FUN da MENTAL Bridge classes available


Maria Davis

FUN da MENTAL Bridge is offering a variety of Bridge Classes starting in October. Learn with Maria Davis, a certified ACBL Better Bridge Instructor, and Gordon Markham, veteran local bridge instructor and cruise bridge host.

Back by popular demand! FUN da MENTAL Bridge Classes! Have FUN. Do something MENTAL. Hundreds of your neighbors have learned to play bridge by taking enjoyable, stimulating FUN da MENTAL bridge lessons over the past several years.

Beginning Bridge: Wednesday mornings 9:00-11:30 a.m. in the Ocotillo Room in Oakwood, October 24 through December 12, seven weeks (no class November 21), $70 plus text. Starts with the basics and proceeds to Stayman and Jacoby Transfer Conventions. Instructor Gordon Markham.

Defense: When playing bridge, half of the time you are on defense. Learn which card you should play for an opening lead, which card you should play in third position and how to (legally) communicate with your partner through effective card signals. Monday mornings 9:00-11:30 a.m., October 29 to December 3, at Room A-7 in Cottonwood. No class November 12. Five weeks, $50, plus text. Gordon Markham, instructor.

Competitive Bidding: Wednesday afternoons 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Friendship Room in Sun Lakes, October 24 through December 5, six weeks (no class November 21), $60 plus text. Covers weak 2 bids, takeout doubles, overcalls/advances, competitive auctions and two review and play sessions. Only interested in one topic? Individual weeks at $15 each. Instructor Maria Davis.

To register for any of these classes, contact Maria Davis at