Get In The Game -- Learn To Play Bridge!

Group Lessons and Workshops

*  BEGINNING BRIDGE -- 6-week series beginning in September and late January.

Discover the fun and lifelong benefits of the world's most popular card game in a play-as-you-learn atmosphere. In this quick-start class, you'll learn basics of Standard American bidding and be playing -- and improving your memory and reasoning skills -- the first night. The class is designed for those who have never played bridge, but is also open to current players who would like a beginner-oriented review of the basics. A book (Bridge for Beginners and Beyond) will be available for a nominal charge.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm --  Bridge at Ginger Creek   Instructor:  Karen Walker 
   To sign up or request a course brochure:  Call Champaign Park District

*  INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE  -- 4-week series TBA

Build on the basics, tune up your skills and learn new tricks in this class for advanced beginners and intermediate-level players. Each class will begin with a lesson to help you improve your bridge skills, followed by play with at-the-table coaching. You'll also have the option to join other local players in the weekly duplicate bridge game (7:00-10:00 pm), which offers the chance to win official masterpoints from the American Contract Bridge League. Lessons will cover topics chosen by class members. A book (Bridge for Beginners and Beyond) will be available for a nominal charge.



Private Lessons -- available year-round

In addition to group classes, private bridge lessons -- on any topic, for any skill level -- can be set up for individuals and groups. A wide variety of learning opportunities are available, including:

Instructor:  Private lessons are taught by Karen Walker, an American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) national champion and Diamond Life Master with over 8500 masterpoints. An ACBL-certified director and teacher, she has more than 30 years' experience teaching bridge in the Champaign-Urbana area. For details on private lessons and parties, call Karen (217-359-0042) or send email to:

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