Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Patty Tucker
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Couldn't have happened to two nicer people. Always a pleasure to be with and GREAT players.
Aug. 19
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That is my goal…and I'm working with a college that has strong ties to teachers in middle schools. We are attempting to teach school teachers bridge, then pay them a stipend to teach their students bridge and then test the student's standardized test scores (and other measures) to demonstrate that bridge improves their STEM skills. The problem we have run into is writing the section that shows how we are going to measure the skill of improved inferential and deductive reasoning. The basic math part is easy…lots of testing is already created for that. Would you be willing to speak with the education person I'm working with? He is a bridge player as well. If so, my email is wimsey@mindspring.com.
April 19
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I'll try and find an old copy…thanks
April 19
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I'll take a look
April 17
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Great….that is good since we are working with middle school age children
April 17
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I was trying to edit, but either my computer or my connection ‘lost’ two posts…this was my third attempt to get my question out!
April 16
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I have thanks…
April 16
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thanks - will check that out.
April 16
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Sorry for the spelling errors y'all, my computer was being funky…kept skipping around. I hope you can read my post OK.
April 16
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I have never had trouble getting people into LBIAD. Just word of mouth from my students and through my newsletter usually gets 6 to 8 tables of students. I recently did one at a country club where I teach two groups of 8 students…..we had 57 people sign-up. Advertising was a flyer in the lockers and word of mouth. I now have 4 private groups at the country club…going up to 5 in the fall and am running a supervised play once a week for 9 tables of students.

You can FILL the room with word of mouth from your players and students.
July 7, 2018
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It really helps my beginner classes flow smoothly when most everyone starts with some bridge knowledge. More fun for the players, more comfortable, you can cover more and they understand more.
July 7, 2018
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Expecting a one year player to join the ACBL UNLESS he learned and continues to play at a club is unrealistic. I am not tied to one particular club. LBIAD (and I) teach keeping the cards duplicate style, duplicate style scoring and duplicate ‘theory’. I have students that basically play 2/1 with lots of duplicate gimmicks…with friends. Many of them have not made the jump to a duplicate game…no matter how much I encourage them to play. Hoping to get them to the NABC since it's here in ATlanta this summer
July 7, 2018
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There is a version of LBIAD for those trying to teach 2/1 at the beginning. Having said that, most beginners learn so that they can begin to play with friends. Almost none of them learn so they can join a duplicate club. The only ones that do that are the ones that learn at a duplicate club, that makes a concerted effort to feed them into their club….contact the Knoxville Bridge Club and see how they do it:)
July 7, 2018
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Beginner classes upcoming and follow-up from local students is crucial. When I run LBIAD in Atlanta for my personal classes I retain 60 to 75%. LBIAD was never intended as a stand-a-lone class, but rather an opportunity for people to try bridge with committing themselves to an 8 to 10 weekly class option.
July 7, 2018
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I use a form of mini-bridge as a Quick Start Guide for Bridge in A Box. Yes. Mini-bridge is a great ‘taking tricks’ game that also gives some of the bidding strategy of bridge. Majors vs. Minors. Bid High vs. Low.
May 30, 2018
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Thanks Peg…I never thought about just putting up on Facebook a comment about bridge. I do congrats to people etc etc…but never just said how much I love bridge. I will now.
May 27, 2018
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All valid comments…but we STILL have to get bridge to be a topic of discussion…just get the name and what it is out there. After we get them thinking about bridge, certainly we need to have given them a method to pursue their interest.
May 27, 2018
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I don't think I know Mary….but Priscilla is a GREAT director. Good directors keep people playing. But we still need ways to get them in the door:)
May 27, 2018
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here is a list a put together for Shark Tank…
it's a start at least:)
Catherine Zeta Jones, Actress
Martina Navratilova, Professional Tennis Player
Louis Sachar, Writer
Jesper Parnevik, Professional Golfer
Isaac Mizrahi, Designer
Wilt Chamberlain, NBA
Gus Hansen, Poker
Thom Yorke, Radiohead
Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice
Phil Gordon, Poker
Toronto Blue Jays
Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister
Bill Gates
Warren Buffet
May 27, 2018
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Funny Paul. Craig, I think you are right. I think that making learning bridge an activity where you can spend personal time with your children or grandchildren is great. I don't know about the rest of the world…but I'm hopeless at video games, however my grandson and I DO play board games, cards and (yes) he learned bridge. Only problem is where he lives no one else plays.
May 27, 2018
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