Bridge Basics and Beyond


Do you want to learn the game of Bridge?  Do you want to improve your Bridge game?  Bridge Basics & Beyond can help.  We specialize in Beginning Bridge and Intermediate Bridge Instruction.  We offer group bridge lessons, pairs & individual bridge lessons, and playing lessons.

Beginning Bridge: OLLI West

I will be teaching the third course in the Basic Bridge Series.  This class is for individuals who are new to bridge or anyone who has played bridge and wants to get back into the game with the latest information.  You do not have to have taken Basic Bridge I & II to take this course.

Classes are taught on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Classes will start on Wednesday, April 4th  2018.  Classes are taught at Shepard of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 115700, West 20th Ave, Lakewood, Co 80215.  Classes will continue on Wednesdays:  April, 11th, 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th and the 23rd.  The class syllabus is located on this website under Basic Bridge II.  The focus for the class is popular coventions, including the Stayman convention, Jacoby and Texas transfers, opening 2NT, opening 2 Club, Blackwood and Gerber ace asking conventions.  Students will get to practice their declarer and defender skills in this class.

You can register for the course by going to the OLLI webpage (go to the Spring Term Information' tab)  You can contact the OLLI West program by calling Dara Hughes, OLLI West Assistant - 303 912-9389.

The fees for the OLLI program are $130.00.  However, with the payment of that fee, one can take as many courses as they wish, offered in the Fall program.

If you want more information you call me at 303 928-9187 or email at [email protected]

In partnership with the Northwest Bridge Club (St. John's Chrysostom Episcopal Church. 13151 W. 28th Ave, Golden, CO 80401) we are offering bridge lessons for interested students.  Class begins at 9:30 a.m. and will finish by 10:30 a.m.  Students are encouraged to stay and play in the regular Northwest open game that begins at 11:00 a.m.  The cost of each class in $5.00.  For info. call Mike Holmes at 303 928-9187 or email to [email protected]

I will do a series of classes on the most popular conventions used in the modern bridge world.

On April 6th I will teach a class on using the Michaels cue-bid convention.

On April 13th, students will play supervised hands related to Michaels cue-bid.

On April 20th, I will teach a class on using the Unusual  2NT convention.

On April 27th, students will play supervised hands related to Unusual 2NT convention.

All my best!  Mike


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