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Beginner and Advanced Beginner Series with Jeff Badler

Beginner and Advanced Beginner Series with Jeff Badler 

Visit Jeff’s site badlerbridge.com to view a complete description of all of his courses.

Jeff’s in person classes are live streamed on Shark Bridge, allowing users to participate when they are not able to come to the club,


Beginner Series with Jeff Badler.

If you have no experience with bridge, take his Beginner 1 course, which consists of 5 weeks of instruction and interactive play.  It includes Jeff Bayone’s book,  A Taste of Bridge  and  a free 6-week subscription to bestebridge.com, a wonderful practice site. 

If you have anywhere from 2 months to 3 years of exposure to bridge, contact him and, in a 10 minute phone call, he will help decide which of his classes will be appropriate for you. Send an email with your phone number and he will call you.  Jeff teaches Beginner 1, 2, 3 & 4, both online and at Honors Bridge Club in New York City.. 



Just Beyond Beginner Bridge  This is Jeff’s original course, consisting of 6 series. It takes place on various days of the week on different levels.

Each 6 week series of Just Beyond Beginner Bridge is independent of the prior ones.  For the advanced beginner player, you enter at any time.  He will focus on various bidding techniques beyond what students learn in basic courses. In Just Beyond Beginner Bridge, there are modules that elevate your skills beyond typical   beginner classes and prepare you for duplicate and other competitive bridge games.  In these courses, Jeff teaches 2 over 1 bidding system and forcing NT along with slam bidding utilizing 1430 Blackwood.  Another series deals with alternative bids to 2 over 1 that are also game forcing.  Then onto the 3rd and 4th series, which are all about improving your declarer play by showing you play of the hand techniques you may never have seen. In the 5th series, we return to bidding to learn ways to improve communication with your partner to help arrive at the ideal contract. Defense is the focus of the 6th series, with “beyond-beginner” techniques to help set the other team’s contracts.  Visit the  “Bridge Courses” page at badlerbridge.com  to view detailed descriptions and links to register. 

The Whole Megillah

Whole Megillah comes from a Yiddish expression which means the entirety of something, involving a long, complicated story. You’ll be bidding and playing lots of hands every session. You will get to declare every hand. Then each hand will be explained. The course includes lessons on pre-emptive bids, managing entries, hold up plays, suit establishment, Rule of 11, utilizing 2 over 1, alternate game forcing bids and slam auctions including Key-Card Blackwood. Always something fun and interesting. Special topics include Unusual 2NT and Michael’s cue bids. Some of the most fun classes are “bidathons” where Jeff shows you hands where you may practice various bidding techniques.  These help you identify areas where you need additional study.

This is one of Jeff’s most popular classes. You will learn new techniques to make you a better declarer, and gain the confidence to get you ready for competitive duplicate bridge.  Many students have found their future bridge partners for competitive bridge games.  This class is intended for those who have completed the Beginner series or equivalent experience.

There are two versions of this class taking place.  On Friday mornings from 9-11 AM ET, and Monday (9-11 AM ET.) The material is different for both classes.

If you never had one of Jeff Badler’s classes, come see why this one has been going continuously for more than 3 years.

Email jeff@badlerbridge.com to be on the email list for this class or for advice as which classes may be more appropriate for you.