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2020 Spring Semester
Intermediate Bridge – Conventions
Instructor: Peter Rosenberg, Gene Murray, Dorothy Murray
Mondays • 3/16 -5/11 • 10:15-12:15 AM
Class size 16-24 students
9 seats remaining
Location: Buker Community Center
In Bridge, bidding is a language between you and your partner. One must use two words to describe your hand, suit and the number of tricks that your team might make. Conventions are the means to expand your bidding vocabulary. This course will study the most common conventions plus playing time to use these conventions. The text that we will use is 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know by Barbara Seagram and Marc Smith.
* This class continues from an earlier semester and is partially preregistered with previous students. Classroom
Peter Rosenberg followed this motto at Tufts Medical School many years ago: See one, Do one, Teach one. He kept this approach when learning then teaching Bridge. Over the past fifteen years Peter has taught over ten different courses and lectures including music, art and medical topics. Teaching Bridge is a favorite.
Gene Murray is a retired trial attorney for the DOT (State of Maine). He has over 40 years of experience playing bridge. He taught beginning bridge in California, Texas, and Winthrop Adult Ed in Maine.
Dorothy Murray is a retired mathematics teacher for Maranacook Community School and part-time instructor at UMA. She also has over 40 years of experience playing bridge.