Class Schedules

 

 

 

THINKING BRIDGE

A duplicate game with pre-selected hands will highlight problems in bidding, declarer play and defense (or all three!) After each hand, Dennis will discuss the hand. You cannot play this game by memorizing a lot of rules. You are too likely to forget them, and there are just too many exceptions. You must learn what to learn how to think through a hand one step at a time, and then focus on what matters. Then you will be able to tackle even the most difficult hands with confidence. Ideal for intermediate and advanced players who want to improve their game.

Wednesdays: Starting Jan. 3rd for 6 weeks (no class on Jan. 17th) 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class Fee: $149 per person for all six classes if paid by December 29th, $169 if paid after or $30 per class. Please mail payment to: 105 Michelle Dr, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Instructor: Dennis Dawson
Email: dennis@bridgevacations.com
Phone: 505-660-9927

 

 

 

HOW TO TAKE MORE TRICKS ON DEFENSE

Ideal for new and intermediate players who want to improve their game. Notes are included. Standby partner available. Audrey Grant’s The Impact of Opening Leads Against Notrump Contracts is the text. it is highly recommended and is available from Baron Barclay Bridge Supply and perhaps from Amazon. Half price if you have taken it before. The focus is on the opening lead and how it impacts the subsequent defense. It will cover:

  • When to lead partner’s suit… and which card to lead
  • Why you should avoid leading the opponent’s suit… and what to do if you can’t
  • What to lead from a sequence… and why it matters
  • When to lead “top of nothing”
  • How to win more trump tricks

Saturdays: Starting Jan. 6th for 6 weeks (no class on Jan. 20th) 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Class Fee: $149 per person for all six classes if paid by December 29th, $169 if paid after or $30 per class. Please mail payment to: 105 Michelle Dr, Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Instructor: Kathy Adelsheim
Email: dennis@bridgevacations.com
Phone: 505-660-9927

 

 

 

ENTRIES: CAN YOU GET THERE FROM HERE?

Saturday: March 10th (morning), more Wednesday and Saturday morning classes coming!
Instructor: Dennis Dawson
Email: dennis@bridgevacations.com
Phone: 505-660-9927

 

 

 

PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP LESSONS

Play Groups: Small group lessons with four people are also available. Meet once a week for two hours with Dennis: at his house. Play as many as 12 hands from a game at the Bridge Center. Dennis asks you questions during and after the play. The emphasis is on what you were thinking at the time. Put together your own group to insure compatibility, that people are at about the same level, and that they play the same system or conventions.

Playing Lessons: Do you feel stuck? If you want to take your bridge game to the next level, but don’t know how to get there, consider a Playing Lesson with Dennis at the Bridge Center. Before the game, discuss your goals and your convention card with Dennis. After the game, go over the key hands. Even if you only do this occasionally, it will get your game moving again!

Instructor: Dennis Dawson
Email: dennis@bridgevacations.com
Phone: 505-660-9927