Virtual Bridge for Beginners

We have partnered with our Bridge instructors, Jeff Nunes & Marilyn Snodell to provide virtual ZOOM Bridge lessons to anyone interested.

They have created an 8-week learning program which will cover everything you need to know about the game of Bridge to begin playing with your friends online or to improve your game in this online iteration.

 

 

In order to participate, you must have access to both ZOOM and an account on the BridgeBase website.

 

PLEASE NOTE – The Intermediate Classes have changed from Thursdays to Mondays. See below for more details

 

When: Beginner classes will be held consecutively on Wednesdays, starting May 27th and Intermediate classes will be held consecutively on Mondays, starting June 1st.

Each session is approximately (1) hour with a combination of theory & supervised play. An optional second hour may be offered during the week to practice what you’ve learned.

Time: Both classes will start at 10:00 AM EST

Instructors: Jeff Nunes – Beginner & Refresher Class

Marilyn Snodell – Intermediate

COST – $80 paid up front (covers all 8 classes)

Checks only, payable to Jeff Nunes

Please mail to: 138 Pineneedle Drive, Bradenton, FL 34210

 

For more information or to sign up please contact:

Jeff Nunes – jeffcnunes@gmail.com or by calling (941) 567-8078

Marilyn Snodell – marilynsnodell@gmail.com or by calling (941) 780-1605

CLASS SCHEDULE:

BEGINNER/REFRESHER

 

Week 1 (May 27)

Introductions

Who’s Who at the Table

Counting HCP’s

The Pass Card

15-17 1 NT Opening

Transfers and Stayman

Counting winners /Declare play in NT

 

Week 2

Review and Homework

1 level openings Majors and minors

Minimum responses to partner

Counting Trick points

Count losers/Declarer play in suits

 

Week 3

Review and Homework

More work with one level openings

With stronger responses

Bids by the non-opening side

Takeout Double and Overcall

Defensive signals

 

Week 4

Review and homework

Preemptive opening bids

Preemptive overcalls

The power of shape

Fast vs. Slow Arrival

What does it take for game?

 

Week 5

Negative Doubles 1

Review and homework

Stronger bids (2♣️, 2NT, 3NT)

And their responses

Full NT ladder

Forcing and Not Forcing

 

Week 6

Review and homework

Negative Doubles 2

Blackwood, Gerber and Quantitative

The Finesse and trick takings skills

Who is Captain?

 

Week 7

ASBAF

Dealing with interference

Cue Bids

Developing a Partnership

Filling Out a Convention Card

 

Week 8

Duplicate Basics

Alerting and asking for information

Reading Your scores

Better Bridge next time