`` San Diego Bridge Academy

Fall Class Schedule 2017


We are starting a new series of classes for beginners, intermediate, and advancing players

    1. Introduction to Bridge (I and II)
    2. Planning to Win: (Introduction to Play of the Hand Part I)
    3. Doubles Doubles Doubles: Takeout Doubles, Negative Doubles, and Lead Directing Doubles
    4. Conventional Madness: New Minor Forcing, Fourth Suit Forcing, Western Cue Bids

1. Introduction to Bridge (I and II):

This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of the game. If you have never played this game, or you have not played in a very long time, or if you would like to start over, from the beginning then this course is for you (Part II starts immediately after completion of Part I).

Each course meets for six weeks.

Each class meets twice each week.

Once session each week is focused on the bidding, and the language of the game.

The second session each week is OPTIONAL. It is recommended but not required.

The second session each week is "bridge without the bidding", focusing on the strategies of the game.
    Students will learn how to choose the best contract, and then
    get lots of practice playing hands trying to make their chosen contract.

Cost for each six-week (twelve-session) course is $125.

Textbook: "Beginning Bridge by Barbara Seagram and Linda Lee $25.

Contact: David Walters dave@sandiegobridgeacademy.com 619-298-5756


Introduction to Bridge I:   Starts with the basics, and includes, what to open, what to respond, and the second round of bidding.


Morning Class starts Monday July 17th

Meets Mondays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and Wednesdays from 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The Wednesday sessions are recommended but not required.

Teachers: Charlotte Blum and David Walters


Evening Class starts Wednesday July 19th

Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Tuesdays from 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

The Tuesday sessions are recommended but not required.

Teachers: Philippe Gagne and David Walters


Introduction to Bridge II:   Continues with the Basics, Competitive Bidding, and Introduces Conventional Bids, Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Strong 2C Opening Bid, Weak Two's and Preempts.


Morning Class starts Monday August 28th

Meets Mondays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and Wednesdays from 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The Wednesday sessions are recommended but not required.

Teachers: Charlotte Blum and David Walters


Evening Class starts Wednesday August 30th

Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Tuesdays from 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

The Tuesday sessions are recommended but not required.

Teachers: Philippe Gagne and David Walters


2. Planning to Win: (Introduction to Play of the Hand Part I)  This is a good follow up class for
      anyone who has completed a Beginning Bridge Class, or for anyone who wishes to work on their declarer play
      skills

Class starts Wednesday September 6th

Meets Every Wednesday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This course introduces basic declarer play techniques

Students will also get lots of bidding review and practice

Week 1: Counting Winners and Entries in NT

Week 2: Counting Losers and Drawing Trump

Week 3: Promotion in Suits and NT

Week 4: Using Length in Suits and NT

Week 5: The Finesse

Week 6: Practice and Review

Cost is $125

Level is Beginner/Intermediate

Teacher: Charlotte Blum


3. Doubles Doubles Doubles: Takeout Doubles, Negative Doubles,
    and Lead Directing Doubles
  Students will learn the rules associated with each of these doubles,
      practice using them, and then of course try to make their contract.


Class starts Monday October 2nd

Meets Every Monday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for six-weeks

Cost is $125

Level is intermediate

Teacher: David Walters


4. Conventional Madness: New Minor Forcing, Fourth Suit Forcing, Western Cue Bids
      Students will learn the rules associated with each of these conventions, practice using them, and then
      of course try to make their contract.


Class starts Tuesday October 3rd

Meets Every Tuesday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for six-weeks

Cost is $125

Level is intermediate/advanced

Teacher: David Walters