Bridge has enjoyed a renaissance in the past decade as an increasing number of young professionals, empty nesters, baby boomers, and seniors have discovered the challenges and pleasures of the game.”   -  Brent Manley

 

 This series is based on a modern approach in teaching bridge to new players. The primary focus is to start with the general mechanics of bridge and card playing techniques, rather than the memorization of bidding sequences and conventions. This approach engages new players in the enjoyment of the game while making incremental progress. It also prepares them to understand concepts of bidding and defense much easier. 

 

The series consists of six consecutive courses supplemented with structured supervised play called Bridge Practice Session (BPS) to maintain continuity, and reinforces the concepts learned during the various courses.

 

ITB1 - How to Play Bridge – Introduction to the Mechanics of the Game

 

In this six-week course, players will focus exclusively on how to play the cards without bidding.  Players will learn the general mechanics of the game (suit ranking, winning tricks, declarer, dummy, following suit, discards, scoring opening leads, and how to play notrump and suit contracts).

For more information contact the Bridge Academy at info@bridgeacademync.com  

 
ITB2 - Introduction to Modern Constructive Auctions - How to Bid a Bridge Hand

 

In this six-week course, players will learn how to open and respond without interference from the opponents. They will learn a general bidding framework; hand evaluation (points, shape, and fits); notrump opening bids and responses; major suit opening bids and responses; minor suit opening bids and responses.

 

Six-week instruction plus two supervised play sessions

Date: starting Tuesday, September 8 - October 27, 2015

When: 9:30-11:30 am

Cost: $145.00 - includes Audrey Grant “Bridge Basics 1 – An Introduction” book, supplemental handouts & one free play at The Bridge Academy (a $10 value)

Level – Beginners

Format – a lesson followed by playing and discussing 4-6 practice hands

Limit 6 tables

Instructor: Henry Meguid ACBL Accredited Teacher & ABTA Master Teacher

Deadline - September 1

 
ITB3 - Introduction to Modern Competitive Auctions - How to Enter A Bridge Auction

 

In this six-week course, players will learn how to bid when the opponents interfere: when and how to enter the auction ; making and responding to a takeout double; making and responding to a Negative Double; overcalling and responding to various types of overcalls.

 

Six-week instruction plus two supervised play sessions

Starting Tuesday, November 3 – December 13, 2015

From 9:30-11:30

Cost: $145.00 – includes Audrey Grant “Bridge Basics 2 – Competitive Bidding” book, supplemental handouts & one free play at The Bridge Academy (a $10 value)

Level – Beginners & Intermediate players

Prerequisite completing ITB2 or having knowledge of basic constructive bidding

Format – a lesson followed by playing and discussing 4-6 practice hands.

Limit 6 tables

Instructor - Henry Meguid ACBL Accredited Teacher & ABTA Master Teacher

Deadline - October 27

 
How To Improve Your Partnership Defense

 

In this six-week course, players will learn how to: select a winning defensive strategy; analyze clues from the auction before selecting a lead; make an opening lead against notrump and suit contracts; and how to use the right defensive signal.

 

A six-week course starting Saturday September 19 - October 24, 2015

When - from 10 - Noon

Cost: $145.00 - includes Larry Cohen “Larry Teaches Defense” book, supplemental notes & one free play at The Bridge Academy (a $10 value)

Level - Intermediate & Advanced Intermediate players

Prerequisite – knowledge of basic constructive and competitive bidding

Format – a lesson followed by playing 4-6 practice hands

Limit - 6 tables

Instructor - Henry Meguid ACBL Accredited Teacher & ABTA Master Teacher

Deadline - September 5

 
Classes in January - March 2016
 
ITB4 - Introduction to Modern Bidding Tools

In this four-week course, players will learn: Opening and responding to strong forcing bids; slam bidding; preemptive bids and cuebids among many other popular tools.

 

A four-week course starting Tuesday, January 12 - February 2, 2016

When - from 9:30-11:30

Cost: $85.00 -  includes notes & one free play at The Bridge Academy (a $10 value)

Level - Advancing beginners & intermediate players

Preequisite - Knowledge of basic consturctive and competitive bidding

Format - a lesson followed by playing and discussing 4-6 practice hands

Limit - 6 tables

Instructor - Henry Meguid ACBL Accredited Teacher & ABTA Master Teacher

Deadline - January 5

 
ITDP1 - How To Play A No Trump Contract

In this four-week course, players will learn how to count losers; formulate and execute a plan using various techniques like promoting winners,  ruffing losers, safety and hold up play, cross ruffing, establishing a side suit for discards, and finessing. 

 

A four-week course starting Saturday, January 16 - February 6, 2016

When - from 10 - Noon

Cost: $105.00 -  includes Barbara Seagram & David Bird "Planning the play of a bridge hand" supplemental notes.If you have the book, deduct $19.95.

Level - Advancing beginners & intermediate players

Preequisite - Knowledge of basic constructive and competitive bidding

Format - a lesson followed by playing and discussing 4-6 practice hands

Limit - 6 tables

Level - Beginners & Intermediate players

Instructor - Henry Meguid ACBL Accredited Teacher & ABTA Master Teacher

Deadline - January 9

 
ITDP2 - How To Play A Suit Contract

In this four-week course, players will learn how to count losers; formulate and execute a plan using various techniques like promoting winners,  ruffing losers, safety and hold up play, cross ruffing, establishing a side suit for discards, and finessing.  

 

A four-week course starting Saturday, February 20 - March 12, 2016

When - from 10 - Noon

Cost: $105.00 -  includes Barbara Seagram & David Bird "Planning the play of a bridge hand" book, supplemental notes. If already have or purchased the book in ITDP1, deduct $19.95. 

Level - Advancing beginners & intermediate palyers

Preequisite - Knowledge of basic constructive and competitive bidding

Format - a lesson followed by playing and discussing 4-6 practice hands

Limit - 6 tables

Level - Beginners & Intermediate players

Instructor - Henry Meguid ACBL Accredited Teacher & ABTA Master Teacher

Deadline - February 13

 
ITB4 - Introduction to Modern Bidding Tools

In this four-week course, players will learn: Opening and responding to strong forcing bids; slam bidding; preemptive bids and cuebids among many other popular tools.

 

A four-week course starting Tuesday, January 12 - February 2, 2016

When - from 9:30-11:30

Cost: $85.00 -  includes notes & one free play at The Bridge Academy (a $10 value)

Level - Advancing beginners & intermediate players

Preequisite - Knowledge of basic consturctive and competitive bidding

Format - a lesson followed by playing and discussing 4-6 practice hands

Limit - 6 tables

Instructor - Henry Meguid ACBL Accredited Teacher & ABTA Master Teacher

 

Deadline - January 5

 
 
 
 

 

 

For more information contact Henry Meguid at info@bridgeacademync.com or 919-724-6239

Contact us at info@bridgeacademync.com or (919) 724-6239