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NOTE:
Barbara will hold 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


...and you will need the password below:
Password:6zSW^*%c



PURCHASE August
Collection of 4 Lessons WITH handout (PDF)
ONLY $39 CAD

PURCHASE July
Collection of 5 recordings WITH handout (PDF)
ONLY $49 CAD

PURCHASE May / June
Collection of 9 recordings WITH handout (PDF)
ONLY $89 CAD



105 Wilson Avenue<br />North York

NEW LOCATION (Effective September 1, 2019) (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.

JOSEE HAMMILL'S ONLINE BRIDGE LESSONS


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.



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.



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