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Georgia

The Fun Way to Serious Bridge for the Advancing Player

Spend a week on idyllic Jekyll Island to study the game of bridge with expert instructors and other advancing players, discussing defensive signals, notrump bidding and more.
Rating (5)
Program No. 13192RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649
Georgia

The Fun Way to Serious Bridge for the Advancing Player

Spend a week on idyllic Jekyll Island to study the game of bridge with expert instructors and other advancing players, discussing defensive signals, notrump bidding and more.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,649
Program No. 13192RJ

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Jan 22 - Jan 27, 2023
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Mar 26 - Mar 31, 2023
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Sep 24 - Sep 29, 2023
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DATES & starting prices
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Jan 22 - Jan 27, 2023
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2,199
Mar 26 - Mar 31, 2023
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2,199
Sep 24 - Sep 29, 2023
Starting at
2,199

At a Glance

The natural beauty of Georgia’s most storied barrier island provides the idyllic backdrop for an instructive foray into the game of bridge. This class will feature more complex concepts for the advancing player. After discussing several aspects of notrump bidding, the instructor will focus on concepts such as "help suit game try," defensive signals, executing an endplay and variations in major suit limit raises. Join expert instructors to refine your bridge skills, and walk away with new strategies and strengths.
Activity Level
Easy Going
There is minimal standing and walking on this program. At the hotel, there are steps leading from the Bellstand to the veranda at the entrance (there is a handicap lift available). There are also 4 steps leading to the front desk. There is a gift shop at the hotel that has steps as well, which include 3 steps up and 3 steps down.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Join other bridge enthusiasts and expert instructors as you study and discuss the bidding and play of pre-arranged hands.
  • Following a day of honing your skills and learning new ones, apply them during lively evenings of play with your fellow participants and new friends.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Jekyll Island, including a trip to a local Sea Turtle lab to learn about conservation.

General Notes

The Advancing course requires basic familiarity with Stayman and transfers, opening bids and responses, overcalls and advances, takeout doubles, and defensive signals, plus the fundamentals of declarer play.
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Kenneth Trobaugh
Kenneth Trobaugh is a native of Brunswick, Georgia. He and wife Karla have lived on St. Simons Island since 1980. Armed with a degree in philosophy, Ken spent his career in bank administration. He is now an ACBL-certified bridge teacher and plays at the Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club. He enjoys tournament play and has attained the rank of Ruby Life Master. He organizes a seminar each year for nationally-known bridge expert Jerry Helms. Ken served for 10 years on the local Board of Elections.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Linda Arthur View biography
Retired from a career in education, Linda Arthur served as a professor, assistant superintendent and interim superintendent, and received numerous community service awards. She enjoys sharing the history of Jekyll Island, playing bridge, mahjongg and golfing.
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Kenneth Trobaugh View biography
Kenneth Trobaugh is a native of Brunswick, Georgia. He and wife Karla have lived on St. Simons Island since 1980. Armed with a degree in philosophy, Ken spent his career in bank administration. He is now an ACBL-certified bridge teacher and plays at the Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club. He enjoys tournament play and has attained the rank of Ruby Life Master. He organizes a seminar each year for nationally-known bridge expert Jerry Helms. Ken served for 10 years on the local Board of Elections.
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25 BRIDGE CONVENTIONS
by Barbara Seagram & Marc Smith
The book will be provided when you check into your program. The authors have selected 25 basic conventions and treatments that novice players can easily assimilate into their own methods. They explain clearly and concisely how to use each one and how it fits into a standard bidding system. Each section ends with a summary chart as well as a self-quiz to ensure that the reader has understood the concepts. Conventions in this book: Balancing Blackwood & Gerber Cuebid Raises Control-showing Cuebids Fourth-suit Forcing Grand Slam Forcing Help Suit Game Tries Jacoby & Texas Major-suit Transfers Jacoby 2NT as a Major-suit Raise Landy 2Club over an Opponent's 1NT Lebensohl after a 1NT Opening is Overcalled Lead-directing Doubles Michaels Cuebids & Unusual Notrump Negative Doubles New Minor Forcing Ogust Responss to Weak Two-Bids Responsive Doubles Reverse Drury Reverses Roamn Keycard Blackwood Splinter Bids Stayman Takeout Doubles Two Clubs Strong Artificial Opening Weak Two-Bids





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