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COPENHAGEN TO LONDON BALTIC BRIDGE CRUISE

Copenhagen to London Baltic Bridge Cruise

NEW LOWER PRICES JUST FOR OUR GROUP!
ONLY IF YOU BOOK BY SEP 30, 2021

Suggest you book before that to get best possible cabin. We think we will be sold out by September!

  • PRICES START AT
    CAT G: $ 12,105.00 USD / $ 15,837.00 CAD per person double occupancy
    AFTER SEP 30: CAT G: $ 13,799.00 USD / $ 18,049.00 CAD per person double occupancy
  • SAVINGS ARE:
    USD $ 1,694.00 US per person Category G up to $2,164.00 US Category A
    CAD $2,212.00 CAD per person Category G up to $2,824.00 CAD Category A

SHIPBOARD CREDIT: $400.00 USD per suite

ALL CABINS ON THIS SHIP ARE VERANDAH SUITES

Includes:
  • Free business class airfare from selected North American cities
  • Free airport transfers when the flights are arranged through Regent
  • Up to 51 Free shore excursions
  • Free unlimited beverages including fine wines & premium spirits
  • Free pre-paid gratuities
  • Open bars and lounges, plus in-suite mini-bar replenished daily
  • Free Specialty Restaurants
  • Free Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel package with Concierge and higher categories
  • Butler service with Penthouse categories and higher
  • New Free Valet Laundry Service

Itinerary Details:

  • 10 Aug - Wed - Fly to Copenhagen
  • 11 Aug - Thu - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 12 Aug - Fri - Cruising The Baltic Sea
  • 13 Aug - Sat - Riga, Latvia
  • 14 Aug - Sun - Tallinn, Estonia
  • 15 Aug - Mon - St Petersburg, Russia
  • 16 Aug - Tue - St Petersburg, Russia
  • 17 Aug - Wed - Cruising The Baltic Sea
  • 18 Aug - Thu - Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • 19 Aug - Fri - Gdansk, Poland
  • 20 Aug - Sat - Helsinborg, Sweden
  • 21 Aug - Sun - Cruising The North Sea
  • 22 Aug - Mon - Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium
  • 23 Aug - Tue - London (Southampton), England

    • To book, contact Paola Shaw at Vision Travel: paola.shaw@visiontravel.ca
      905-873-8070 or toll free at 1-800-263-5575 # 1228

      Email Barbara:

      VISION TRAVEL: TICO # 50023504



      Opening LeadsNOW AVAILABLE - LESSON WITH BARBARA OPENING LEADS

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      ONLY $25.00 CAD (approx. $20.00 USD)

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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!

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


      Barbara's Bridge Tips

      JUST OUT:

      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 $5.75 in Canada
      Or
      $20.00 USD + $8.47 USD

      Email Barbara ( ) to order
      or
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      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.
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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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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
Collection of 4 Lessons WITH handout (PDF), 8+hours of Video Training
ONLY $39 CAD

PURCHASE September
Collection of 2 Lessons WITH handout (PDF), 4+hours of Video Training
ONLY $39 CAD

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


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Quarantine Bridge Quiz #49 - April 10th Answers!

NEW: From now on, the answers to 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.

Cambodia & Laos Fundraisers

Laos 2020 Thanks

Patti Lee and I would like to thank all of you for your very generous donations to Cambodia and Laos this spring and fall.

We have now raised over $58,000.00 for our four Cambodia schools and other outreach programmes in Cambodia and OVER $41,000.00 for Laos (Adopt A Village in Laos) for the purchase of water filters.

We are thrilled and cannot thank you enough. The money goes such a long way in these countries.



WE NOW HAVE A SECURE SITE WHERE YOU CAN DONATE
TO CAMBODIA and LAOS!

If you wish to donate differently than the ONLINE option, you can donate through:

Canadians: Email transfer to: akornel@sympatico.ca   |   Americans: Paypal is fine to above

OR FOR EVERYONE Check to: Barbara Seagram, 220 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto ON M4N 1T2 Canada

We are thrilled and cannot thank you enough. The money goes such a long way in these countries. If you have not yet donated, you may still do so: https://barbaraseagram.clickfunnels.com/cambodia-laos-donations


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

Seminars and Special Games



2021 SPRING CLASSES WITH JOSÉE ON ZOOM


BASICS BEGINNERS BRIDGE SERIES with Josée

  • Wednesdays 4 pm to 6 pm (EST) beginning on March 24th for 8 weeks

Price: $240 CDN ($188 USD) Price includes taxes and Barbara Seagram Basic Bridge textbook.

Learn the basic elements of the game of bridge: how to take tricks, how to work with a partner, how to open the bidding in a suit and in No Trump, how to respond, how to compete and more.

Opportunities to play and practice online will be provided. Lessons are recorded and can be watched on your own time.



INTERMEDIATE I BRIDGE SERIES with Josée

  • Tuesdays 11 am to 1 pm (EST) beginning on March 23rd for 7 weeks.

Price: $210 CDN ($165 USD) Price includes taxes and Barbara Seagram Intermediate I textbook. See below for payment instructions.

For those who feel rusty and need a refresher and for those moving up from Basic lessons. Opportunities to play and practice online will be provided.

Lessons are recorded and can be watched on your own time.



BID AND PLAY RETURNS – THE CONVENTION SERIES!

  • Tuesdays 7 to 8:30 pm (EST) beginning on March 23 for 7 weeks.

Pay as you go - $20 CDN (15 USD) or pre-register for all 7 lessons - $120 CDN ($90 USD)

These 7 weeks will be spent on Conventions: DONT over 1NT Opening Bid, New Minor Forcing/Checkback Stayman, Reverse Drury, 4-way transfers and more!

Handouts of supporting material and hands played on BBO will be provided.

Lessons are recorded and can be watched on your own time.



LEARN TO PLAY TWO OVER ONE – A TWO DAY COURSE

  • Monday May 10 & Tuesday May 11- 9:30 to 11:30 am (EST)

Price: $65 CDN ($51 USD) Includes taxes and Barbara Seagram 2/1 textbook

Learn the system that most of North America now plays. It makes it much easier to get to a 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.

Lessons are recorded and can be watched on your own time.



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). 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.

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.



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 CHEAT SHEET - Two Over OneBarbara Seagrams Doubles Cheat SheetBarbara Seagram's DOUBLES CHEAT SHEET

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



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!

Now available at Temple Sinai 210 Wilson Ave or at 2737 Bayview Ave on selected days only or email Barbara with your address & we will send it to you by postal mail,

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.

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

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

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



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





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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Declarer Play Techniques
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Summer Bridge Bundle
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September
Collection of 2 recordings
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August
Collection of 4 recordings
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July
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Class Locations

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.
(MAP)

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
  • Classes:
    Josee: 416-300-9140

E-mail:

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

Barbara Seagram School of Bridge is Moving to a New Home



GAMES LOCATIONS:

Stephen's Bridge Club
Saint John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Dr. (MAP)

  • Tuesday: Play and Learn (Supervised) at 12:30 p.m. (Masterpoints: 0-20)
  • Thursday: Easy Duplicate at 12:30 p.m. (Masterpoints: 0-100)
  • Thursday Eve: Game Night 499'er at 7:00 p.m. (Masterpoints: 0-499)
Contact: Stephen Laufer
Tel:416-729-8600
Email:lauferbridge@gmail.com


Lee's Bridge Club
(Easy-going Games)

Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave (MAP)

  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:40AM to 3:30PM
  • Wednesday: 6:40PM to 7:00PM
Contact: Lee Daugharty
Tel: 416-274-1752
Email: calendar@interlog.com


Wayne's Bridge World
Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave (MAP)

  • Tuesday evenings (6.45 pm) with Wayne & Joyce Ruttan
Contact: Wayne & Joyce Ruttan
Tel: 416-284-8887
Email: wayne.ruttan063@sympatico.ca


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