Wes's Online Bridge Classes

During the coronavirus pandemic, I am teaching exclusively online, using the following technologies: I am currently scheduling classes for the weeks shown below. Here is the current schedule (class descriptions are below).
Note: the schedule is subject to change, but I try not to.

Special Series for January and February

This January and February, I am conducting a series of classes on 1NT opening bids and responses. The schedule is as follows:

Novice Level:
Monday, January 17, 2022Opening Balanced Hands
Thursday, January 20, 2022Responding to 1NT with no major
Monday, January 24, 2022Stayman
Thursday, January 27, 2022Jacoby Transfers
Monday, January 31, 2022Review and Practice of NT Responses


Intermediate Level:
Thursday, February 3, 2022Responding to Stayman over Interference
Monday, February 7, 2022Responding to 1NT with both Majors
Thursday, February 10, 2022Responding to 1NT with a Minor Suit
Monday, February 14, 2022Responding to 1NT over interference
Thursday, February 17, 2022Responding to 1NT over Conventional interference


Monday classes will be from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.
Thursday classes will be from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.

Taking all of these classes will give you a comprehensive review of NT bidding, but it's not required to take all of them. Each class will stand alone, so you can take what you need (or what you're available for).

Please contact me if you have any questions about this series.

Schedule of Classes

Monday, January 17 Tuesday, January 18 Wednesday, January 19 Thursday, January 20 Friday, January 21
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
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10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION Lesson: Responding to 1NT with no major
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Opening Balanced Hands
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
Available


Monday, January 24 Tuesday, January 25 Wednesday, January 26 Thursday, January 27 Friday, January 28
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION Lesson: Jacoby Transfers
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Stayman
Available
NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available




Cost is $10 per person for a one-hour session, paid through PayPal or VenMo.

To sign up for these classes, email me at bridge@wespowers.com.



Class Descriptions

Responding to 1NT with no major

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

Part This class will cover responding to 1NT when you have a balanced hand with no interest in a major suit (and no interest in playing in a minor suit, either)

Stayman

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Level: Novice

This will be a review of the Stayman convention, with its responses and rebids.

Jacoby Transfers

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

This will be a review of the Jacoby transfers to majors, with responses and rebids.

Review of NT Responses

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Level: Novice

This class is a chance to practice the basic of NT responses -- Stayman, transfers, raising NT.

Responding to Stayman over Interference

Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate

Your partner bids Stayman, but your RHO puts in an intervening bid. What to do? In this class, we'll look at the options you have in this situation and what they mean.

Responding to 1NT with both Majors

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Level: Novice to Intermediate

Partner opens 1NT and you have BOTH major suits. How do you respond? In this class, we will look at the standard techniques.

Responding to 1NT with a Minor Suit

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate

Partner opens 1NT and you have a long minor suit. How do you show it? Although this is largely a matter of partnership agreement, we'll look at the "standard" methods.

Responding to 1NT over interference

Monday, February 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

Partner opens 1NT and RHO interferes. We'll look at the standard methods for dealing with this situation. NOTE: We will NOT be covering the Lebensohl convention, but Lebensohl builds on the methods learned here, so this class will be compatible with Lebensohl if you want to learn it later.

Responding to 1NT over Conventional interference

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate

Building on the previous class, we'll talk about what to do when the interference is not natural. Many, many opponents you encounter will use various arificial overcall systems, and you should have a plan to deal with it.

"Four-on-One" Shuffle and Deal

This class is a one-hour supervised play (AKA "Shuffle and Deal"). It's a little different from face-to-face Shuffle and Deal games in that you will not be sharing me with a lot of other tables. There is only one table in play, so you have exclusive access to me during play. I will answer questions as they come up, and can also critique your bidding and play and talk about the deal after it's played if warranted.

SIGNUP INSTRUCTIONS
Because of high demand and the difficulties in scheduling, I will no longer accept signups from solo players or pairs. My apologies, but the process is just too difficult trying to mesh everyone together. Please sign up as a group of four.

To sign up for these sessions, email me at bridge@wespowers.com . Please include: