Teacher: Elizabeth Gompels

Learn Bridge
Elizabeth Gompels

Social and enchanting, a hand of bridge takes only a deck of 52
cards, four people, and about 10 minutes to play. Easy to learn,
the game can take a lifetime to master, and is fun to play at all
levels of expertise. Learn how to play bridge, including the basics
of bidding, playing, scoring, and bridge conventions. Classes
include hands-on learning, guided demonstrations, group
discussions, and lots of bridge hands to practice techniques.
8 Tuesdays | Sept. 27–Nov. 15 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm
St. Camillus 



Play Bridge
Elizabeth Gompels

Come join us to practice and play bridge while increasing your
confidence and deepening your understanding of the game.
Get your questions answered and receive help in real time. The atmosphere will be fun, friendly, and relaxed.


Bidding Refresher: This mini-course moves beyond the basics of
the game. Topics include opening and responding, overcalls and
takeout doubles, Stayman and Jacoby Transfers, and Strong 2C
and Blackwood. Each session begins with a brief lesson, then you
will bid and play a series of prepared deals with your classmates
to practice the techniques presented. This is a wonderful
opportunity for bridge players who are returning to the game
and would like a refresher or for newer who want to improve and
hone their bidding skills.


Defense: The focus of this mini-course is on techniques to
improve your results when defending. Topics include carding/
signals, opening leads, discards, and partnership cooperation.
This series is highly interactive with guided demonstrations and
discussions. You will bid and play a series of prepared deals
with your classmates to practice the techniques presented. This
is a great opportunity for Learn Bridge graduates and advanced
beginners to develop their defensive skills and fierce defender
4 Tuesdays | 7:00–9:00 pm | AHS 
Bidding Refresher: Sept. 27–Oct. 25
Defense: Nov. 1–22

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link for registration www.arlingtoncommunityed.org 

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth at elibridge101@outlook.com




 2023 Bridge Classes

In Person

- Kim Gilman 


  visit her website www.bridgewithkim.com.


Dear Bridge Players, 


Bridge Lessons In Person with Kim! Wednesdays at FFBC This Winter


Improve your game with popular teacher Kim Gilman on Wednesdays at FFBC. Kim is offering both morning and afternoon lessons this winter. Either course is $20 per class to drop in or $100 for six weeks paid in advance. Partnership discount is $170 for the pair.

Singles welcome; Kim will match you in class. Register online here or pay by cash, check, or Venmo at Class #1. Feb. 22 will be the snow make-up date for both courses. 


Wednesday mornings - Advanced Beginner and Up - 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Bidding Confidence 


Let’s take the memorization and guesswork out of your bidding decisions. These lessons will help you understand the principles behind the most common bidding situations so that you can bid with confidence! If you have taken Beginner Bridge or played in the past, you’re ready for this course.


Dates and Topics for Bidding Confidence:

Jan 11 - Forcing vs Non-Forcing Bids Feb 1 -   Rebids by Responder 

Jan 18 - Fourth Suit Forcing Feb 8 -   Jump Shifts

Jan 25 - Rebids by Opener Feb 15 - Coping with Misfits

Wednesday afternoons - Intermediate - 12:50 - 2:30 PM


Win in Competitive Auctions

In modern bridge, it’s rare for a partnership to have the auction all to themselves. Opponents are always intruding, even when we open 1NT or 2C! In these lessons, Kim will teach you how to handle, even benefit, from your opponents’ bids. She will also cover a few wily tactics you can use to interfere yourself!


Dates and Topics for Win in Competitive Auctions:

Jan 11 - Cappelletti and more! Feb 1 -  Cue Bids vs. Weak Bids

Jan 18 - Simple, Easy Lebensohl Feb 8 -  The Trap Pass

Jan 25 - Interference over 1NT & 2C  Feb 15 - Lead-Directing Doubles


For more information on Kim and her classes, visit her website.


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

Email Bob:   bridgeleader@gmail.com