Bridge Refresher 2 – Mary
8 Fridays, March 10 – May 5, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., $80
In this class you will continue to develop and deepen basic skills with increasing focus on not only bidding the hand you are dealt but also playing it well too! Play bridge and have fun in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.
Space is limited to 12
Intermediate Bridge – Judie
Elements of Defense
4 Wednesdays, March 8 – 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., $40
Defense is, perhaps, the most difficult part of the game of bridge. Taking an active role in trying to defeat the declarer makes time at the bridge table a lot more fun. We’ll explore effective opening leads, defensive signals, the defensive hold-up, etc.
Reaching Optimal Contract after Minor Suit Openings
4 Wednesdays , April 5 – 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:45 p.m. – 2.45 p.m., $40
Minor suit openings necessitate bidding exploration in order to find the best strain and level of the final contract. We’ll learn proper minor suit openings, initial responses, rebids, how to find major suit fits, when to play in NT contracts, and when playing in the minor is preferable.
Disturbing Opponents’ No Trump
2 Wednesdays, May 17 & 24, 10:00 – 12:00 or 12:45 – 2:45, $20
When the opponents open the bidding with 1NT, it is more difficult to enter the bidding. DON’T(disturbing opponent’s NT) is an effective tool. We’ll learn how and when to use this tool.
Each class is limited to 16. You may only attend the class you sign up for.
Duplicate Bridge – Lisette
12 Tuesdays, March 7 – May 23, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., $120
This class is for the moderately experienced social bridge player who wants to get to the next level of playing. We will move deeper into the complexities of bidding, bidding conventions, play, revaluing your hand, keeping score, defending, and opening lead philosophy. Most of class time will be spent at the card table, where you can ask questions, analyze alternative playing and bidding strategies (both offensive and defensive), and have an all-around good time.
Some classes will meet in our Computer Center for online bridge.
Our pool tables have been re-felted, balanced and shined. Call us at 203-594-3620 if you want to play pool.
Most Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a. m., Free
Beginning Mah Jongg
3 Wednesdays, March 8 – 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $45
Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game that is enjoying renewed popularity. Joan Allocca, who has taught Mah Jongg for years, will introduce you to this exciting tile game.
Mah Jongg Tournament
Friday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., $5 (sign up by April 19)
Test your Mah Jongg skills against your friends and meet other Mah Jongg players. We will follow the National Mah Jongg League rules on the 2016 card but the emphasis will be on having a good time. All levels are welcome. We will keep score and prizes will be awarded.
Bring your card and let us know if you can also bring a Mah Jongg set.