Upcoming Bridge Games and Classes in Toronto
Barbara Seagram Bridge
Games & Classes
2737 Bayview Ave, Willowdale ON M2L 1C5

Be sure to check out our SEMINARS and SPECIAL CLASSES!

LOCATION (MAP)

Trinity Presbyterian Church
2737 Bayview Ave.
Willowdale, ON, Canada
M2L 1C5



UPCOMING MINI-SEMINARS

Mini Seminars 2017 - 2018

THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

  • Thu December 7
    9.30 am: Defend and Destroy!
  • 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.

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

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


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.

Bridge Lessons with JoseeJosee's Winter Classes


Josée was one of the top finalists in the Teacher of the Year Award 2017
  • FOUR LESSONS ON CONVENTIONS – Wednesdays, 1 pm to 3:30 pm
    • January 10 – NEGATIVE DOUBLES
      Partner has opened. Your right hand opponent has overcalled, learn how to use the negative double in this seat to show partner what your hand looks like. Great tool to add to your arsenal!
    • January 17 – FOURTH SUIT FORCING
      Have you ever had an auction that looks like this? Only you and partner are bidding: 1 Heart by partner – 1 Spade by you – 2 Clubs by partner, now 2 Diamonds by you is the “fourth suit”. What do you mean when you bid this 4th suit? Learn what it shows and what it is asking partner to do!
    • January 24 - STAYMAN vs TRANSFERS
      Are you clear when to use Stayman and when to use a transfer after partner has opened 1NT? What if you have 5 cards in one major and 4 in the other? How about 5 cards in each Major? This seminar will make everything clear.
    • January 31 – BERGEN RAISES AND CUEBID RAISES
      Great conventions to use when partner has opened one of a Major to show the exact number of cards you are holding in Partner’s trump suit. Very descriptive bids that also show your point count. The lessons are hands-on and you will play many hands.
    • Cost: $145.00 FOR ALL 4 LESSONS IF BOOKED & PAID FOR BY DECEMBER 5th. $165.00 AFTER THAT DATE.

      IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND ALL CLASSES, WE WILL PRO-RATE FOR A PER LESSON FEE. Price includes detailed notes.


      • FOUR LESSONS TO PRACTISE YOUR BIDDING: Wednesdays, 9.30 am – 12 noon
        • January 10 – OVERCALLS
          When to overcall and when to double and all about each of these important aspects of bidding.
        • January 17 - REBIDS BY OPENER
          We are all way too casual about this subject and tend to bid on gut instinct. Bidding is a language. Be precise. Tell your story accurately.
        • January 24 - SLAM BIDDING
          Review all the slam bidding tools. You will never miss a slam after this bidding session. Cuebidding, Jacoby 2NT, Splinters & Key Card Blackwood all reviewed.
        • January 31 - NO TRUMP BIDDING
          When to use Stayman and when to use Transfers, when to Gerber and when to make an invitational bid. Texas Transfers and so much more!

      Cost: $145.00 FOR ALL 4 LESSONS IF BOOKED & PAID FOR BY DECEMBER 5th. $165.00 AFTER THAT DATE.

      IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND ALL CLASSES, WE WILL PRO-RATE FOR A PER LESSON FEE. Price includes detailed notes.


      Sign up now for Winter courses 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