Bridge Seminar and Game - Cambodian Bridge Fundraiser
Barbara Seagram Bridge
Vero Beach 2015

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Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway Cambodia

Most people in the bridge world know Barbara Seagram as one of the top teachers, a prolific author and an intrepid tour guide. What's not so well known is how far she will go
to help her fellow mankind.

Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway CambodiaAbout three years ago, Seagram and fellow tour guide Patti Lee discovered a need in Cambodia and went into action. Today, they and their supporters sustain the operations of four schools in Phnom Penh area, paying for electricity, supplies (including computers) and the salaries of teachers and librarians.

Cambodian Schools Collage

Funds to help run the schools come from the bridge players of Canada. "We couldn't do it without them," says Lee, a retired IBM accountant executive who took up teaching and directing bridge after leaving the company. Continued...

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NEW BOOK - Bidding At BridgeBidding At Bridge - A Quizbook
by Barbara Seagram & David Bird

You probably know that there are many different bidding methods, or 'systems' - Standard, Two-over-One, Acol, Precision, and a host of others. This book is based on one of the most popular around the world: so-called Standard bidding.

Once your basic bidding is sound and accurately describes the hands that you hold, then you can begin to add special conventions that are designed to cope with specific circumstances.

No one becomes a great bidder merely by adding conventions to their card.

Each of the fourteen chapters begins with three or four pages of instruction. These are followed by several pages of multiple-choice bidding problems, illustrating everyday situations you will face countless times at the table. For each problem, choose the bid that seems to best describe your hand. You can then turn the page to see which bid we rate as best and an explanation of why.

Retail price is $15.95 + tax. GET YOURS for $15.00 total!!


Available @ 5 Glen Park, or by contacting Barbara @ 416-487-8321
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Cambodia & Laos Fundraisers


Laos is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. It is at least 20 years behind all the other countries of that region.

From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions - equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24-hours a day, for 9 years - making Laos the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. The bombings were part of the U.S. Secret War in Laos to support the Royal Lao Government against the Pathet Lao (Communist) and to interfere with traffic along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The bombings destroyed many villages and displaced hundreds of thousands of Lao civilians during the nine-year period.

Steve Rutledge from Port Hope, founder of Adopt a Village in Laos, is a volunteer on the ground in Laos for six months of each year, (paying his own airfare, accommodation and meals) has accomplished ALOT over the past few years: CONTINUED...


We now have 580 students in our FOUR schools. There is a huge need in the remote villages for medical help. Many never see a doctor. It is all so sad. We have therefore decided to build a FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC. It would be the first line of medical support for local families who do not have a doctor and who cannot travel to one.

3rd Annual Cambodia FundraiserThank YOU! - October 2, 2014 the Gravenhurst Bridge Community

Our 3rd Annual Cambodia Fundraiser in Gravenhurst on October 2, 2014 raised $7,200.00. GREAT work by Linda Harrison and her team, Carolyne and Kelly. The event included a Bridge seminar with Barbara Seagram, a presentation on Cambodia by Patti Lee, a Happy Duplicate Bridge Game and Silent Auction. Lisa McCoy was also in attendance to answer any questions! Thank you one and all.

Thank YOU! - August 15, 2014 the Haliburton Bridge Community

Barbara taught a class and then they all played bridge. They raised $1,500 for our Cambodian Schools!

Thank YOU! - July 3, 2014
WOW!!!! WHAT A FUND RAISER!!!! OVER $22,000 Raised

Barbara Seagram & Patti Lee wish to thank all of the attendees, donors, sponsors, and all of those, who bid on the Silent Auction at our Cambodian fundrasier held on June 19, 2014. 2014 June Cambodian Fundraiser - GENEROUS SPONSORSSee a list of our sponsors and please support them. Please tell them that you saw their contribution here!

They really deserve our support.

The Silent Auction bidding began almost a week before the event, with Patti taking bids by phone and email. The excitement rose as we got closer to the event.

The attendees seemed to love the day itself. Barbara taught a lesson on "doubles" and Patti made a presentation on Cambodia and where the money is being spent. A bridge game in the afternoon with prizes and of course, lots of coffee, a nice lunch, sweets and fruit, and door prizes for at least half of the attendees rounded out the day.

Our special thanks to Enid Roitman for all of her help before the event and all day on June 19th. She makes it all look so easy. As well thanks to Cathy Hogg, who helped us that day, and to Mirko and his staff for the wonderful food.

And most of all, thanks to you for your wonderful support. It all happens because of you!

Barbara, Patti, and the children of Cambodia are so appreciative.

A Mine Free World Foundation and Banyan Learning Tree at work in Cambodia!
8 Landmine Survivors Assisted by CLF in Rural Battambang Cambodia
Over the past month, A Mine Free World Foundation team members have been able to provide aid to eight remote landmine-affected families in rural Battambang province, Cambodia. Funding from the Canadian Landmine Foundation has provided 2 new homes to homeless landmine survivors, and 6 breeding calves and cow sheds to six more rural families. One of these families also received a much-needed metal roof for their hut. Families reside in Koas Kralor and the mountain areas of Samlot district bordering Pailin, where demining agencies are still actively at work removing landmines. Projects conducted by A Mine Free World Foundation ( team members Lisa McCoy, Sophea Keo, Nouv Saroeun, landmine survivor Nil Noy and Banyan Learning Tree Director Om Chamnap ( Projects filmed by 2020 Sudios.
Many Thanks to all our team who are making a difference for these, and 9 other landmine-affected families in Battambang. Cambodia. View Gallery
Barbara Seagram Bridge Books - Great Gift Ideas


Which book will help YOU the most?

Barbara Seagram Bridge Book Descriptions
  • Books on Conventions
    For Advance Beginners and Intermediate Players
  • Books on Bidding, Playing and Defending at Bridge
    For Beginners and Intermediate Players
  • Quiz Books
    For Beginners and Intermediate Players

Bridge Cruises & Trips

We hope you can join us on our upcoming bridge cruise and/or bridge trip!

Spring Bridge at the Briars

April 24-26, 2015
Spring Bridge at the Briars
...with Barbara Seagram & Alex Kornel

Wonderful food, lots of bridge tips, great bridge & fabulous ambiance. Wine & snacks after Friday & Saturday eve games.


special Prces for Spring 2015

  • $499.00* per person (dbl occ.)
  • $629.00* per person (sgl occ.)
*If booked & paid by January 30th

NOTE: Transportation to Briars NOT included. If you need help with transportation, call Barbara far in advance and we will try to arrange a ride.

Barbados Bridge Tournament 2015

May 15th - May 24th, 2015
Barbados Bridge Tournament 2015

NINE Nights Accommodation including all your meals & drinks

USD $1,090.00 PER PERSON (Dbl Occ)
Transfers to and from airport included

HOTEL: Barbados Beach Club, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church

The Barbados Bridge League is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

This is a very special rate - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner & local drinks are all included - house wine with dinner. Manager's Cocktail Party, Opening Dinner & Show & Closing Banquet & Awards Presentation also included

Barbara Seagram & Alex Kornel will be there. This is Barbara's home & native land so she will be happy to advise you of sightseeing opportunities also.

The rate is so excellent that you cannot afford not to do this trip.



Zero Tolerance

This article originally appeared in the January 2014 ACBL Bridge Bulletin. To join Am Contract Bridge League, email Barbara at

The ACBL is renewing the public education campaign initiated by Seagram, Cronin and Jacobs more than 15 years ago.

The theme, "Play nice," transposes two words we all like to hear at the table ("nice play!").

New posters have been developed and are being disseminated to all clubs.

Barbara Seagram - Zero ToleranceSays Seagram,
"I think that all players are responsible for policing this situation. When I call a director about a problem (perhaps at an adjacent table), I make a point of checking with the director later to see what penalty was awarded. If none was, the director gets to listen to me expound on the subject, and if that doesn't work, I then a) report the situation to ACBL and b) speak to the offender myself."

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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Entrance to the parking lot is via a driveway on the north side of Truman Road, immediately East of the church building.

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