649 N Fair Oaks Ave #201
Pasadena CA 91103
Jane and I had a lovely holiday weekend with my sister, and a couple of days in Las Vegas. Of
course now my newsletter is running behind, but bridge is going strong!
New Office Hours Wednesdays
Office Hours has been a great way for new players to spend some time playing bridge, so we're
going to extend it to Wednesdays as well!
Starting tomorrow from 3:00-5:00 the club will be open for casual bridge. Zachary, Melanie, or
I will be on hand to help with questions and mechanics.
Office Hours are complementary, but if the value is there for you, we have a contribution jar
on the desk. (We may extend that policy to the Social Bridge sessions on the schedule already,
starting in January.)
New Year's Eve Bridge?
I've always loved hosting a bridge game on New Year's Eve.
I know people make plans for parties and entertainment, but a lot of us would rather have
something of a quiet evening with friends. Board games are traditional. Why not have a bridge
If we have a game, it would be a team game, with teams in the "Eight is enough" format, teaming
experienced pairs with inexperienced pairs, to have a relaxed evening bridge game.
And of course we'd have wine, cheese, and maybe some tamales from Vallarta.
We could make it early or late afternoon, and maybe a few people could celebrate dinner or a
concert as well.
Let me know what you think!
Classes this week
Individual classes are available to join for $25. No need to sign up for a full course.
This is the first week for Bridge Basics 3 - Popular Conventions. Join us now for the
Here are the topics this week:
- Wednesday, 7:00 PM, Two Over One Game Force "Opener's and Responder's Rebids"
- Thursday, 7:00 PM, Bridge Basics 3 - Popular Conventions "The Stayman Convention"
- Saturday, 9:30 PM, Introduction to Declarer Play, "Creating extra winners, long suit
The Saturday Workshop and Game returns at 1:00 PM this Saturday. I haven't picked a
topic yet for this week, though I have dozens to choose from. If there's something you'd really
like to spend 45 minutes on, let me know.
Become a Better Bridge Teacher
Bridge needs teachers, and you could be part of the solution! This is the bridge curriculum and
program that I use at the Pasadena Bridge Club.
Have you ever wondered how you could most effectively improve your bridge game? This is it: teach
people to play bridge. You know it's true, right?
details here and see the flier here.
Coming up ...
Last week I teased a special bridge seminar to be held on Friday, December 22. I'll do a
special mailing for that later this week.
Mojo, Jane, Zachary