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Learning

Part of the Bridge Club of North County’s (BCNC) mission is to promote, grow and sustain the game of bridge, the world’s most popular card game. Extensive medical studies have shown that playing bridge boosts brain power and prolongs a well-functioning mind.

BCNC has a number of educational programs to help you learn and improve your game.

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Coaching and Classes

Regular classes are posted here. Use the Interest Form at left to inquire about the classes.

Partnership Coaching for experienced 0-499er teams is available upon request.  Our new format entails a Life Master kibitzing your duplicate match and offering bidding and play of hand advice afterwards.  Cost is $20 per partnership, payable to the Director.  You may arrange for coaching by using the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page and putting "Partnership Coaching" in the subject line.

Bridge Basics 1

Consists of 5 weekly sessions. Each session is about two and a half hours.  Based on the proven teaching methods from Audrey Grant this course is the perfect introduction to bridge. Starting with the basics, the course progresses through modern bidding; no trump opening and responses; major suit opening bids and responses; minor suit opening bids and responses. Click HERE for flyer.

The presenter, Hazel Turner is ACBL certified to teach bridge, and is a Ruby Life Master. 

Cost is $60 for the 5 sessions, payable when you arrive, and includes a book. 

First Class Thursday, May 16th, 2024 at 9:00am

Register using the Bridge Class Inquiry Form.

 

Bridge Basics 2 

Consists of 5 weekly sessions. Each session is about two and a half hours. Based on the proven teaching methods from Audrey Grant, this course builds on Bridge Basics 1—An Introduction. The course progresses through Preemptive Opening Bids; Overcalls; Takeout Doubles; then Competitive Auctions. Click HERE for flyer.

The presenter, Hazel Turner is ACBL certified to teach bridge, and is a Ruby Life Master. 

Cost is $60 for the 5 sessions payable when you arrive, and includes a book 

First Class Thursday, July 11th, 2024 at 9:00am

Register using the Bridge Class Inquiry Form.

Bridge Basics 3 - Popular Conventions

Based on the proven teaching methods from Audrey Grant, this series of five classes offers a thorough grounding in the most common conventions; Stayman, Jacoby transfer bids, the strong opening bid, and Blackwood and Gerber.  Click HERE for flyer.

The presenter, Hazel Turner is ACBL certified to teach bridge, and is a Ruby Life Master.

Consists of 5 weekly sessions.  Each session is about two and a half hours. Cost is $60 for the 5 sessions payable when you turn up,  and includes a book.

Session begins Thursday, August 22nd, 2024 at 9 AM.

Register using the Bridge Class Inquiry Form.

Defense Bridge Lessons

A two part series; each part comprising of 4 sessions. Each session is about two hours. Click HERE for flyer.

Defense Part 1 - 4 sessions. Starting Saturday, August 31st, 2024
at 9:00 am

Defense Part 2 - 4 sessions. Starting Saturday, October 5th, 2024
at 9:00 am

Cost is $50 per group of 4 lessons, payable when you turn up,
or $15 per session

The presenter, Hazel Turner is ACBL certified to teach bridge, and is a Ruby Life Master.

Register using the Bridge Class Inquiry Form.

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Supervised Play

The Bridge Club of North County hosts our 2-hour Supervised Play sessions every Monday at 9:00AM. Cost is just $10. Come alone or bring your partner.

Supervised Play sessions are intended for beginning and intermediate level players who already have the basic knowledge of no trump and suit bids and responses, and conventions such as Stayman, Transfers and Blackwood.

Registration is required. To be added to the Supervised Play email list please use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page and type " "Put me on the list for Supervised Play" in the message.
 

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Chalk Talks

Every Monday morning at 8:45AM, prior to the NLM 0-499er game, Hazel Turner gives a Chalk Talk on various aspects of bidding and play.  No sign up is required.

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Mini Bridge

Designed for people new to the game of bridge, mini bridge is a fun and dynamic way to learn play of the hand.  Learn how to take tricks and defend without having to master the bidding system.  Mini Bridge meets Wednesdays at 9 AM and a mentor is on hand to set up the games.  No sign up is required.  Cost is $5 per person.  No partner required.

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Advancing Beginners

Two Over One - Game Force

Consists of 4 weekly sessions.

Each session is about two + hours.

Based on the book by Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell this course takes you through all the steps of 2/1 Game Force, beginning with an introduction, then a look at the forcing 1NT response, then rebids by opener and responder and finally the choice between game and slam. 

Cost is $50 for the 4 sessions.

The "2 Over 1" book is $20

First Class Saturday, July 20th, 2024 at 9:00am

No need to bring a partner.

Click HERE for flyer

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