FUN da MENTAL Bridge Classes Starting in November

FUN da MENTAL Bridge is offering a variety of Bridge classes in November. Learn with certified American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Better Bridge Instructors Gordon Markham, Karin Hansen, and Maria Davis.

Back by popular demand! Have fun. Exercise your brain. Hundreds of your neighbors have taken enjoyable, stimulating FUN da MENTAL Bridge lessons.

Boot Camp Bridge: Mostly Friday mornings from 9 to 11:15 a.m. at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, five weeks beginning Thursday, Nov. 11, $50 plus texts for the series or individual session at $15 each. Reviews the basics and proceeds to Stayman and Jacoby Transfer Conventions, opening strong hands, and slam bidding. No class Nov. 26; first class on Thursday, Nov. 11, instead of Friday, Nov 12. Contact Instructor Karin Hansen for a schedule of topics and to register at 612-242-8593 or [email protected].

Competitive Bidding: Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at Ocotillo Room in Oakwood through Dec. 8, six weeks, $60 plus text. Individual topics also available at $15 per week. Covers weak two bids, takeout doubles, overcalls/advances, competitive auctions, and two review sessions. Contact instructor Maria Davis for a schedule of topics and to register at 480-883-2826 or [email protected].

Basic Defense: Monday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Cottonwood Room A-7, through Dec. 13, eight weeks, $80 plus text for the series, or $15 per lesson. This is a new offering, with a different text, and coded cards are available! 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 the second or third position, and how to (legally) communicate with your partner through effective card signals and how to make a plan for defense. Text will be ACBL’s Defense in the 21st Century. Contact Instructor Gordon Markham for a schedule of topics and to register at 480-802-8141 or [email protected].