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Intermediate Bridge at Historic Jekyll Island Club

Join experts to improve your bridge skills and learn new techniques amid the Gilded Age splendor of Jekyll Island. Plus, enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the Jekyll Island Club!
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Program No. 11602RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399
Georgia

Intermediate Bridge at Historic Jekyll Island Club

Join experts to improve your bridge skills and learn new techniques amid the Gilded Age splendor of Jekyll Island. Plus, enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the Jekyll Island Club!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399
Program No. 11602 RJ

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Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2022
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May 8 - May 13, 2022
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Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2022
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2022
Starting at
1,899
May 8 - May 13, 2022
Starting at
1,899
Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2022
Starting at
1,899
Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2022
Starting at
1,899

At a Glance

Come to Georgia to master your bridge skills and to experience the fascinating nature and history of beautiful Jekyll Island. Each morning, learn from our bridge expert who provides practical instruction on leads, defense, signals and more for intermediate players. Spend your afternoons practicing what you’ve learned during round-robin play, and learn about Jekyll Island’s Gilded Age history and ecology on field trips. Then in the evenings, continue to refine your bridge skills in sessions of “no agenda” play, with the instructor on-hand to answer questions and give pointers.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking up to one mile over varied terrain, beach and boardwalks. At the hotel, there are steps leading from the Bellstand to the veranda at the entrance (there is a handicap lift available). There are also four steps leading to the front desk. There is a gift shop at the hotel that has steps as well, which includes three steps up and three steps down.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Improve your bridge skills under the tutelage of a Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League.
  • Enjoy your stay at the historic Jekyll Island Club, and go behind the scenes to learn about its past as a resort for wealthy Americans like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts.
  • Learn firsthand about the ecosystem of this coastal environment on a beach walk and a visit to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

General Notes

This intermediate bridge program requires basic familiarity with hand valuation, opener and responder general guidelines for bidding and rebidding, and basic guidelines for play and defense. Please note that it is not suitable for beginners. Also, this program covers all the requirements required to participate in the advancing program, "The Fun Way to Serious Bridge for the Advancing Player" (#13192).
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Faith Willis
Although Faith retired from a 25-year career as a professor and administrator, she continues work as a consultant, providing research for community, governmental and non-profit agencies. Faith is a certified ACBL teacher and has taught Bidding, Modern Conventions and Defense for three years. She enjoys tournament play and taking bridge lessons from nationally known teachers and is a Silver Life Master. She served as Board Chair of the YMCA and was named YMCA volunteer of the year. Faith is an active swimmer and Pilates student.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Linda Arthur View biography
Retired from a career in education, Linda Arthur served as a professor, assistant superintendent and interim superintendent, and received numerous community service awards. She enjoys sharing the history of Jekyll Island, playing bridge, mahjongg and golfing.
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Faith Willis View biography
Although Faith retired from a 25-year career as a professor and administrator, she continues work as a consultant, providing research for community, governmental and non-profit agencies. Faith is a certified ACBL teacher and has taught Bidding, Modern Conventions and Defense for three years. She enjoys tournament play and taking bridge lessons from nationally known teachers and is a Silver Life Master. She served as Board Chair of the YMCA and was named YMCA volunteer of the year. Faith is an active swimmer and Pilates student.
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BRIDGE BASICS 3: POPULAR CONVENTIONS
by Audrey Grant
This book is provided when you arrive at your program. Audrey Grant does it again with an amazing new book, Popular Conventions, the third book in a series. It covers everything from playing at a party table to a tournament table; Popular Conventions teaches you the core conventions that will strengthen your game for sure. It introduces you to the Stayman conventions, Jacoby transfer bids, the strong artificial two club opening, Blackwood and Gerber. This book gives you a chance to get ahead and win!





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