October 6, 2021  New Classes Starting!

We presently are running one intermediate class near Potomac and have class for absolute  beginners that will start Tuesday, October 19 in Bethesda from 1 – 3 pm.   Incredibly, we only have five openings left and this is the first chance we’ve had to announce it. Proof of vaccinations is required; you will be turned away without it.  Please call asap if you want to attend this class.   240-670-7149

Zoom classes will continue.  However, if we have two classes already scheduled for one particular day, there will be no third.  I’ve tried to note that on the calendar pdf:  October2021


What Classes are Available?

Funny you should ask!   We’ve been doing zoom classes for several months now and we have a large number of classes you can choose from.  I have added the titles and descriptions of all of these classes here on this website.   Click here to view.

Discount on Class Tuitions Now Available

In order to save some bookkeeping time, we are offering 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.  We would keep track of your balance. We can also email you directly from the spreadsheet to confirm your new balance after each class you take.  Send me an email if you wish to purchase this offer and I will send you the payment request.

Need a Partner?  If you need help finding a partner, send me your request via email with your name, email address, phone number and your level of expertise (Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced?).


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.