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Opening LeadsNOW AVAILABLE - LESSON WITH BARBARA OPENING LEADS

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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.

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Defensive Thinking & Strategy

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


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Take More Tricks - Become a Brilliant DeclarerNEW!! Declarer Play Techniques:
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  • 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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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


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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.



NOTE: You can also check in with Josée on: www.bridgebase.com

  • Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm

FORMAT:

  • 4 players play 2 hands, with Josée advising on the proper bidding once you have finished bidding. Then you play the hand.
  • After two boards, 4 new players join.
For those not actually playing a hand that round, you can watch and listen to the bidding and playing commentary. There may be opportunities to ask questions after each hand.

Be sure to get an account with www.bridgebase.com

  • Log in to BBO at www.bridgebase.com. This will take you to the lobby. If you have not joined BBO yet, you will need to register with a user name and a password. Registration is free.
  • Once you log on to BBO, the first screen you will see has a menu that includes Play or Watch Bridge.
  • In order to find where I am teaching you will need to add me as a friend . My user name on BBO is JoseeTeach. To add me as a friend, look to the right of your screen, and you will see a tab that says People. Click on this and at the bottom of that screen, where it says Add Friend, add my user name JoseeTeach. Once it shows me online, you can click on my ID and my profile will appear.
  • Go to the top of the profile and click on the blue "Join" button. That will take you to the teaching table.

This part is definitely new for all of you and is very important.

This will be an BBO audio (voice) lesson. When you get to the table you will see a yellow button that says Voice. Click on that button. If you have trouble hearing, make sure that you have your volume turned up. If you don't see the yellow button, you may need to log off and change browsers. Chrome and Firefox seem to work well.

If you are using a tablet to access BBO you can't take advantage of the voice feature from the app. Best to open your browser on our tablet and go to www.bridgebase.com/v3/. Then you will be using the site as if you are on a laptop. I highly recommend you do it this way so you can listen to my wonderful bridge tips :)

Doug Cowan will be joining me to help out. His user ID is wdoug1 so you can always ask him questions privately. Add him as a friend also. If you require more help over the phone ask either one of us.

Let's have fun playing some bridge and connecting again! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evenings!

Check out Josee's website www.bridgewebs.com/josees or email Josee at mjhammill@rogers.com or call 416-300-9140.

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 .

NOTE:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions,
there are NO classes at school in foreseeable future.



NOTE: Josée and Lorraine will be scheduling some Bid & Play classes. Please check Josée's website often!

Contact Josée Hammill
E: mjhammill@rogers.com or T: 416-300-9140



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

Starting the week of April 12th, Lee's Bridge will begin holding VIRTUAL games every Tues. at 12:00 and Wed. at 12:00.
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 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.


Schedule of Games

Lectures with Lee at 11:45 AM

  • Easy-going Games:
    Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon from Noon (11:40AM) to 3:30 PM
  • Easy-going Games Evening:
    Weekly Wednesday evening starting at (6:40 PM) 7:00 PM

LOTS of space. Do not reserve, please just arrive.
We will try to accommodate your seating preferences.

A.C.B.L. Sanctioned. Master points will be awarded.

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