September Back to School at HBC
is a Grand Slam!
September was "Back to School Month" at Hartford Bridge Club and, in keeping with that theme, the club introduced a number of exciting new educationally based events and programs.
September saw the premier of HBC’s Hand of the Week. Each week, the club’s website features one of our in-house experts analyzing a particularly interesting or challenging hand from a recent game. Contributors include Geof Brod, Doug Doub, Tom Joyce, Victor King, Frank Merblum, Mike and Susan Smith, and Jay Stiefel.
On Sunday, September 8, an Eight is Enough Swiss Team charity event drew 20 teams eager to celebrate the contributions of HBC teachers and volunteers in the club’s mentor program.
In addition to these special September events, HBC offers a number of education opportunities periodically throughout the year. Available lesson series include:
Basic Bridge I: A series of 6-7 weekly lessons geared to new or returning duplicate players. Check this website for the next time this series will be presented.
Basic Bridge II: Advancing Your Game: A series of seven weekly lessons designed to advance the play of emerging players.
The Fundamentals of Declarer Play: A six-week series for advanced beginner to intermediate players taught by Grand Life Master, Doug Doub.
For more information about these and other HBC educational opportunities and special events, please visit our website or call the club at 860-953-3177.
On Saturday, September 21, the club hosted its first Learn Bridge in a Day?® event, a nationally acclaimed program designed to introduce the game of duplicate bridge to new or returning players. Seventy-two enthusiastic newbies attended the 5-hour session and many signed up for follow-up lessons at the club.