This class is for experienced players who want to improve their bidding, declarer play, and defense to the next level. We’ll focus on 2/1 Game Force, supplemented by Standard American bidding based on five-card majors and will cover important basic conventions, like Blackwood, Stayman and transfers. Then we’ll build upon that knowledge and learn more about competetive conventions, like Michaels, Splinters, Jacoby 2NT, Negative Doubles, Roman Key Card Blackwood and New Minor Forcing. The class will also cover advances in defensive play: what to discard, giving count, and how to use suit preference signals. Comprised of short classroom lectures followed by the bidding and play of real bridge hands, this class is for players who are ready for more complex play. Recommended texts: Bridge for Everyone by D.W. Crisfield ($20), and 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know, Seagram and Smith ($18) are both available through the registration form.