CLASSES WITH JOSÉE ON ZOOM
It was so rewarding to offer so many diffierent opportunities for all levels of players in the rank beginners to the advanced Intermediate group in my Spring series.
A little break this summer is now in order however I am still always working and preparing already for the fall.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-300-9140.
NEW: NOVICE BRIDGE PLAYERS:
If you have 0-20 master points, OR know someone new to the game, note that Josee and Lee are now running games for new players:
Wednesdays 10:00 am, Wednesdays 7:15 pm, Saturdays 12:15 pm EASTERN TIME. For MORE information, click here
AND...Another wonderful opportunity!
Doug Cowan will be doing some private coaching! For MORE information, click here
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
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:
- 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
BARBARA'S NEW 26th BOOK
PLANNING THE PLAY: THE NEXT LEVEL
by Barbara Seagram
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.
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.
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
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
Barbara 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
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.
BUY 4 CHEAT SHEETS: $40.00
ALL 5 CHEAT SHEETS: $48.00
Special Valid until June 30, 2021
Email Barbara to ORDER:
The 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,
BARBARA SEAGRAM BRIDGE BOOKS
Which book will help YOU the most?
- 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)
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.
"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."