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Seminars and Special Games

Clues - A Recording
BRAND NEW LESSON BY BARBARA
AVAILABLE NOW!

Clues: Become A Deadly Declarer

  • What did they Bid?
  • What did they lead?
  • What did they play?
  • What do they have?

This is the lesson that I gave in person on Oct 13 this fall. But it is now recorded as an onscreen presentation as many of you asked me to do. In person, we could only manage six hands, here we will do 14 hands!!!

If I do a Zoom live class, we can manage 9 hands usually so you are getting maximum value for a recorded lesson such as this.

You can watch part of it and then take a day or two off or an hour or two. Then you can return to the recording and it will pick up where you left off. All in the comfort of your own home!

To purchase this, click on links below: You will then be sent a link to the recording and the full set of notes that goes with this. This is being done through my online store. The recording will not be on your account but it will be available at all times through the link you will be sent. AND if you lose it, I will send it again, very quickly. Just ask.

Cost is $25.00. It is 2 hrs and 18 minutes.


Live in Canada? Click here to purchase

Live in USA? Click here to purchase

If you prefer to pay by email transfer or check, please email me and I can easily arrange that.




New Minor Forcing NOW AVAILABLE - OCTOBER 2021 LESSONS

New Minor Forcing

  • This is a very important convention that you need in your arsenal.
  • Barbara Seagram makes it easy to learn.

Click here to purchase!
ONLY $25.00 CDN (approx. $19.00 USD)




 Take Your Declarer Play to a New Level NOW AVAILABLE - SEPTEMBER 2021 LESSONS

Timing and Magic in Declarer Play Lessons

  • Watch the spots and learn to develop extra tricks like magic.

  • Suit contracts and NT contracts. To pull or not to pull (trumps that is). All that and more...

Click here to purchase!
ONLY $55.00 CDN (approx. $44.00 USD)

NOTE: $25.00 goes to Water filters in Laos charity.




June 2021 Bridge Lessons NOW AVAILABLE - JUNE 2021 LESSONS

  • Big Hand Bidding and Play
    (2 hour Recorded Video Lesson + Notes)

  • Judgement at Bridge
    (2 hour Recorded Video Lesson + Notes)

If you do not know how to evaluate and revalue your hand, you will miss a whole lot of games and you will also miss lots of slams. You simply have to get a few realities cemented right now, if not sooner. Avoid errors in judgement and improve your bidding, declarer play and defense.

Click here to purchase!
ONLY $55.00 CDN (approx. $44.00 USD)

The site will automatically convert to USD on your credit card
if you are in USA.


FULL access to the lesson recording for an unlimited time


Barbara's Bridge Tips

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Barbara’s Bridge Tips

Whether you have been playing for a while or you’re not very experienced, this book will help you to move your game up to the next level.

The tips cover all aspects of bridge — bidding, play and defense. Advice and examples are drawn from material Barbara Seagram has developed for her students over the last twenty years — it’s like having your own personal bridge coach sitting beside you!

$22.00 CAD + postage
Or
$20.00 USD + postage

Email Barbara ( ) to order
or
pick up from Barbara in Toronto!

This is my fourth time winning the Book of The Year award and I am thrilled. "Barbara's Bridge Tips" is my first solo book. It was my Editor's (Ray Lee) idea and he was an enormous help.


HOT OFF THE PRESS! BARBARA'S QUIZZES

$20.00 CAD but on special for $18.00 CAD
or $16.00 USD
plus postage (if you cannot pick up in Toronto)

Pick up in Toronto is at 220 Lawrence Ave East (between Bayview & Mt Pleasant)

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this new book. SO much work has gone into it. This is the preface:
Barbaras Quizzes - NEW BOOK When I first began to learn this wonderful game of ours, it was explained to me by my teachers that the key to successful bridge is not being more brilliant than your opponents. In the long run, you will win more games by making fewer errors than they do. If you and your partner are communicating effectively (making bids that state your shape and values accurately) then your partnership will reach the right contract (and, even better, keep your opponents from theirs) more often.

Time and time again, in my bridge career, I have found this advice to be proved only too true. But how do you make sure your bidding is up to scratch? The answer is easy:

1. You buy this book, and
2. You do the quizzes

And, because you are serious about your bridge, you score 100% (well done!)

And then...and this is the important part... you make sure partner does the quizzes as well. (I would suggest buying partner another copy of this book because I know you will not want to risk losing this one!)

You may have to work with partner until partner does as well as you. But, I promise, this journey will be worthwhile.

All kidding aside, I've written this book so you have a fun way of finding out how much of modern bridge bidding fundamentals you have mastered. It is also a tool that will help you identify and improve any areas of your game that may need some work. I suspect (and am hoping) you will want to share this with your regular partner.

There is some similarity to some of the Covid quizzes but these have all been completely revised, and reworked. The answers are far more comprehensive and this is now such a great learning tool.

I urge you not to write the answers in the book but to use a scrap of paper because you will want to return to the book time and time again to see how much your bridge has improved.

2 Ways to ORDER

Comment from a recent purchaser...

Hi Barbara
I was visiting Toronto for a grandchild's wedding. My children then drove me around to show me where i might like to live when i move there in April. Actually I thought I should live with you and after 6 months of intensive instruction i would emerge as the 'white swan' of bridge. I don't remember the flight on Air Canada to and from Wpg. to Toronto and return because i took your new Barbara's Quizzes with me. I started the first page as we were taking off and suddenly I was in Toronto. By the way i also learned a lot. The quizzes were really fun to do and then test myself. Barbara, you make everything sound so easy and so logical.

All the best and thanks for the Quizzes. xxNora

Order by emailing Barbara

  • In Canada, you may pay by etransfer to AKORNEL@SYMPATICO.CA.
    But email me so that we have all your details
  • Americans, you can mail a check to:
    Barbara Seagram,
    220 Lawrence Ave East,
    Toronto, ON M4N 1T2 CANADA.
    But email first so we can get the book on the way to you.

OR you may order from our online store but above is best for us.



Get your Doubles, Two Over One, Intermediate, Advanced and Defence Cheat Sheets



Email Barbara to ORDER:
or
CALL 416-487-8321


SPECIAL:
BUY 4 CHEAT SHEETS: $40.00 or
ALL 5 CHEAT SHEETS: $48.00
Special Valid until November 30th, 2021



Barbara Seagram's DOUBLES CHEAT SHEET

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

NEW CHEAT SHEET - Two Over OneBarbara Seagrams Doubles Cheat Sheet

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



MY TWO OVER ONE CHEAT SHEET IS NOW OUT!

Everything you need to know about this system, in a nutshell. Simply explained. Why you need to know the system that has swept North America by storm!

· What is the Forcing No Trump
· Questions to agree on with partner
· Recommended conventions you should consider playing
· Opener's rebid after Forcing 1NT
· Rebids by Responder after bidding Forcing 1NT
· Raising Partner's Major
· Tips to Help you Learn 2/1
· Semi-Forcing No Trump & an alternative approach
· Fourth Suit Forcing
· Quizzes
And lots more!

Comment from a recent purchaser...

Hi Barbara
YOUR CHEAT SHEETS are saving my life; they are wonderful!!!!! You can quote me. !!! They are so to the point and so easy to understand; invaluable if you are unsure

LF

Contact Barbara by email
to order cheat sheets or books.

If you don't have Barbara's other cheat sheets, we will be happy to send these out to you. Just send us your postal mailing address and we will send.

When you receive the package, have a look to see cost of postage on outside of packet. Send us a cheque for cost of the product and add the postage. Sorry but we do not take credit cards.



BARBARA'S NEW BOOK (# 36) IS NOW OUTBARBARA'S NEWEST BOOK (# 36) IS NOW OUT
PLAY IT SAFE

Playing party bridge or teams, declarer's objective is to make his/her contract -- nothing else matters. Playing it safe is of vital importance.

Yet playing safe can take many forms -- it might involve simply choosing the best line of play, or keeping one opponent off lead, preserving entries, or even giving up a trick you don't have to lose, all in the cause of bringing that contract home securely.

Playing matchpoints (regular duplicate bridge), there are times when safety is more important than anything else.

Recognizing all these situations, and knowing what to do when you encounter them, will improve your bridge scores by leaps and bounds.

Retail: $25.00 On special: $22.00 CAD.
$20.00 USD Postage extra.

You can also pick up at 220 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto. (Near Yonge & Lawrence)

OR you may order from our online store but above is best for us.


Cambodia and Laos Fundraising
  

2021 marks our 11th year of working to support schools, education,
sanitation and the villagers in Cambodia
!

Did you know? The Laos Water Filters last for over 12 years,
with very little care and maintenance!

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Opening LeadsNOW AVAILABLE - LESSON WITH BARBARA OPENING LEADS

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ONLY $25.00 CAD (approx. $20.00 USD)

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if you are in USA.

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The opening lead is so very important. It communicates so much to partner and often sets the tone for the entire contract.
This one card can explain the triumphs or the disasters for the defenders on any given hand.

2 hour bridge training + Barb's Notes!

Purchase and watch anytime afterwards.


2 Lessons - Defensive ThinkingTWO HOUR LIVE LESSONS
Defensive Thinking & Strategy

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ONLY $50.00 CAD (approx. $40.00 USD) total
for both recordings. (i.e. $25.00 CAD each)

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Receive a full set of notes too!


Purchase and watch anytime afterwards.

Each lesson has some guiding principles, followed by play of hand with commentary all the way.


Mini Bridge Lessons

TWO 1 HOUR RECORDINGS

1. Balancing

2. Michaels Cuebid & Unusual NoTrump

ONLY $25.00 CAD
(approx. $19.00 USD) total
for both recordings.
(i.e. $12.50 CAD each)

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Take More Tricks - Become a Brilliant DeclarerDeclarer Play Techniques:
Collection of 5 lessons WITH handout (PDF), 10+hours of Video Training

  • Play of the hand in NT contracts, safety plays, danger hands & hold up plays.
  • Play of the hand in suit contracts, when to delay drawing trump, how to choose which technique is best for playing a hand.
  • Ruffing, cross-ruffing, discarding, developing long suits, finessing and ruffing finesses.
LESSON TOPICS:
  • Lesson 1: Play of the hand in a No Trump Contract
  • Lesson 2: The Dangerous Opponent
  • Lesson 3: Play of the Hand in a Suit Contract
  • Lesson 4: Loser on a Loser
  • Lesson 5: Long Suit Establishment

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A little bit of everything for players of all levels. Something for everyone.

ONLY $119 CAD

The Summer Bridge Bundle:
Collection of 20 Lessons WITH handout (PDF), 40+hours of Video Training

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Total Value $800
NOW ONLY $216 CAD


What You're Going To Get In The Summer Bridge Bundle:

  • ​Lesson 11: Weak Two’s
  • ​Lesson 12: Introduction to Two Over One
  • ​​Lesson 13: Locating Opponents’ Honour Cards
  • ​​Lesson 14: Common Errors To Avoid
  • ​Lesson 15: Fourth Suit Forcing
  • ​Lesson 16: My Kingdom For An Entry
  • ​​Lesson 17: Thinking Ahead
  • ​Lesson 18: Defensive Signalling
  • ​​Lesson 19: Preempt Your Way To Success
  • L​esson 20: Winning Bridge Techniques
  • Lesson 1: All About No Trump
  • ​Lesson 2: All About Doubles
  • ​Lesson 3: Negative Doubles
  • ​​Lesson 4: Major Suit Raises
  • ​Lesson 5: Killing Defence
  • ​Lesson 6: Play of The Hand
  • ​Lesson 7: Control Bidding in Slams
  • ​Lesson 8: To Strip and Conquer
  • ​​Lesson 9: Practice Your Slam Bidding and Play
  • ​​Lesson 10: Defense Against No Trump Contracts

PURCHASE August
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PURCHASE September
Collection of 2 Lessons WITH handout (PDF), 4+hours of Video Training
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PURCHASE May / June
Collection of 9 recordings WITH handout (PDF), 18+hours of Video Training
ONLY $89 CAD

PURCHASE July
Collection of 5 recordings WITH handout (PDF), 10+hours of Video Training
ONLY $49 CAD


Books & Products for BridgeBook Sale

Barbara's three Quiz books on Declarer Play, Bidding and Defense.

Special: All 3 for $39.00* or 2 for $28.00*

  • Reg. price: $15.95* + tax each

Also on SALE are 2 Eddie Kantar books. Declarer Play and Defense.

These two books are the two best bridge books ever written.

Your Declarer Play and your Defense will improve so much when you read these books. VERY easy reads! Revised and updated very recently by Barbara Seagram.

  • $32.00* CAD / $24.00* USD for both
  • $17.95* CAD + tax for one
    $13.95* USD + tax for one

NOTE: *Postage extra. Email Barbara, with postal mailing address, or pick up at 220 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto



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



ABTA 2018 Book of the Year

BARBARA'S NEW BOOK  - PLANNING THE PLAY: THE NEXT LEVEL

BARBARA'S NEW 26th BOOK

PLANNING THE PLAY: THE NEXT LEVEL
by Barbara Seagram

Barbara Seagram and David BirdBarbara'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.

That first book 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.
  • Josee at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 2737 Bayview Ave on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • By email from Barbara
  • 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.


BARBARA'S NEW BOOK  - PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

BARBARA'S

NEW BOOK


PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
by Barbara Seagram

Over the years, readers have suggested that it would be an even better book if it offered some way to practice what they had learned. Now, here it is: Barbara's 25th book...a brief summary of each of those 25 conventions, together with example hands that can be dealt out and used to apply your new or brushed up knowledge.

It can be mailed to you or you can pick it up in Toronto.

Available by emailing Barbara at , or at Temple Sinai 210 Wilson Ave or at 2737 Bayview Ave on selected days only. It can be mailed to you or you can pick it up in Toronto!



Two Over One TEXT BOOK

NEW:

TWO OVER ONE TEXT BOOK
by Barbara Seagram

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



NEW BOOK - The Pocket Guide to Even More Bridge ConventionsThe Pocket Guide to Even More Bridge Conventions
by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

A summary of all the fancier conventions. A VERY useful summary in a nutshell. You will love it.



Available @ Temple Sinai 210 Wilson Ave or at 2737 Bayview Ave on selected days only, or by contacting Barbara @ 416-487-8321
or by email,


25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Barbara Seagram Bridge Books - Great Gift Ideas
BARBARA SEAGRAM BRIDGE BOOKS

Which book will help YOU the most?

Barbara Seagram Bridge Books
  • Books on Conventions: For Advanced, Beginners and Intermediate Players
  • Books on Bidding, Playing and Defending at Bridge: For Beginners and Intermediate Players
  • Quiz Books: For Beginners and Intermediate Players







WINTER CLASSES WITH JOSÉE ON ZOOM

In January and February, Josée will offer two 4 week courses aimed primarily at a very gentle level. These are for less experienced players. Do tell your friends.

Both courses will come with the Eddie Kantar Book of the same Title (recently Revised and Updated by Barbara Seagram). Lessons are recorded and unlimited access granted once registered and paid for the course.


INTRODUCTION TO DECLARER PLAY – a 4 week course

  • Wednesdays – January 5, 12, 19, 26 – 4 to 5:45 pm Eastern Time

Do you love playing bridge? Are you looking to do more this winter? Still feels like Play of the Hand is puzzling at times? Then you NEED this course!

Topics covered: Counting Losers, Counting Winners, Ruffing losers in the Dummy, Extra Winners in the Dummy or in Declarer’s Hand, Long Suit Establishment (aka Taking Tricks with Tiny Cards), When and How to take a Finesse and much more!

$155 CDN for 4 weeks. Add $5.74 if you require postage of the book.

INTRODUCTION TO DEFENCE – a 4 week course

  • Wednesdays – February 2, 9, 16, 23 - 4 to 5:45 pm EST

Have you noticed that you are defending at bridge 50% of the time? That is right! Did you know that being on Defence is the most fun you can ever have at the bridge table even when you do not have any points in your hand? Let me teach you how to have more fun and to gain respect from all players when you show them you know how to defend!

Topics covered: Opening Leads against No Trump and Suit contracts, 2nd hand play, 3rd hand play, signalling against No Trump and Suit contracts and much more!

$155 CDN for 4 weeks. Add $5.74 if you require postage of the book. Includes Eddie Kantar’s book, other handouts, LIN files to practice on BBO, PPT presentation in PDF format (all yours to keep forever) and taxes.

Register for both courses – Receive a 10% discount - $280 CDN.
Add $11.48 if you require postage of the books.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR ALL CLASSES IS REQUIRED

Contact Josée preferably by email at mjhammill@rogers.com, indicating your choice of course or by phone at 416-300-9140

Include First and Last Name, email address, mailing address if you require mailing of the textbook.

Canadians:
Payment by etransfer to email address mjhammill@rogers.com

Otherwise, a cheque to:
Josee Hammill, 418-1717 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario M5M 0A2 Canada

How do I get my book?

  • Pick it up at the address above, in Toronto (two weeks before the class starts).
  • By mail: add the postage costs to the course fee ($5.74 CDN for 1 Book / $11.48 for 2 Books). Please allow for 3 weeks delivery to avoid delays.

For Students Outside of Canada:
Please mail your check to:
Josee Hammill, 418-1717 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario M5M 0A2 Canada

Alternatively, you may choose to pay in US dollars via PayPal to email address mjhammill@rogers.com
and also by clicking on this link, http://bit.ly/JoseePaypal.

See https://www.bridgewebs.com/josees for DETAILED PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Please contact Josee to find out correct amount including postage of text book* and Pay Pal admin fees.

*Textbook included & shipped by regular mail. Please allow for 3-4 weeks delivery. Post offices in USA and Canada are very slow at this time.



Keep checking Josée's website, https://www.bridgewebs.com/josees for future updates on games for novice players and course packages to be purchases.

Contact Josée preferably by email at mjhammill@rogers.com or by phone at 416-300-9140.





Individual Sessions on Zoom: With Jean Collins

Jean Collins

As we return to Face-to-Face bridge, you will be expected to have with you a convention card detailing what you and your partner play (special conventions, special systems, what you lead, what your signalling system is, etc.).

Meet Jean Collins who has agreed to help you with this! Jean will guide you through all parts of the convention card, advising how to fill in each section. If time allows, we will also go over doing the same for your BBO games.

I have known Jean many years. She is a retired high school teacher who has found great joy in being able to enjoy the fun of teaching bridge. She has among other things taught at the Barbara Seagram school of Bridge and supply taught for me a number of times. Her convention card presentations at tournaments and cruise ships have always been well received. So you can see why I feel you are in great hands!

When we were discussing how much to charge for the lesson, Jean suggested that I direct all the proceeds toward a charity of my choice. As a result, all proceeds earned from this lesson will be divided equally between Armour Heights Church (armourheights.org) where I rented space prior to Covid and also Arise Ministry (ariseministry.ca). ARISE Ministry empowers individuals involved in the sex trade to reclaim their lives.

Completing A Convention Card

  • DATE: Tuesday, January 11th, 4 to 5:15 pm EST.
  • PRICE: $20 (all proceeds go to charity)

This lesson will be recorded and available to all who register. To register, please email Josée mjhammill@rogers.com


Thinking Bridge – Plan Your Moves!

Whatever seat you are in, you have to be planning your moves. Let’s spend these sessions where we explore what it feels like to sit in any and all 4 seats, and think like an expert. Only time you will be allowed to relax will be when in the dummy’s seat

Lessons are recorded and will include a PDF of all the hands demonstrated on BBO, including commentary on bidding, opening lead, declarer’s strategy and defensive moves.

  • DATES:
    Wednesday, January 19th, 10-11:45 am EST
    Wednesday, February 16th, 10-11:45 am EST
    More dates to be added in March and April.
  • PRICE: $25 per session

To register, please email Josée mjhammill@rogers.com



NEW: NOVICE BRIDGE PLAYERS: 2 Games a week!
If you have 0-20 master points, OR know someone new to the game, note that Josee and Lee are now running games for novice players:
Games every Wednesday at 7:15 pm and Saturdays at 12 pm.



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Quarantine Bridge Quiz

Quarantine Bridge Quiz #61 - November 9th Answers!

THIS WEEK'S QUIZ will appear at the bottom of the newsletter. Since there is no longer a prize, I think we can eliminate the cloak and dagger approach to the answers and some of you may find this more convenient.

Scarves from CamobodiaNEW SHIPMENT
OF PURE COTTON SCARVES
FROM CAMBODIA

Patti and Barbara have a fresh supply of lovely scarves, all pure cotton, from the weaving centre we support in Cambodia. We also have some black ones.

The money all goes to the weaving centre ladies in Cambodia.
More info...Click here

Contact Patti Lee at
or
Barbara Seagram at





Did You Know?

Barbara taught and english lesson while in Laos!

Watch the video as Barbara teaches English along with the A, B, C's, completing the lesson with a very energetic sung song to school children in Hin Pan & Phou Vien Villages, Luang Prabang District (Laos)


ZERO TOLERANCE

Zero Tolerance

This article originally appeared in the January 2014 ACBL Bridge Bulletin. To join Am Contract Bridge League, email Barbara at

The ACBL is renewing the public education campaign initiated by Seagram, Cronin and Jacobs more than 15 years ago.

The theme, "Play nice," transposes two words we all like to hear at the table ("nice play!").

New posters have been developed and are being disseminated to all clubs.

Barbara Seagram - Zero ToleranceSays Seagram,
"I think that all players are responsible for policing this situation. When I call a director about a problem (perhaps at an adjacent table), I make a point of checking with the director later to see what penalty was awarded. If none was, the director gets to listen to me expound on the subject, and if that doesn't work, I then a) report the situation to ACBL and b) speak to the offender myself."




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Timing and Magic in Declarer Play
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Student Reviews

Barbara,
Excellent, excellent, excellent! Possibly the best bridge class I have ever had. Not only did you cover NMF, but all sorts of other situations that come up all the time and that I have been bidding incorrectly forever. And loved all the bidding detail, 12/13 bid next level, jump with 14, etc. Takes away so much guess-work. I took pages and pages of notes!
LM

Hi Barbara,
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your class! It provided immediate results: my friend Debbie and I got 3.5 MPs yesterday on a BBO 499er game (1st of 86 pairs!). Thanks again,
Sue Nieland

Hi Barbara,
I find your bridge lessons to be so helpful. Thank you so much for your wonderful teaching. I wish I had started learning to play bridge when I was much younger. However, that being said, it is your enthusiasm, helpful instruction and guidance that keep me motivated. I am also so happy to support the wonderful work that you, Patti Lee et al are doing in Laos. Take care and stay well.
R.P.

I just wanted to drop you an email and thank you for your wonderful bridge lesson videos. The lessons are excellent and I enjoy them very much. I even watch them while on the treadmill!! I find these videos to be extremely helpful to my knowledge of conventions and defense and play of the hand. I’m also enjoying the new book, Barbara’s Bridge Tips. Bridge is just so interesting. The more you learn, the more you want to learn. What a great game! Your lessons were one of the best things that came out of the pandemic. Thanks for all you have done to increase my knowledge and appetite for learning more bridge.
Norma M.

Your bridge teaching has helped me immensely over the years! I have been a voracious reader of the "25 series" ever since the first one that you published in 1999. In addition, I have benefitted immensely from the electronic resources that you have provided online, such as the Zoom lesson for St Petersburg Bridge Club last August. Today, I have been enjoying your lesson on Defensive Moves at ACBL's Endless Summer.
Stephen L.

This has definitely been the year of bridge for me! Lots and lots of practice and all your courses, has made a big difference. And good for my confidence. Of course, you know how bridge is, we are always questioning what should we do in this situation and what to do in that situation and if we take on this new convention then it messes up that convention. I guess you never stop learning. Anyway, thanks so much for everything. I couldn’t have a better teacher and mentor.
L.M.



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Post-Covid Location
Armour Heights Presbyterian Church
105 Wilson Avenue
(Just south of the 401, between Yonge and Avenue Road). JUST west of Yonge Blvd & east of Cricket Club.
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All seminars/workshops with Barbara Seagram and all classes with Josée Hammill and Lorraine Eaglesham will take place at our new location!

Telephone:

  • Seminars:
    Barbara: 416-487-8321
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    Josee: 416-300-9140

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Mailing Address:
220 Lawrence Ave. East
Toronto, ON, Canada
M4N 1T2

Barbara Seagram School of Bridge is Moving to a New Home




Kibitzer Summer 2021