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JAN 7 WEDNESDAY EVENING BIDDING AND PLAY ANALYSES

It's the first Wednesday of the month again so we will be participating in an event with several clubs across the nation. Hands are pre-dealt and after the game an expert analysis will be posted on line describing how the bidding and play could/should have proceeded for every hand. It is a wonderful opportunity to improve your bidding, play, and learn from the experts. There will be no extra charge to participate in the event so plan to attend!

NOTE: The new game time is 6:30. Cost is still $5.00. Click here for directions.

*NEW* LESSON SERIES STARTING JAN 31ST 2009

BIDDING IN THE 21ST CENTURYOn Tuesday January 27th we will be starting a new series of bridge lessons. This is a very comprehensive and well planned out set of lessons written by the world best and most well known teachers, Audrey Grant. The first of the series is on bidding and will be 9 weeks long. For a detailed course outline click here.

Students are required to have the bidding book shown to the left for the class. It's a great manual as well as doubling as a workbook. The book cost is $19.95. I will be ordering books for students (to save on shipping) so please contact me before Jan 15th if you want to combine an order. To order a book directly, click on the image.

We will be covering a lot material and this class will be appropriate for many levels to shore up bidding systems further down the road.

GOLFER FRIENDLY HOURS AND LOCATION

greens golf courseClasses will start at 2 pm to accommodate golfers (and tennis players) and run to 4 pm.. The lessons will be held at a great location (thanks to a suggestion from Carolyn Woodbury).

Eastlake Greens Golf Course has agreed to let us use the clubhouse restaurant for our lessons. What a wonderful atmosphere to relax our bodies and work our brains as we socialize and play the worlds greatest card game.

To sign upand see a course outline, click here or call Kathie at 619 482 2560.

BRIDGE PRO TO SPEAK AFTER MORNING GAME

For 30 minutes after the morning game, a bridge professional will give a little talk about some of the hands bid and played that morning and be available to answer any questions about the bidding or play. Eastlake Bridge Club is thrilled to be able to offer this service as a compliment to game. Our own personal bridge genie!

HIRE A BRIDGE PRO FOR YOUR PRIVATE PARTY.

Have a bridge pro sit at your table and coach you (and your guests) on the bidding and play in the comfort of your own home. With each player the pro will be available to assist in the bidding and when the final contract is reached and played, he will analyse the play and defense. Your bidding, play of the hand and defense will improve dramatically. Invite your favorite partners to a couple hours of personalized coaching.

Cost is $20.00 per person for 2 hours of fun and learning

PRE-GAME WEDNESDAY NIGHT LESSON POSTED

At 6:00 pm on Wednesdays, there is 30 minute lesson on a specific bidding or play stategy. This is included in the game fee ($5.00). We are now posting the lesson for our members who have to miss the class for one reason or another. To see the lesson/quiz, go to the Calendar and click on the underlined "VIEW LESSON" from one of the past weeks posted after the 6:30 lesson. Lesson 1 was posted Oct 8, and every week since then. Check it out!

REFRESHER / LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE FOR FREE!

Eastlake Bridge Club is starting another series of beginning/refresher bridge for anyone who is interested or couldn't make it to the first series. These lessons are designed for FUN and to be a quick introduction to modern methods of bidding and play. They follow the easybridge format. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information.

CORONADO/CHULA VISTA SECTIONAL NOV 7 - 9

Our Unit is having it's annual sectional tournament next weekend (starting Friday). Details can be found here. If you haven't attended a tournament before, come down and check it out!

Remember: Take all your tricks (and some of theirs).

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