Bridge Instructors & Classes at the SCBC

Instructors

Nancy Wainer

Ken Gamble

Sydney Jane Reuben

Ken Llacera

 

Sydney Jane Reuben

Beginning Bridge II Practice Sessions start Monday, November 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The series is highly recommended if:

 

• You've taken Series #2, OR
• You haven't played bridge for a while and want to brush up on the basics, OR
You want extra practice.

 

Description:  Each session has 6 hands for you to play followed by explanations of the key points for the 3 major components of bridge: Bidding, Play, and Defense. Pease contact instructor Sydney Reuben at sydneyjane210@gmail.com or (831) 515-7449 for more information or to reserve a spot.

 

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.

Expert At Your Elbow: This course is a mentoring-oriented approach where a handful of newer players are faced with a set of hands they bid and play. A supervised group discussion follows about better bids or play. A topic is presented at the beginning of each session. The goal is for newer players to become competitive more quickly and reduce mistakes. The sessions will span several months and be progressive. The course will meet Monday mornings at 10:30A starting November 18 and cost $10 per session. Players are expected to have taken a beginning bridge course or have equivalent playing experience.

 

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.

 

Beginning Bridge: Learn to play the world’s greatest game!  Beginner bridge lessons start on Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019 from 10am until noon at the Santa Cruz Bridge Center and will meet weekly for 9-10 weeks.  First class is FREE.  Subsequent lessons are $10 - pay as you go.   Nancy Wainer who has taught bridge locally for 20 years will be conducting all classes.   Enrollment is limited due to classroom size, so reservations are required.  Contact Nancy by e-mail for more information at nlmbridge@yahoo.com.

 

 

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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