Judy Kay-Wolff


Congratulations to the hard-working bridge devotees who are making a huge effort to not only draw beginners (and old timers who have forsaken the game) to classes – but also who have gotten their foot in the door at 25 middle schools in the area.  

You may not be aware but bridge has been taught in the schools in Europe for about twenty plus years and in China for the last few.  Some energetic bridge players in our area recognize the importance of the game in practical areas (as well as its social and pleasurable aspects) such as developing sheer logic, problem solving, understanding and interpreting numbers in real situations, etc.   The beneficial offshoots of bridge are boundless.   I spotted and copied the following literature which appeared on our local computer Bridge Site – well worth reading:


This page is devoted to people who would like to learn to play bridge.

BEGINNER CLASSES – Spring Mountain Bridge Club, 1151 S Buffalo Dr, #100, has a new bridge lessons offering starting Wednesday, August 22 at 6:00 pm. These lessons are designed for beginners and those who may not have played bridge in a while. No experience necessary. Contact Charlene Mintz at 278-8614.

BEGINNER CLASSES – Eric Bell will start Easybridge lessons at Las Vegas Bridge World, 5580 W Flamingo Rd, #101, Las Vegas, starting September 17 at 6:30 pm. These lessons are designed for people with no prior bridge experience. There is no charge for the first 4 weeks. For more information contact ">">">Eric.

Youth Program

BRIDGE IN AREA SCHOOLS – Our new school Bridge program is starting at about 25 schools in the Las Vegas Valley in September. It is aimed at middle school aged children, although some high schools and elementary schools have also expressed interest. Students will be taught by school teachers who, in most cases, have just learned the rules of the game. They will be teaching in slow steps with card play first, and bidding later, to kids who may not even be familiar with the deck of cards.

Teaching the teachers is being conducted in two seminars. The first seminar is on Aug 4, 2012. If you are a teacher interested in the program, or know children who might be interested in participating contact Richard Baker.

Hooray for Las Vegas!  It would be great if other communities would follow suit!


Bob LafleurAugust 23rd, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Two other bridge programs are available for senior citizens. OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, chapter at UNLV has two bridge classes for beginner to intermediate players.

Bert & Judy Kulic run a Supervised duplicate with a lecture before each game on Fridays at 1:00 PM at Merrill Gardens. Bert can be reached at BertKulic@cox.net.

Barbara Wishnev and I teach a bridge class at Las Ventanas Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM. Our format is a lecture using slides and bridge software to illuminate a topic, followed by play with hands set up to use the tools just learned, and review. I can be reached at vegasbob13@gmail.com.

OLLI membership includes the opportunity to attend ANY or ALL or the more than 60 interesting and informative OLLI study groups which are offered at 7 convenient locations around the Las Vegas valley. You can view the complete Fall Class Grid online at the OLLI web site – http://seniorprograms.unlv.edu/osher.html – or you may call the OLLI office at (702) 774-OLLI

CPAugust 23rd, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I hear Atlanta is very active in that area and already has made great strides. I hope it catches on all over the country and have the U. S. youth carry the torch. Time marches on and none of us are getting any younger.

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elaine wellerMarch 13th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

My friend and I are looking for affordable bridge lessons starting soon as beginners. Does anyone have current info to share?

elaine wellerMarch 13th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

In las vegas that is…

Judy Kay-WolffJune 24th, 2014 at 1:54 am

Elaine, Sorry, I did not see this until today. Check my recent blog about Learn Bridge in a Day. It will be held at the LVH on Sunday, July 20th.