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Fourth Suit Forcing
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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

Online ZOOM Bridge Lesson with Barbara Seagram


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NOTE:
Barbara will continue with online classes through August
on Wednesday's @ 4 pm.
Proceeds from the August classes will not go to charity...
BUT you still get the Covid-19 price.


If you wish to pay differently than the ONLINE option,
you can pay 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

August Zoom Classes

  • August 12: My Kingdom for An Entry
  • August 19: Thinking Ahead
  • August 26: Defensive Signalling & Strategy

Fourth Suit Forcing

Listen to the RECORDING OF ZOOM LESSON
held on Wed August 5, Fourth Suit Forcing


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Collection of 4 Lessons WITH handout (PDF), 8+hours of Video Training
ONLY $39 CAD

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

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Collection of 9 recordings WITH handout (PDF), 18+hours of Video Training
ONLY $89 CAD


Seminars and Special Games

BEGINNER BRIDGE LESSONS

For those who have never played before or for those who have not played for a long time and want to start up again but it will be a real Beginners course.

Open to anyone no matter where you live. Josee will send you the Zoom link after you register.

Wednesdays 4 pm to 6 pm (EST) beginning on September 9th for 8 weeks

During these 8 weeks you will be introduced to 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 and more on bidding. Play of the hand concepts will also be introduced each week. Handouts of hands to input on BBO with “how to” will be provided each week to allow you to practice what you have learned.

COST: $240 CAD. (Approx. $185.00 USD) Price includes taxes and Barbara Seagram Basic Bridge textbook. See below for payment instructions.

INTERMEDIATE I BRIDGE SERIES

Tuesdays 4 to 6 pm (EST) beginning on September 8th for 7 weeks.

For those who feel rusty and need a refresher and for those moving up from Basic lessons. Handouts of hands to practice declarer play concepts that can be uploaded on BBO will be provided each week.

COST: $210 CAD. (Approx. $162.00 USD) Price includes taxes and Barbara Seagram Intermediate I textbook.

LEARN TO PLAY TWO OVER ONE – A TWO DAY COURSE

Monday September 21 & Tuesday September 22 - 9:30 to 11:30 am (EST)

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.

COST: $65 CAD. (Approx. $50.00 USD) Includes taxes and Barbara Seagram 2/1 textbook

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR ALL CLASSES IS REQUIRED:
Contact Josée Hammill
Email: mjhammill@rogers.com or Tel no: 416-300-9140

FOR ALL COURSES: HOW TO PAY:

  • If you are Canadian:
    An etransfer (automatic deposit no need for a password) to Josee's email address is preferred.
    Otherwise a cheque can be mailed to:
    Josee Hammill
    418-1717 Avenue Road,
    Toronto, Ontario, M5M 0A2 Canada
  • For students outside Canada:
    Please mail your cheque to 418-1717 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 0A2

How do I get my book?

A week or two before the class starts, you will be able to pick up the textbook in Toronto if you live nearby. For those who prefer that we mail you the textbook, postage will be extra and will need to be included with the course fee.

  • Postage within Canada - $5.74 CDN
  • Postage to US destination - $8.20 USD

Please let Josee know at time of registration whether you will be picking up the book or require us to mail it. Please include your mailing address.


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Bridge Cruises & Trips

We hope you can join us on our upcoming bridge cruise and/or bridge trip!

VANCOUVER TO TOKYO BRIDGE CRUISE NORTHERN PACIFIC CROSSING
19 NIGHTS ABOARD SHIP & 3 NIGHT STAYOVER POST CRUISE IN TOKYO
September 22 - October 14, 2021

The cruise in April 2020 was to be Barbara & Alex’s last escorted cruise but was cancelled. This cruise is the replacement cruise.

19 NIGHTS ABOARD SHIP & 3 NIGHT STAYOVER POST CRUISE IN TOKYO on the REGENT SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER,
the most luxurious ship ever built WITH BARBARA SEAGRAM & ALEX KORNEL

ALL CABINS ON THIS SHIP ARE VERANDAH SUITES

19 Night Vancouver to Tokyo Bridge Cruise with Barbara Seagram & Alex Kornel
  • Sep 22 Wed Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Sep 23 Thu Cruising the Inside Passage
  • Sep 24 Fri Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Sep 25 Sat Icy Strait (Hoonah) Alaska
  • Sep 26 Sun Cruising Hubbard Glacier
  • Sep 27 Mon Seward, Alaska
  • Sep 28 Tue Kodiak, Alaska
  • Sep 29 Wed Cruising Pacific Ocean
  • Sep 30 Thu Dutch Harbor
  • Oct 1 Fri Cruising the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 3 Sun Cross the International Date Line
  • Oct 3 Sun Cruising the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 4 Mon Cruising the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 5 Tue Petropavlovsk, Russia
  • Oct 6 Wed Cruising the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 7 Thu Cruising the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 8 Fri Hakodate, Japan
  • Oct 9 Sat Sendai, Japan
  • Oct 10 Sun Hitachinaka, Japan
  • Oct 11 Mon Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 11-14 Stayover in Tokyo included

PRICES:

  • $10,299.00 USD (NO Air) (Category G2) per person dbl. occ.
  • $13,299.00 USD includes ALL Air & Bus class air from Japan
  • $13,549.00 CDN (NO Air) (Category G2) per person dbl. occ.
  • $17,449.00 CDN includes ALL Air & Bus class air from Japan

SPECIAL NEWS:

  1. If you book this by August 31st and then feel you need to cancel in early April 2021, you lose $125.00 USD or $150.00 CAD only. AND you actually do not lose it as you can apply that to a future cruise. In addition, you can cancel up to 15 DAYS before cruise. And get 100% future cruise credit. Chat to Paola (see below)
  2. Deposits for the cruise are now reduced.

ALL Fares Include: 3 nts post-cruise in Tokyo or 2 nts pre in Vancouver, Free Business class Japan back to North America, Free economy air on domestic flights from most major airports to Vancouver, BC, Free transfers if air is booked with Regent, Free unlimited shore excursions, Free unlimited beverages including fine wines & premium spirits, Free pre-paid gratuities, All taxes / World class dining, Free specialty restaurants, Free unlimited wi-fi.
NOTE: Penthouse suites & higher: Free personal butler

Barbara is the author of 30 books, the most well-known being 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know.

Barbara & Alex will be escorting the group while aboard ship, teaching bridge and running bridge games. This is a private bridge programme.

Barbara & Alex are not working for the cruise line, only for the group.

You must book with Vision Travel in order to participate in our bridge program.

Note: Space is limited as it is a small ship. Book soon for best situated cabin!

To BOOK this Vancouver to Tokyo Bridge Cruise please contact:
Paola Shaw at Vision Travel Georgetown
Phone: 905-873-8070 or toll free at 1-800-263-5575 #1228
Email paola.shaw@visiontravel.ca



To book any trip, contact PAOLA SHAW
AT VISION TRAVEL
paola.shaw@visiontravel.ca

Her telephone numbers are:905-873-8070 Toll-free: 1-800-263-5575 #1228

Paola is an excellent agent with years of experience.

Her attention to detail is legendary
and she can help you with ANY trip you wish to go on.



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 August 31st!

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 was in Cambodia February 14-24, 2015!

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)

From March 1 - March 18, 2015 Barbara was on a river boat in Myanmar!






 

Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway Cambodia
Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway Cambodia


Most people in the bridge world know Barbara Seagram as one of the top teachers, a prolific author and an intrepid tour guide. What's not so well known is how far she will go
to help her fellow mankind.

Cambodian Schools Collage

About three years ago, Seagram and fellow tour guide Patti Lee discovered a need in Cambodia and went into action.

Today, they and their supporters sustain the operations of five schools in Phnom Penh area, paying for electricity, supplies (including computers) and the salaries of teachers and librarians.

Funds to help run the schools come from the bridge players of Canada. "We couldn't do it without them," says Lee, a retired IBM accountant executive who took up teaching and directing bridge after leaving the company. Continued...



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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Class Locations

EFFECTIVE
SEPTEMBER 1st, 2019

THE BARBARA SEAGRAM SCHOOL OF BRIDGE HAS NOW MOVED!

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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