ABTA: Home of the American Bridge Teachers' Association

“To help those who teach bridge to do it better, more effectively, more knowledgeably, more professionally.”

Please note that this program can change at any time. 


Program for ABTA Toronto 18th July 2017- 21st July 2017
Monday eve.17th July'17 6.00p.m
  Interview Master Teachers

Work Party

Tuesday 18th July'17    
  9.00a.m.-3.00p.m.   Art tour
  5.00p.m.-6.00.pm.   ABTA Board Meeting
  6.00p.m.-6.30p.m.   Registration and check-in
  6:30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.   Jeff and Ginny Schuett " Card Combinations"
  8,00p.m. -8.15p.m   Break
  8:15 p.m. - 9.45p.m.   Patty Tucker "Splinter Bids by responder over 1♥ and 1♠ opening bids."
Wednesday 19th July '17
  8.00-9.00a.m.   Continental Breakfast
  8.30.a.m.- 9.00a.m.   Annual ABTA Membership Meeting
  9.00a.m.-9.10a.m.   Welcome and announcements
  9.10a.m.-10.10a.m.   Audrey Grant "What Multi-Level material really means with Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and Intermediate +  students"
  10.10a.m.   Break
  10.20a.m.-11.00a.m.   John Rayner " Some ideas about bridge and teaching"
  11.00a.m.-11.30.a.m.   Rosemary Boden " More money- less time"
  11.30.a.m.-noon   Bob Morris
  12.00 noon-1-30p.m.   Lunch at Badali's for ABTA groups
  1.45p.m.-2.30p.m.   Chris Moll
  2.30-3.15p.m.   Julian Laderman "A dozen lessons from AKQ2"
  3.15-3.30p.m   Break
  3.30p.m.-4.15p.m.   Corey Krantz "Uncommon Common Auctions"
  5.00p.m.   Dinner at" Fred's Not Here" and Carole King "Beautiful"
Thursday 20th July.'17
  8.00a.m.-9.00a.m.   Continental Breakfast
  9.00a.m-10.30a.m.   Teacher of the year- finalist and winner presentation
  10.30.a.-10.45.a.m.   Break
  10.45a.m.-11.15a.m.   Jerry Clerkin
  11.15a.m.-11.45a.m.   Ray Lee "New Books from Master Point Press"
  11.45.am.-12.15 p.m.  

Sam Marks "The Business of Teaching Bridge"

  1.45 p.m.-2.30p.m.   Terry Collier "Wind of Change - Technology Friend or Foe"
  2:30 p.m.-2.45p.m.   Jim Maier "What's new at the Baron Barclay"
  2.45p.m.-3.15p.m.   Teri Adino "Starting from Scratch Teaching Kids Bridge"
  3.15p.m.-3.30p.m.   Break
  3.30p.m.-4.30p.m.   Jerry Helms "Mini Lessons from the best of 'Ask Jerry' "
  6.30 p.m drinks (cash bar) for 7.00p.m.   Awards and Banquet
Friday 21st July'17
  8.00a.m.-9.00a.m.   Post Convention Board Meeting
  9.00a.m.- 9.20a.m.   Linda Green "Interactive partnership bidding practice" -Vu-Bridge
  9.20a.m.-10.05am.   Bob Hamman
  10.05a.m.-10.50a.m.   Zia Mahmood "Ask Zia?"