Lessons for Low Intermediate – Intermediate Players – Fall 2018

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Our Fall Semester Begins the Week of September 17th

LOW INTERMEDIATE – INTERMEDIATE LESSON GAMES:

0-99mp Lesson Games
Mondays – weekly
Mornings:   9:10am – 11:40am
Evenings:   6:30pm – 9:00pm

These games start with a 10-15 minute lesson on bidding, play or defense.
The lesson is followed by a Duplicate game in which you earn masterpoints.
No Partner necessary; Players will find a partner in these groups.

These lessons review and reinforce the fundamental concepts from our Beginner course, but in more depth. Topics include Opener’s Rebid, Takeout Doubles, 2C Openers, Stayman and Jacoby Transfers, Weak Two Openers and Overcalls, and much more.

These groups are friendly, but there is no tabletalk during the auction and play.
Speed of play is slow-medium. You will play 14-15 boards in 2.5 hours.

 

0-199mp Lesson Games
Thursdays- weekly
Mornings:   9:10am – 11:40am

These games start with a 10-15 minute lesson on bidding, play or defense.
The lesson is followed by a Duplicate game in which you earn masterpoints.
No Partner necessary; Players will find a partner in these groups.

These lessons review and reinforce the topics for players in their 2nd and 3rd year of Bridge.

These groups are friendly, but there is no tabletalk during the auction and play.
Speed of play is slow-medium. You will play 14-15 boards in 2.5 hours.

 

0-299mp Games
Different Days- weekly
Tuesday Mornings:   9:10am – 11:40am
Thursday Evenings:  6:30pm – 9:30pm
Our 299 games are for our higher-level Intermediate players.

The Tuesday morning group does offer a 15-minute lesson geared toward the player with approximately 4+ years of playing experience.   This Tuesday morning group plays 15-16 boards.  Full Bridge etiquette is expected from players.
No Partner necessary; Players will find a partner in this group

The Thursday evening group does not offer a formal lesson prior to game time.  There are Free lectures most of the year based on a published schedule of topics.  This Thursday evening group plays in a longer session, and therefore, they play approximately 20-21 boards during the session.  Full Bridge etiquette is expected in this group, as well.
Partners are NOT automatically provided in this group.

 

0-499mp Games
Different Days- weekly
Friday Mornings:   9:10am – 11:40am
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons:  12:30pm – 3:40pm
Tuesday Evenings:  6:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday Evenings:  6:30pm – 9:30pm

Our 499 games are our full Intermediate games.

The Friday morning group does not a lesson prior to the game. The group plays 18 boards.
Full Bridge etiquette is expected from players.
No Partner necessary;  Players will find a partner in this group.

The afternoon groups are offered a Free lecture at noon prior to the game.
The groups play approximately 22-24 boards.
Full Bridge etiquette is expected in this group, as well.
Partners are NOT automatically provided in these groups.

The Tuesday evening group is offered free lectures most of the year based on a published schedule of topics.
This group plays approximately 20-21 boards. Full Bridge etiquette is expected from players.
Partners are NOT automatically provided in these groups.

 

If you have any additional questions about our Intermediate games, please fee free to contact us
by email   meagan@essexbridgecenter.com
or by phone   973-535-9262