Advanced Beginner Classes for the Summer

 

ADVANCED BEGINNERS!

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 the bidding, but some defensive and declarer play instruction and practice is included.
Textbook will be available for sale, not included in the course cost.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!  
Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail  to sign up.

July 11: More about supporting partner’s major suit opening.  Jacoby 2NT response.  Chapter 14 of my book, “Wanna Play Bridge the 2/1 Way?”  Available for sale for $17.

Aug. 8:  More about supporting partner’s major suit opening.  Splinter bid response.  This is the last chapter of my book, “Wanna Play Bridge the 2/1 Way?”  Available for sale for $17.

Aug. 22:  Doubles:  Takeout and Negative Doubles.  Audrey Grant’s  “Improving Your Judgment 2 Doubles” book is available for sale for $10.  Handout on Negative doubles is included in the cost of the course.

General Class Information

Classes can be formed at any time.  A minimum of 8 students per class allows me to teach with the regular cost for each student of  $12.50 per each  2 hour lesson.   Classes of 4 students can be arranged but the cost increases to $25 per student per lesson for the smaller class.  Additional costs may be included to cover the cost of instructional materials. If you’re interested and a class is not in the schedule to fit your needs, get some friends together and form your own class.  Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail  to set it up.

Supervised Play and classes are also available on Mondays and 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Check out Supervised Play-mini-lessons.

Playing Lessons

I am happy to provide a lesson by playing with you. For adults with fewer than 800 masterpoints, this means that I will meet with you for up to 1/2 hour before playing time to go over our convention card. I will play with you, noting the bidding sequence and leads as we play. I usually refrain from making too many comments during the actual playing time. I will then stay and go over some of the issues that occurred during the session, looking at hand records if available, for up to 1/2 hour. The cost for this playing lesson service is my entry fee and $30.

I will play with you online in a 12 board tournament.  This includes a 15 minute phone call going over the convention card prior to the tournament followed by up to 20 minutes going over hands after the tournament.  Cost for this online play is $15.

For adults with 800 masterpoints or more, I am happy to play with you for free if I can fit you into my schedule!

For high school age students and younger please see my scheduled rates on the Kids Bridge page.