Bridge Lessons at the JCC!

Date: October 10, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am


Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Contact: Receptionist

Phone: 9087256994


Overwhelmed with playing bridge? Gil Hollander has agreed to come back to the JCC to help you feel more confident.  His goal is to make you feel comfortable with the game of bridge. He will attempt to educate you in order that you can go to any Bridge Club and play with confidence. In addition to instructions there will be supervised hands on support.  This should help you make the right bid, card choice and other responses to your partner’s game. Join us for a 6 week session. A new topic will be discussed each week.  Topics will be:

"Cue Bids" - Michaels, Cue Bid Raises, Control Showing Cue Bids, Help Suit Tries, Unusual No Trump

"Strong Bids" - Opening 2 Club bid and responses, Jacoby 2 No Trump, Reverses, Roman Key Card Blackwood, Grand Slam Force

"Bidding with Weak Hands" - Opening preemptive bids at the 3 and 4 level, Weak Two Bids and responses, Weak Jump Shifts, Balancing

"Some of My Favorite Conventions"  - Bergen Raises, New Minor Forcing, 4th Suit Forcing, Reverse Drury, Inverted Minors, Mekroth

The course will conclude with "Supervised Play" - Playing prepared hands which will include how to plan, techniques for developing additional tricks (establishing a long suit, promotion, finesses), end plays,

identifying the dangerous hand, opening leads, principles of defense, safety plays. 

Minimum of 10 Student for Program to run.  Fee: $60/Student