Need help reserving your classes?
2022 Fall

Classes are free for members


BRIDGE: Five Tips to Simplify Defense

Instructor: Norma Blazer, Connie McDonald

Tuesdays • 7 classes • 9/27-11/8 • 9:00-10:30 AM

Class size 12-19 students
0 seats remaining
Location: Zoom only


A Zoom class for advancing bridge players. Learn how to maximize your partnership’s trick-taking potential on defense, even when holding the weakest hand at the table. Topics will include opening leads, signals, defender’s plan, defensive maxims, and other strategies to make play more fun and rewarding when playing defense. We will explore Rule of 11 and review Audrey Grant’s Bridge Basics directly related to the day’s lesson. The primary text, Audrey Grant’s Five Tips to Simplify Defenseis not required. However, if you wish to purchase a text, instructors will have them available one week prior to the first class for $7 each. 

Norma Blazer and Connie McDonald
Norma and Connie have taught the Audrey Grant Bridge Basics Series several times to enthusiastic UMASC students who continue to improve their game by playing in person and online at BBO (Bridge Base Online.)

Norma prefers duplicate and is a certified ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) instructor.

Connie has played social bridge most of her life and is a regular in the student club games, so she knows what “sticks.”