Tom Broyles Lessons


There’s a bridge workshop for everyone this Spring from “Green as Grass” non-players to sessions on defense and various conventions.

All workshops begin Wednesday, May 1 and run for 5 straight Wednesdays at the St. Clair Community Center, 308 S. Fourth Street, St. Clair. Please use the west door.  Handicapped parking available, no steps.

Introduction to Bridge and Bidding     12-1:30pm

Wednesdays, May 1, 8. 15. 22, and 29; 12-1:30 pm for “Green as Grass” non-players.  The pace of this workshop will be set by the participants, not by lesson plans.  It will also cover bidding for more experienced players.

Everyone’s help is needed in identifying possible participants as I have no list of non-players.  Please help get the word out.

No cost.   No partner needed. Please pre-register at or 810-326-0121 if you have a question.  Or register with St. Clair Recreation Dept. 810-329-7121x3.  You may register for multiple workshops.

Play of the Hand Workshop     1:45-3:15pm

This workshop is for players wanting to improve how they play their hand when declarer.  These sessions will be a combination of lecture, table problem solving and individual thinking.  Topics include developing long suits, what card to lead, when to get trump in, how to play in a no trump contract, etc.

Defensive Play and Conventions     3:30-5:00pm

Topics include: opening leads against no trump contracts, opening leads against suit contracts, defensive signals, developing defensive tricks, bidding.  Participates may also ask to have various conventions discussed such as weak 2 bids, strong bids, how to bid for slams, takeout doubles, Stayman, transfers, blackwood, Michaels etc.

No cost. No partner needed. See registration above.

This course is American Contract Bridge League’s Bridge In the 21st Century led by ACBL certified instructor Tom Broyles.  Textbook available for $19.95 but not required.

These workshops are sponsored by the St. Clair Recreation Department.  Bridge is a gateway to making so many friends. It helps keep you sharp mentally.  There are so many weekly games going on now.  Please come and make a new best friend. Please pass the word to non-players.

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