“Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail
if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were
willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.”  
- Warren Buffett  (More Bridge Quotes Below)

 

 

 

No clue what bridge is about?    

   Click Here for 'The Bridge World Magazine's Guide for Beginners'

or,  Click here for Richard Pavlicek's excellent primer page

or,     Click Here for Free "Learn to Play Bridge" Software!

NOVICE GAME RETURNS!

November 19 @ Glenshaw  MAP 
Free mini-lesson at 10:30, Game starts at 11

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Time / Date / Site

BRIDGE CLASSES

 BRIDGE WHIZ
Online Beginning Bridge
for Kids!


Classes begin JAN 17

Bridge Whiz is a Free OnLine Beginning Bridge for Students grades 4 through 12.

Spread the word to friends, children, and grandchildren.   CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER

Affiliated with the ACBL Educational Foundation. All teachers are fully vetted certified with expertise in SharkBridge teacher console.

Bridge teaches socialization skills, reasoning, logic and concentration and so much more.

A safe, secure online placer for kids to play outside of class. Open to children throughout the world! Parent Classes are offered as well as Improver Classes for graduates of the beginning course.

The future of Bridge is in the hands of our young people. Let's create an enthusiasm to learn this challenging game.

Classes begin January 17. Register now at bridgewhiz.org

   
Thursdays
Nov 10 - Dec 29
from 9:00 - 11:00am
Rodef Shalom
MAP
ADVANCED COMPETITIVE BIDDING STRATEGIES:
Take your intermediate bidding skills to a new level with new and different ways of achieving your bidding goals. We will use Bridge Basics Competitive Bidding by Audrey Grant for review only. You may want to purchase a copy if you do not have one. Book: $14.00

Teacher : Arlene Port
Register Online
   
Thursdays
Nov 10 - Dec 29
from 9:00 - 11:00am
Rodef Shalom
MAP
BRIDGE BASICS #1 AN INTRODUCTION
This class covers the fundamentals of the game through the three aspects of the game: Bidding, play and defense. By learning this material, you will have taken the first step into the wonderful game of bridge.
Bridge Basics #1 is available for $14.00

Teacher: Paul Caplan
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Tuesdays
Nov 29 - Dec 27
(No Class 12/20)
 from 9:30-11:30am
Treesdale Community Center  MAP
Bridge Basics 2, Competitive Bidding covers Preemptive Bids, Overcalls and Advances, Takeout Doubles and Negative Doubles.  
Text Bridge Basics 2, Competitive Bidding by Audrey Grant, if desired, is $15.
Taught by Lorraine Hanna, Accredited Bridge Instructor;  2017 Nominee Teacher of the Year. 
This 4 week course is $48.  If you have taken BB2 from me in the past, it will be $24.

lorrainehanna4@gmail.com

724-625-6419

Register Online

   
First Monday
of Every Month
4pm
Online on ZOOM

Free Advanced-Expert Level Bridge Lessons
by Richard Finberg.  The 1st Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom

To Join, Follow this link

See the Steel City Bridge Newsletter for other lessons that Richard is offering. 

To join the email list, or for more information, contact Richard at doublemenot@gmail.com,  or call 412-304-9254.

   
   
 
If you have further questions, please call
412-407-CLUB (2582)
and leave a message.  Someone will get back to you!

 
 
 

More Bridge Quotes:

 “Bridge teaches logic, reasoning, quick thinking, patience, concentration and partnership skills.” - Martina Navratilova

“Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, according to the most comprehensive study to examine the benefits of challenging intellectual activity among the elderly.”  -The Washington Post, June 19, 2003
Based on a study released by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York

“It's a game you can play at any age. If you take it up young, you have fun doing it the rest of your life.  A lot of games don't have that depth. This one does." - Bill Gates,  Microsoft founder and ACBL Member

“Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised.” - Novelist W. Somerset Maugham

A November 2000 study by University of California, Berkeley researcher Marian Cleeves Diamond found that playing contract bridge leaves people with higher numbers of immune cells: “Contract bridge was ideal for what we were after,” she said. “It is the closest activity to a challenging card-sorting task that also contains multiple factors that should stimulate the dorsolateral cortex. Bridge players plan ahead, they use working memory, they deal with sequencing, initiation and numerous other higher order functions with which the dorsolateral cortex is involved.” - University of California, Berkeley

“Bridge should become a mandatory subject in school, like they do it in Europe. It’s a very social game, so it helps you develop social skills, like golf. And it grooms the mind and does so many things for the brain. Children who learn bridge learn logic, math and concentration, and they have fun while they’re doing it. They also learn teamwork, because you have to work with a partner.”- Larry Cohen;  Palm Beach Post, January 20, 2003 Author of To Bid or Not to Bid, the best-selling bridge book in the world.