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2020 Bridge Boot Camp

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Warwick

62 Warwick Center Road

P.O. Box 349

Warwick, NY 10990

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Designed for all players, social, party or club, this program is for those who are hungry for more!

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Bridge Boot Camp - August 31, 2020 - September 4, 2020

Learn to defend as if you didn't owe the declarer money. Stop looking to the heavens for declarer tricks-- learn some techniques that pull tricks out of thin air. We learn by playing rather than lecture, and our fundamental concept is that if you aren't laughing, you aren't learning. This is NOT for brand new players, but rather those who have the basics and play on a regular basis.

Instructor: Edward Scanlon

Agenda:

Monday, August 31, 2020 - Check-In (1PM), Registration, Orientation & Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 through Thursday, September 3, 2020- Each morning we will focus on "Taking Tricks on Purpose", improving declarer play. Learn the secrets to pulling tricks out of think air, amazing both your partner and your opponents. Since "a hand well bid is played", we'll be discussing all the different bidding methods and conventions that can result in each hand being bid to the optimum contract. We'll learn why finesses are for peasants and children, how to anticipate and short-circuit the defender's shenanigans, how to lose tricks when WE want to (not when THEY want to take them!), Strip and End Plays, Ruffing Finesses, Squeezes and other exotic moves, as well as playing the defender's cards.

After Lunch, the afternoons will be devoted to "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble". Truly lethal defense is what separates the good player from the great player. Learn how to read through the back of your partner's cards. Finally, get a grip on how to make the Killer Lead. Find out why the third card played in a hand of bridge is the most important for the defense. Master Attitude, Suit Preference and Count signals. And since one of the secrets to counting the declarer's hand and finding the setting tricks is understanding the bidding, we'll be examining the bidding on each hand. You declare 25% of the time, you're dummy 25% of the time (we hope that's all!), but you defend 50% of the time. It's time for you to make those declarers sweat!

After Dinner, we will conclude the day with "Bridge Adventure: Shuffle and Schmooze", and general conversation.

Friday, September 4, 2020 - After Breakfast, our final class will be on "Resources to Enhance Your Bridge Life", followed by lunch and program departure.

Refund Policy: 100% refund if cancelled in advance of 1 month from program start date. 80% refund from 1 month to 2 weeks from program start date. Requests for cancellation within 2 weeks of program start date due to extenuating circumstances, will be considered on a case by case basis.

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