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Barbara Seagram
Barbara Seagram
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Dec. 16, 2018
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Bridge Teacher
about me

I used to own and run a large bridge club in Toronto, largest in Canada and 4th largest on the continent. In 2006, the club was named the top club in NOrth America out of over 3200 clubs. We sold it and now own a School of Bridge in Toronto. I have co-authored 28 bridge books and travel the world teaching bridge. 

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Sapphire LM
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Motions before the BoD.
To Chris Hasney: Thanks a lot, Chris. Sorry you will not be in Vegas for ABTA Convention. Good luck in NABC Robot event.
Mnemonics, Acronyms, or Abbreviations
This is an old one but I created it 35 years ago. LEADS: Use B.O.S.T.O.N. Bottom Of Something & Top Of Nothing
Motions before the BoD.
Carol stayed in her room for 38 years living in Memphis. Still no answers on that...she is missed by so many club owners/managers. I do miss Bahar's energy, enthusiasm and ideas. All I know is that is not why he was let go but the reason remains ...
Dummy points versus declarer points
Jeff B, you asked about Goren and the 40 HCP. I cannot answer exactly that...but I have always taught that the reason Goren said you needed 37 HCP to make 7NT is because: Missing only 3 HCP, you cannot be missing an ace...33 HCP makes 6NT because you ...
Dummy points versus declarer points
100% we teach to count losers from the long hand's point of view.
Recommendation: Cardplay book for beginners
IMO, the two best bridge books ever written are: Introduction to Declarer Play and Introduction to Defender's Play by Kantar. They are a bit outdated as in those days, one led K from AK vs a trump suit contract. I have just finished updating (revising) both books and the ...
Dummy points versus declarer points
This is what I tell my students. I believe it is easier than LTC. HAND EVALUATION & REVALUING Many students have great difficulty with the concept of hand evaluation. I believe that it is right to count distribution even as an opening bidder. We suggest you count long suits (1 point ...
Have you ever told a beginner ...
I discourage questions in classroom. I put index cards on table at start of each class and ask them to write down questions and bring to me after class or in break. Questions lead to what-ifs and go off on tangents which interfere with the learning of other students. But ...
ACBL Club Department
Nice, Chris...why would we ever can someone who cared so much and worked so hard to make everything work?
ACBL Club Department
Carol Robertson's voice mail still has her recorded voice. Three weeks or so later.
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