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.

NOTE: After several months of conducting online classes, many players have reached a "saturation point": trying to learn too much new stuff too fast! So I have decided to take a break from teaching new material and offer additional practice sessions in topics that I have taught recently. So most of October, and probably beyond, will be dedicated to Bidding Practice sessions (where there is a single topic to practice) and Bidding Clinics (more varied hands where anything can come up).

Schedule of Classes

Monday, October 19 Tuesday, October 20 Wednesday, October 21 Thursday, October 22 Friday, October 23
9:00 AM 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
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10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Lesson: Novice Bidding Clinic
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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1:00 PM Lesson: Bidding Clinic
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NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 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
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Monday, October 26 Tuesday, October 27 Wednesday, October 28 Thursday, October 29 Friday, October 30
9:00 AM 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
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10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Lesson: Bidding Practice: 4th Suit Forcing
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
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1:00 PM Lesson: Bidding Practice: Responding to 1 of a Minor
Available
NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
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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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Monday, November 2 Tuesday, November 3 Wednesday, November 4 Thursday, November 5 Friday, November 6
9:00 AM 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
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10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Lesson: 0
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
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1:00 PM Lesson: 0
Available
NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
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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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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

Bidding Clinic

Monday, October 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This session is intended for regular partnerships to practice their bidding. Come as a partnership. I will have a collection of hands to bid with your partner, and we'll then discuss as a group. These will be interesting situations that do not necessarily have one right auction. Practice your partnership communication, hone your partnership agreements.
NOTE: This clinic is intended for established partnerships. Please register and attend as a pair.

Novice Bidding Clinic

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

This is a chance to practice a variety of novice-level bidding situations. I will have a collection of hands to bid, and we'll then discuss as a group.
NOTE: Unlike the Intermediate-level Bidding Clinic, you can sign up for this one as a pair OR as a single player. I will match up partnerships where needed.

Bidding Practice: Responding to 1 of a Minor

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Level: Novice

A practice session to work on responding to an opening bid of 1 of a minor suit. It's best if you attended the class on August 27, but if you have a basic understanding of bidding, come anyway.

Bidding Practice: 4th Suit Forcing

Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate

Let's practice 4th Suit Forcing some more. It's best if you attended the class on October 1, but if you have a basic understanding of the topic, come anyway.

"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: