Bridge Lessons: Two Over One in a Nutshell starts September 15, 2021

“Two Over One in a Nutshell,” a series of lessons for Bridge players, starts on Wednesday evening, September 15, 2021, and meets weekly through November 3, 2021. This will be a guided discussion of selected topics from “Two Over One in a Nutshell” by Dee Berry. This series is appropriate for players with a reasonably solid understanding of the basics of the game of Bridge.

Space is limited to 20 students.

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Beginning Bridge Lesson Series starts September 20, 2021

“Ten Weeks to Basic Bridge,” a series of lessons for beginning Bridge players, starts on Monday evening, September 20, 2021, and meets weekly through November 29, 2021. You’ll learn Bridge from the ground up with Standard American bidding.  By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to play in social games and entry-level duplicate games.

Space is limited to 20 students.

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Rookie Duplicate Bridge now IN PERSON

Rookie Duplicate Bridge has returned to in-person play at Seattle Bridge Center.

Our game is held on Tuesday evenings. The game starts at 7pm sharp, so please arrive at least a few minutes before game time.

The Rookie game is open to all players with under 200 ACBL masterpoints. Players with more than 200 masterpoints can play if their partner has fewer than 50 masterpoints.

Need a partner? No problem. The Director will match you with another single, or play as your partner if you’re the odd player out.

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Virtual Club Game: Rookie Duplicate

Hey, you regulars of the Rookie Duplicate game at Seattle Bridge Center — please forward this message to your Rookie Duplicate friends!

We’ve finally been able to set up an online version of our regular Tuesday night Rookie Duplicate game! We’re going to try our first session on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. ACBL Masterpoints will be awarded!

The game will be held on Bridge Base Online (BBO) on Tuesday evenings. We aim to start by 7:15pm, but please (a) register ahead of time and (b) be online no later than about 7:10 pm. Details below.

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FREE Virtual Lesson: Intro to Online Bridge

Next lesson: Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7pm Pacific time

Limit: 20-25 players

With much of the nation under stay-at-home orders, bridge players are looking for ways to play online.

I’m hosting semi-regular Zoom meetings that introduce bridge players to Bridge Base Online, one of the most popular platforms for playing bridge online.

We use Zoom to communicate with each other; we use Bridge Base Online (BBO) to play bridge.

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Bridge Lesson Series starts January 8, 2020

“Ten Weeks to Basic Bridge,” a series of lessons for beginning Bridge players, starts on Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020, and meets weekly through March 18, 2020. You’ll learn Bridge from the ground up with Standard American bidding.  By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to play in social games and entry-level duplicate games.

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Bridge Lesson Series starts September 4, 2019

“Ten Weeks to Basic Bridge,” a series of lessons for beginning Bridge players, starts on Wednesday evening, September 4, 2019 and meets weekly through November 13, 2019. You’ll learn Bridge from the ground up with Standard American bidding.  By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to play in social games and entry-level duplicate games.

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2019 Summer Schedule for Bridge Novice/Beginner Players

2019 Summer Schedule for Bridge Novice/Beginner Players
at Seattle Bridge Center, 1539 NE 145th Street, Seattle

All events run from 7pm to about 9:30pm. Light snacks are provided.

Office Hours. Mondays, 7 to 9:30 pm
June 24; July 15; July 29; August 12; August 26

  • Bring your bridge questions – or just watch, play a few boards, or discuss the game.
  • Don’t play bridge yet? Come see what it’s all about!
  • $5 per person; free for age 18 & under

Lessons.  Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9:30pm

June 26: 1NT Forcing ($10)
Use 1NT as a forcing response to a major-suit opening bid.

July 17: Convention Card ($15)
Walk through all sections of the convention card.

July 31: Playing a Team Game ($10)
Learn how a team game works, including scoring.

August 14: Leads & Signals ($10)
Communicate with your partner for better defense.

August 28: Stayman, Jacoby, and Friends ($10)
Respond to partner’s 1NT opening bid when you hold 4 or 5 cards in a major suit.

More info:        Email SeattleBridgeCenter@gmail.com
or call David at 206/336-3428

The next 10-week series of beginner lessons will start on September 4.

Bridge Lesson Series starts April 3, 2019

“Ten Weeks to Basic Bridge,” a series of lessons for beginning Bridge players, starts on Wednesday evening, April 3, 2019 and meets weekly through June 12, 2019. You’ll learn Bridge from the ground up with Standard American bidding.  By the end of the series, you’ll be ready to play in social games and entry-level duplicate games.

What’s all this?

We’re announcing a series of lessons for beginning Bridge players: “Ten Weeks to Basic Bridge” beginning April 3, 2019. This series will be led by David Dailey, a relative newcomer to Bridge who understands the challenges encountered by new players.

You’ll learn Bridge from the ground up using Standard American bidding. This fast-paced series assumes no prior cardplaying experience, so it’s good for raw beginners as well as for players who want to get back into the game using modern methods. Experienced players are welcome to join us for individual lessons. The full syllabus for this lesson series can be found at this link.

When you complete this series, you will be ready to play Bridge in social games as well as in introductory Duplicate games. Seattle Bridge Center offers a Rookie Duplicate game on Tuesday evenings.

You can take the lessons by yourself or with a partner. You’ll meet several new players along the way.

How much?

Lesson fees are collected on a pay-as-you-go basis. You can stop or return at any time.
– $10 per person per week (includes each week’s materials)
– $5 for ages 19-25
– $Free for ages 18 & under
– CASH ONLY

Class materials for missed lessons are available at $3 per lesson (free for 18 & under).

Where?

Classes are held at Seattle Bridge Center, 1539 NE 145th Street, Seattle WA 98125. We are a half-mile east of Interstate 5 at Exit 175 for NE 145th Street. We share a parking lot with the QFC supermarket and Dollar Tree store on the southeast corner of 15th Ave NE and NE 145th St. If you are facing the entrance to the Dollar Tree store, turn to your right and you will be facing our front door.

We have plenty of free parking. The intersection of 15th Ave NE and NE 145th St is served throughout the evening by Metro routes 65, 73, 347, and 348, and by other routes (64, 308, and 373) in the early evening.

When?

This series begins on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and meets weekly on Wednesday evenings through June 12, 2019. There is no class meeting on May 29.

Each class begins at 7pm and runs until 9:30pm. We start right at 7pm to make the best use of your time. Our doors are usually open by 6:45pm at the latest. Light snacks are provided; food is also available nearby at the Burger King restaurant or the QFC deli counter.

What else?

Please let us know if you’re planning to attend so we can be sure to prepare enough copies of the lesson materials.

Questions?  Send email to SeattleBridgeCenter@gmail.com or leave a message for David at 206/336-3428.

If you’d like to watch a game of Duplicate Bridge live and in person, please join us Tuesday evenings for Rookie Duplicate, where spectators are always welcome.  The game starts at 7pm; please arrive 10 minutes ahead of game time to get settled in.

The complete and current schedule for Rookie Duplicate games and for the beginner lessons can be found by visiting www.SeattleBridgeCenter.net then following the link for “Schedule and Results.”