November 11, 2020

Well, it’s been a long and dreadful eight months.  We miss you all so very much.  Heard today that a covid vaccination by Pfizer shows great promise and they are hopeful it will be ready in a couple of months.

I’m hopeful that in a few months we could have small classes in your home and then gradually open up to full classes.  After so many months of not having supervised play (where you get feedback on mistakes), Charlie and I think we can provide some materials that will help you brush those cobwebs away and remind you of what you DID know.

We are going to be posting an index of our published magazines that have an assortment of topics, tips and famous sense of humor.  They have been critically acclaimed as easily understood and entertaining.  We will be posting:  1) an index of each issue; 2) a price list; and 3) a copy of our free “Highlights” is already posted on another page (click here to view)!

We will mark each volume (six issues) in the general areas of Advanced Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.  Whatever level you were taking when our lessons were suspended, that is the level you should probably concentrate on.  However, there will still be much information you’ve lost in recent months.  The problem is that you don’t know what you don’t know.

Go to this page to see how to order your sets of this series of magazines.


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 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 so appreciated!

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

This site is a clearinghouse of information on classes being run by our professional team of bridge teachers: 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 20 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 in the Montgomery County (Maryland) area. 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.