6:30-7:15 PM: Homework Help (Optional)
7:15 PM-9:30 PM: Class
January 12 - April 6
No Class on February 23
Instructor: Frank Smoot
Location: Bridge Center
For more information contact Barbara Shukov (650) 949-2410 email.
For more information contact Frank Smoot (408) 732-5736 email.
Strengthen your bidding and sharpen your intermediate to advanced play technique. This course includes discussion of the weekly topic, in-class exercises, lots of practice deals, homework, and occasional examples from deals played at the Wednesday Night game.
This course is designed for bridge players who have a minimum of one year of experience playing duplicate bridge.
Using materials from many sources (primarily Richard Pavlicek) you will learn concepts, do exercises in class (homework outside of class) and finish the evening by playing hands relating to the topic. Snacks are also provided. You will be amazed at what you'll learn, even if you've played for years and years!
The in-class exercises are available in electronic format so students can play the hands at home and receive commentary on their bidding and play (requires Bridge Baron software).
Our course lecturer is the very popular Frank Smoot who has taught bridge to beginners and beyond in Palo Alto for 15+ years. Frank and our wonderful volunteers give students individual attention which helps our students learn in a fun environment.
|This 12-Week Course Covers|
|Lesson 1||Opener's Rebid|
|Lesson 2||Opener's Third Bid|
|Lesson 4||on 1/29/17 Takeout Double|
|Lesson 5||on 2/14/17 Preempt|
|Lesson 6||on 2/15/17 Negative Double|
|Lesson 7||on 2/20/17 Card Combinations|
|Lesson 8||on 3/4/17 Play the Odds|
|Lesson 9||Play at Notrump|
|Lesson 10||on 3/23/17 Play at Suits|
|Lesson 11||on 3/27/17 Defense at Notrump|
|Lesson 12||Defense at Suits|
**Downloads may change a couple of days prior to class.
Bridge Baron Website. We usually have copies of Bridge Baron at class which we sell at a discount.
14440 DeBell Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
528 S Taaffe St
Sunnyvale, CA 94086