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BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS, 9-11am, Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, Beardsley Recreation Center, Chicory Room: $60 fee.
The purpose of this class is to introduce the game of bridge to those who have never played bridge before. The first class will begin with page one of chapter one from the original Audrey Grant’s Club Series (bidding.) Students should be familiar with card games and know the four suits. The Shirley Silverman Beginning Bridge booklet is an inexpensive (and much easier to find) alternative text.
Instructor Dennis Higden is an accredited bridge teacher by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL.) He will use various teaching manuals and books to enhance the learning experience. He has extensive experience in teaching bridge, he was the manager of the Minneapolis Bridge Center for two years before becoming a full-time bridge teacher for 13 years. There he taught 15 2-hour classes per week for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. In 2012, Dennis retired and has continued to teach on over 70 cruises. He has plays duplicate bridge at least once a week and has accumulated nearly 1,500 master points. He hopes you’ll find this class both informative and entertaining.