August 9, 2021 — A Message From Leslie & Charlie

We are open for business!  We will not be returning to our PUMC site for classes until the CDC clears large group gatherings.  It might be a long time, if ever.  Charlie and I are available to hold lessons every day using Zoom or can arrange a private small class in your home.

We are holding bridge classes every day using Zoom!  It’s fun and I’m getting pretty good at it, too.  Even my jokes sound good on zoom! — Who knew??  LOL!   So bring your favorite partner or goup of four to one of our lessons – it feels just like our classes did over in PUMC.  We’re still having lots of fun giving you the best classes you’ll ever find.  And if I can figure Zoom out, anyone can.  Don’t know why I waited so long.  All I can say is it was a new medium for me, but I’ve gotten used to it very quickly.  You will too!

If you still have bridge bucks, now is the time to put them to good use.  Click here to see our new August schedule along with reviews, FAQs, descriptions of each class and a calendar with all the times offered.  Handouts for the class(es) you take via Zoom are sent to each participant immediately after the class ends.

Discount on Class Tuitions Now Available

As our zoom opportunities are increasing daily (Thank you!), we find ourselves a tad overwhelmed with sending out PayPal requests to each participant after each class ($30), not to mention following up to see if all payments have been made for each lesson.  In order to save everyone some time from doing it after each class, I’ve decided to offer everyone four Zoom lessons for $100. (Normal price is 4 lessons @ $30 each = $120).  You would now have the option to pay that $100 in advance and we would keep track of your balance on our new Excel spreadsheet that will track Client Contacts & Billing.  We can also email you directly from the spreadsheet to confirm your new balance after each class you take.  Here’s how you can use this new payment option:

  1. Ask me to Paypal you a request for the $100 fee OR if you already use Paypal – send your fee to:  [email protected];
  2. Through the Zelle pay app (contact me for the phone # you will need to use that app); or
  3. Send your payment via USPS mail to:  Leslie Shafer, 9200 Edwards Way, # 1115, Adelphi, MD  20783.  Please put your phone number on the front of the check. You will receive an email confirmation when we receive and process it.


Leslie Shafer Wins the 2016 BRIDGE TEACHER OF THE YEAR Award!!

Leslie Shafer, ABTA 2016 Bridge Teacher of the Year

Leslie Shafer, ABTA 2016 Bridge Teacher of the Year!

July 19, 2016 at the
American Bridge Teachers’ Association Convention in DC!

I was so pleased to have been chosen for this honor. It has truly been one of the greatest privileges I have had in life, to teach others about the wonderful game of bridge. A big THANK YOU to all of you who helped to make this happen. Your encouragement of my efforts is very much appreciated!

Here’s a link to the ACBL article on this award!

This site is a clearinghouse of information on classes being run by Leslie Shafer and Charlie Williams. If you have any questions that you don’t see addressed on this website, please let me know. The best years of my life started when I began to teach bridge full time, about 25 years ago, meeting all of you and making so many new friends. What a blessing it is to be able to love your job. Not only is bridge a wonderful sport, but we have found that for many students, it has enriched their own personal social contacts. Our mission statement is to spread the love of bridge to everyone. Thanks for your time. — Leslie

What’s here? On this site, you will find a list of both current and upcoming classes.  You will also find my classroom policies, humor, the best internet bridge sites and so much more. I hope you enjoy what I have included here in the website for you.