649 N Fair Oaks Ave #201
Pasadena CA 91103
It's the week before Christmas, and bridge is in the house! We will be open Tuesday - Saturday for our regular games and events next week. Drop by to play!
Declarer Play Workshop
We still have room for some students in Friday morning's Declare Play Workshop.
This is a one-time class by visiting instructor Denise Hoffman, Program Director for Better Bridge Teacher Training.
The cost is a bargain $25 and includes a booklet by Audrey Grant. We'll start at 9:30 AM on Friday, and it should be a great time.
But if you want to come, please let us know soon! We have to plan to get the materials and boards ready for the class.
For more information and to register visit here: https://pasadenabridgeclub.com/declarer-workshop-2023
I have two reasons to bring this up now!
One, the annual membership fee is going up on January 1. For the best bargain, I did a three-year renewal. Highly recommended.
Second, as a new player, you'll want to have an ACBL player number for joining in duplicate bridge games, both at the club and online.
If you've never been an ACBL member, the good news is that you can get your lifetime player number and a free "guest membership" for four months. There's more to the deal: If you join as a guest member, you can convert to a full member for a significant discount.
Here is the link to join ACBL as a guest member and get your player number: https://my.acbl.org/membership/join?club=277210&teacher=8202249
Classes this week
Individual classes are available to join for $25. No need to sign up for a full course.
Mojo's pick for this week: Wednesday evening, 2/1GF practice hands. How often do you get nothing but hands involving either 2/1GF or the forcing 1NT?
Here are the topics this week:
- Wednesday, 7:00 PM, Two Over One Game Force "Practice Hands"
- Thursday, 7:00 PM, Bridge Basics 3 - Popular Conventions "Slam Bidding and Blackwood"
Saturday Workshop and Game: We started with takeout doubles last week. For the next few we'll look at other uses of the double, starting this week with Negative Doubles (or as Audrey and I call them, "Responder's Double").
New on the YouTube channel, "Leading partner's suit" https://youtu.be/af5OlKQul6E
Coming up ...
"Eight is enough" New Year's Eve team game at 1:00 PM Dec. 31.
Mojo, Jane, Zachary