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September 29 Take Your Declarer Play to a New Level
Timing and Magic in Declarer Play
September 29th, 2021 @ 4:00pm Eastern

Take your Declarer Play to a whole new level! 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...

Laos Fundraiser:
Donate now, just a minimum of $55 CAD to join us on a LIVE lesson!
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All proceeds go to Adopt A Village in Laos to buy water filters.

$130.00 CAD (100.00 USD) buys a water filter for a family in a remote village in Laos. Buy a water filter and receive a receipt. You will also receive a picture of the family receiving the filter with your name (or anyone you request) on the label.

 

New Minor Forcing
New Minor Forcing
October 13, 2021 @ 4:00pm Eastern

This is a very important convention that you need in your arsenal.

Barbara Seagram makes it easy to learn.

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the recording, and the notes!
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ONLY $25.00 CAD
(approx. $19.00 USD) total



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)

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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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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!


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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 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.



BRIDGE LESSON LUNCH & PLAY IN PERSON IN TORONTO October 22, 2021 Bridge Lessons

FRIDAY OCTOBER 22nd: 9.30 am - 3 pm

ARMOUR HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 105 Wilson Ave. Toronto

You must be double-vaccinated to attend.
Email PROOF OF DOUBLE VACCINATION to barbaraseagram@gmail.com
or show forms at the door (but before is best).
MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN

Space is limited. Sign up soon!

Alex Kornel & Doug Cowan will direct the game at 12.15 pm. Thank you, Doug!

  • 9.30 am - 11.30 am HANDS-ON LESSON
    IMPROVE YOUR PLAY OF THE HAND by Barbara Seagram
  • 11.30 am - 12.15 pm: LIGHT LUNCH
  • 12.15 pm - 3.00 pm: DUPLICATE GAME with MASTER POINTS

Come and see all of us before you head south!
Barbara & Alex, Pani Lee, Josee Hammill, Enid Roitman, Ann Katz will all be present to welcome you & have a visit in person! We will sell books and scarves that day also!

$40.00 for the full-day. $7.00 will be retained 10 cover costs (Feel free 10 donate more)
Remaining proceeds will all go to Armour Heights Church. Tax receipt will be issued.

Cheque made out to: ARMOUR HEIGHTS PRESBYERIAN CHURCH
and mailed to: Barbara Seagram, 220 Lawrence Ave East. Toronto ON M4N 1T2

Or email transfer to AKORNEL@SYMPATICO.CA
Specify Oct 22 in your email transfer and email Barbara barbaraseagram@gmail.com to hold your spot.

NEED A PARTNER? LET BARBARA KNOW





FALL CLASSES WITH JOSÉE ON ZOOM


Basics Beginners Bridge Series

  • Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am (EST) beginning on September 21st for 8 weeks
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.

$240 CDN ($188 USD). Price includes taxes and Barbara Seagram Basic Bridge textbook. See the below for payment instructions.

Intermediate I Bridge Series

  • Tuesdays 4 to 6 pm (EST) beginning on September 21st for 7 weeks.

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.

$210 CDN ($165 USD). Price includes taxes and Barbara Seagram Intermediate I textbook.

Intermediate III Bridge Series

  • Wednesdays 4 to 6 pm (EST) beginning on September 22nd for 6 weeks.

Intermediate III is a full course on Defence and Conventions!

  • DEFENCE: Third Hand Play, Second Hand Play, Suit Preference Signalling, Strategy on Defence, Lead Directing Doubles, Discarding.
  • CONVENTIONS: Negative Doubles, Jacoby 2 NT as a forcing raise, Jacoby Transfers, Texas Transfers, Splinters, Roman Key Card Blackwood, Cue Bids, Slam Bidding and lots more!

$180 CDN ($142 USD). Price includes taxes and Barbara Seagram Intermediate III textbook.

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.

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.



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 EASTERN TIME. Try these NEWPLICATE games!

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!

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 .



SUPERVISED DUPLICATE GAMES

Our Tuesday evening Newcomer Games have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
Tuesday morning games are now over.

We realize that the word Duplicate can be pretty scary sounding for many of you. Often newer players unfamiliar with the term think it means a whole different kind of bridge. We also recognize that it can be pretty intimidating to walk into a bridge club where everyone else seems to know what they are doing, and it feels like you are the only one who doesn't! The Barbara Seagram School of Bridge at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue, is pleased to introduce some opportunities for you to come and play duplicate in a super relaxed environment. If you are already an experienced Duplicate Player, please tell your friends who are only playing social/kitchen/party bridge. Do tell them what a wonderful chance they have to learn. Unlimited help available!



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.

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.

LEE'S INHOUSE GAMES TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

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!

Starting April 21, Wayne's Bridge World will begin holding 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.




WAYNE'S INHOUSE GAMES TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

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)


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.


STEPHEN'S INHOUSE GAMES TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

  • 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