FUN da MENTAL Bridge Lessons

FUN da MENTAL Bridge classes are starting in October for everyone!

FUN da MENTAL Bridge is offering a variety of bridge classes starting in October. 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.

Beginning Bridge: Friday mornings from 9 to 11:15 at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, seven weeks beginning Oct. 29, $70 plus texts. Starts with the basics and proceeds to Stayman and Jacoby Transfer Conventions. No class Nov. 26; class on Thursday, Nov. 11, instead of Friday, Nov. 12. Contact Instructor Karin Hansen at 612-242-8593 or [email protected]

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

Competitive Bidding: Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 to 3:15 at Ocotillo Room in Oakwood from Oct. 27 through Dec. 8, six weeks, $60 plus text. Covers weak two bids, takeout doubles, overcalls/advances, competitive auctions, and two review sessions. Contact instructor Maria Davis at 480-883-2826 or [email protected]

Basic Defense: Monday mornings from 9 to 11:30 in Cottonwood room A-7, from Oct. 25 through Dec. 13, eight weeks, $80 plus text; coded cards also available. New offering, different text! 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 at 480-802-8141 or [email protected]