`` 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. Play and Practice: (Beginning Bridge Practice)
    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 October 9th

Meets Mondays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am 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 January 17th 2018

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 will be scheduled after 1st part of class starts on Monday October 9th

Meets Mondays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am 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 Februarty 28th, 2018

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. Play and Practice: (Beginning Bridge Practice)  This Supervised Play Class is a good follow up
      class for anyone who has completed a Beginning Bridge Class, or for anyone who wants to build their
      confidence and practice what they learned in Beginning Bridge.

Class starts Monday October 9th

Meets Every Monday from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This course will practice basic concepts introduced in Beginning Bridge

Students will get lots of bidding and playing bridge

Cost is $125

Level is Beginner/Intermediate

Teacher: Charlotte Blum


3. Double Trouble: 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