton from Sept. 6 to Sept. 20.  See Iceland and the British Isles.

Prices start at $2679, learn more here.

These cruises are never guaranteed to me as the cruise line can change its mind, but that has only happened once in all the years I’ve been doing this.  I would love to see some friends with me on any of these cruises!