Carriage Club Duplicate

Tuesdays again in 2019  at 5 p.m. at the Carriage Club. If you would like to play contact Kathy. Cost is $8.  This is a shorter game; we are usually done by 7:15.

Dates for 2019:

May 14 & 28

June 11 & July 9

Sept. 24

Oct. 8 & 22

Nov. 5 & 19

Call Kathy at 816-237-0519 or email her to sign up.

This is an invitational club with limited space.  You have to be approved to come before coming!

Carriage Club Results:

Nov. 13 Game Results

Oct. 30 Game Results

Sept. 25 Game Results

Sept. 11 Game Results

 

 

 

 

Kids Bridge

Oh, the people you’ll meet!

What is Kids Bridge?

I give the younger students a place to play bridge with others who are just starting out as well.  All the players have completed at least a beginning set of  lessons.  The purpose is to give them the opportunity to practice and to speed up their play.  It is free!  You just need to sign up ahead of time.  Parents are welcome to stay and watch!

After building up speed, for those who are comfortable with the idea, we plan to go play at some of the Duplicate Bridge Clubs in the area.

Fall 2018:

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 and Saturday, Dec. 15 2:00-4:00

  Call 816-237-0519 or e-mail to sign up and get directions.

I will play duplicate with you at a local club. The cost for this varies from free to $30, as follows: Kid prices: First 4 times I play with you, I’ll pay my own entry fee. Next 4 times I play with you, you’ll need to pay my entry fee. Playing with you time # 9 and above, you pay my entry fee and $30.

MCC Community Adult Education Courses

Winter/Spring 2019

Beginning Bridge Classes will be held on the campus of Longview Community College and the Blue River Campus in the winter/spring of 2019.  More details on cost and how to register will be forthcoming, but here are the dates, times, and topics.

Longview Classes will be on the Tuesday dates, Blue River on the Thursday dates.

First Session:  Beginning Bridge
Feb. 5 and 7 – The Mechanics of this trick taking game
Feb. 12 and 14 – Hand evaluation, scoring, and practice playing
Feb. 19 and 21 – Opening bids and a start on how to respond, more playing practice
Feb. 26 and 28 – More about responding to an opening 1 level bid, more playing practice
Second Session:  Advanced Beginners
Mar. 26 and 28 – Review Opening and Responding Bids and Practice Playing
April 2 and 4 – Competitive Bidding – Weak 2 and 3 level Preemptive Opening Bids
April 9 and 11 – Overcalls
April 16 and 18 – Takeout Doubles
April 23 and 25 – Negative Doubles
April 30 and May 2 – Review and Practice, Putting it all together

Student Wins National Scholarships

Former Student Wins the King of Bridge Title

Also Wins Baron Barclay Open Pairs Event at the Youth NABC

Reese Koppel participated in the 2018 Youth NABC (North American Bridge Championships) in Atlanta this summer.  He won the Baron Barclay Open Pairs event which comes with a $1000 scholarship.  Reese attended the YBEO Youth Camp in Carlinville, IL in 2015 and then attended the Wanna Play Bridge High School Camp that same summer.  You’ll find his picture from that on this website as well!  Read all about it here.

Reese also won the ACBL King of Bridge title this year which also comes with a scholarship.  So proud of him!  Read all about it here.

Good job Reese!

Declarer Play – Advanced Beginner

The bidding will be using what we’ve learned over the last few weeks, Jacoby 2NT, splinters, interference over an opening 1NT,  etc.  But then the hands that involve this bidding will have some interesting declarer play techniques as well!  Be prepared for anything!

Classes are at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1800 SW State Route 150
Lee’s Summit, MO
Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost $17 per class
These are advanced beginning courses with some advanced bidding concepts but then declarer play instruction will also involve some more advanced techniques.
Hand records for the hands we bid and play will be available with analysis.  Some textbooks to help in this endeavor will be available as well.


YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!  
Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail  to sign up.  Classes always cancel by the day before if not enough are signed up!

Nov. 14: Managing entries CANCELED

Nov. 28:  Is there a dangerous opponent?

Dec. 12:  Dummy reversal

Defender Play

Defender Play – Can you put what you learned from the bidding to work for your side?  Pay attention to signals during the play!

Classes are at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1800 SW State Route 150
Lee’s Summit, MO
Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost $17 per class
These are advanced beginning courses concentrating on how to defend, especially paying close attention to what you’ve learned from the bidding!

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!  Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail  to sign up.  Class will cancel by the Sunday night before the class without enough students pre-registered.

Feb. 13: Opening leads and what to do next

Feb. 27:  Counting points and trying to understand what is in partner’s hand.

Beginning Bridge Class: Wanna Play Bridge the 2/1 (Two Over One) Way

Classes are at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1800 SW State Route 150
Lee’s Summit, MO
Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost $100 for the series of 7 classes. ($17 per class if paid individually for just the classes you attend.)
This is a beginning course covering non-competitive bidding with some playing and defending instruction.  2019 Beginning Bridge Classes
Textbook will be available for sale for $17, not included in the course cost.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!  
Just call (816-237-0519) or e-mail  to sign up.

April 10:  The Basics – trick taking and the mechanics Chapters 1-5
April 24: Opening 1 NT and a start on responding. Chapters 6-7
May 8: Opening 1NT, more on responding. Chapters 8-9
May 22: Opening and Responding to 1 of a Major. Chapter 10
June 12: Forcing bids in response to 1 of a Major. Chapter 11
July 10: Opening 1 of a Minor and Responding. Chapter 12
July 24:  Responding to 1 of a Major without support. Chapter 13 

Cruise with Me!

 

Cruise with me in 2019!

I will be cruising on Azamara’s Quest as the bridge instructor/director embarking at Cairns, Australia on March 8, and debarking at Singapore on March 22.  Priced from $2799, learn more here.


Join me in the summer of 2019 on Cunard’s Queen Victoria.  I will be the bridge instructor/director on a roundtrip cruise out of Southampton from Aug. 11 to Aug. 23, 2019, touring the British Isles.  Prices start at $2039, learn more here.


Join me again in 2019 back on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth!  I will be the bridge instructor/director on a roundtrip cruise out of Southampton from Sept. 6 to Sept. 20.  See Iceland and the British Isles.

Prices start at $2679, learn more here.

These cruises are never guaranteed to me as the cruise line can change its mind, but that has only happened once in all the years I’ve been doing this.  I would love to see some friends with me on any of these cruises!

 

 

 

Supervised Play

Wednesday Wanna Play:
Wednesday 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 12:30 to 3 p.m. in my home in the Greenwood, MO area.  Next Wednesday Wanna Play: September 19
Cost: $5 per person with light snacks provided.

You must register ahead of time.  I cancel by late Tuesday evening via email communication with fewer than 3 people signed up.  Call Kathy at 816-237-0519 or email her to sign up and get directions if you need them.