ACBL Unit 503

2 Over 1

Level: Intermediate

Thursday Evenings
6:30-7:15 PM: Homework Help (optional)
7:15 PM-9:30 PM: Class
July 6 - August 24, 2017
No class on July 20 & August 10

Instructor: Frank Smoot

Location: Bridge Center

Cost: $120

For more information contact Frank Smoot (408) 732-5736 email.

Want to save bidding space? Learn the 2 Over 1 system. It is intended for Intermediate level bridge players with at least one year of duplicate experience who want to learn this system or want a refresher course on it.

Using materials from 2 Over 1 Game Force by Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell you will learn concepts, do exercises in class and finish the evening by playing hands relating to the topic. There will be light homework consisting of puzzlers at the end of each section in the text.

The in-class hands will be available in electronic format so students can play them at home and receive commentary on their bidding and play (see below - requires Bridge Baron software).

Dessert, coffee and tea are also provided.

Our course instructor is the very popular Frank Smoot who has taught bridge to beginners and beyond in Palo Alto for almost 20 years.  Frank and our wonderful volunteers give students individual attention which helps our students learn in a fun environment.

Please contact Frank Smoot email for more information.

This 6-Week Course Covers
  • Introduction to 2/1
  • 1NT Forcing
  • Rebids
  • Choose Game or Slam
  • Variations (1NT semi-forcing, etc)
  • Add-on Gadgets

Students are expected to provide their own copy of 2 Over 1 Game Force by Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell which may be purchased at, Barns & Noble and Baron Barclay among other sources. Frank Smoot may be able to order the text at a discount if arrangements are made by May 1.

Class Downloads**
Lesson 1 on 7/2/17 Introduction (Deals 1-4)
Lesson 2 Forcing 1NT (Deals 5-8)
Lesson 3 Rebids (Deals 9-12)
Lesson 4 Review (Deals 17-24)
Lesson 5 Game or Slam (Deals 13-16)
Lesson 6 Review (Deals 25-32)
Bonus Deals Bonus Deals 1-6
Bonus Deals 7-12

**Downloads may change a couple of days prior to class.

Instructions for downloading and playing files with Bridge Baron

Bridge Baron Support

Bridge Baron Website. We usually have copies of Bridge Baron at class which we sell at a discount.

*After registering, please send a check made out to Frank Smoot in the amount of $120 to hold your spot to:
Frank Smoot
528 S Taaffe St
Sunnyvale, CA 94086