Bridge Instructors & Classes at the SCBC

Instructors

Nancy Wainer

Ken Gamble

Sydney Jane Reuben

Ken Llacera

 

Sydney Jane Reuben

Beginning Bridge II starts Monday, September 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., The series is highly recommended if:

You've taken Series #1, but not yet had Series #2.   OR
• You haven't played bridge for a while and want to brush up on the basics.   OR
You want to take the series again because it contains so much valuable material.

Course Description: Series #2 was very well designed (originally by Audrey Grant) to include a review of the main points from Series #1 with different examples and practice hands plus lots of new information. Each lesson covers material for the 3 major components of bridge: Bidding, Play, and Defense, with 4 pre-dealt hands for you to practice playing in class when the material is fresh in your mind. Advance registration is required. 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.

Defensive Essentials: This course will cover important defensive topics that a defender needs to know to defend effectively. They include signaling, counting both points and shape, opening leads, and 3rd hand play. Common defensive plays such as unblocking, hold-up and overtaking are highlighted. We'll emphasize effective communications between by two defenders. This class will meet on MW at 10:30 AM and costs $100 per course. Beginning date To Be Determined; please check News and the Calendar on this website.

 

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 to restart in the fall of 2018 on Tuesdays at 10A. Cost is $10 per weekly session.

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

 

Updated: April, 2018