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Counting At Bridge NOW AVAILABLE

Counting At Bridge

Imagine if you knew the exact shape of your opponent's hand without even peekkng! Learn how to do this and make all those tough contracts your partner put you in! This lesson will take you to the next level of your bridge excellence.

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ONLY $25.00 CDN



Reverses & Other Challenges At Bridge NOW AVAILABLE

Reverses & Other Challenges At Bridge

Reverse is not a scary word! Unravel its mysteries!
Then we play lots of hands, guiding you through aspects of declarer play, bidding and defense.

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ONLY $25.00 CDN



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.

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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.

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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...

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ONLY $55.00 CDN (approx. $44.00 USD)

NOTE: $25.00 of this 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)

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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

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.


Opening LeadsNOW AVAILABLE - LESSON WITH BARBARA OPENING LEADS

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ONLY $25.00 CAD (approx. $20.00 USD)

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FULL access to the lesson recording
for an unlimited time


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)

FULL access to the recordings for an unlimited time

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

2 (1 hour) Mini Bridge Video Lesson Bundle Available
For Unlimited Viewing
To Improve Your Bridge Play!

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 DeclarerNEW!! Declarer 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

Get Unlimited Access

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

Get Unlimited Access
Total Value $800

NOW ONLY $216 CAD


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

 
  • 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
  • ​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

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

Student Reviews ZOOM Lesson Student Reviews
I would like to say a BIG “Thank you”. I’m truly enjoying your on line courses and excellent books. You seem to answer my questions before I even realize I have a question(s). Some experts can’t come down to the level of a beginner/learner. We are so fortunate that you can. You are excellent at explaining, even the most complex subject, so we can understand and not get totally frustrated.
Irene

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.







FALL CLASSES WITH JOSÉE



Josée's is thrilled to return to Face-to-Face lessons this fall!

Basics Beginners Bridge Series - for Brand New Players!

  • Tuesdays - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST beginning on September 13th and ending on November 8th. NOTE: NO CLASS on October 4th for Yom Kippur.

Learn the basic elements of the game of bridge and get a great foundation right from the start. You will be playing a hand of bridge during your first lesson!

An 8-week course includes Barbara Seagram's Bridge Basics book and PDF of PowerPoint presentations plus any additional handouts from week to week. Any missed classes can be made up by recorded lessons.

$240 CDN. Price includes taxes and textbook. See the below for payment instructions.


Intermediate 1 Bridge Series

  • Tuesdays - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST beginning on September 13th for 7 weeks and ending on November 1st. NOTE: NO CLASS on October 4th for Yom Kippur.

For those who feel rusty and need a refresher and for those moving up from Basic lessons.

A 7-week course includes Barbara Seagram's Intermediate 1 book and PDF of PowerPoint presentations plus any additional handouts from week to week. Any missed classes can be made up by recorded lessons.

$210 CDN. Price includes taxes and textbook. See the below for payment instructions.


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, 1717 Avenue Road, Suite 418, Toronto, Ontario M5M 0A2 Canada

Website: https://www.bridgewebs.com/josees



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 novice players:
Games every Wednesday at 7:15 pm

GAMES FOR NEW PLAYERS WITH 0-20 MASTER POINTS: $5.00 BBO

LOTS of fun and a great opportunity to play in a TOTALLY non threatening environment.

If you are new to these games, first contact Josee at mjhammill@rogers.com for all details. We need to do this so Lee can get your name into the system so you can sign in easily.

This is an amazing opportunity. Do try this!



IN PERSON GENTLE BRIDGE - SUPERVISED DUPLICATE GAMES

Welcome new, newer and novice players!

Join us for easy going 'supervised' bridge where fun and learning are guaranteed!

We plan on resuming in September!

  • Every Monday, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Address: Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue, Toronto
  • Map and Directions: (MAP)
  • Fee: $15 per person

You can ask questions, use your cheat sheets and ask for undo's

It's a great way to practice bridge and make new friends. No partner needed. We will pair you with one or let you kibiz with our friendly players!

Pre-Registration required by emaling gentlebridge97@gmail.com. Inlcude name and contact information of your partner if you have one.

More details will be sent upon registration.

We look forward to seeing you,
Josée and Doug



105 Wilson Avenue<br />North York

LOCATION (MAP)

Armour Heights Presbyterian Church
105 Wilson Avenue
North York, ON M5M 2Z9
Just south of the 401, between Yonge and Avenue Road.
JUST west of Yonge Blvd & east of Cricket Club.


To register for all bridge seminars or special bridge events, please call us at 416-487-8321 or email .



Lees Bridge Club

210 Wilson Ave, Temple Sinai, Toronto ON M5M 3B1

NOW ON SATURDAYS ALSO!

  • 0-1000 MASTER POINT SECTION:
    TUESDAY AFTERNOONS @ 12 noon / WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS @ 12 Noon / THURSDAY AFTERNOONS @ 12 noon
  • OPEN GAMES @ 12.10 TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYS @ 12.30 pm
    NOTE: The Saturday game is directed by Emma Knight who is a superb director. Assisted by Lee Daugharty. Some of you will know Emma as the director who runs the Sunday games at Toronto Bridge.
  • 0-20 Master Point Novices
    Lee and Josee now have 0-20 games on Wed eve at 7 pm and on Sat at 12 noon. SUCH good practice and SO much fun!

These will be hosted at www.bridgebase.com. You and your partner will be allowed to sign up for these games beginning at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the games. These will be 24-board games and the price will be US$5 per person. I will be directing.

Anyone who has played at Lee's Bridge in the past 12 months is eligible to play. But YOU MUST BE ON MY LIST before game day.

If you require any assistance, please contact me at , or e3knight@uwaterloo.ca or phone me 416-274-1752 (after 11:00 a.m.). If you email me, be sure to INCLUDE your phone number so that I can reach you.

Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave (MAP)

Located just east of Bathurst between Bathurst and Avenue Rd. on the north side of Wilson.


Special requests or information:
Call us LEE DAUGHARTY at 416-274-1752
Email:
Website: www.bridgewebs.com/lees/

COST: $11.00 or buy a set of 10 tickets for $100.00

No membership fee.

We will be happy to find you a partner.

NOTE FROM LEE ABOUT PARKING:

  • We are asked not to park at the back of the Temple or along the 401 wall. 14 of the handicapped spots will be available for our use.
  • There is also street parking on the streets that run parallel to Wilson immediately south. 1st street south is Burncrest Dr, from Kelso to Allard. Also the second street south of Wilson on McGillivray Ave (north side only).
  • Burncrest & McGillivray can both be accesses off of Clyde Ave (the street opposite the exit to Temple Sinai parking)

Welcome to Wayne's Bridge World, an ACBL sanctioned Duplicate Bridge Club
Hosted by Wayne and Joyce Ruttan for Intermediate and Beginner level players.

Virtual Club Games starting at Wayne's Bridge World!

Wayne's Bridge World holds VIRTUAL games every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm.

These will be hosted at www.bridgebase.com. You and your partner will be allowed to sign up for these games beginning at 5:00 pm. These will be 24-board games and the price will be US$5 per person. Anyone who has played at Wayne's Bridge World within the past 12 months and is an ACBL member is eligible to play. But YOU MUST BE ON MY LIST before game day.


Gentle Intermediate games with Wayne

Come on your own. A Partner is always guaranteed.

TIME: Tuesday evenings - 15 minute lesson is given at 6:45 PM sharp and game starts at 7:00PM, ending at 10:00PM

LOCATION: Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave (MAP)

Located just east of Bathurst between Bathurst and Avenue Rd. on the north side of Wilson.

Website: www.bridgewebs.com/waynesworld/


We all enjoy playing bridge on:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons (12 noon) with Lee
  • Tuesday evenings (6.45 pm) with Wayne & Joyce Ruttan
  • Wednesday evenings with Lee (7 pm)


Rob Drummond of Toronto Bridge is about to re-open his bridge club in person!!

Make a plan to be there!!!! Call up your favourite partner NOW!!

Start Date: THURSDAY 9 JUNE

  • 9.00 - 11.15 am: There will be a 0-500 game for players with under 500 master points
  • 12 noon-3.30 pm: Open game. For players of all levels. Stratified

LOCATION:
Leaside Memorial Arena, 1073 Millwood Rd, Toronto (Map)

HEAPS OF FREE PARKING. GROUND FLOOR: HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE. NO STAIRS!

ENTRY FEE: $12.00 includes coffee, tea and cookies

Do come early (half hour or so if you can).

Do your best to get your own partner but if you really need a partner, contact Rob Drummond at rob@torontobridge.ca or 647-629-3408 (Text or call) and he will do his best to help.

Let's all pitch in and make this a huge, whopping success. Thank you, Rob, for doing this for Toronto!

Toronto East Bridge Club

STEPHEN'S BRIDGE CLUB
BRIDGE GAMES FOR
NOVICE AND INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS!

Exciting news!!! You can play with Stephen online!
We've developed a Virtual Bridge Club that's easy to use. If you need any help, then Robin, Doug, Susan, and I will help you get online and assist you getting started. Do not be reluctant to start playing... we'll help you through it. Just send us an email at: and we'll respond.


  • Tuesdays: Play and Learn (Supervised) at 12:30 p.m. (Masterpoints: 0-20)
  • Thursdays: Easy Duplicate at 12:30 p.m. (Masterpoints: 0-100)
  • Thursday Eve: Game Night 499'er at 7:00 p.m. (Masterpoints: 0-499)

Please come a bit early.

Cost $11 per person/game payable at the door.

We have games ALL year round! Partnerships arranged!

Come join friendly, enthusiastic players eager to learn and advance our love of the Game!


Stephen's Bridge Club - www.bridgewebs.com/stephen/    Director: Stephen Laufer   Tel: 416-729-8600   Email: lauferbridge@gmail.com

We are so grateful to our volunteers: Robin Stephens, Susan Trumper, Alan Packard, Ann Katz, Lorraine Eaglesham and all others. We are always in need of more volunteers on Tuesdays to fill in or answer questions for the newer players.

Have questions? Need a partner? Contact Stephen at