20083
Warwick
Adventures in Bridge
Be social, have fun and improve your bridge game with a nationally recognized expert. Plus, enjoy bridge-themed entertainment and show off your skills at an end-of-program tournament.
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Program No. 20083RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Warwick, NY
D
The Warwick Conference Center

Afternoon: CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION: 4:40 - 5:30 p.m. in the East House Lobby. Check-in and register with the Road Scholar program staff to receive your room assignment and informational packet with your name tag, updated schedule, and other important information that we will review during orientation. If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the front desk of the East House Lobby.

Dinner: Dinner is in the East House Dining Hall. Enjoy a bountiful buffet with entries varying from turkey, pork, chicken, and fish. Dinner will include a fresh salad bar, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, and dessert. All meals at The Warwick Conference Center include a vegetarian option.

Evening: (All itinerary details subject to change.) ORIENTATION: The on-site Road Scholar coordinator will greet you, introduce everyone, and provide key staff contact names and phone numbers. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have, and provide an introduction to the Warwick Conference Center. The evening will conclude with light refreshments. Please be aware that program activities and schedule times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.

DAY
2
Warwick, NY
B,L,D
The Warwick Conference Center

Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet. Daily entrées will rotate, but you can look forward to a variety of breakfast foods including scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, oatmeal, toast, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, and hot coffee, tea, and orange juice.

Morning: Bridge Adventure: Each morning we will focus on "Taking Tricks on Purpose," improving declarer play. Learn the secrets to pulling tricks out of thin air, amazing both your partner and your opponents. Since "a hand well bid is played," we'll be discussing all the different bidding methods and conventions that can result in each hand being bid to the optimum contract. We'll learn why finesses are for peasants and children, how to anticipate and short-circuit the defender's shenanigans, how to lose tricks when WE want to (not when THEY want to take them!), Strip and End Plays, Ruffing Finesses, Squeezes and other exotic moves, as well as placing the defender's cards.

Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House Dining Room with entrées including a variety of the following: soup, sandwiches, paninis, pasta, salad bar, and a dessert.

Afternoon: Bridge Adventure: Afternoons will be devoted to "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble." Truly lethal defense is what separates the good player from the great player. Learn how to read through the back of your partner's cards. Finally get a grip on how to make the Killer Lead. Find out why the third card played in a hand of bridge is the most important for the defense. Master Attitude, Suit Preference and Count signals. And since one of the secrets to counting the declarer's hand and finding the setting tricks is understanding the bidding, we'll be examining the bidding on each hand. You declare 25% of the time, you're dummy 25% of the time (we hope that's all!), but you defend 50% of the time. It's time for you to make those declarers sweat!!

Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served in the East House Dining Room.

Evening: Bridge Adventure: Shuffle and Schmooze. End the day with conversation and an evening snack.

DAY
3
Warwick, NY
B,L,D
The Warwick Conference Center

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.

Morning: Bridge Adventure: "Taking Tricks on Purpose". Break.

Lunch: A hearty and satisfying buffet lunch will be served in the East House Dining Room.

Afternoon: Bridge Adventure: "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble". Break.

Dinner: Dinner served buffet style at 6:00 P.M. in the East House Dining Room.

Evening: Enjoy a night of entertainment followed by an evening snack.

DAY
4
Warwick, NY
B,L,D
The Warwick Conference Center

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.

Morning: Bridge Adventure: "Taking Tricks on Purpose". Break.

Lunch: Lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Bridge Adventure: "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble". Break.

Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.

Evening: Enjoy an evening of entertainment followed by a delicious snack.

DAY
5
Warwick, NY
B,L,D
The Warwick Conference Center

Breakfast: A hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.

Morning: Bridge Adventure: "Taking Tricks on Purpose". Break.

Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style in the East House DIning Room.

Afternoon: Bridge Adventure: "Defense Designed to Make Them Tremble". Break.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:00 P.M. in the East House Dining Room.

Evening: Bridge Adventure: Mini-Tournament. Top off the evening with an ice-cream social and "make your own sundaes".

DAY
6
Warwick, NY
B,L

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the East House Dining Room.

Morning: Bridge Adventure: "Resources to Enhance Your Bridge Life". Break.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at 11:00 A.M. in the East House Dining Room. Good-byes and departure after lunch.