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The CBA offers Saturday Supervised Play for new bridge players under 100 MPs!

Time:      9:30 AM to 12 Noon.
Where:   CBC - Cincinnati Bridge Center 2860 Cooper Rd. Cincinnati OH 45241

Join us! Come by yourself or bring a partner.  Our games are friendly.  We offer advice
during play from an experienced player - an added advantage if you're just beginning. Supervised Play is for those familiar with bridge but still basically beginners, and provides a gateway to classes, duplicate bridge and further bridge learning.

Show up a few minutes early to sign in.  We will match players of similar experience at the table.  A 20-minute lecture starts at 9:30 AM (various bridge topics).

Cost: $3 per person ($1 Youth). This is not a sanctioned game - no master points awarded.   Come join us for a fun Saturday morning! 

Contact Mike Purcell ( ) if you have any questions about  Saturday Supervised play.

Fred Gitleman's Learn to Play Bridge Software (FREE Download from BBO!! Windows (PC) Only):  Learn Bridge Basics     Intermediates: Beyond the Basics
UNIT 124 Games for Advancing Players:
       Mon <2500 MP  7 PM CBA
       Tues Supervised Play 2:30 PM
       Tues NLM 7 PM CBA
       Wed Home Style 11:00 AM CBA
       Wed 199er 6:30 PM NKY BC        
       Thur 0-10 MP 11 AM Call Debbie Wiest for Reservations
NLM 11 AM CBA (Lecture 10:30) Call for partner
       [1st Fri 99er 10:00 AM NKY BC]
Supervised Play 9:30 AM to 12 Noon CBA

Check the CBA home page for the director's contact information. Call ahead for all NLM and 0-10 MP Games.  If there are not at least 2.5 tables, there will be no limited section.

Newcomers Reference Material

Play of the Hand

The Finesse

Suit Contracts - Counting Losers

Suit Contracts - Ruffing in the Short Hand, Dummy Reversal

Suit Contracts - Developing Side Suits

Suit Contracts - Cross Ruffing

NT Contract Play – Counting Winners

NT Contract Play – Developing our Suits Before Opponents Establish Theirs

NT Contract Play - When to take Stoppers

Introduction to Duplicate


Opening Leads Part 1

Opening Leads Part 2

Opening Leads Part 3

First Discards and Signals

Second Hand Low

Third Hand High

Covering an Honor with an Honor

Bidding to the Right Level (Part Score, Game, Slam)

2C Opening Bid and Responses

Opening Bidding - Initial Hand Assessment [Worksheet]

Rebids by Opener - II

Invitational Bids by Opener - Minors

Responder Bidding - Initial Hand Assessment

Invitational Bidding by Responder

Preemptive Openings and Overcalls

Responding to Preemptive Openings

The Stayman Convention

Jacoby Transfers

Slam Conventions - Blackwood and Roman Key Card

Overcalls and Interference

Overcalls - 1 Level

Overcalls - 2 Level

Overcalls - Advancer Responses (simple raises, cue bids)

Overcalls 1N, 2N over a Weak 2

Overcalls - Big Hands

Michaels Cue Bids

Takeout Doubles