on Monday evenings from 5-7. 3 more weeks focus is play of hand. Great instructor ably assisted by Art Mchaffie. Wonderful learning experience $20.
Tuesday evening Supervised Play is cancelled due to lack of attendance. Thank you all who participated, both supervisors and attendees!
Wednesday mornings 10 to 12 noon
Aug 5 Active vs Passive Defense 1. In most situations it’s right to be passive because breaking new suits is dangerous, although sometimes necessary.
Aug 12 Active vs Passive Defense 2
Aug 19 Suit Preference Signal. The least common of the three basic signals, but often crucial when giving partner a ruff.
Aug 26 No Class
Sept 2 Discards. Keep equal length with the dummy and declarer. Keep winners and throw losers.
Sept 9 Dos and Don’ts of Defense. Be willing to tap declarer. Don’t give declarer a ruff- sluff. Don’t grab aces. Discard to promote an extra trump trick.
Saturday Morning Workshops
August 8 See Through the Backs of the Cards Class 2. 9:30 – 11:30
August 15 How Much Is Your Hand Worth? Learn how to evaluate your hand using the Principles of Evaluation and Losing Trick Count. This supplements but does not replace High Card Points, which is fine for balanced hands but not so good for unbalanced ones. For example, you hold S K87653 H 4 D 63 C A542. Partner opens 1D and you bid 1S. He jumps to 4S. What should you do? You should bid Blackwood! despite having only 7 high card points! Come to the class to see how Losing Trick Counts tells you to bid on. Partner’s hand is S AQ92 H J10 D AKJ74 C K9. 6S is an excellent contract.