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Note that the Wednesday morning Traffic Beater has moved to a 9:15am start. This takes affect Wednesday April 25. This is a direct result of player input ... please keep the suggestions coming. This is the best way to implement change. yes


The Member section of this site is live. If so inclined, have a look here please. The code you will need is m3mb3r. There is no charge for joinging The Bridge Connection.


Upgraded snacks and munchies  ... yummy. Whet your appetite as well as your appetite for bridge:

  • Morning games include fruit, some veggies, cheese and crackers
  • All games include the ever-so-popular cookies

Come try us out, if not already on board, or, as Bob Barker said for decades "Come on down ..." Considering our many extras, the Price is Right.


The first edition of the Connection Reflection newsletter can be seen at this location. Submissions are welcome; please discuss with Colin.


Help plan your week using the new Week-at-a-glance feature ... here.

 

Tips

We have put together a page of tips for using this site ... new visitors  are encouraged to check here before starting. Seasoned veterans on using this site are wise to check this same location often.

Release 2.19l
Education
Curriculum

Please note that we are unable to process any registration requests online. Please email Tim Edwards-Davies at time-d@rogers.com or Colin at colin@thebridgeconnection.ca. Alternatively, you could use the Contact (see here) ensuring you mention what course you are interested in as well as a contact number please.

As well, if you have any need for something not mentioned in the following schedule, please contact Tim or Colin as per above email addresses.


Courses/Workshops (If the one you want is not offered PLEASE tell us)

 

COURSES

  • 2 over 1 - Tuesday afternoon 1300h to 1500h with Barbara McLellan; 8 weeks starting April 3rd, (continuing Apr 10, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Jun 5);

 

  • BB1 (Bridge Basics 1) - Saturday morning 0930h to 1130h with Barbara McLellan; 8 weeks starting April 7th, (continuing Apr 14, May 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9 and 23);

 

  • Defence in the 21st Century - Tuesday morning 1000h to noon with Patricia Spratt; 8 weeks starting April 18th;

 

  • BB1 (Bridge Basics 1) - Thursday morning 1000h to noon with Patricia Spratt; 8 weeks starting April 19th;

 

  • BB3 (Bridge Basics 3) - Saturday morning 1000h to noon with Brenda Quaile; 8 weeks starting May 12th;

 

  • BB2 (Bridge Basics 2) - Sunday morning 1000h to noon with Brenda Quaile; 8 weeks starting May 13th.

 

WORKSHOPS (PLEASE Register for these with Heidi so she knows the # of hands to prepare).

MONDAY afternoons 12:30-2:30 - Workshops are stand alone and cost $20/each.

 

May7

Balanced Hand bids. Learn how opener can show a balanced hand with a specific point count.

May14

Jump Shifts. Learn how opener can create a game force on the auction one partner responds.

May28

1 Major raise to 4 Major. When Partner opens 1 of a major learn what hand you need to respond 4 of that major.

June4

Major suit raises: Forcing and 3 card limit. Learn how to show a fit for Opener's major with a forcing hand or a 3 card limit raise.

June11

How Does Responder Force?  Part 1. How does responder force after 1NT has been bid in the auction?

June18

How Does Responder Force?  Part 2. Responder will learn how to keep the auction going by bidding a new suit.

June25

Responder Rebids. Responding for the first time is somewhat easy.  What happens when you need to bid again as responder? *** Practice bidding only.  No playing.