The Hartford Bridge Club welcomes bridge players of ALL levels, as well as people who haven’t yet learned how to play bridge.
Monday games at 1:30 pm are preceded by a lesson.
Roughly, once a month on random Tuesdays as his schedule permits, one of our club's own, multiple-time national champion, Frank Merblum, reviews the hands played that morning. Be on the lookout for announcements for specific dates.
Thursday's game format is supervised novice.
At the introductory level, we offer a series of lessons on “how to play bridge”. These lessons ware offered once or twice a year and are not appropriate for those who know how to play. If you want to learn the game, phone the club (860-953-3177) to get on a list to be notified the next time these lessons are offered. See out current offerings listed below.
SUPER-SUPERVISED NOVICE LESSONS
ADVANCING YOUR GAME
Thursday, January 10 through Thursday, February, 28
7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
1/10: The Stayman Convention. How to find a major suit fit when your partner opens 1NT.
1/17: The Jacoby Transfer. How to inform your partner that you have five or more cards in a major suit when he has opened 1NT.
1/24: The 2NT opening bid. How to inform your partner that you have a balanced hand containing 20-21 HCP. And, the appropriate responses to partner’s opener.
1/31: “Sometimes you have to bid a minor.” Minor suit responses to your partner’s opening bid.
2/7: The Take Out Double. Your opponent opens with the bid of a suit. How to inform your partner that you have 13+ HCP and support for the unbid suits.
2/21: The Negative Double. Your partner opens the bidding in a major suit and your RHO overcalls in a minor suit. How to inform your partner that you have 6+ HCP and four of the other major suit.
2/28: “Partner I don’t like your major suit opening bid but….” You have 6+HCP but fewer than three cards in your partner’s major suit. What are your bidding options?
Please sign up at the club or call Laurie or Bill at (860) 953-3177