Class Schedule

For information about the teachers, please see the Teachers page.

Beginning classes

Beginning Bridge with Terry Currie

This is a comprehensive class that explains the fundamentals in terms everyone can understand!

  • Want to learn the world's best card game?
    • It boosts the immune system.
    • It requires concentration while playing which keeps the brain active and stimulated.
    • It is a social game...a key to healthy aging.
    • It significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of demen-tia.
    • Children who play bridge perform significant-ly better on standardized tests than their non bridge playing counterparts.
    • It's the best mental game ever invented.
  • Then this class is for you!
    • When you finish this class, you will have all the knowledge you need to play in your social group or in beginning duplicate games!
  • 8 Classes
    • Mondays onJan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 7, 12, 19, 26
    • 2:00—4:00 pm
  • Cost:
    • $150—payable at the beginning of the class.
  • To register:
  • For a printable flyer with all the information, click here.

Beginning Bridge with Terry Currie

This is a comprehensive class that explains the fundamentals in terms everyone can understand!

  • Want to learn the world's best card game?
    • It boosts the immune system.
    • It requires concentration while playing which keeps the brain active and stimulated.
    • It is a social game...a key to healthy aging.
    • It significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of demen-tia.
    • Children who play bridge perform significant-ly better on standardized tests than their non bridge playing counterparts.
    • It's the best mental game ever invented.
  • Then this class is for you!
    • When you finish this class, you will have all the knowledge you need to play in your social group or in beginning duplicate games!
  • 8 Classes
    • Mondays on Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • 2:00—4:00 pm
  • Cost:
    • $150—payable at the beginning of the class.
  • To register:
  • For a printable flyer with all the information, click here.

Intermediate Classes

Play of the hand with Terry Currie

What is covered:

  • Planning the Play
  • Developing tricks /promotion & Length
  • The Simple Finesse
  • Ruffling losers/ Discarding losers
  • Managing Entries
  • Managing Trump Suits
  • Loser on loser plays
  • Playing a Cross Ruff
  • Preemptive Bidding
  • Bidding Reviews on every chapter
  • Bonus: The Jacoby Transfer

When:

  • January 11, 18,25, February 8, 15, 22, March 1
  • 2:00-4:00

Cost:

  • $150—payable at the beginning of the class.

To register:

  • Email Terry Currie at tcurrie1@comcast.net or tcurrie1@comcast.netor 832-594-8577
  • Terry will reply to confirm your registration.
  • Pre-registration is required so the proper amount of materials can be prepared.

For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.


Defense with Terry Currie

Defense might be the hardest part of the game.

Communications between partners is difficult.

Leads, signals and discards are very important.

Watch every card played.

Learn to Think Defensively.

This class will cover

  • Techniques for defeating contracts
  • Guidelines for handling specific situations on defense such as
    • Opening leads, second hand play, & third hand play
    • Defensive signals
    • Developing defensive tricks
    • Interfering with declarer
  • Bonus: Negative Doubles!

When:

  • Eight lessons: Wednesday afternoons from 2:00—4:00
  • January 10, 17, 24, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7

Cost:

  • $150—payable at the beginning of the class.
  • To register:
    • Email Terry Currie at tcurrie1@comcast.net or 832-594-8577.
    • Terry will reply to confirm your registration.
    • Pre-registration is required so the proper amount of materials can be prepared.

For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.


Conventions in Depth with Gary King

A class series designed for those trying to add the popular conventions to their bidding arsenal. Learn to play them correctly from the start!

When: Saturday Mornings, 10 am - Noon
4 Lessons: October 14, 21, November 4, 11
Where: Westside Bridge Academy
9000 SW Freeway, Suite 290
Class Fee: $100 per person, includes all class materials
Instructor: Gary King
Signup: Pre-registration required
To register, email Gary King at houstonbridge@gmail.com

For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.


Two Suited Overcalls with Tom Jahnke

"Two suited overcalls are a lot safer than putting all your eggs in one basket with a single overcall showing a single suit. When you can show two suits at once, you are twice as likely to find a fit with your partner." - ACBL

These include:

  • Michaels cue-bid
    • Advancing after Michaels
    • The unusual No-Trump
    • Advancing Unusual No-Trump
    • Date & Time:
  • Thursday, November 16th from 2:00—5:00 pm
  • Pre-requisites:
    • 10+ duplicate sessions & 6 months playing experi-ence.
  • Cost:
    • $20—payable at the beginning of the class
  • To register:
  • For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.

Cue Bidding to Slam with Tom Jahnke

"Knowing how many aces and kings partner holds won't always give you enough information to decide whether slam is a reasonable prospect. Cue bidding adds another tool to your box" - ACBL

  • The class covers
    • When Blackwood isn't enough
    • Cue-bidding first round controls
    • Finding the Ace of Trump
    • Cue-bidding second round controls
    • Trump quality
  • Date & Time:
    • Thursday, December 7th from 2:00—5:00 pm
  • Pre-requisites:
    • 10+ duplicate sessions & 6 months playing experi-ence.
  • Cost:
    • $20—payable at the beginning of the class
  • To register:
  • For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.

Workshop on Card Combinations with Betty Starzec

  • Learn the technically best percentage plays to win the most tricks possible as declarer.
  • Learn to use judgment on when to vary from the best technical play.
  • Learn how to prepare for when suits do NOT break favorably.
  • Learn when to lead an honor and when to not squander an honor.
  • Learn the proper defense to score as many defensive tricks as you can.

Workshop includes detailed notes with practice exercises. We will also play hands focusing on card
combinations.

This material is based on the workshops from National Champions Jeff and Ginny Shuett.

DATE: Saturday, January 13

TIME: 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

COST: $55, includes materials and hand records

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE CLASS IN ORDER THAT THE CORRECT NUMBER OF MATERIALS ARE MADE. CLASS IS LIMITED TO 36 PARTICIPANTS. LIGHT SNACKS WILL BE SERVED.

REGISTER WITH BETTY AT Lstarzec@comcast.net or 281-343-8687

For a flyer with all the details, click here.

Advanced Classes

None currently scheduled

This calendar shows all the scheduled classes.