Calgary Bridge Lessons




Past Course Offerings:

(2016)


Learn to Play Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons

If you have never played bridge before or have played bridge 20+ years ago and would like to upgrade your skills, this is the class for you.

Linda Walker has 39 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education.

Linda is a certified American Contract Bridge League instructor.

Classes will be small (4 tables or less ) for individualized attention.

Standard American Bridge with Five Card Majors will be taught. The following topics will be covered with comprehensive notes given to students:
     Suit Bids and Responses
     No Trump Bids and Responses
     Stayman Convention
     Jacoby Transfers
     Overcalls
     Take Out Doubles
     Pre-empt Bids
     Weak Two’s
     Powerhouse Bids
     Blackwood Convention
It is my intention that at the end of 10 weeks students should have all the tools necessary to play bridge.


Lessons will last from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Cost of 10 lessons is $175.00

Lessons start:    Tuesday, September 13 @ 7pm (to November 22)
                        OR
                  Wednesday, September 14 @ 7pm (to November 23)

Location:         12947 Candle Cr. S.W. (south end of Elbow Drive) T2W 5R9

References        supplied upon request
For more information and Registration please contact Linda Walker at (403) 281-5520 or bridgelessons@iCloud.com

Registration deadline: September 9, 2016.  e-transfer; cash or cheque payable to Linda Walker.


Jane Lamont Sep 2016 Bridge in a Day Lesson
Rae Haaland Sep 2016 Advanced Beginners Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Sep 2016 Beginners Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Sep 2016 Intermediate Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Sep 2016 Doubles Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Sep 2015 Bid 'n Play Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Apr 2016 Beginners Bridge Lesson
Jane Lamont Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Apr 2016 Beginners Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Apr 2016 Intermediate Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Apr 2016 Doubles Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Apr 2015 Bid 'n Play Bridge Lesson

Rae Haaland Jan 2016 BeginnersBridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2016 Intermediate Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2016 Doubles Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Nid 'n Play Bridge Lesson

(2015)


Helen Dillen's October 2015 Lessons

Learn to Play Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons

If you have never played bridge before or have played bridge 20+ years ago and would like to upgrade your skills, this is the class for you.

Linda Walker has 39 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education.

Linda is a certified American Contract Bridge League instructor.

Classes will be small (4 tables or less ) for individualized attention.

Standard American Bridge with Five Card Majors will be taught. The following topics will be covered with comprehensive notes given to students:
     Suit Bids and Responses
     No Trump Bids and Responses
     Stayman Convention
     Jacoby Transfers
     Overcalls
     Take Out Doubles
     Pre-empt Bids
     Weak Two’s
     Powerhouse Bids
     Blackwood Convention
It is my intention that at the end of 10 weeks students should have all the tools necessary to play bridge.


Lessons will last from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Cost of 10 lessons is $175.00

Lessons start:    Tuesday, September 15 @ 7pm (to November 17)
                        OR
                  Wednesday, September 16 @ 7pm (to November 18)

Location:         12947 Candle Cr. S.W. (south end of Elbow Drive) T2W 5R9

References        supplied upon request
For more information and Registration please contact Linda Walker at (403) 281-5520 or bridgelessons@iCloud.com

Registration deadline: September 11, 2015.  e-transfer; cash or cheque payable to Linda Walker.


Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson
Rae Haaland Jan 2015 Bridge Lesson

Learn to Play Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons

If you have never played bridge before or have played bridge 20+ years ago and would like to upgrade your skills, this is the class for you.

Linda Walker has 39 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education.

Linda is a certified American Contract Bridge League instructor.

Classes will be small (4 tables or less ) for individualized attention.

Standard American Bridge with Five Card Majors will be taught. The following topics will be covered with comprehensive notes given to students:
     Suit Bids and Responses
     No Trump Bids and Responses
     Stayman Convention
     Jacoby Transfers
     Overcalls
     Take Out Doubles
     Pre-empt Bids
     Weak Two’s
     Powerhouse Bids
     Blackwood Convention
It is my intention that at the end of 10 weeks students should have all the tools necessary to play bridge.


Lessons will last from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Cost of 10 lessons is $175.00

Lessons start:    Tuesday, January 13 @ 7pm (to March 17)
                        OR
                  Wednesday, January 14 @ 7pm (to March 18)

Location:         12947 Candle Cr. S.W. (south end of Elbow Drive) T2W 5R9

References        supplied upon request
For more information and Registration please contact Linda Walker at (403) 281-5520 or bridgelessons@iCloud.com

Registration deadline: January 9, 2015.  e-transfer; cash or cheque payable to Linda Walker.


Past Course Offerings:

(2014)


Rae Haaland Beginners Lessons
Contact Rae Haaland (phone: 403-242-3236 or email: rhaaland@shaw.ca)
for more information or to Register.


Rae Haaland Intermediate Lessons
Contact Rae Haaland (phone: 403-242-3236 or email: rhaaland@shaw.ca)
for more information or to Register.


Rae Haaland Bid and Play Lessons
Contact Rae Haaland (phone: 403-242-3236 or email: rhaaland@shaw.ca)
for more information or to Register.


Rae Haaland Beginners Lessons
Contact Rae Haaland (phone: 403-242-3236 or email: rhaaland@shaw.ca)
for more information or to Register.


Rae Haaland Intermediate Lessons

Contact Rae Haaland (phone: 403-242-3236 or email: rhaaland@shaw.ca)
for more information or to Register.


Rae Haaland Doubles Lessons
Contact Rae Haaland (phone: 403-242-3236 or email: rhaaland@shaw.ca)
for more information or to Register.


Bridge Lesson - Helen Dillon
For more information and Registration please contact Helen Dillen at (403) 870-3190 or dillenhelen@gmail.com

10 Easy Bridge Lessons

JCC Lessons

An Introduction to Duplicate Bridge
instructors, Myron and Monique Achtman

Mondays and Fridays
Sept. 8 - Oct. 17 (no class on Oct. 13)
10:00am - 12:00pm
$100 / Member - $125 / Public
Class Code: 5491

Register by calling JCC Customer Service at 403-253-8600, ext. 0

JCC Logo

1607 - 90 Avenue SW
www.calgaryjcc.com


Learn to Play Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons

If you have never played bridge before or have played bridge 20+ years ago and would like to upgrade your skills, this is the class for you.

Linda Walker has 39 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education.

Linda is a certified American Contract Bridge League instructor.

Classes will be small (4 tables or less ) for individualized attention.

Standard American Bridge with Five Card Majors will be taught. The following topics will be covered with comprehensive notes given to students:
     Suit Bids and Responses
     No Trump Bids and Responses
     Stayman Convention
     Jacoby Transfers
     Overcalls
     Take Out Doubles
     Pre-empt Bids
     Weak Two’s
     Powerhouse Bids
     Blackwood Convention
It is my intention that at the end of 10 weeks students should have all the tools necessary to play bridge.


Lessons will last from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Cost of 10 lessons is $175.00

Lessons start:    Tuesday, September 16 @ 7pm (to November 18)
                        OR
                  Wednesday, Septemeber 17 @ 7pm (to November 19)

Location:         12947 Candle Cr. S.W. (south end of Elbow Drive) T2W 5R9

References        supplied upon request
For more information and Registration please contact Linda Walker at (403) 281-5520 or bridgelessons.walker@gmail.com

Registration deadline: September 12, 2014.  e-interac, cash or cheque payable to Linda Walker.

Introduction to Duplicate Bridge
(at the Jewish Centre)

This set of lessons is  intended for people who are completely new to the game. People who already play bridge should not take these lessons.

The dates for the upcoming bridge lessons are:

Tuesday April 22 to Tuesday June 10 (8 lessons)

$25.00/Member $35.00/General Public

Call (403) 253-8600, ext 0 to register

Call Nessie at (403) 537-8599 for program information


Learn to Play Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons

If you have never played bridge before or have played bridge 20+ years ago and would like to upgrade your skills, this is the class for you.

Linda Walker has 39 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education.

Linda is a certified American Contract Bridge League instructor.

Classes will be small (4 tables or less ) for individualized attention.

Standard American Bridge with Five Card Majors will be taught. The following topics will be covered with comprehensive notes given to students:
     Suit Bids and Responses
     No Trump Bids and Responses
     Stayman Convention
     Jacoby Transfers
     Overcalls
     Take Out Doubles
     Pre-empt Bids
     Weak Two’s
     Powerhouse Bids
     Blackwood Convention
It is my intention that at the end of 10 weeks students should have all the tools necessary to play bridge.


Lessons will last from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Cost of 10 lessons is $175.00

Lessons start:    Tuesday, January 14 @ 7pm (to March 18)
                        OR
                  Wednesday, January 15 @ 7pm (to March 19)

Location:         12947 Candle Cr. S.W. (south end of Elbow Drive) T2W 5R9

References        supplied upon request
For more information and Registration please contact Linda Walker at (403) 281-5520 or bridgelessons.walker@gmail.com

Registration deadline: January 10, 2014.  e-interac, cash or cheque payable to Linda Walker.

Past Course Offerings:

(2013)


Learn to Play Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons

If you have never played bridge before or have played bridge 20+ years ago and would like to upgrade your skills, this is the class for you.

Linda Walker has 39 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education.

Linda is a certified American Contract Bridge League instructor.

Classes will be small (4 tables or less ) for individualized attention.

Standard American Bridge with Five Card Majors will be taught. The following topics will be covered with comprehensive notes given to students:
     Suit Bids and Responses
     No Trump Bids and Responses
     Stayman Convention
     Jacoby Transfers
     Overcalls
     Take Out Doubles
     Pre-empt Bids
     Weak Two’s
     Powerhouse Bids
     Blackwood Convention
It is my intention that at the end of 10 weeks students should have all the tools necessary to play bridge.


Lessons will last from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Cost of 10 lessons is $175.00

Lessons start:    Tuesday, September 10 @ 7pm (to November 19)
                        OR
                  Wednesday, September 11 @ 7pm (to November 20)

Location:         12947 Candle Cr. S.W. (south end of Elbow Drive) T2W 5R9

References        supplied upon request
For more information and Registration please contact Linda Walker at (403) 281-5520 or bridgelessons.walker@gmail.com

Registration deadline: September 6, 2013.  e-interac, cash or cheque payable to Linda Walker.

 

Bridge Defense by Dan Bertrand

A series of 8 weekly lessons focused on improving your Defense:

  Starting: 10:00 AM, Saturday January 12'th
  Location: Bridgehaven Duplicate Bridge Club
Lakeview United Church
3023 63 Ave. SW
  Cost: $20.00 / lesson

These lessons will be at the intermediate/advanced beginner level.  Each lesson will last approximately two and a half hours (and will include practice hands to help absorb the material).

Stop your opponents from making their contracts.  Take all your tricks on defense.  Be more confident with your defense.  Do not be afraid to double!  Learn about signalling and leads.

For more information, please contact Dan Bertrand at (403) 203-0581 or danandbrenda@shaw.ca .



 

Introduction to 2/1 Game Force

These lessons will cover the basics of Two-Over-One Game Force, a popular variation of Standard American bidding method. The class is intended for players who have basic hand evaluation and bidding knowledge and who want to learn and practice this modern bidding system.   These 6 lessons will help you get to the best game contract and explore the possibility of slam.

The student centered approach will guide you through 2/1 with lots of practice hands to help you gain confidence in your new skills and play the system effectively.

Gail Bews and Helen Dillen are both certified American Contract Bridge League instructors.

Playing cardsThe course will cover the  following topics:

  • 2 over 1 bids and response
  • Handling overcalls and take out doubles in the 2/1 auction
  • 1NT Forcing and responses
  • Handling overcalls and takeout doubles in 1 NT forcing auction
  • 1430 Roman Keyboard Blackwood convention
  • And more!!

Cost of 6 lessons is $100.00

Lessons start:    Wednesday mornings, 9:30 - 11:30
                                January 2, 9, 16, 30   February 6, 13
                               (no class Jan 23 due to regional tournament)

Location:         Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church

                                              4612 Varsity Drive

For more information and Registration please contact Gail Bews at

(403) 283-1677 or bews@shaw.ca .



Learn to Play Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons

If you have never played bridge before or have played bridge 20+ years ago and would like to upgrade your skills, this is the class for you.

Linda Walker has 39 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education.

Linda is a certified American Contract Bridge League instructor.

Classes will be small (4 tables or less ) for individualized attention.

Standard American Bridge with Five Card Majors will be taught. The following topics will be covered with comprehensive notes given to students:
     Suit Bids and Responses
     No Trump Bids and Responses
     Stayman Convention
     Jacoby Transfers
     Overcalls
     Take Out Doubles
     Pre-empt Bids
     Weak Two’s
     Powerhouse Bids
     Blackwood Convention
It is my intention that at the end of 10 weeks students should have all the tools necessary to play bridge.


Lessons will last from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Cost of 10 lessons is $175.00

Lessons start:    Tuesday, January 15 @ 7pm (to March 19)
                        OR
                  Wednesday, January 16 @ 7pm (to March 20)

Location:         12947 Candle Cr. S.W. (south end of Elbow Drive) T2W 5R9

References        supplied upon request
For more information and Registration please contact Linda Walker at (403) 281-5520 or bridgelessons.walker@gmail.com

Registration deadline: January 11, 2013.  Cash or cheque payable to Linda Walker.

Past Course Offerings:

(2012)


January 2012 Beginner Lessons

 

Declarer Play by Dan Bertrand

A series of 8 weekly lessons focused on improving your Declarer play:

  Starting: 10:00 AM, Saturday October 6'th
  Location: Bridgehaven Duplicate Bridge Club
Lakeview United Church
3023 63 Ave. SW
  Cost: $20.00 / lesson

These lessons will be at the intermediate/advanced beginner level.  Each lesson will last approximately two and a half hours (and will include practice hands to help absorb the material).

Take all your tricks (and maybe a few more).  Improve your technique.  Make your partner proud!

A sanctioned Open Pairs game will follow at 1:00 (cost of the Pairs game is NOT included in the lesson fee).  You can attend both the lesson and game or either one.  You can attend a few or all lessons.

For more information, please contact Dan Bertrand at (403) 203-0581 or danandbrenda@shaw.ca .



 

Introduction to 2/1 Game Force

These lessons will cover the basics of Two-Over-One Game Force, a popular variation of Standard American bidding method. The class is intended for players who have basic hand evaluation and bidding knowledge and who want to learn and practice this modern bidding system.   These 8 lessons will help you get to the best game contract and explore the possibility of slam.

The student centered approach will guide you through 2/1 with lots of practice hands to help you gain confidence in your new skills and play the system effectively.

Gail Bews and Helen Dillen are both certified American Contract Bridge League instructors.

Playing cardsThe course will cover the  following topics:

  • 1NT Forcing and responses
  •  2 over 1 bids and responses
  • Inverted Minor Raises                                      
  • Jacoby 2NT and responses
  • And more!!

Cost of 8 lessons is $120.00

Lessons start:    Wednesday mornings, October 3 (to November 21)

Location:         Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church

                                              4612 Varsity Drive

                                                    at  9:30 A.M.

For more information and Registration please contact Gail Bews at

(403) 283-1677 or bews@shaw.ca or Helen Dillen at (403) 685-8864 or rhdillen@shaw.ca



Learn to Play Bridge in 10 Easy Lessons

If you have never played bridge before or have played bridge 20+ years ago and would like to upgrade your skills, this is the class for you.

Linda Walker has 39 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education.

Linda is a certified American Contract Bridge League instructor.

Classes will be small (4 tables or less ) for individualized attention.

Standard American Bridge with Five Card Majors will be taught. The following topics will be covered with comprehensive notes given to students:
     Suit Bids and Responses
     No Trump Bids and Responses
     Stayman Convention
     Jacoby Transfers
     Overcalls
     Take Out Doubles
     Pre-empt Bids
     Weak Two’s
     Powerhouse Bids
     Blackwood Convention
It is my intention that at the end of 10 weeks students should have all the tools necessary to play bridge.


Lessons will last from 2 - 2.5 hours.

Cost of 10 lessons is $150.00

Lessons start:    Tuesday, September 18 (to November 20) at 7pm.
                        OR
                  Wednesday, September 19 (to November 21) at 7pm.

Location:         12947 Candle Cr. S.W. (south end of Elbow Drive) T2W 5R9

References        supplied upon request
For more information and Registration please contact Linda Walker at (403) 281-5520 or bridgelessons.walker@gmail.com

Registration deadline: September 14, 2012.  Cash or cheque payable to Linda Walker.

January 2012 Defence Lessons