`` San Diego Bridge Academy

Summer Class Schedule 2018


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

    1. Introduction to Bridge (I and II) $125/six-week session
    2. Planning to Win: Introduction to Declarer Play (II) Part 1 of 2: $150 for six week session or $30/individual class
    3. Polishing the Basics (III) Part 2 of 3: $150 for six week session or $30/individual class

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.

Students will learn how to choose the best contract

Students will also 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 or 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 August 20th

Meets Mondays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am and Wednesdays from 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Teachers: David Walters and Charlotte Blum


Evening Class starts Tuesday August 21st

Meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teachers: David Walters and Marge Van Hemert


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 on Monday October 1st

Meets Mondays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am and Wednesdays from 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Teachers: David Walters and Charlotte Blum


Evening Class starts Tuesday October 2nd

Meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teachers: David Walters and Marge Van Hemert


Planning to Win: (Introduction to Play of the Hand Part II)
    This is a good follow up class for anyone who has completed a beginning bridge class,
    or for anyone who wishes to work on developing basic declarer play skills
    This six-week "Play and Learn Course" will introduce basic declarer play concepts
    Class starts Monday September 24th
    Class meets every Monday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for six weeks
    Cost is $150 or $30/session
    This course introduces basic declarer play techniques
    Students will also get lots of bidding review and practice
           Week 1: Trumping in the Short Hand
           Week 2: Discarding Losers and Extra Winners
           Week 3: Practice with Finesse
           Week 4: The Hold Up Play
           Week 5: Protect your Honor
           Week 6: Practice and Review
    Level is Beginner/Intermediate
    Teacher: Charlotte Blum

Polishing the Basics: (Part III of III) Mastering Basic Bidding Concepts
    This six week Play and Learn will focus on mastering basic bidding concepts
    Class starts Tuesday September 25th
    Meets every Tuesday for six weeks from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost is $150 or $30/session
    Topics covered will include:
           Week 1: NoTrump and Stopper
           Week 2: NoTrump and Distribution
           Week 3: Two Over One Responses
           Week 4: The Describer and the Decider
           Week 5: Closeout Bids
           Week 6: Practice
    Level is Beginner/Intermediate
    Teacher: David Walters