Summer 2017 Class Schedule

Summer 2017 Bridge Class Schedule:

Here are the upcoming classes scheduled for Summer 2017 (July through August).

If you would like to print out your own 2017 Summer Schedule at home, click here: Summer Schedule 2017

Click here to register for any of the classes below (Summer 2017).

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You can now pay for your classes with a credit card using this website’s registration page. Payment is made through the secure services of Authorize.net. No credit card information is stored by bridgeteacher.com.

If you are using make up coupons, please note that the use of these coupons is limited to two (2) per class.

Where:  All classes are six weeks long and held at our regular site in Potomac, MD.  PUMC (Potomac United Methodist Church Activity Center) 9908 So. Glen Road, Potomac, MD  20854.)  The entrance to the large parking lot is on the Falls Road side of the street. Facing the building, please park on the left side or in the center of the parking lot.

Tuition rates: Tuition for all of the classes is $150 in advance ($175 at the door).    All of the classes can be paid using our website or sent to: Leslie Shafer, 9200 Edwards Way, Apt. 1115, Adelphi, MD 20783.   You may choose a pay as you go option which is $30 per class.  (Note our new home address!!  We are moving June 24.)  Although we have mail forwarding, please update your records if you have it stored anywhere at your home or office. See our Contact Us page for new email and phone number.)  

All classes are taught by Leslie & Charlie together unless otherwise specified.  (For instance, Thursday AM Beginner level is presented by Charlie only.)

Beginner Level:

Our Famous Supervised Play Class for Advanced Beginners!! Thursdays 10 AM—Noon. Taught by Charlie. Learning to apply new knowledge (picking the right tool for the right hand) is a problem for every level student. We’re going to take the lessons you’ve had in basic opening bids and responses, mix up the topics in random order so you can apply your knowledge without our help. Book included with full tuition or available for $10. Six weeks, starts July 20 and ends August 24. See above for location and tuition information.

Intermediate Level:

Our Famous Supervised Play Class for Intermediates!! Mondays 7—9 PM. Choosing the right tool at the right time is done through experience. These are new hands using several topics you learned mostly during the recent Spring semester. There will be some overcalls, Stayman, competitive bidding, jump rebids, and even some slams. You play the contract you get to, then we discuss the best contract and how to play it. Book included with full tuition or available for $10. Six weeks, starts July 17 and ends August 21. See above for location and tuition information. Note Evening Time

When to Break the Rules! Tuesdays, 10 AM—Noon. Topics include: Week 1: When to NOT Hold up your Ace; Week 2: When to NOT Play 8 Ever, 9 Never; Week 3: When NOT to Finesse; Week 4: When NOT to Play 2nd Hand Low; Week 5: When NOT to Ruff Losers in the Dummy; and Week 6: When NOT to Play Your Longest Suit First in NT! Six weeks, starts July 18 and ends August 22. See above for location and tuition information.

Polishing your Bridge, Part 3. Thursdays 10 AM—Noon. Taught by Leslie. This is one of our most popular classes and students are amazed at the amount of new information that they acquire. You do not have to have taken Parts 1 & 2 to enjoy this class, each chapter stands alone. Topics: Week 1: Are These Bids the End of the Auction?; Week 2: How High Can We Take This? Week 3: Mix up of Weeks 1 and 2!! Week 4: When NT Bids Show a Stopper and When They Don’t; Week 5: When a NT Bid is or is NOT Balanced! Week 6: A mix up of Weeks 4 and 5!! Six weeks, starts July 20 and ends August 24. See above for location and tuition information.

Advanced Level:

Two Cuebids, Cappelletti, Michaels & Unusual 2NT! Mondays 10 AMNoon. Week 1: Cuebids as Stayman; Week 2: Cuebid Responses to a Takeout Double; Week 3: Cappelletti—Finally! How to compete after your opponents open 1NT! Week 4: Michaels Cuebid — Bidding two suits with one Bid; Week 5: Unusual 2NT — Bidding two more suits with one Bid; Week 6: Mixed up Review of Michaels and Unusual. Six weeks, starts July 17—August 21. See above for location and tuition information.

Advanced Supervised Bidding, Play and Defense, Part 7. Wednesdays 10 AMNoon. This has become one of our most popular classes. We have assembled more of the most inspiring teaching deals we have and mixed them together so you won’t know in advance if it’s a bidding, play or defense problem. Six weeks, starts July 19 and ends August 23. See above for location and tuition information.