Class Schedule

Classes

We study one chapter per class. All of our classes are 90 minutes, consisting of 30 minutes of discussion and 60 minutes of play. We use coded cards for the play. We use the four hands at the back of each chapter. Each student is a Declarer at least once per class.

Decatur Recreation Center, Decatur, GA

For Spring 2017, all bidding classes are at the Decatur Rec Center, on Mondays, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Our three textbooks are the ACBL Bridge Series’ Bidding. Audrey Grant’s 2/1 Game Force, and Shirley Silverman’s 5-Card Major Workbooks. We study one chapter per class. We also look at supplemental material from the internet.

Cover sheet for Student Binder (1″): Bridge Binder Clubs BlueGreen Dark
Class Syllabus: Syllabus for DRC Fall_2017
Embedded password to Best eBridge:  https://bestebridge.com/?lps=44458469

  1. Clubs, Chapter 1 — Getting Started (ACBL Clubs Ch1 Para)
    • Richard Pavlicek, Bridge Basics, Lesson 1
  2. Clubs, Chapter 2 — Objectives (ACBL Clubs Ch2 Para)
  3. Clubs, Chapter 3 — Responses to 1NT (ACBL Clubs Ch3 Para)
    • Brian Banker, The Uncontested Auction, Opening 1NT
    • Michael Furstner, Contract Bridge Course, Lesson 4
  4. Clubs, Chapter 4 — Responses to One of a Suit (ACBL Clubs Ch4 Para)
    • Brian Banker, The Uncontested Auction, 1 of a Minor, and 1 of a Major
    • Larry Cohen, Bidding Basics, Responding to 1 Club in Sept 2017 Bridge Bulletin and Responding to 1 Diamond in Oct 2017 BB
    • Michael Furstner, Contract Bridge Course, Lesson 5
    • Richard Pavlicek, Bridge Basics, Lesson 4
  5. Clubs, Chapter 5 — Rebids by Opener
  6. Clubs, Chapter 6 — Rebids by Responder
  7. Clubs, Chapter 7 — Overcalls & Responses
  8. Clubs, Chapter 8 — Takeout Doubles and Advances.
  9. Clubs, Chapter 9 — Appendix
  10. 2/1, Chapter 1 — Introduction to 2/1 Game Force
  11. 2/1, Chapter 2 — The Forcing 1NT Response
  12. 2/1, Chapter 3 — Rebids by Opener & Responder
  13. 2/1, Chapter 4 — The Choice between Game & Slam
  14. Student Certificate.

For Spring 2017, all ACBL Defense classes were at the Decatur Recreation Center. Our textbook was the ACBL Bridge Series: Defense.

  1. Review — 1st Round Suit Bids.
  2. Chapter 1 — Opening Leads against NoTrump Contracts.
  3. Chapter 2 — Opening Leads against Suit Contracts.
  4. Chapter 3 — Third-Hand Play.
  5. Chapter 4 — Second-Hand Play.
  6. Chapter 5 — Defensive Signals.
  7. April 17: Chapter 6 — Developing Defensive Tricks.
  8. April 24: Chapter 7 — Interfering with Declarer.
  9. May 1: Chapter 8 — Making a Plan.
  10. May 25-29 — ACBL Atlanta Sectional (offsite)

Decatur YMCA, Decatur, GA

For Spring 2017, all Bridge Basics classes were at the Decatur YMCA. Our three textbooks were Audrey Grant’s Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction (BB1), Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding (BB2), and Bridge Basics 3: Popular Conventions (BB3). We studied one chapter per class. Although this course has completed, the syllabus, lectures, practice hands, and certificate remain available.

Cover sheet for Student Binder (1″): Bridge Binder
Class Syllabus: syllabus-for-ymca-spr17
Embedded password to Bridge eBridge:  https://bestebridge.com/?lps=44458469

  1. BB1, Chapter 1 — The Basics.
  2. BB1, Chapter 2 — No Trump Opening Bids. In addition to Ch. 2, this lecture includes all BB1 and BB2 adjunct material on Declarer’s Plan.
  3. BB1, Chapter 3 — Major Suit Opening Bids and Responses.
  4. BB1, Chapter 4 — Minor Suit Opening Bids and Responses. In addition to Ch. 4, this lecture includes all BB1 adjunct material on Defense.
  5. BB2, Chapter 1 — Preemptive Opening Bids.
  6. BB2, Chapter 2 — Overcalls and Advances.
  7. BB2, Chapter 3 — Takeout Doubles and Advances.
  8. BB2, Chapter 4 — The Competitive Auction.
  9. BB3, Chapter 1 — The Stayman Convention.
  10. BB3, Chapter 2 — Jacoby Transfer Bids. Additional online practice concepts from Bridge eBridge.
  11. BB3, Chapter 3 — Strong Opening Bids. Additional online practice concepts from Bridge eBridge.
  12. BB3, Chapter 4 — Slam Bidding.
  13. Student Certificate.
  14. May 25-29 — ACBL Atlanta Sectional (offsite)