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.

Schedule of Classes

Monday, September 21 Tuesday, September 22 Wednesday, September 23 Thursday, September 24 Friday, September 25
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
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10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Lesson: Opening Balanced Hands
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: New Minor Forcing
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available


Monday, September 28 Tuesday, September 29 Wednesday, September 30 Thursday, October 1 Friday, October 2
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Lesson: 4th Suit Forcing
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Responding to 1NT with a Weak Hand
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available


Monday, October 5 Tuesday, October 6 Wednesday, October 7 Thursday, October 8 Friday, October 9
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Lesson: TBD
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: Reverse Drury
Available
NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available




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

New Minor Forcing

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

New Minor Forcing is a very useful convention for finding a 5-3 fit when responder bids a 5-card major. This is a very awkward situation in standard bidding, and NMF solves the problem nicely.

Opening Balanced Hands

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

Everyone knows how to open a balanced hand with 15 to 17 points. But do you know what to do if you have more than that? Or less? In this class, I'll show how to handle balanced hands of all strength.

Responding to 1NT with a Weak Hand

Monday, September 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Level: Novice

When partner opens 1NT and you have a reasonably good hand, you have lots of options -- Stayman, transfers, etc. Here we'll look at what to do when you have a WEAK hand and partner opens 1NT. And no, you don't always Pass!

4th Suit Forcing

Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate

This is a useful convention in situations where you have a game-going hand, but are not certain which game is right. We'll look at it as well as follow-ups.

Reverse Drury

Monday, October 05, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

When partner opens the bidding in 3rd or 4th seat, how do you know if she has opened light? The Drury convention is an effective way to find out.

"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: