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.

NOTE: I have expanded my teaching schedule to accommodate increased demand. See my new schedule grid below.
I continue to conduct Bidding Practice sessions.

Schedule of Classes

Monday, January 11 Tuesday, January 12 Wednesday, January 13 Thursday, January 14 Friday, January 15
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Lesson: Bidding Problems
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: 2/1 Part 1 - Intro to 2/1
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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Online Shuffle and Deal
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4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available


Monday, January 18 Tuesday, January 19 Wednesday, January 20 Thursday, January 21 Friday, January 22
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
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Lesson: To Be Determined
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: 2/1 Part 2 - 1NT Forcing
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
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available


Monday, January 25 Tuesday, January 26 Wednesday, January 27 Thursday, January 28 Friday, January 29
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
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Lesson: To Be Determined
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
1:00 PM Lesson: 2/1 Part 3 - Major Suit Raises
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
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
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

2/1 Part 1 - Intro to 2/1

Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This is Part 1 of a 3-week series on the Two Over One Game Force system (AKA "2/1") In Week 1, we'll look at the basic ideas behind the 2/1 system and practice using it. NOTE: In order to have more practice time, these classes will be 90 minutes instead of an hour, and so will be $15 instead of $10. For those who sign up and pay for all three weeks at once, I offer an 11% discount ($40 instead of $45). NOTE 2: You CAN take any of the three weeks separately, but if you've never played 2/1, I don't recommend it.

Bidding Problems

Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate

This will be another session of Bidding Problems. I will have a collection of bidding situations for which there is no one right answer. For each one, I'll take a poll to see what everyone would do, then we'll talk about it and look at the things good players think about in such situations. I hope this will help you develop judgment for those times when you just don't know what to do.

2/1 Part 2 - 1NT Forcing

Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This is Part 2 of a 3-week series on the Two Over One Game Force system (AKA "2/1") In Week 2, we'll learn the 1NT Forcing convention, which is a prerequisite for playing 2/1. This convention lets you handle those hands that aren't strong enough for a 2/1 bid.

To Be Determined

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level:

Topic To Be Determined soon....

2/1 Part 3 - Major Suit Raises

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This is Part 2 of a 3-week series on the Two Over One Game Force system (AKA "2/1") In Week 3, we'll look at how to raise partner's major suit in the context of a 2/1 system. The 2/1 system gives us several new ways to do this, and lets us show more hand types than in standard.

To Be Determined

Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Level:

Topic To Be Determined soon....

"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: