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BRIDGE

499er DUPLICATE BRIDGE GAME
Location:  Belvedere Community Center
Drop-in fee: $10

Weekly duplicate bridge sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. The game is stratified, open to all players with 0-400 master points.

Ongoing     Thu     10:45a-2:30pm

1800’ DUPLICATE BRIDGE GAME
Director: Barbara Prior

Weekly duplicate bridge sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. The game is stratified, open to all players with 0–1700 master points. Come with a partner.

For more information call Barbara Prior 892-1856.

Ongoing     Tue     Game Time: 11:15am-3:00pm

ORGANIZED BRIDGE PLAY
Directors: Peggy Tatro and Barbara Prior
Location: Belvedere Community Center
Fee: $10 - includes coffee, tea, and light refreshments

Come experience organized bridge play – where you don’t need a partner, don’t need to call three other players, don’t need to clean your house or offer goodies. Join the crowd and have fun playing bridge!

The bridge play will be in a friendly low-key atmosphere with other newer bridge players just like you. Following the play periods Peggy will present a short lesson and answer your questions on hands played during the session.

Registration necessary! Call or email Peggy at (415)492-1784 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , indicating whether you are coming with a partner or solo.

Sat     10/18     10:30am-1:00pm
Sat     11/15     10:30am-1:00pm
Sat     12/20     10:30am-1:00pm
Sat     1/17       10:30am-1:00pm
Sat     2/21       10:30am-1:00pm

NEW! 750’ DUPLICATE BRIDGE GAME on SATURDAY!
Director:  Barbara Prior
Location:  Belvedere Community Center
Drop in Fee:  $10 includes coffee, tea, & light refreshments

Monthly  Duplicate Bridge sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League duplicate game. The game is stratified, open to all players with 0-750 master points.  Come with a partner  or email /call Barbara at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (415) 892-1856.

Sat     10/18     10:30am-1:00pm
Sat     11/15     10:30am-1:00pm
Sat     12/20     10:30am-1:00pm
Sat     1/17       10:30am-1:00pm
Sat     2/21       10:30am-1:00pm

BEGINNING BRIDGE 2
Instructor: Peggy Tatro
Location: Tiburon Community Room, Tiburon Town Hall
Fee: $99/6 weeks

This class will continue with the fundamentals of bidding and play. Competitive methods will be introduced (where both sides are bidding) which are a major element of the game. We will also see how to handle very strong hands, as well as weak hands with good long suits. This would be the ideal course for “rusty” bridge players, or those who are just getting back to playing. It would also be good for those who have never had structured lessons and would like to learn the proper methods. We will have lots of hands to bid and play! The opportunity to play in our once-a-month organized play will be offered and encouraged. Come with or without a partner. You will meet other bridge players for future partners, foursomes and fun! Don’t worry if you don’t remember everything from before because we will review some of the basics from Beginning Bridge.

2/10 - 3/17     Tues    10:30am-12:30pm     #1701.204

NEW! SUCCESSFUL BRIDGE DEFENSE
Instructor: Bruce Blakely
Location: Tiburon Community Room, Tiburon Town Hall
Fee: $100/4 weeks
Drop-In Fee: $30
Defense is the most challenging part of the game of bridge.To be a successful defender requires knowledge, analysis, strategy, and teamwork. In this four part series, we will discuss both the theories of defense and how to make the proper defensive plays at the table. Topics will include the five kinds of defense; finding the right suit to lead; and whether to continue partner’s suit or make a switch. There will be an in depth analysis of the three kinds of defensive carding signals, attitude, count, and suit preference, and when each one applies. After this course, you are certain to be a better defender, and to have more success! You may come with or without a partner. There will be lots of hands to bid and play each session! Bridge classes are a good way to meet other local players and to develop partnerships and foursomes.

1/14 - 2/4     Wed     12:00pm-2:30pm     #1701.202

NEW! BIDDING TOPICS FOR ADVANCING PLAYERS
Instructor: Peggy Tatro
Location: Tiburon Community Room, Tiburon Town Hall
Fee: $110/4 weeks
Drop-In Fee: $35
Do you realize that you should try to avoid rebidding a 5-card suit? Do you know what a “weak freak” is? What is passed hand bidding all about? These topics and more are elements of this short 4-week series which will help you refine your bidding skills. Bridge classes are always fun ~ we play, we talk and we laugh, all while experiencing this great game in which there is always something new to learn. Don’t get left behind! The more you play and practice, the better you will be. Come meet other local players, too – someone who just might turn out to be the best partner you’ve ever had!

1/6 - 1/27     Tues     11:00am-1:00pm     #1701.203

NEW! REFINING YOUR DECLARER PLAY
Instructor: Bruce Blakely
Location: Tiburon Community Room, Tiburon Town Hall
Fee: $120/5 weeks
Drop-In fee: $30

Declarer play is the most exciting part of the game of bridge! We will discuss a number of techniques that you can use to take more tricks and ensure your contracts. Topics  may include: counting your tricks as declarer, planning out the hand, deciding whether to pull trumps, hold-up plays, avoidance plays, entry management, choosing the best  percentage line of play, and counting out the defenders’ hands. The course is guaranteed to make you a better declarer and a more desirable partner. You can come with or  without a partner. There will be lots of hands to bid and play each session!

9/3 – 10/1     Wed     12:00pm–2:30pm     #1701.103

MAH JONGG

NEW! THURS AFTERNOON MAH JONGG
Director: Alice Shelton
Location: Tiburon Community Room, Tiburon Town Hall
Fee: $2
Drop in for Mah Jongg! Bring your NMJL card. If you have a set and mat, please bring them too. Choice of tables – organized by skill level and playing preference.
EXPERT TABLES: Super-fast (4 to 5 games per hour). Best for players who regularly compete at tournaments. Defensive strategy a must. Choice of traditional NMJL scoring or tournament-style scoring.
ADVANCED TABLES: Semi-fast game (3 or 4 games an hour). Scoring is optional. Great choice for players seeking to hone their skills – and for seasoned players who prefer a semi-fast speed.
SOCIAL TABLES: Relaxed pace. No time pressure. No scoring. Just for fun! Perfect for beginner players, as well as experienced players who prefer a more relaxed, friendly atmosphere.Please note: players should already know how to play mah jongg, using NMJL rules. If you need lessons, check out Janie Kimball’s American Mah Jongg class, offered on Mondays.
Thu Ongoing 1:00pm–4:00pm (beginning 11/13)
(No games 11/27, 12/25 or 1/1)

AMERICAN MAH JONG
Instructor: Janie Kimball
Location: Belvedere Community Center
Fee: $77/5 weeks - Materials Fee of $8 is payable to instructor on day of class.

Come and learn this fun and stimulating rummy-like game played with tiles. Mah Jong is enjoying a resurgence in popularity with millions of dedicated players around the world. All the basics will be explained in simple terms including setting up, dealing and selecting hands and individual guidance will be given as you play, learn, and enjoy your new skill. This game is a great social and engaging activity for both young and mature adults. Required Materials Fee of $8 will be collected in class by the instructor.

9/22 - 10/27
(No class 10/20)
Mon 9:00am-10:30am
#1701.104
2/2 - 3/9 (no class 2/16) Mon 9:00am-10:30am #1701.206

FUN MAH JONG PLAY!
Instructor: Janie Kimball
Location: Belvedere Community Center
Drop-in fee: $9, or $80/10 classes (on a punch card)

Love to play Mah Jong, but need some partners? Want to have a fun group of friends to play with every week? This is the place for you. Come each week for a lively, fun game of Mah Jong.

No games on 9/15, 10/20, 12/22, 12/29, 1/5, 1/19, 2/16

Ongoing

Mon 10:45am-12:15pm

 

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