Class Schedule

For information about the teachers, please see the Teachers page.

Beginning classes

Beginning Bridge with Terry Currie

This is a comprehensive class that explains the fundamentals in terms everyone can understand!

  • Want to learn the world's best card game?
    • It boosts the immune system.
    • It requires concentration while playing which keeps the brain active and stimulated.
    • It is a social game...a key to healthy aging.
    • It significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of demen-tia.
    • Children who play bridge perform significant-ly better on standardized tests than their non bridge playing counterparts.
    • It's the best mental game ever invented.
  • Then this class is for you!
    • When you finish this class, you will have all the knowledge you need to play in your social group or in beginning duplicate games!
  • 8 Classes
    • Mondays onJan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 7, 12, 19, 26
    • 2:00—4:00 pm
  • Cost:
    • $150—payable at the beginning of the class.
  • To register:
  • For a printable flyer with all the information, click here.

Beginning Bridge with Terry Currie

This is a comprehensive class that explains the fundamentals in terms everyone can understand!

  • Want to learn the world's best card game?
    • It boosts the immune system.
    • It requires concentration while playing which keeps the brain active and stimulated.
    • It is a social game...a key to healthy aging.
    • It significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other forms of demen-tia.
    • Children who play bridge perform significant-ly better on standardized tests than their non bridge playing counterparts.
    • It's the best mental game ever invented.
  • Then this class is for you!
    • When you finish this class, you will have all the knowledge you need to play in your social group or in beginning duplicate games!
  • 8 Classes
    • Mondays on Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • 2:00—4:00 pm
  • Cost:
    • $150—payable at the beginning of the class.
  • To register:
  • For a printable flyer with all the information, click here.

Learn to play Bridge with Gary King

Is this class for you?

  • Never played before?
  • Played years ago but desire to get back to the game?
  • Just started playing but have never taken any formal instruction?

Perfect!

  • When
    • Saturday mornings. 10:00 am - noon
    • 8 lessons: February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Where
    • Westside Bridge Academy
    • 9000 Southwest Freeway, Suite 290
  • Class fee
    • $150, includes all class materials
  • Sign up
  • For a printable flyer with all the information, click here

Learn to play Bridge with Gary King

Is this class for you?

  • Never played before?
  • Played years ago but desire to get back to the game?
  • Just started playing but have never taken any formal instruction?

Perfect!

  • When
    • Wednesday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
    • 8 lessons: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Where
    • Westside Bridge Academy
    • 9000 Southwest Freeway, Suite 290
  • Class fee
    • $150, includes all class materials
  • Sign up
  • For a printable flyer with all the information, click here

Learn to play Bridge with Gary King

Is this class for you?

  • Never played before?
  • Played years ago but desire to get back to the game?
  • Just started playing but have never taken any formal instruction?

Perfect!

  • When
    • Saturday mornings, 10:00 am - noon
    • 8 lessons: September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Where
    • Westside Bridge Academy
    • 9000 Southwest Freeway, Suite 290
  • Class fee
    • $150, includes all class materials
  • Sign up
  • For a printable flyer with all the information, click here

Intermediate Classes

Play of the hand with Terry CurrieTerry Currie

What is covered:

  • Planning the Play
  • Developing tricks /promotion & Length
  • The Simple Finesse
  • Ruffling losers/ Discarding losers
  • Managing Entries
  • Managing Trump Suits
  • Loser on loser plays
  • Playing a Cross Ruff
  • Preemptive Bidding
  • Bidding Reviews on every chapter
  • Bonus: The Jacoby Transfer

When:

  • January 11, 18,25, February 8, 15, 22, March 1
  • 2:00-4:00

Cost:

  • $150—payable at the beginning of the class.

To register:

  • Email Terry Currie at tcurrie1@comcast.net or tcurrie1@comcast.netor 832-594-8577
  • Terry will reply to confirm your registration.
  • Pre-registration is required so the proper amount of materials can be prepared.

For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.


Defense with Terry Currie

Defense might be the hardest part of the game.

Communications between partners is difficult.

Leads, signals and discards are very important.

Watch every card played.

Learn to Think Defensively.

This class will cover

  • Techniques for defeating contracts
  • Guidelines for handling specific situations on defense such as
    • Opening leads, second hand play, & third hand play
    • Defensive signals
    • Developing defensive tricks
    • Interfering with declarer
  • Bonus: Negative Doubles!

When:

  • Eight lessons: Wednesday afternoons from 2:00—4:00
  • January 10, 17, 24, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7

Cost:

  • $150—payable at the beginning of the class.
  • To register:
    • Email Terry Currie at tcurrie1@comcast.net or 832-594-8577.
    • Terry will reply to confirm your registration.
    • Pre-registration is required so the proper amount of materials can be prepared.

For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.


Card Play Technique with Gary King

Think like the Experts!

  • About This Class
    • Whether you are declarer or on defense, the proper handling of the cards is critical to success.
    • Learn how top players think about a bridge hand and how to play the cards to get the maximum tricks possible.
    • Not for the novice player. You will need to have had some time at the table to get the most out of this class.
    • NO PARTNER IS NECESSARY!
  • When
    • Wednesday evenings, 7:00 - 9::00
    • 8 Lessons: February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Where
    • Westside Bridge Academy
    • 9000 Southwest Freeway, Suite 290
  • Class fee
    • $200 which includes all class materials
    • Cash, check, or money order please.
  • Sign up or questions
    • houstonbridge@gmail.com
    • Pre-registration required
    • I ask that you pre-register so that I can make certain I have enough class materials for everyone.
  • For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.

Doubles, doubles, doubles with Gary King

Brand New Class!

Learn to Get More Use Out of The Double and Redouble

  • About This Class
    • The double and redouble bids are under utilized by the majority of players. There are many conventional uses, but there are also many natural uses. This class will explore all of these including balancing doubles, penalty doubles, slam doubles, maximal doubles, and card-showing doubles.
  • When
    • Saturday Mornings, 10:00am- Noon
    • 4 Classes: May 26, June 2, 16, 23
  • Where
    • Westside Bridge Academy
    • 9000 Southwest Freeway, Suite 290
  • Class fee
    • $100 which includes all class materials
    • Cash, check, or money order please.
  • Sign up or questions
    • houstonbridge@gmail.com
    • Pre-registration required
    • I ask that you pre-register so that I can make certain I have enough class materials for everyone.
  • For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.

Supervised Group Study with Gary King

A small group of players all roughly within the same experience range, breaking down the bidding, play and defense of pre-dealt bridge hands. This gives you the opportunity to learn proper technique while, at the same time, discovering the areas of your game that need improvement.

Reserve Your Space Today!

  • About this class
    • Great class to take with a regular partner, but not required
    • This is a test first and then analyze class. You will bid and play a hand and then we will dissect it as a group
    • Class size may be limited, so sign up today
    • ALL NEW HANDS!
  • When
    • Saturday Mornings, 10am - Noon
    • 4 Lessons: April 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Where:
    • Westside Bridge Academy
    • 9000 SW Freeway, Suite 290
  • Class Fee:
    • $100 per person
  • Sign up or questions
    • houstonbridge@gmail.com
    • Pre-registration required
    • I ask that you pre-register so that I can make certain I have enough class materials for everyone.
  • For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.

Cue Bidding to Slam with Tom Jahnke

"Knowing how many aces and kings partner holds won't always give you enough information to decide whether slam is a reasonable prospect. Cue bidding adds another tool to your box" - ACBL

  • The class covers
    • When Blackwood isn't enough
    • Cue-bidding first round controls
    • Finding the Ace of Trump
    • Cue-bidding second round controls
    • Trump quality
  • Date & Time:
    • Thursday, December 7th from 2:00—5:00 pm
  • Pre-requisites:
    • 10+ duplicate sessions & 6 months playing experi-ence.
  • Cost:
    • $20—payable at the beginning of the class
  • To register:
  • For a printable flyer with all the details, click here.

Workshop on Card Combinations with Betty Starzec

  • Learn the technically best percentage plays to win the most tricks possible as declarer.
  • Learn to use judgment on when to vary from the best technical play.
  • Learn how to prepare for when suits do NOT break favorably.
  • Learn when to lead an honor and when to not squander an honor.
  • Learn the proper defense to score as many defensive tricks as you can.

Workshop includes detailed notes with practice exercises. We will also play hands focusing on card
combinations.

This material is based on the workshops from National Champions Jeff and Ginny Shuett.

DATE: Saturday, January 13

TIME: 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

COST: $55, includes materials and hand records

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE CLASS IN ORDER THAT THE CORRECT NUMBER OF MATERIALS ARE MADE. CLASS IS LIMITED TO 36 PARTICIPANTS. LIGHT SNACKS WILL BE SERVED.

REGISTER WITH BETTY AT Lstarzec@comcast.net or 281-343-8687

For a flyer with all the details, click here.

Advanced Classes

None currently scheduled

This calendar shows all the scheduled classes.