REDUCE YOUR LEARNING CURVE! - For the advancing player

Join Mark Bumgardner who is teaching the following lessons:

Inverted Minors and Criss-Cross - Thursday, November 12

We will be discussing the Inverted Minor convention this month, (specifically the Criss Cross Version). How to show the difference between limit raise hands and forcing hands and follow up bids after making each type of bid.


The Overall Bridge Player Series - Practice Hands to Improve Your All Around Game - Thursday, November 12, Thursday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 24

This will be an ongoing class on a variety of topics.

  • PLAY: Play topics will include; Hand Evaluation, Identifying Winners & Losers, Developing Long Suits, Trumping Losers, Avoiding Dangerous Opponents, Hold Up Plays, Simple Endplays, Counting and much more.
  • DEFENSE: Defensive techniques will include; Suit Preference, Counting and Attitude Signals and Basic Uppercut Techniques.
  • BIDDING: You will obtain expert tips on bidding to include; hand evaluation, cuebidding, game tries, control showing bids, stopper bids and much more.

Specific hands will be provided to illustrate the above points. After each hand, the bidding and pertinent play aspects will be discussed and you will be provided a printout of the hands and analysis. This is a great way to improve all aspects of your game and take it to the next level.


Please call Mark at 214-223-5219 or email at to sign up.

All lessons are 4:30 - 6:30 PM Cost is $25 per person