23874
Kentucky

Bridge With Award-Winning Masters in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge

Learn important bridge-playing strategies, like opening techniques and accurate bidding, from a certified Master Teacher while also enjoying the lush landscapes of Red River Gorge.
Program No. 23874RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999

At a Glance

From evaluating your hand to planning the ultimate defensive strategy, hone your bridge skills with Kentucky’s beautiful Red River Gorge as your backdrop. Learn from a Master Teacher with decades of experience, certified by the American Bridge Teachers Association. Whether you’re just starting out or are a more advanced player, choose the date perfect for your level of skill and enjoy personalized instruction from these world-renowned instructors. When you’re not playing cards, explore a local distillery and have plenty of free time to take in the breathtaking Kentucky landscapes.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Long periods of sitting with intermittent breaks. Getting on and off of motor coach and up to 1 mile walking each day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Improve your bridge game alongside highly decorated coaches and players in the world during daily instruction, giving yourself the upper hand with friends back home.
  • Practice your newfound skills during friendly tournaments with your fellow bridge enthusiasts and instructors.
  • Take a break from the cards and explore a Kentucky bourbon distillery as you go behind the scenes to learn how bourbon is made.

General Notes

This program has various program departures for Beginners/Intermediate level players as well as for the more Advanced players.
Featured Expert
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Kevin Wilson
Kevin is a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee and learned bridge as a teenager by playing with his parents and siblings in the Washington, DC area. His passion is for speaking about bridge to players of diverse abilities and is known for explaining bridge reasoning and memory tips. He was a winner of the 2005 Lebhar IMP Pairs national bridge championship, a Master Teacher of the American Bridge Teachers Association and a featured speaker at many North American Bridge Championships.

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

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Rick Belcher
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Joyce Belcher
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Kevin Wilson
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Jim Ricker
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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Beyond Beginning Bridge (Using 2 Over 1)
by Jim Ricker
Beyond Beginning Bridge Using 2 Over 1 is designed as appropriate for a range of players - Rising beginners to intermediate players.
Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction (The Official Better Bridge Series)
by Jim Ricker
The Gold Card System is designed as appropriate for intermediate players. This book, Volume 3: NT Bidding, focuses on conventions and bidding strategies utilized specifically in NT auctions.
Beginning Bridge Using 2 Over 1
by Jim Ricker
Beginning Bridge Using 2 Over 1 is designed as appropriate for a range of players - beginners to intermediate players. It is important to note that this book incorporates an introductory 2 Over 1 bidding system into the learning process. This book is organized into distinct sections: Bridge Basics Basic Bidding 2/1 System Competitive Bidding Defensive Bidding Slam Bidding Most sections have extensive practice exercises with answers on the pages immediately following the exercises





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