Many bridge players are too passive due to an unwarranted fear of failing to make their bid. Consequently they are out bid by more experienced players. Competing for part scores is an essential element of winning bridge and requires an appreciation for vulnerability, position at the table, fit or probable fit with partner, and proper hand evaluation. High card points are secondary; one might pass with 14 HCP and bid with only 8. We will play 16 hands, each involving multiple teaching points in bidding, defensive play and declarer play. For intermediate level and advanced players.