Bridge Seminar and Special Games
Barbara Seagram Bridge
Seminars and Special Games

To register for all bridge seminars or special bridge events, please call us at 416-487-8321 or email .

Seminars are $25.00 each if pre-paid prior to the class OR $30.00 at door.

If you are unable to come, please call us well in advance as space at our BRIDGE SCHOOL at 2737 Bayview Ave (MAP) is limited to 50 people.



UPCOMING MINI-SEMINARSMini Seminars 2017 - 2018

THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

  • Thu April 19, 2018
    9.30 am: A Failure to Communicate
  • Thu May 17, 2018
    9.30 am: Playing Detective at the Table
  • Thu May 31, 2018
    9.30 am: Common Errors Your Partner Makes!

NOTE that even if title sounds the same as an earlier seminar, the content and hands are always different.

NOTE ALSO that times are now 9.30 am - 11.45 am. If you have to leave early, that is just fine.



SPACE STILL AVAILABLE IN ALL SEMINARS

If you have any questions, please contact us by
email at
or
calling (416) 487-8321.



NOVICE GAME / SUPERVISED PLAY - PLAY AND LEARN - WITH KELLY SHIELDS

Kelly Shields

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS: 1-3.30 PM

At Trinity Presbyterian Church - 2737 Bayview Ave

This game is for newer players. Kelly's bubbly, warm personality is infectious and you will so enjoy the atmosphere in this game while improving your skills.

NEW PLAYERS, BE SURE TO ATTEND THIS GAME.

  • Make a bid, change your mind, then make a new bid!
  • Make an opening lead, change your mind, then make a new opening lead!
  • Ask the director what to do before you do it, then do it!
  • Learn how to play duplicate bridge in an easy going environment.
Play and Learn Bridge with Kelly Shields & Josee Hammill

You will have so much fun and you will learn so much! Master points will be issued!


Cost $11 per person payable at the door.
Come with or without a partner. No need to pre-register.

Please contact Josee Hammill at or 416-300-9140 for further information. Website: www.bridgewebs.com/josees

We really need some volunteers to help with this game. Please email Barbara or Josee Hammill if you might be able to help us with these weekly games. Even if you could attend once a month, that would be a huge help.

Many students have questions (which is why they are there) and help is needed. Bonita Weinstein, Leila Bessada, Carol Bongard, Ann Katz and Linda Ujihara have been an enormous help to date. We thank them.

This game will continue on during the summer now, due to popular demand.

Bridge Lessons with JoseeJosee's Winter Classes


Josée was one of the top finalists in the Teacher of the Year Award 2017
  • INTRODUCTION TO DEFENCE: February 21 and February 28, 9:30 am - noon

    At the bridge table you spend 25% of the time being declarer, 25% being dummy and 50% defending!

    Defence is the most exciting part of the game. Knowing how to communicate with your partner can be such a rewarding experience. A great way to have the opponents fear you! Over the two lessons you will be introduced to some of the basic concepts of defending: choosing an opening lead, signalling to partner, discarding and much more.

    The lessons are hands on. You will play many hands.

Cost: $85.00. Price includes taxes and handouts.


Sign up now for Introduction to Defence with Josee
WINTER REGISTRATION FORM
Space is limited.


Bridge Lessons with JoseeJosee's Spring Classes

  • BASIC BRIDGE– Wednesdays @ 9:30 am to noon for 8 weeks starting on April 18th

    Cost: $290 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by March 1st. $320 after March 1st.

    For brand new players to the game & for those who have been away from the game for a long time.

  • INTERMEDIATE I - Wednesdays @ 1 pm to 3:30 pm for 6 weeks starting on April 18th

    Cost: $230 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by March 1st. $260 after March 1st.

    For those who feel rusty and need a refresher and for those moving up from Basic lessons.

    Course covers: Hand evaluation & revaluing, opening the bidding, responder's bids, major suit raises, rebids by opener, reverses, NT bidding & responses including transfers, overcalls, takeout doubles. Play components include: Planning the play of a hand in suit contracts, ruffing losers, disposing of losers by discarding, long suit establishment, finesses, hold up plays and a host of other material. The course is hands-on and you will play hands to practice.

  • INTERMEDIATE III – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Tuesdays @ 9:30 am to noon for 6 weeks starting on April 17th

    Cost: $230 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by March 1st. $260 after March 1st.

    Intermediate III is a full course on Defence and Conventions. Third Hand Play, Second Hand Play, Suit Preference Signalling, Strategy on Defence, Lead Directing Doubles, Penalty Doubles, Discarding, Defence vs. NT contracts. CONVENTIONS: Negative Doubles, Jacoby 2 NT as a forcing raise, Jacoby Transfers, Texas Transfers, Splinters, Roman Key Card Blackwood, Cue Bids, Slam Bidding and lots more!

  • LEARN TWO OVER ONE IN 5 HOURS!! Thursday June 7th 10 am to 3 pm

    (Bring a sandwich)

    Cost: $95 includes taxes and text book if registered and paid by May 10th. $110 after May 10th.

    Learn the system that most of North America now plays. It makes it much easier to get to better contract, easier to find slams on fewer values and easier to know when to stop in a part score.

    Learn the forcing No Trump bid. This lesson is hands on.

Sign up now for Spring courses with Josee - - SPRING REGISTRATION FORM - - Space is limited.


Payment can be made by cheques payable to Josée Hammill and sent with your course choices.

Send payment with your course choices to:
Josée Hammill, 1717 Avenue Rd #418, Toronto ON M5M 0A2

Payment can also be made by Interac email transfer. Contact Josée at or by cell, 416-300-9140 if you have any questions or for the password or additional information.
Visit my website at www.bridgewebs.com/josees



MONDAY EVENING SUPERVISED PLAY
with DANIEL LAVEE

6.45 - 9.30pm... Come at 6.30 if possible

Daniel's telephone number: 416-399-8644 / Email:

LOCATION: ST CUTHBERT'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
1399 Bayview Ave SE corner Bayview & St. Cuthbert's Rd.

Please visit www.stcuthbertsleaside.com for additional info on location.

Parking is available in church parking lot.
Free parking also available on both sides of Bayview after 6.00 pm. Also on side streets.

Enter through side doors on North side and proceed to the right. Go through the door at the end of the hall (closed fire door) and then down a small set of stairs (5 steps) and you will be in our bridge room.

Ask questions and have help on any hand. This is a fabulous opportunity for new players to hone their skills. This is a very gentle introduction to the world of duplicate bridge. The atmosphere is fun, friendly and relaxed.

FYI
Wayne runs an Intermediate game on Tuesday evenings at
Temple Sinai at 210 Wilson Ave. @ 6.45 pm.

NOTE FROM BARBARA: THERE ARE VERY FEW OF THIS TYPE OF GAME ANYWHERE ON THE CONTINENT.

NEW PLAYERS IN TORONTO ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH A GAME & THE RIGHT PEOPLE RUNNING IT.

DO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!



Barbara and Alex - Bridge Seminar