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BridgeMojo is ACBL accredited bridge teacher Morris "Mojo" Jones, offering beginning and continuing bridge lessons for Pasadena, Arcadia, and the San Gabriel Valley.

 

2015-2016 Class Schedule

Welcome to the fifth season of Bridgemojo! Learn to play bridge, or improve your game this coming year. Here is my calendar for bridge classes in the 2015-2016 season:

Fall 2015

Bridge I, September 23, 2015

Bridge I is the starting point for new players to the game. Current players will also enjoy this class to improve their fundamentals of Standard American bidding. This class uses the ACBL's "Bridge in the 21st Century" curriculum.

  • Offered through PCC Extension, class held at Arcadia High School
  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • First class, Sept. 23, Last class, Nov. 18, skipping Nov. 11

Click here to enroll online or call PCC Extension at 626-585-7608.

Late November, early December

Single-topic class: The Stayman Convention

Learn or review the Stayman convention in a fun class with short discussion and lots of hands.

  • One class: Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00, Date TBA
  • Forum Room, Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Ave., South Pasadnena, CA 91030

Single-topic class: Jacoby Transfer Bids

Discover and study this popular convention that can net you an extra trick during play.

  • One class: Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00, Date TBA
  • Forum Room, Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Ave., South Pasadnena, CA 91030

Winter 2016

Bridge I — Bidding in the 21st Century

Repeating this class from Fall 2015

  • Offered through PCC Extension, class held at Arcadia High School
  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dates TBA
  • Registration not yet open

Spring 2016

Bridge II — Play of the Hand in the 21st Century

Learn the timeless skills of declarer play, while adding new bidding and defense tools

  • Offered through PCC Extension, class held at Arcadia High School
  • Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dates TBA
  • Registration not yet open

Summer 2016

Bridge III — Defense in the 21st Century

This eight-session course continues the ACBL Bridge curriculum with the focus on defender play. Learn how to take all your tricks on defense while communicating with your partner through your choice of cards to play.

  • Eight Thursday evenings: 7:00 – 9:00, Dates TBA
  • Forum Room, Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Ave., South Pasadnena, CA 91030

My regional bridge talk available now on video

I edited and added graphics to my bridge talk from the Los Angeles Regional a few weeks ago.

The talk will be linked permanently on this page and available on YouTube at this link.

The subject is the ACBL Yellow Card, also known as SAYC (Standard American Yellow Card), how it became the standard convention card for online bridge, and why you need to know SAYC and play bridge online.

Here are links related to the video and the ACBL Standard Yellow Card from ACBL's web site:

ACBL's Convention Card page

The ACBL Standard Yellow Card as a convention card (PDF)

The SAYC system booklet in single pages, or paginated for a folded print-out.

Many thanks to Claudia Henry for helping shoot the video!

Join the Bridgemojo fan page on Facebook

Here's a new way to connect with fellow students, "like" our fan page on Facebook: http://facebook.com/Bridgemojo

Social bridge mailing list available

For bridge students and beginners, I've created an email list called "Social Bridge" with the intent of providing a place for students to ask questions and make arrangements to play bridge socially.

Clearly the best way to improve at bridge is to play as often as you can, but finding a game that isn't too competitive or intimidating can be difficult.

The list members should all be local to the Pasadena/Arcadia area, and mostly current or former students of my bridge classes at PCC. So it should remain a small list of folks who mostly know each other and would like to discuss bridge or get together to practice.

You can join the list by clicking http://mail.bridgemojo.com/mailman/listinfo/social and using the "Subscribing to Social" form -- or just drop me a note at the Contact link.

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