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.

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]

Advanced Play of the Hand

Mike Holmes, in partnership with Northwest Bridge Club is offering “Advanced Play of the Hand.” This course is for bridge players who want to improve their declarer play. The course begins on Friday, February 3, 2016. The classes will be taught on Fridays starting at 9:30 a.m. and finishing at 10:30. The course will begin with a discussion of Edwin Kantar’s bridge tips for the declarer and will follow up with discussion and play related the various alternatives that the declarer has to meet the goal of making the maximum number of tricks possible on any bridge hand. There is not a book for this course but students will receive handouts for most of the classes. The course is taught before the regular NWBC Friday game. The location for the course is St. John's Chrysostom Episcopal Church. 13151 W. 28th Ave, Golden, CO 8040. Please stay and play in the open game after the class. There will be a break from classes in April and follow up classes will be taught in May.

 Class topics

Friday June 22nd:  Elimination plays and the hold up plays in suit contracts will be discussed.

Friday June 30th:  Students will play hands that relate to elimination plays and hold up plays in suit contracts.

Friday July 14th:  The throw-in play in notrump and dummy reversals will be discussed.

Friday July 21st:  Students will play hands that relate to the throw-in play in notrump and dummy reversals.

After the July 21st class we will take a break until the Fall.  Topics for the next class will be forthcoming.  However, my idea is do a series of my favorite conventions and why I use them.  Let me know what you think!

All my best!  Mike


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