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 II: OLLI West

OLLI and I are offering Beginning Bridge II starting January, 16th, 2018 and finishing March 6th, 2019.  This is the second of a three course series of classes designed to get students ready to play social bridge or a beginning duplicate game.  Students new to bridge or students who have been away from bridge will benefit from these courses.  

The course will be taught on Wednesday morning starting and 9:30 a.m. and finishing at 11:30 a.m.  This will be an eight week course where students will learn the three level preemptive bids and two level preemptive bids, Takeout doubles and advances, Overcalls and advances.  Basic play of the hand and defense will be reinforced.  Students will play supervised hands to practice what they have learned in each class.  

Defense in the 21st Century:  OLLI West

Classes are taught on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This is an eight week class.  Classes will start on Wednesday, January 16th  2019 and finish on March 6th, 2019.  This class is designed for students who have finished the three class beginning bridge series or students with previous experience with bridge.  Students will learn how to made good leads against notrump and trump contracts, the fundamentals of 2nd and 3rd hand play, defensive signals, developing defensive tricks, interfering with declarer and developing the defensive plan.  There will be ample time to practice bidding and declarer play.  Guided instruction will be provided with practice hands that demonstrate the concepts taught.

Classes are taught at Shepard of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 115700, West 20th Ave, Lakewood, Co 80215. 

One does not have to be a member of the OLLI program to take these classes.  Non OLLI members can pay a guest fee of $60.00 for the course.  To take the guest option, you would still register through the OLLI program - see information below.

You can register for the course by going to the OLLI webpage (go to the Fall 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]

Other classes:

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]

Four course series on Reverses

We will finish Reverses on the following dates:

April 5 Reverses by Responder

April 12 Play Hands Related to Reverses by Responder

All my best!  Mike


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