There are plenty of bridge books for serious players, and also a number of books for raw beginners. However, very little has been published for the player who has completed the Basic course and is now ready to add a few ‘bells and whistles’ to his or her game. This book conducts a thorough review of all the bidding ideas and concepts encountered in a Beginner course on bridge, and takes the reader beyond them, gently but firmly. The reader’s ideas on bidding will be refined, and a number of useful conventions suitable for this level of player are described and recommended. The material is written by two very experienced teachers, and includes features such as end-of-chapter reviews and quizzes to help reinforce the concepts.
For Bridge Teachers: Be sure to download your free lesson plan, The Magic of Singletons and/or purchase additional teacher support materials for Teaching Bridge with Bells and Whistles.
A useful book, nicely dressed up, for ambitious intermediate players. — IMP magazine 10/20/2011
“This is a terrific new work — anyone looking to transition from simple, beginner bidding methods to a more advanced view of the auction would do well to check out this book.”
— ACBL Bulletin
MARY ANN DUFRESNE (Florida) is a retired U.S. government project manager. She lives in Weeki Wachee — mermaid country — with her beloved
menagerie of furry dependents, and is a full-time bridge teacher.
MARION ELLINGSEN (Florida) is a retired school teacher who couldn't resist introducing her third graders to basic bridge. She lives in Spring Hill with her beloved husband, Art.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 07 October, 2011.