Class Schedule  Fall/Winter 2017/2018 – Check back as classes are continuously added:

Play of the Hand with Marjean Larson
Class meets on Fridays and Mondays, beginning Jan. 5 and ending on Feb. 2, from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.
 The textbook I’ll be using is Play of the Hand in the 21st Century, written by Audrey Grant and revised by Betty Starzac.  It is for players who want to improve their playing skills and introduces three bidding topics not covered in the beginning class.  I will have the textbooks on hand for $15 and the fee for the class is $180 for the 9 lessons.  For more information I may be contacted at 760 409-9433 or by email at,  If anyone wants to insure a spot in the class they may send their check to me at 53 La Costa Dr., Rancho Mirage, Ca. 92270
Important Bridge Foundations in Bidding and Play of the Hand with Mimi David
January 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 and February 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am.
Basic bridge structure is important and a must
for successful bidding and play of the hand.
Advanced Beginners and Intermediate players
Rebids by opener and responder; Forcing and Non-forcing
Bids; Notrump Highlights, Overcalls; Takeout Doubles; Leads
In Suit and Notrump Contracts; Slams and Controls; Preempts;
Defense; The Cross Ruff and the Ruffing Finesse.
Tuition is $130 for the series and a $20 book fee.
Contact: Mimi David at 760-636-9816
Advancing Beginner to Intermediate —  8—Week Series – $100.00 • Textbook $20.00 (Drop-In with Instructor permission—$25.00) The cost of this class is generously subsidized by the Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation, dba Duncan Bridge Center.
Advance registration please to: or phone 541 264 5708
Thursdays, January 11 —March 1, 2018 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
  • Opening Leads Against Notrump & Suit Contracts
  • Second Hand Low
  • Third Hand High
  • Cover an Honor Defensive Signals
  • Making a Plan
  • Developing Defensive Tricks . . And much more!


A Series of Classes with Glenna Shannahan
1)  January – Mon & Wed beginning Monday Jan15th,  ending Wed, Jan 31st  for your 6 session Major Suit Raises:  Intermediate to Advanced players who want to improve their game.  The class will cover: Limit,  Preemptive and Cuebid Raises which will solidify your basic game. Jacoby 2NT and Splinters will take your game to the next level.  Cost $140 includes $10 for handouts
2)  February – Mon & Wed Beginning Monday Feb 12th, ending Wed Feb 28th for your 6 session Doubles Class- There are 13 basic doubles used in Bridge. We will focus only on the most often used and needed doubles. We will polish your Take out doubles and negative doubles and introduce you to Support, Reopening, Lead directing and more. Defense is easier when we are familiar with these rather than trying to figure it all out at the table. This class will greatly improve your game.
 Cost $140 includes $10 for handouts
3)  March – Mon & Wed 12th, 14th, 19th,  26th, and 28th. 5 sessions Slam Bidding Class-   Slam Bidding beyond Blackwood. Reached by Power, Controls and Shape. How to know when to look for a slam,  how and when to use Blackwood or Gerber and Control Showing Bids are a must in Successful Slam Bidding.
 Cost $125 includes $10 for handouts
All classes are scheduled to start at 9:30AM and end at 11:30AM.
Glenna’s contact info is:
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Diamond Life Master
ACBL Star Teacher
Better Bridge Team
ABTA Master