Playing Lessons

Think about playing online with me in a playing lesson while we’re all stuck at home!  I also have twice a day, online supervised play during this period.  Call or email to find out about that.

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 plus my entry fee.  Email, call, or text to set up a time and I’ll meet you online!

While Support Your Club games are on BBO, I will do playing lessons for my entry fee and $25 for these 18 board tournaments, with the same discussion before and after.

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 $35, or schedule a set of 3 lessons for just $90.

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.

Defensive Bidding and Card Play Classes

Classes are at MY HOME.  Due to Covid-19, classes have been moved to online for April 15-29 and to my home for May 13-June 10, with a maximum limit of 8 students.  Please send me an email or call to sign up and I will provide you with my address and directions if needed.

Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. (May 13-May 27-June 10)
Cost $17 per class for in person classes, $15 online. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!
Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail  to sign up.

Apr. 15: Suit Preference Signals  online Wed. 3:30-5:30 $15
Apr. 22: Opening Leads in Suit Contracts. online Wed. 3:30-5:30 $15
Apr. 29: Opening Leads at NT  online Wed. 3:30-5:30 $15
May 13:  Discard Signals
May 27:  Leading through Strength and to Weakness
June 10:  Review and Putting it All Together

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.

Summer Youth Lessons and Play to be held at the Bridge Studio at 95th and Metcalf.  Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4, from August 9 through Sept. 27, excluding Sept. 6. More  details here!   Get the flyer here!

Call 816-237-0519 or e-mail to sign up and get directions.  This is usually held in my home, unless the numbers signing up require a larger space.

I will play duplicate with you at a local club. The cost for this varies from free to $35, 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 $35.


FALL 2019 HOMESCHOOL School Bridge Tournament

Playing hard in their end of class pupil game! Five Tables of kids ranging in age from 8 to 17!
And the winners are: Sophia & Clare with a 79.92% game, (1st Overall & 1st EW)! Miles & Joseph came in 2nd overall (1st. NS) with a 57% game.
3rd overall (2nd NS) with a 56.64% game, some of our youngest players Lucy & Charlie!
4th overall (2nd EW) with a 52.83% game, Isabella & Theresa

MCC Community Adult Education Courses

Spring  2020

Beginning Bridge Classes will be held on Longview Community College Campus in the spring of 2020.  Here are the dates, times, and topics.  To register look under classes/recreation, start by going to this link.  (Then scroll down the middle of the page and click on Recreation.)  Covid-19 has canceled the first 4 classes scheduled to have run March 30-April 27, might be possible to still sign up for 2 classes as follows and extending into summer.  Contact MCC to find out and the cost for just 3 classes.

Mondays  6 to 8 p.m.

Beginning Bridge
May 4 – Opening bids and a start on how to respond, more playing practice
May 11 – More about responding to an opening 1 level bid, more playing practice

General Class Information

2020 Rates:  (sorry, but haven’t changed my rates since 2002!)

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  $15 per each  2 hour lesson.   Classes of 4 students can be arranged but the cost increases to $30 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 is available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday and most Mondays of most months. Check out Supervised Play.