Bridge Instructors & Classes at the SCBC

Instructors

Nancy Wainer

Ken Gamble

Sydney Jane Reuben

Ken Llacera

 

Sydney Jane Reuben

Beginning Bridge Practice Classes starts on Monday, April 16, 2018, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and will continue for four Monday evenings.  Cost is $10 per session. Classes consist entirely of playing boards and follow-up discussion with no new material.

 

Who are classes for? Graduates of Beginning Bridge Series 1 wanting to integrate what they’ve learned or those with equivalent experience. Please contact instructor Sydney Reuben for more information or to reserve a spot at sydneyjane210@gmail.com or (831) 515-7449.

 

Ken Gamble

Ken Gamble is a Ruby Life Master with many years of experience. He has applied the ideas taught in these courses at both the club and tournament levels.  A handful of these conventions are used by expert players and are not found in standard bidding books. Please contact Ken at gamble.ken@gmail.com or 831-600-6184 to reserve a class spot.

Ken is offering two bidding classes designed for players who want to progress to a more advanced bidding system. We will focus on a complete treatment of the 2/1 bidding system. The classes meet twice a week. Monday’s class is lecture oriented while Wednesday’s class is an interactive bidding session using the material from the lecture session. Both sessions are video-recorded and stored on-line for remote viewing and playback. The courses have received excellent feedback with many returning students.

Advanced Bidding Part 1: This course starts Monday, March 5, 2018 and will last 10 - 12 weeks. We’ll cover 2/1 core systems in detail. These conventions will improve one’s competitiveness with well-established systems commonly used by 2/1 players. The class meets on M/W at 10:30 to 11:30 AM and costs $100.

Advanced Bidding Part 2: This course starts in the Fall 2018 and will last 10 - 12 weeks. This course will focus on more core 2/1 systems along with modern conventions that have proven effectiveness. The class will meet on M/W at 10:30 to 11:30 AM and cost $100.

 

Nancy Wainer

 

Nancy Wainer, an ACBL Accredited Instructor, known for her “desire to inspire,” has been teaching bridge for 20 years in Santa Cruz County.  Nancy’s popular classes fill quickly so please contact her for more information or to reserve a class spot:  Nancy (nlmbridge@yahoo.com) may be reached by phone at (831) 465-1234.

 

 

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Ken Llacera

Ken is a Gold Life Master who has been teaching beginners and intermediate players. He is a student of the game and wants to share his enthusiasm for improving bridge skills with a wider audience. He has enjoyed success at each level of competition, including a national title (won with Mick Friedberg, on right in photo) and multiple regional wins.

 

2/1 Game Force Essentials is appropriate for players wishing to learn 2/1 or needing to review system basics. 2/1 Game Force is a variation of the Standard American system you already use.

 

In addition to instruction, there are hand-outs and quizzes for reinforcement. The class is scheduled for Tuesdays at 10A, beginning May 1st, assuming sufficient enrollment. As a bonus, those staying for the Tuesday Open game will get analysis of hands which use the 2/1 system. Cost is $10 per weekly session.

 

Please contact Ken at (831) 426-4949 or pasa49@pacbell.net to sign-up.

 

Updated: April, 2018