`` San Diego Bridge Academy

Winter Class Schedule


We are starting a new series of classes for beginners, intermediate, and advancing players

    1. Introduction to Bridge (I and II) $99 for each six-week session
    2. Polishing the Basics: (Part I of III) Mastering Basic Bidding Concepts $150 for six week session or $30/individual class
    3. Improve your Competitive Bidding: Negative Doubles and How to Utilizing the Law of Total Tricks: $150 for six week session or $30/individual class
    4. Thinking Bridge: This is an Advanced Course for the Aspiring Bridge Player.

1. Bridge Basics (I and II): An Introduction to Bridge in 12-weeks

• This 12-week course is broken down into two six-week sessions.

• Upon completion students with enough information to start playing bridge.

• Cost for each six-week course is $100.

• Students will be provided with a notebook of information

• Contact David Walters to register for classes: dave@sandiegobridgeacademy.com or 619-298-5756


Introduction to Bridge (I): The first six weeks

Afternoon Class starts Monday August 5th at 1:00 pm

Meets Mondays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Teacher: David Walters


Evening Class starts Tuesday August 6th at 6:30 pm

Meets Tuesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teacher: Bill Biderman


Introduction to Bridge (II): The second six weeks

Afternoon Class starts on Monday September 16th

Meets Mondays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Teacher: David Walters


Evening Class starts Tuesday September 17th

Meets Tuesdays from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Teacher: Bill Biderman


Polishing the Basics: (Part I of III) Mastering Basic Bidding Concepts
    This six week Play and Learn will focus on basic bidding concepts
    Class starts Monday, March 11th
    Meets every Monday for six weeks from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost is $150 or $30/session
    Topics covered will include:
           Week 1: Categorize the Strength of Your Hand
           Week 2: Which Suit Do I Bid First?
           Week 3: Balanced Hands: How does Opener Show His Strength?
           Week 4: Bidding with Minimum Hands
           Week 5: Help Suit Game Tries
           Week 6: Weak Two Bids
    Level is Beginner/Intermediate
    Teacher: Charlotte Blum

Improve your Competitive Bidding: Negative Doubles and How to Utilizing the Law of Total Tricks
    This six week Play and Learn will focus on Competitive Bidding, Emphasizing Law of Total Tricks Bidding Sequences
    Class starts Tuesday March 19th, (no class April 16th)
    Meets every Tuesday for six weeks from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, (skipping April 16th)
    This class will probably fill up. Please register early.
    Priority will be given to those who sign up for all six weeks. Drop ins will be accommodated as space is availble.
    Cost is $150 or $30/session
    Topics covered will include:
           Week 1: Negative Doubles
           Week 2: Preemptive Jump Raises
           Week 3: Cuebid Raises
           Week 4: Weak Two Bidding Structure
           Week 5: Odds and Ends
           Week 6: Practice
    Level is Intermediate
    Teacher: David Walters

Thinking Bridge: This is an Advanced Course for the Aspiring Bridge Player. This course has no central theme. Students will play hands. The course is designed so that each hand has something to be learned in the bidding, play and defense. Handouts are provided at the end of each class.
    Class starts Wednesday February 6th
    Meets every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm for six weeks
    Cost is $150 or $30/session
    Topics covered will include:
    What should you be thinking about during the auction as the bidding progresses
    What should the declarer be thinking about when he is playing the hand
    What should the defenders be thinking about
    Level is Advanced
    Teacher: David Walters