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The ACBL Bridge Series

Overview of the teaching materials developed to help perpetuate the game.

Bidding in the 21st Century Teacher Manual

The ACBL Bridge Series texts and teacher manuals have been updated to reflect modern bidding theory and to complement the Learn to Play Bridge I and II software programs. The texts and support materials as well as the teacher manuals are being sold by Baron Barclay Bridge Supply. However, ACBL has been given permission to post the teacher manuals at our web site for free download. The lessons can be downloaded individually. Use the links below to access the new, updated teacher manual.


Bidding in the 21st Century – Errata

Updates to the Bidding in the 21st Century text. View
Updates for previous versions of Bidding in the 21st Century Teacher Manual. View

Bidding E-Z Deal Cards

Using old Bidding E-Z Deal Cards? -- See this suggestion.

Play of the Hand in the 21st Century Teacher Manual

4/10/08 - New Version! - The ACBL Bridge Series texts and teacher manuals have been updated to reflect modern bidding theory and to complement the Learn to Play Bridge I and II software programs. The texts and support materials as well as the teacher manuals are being sold by Baron Barclay Bridge Supply. However the ACBL has been given permission to post the teacher manuals at our web site for free download. The lessons can be downloaded individually. Use the links below to access the new, updated Play of the Hand in the 21st Century teacher manual:



Defense in the 21st Century Teacher Manual

The ACBL Bridge Series texts and teacher manuals have been updated to reflect modern bidding theory and to complement the Learn to Play Bridge I and II software programs. The texts and support materials as well as the teacher manuals are being sold by Baron Barclay Bridge Supply. However, ACBL has been given permission to post the teacher manuals at our web site for free download. The lessons can be downloaded individually. Use the links below to access the new, updated teacher manual.



Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century Teacher Manual

The ACBL Bridge Series texts and teacher manuals have been updated to reflect modern bidding theory and to complement the Learn to Play Bridge I and II software programs. The texts and support materials as well as the teacher manuals are being sold by Baron Barclay Bridge Supply. However, ACBL has been given permission to post the teacher manuals at our web site for free download. The lessons can be downloaded individually. Use the links below to access the new, updated teacher manual.



More Commonly Used Conventions in the 21st Century Teacher Manual

The ACBL Bridge Series texts and teacher manuals have been updated to reflect modern bidding theory and to complement the Learn to Play Bridge I and II software programs. The texts and support materials as well as the teacher manuals are being sold by Baron Barclay Bridge Supply. However, ACBL has been given permission to post the teacher manuals at our web site for free download. The lessons can be downloaded individually. Use the links below to access the new, updated teacher manual for this course.



Free! New "Play" Course Teacher Manual -- Major Suit Raises II

You've enjoyed the Major Suit Raises 1 "Play" course and the free Teacher Manual download. Now you can download the Major Suit Raises II "Play" course Teacher Manual free and start getting ready to offer this course to your students. This material provides practice on splinter bids, 1NT forcing, passed hand bidding and Drury. The "Play" course booklet and E-Z Deal cards will be available soon through Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies. The course and manual have been created for the ACBL by Pat Harrington, TAP teacher trainer, author and ABTA master teacher. Download the Major Suit Raises II Teacher Manual now.

Free! New "Play" Course Teacher Manual -- Major Suit Raises I

This new Major Suit Raises 1 Teacher Manual accompanies the new "Play" course of the same name. Now teachers can download a free teacher manual to help them hold the course with ultimate success. The material covers raising partner’s major with hands of all strengths and includes limit raises and the Jacoby 2NT, help-suit game tries and the weak-freak . The course and manual have been created for the ACBL by Pat Harrington, TAP teacher trainer, author and ABTA master teacher. Download the Major Suit Raises I Teacher Manual now.

Free! New Modern NT Bidding "Play" Course Teacher Manual

The New Modern NT Bidding Teacher Manual accompanies the new “Play” course of the same name. Now teachers can download a free teacher manual to help them hold the course with ultimate success. The course and manual have been created for the ACBL by Pat Harrington, TAP teacher trainer, author and ABTA master teacher. Download the New Modern NT Bidding Teacher Manual.

Bridge Plus+ and Lesson Games Handbook

This material has been updated to help teachers and club managers run games for new players and players new to duplicate. Download this material to enhance the beginning duplicate experience for newcomers. It is filled with ideas and tips to help you run special games designed especially for this group.

ACBL "Play" Courses with E-Z Deal Cards and Booklets

Use these four-week supervised play courses to supplement the lessons found in the ACBL Bridge Series courses. The "Play" courses are excellent tools to get your students to practice what they have learned and to move them into duplicate.

Basic Workshops

For both Easybridge! presenters who want to boost retention and teachers looking for very basic Newcomer workshops, Easybridge! has two sets of ten two-hour single-subject presentations. Students are guided through a subject by hands-on play in a light-hearted manner. Click here.

Errata

Keep your ACBL School Bridge Series teaching materials up to date with these changes.

Teaching Tips

Tips for Teaching the ACBL Bridge Series

School Bridge Lesson Series

School Bridge Lesson Series has resources to teach bridge to youth.

Learn to Play Bridge 1 & 2

Download the ACBL’s free software program. Written by champion Fred Gitelman, Learn to Play Bridge helps your students develop their playing, bidding and defensive skills.

Minibridge

An excellent way to introduce bridge to new players. Try this method developed by the English to get students playing without bidding. Click here.