“A Taste of Bridge”

New to bridge?
Forget everything you’ve ever been told about how tough it might begetting started. After all, when you come right down to it, it’s a game. And that’s how we teach it. But what a game it is! For many of us it became a life time passion. Our Taste of Bridge introductory series tries to show you what bridge is all about and let the beauty of the game do the rest. If you like a good detective story, like figuring things out by combining many tiny inferences to draw conclusions, know that that’s part of what is in store for you.  As with any great game, be it tennis, golf, chess, or anything new you choose to really sink your teeth into, half the fun is in getting there.  Be assured, your bridge journey with us will be just that, fun (see below).

The Beginner course package.

Either our five two-hour, once-a-week lesson series, or our two-sessions-a-day for two Saturdays series include the following:

  • My book, “A Taste of Bridge”,  was Honored last year by our national organization, The American Bridge Teachers Association with their highest award, Book of the Year. Even better….it was the first bridge book for brand new players ever to earn that award. It’s the book you’ll be using throughout the course. 
  • You’ll also receive six weeks of Best e-Bridge, our online interactive sister site that’s great for practicing between sessions.
  • Small classes: These online classes are kept to a maximum of twelve students. That’s no more than three tables of players per instructor. This low pupil/teacher ratio will insure that you’ll get all the individual attention you ever might need.
  • $175 is the complete price of the course. A $75 deposit is all that’s required.


September courses:
Once a week, Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm…Starting September 16th.
Once a week, Wednesday mornings at 9:45 am…Starting September 23rd.
Twice a day, Saturday all-day from 9:45 am – noon and again from 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm. This will be over two back-to-back Saturdays, September 26th and October 3rd.

October courses:
Once a week, Friday mornings at 9:45 am…Starting October 9th.
Once a week, Wednesdays afternoons at 4:30 pm starting October 7th.

To reserve your seat at one of our tables, please email Jeff Badler, leaving a call back number…..jeffbadlerbridge@gmail.com

Dear POTENTIAL student, 
We pride ourselves on teaching bridge the way it should be taught! We never forget, first and foremost……It’s a game!

We begin by playing with only two or three cards at a time. Step by step we build on it until midway through the first session you find yourself playing bridge. By the end of that first session you will have a basic understanding of how tricks are won and lost and you’ll be starting to bid and play without having memorized a thing!

After the five lessons I can’t promise that you will be a great player (sorry), but you will have an insight into what it takes to become one. Hopefully we will have passed on to you our love of this remarkably exciting game.

Our classes are very small. No more than three tables of players per instructor. These lessons are hands-on with the emphasis on having a good time while you learn. This very adult way of learning has you playing and practicing right from the start. No stuffy, old fashioned lecturing, no memorizing, and no need to take notes. Everything we teach comes right from the book because we wrote the book. And if you’d like to practice in between lessons, we encourage you to try our very user friendly interactive website, Best e-Bridge.com, that comes free with the course.

Our lessons work. We have an outstanding track record. A high percentage of our students go on to become players. Each week hundreds of our students enjoy playing in one or more of our eight “kitchen table” sessions for novice and developing players.

In the past thirty-odd years our club has probably created more bridge players than any other club in the country. The classes are fun and the instruction is first rate. 
This I guarantee: You won’t find a better introductory book, a better practice site,  better instructors, or a better all-round course than ours anywhere else.

Please email Jeff Badler to reserve your seat at our virtual table. Please remember to leave him your phone number:   jeffbadlerbridge@gmail.com

For anything else, please email me at honorsbridge@gmail.com or give me a call: (917)544-1224.

Welcome to our wonderful game and to our even more wonderful bridge community.

Yours truly,
Jeff Bayone