Beginning Bridge, Part 1 – Mary
8 Fridays, September 15 – November 3, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., $80
Bridge is a great social game that is also excellent for keeping one’s mind in shape. Mary Watson, who has taught Beginning Bridge at Lapham for three years, will introduce you to the fun of bridge as it is played now. This is class for beginners and those who haven’t played in many years. Limited to 12.
Intermediate Bridge – Judie
10 Wednesdays, September 27 – December 13, (no class November 15 and November 22), 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., $100,
Defense is the most difficult and most frequently played part of the game of bridge. During the first seven weeks, we’ll go through the basic rules for opening leads and defensive signals to learn/reinforce our skills, then spend some time on making a defensive plan. Students should obtain a copy of Audrey Grant’s “Defense in the 21st Century” prior to the first class.
The final three weeks will cover Negative Doubles – a valuable tool in competitive auctions.
Practice through pre-dealt hands will reinforce and add to information covered in class. Limit 18
Continuing Duplicate Bridge: Duplicate Play, Etiquette and Scoring – Lisette
10 Tuesdays, September 19 – November 28, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., $100
We will review different ways of opening a hand, standard common conventions as well as lessor known conventions. Introduction to 2/1. Each class will focus on one topic and play hands organized to address the topic. Students are welcome to bring in their questions and hands that they have had difficulty with. There will be an introduction to playing on Bridgebase online. This class will involve a lot of play.
Social Bridge – Eric
6 Wednesdays, October 4 – November 8, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $60
This class is for those who have a basic knowledge of bridge and want to upgrade their game. Eric will review the fundamentals of bidding, declarer play and defense, and then move on to explore modern bidding techniques.
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, September 13 – September 27, 9:00 a.m. – noon, $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 Strategies
3 Wednesdays, October 4 – October 18, 9:00 a.m. – noon, $45
This is a class for those who want more time to play under Joan Allocca’s guidance, those who haven’t played in a while, or those who have been playing and now want to learn more strategy.
Mah Jongg Tournament
Thursday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (sign up by October 17, please)
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 2017 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 2017 card.
Wednesday, October 11, 1:00 p.m., Free
Aggie and a surprise caller will call a variety of bingo games with fall-themed prizes.
Please reserve your spot by Friday, October 6, and let us know if you will also be coming for pizza at noon ($5).