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Updated March 6, 2019
Title (Click for Details) Day Time Where Start Date Duration Instructors
Beginner Play - Play for FUN and Learn as you go!
Come and Play Tue
Thu
2:50-5:00 PM CBC Ongoing Ongoing LTPBridge@gmail.com
Supervised Play Sat
Tue
Wed
9:30 AM-Noon
2:45-5:15 PM
6:30-8:30 PM
CBC
CBC
NKy
Ongoing Schedule Mike Purcell
Bob Fisk
Greg Brinker
Beginners
Introduction to Bridge 101 Tue 2:50-4:50 PM CBC 5 FEB 19 10 Weeks LTPBridge@gmail.com
Thu 2:50-4:50 PM CBC 9 May 19 10 Weeks LTPBridge@gmail.com
Tue 2:50-4:50 PM CBC SEP 19 10 Weeks LTPBridge@gmail.com
Introduction to Bridge 102 Thu 2:50-4:50 PM CBC 7 FEB 19 10 Weeks LTPBridge@gmail.com
Tue 2:50-4:50 PM CBC 7 MAY 19 10 Weeks LTPBridge@gmail.com
  Thu 2:50-4:50 PM CBC SEP 19 10 Weeks LTPBridge@gmail.com
Introduction to Bridge 103 TBD 2:50-4:50 PM CBC TBD JULY   LTPBridge@gmail.com
Introduction to Duplicate Bridge Tue 5:10-6:10 PM CBC 2 APR 19 6 Weeks John Meinking
Fundamentals I Thu 1:30-3:00 PM Cincinnati Sports 11 JAN 19 Linda Wolber
Fundamentals I & II Mon 1:30-3:00 PM Kenwood 8 JAN 19 Linda Wolber
Beginning Defense Sat 10:00 AM-Noon CBC TBD 4 Weeks Potter Orr
Beginner Bridge Series II Sat 10:00 AM-Noon CBC TBD 5 Weeks Potter Orr
Intermediate            
Mini-Lessons Fri 10:15-10:45 CBC Ongoing Ongoing Debbie Weist
Intermediate I Wed 4:30-6:30 PM CBC Ongoing Ongoing AJ Stephani
Thu 1:00-3:00 PM CCC Ongoing Ongoing AJ Stephani
Intermediate II Tue 1:30-3:30 PM CCC Ongoing Ongoing AJ Stephani
Advanced
By Invitation - contact the teacher Wed 10:00-Noon CamargoCC Ongoing Ongoing AJ Stephani
  Thu 4:30-6:30 PM CBC Ongoing Ongoing AJ Stephani
Beginner Games
Come and Play
Designed for our newest players after they have completed their first bridge class.
The CBA provides an assistant to provide basic guidance to help our newest players begin to play bridge in a relaxed and casual environment.   Play with other players of similar experience.    A great way to meet other beginning bridge players and to practice the concepts learned in the "Introduction to Bridge " classes.     We will pair you with another player if you don't have a partner.
513-580-4229 or LTPBridge@gmail.com   Cost:  $3.00 per session.
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Supervised Play
Designed for the players that have begun playing duplicate bridge and want to be exposed to more advanced concepts and hand analysis. The CBA provides an assistant for each table in play.   We will pair you with another player of similar ability if you don't have a partner.
Location: Sat and Tue at the CBC; Wed at NKy.
Saturday Volunteer and Lecture Schedule
Contacts:   
Tuesday:   Bob Fisk  bobsbbcards@gmail.com    
Wednesday: Greg Brinker gregab@insightbb.com
Saturday:  Mike Purcell  mikpur015@gmail.com 
Cost at CBC  $5.00 per person.
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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Introduction to Bridge 101
Start from the beginning and learn the basics of the great game of bridge.  This 10 week class is offered 3 times per year by the Cincinnati Bridge Association.  See our full class schedule for dates. All instructors are accredited by the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League). The text book used is the first book in the ACBL beginner bridge series, "Bidding in the 21st Century".  All students are provided the text book and handouts at no additional cost.

Classes are held at the Cincinnati Bridge Center (CBC).
Two ways to sign up:
Thru OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Center/ University of Cincinnati):   https://www.uc.edu/ce/olli.html   Cost determined by OLLI.
Thru the CBA (Cincinnati Bridge Association).   513-580-4229 or LTPBridge@gmail.com    Cost $95.00.
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Introduction to Bridge 102
Build on the basics learned in Intro to Bridge 101.  This 10 week class is offered 3 times per year by the Cincinnati Bridge Association.  See our full class schedule for dates. All instructors are accredited by the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League). All students are provided with text book "Play of the Hand" and handouts at no additional cost.

Classes are held at the Cincinnati Bridge Center (CBC).
Two ways to sign up:
Thru OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Center/ University of Cincinnati):   https://www.uc.edu/ce/olli.html   Cost determined by OLLI.
Thru the CBA (Cincinnati Bridge Association).   513-580-4229 or LTPBridge@gmail.com    Cost $95.00.
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Introduction to Bridge 103
Designed for player that have completed the Intro 101 and 102 courses. All students are provide with the class text and handouts at no additional charge.
513-580-4229 or LTPBridge@gmail.com    Cost is $125 per student. This course is not yet scheduled.
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 Introduction to Duplicate Bridge
Designed for players that have completed at least Introduction to Bridge 101 and have started to play bridge. Learn about the tools, mechanics, scoring and concepts of duplicate bridge. Cost at $60 per student includes all handouts.
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Beginning Defense
$90.00 for 4 classes. Offered by Potter Orr at the Cincinnati Bridge Center. This course is not yet scheduled.
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Bridge Beginner Series II
$50 for 5 lessons. Offered by Potter Orr at the Cincinnati Bridge Center. This course is not yet scheduled.
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Fundamentals I & II  - http://lindabridge.com/syllabuses.php
This class is designed for new players and those who want to review the basics including forcing & non-forcing bids.  There will be an emphasis on play and defense.
LESSON I    Introduction to the Fundamentals of Bridge    Quiz
LESSON II    Opening No Trump Bids, Responses, and Rebids    Quiz
LESSON III    Opening Suit Bids    Quiz
LESSON IV    Opening Major Suits, Responses, and Rebids    Quiz
LESSON V    Opening Minor Suits, Responses, and Rebids    Quiz
LESSON VI    No Trump Responses to Suit Bids    Rebids by Opener    Quiz
LESSON VII    Declarer Play
LESSON VIII    Defense
APPENDIX    Quiz Answers
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Fundamentals II - http://lindabridge.com/syllabuses.php
This class is designed for those who want to learn or review preempts, weak 2's, strong two- club bid, slam bidding, play and defense.
LESSON I    Opening Suit Bids and Responses    Quiz
LESSON II    Preemptive Opening Bids    Quiz
LESSON III    Two-Level Opening Bids    Weak-Two Bids    Strong, Artificial Two-Club bid    Quiz
LESSON IV    Slam Bidding    Quiz LESSON V    Overcalls    Quiz
LESSON VI    Doubles    Quiz
LESSON VII    Declarer Play
LESSON VIII    Defense
APPENDIX A    Scoring APPENDIX B    Quiz Answers
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Intermediate I
Requires a basic understanding of modern bridge bidding.   We introduce more second-round bidding theory. Instructor:   AJ Stephani 
Cost:  $20 per person per lesson at the Cincinnati Bridge Center. Different lesson each session. 
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Intermediate II
Instructor:  AJ Stephani Cost $20 per person per lesson.
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Mini-Lessons
Lessons and Lectures offered before the Friday 11AM duplicate game. Topics are chosen by the lecturer of the day. Guest lecturers include:   Bob Fisk, Linda Wolber, AJ Stephani and others. FREE!
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Advanced Lessons
Contact the instructor for more information on these lessons. These classes are by invitation only. Offered by AJ Stephani.
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Private Lessons are available from many Teachers in the CBA.  Contact one of our teachers to discuss availability and topics of interest.  Many teach bridge in your home!
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TEACHER Unit 124 ABOUT
Phyllis Bishop Phyllis is a Silver Life Master and a beacon for beginning bridge lessons at the CBC. Contact Phyllis at pbb23@fuse.net  Beginner Private Lessons after April 2019. 
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Mary Ann Boyle
  Mary Ann is a Silver Life Master. 
Contact Mary Ann at: maryannboyle33@gmail.com
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Greg Brinker  
Greg is a Bronze Life Master and leads the NKy Supervised Play Session Wed Evenings. Contact Greg at:
gregab@insightbb.com 
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Jane Duncan
Jane is a Bronze Life Master, Member, Education Committee, and and ACBL certified teacher. Contact Jane at jtduncan2@gmail.com
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Amy FisherAmy
  Amy Fisher - Silver Life Master.
Contact Amy at  513 772-1024  amy.fshr@gmail.com
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Joe Fisher
   Joe is a Gold Life Master and Professor Emeritus from University of Cincinnati (Mathematics). Contact Joe at:  513 772-1024 or jo.fshr@gmail.com  
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Bob FiskBob Fisk
  Bob is a Gold Life Master, Chair of the CBA Mentor Program, and Bridge Coach and Teacher to dozens of players in Cincinnati. 
Contact Bob at bobsbbcards@gmail.com  (513) 379-5252
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John Meinking   John is a Gold Life Master and past President of Unit 124. 
Contact John at jokingme71@gmail.com 
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Kay Mulford
 
Kay is a Gold Life Master, Past Unit Board Member, Club Director, Teacher and Bridge Coach.  "I strive to make the lessons as easy as possible and fun.  I use quizzes, and have plenty of play time. I have taught bridge for many years with beginners and intermediates.
Contact Kay at newguardkmulford@gmail.com 
Larry Newman Larry is a Ruby Life Master and an ACBL certified "Best Practices" Instructor and Chairman of the CBA Education Committee. 
Contact Larry at ltpbridge@gmail.com
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Al Norwood   Al Norwood.   Al is a Ruby Life Master, Certified ACBL Teacher, and Director. 
Contact Al at 843-945-0464 alnorwood@gmail.com
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Potter Orr   Potter Orr is a Bronze Life Master, an ACBL certified instructor, Club Director, Past President of the Cincinnati Birdge Association, Unit 124 Recorder and District 11 Treasurer.
Contact Potter at: 513 240-9561             bridge@orrcomputer.com 
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AJ Stephani
A J Stephani  - AJ is a Gold Life Master, Past President of Unit 124 and Current District 11 Representative to the ACBL Board of Directors. 

Private Lessons: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

Contact AJ at 513-313-0488 or e-mail at AJStephani@gmail.com
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Cindy Tretter
  Cindy is a Silver Life Master.  Contact Cindy at 859-653-4400, cgrammy@yahoo.com
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Rob Weidenfeld
  Rob is a Gold Lifemaster and frequent contributor to the Unit 124 Quarterly Newsletter, The ALERT.  Contact Rob Weidenfeld at   elliedad@conci.rr.com
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Linda Wolber
  Linda Wolber is an accredited ACBL Bridge Teacher, a Certified ACBL Director, and a gold Life Master. She is a life-time member of the ACBL National Charity Committee and the Goodwill Committee, and has been a National Tournament Caddy Chair person twice. For 20 years Linda has been a Board Member of the Cincinnati Bridge Association, past president twice, Hospitality Chair for 20 years, and Caddie Chair for 16 years. Linda has co-authored four bridge teaching books and has been teaching both private and classroom lessons since 1981. She has taught and directed bridge on cruise ships since 1990.
Contact Linda at e-mail: linda@lindabridge.com     Phone: 513.522.1771  Website:   http://www.lindabridge.com/ 
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Identifies an ACBL Best Practices Teacher Workshop Certified Teacher Indicates the teacher is an ABTA Member Teachers willing to give private lessons.
  
Locations Address Google Map
CBC Cincinnati Bridge Center 2860 Cooper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241 Map
NKY BC - Elsmere Senior Services of NKy 179 Dell St. Elsmere, KY 41018 Map
Anderson BC - Anderson Township Senior Center 7970 Beechmont Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45255 Map
CCC Cincinnati Country Club 2348 Grandin Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208 Map
Camargo Country Club Camargo Club Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45243 Map
Cincinnati Sports Club 3590 Red Bank Rd, Cincinnati Map
The Kenwood (Retirement Community) 5435 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45227 Map
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