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, November 30 Tuesday, December 1 Wednesday, December 2 Thursday, December 3 Friday, December 4
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
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Lesson: 2C Openers
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
12:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
1:30 PM Lesson: Bidding Clinic
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
Available
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked


Monday, December 7 Tuesday, December 8 Wednesday, December 9 Thursday, December 10 Friday, December 11
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: Bidding Problems
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
12:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
1:30 PM Lesson: Control Bids
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
3:00 PM 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
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked


Monday, December 14 Tuesday, December 15 Wednesday, December 16 Thursday, December 17 Friday, December 18
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: TBD
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
12:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION
1:30 PM Lesson: Bidding Practice - Strong Hands
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
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked


Monday, December 21 Tuesday, December 22 Wednesday, December 23 Thursday, December 24 Friday, December 25
9:00 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
NO SESSION
10:30 AM Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Lesson: Bidding Clinic
Available
NO SESSION
12:00 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION NO SESSION
1:30 PM Lesson: TBD
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
NO SESSION
4:30 PM Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
Online Shuffle and Deal
Booked
Online Shuffle and Deal
Available
NO SESSION




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

Bidding Clinic

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

It's time for another Bidding Clinic.
This session is intended for regular partnerships to practice their bidding. Come as a partnership. I will have a collection of hands to bid with your partner, and we'll then discuss as a group. These will be interesting situations that do not necessarily have one right auction. Practice your partnership communication, hone your partnership agreements.
NOTE: This clinic is intended for established partnerships. Please register and attend as a pair.

2C Openers

Thursday, December 03, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Level: Novice

In this class, we will look at 2C openers and follow-up bids. Included will be:

Control Bids

Monday, December 07, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Level: Novice to Intermediate

Novice players use Blackwood far too often. Good players use Control Bids as their primary slam exploration tools. In this class, we'll look at Control Bids and practice using them.

Bidding Problems

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate

I'm going to try something new. 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.

Bidding Practice - Strong Hands

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Level: Novice

A few people asked for a practice session on bidding strong hands. So this is it. It's best if you attended the class on November 23, but if you know the basics, you can come anyway.

"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: