Free Bridge Lessons At Pinon and LAMS

Cliff Rudy, left, and Bob Walker play bridge with Pinon Elementary students Cory Liechty, left, and a friend. Courtesy/LADBC


Volunteers from the Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club are offering free bridge lessons, starting the first week of September, to students at Los Alamos Middle School and to students in grades 3-6 at Pinon Elementary School. 

Lessons will be offered at the Middle School during lunch hours on Tuesdays. Lessons will be offered at Pinon as part of the Before School program on Thursday mornings and during lunch hours on Fridays.  Classes are open to both beginning and intermediate bridge players. 

This the third year that classes are being offered at Pinon and the second year they are being offered at the Middle School. During the last two years, more than 100 students have been introduced to the game of bridge.

Bridge is a fun card game played with four people and was once considered the most popular card game in the world. It can be played as a social game with friends and family or as a competitive game in a duplicate bridge club or at local, national or international tournaments. It can also be played on the Internet. 

Playing bridge is a good exercise for the brain and will help students improve their memory and develop problem solving skills. It is also a great way to improve their math skills, develop partnership communication and teaming skills, and meet new people, but most of all, kids learn bridge to have a good time. It is a game for people of all ages and is a great way for families to have fun together. Students are invited to bring their friends and come to the free lessons ready to have a fun and challenging experience learning the rules of the game of bridge and getting practice playing.

Adult American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge games are held at 1 p.m. Mondays at the White Rock Senior Center, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the BESC, and 7 p.m. Thursdays at the BESC. 

For more information, contact Earle Marie Hanson at 505.672.9576.

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