Lessons

 

2021 BRIDGE CLASSES

 

Teacher: Elizabeth Gompels

 

BEGINNER CLASSES with Elizabeth Gompels: You will play Bridge every session. All classes are highly interactive in a relaxed environment, allowing you to have fun, learn, and meet new friends. Contact Elizabeth at  elibridge101@outlook.com with any questions.

Improve Your Declarer Play

 

PLAY BRIDGE will start up online on Monday, March 22. It is a six-week series focused on Declarer Play and improving your Bridge-thinking skills. We meet via Zoom Monday afternoons mornings from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Registration is via Prescott School Community Center [ https://prescottscc.org/shop/ ].

 

Here is the syllabus:

  • March 22 - Declarer's P.L.A.N.

  • March 29 - Take a Finesse, Part 1

  • April 5 - Take a Finesse, Part 2

  • April 12 - Defense: Leads & Signals

**No class April 19**

  • April 27 - Managing Entries

  • May 1 - Putting It All Together

 

Tuition for 6-class series: $109 includes comprehensive handouts.

 

Improve Your Bidding Skills

 

BIDDING REFRESHER mini-course will begin online Tuesday, April 6, and meet weekly for four sessions on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, April 6, 13, 27, and May 4 (no class 04/20).

 

Come join us online to practice and Play Bridge while increasing your confidence and deepening your understanding of the game. Each session will begin with a review of Bidding Guidelines via Zoom. Topics will include Opening & Responding, Overcalls & Takeout Doubles, Stayman & Jacoby Transfers, and Strong 2C & Blackwood. You will “sit” at an online table with classmates, bid, and play a series of prepared deals to practice the techniques presented. Get your questions answered and receive help in real-time. This is a wonderful opportunity for Bridge players who would like a refresher to improve and hone their bidding skills. The atmosphere will be fun, friendly, and relaxed. Tuition is $79.

 

Registration is via Arlington Community Education. Watch for the Spring Catalog [https://www.arlingtoncommunityed.org/ ].

 

 

Improve Your Defense

 

Play Bridge – DEFENSE mini-course will begin online Tuesday, May 11, and meet weekly for four sessions on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1.

 

Come join us online to practice and Play Bridge while increasing your confidence and deepening your understanding of the game. Each session will begin with a brief lesson on Defense via Zoom. Topics will include Carding/Signals, Opening Leads, Discards and Partnership Cooperation. You will “sit” at an online table with classmates, bid and play a series of prepared deals to practice the techniques presented. Get your questions answered and receive help in real-time. This is a wonderful opportunity for beginner course graduates and advanced beginners to improve and hone their defensive skills. The atmosphere will be fun, friendly and relaxed. Tuition is $79.

 

Registration is via Arlington Community Education. Watch for the Spring Catalog [https://www.arlingtoncommunityed.org/ ].

 

Learn to Play Bridge

 

LEARN BRIDGE will start up online Tuesday, April 6. It is an eight-week series introducing players to the basics of bidding, play, and defense. We meet weekly via Zoom Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 AM.  Registration is via Arlington Community Education. Watch for the Spring Catalog [https://www.arlingtoncommunityed.org/ ].

Here is the syllabus:

·     Week 1 – Introduction to Bridge

·     Week 2 - Bidding to Win (Part 1)

**No class 04/20**

·     Week 3 - Bidding to Win (Part 2)

·     Week 4 - Defensive Bidding - Overcalls, etc.

·     Week 5 - Opening Leads - Defensive Play

·     Week 6 - Opening NT Bids and Responses

·     Week 7 - Opening Preemptive Bids

·     Week 8 - Bidding to Slam

 

Tuition for 8-class series: $159 includes comprehensive handouts. The optional textbook “Easybridge” may be purchased from the instructor (cost is $18, includes shipping).

 

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Questions? Please contact Elizabeth at elibridge101@outlook.com

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Spring 2021 Bridge Classes

-- Kim Gilman 

Schedule is Here!

All of Kim's lessons are currently online, where fun and learning continue! Kim teaches with Zoom and an online bridge classroom where students practice hands in class. Learn by playing deals that reflect the lesson, and receive immediate feedback on the expert techniques. 

 

Kim has daytime and evening courses for all levels, including beginners who want to learn from scratch.  

We will keep it going this Spring, where bridge games and classes will continue to be a much-appreciated diversion! Registration is now open for all classes, and below is a full schedule with details.
 
To sign up, e-mail kgilman11@gmail.com, and Kim will send payment information. 
 
Click below for a complete schedule and details.
In addition to Kim's many class offerings, she is also teaching an Expert Defense course with champion player Zach Grossack. The class meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM and goes April 7th - June 2nd. You can sign up for individual sessions, or save and sign up for the whole series.
Info for Expert Defense
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Teacher: Elizabeth Gompels
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Welcome novices and advancing beginners. There is a separate game starting at 7:25 PM on Wednesdays. We play 12 boards and have a Zoom chat after the game to review the hands with your fellow players.

Co-hosted by Family Friendly Bridge Club and The DBC of Winchester. Registration opens on BBO at 5:25 PM, early sign up encouraged. Any questions? Contact, Elizabeth <elibridge101@outlook.com>.

Improve Your Declarer Play

 

PLAY BRIDGE will start up online on Monday, March 22. It is a six-week series focused on Declarer Play and improving your Bridge-thinking skills. We meet via Zoom Monday afternoons mornings from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Registration is via Prescott School Community Center [ https://prescottscc.org/shop/ ].

 

Here is the syllabus:

  • March 22 - Declarer's P.L.A.N.

  • March 29 - Take a Finesse, Part 1

  • April 5 - Take a Finesse, Part 2

  • April 12 - Defense: Leads & Signals

**No class April 19**

  • April 27 - Managing Entries

  • May 1 - Putting It All Together

 

Tuition for 6-class series: $109 includes comprehensive handouts.

 

Improve Your Bidding Skills

 

BIDDING REFRESHER mini-course will begin online Tuesday, April 6 and meet weekly for four sessions on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, April 6, 13, 27 and May 4 (no class 04/20).

 

Come join us online to practice and Play Bridge while increasing your confidence and deepening your understanding of the game. Each session will begin with a review of Bidding Guidelines via Zoom. Topics will include Opening & Responding, Overcalls & Takeout Doubles, Stayman & Jacoby Transfers and Strong 2C & Blackwood. You will “sit” at an online table with classmates, bid and play a series of prepared deals to practice the techniques presented. Get your questions answered and receive help in real-time. This is a wonderful opportunity for Bridge players who would like a refresher to improve and hone their bidding skills. The atmosphere will be fun, friendly and relaxed. Tuition is $79.

 

Registration is via Arlington Community Education. Watch for the Spring Catalog [https://www.arlingtoncommunityed.org/ ].

 

 

Improve Your Defense

 

Play Bridge – DEFENSE mini-course will begin online Tuesday, May 11 and meet weekly for four sessions on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1.

 

Come join us online to practice and Play Bridge while increasing your confidence and deepening your understanding of the game. Each session will begin with a brief lesson on Defense via Zoom. Topics will include Carding/Signals, Opening Leads, Discards and Partnership Cooperation. You will “sit” at an online table with classmates, bid and play a series of prepared deals to practice the techniques presented. Get your questions answered and receive help in real-time. This is a wonderful opportunity for beginner course graduates and advanced beginners to improve and hone their defensive skills. The atmosphere will be fun, friendly and relaxed. Tuition is $79.

 

Registration is via Arlington Community Education. Watch for the Spring Catalog [https://www.arlingtoncommunityed.org/ ].

 

Learn to Play Bridge

 

LEARN BRIDGE will start up online Tuesday, April 6. It is an eight-week series introducing players to the basics of bidding, play, and defense. We meet weekly via Zoom Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 AM.  Registration is via Arlington Community Education. Watch for the Spring Catalog [https://www.arlingtoncommunityed.org/ ].

Here is the syllabus:

·     Week 1 – Introduction to Bridge

·     Week 2 - Bidding to Win (Part 1)

**No class 04/20**

·     Week 3 - Bidding to Win (Part 2)

·     Week 4 - Defensive Bidding - Overcalls, etc.

·     Week 5 - Opening Leads - Defensive Play

·     Week 6 - Opening NT Bids and Responses

·     Week 7 - Opening Preemptive Bids

·     Week 8 - Bidding to Slam

 

Tuition for 8-class series: $159 includes comprehensive handouts. The optional textbook “Easybridge” may be purchased from the instructor (cost is $18, includes shipping).

 
 
 
Private lessons are also available from the teachers below - please contact them directly.
Email:  Elizabeth Gompels
 elibridge101@outlook.com

Email Bob:   bridgeleader@yahoo.com