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Cheat Sheets
Barbara Seagram's Bridge Cheat Sheet

Barbara Seagram's Doubles Cheat Sheet

($10.00 CAD)

Takeout doubles, Negative Doubles, Support Doubles, Redoubles, Lead Directing Doubles, Lightner Doubles, Responsive Doubles, Penalty Doubles

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

 

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Barbara Seagram's Bridge Cheat Sheet

Barbara Seagram's Intermediate (Version 5.0) Cheat Sheet

($10.00 CAD)

A summary of all you need to know about bidding. A laminated guide for your lap: An easy reference.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

 Barbara Seagram's Conventions Bridge Cheat Sheet & More

Barbara Seagram's Conventions Bridge Cheat Sheet

($12.00 CAD)

A summary of all the important conventions you need to know.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

Barbara Seagram's Bridge Defence Cheat Sheet

Barbara Seagram's Bridge Defence Cheat Sheet

($12.00 CAD)

A summary of signalling & defensive strategy.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

 NEW CHEAT SHEET - Two Over One

Barbara Seagram's Two Over One Cheat Sheet

Learn the system that has swept North America.

($12.00 CAD)

Available at 220 Lawrence Ave East on request. Or we can mail it to you for discounted shipping price: Add $2.50

Co-Author
MORE CONVENTIONS, MORE PRACTICE

MORE CONVENTIONS, MORE PRACTICE by Barbara Seagram and David Bird

Following the runaway success of Practice Makes Perfect, bridge teachers asked the authors to produce a similar companion book to 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know.

And here it is -- a brief summary of each of those 25 MORE conventions at the start of each chapter, followed then by example hands that can be dealt out and used to apply your new knowledge.

Such conventions as: Cappelletti, DONT, Inverted Minors, Redoubles, Four Suit Transfers, Forcing No Trump, Control Bidding, Exclsion Blackwood, Bergen Raises, Gambling 3NT, Support Doubles, Puppet Stayman, Flannery, Unusual versus Unusual.

Contact Barbara via email: to get your copy!!! You may pick up the books from us at a convenient address in North Toronto if you pre-arrange by email. We leave orders between our doors.

25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know (Bestseller!) by Barbara Seagram and Marc Smith

"It doesn't get any better ..."
-- Eddie Kantar

The topics covered in this book include: Balancing, Blackwood & Gerber, Cuebid Raises, Control-showing Cuebids, Fourth-Suit Forcing, Grand Slam Force, Help Suit Game Tries, Jacoby & Texas Major-suit Transfers, Jacoby 2NT as a Major-suit Raise, Landy 2C over an Opponent's 1NT, Lebensohl after a 1NT Opening is Overcalled, Lead-directing Doubles, Michaels Cuebids & Unusual Notrump, Negative Doubles, New Minor Forcing, Ogust Responses to Weak Two-Bids, Responsive Doubles, Reverse Drury, Reverses, Roman Key Card Blackwood, Splinter Bids, Stayman, Takeout Doubles, Two Clubs Strong Artificial Opening, Weak Two-Bids

 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know

BARBARA SEAGRAM is the former owner and operator of Toronto's oldest bridge studio. Each year, she teaches over one thousand students to enjoy bridge. She has been awarded Master Teacher status by the American Contract Bridge Teacher's Association.

MARC SMITH writes monthly columns for Bridge and Bridge Plus magazines in Britain and for the OKbridge Spectator on the Internet. He occasionally writes for the ACBL Bridge Bulletin and is an expert bidding forum panelist for numerous magazines. Among his recent books are World Class (1999), Countdown to Winning Bridge (1999, with Tim Bourke), and the Bridge Technique series (with David Bird).

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding

25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding by Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith

"You are holding a winner in your hands; just make sure you get one in your partner's hands as well."
-- Eddie Kantar

The topics covered in this book include: Simple Suit Overcall, Raising Partner's Suit, Responding To Overcalls Without Support, Overcalls That Show Two Suits, Jump Overcalls, Takeout Doubles at the One Level, Responding to a Takeout Double, Later Bidding After a Takeout Double, Other Takeout Double Situations, Notrump Overcalls, RHO Bids Over a 1NT Overcall, Competing over 1NT, Doubling 1NT, Conventional Defenses to 1NT, Takeout Doubles of Weak Two Bids, Overcalling Weak Two Bids, Bidding Over 3-Level Openings, Bidding Notrump Over a Preemt, Bidding Over Other Preempts, Balancing - General Principles, Other Balancing Auctions, Forcing Passes, Locating Stoppers for Notrump, The Law of Total Tricks, Hand Evaluation

 

BARBARA SEAGRAM is the former owner and operator of Toronto's oldest bridge studio. Each year, she teaches over one thousand new students to enjoy bridge. She has been awarded Master Teacher status by the American Contract Bridge Teacher's Association.

MARC SMITH writes monthly columns for Bridge and Bridge PLus magazines in Britain and for the OKbridge Spectator on the Internet. He occasionally writes for the ACBL Bridge Bulletin and is an expert bidding forum panelist for numerous magazines. Among his recent books are World Class (1999), Countdown to Winning Bridge (1999, with Tim Bourke), and the Bridge Technique series (with David Bird).

Available in person at our Bridge Studio.

25 Ways to Take More Tricks as a Declarer

25 Ways to Take More Tricks as a Declarer by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

This book deals with the play of the cards as declarer, perhaps the most important part of the game.

As usual in the '25' series, basic ideas on the strategies and tactics available to declarer are covered comprehensively in the early part of the book, while in later chapters, more advanced players will find ideas and topics that challenge their own understanding of the game.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio.

 25 Ways to be a Better Defender

25 Ways to be a Better Defender by Barbara Seagram and and David Bird

Defense is the hardest part of playing bridge, but that doesn't mean that it's impossible to learn.

In the final book of the bestselling '25' series, the authors explain how to make a plan as a defender: how to work out from the auction and play what declarer probably has, and which of the strategies available to defenders is likely to be successful. Opening leads, signaling and discarding are all covered in this basic guide to a vitally important topic.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio.

25 MORE Bridge Conventions You Should Know

25 MORE Bridge Conventions You Should Know (New!) by Barbara Seagram and David Bird

If you're comfortable with the material in Barbara Seagram's best-selling first book, then you're ready to move on to the more sophisticated bidding gadgets in this one. Even if you don't want to add all these to your own system, you need to be familiar with them because you'll find your opponents using them. Once again, each convention is clearly and simply explained, and you'll see how it fits into any standard bidding system if you decide to use it. Each chapter includes a helpful summary of the key points and a quiz with full explanations of the answers.

 

CONVENTIONS: Ace-and-king (Italian) cuebidding, Bergen Raises, Cappelletti, D.O.N.T., DOPI, ROPI and DEPO, Exclusion Blackwood, Fit-showing Jumps, Flannery, Forcing 1NT, Four-suit transfers, Gambling 3NT, Ingberman, Inverted Minor Raises, Leaping Michaels, Multi Two Diamonds, Namyats, Pick-a-slam 5NT, Puppet Stayman, Responding to Three-bids, Snapdragon Doubles, SOS and other Redoubles, Stayman continuations, Support Doubles, Unusual over Unusual, Weak Jump Shifts

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to .

Beginning Bridge Coded Cards

Barbara Seagram's Beginning Bridge Coded Cards

Specially coded playing cards allow teachers and students to set up the 40 practice deals from the book "Barbara Seagram's Beginning Bridge".

 Two Over One TEXT BOOK

NEW:

TWO OVER ONE TEXT BOOK
by Barbara Seagram

($20.00 CAD plus shipping)

Simply explains all you need to know about this system that has swept the world. Quizzes within will make you very comfortable with the system very quickly. And if you don’t play it, at the very least you should understand what your opponents are playing.

Available by emailing Barbara at

Practice Your Bidding Mini-Series
Jacoby 2NT, Roman Keycard Blackwood or Splinter Bids

Jacoby 2NT, Roman Keycard Blackwood or Splinter Bids by Barbara Seagram, Linda Lee & Andy Stark

With these handy little books, you can; Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it, Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format, Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to .

Four-Suit Transfers

Four-Suit Transfers by Barbara Seagram, Linda Lee & Andy Stark

Part of the popular Practice Your Bidding Series.

Each book in the series in in paperback format, 72 - 80 pages.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it, Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format, Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to .

 Jacoby Transfers

Jacoby Transfers by Barbara Seagram, Linda Lee & Andy Stark

Part of the popular Practice Your Bidding Series.

Each book in the series in in paperback format, 72 - 80 pages.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it, Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format, Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to .

Stayman Auctions

Stayman Auctions by Barbara Seagram, Linda Lee & Andy Stark

Part of the popular Practice Your Bidding Series.

Each book in the series in in paperback format, 72 - 80 pages.

With these handy little books, you can: Learn a new convention, or extend your knowledge of it, Learn and practice by yourself using the unique quiz format, Practice with your partner using the specially selected sample hands, and compare your results with the recommended auctions.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to .

Pocket Guides
Pocket Guide to Bridge

Pocket Guide to Bridge by Barbara Seagram & R. Lee

Do you need a quick hint about what to bid? Do you know what you are supposed to lead from KJ10x? Do you remember what a reverse is?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this handy reference book is for you!

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

Pocket Guide to Declarer Play at Bridge

Pocket Guide to Declarer Play at Bridge by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in declarer play. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer, by the same author team.

 Pocket Guide to Defensive Play at Bridge

Pocket Guide to Defensive Play at Bridge by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Using the same format as The Pocket Guide to Bridge, this book provides a handy pocket summary of about two dozen basic concepts in defensive card play. In a concise but readable manner, it summarizes most of the material presented in 25 Ways to be a Better Defender by the same author team.

Pocket Guide to Even Moer Bridge Conventions

Pocket Guide to Even More Bridge Conventions by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

A pocket-sized edition of 25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know by the same authors, this is a handy guide to popular intermediate-level conventions such as Bergen Raises, Support Doubles, Puppet Stayman, Inverted Minor Raises, Forcing 1NT and more.

 Pocket Guide to ACOL Bridge

Pocket Guide to ACOL Bridge by Barbara Seagram & Mark Horton

Do you ever need a quick hint about what to bid? Are you confused about what to lead from KJ10x? Have you forgotten what a reverse is? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, this is the book you need! And as well, it will be perfect for those times when you want to point to something and say "Look partner, it says here you should have done this!" -- and win your argument!

BARBARA'S 25th BOOK  - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Practice Makes Perfect by Barbara Seagram and David Bird

Each chapter has a short summary of each convention & then 4 hands to help you to practice the convention. It can be mailed to you or you can pick it up in Toronto at HABONIM.

Available by emailing Barbara at

Quiz Books
NEW BOOK - Bidding At Bridge

Bidding At Bridge - A Quizbook by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Available in person at 5 Glen Park, or
call Barbara, 416-487-8321, or by
email to .

Declarer Play at BridgeDeclarer Play at Bridge (New!) by Barbara Seagram

This book is very gentle and is written for less experienced players. There are many, many practice hands within. The first page always has the problem and the second page has the solution. Detailed planning for playing hands in suit contracts and in No Trumps. This is Barbara's 18th. published book.

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to

Defensive Play at Bridge - A Quizbook

Defensive Play at Bridge - A Quizbook by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to .

Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Winner of Book of the Year Award 2010

Available in person at our Bridge Studio, or by email to .

BARBARA'S 26th BOOK  - PLANNING THE PLAY: THE NEXT LEVEL

ABTA 2018 Book of the YearPlanning the Play: The Next Level
by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Barbara's first book in this series (also co-authored by David Bird) won Book of the Year Award by the American Bridge Teachers' Association: Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand. It introduced the basic concepts of how to go about making a plan as declarer for beginning and improving players, and is a popular text for bridge teachers.

This sequel extends the plan to more complex situations, and covers ideas such as safety plays, avoidance play, trump control, dummy reversal, and endplays. It will appeal to players who have a good grasp of the basics of declarer play, and are looking to improve from there.

Books are available from:
Lee or Wayne at their excellent Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening games at Temple Sinai Synagogue @ 210 Wilson Ave. OR from Josee at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 2737 Bayview Ave on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. OR order by email from Barbara OR you may pick up the books from us at a convenient address in North Toronto if you pre-arrange by email. We leave orders between our doors.

Buy Book #1 (Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand) and 2 (Planning the Play: The Next Level) for $40.00.

Planning the Defense

NEW!!!
Planning the Defense
by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

Ten years after their award-winning Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand, Seagram & Bird tackle the hardest part of the game: defense. Using the same step-by-step approach, they guide the reader through the minefield of signaling, making a defensive plan and, above all, counting - points, tricks and distribution.

Available at our school or at Lee's bridge club or Wayne's bridge club or at Stephen's bridge club or by contacting Barbara at

PLANNING THE DEFENSE: THE NEXT LEVEL Part 2 Advanced

NEW!!!
Planning the Defense: The Next Level - Part 2 Advanced

Using the same step-by-step approach, they guide the reader through the minefield of signaling, making a defensive plan and, above all, counting – points, tricks and distribution.

Available at our school or at Lee's bridge club or Wayne's bridge club or at Stephen's bridge club or by contacting Barbara at

Books by Eddie Kantar

The two best bridge books ever written. They were out of print but have now been reprinted. Contact Barbara for pricing:

Introduction to Declarer's Play

Introduction to Declarer's Play
An Eddie Kantar Bridge Classic

Introduction to Defender's Play

Introduction to Defender’s Play
An Eddie Kantar Bridge Classic

 
Introduction to Declarer's Play Modernized

Introduction to Declarer's Play
An Eddie Kantar Bridge Classic

The classic first book on declarer play at bridge, covering the topic with clarity, skill and humor. More than fifty years after its first publication, this book has been revised and updated to bring it into line with modern methods of play and bridge education.

Introduction to Defender's Play Modernized

Introduction to Defense
An Eddie Kantar Bridge Classic

The classic first book on defensive card play at bridge. Learn everything from hold-up plays, to second hand play, third hand play and defensive signalling which is almost like cheating but it is legal.

 

Previous Quarantine Quiz Winners!

  • April 2, 2020 Quiz #2
    Winner:
    Kitten Stearns: Bedford, New Hampshire, USA
    Runners-up:
    Jeannie Coleman: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Julie Malone: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

    Quiz #2 & Answers (PDF)
  • March 30, 2020 Quiz #1
    Winner:
    Hazel Walker: Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Quiz #1 & Answers (PDF)