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New Bridge Classes Forming at Effingham

Beginning on Jan 8,2004, Bridge lesson have been offered by the Effingham Park District.  The classes are offered for 8 weeks at the Hendlemayer Park Recreational Center in Effingham.  Mike Ritchie is the insrtuctor.  I have been certified by ACBL in the TAP programs and for the EasyBridge instructors program.  The purpose is to instruct players in modern basic bridge bidding and play.  At the present 22 students are enrolled.  i am hopeful that this class will develop some new ACBL members, duplicate players for our new Thursday nite game and tournament play down the road.  It appears that the interest is there and additional lesson for beginners and intermediate players will be offered later in the Spring of 04.


Mike Ritchie