Newbie News is designed for 0-5 and 5-49 players and is your source for news, classes and special events.  
Look for Newbie News in your Sunday morning inbox each week!
Your Weekly News & Updates

The NEW 49er Pairs on Mondays 12:30-3:30pm starting is up and going.  Be sure to add this game to your calendar...Mini Lesson at 12:10pm.  Game time 12:30pm.

We have added two new Introduction to Bridge Courses starting in September.  If you have any friend left who don't play bridge...send them our way!  See details below or click here for an Intro Flyer for your friends!

Be sure to check the BAND Newbie Page for weekly updates on special games and lessons.  Remember: BPMs receive a 30% discount on lessons so check out the weekly classes and jump right in!

September Newbie Specials
  • NEW Mon Aft 49er Prs ~ BPM play for $5 and non-BPM play for $10.
  • Wed Morn Play-N-Learn participants play for free in the Wed Aft 49er Prs.
  • Fri Morn Modern Bidding Students play for free in the Fri Aft 49er Prs.
Thank you for making BAND your home for bridge!

Donna Compton
BAND Owner, World Champion & Master Teacher
Fall Fling is Here!

Sharon has generously offered to give a one-hour private lesson to the monthly top two masterpoints and top two attendance winners.  Date and time for the private lesson to be arranged by the group.  These winners will be based solely on the points won and games attended for the 49er games only.  We now have four 49er games a week so there is lots of opportunity to win the private lesson with Sharon!
Contact Sharon Lux with questions
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Games for New Players

Play & Learn BAND has three Play & Learn games which are great opportunities to introduce the game to new players, practice new techniques from class and meet new friends.  ACBL Certified Instructors are on hand to answer your questions. No partners needed.

Mondays 6:30-9pm
Tuesdays 12:30-3pm
Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm 

49er Pairs BAND has four 49er pairs which are perfect for those who are wanting to play a few more hands in a more structured atmosphere.  18 hands are played in a three-hour time period. You may still ask questions of our ACBL Certified Instructors but you actually have a chance to win masterpoints (rating points)!

Sundays 1:30-4:30pm
Mondays 12:30-3:30pm  
Wednesdays 12:30-3:30pm
Fridays 12:30-3:30pm  
Contact Sharon Lux with questions and/or partners.
What is a Convention Card?

What is Convention Card? The ACBL requires that each player have a convention card available to their opponents which displays your agreements with your partner.  Sounds daunting but I have created a BAND Newbie Convention Card which is available for your use in the 49er Pairs.  You can use it for all of your games.  Don't play everything on the card? Just mark it off!  Ask Sharon for your copy.

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New Intro Class Starting Soon...

Intro to Bridge ~  Tell Your Friends!

Starting September 21st at 10am
Thursdays 10am-12pm
Instructor Sharon Lux
Starting September 25th at 6:30pm
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor Jane Kirby

Starting October 23rd at 10am
Mondays 10am-12pm
Instructor Sharon Lux

Retakes are FREE!
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Fundamental Classes ~ Still Time to Join

Fundamental II ~
Modern Bidding with Susan
Friday at 10am Starting August 25th

Fundamental III ~
Play of the Hand with Jane
Tuesday at 6:30pm Starting September 5th

Retakes are 1/2 Price!

Mentor/Mentee Program

BAND new Mentor/Mentee Program is growing like crazy and we hope that you will join in the fun and become a mentee and perhaps even a mentor to someone who has less experience at the game than you!

Some goals you may have that the BAND Mentor/Mentee Program can help you meet:
1. To feel more comfortable playing up at the next game level
2. To get to know more players
3. To understand the etiquette and proper behavior at the table
4. To understand director's rulings
5. To recognize strengths and identify areas of the game which may need more work.

If you think the BAND Mentor/Mentee Program is for you then 
 and we will find you a mentor to help you with your goals!
0-5 Free-Play Punch Card

A new program for 0-5 players is up and running and it includes a free play for you!

Just ask a BAND director for your very own 0-5 punch card and present it to the director each time you play.  Once you accumulate five punches, your 6th game is free!  Already used up one punch card, just pick up another one...It's that simple.
World Champion & Master Teacher
Donna Compton
Tips with Donna

Eliminating Losers
            ~ Identify the Master Hand!
Video Clip from Eliminating Losers Lesson Video


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