Where's Jerry?
2014

Jan 19-26 Las Vegas Regional

Jan 30-31 Orlando Seminar

Feb 3 - 9 Hilton head Regional

Feb 12-13 Charlotte CC Seminar

Feb 17-23 Palmetto Regional Off-site

Feb 27-Mar 1 Palm Coast Sectional

Apr 16-17 St. Simons Island Seminar

Apr 21-27 Gatlinburg Regional

May 2-4 Morganton GNT

May 5-11 White Stallion Ranch Seminar

May 14-15 Charlotte CC Seminar

May 20-26 Raleigh Regional

Jun 2-4 Coral Bay Seminar

Jun 6-8 Charlotte Sectional

Jun 9-12 Wianno Club Seminar

Jun 30 - Jul 5 Halifax Regional Off-site

Jul 31-Aug 9 Cruise: Bermuda/Caribbean

Nov 1-3 Vernon, British Columbia Seminar

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  Featured:
Helms - White Stallion Ranch, N. Tucson AZ

May 4-11, 2014 • North Tucson, AZ • Call now: 888-816-2457

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Highlights

• 8 days/7 nights at the White Stallion Ranch

• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily

• Lectures & comedy with bridge guru Jerry Helms

• Stratified ACBL duplicate bridge games directed by Linda Green

• Q&A sessions with Jerry and Linda

• Horseback riding (as much or as little as you like)

• Transfers to and from Tucson Airport

• Private excursion including Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Madaras Art Gallery, Tuscon tour including lunch.

• Full dude ranch facilities including a  chuck-wagon cookout with ranch riders, a night under the stars, and Jerry’s Cowpoke Gala Farewell Awards Dinner

• Other Western fun and games


Download a pdf of Bridge Week at the White Stallion. Off-site

White Stallion Ranch horseThis is an incredible bridge getaway for city slickers and would-be cowboys as well as anyone who enjoys stunning scenery and the great outdoors.The White Stallion Ranch is rated #1 for hotels in the Tuscon area by TripAdvisor. Here you’ll find 3,000 acres of wide-open land at the foot of the ruggedly beautiful Tucson Mountains adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Forty-one ranch style guest rooms offer free wireless high-speed internet access, full bath with tub and shower, and private patio. The ranch has a heated pool, spa services, and a fully-equipped gym. Enjoy daily horseback riding available for all levels of riders.  

From just $2350 per person, you get three meals a day, daily riding (except Sunday), plenty of just plain cowboy fun...and, of course, lots of bridge lectures, duplicates, private ranch-style events and time to socialize.

Your Host

Jerry Helms, professional bridge player, writer and teacher, specializes in group seminars. As a player, he has appeared 27 consecutive times on the annual American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) “Top 500” list. 

Jerry is a featured columnist for both Better Bridge Magazine and the ACBL Bulletin. His byline for both magazines is “Ask Jerry.” He is the co-inventor of the HELLO convention that is used over the opponents opening 1NT bid. 


Note: In the event that Jerry Helms is unable to travel and/or attend scheduled functions for reasons beyond the control of Alice Travel, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply. Alice Travel will attempt to provide a lecturer of equal caliber.


Helms Sectional Banner 7-2014

July 31-August  9, 2014 • Bermuda and the Caribbean
ACBL Sectional at Sea • Silver Points! 
Royal Caribbean's beautiful Explorer of the Seas
Lectures and private events with Jerry Helms. Call now 888-816-2457.

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Bermuda & The Caribbean
Roundtrip NJ

July 31-Aug. 9, 2014
Royal Caribbean's
Explorer of the Seas

Cape Liberty (NJ), Bermuda, St. Maarten, San Juan, Labadee, Cape Liberty
 
From just $1897 per person
double occupancy, INCLUDES BRIDGE PROGRAM, CARD FEES, PRIVATE EVENTS AND GRATUITIES


You must book through Alice Travel to participate in this Sectional.
888-816-2457

For more details of this sailing.  Off-site

 

From snorkeling and swimming to shopping and golf, the Caribbean is the ultimate outdoor playground. What better way to combine a vacation and your love of bridge than to be surrounded by white sand beaches, turquoise waters and beautiful islands? 

Play in comfortable surroundings. Earn Silver Points. Enjoy the fun, the people, and all the ship has to offer.

Your Host

Jerry Helms, professional bridge player, writer and teacher, specializes in group seminars. As a player, he has appeared 25 consecutive times on the annual American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) “Top 500” list. 

Jerry is a featured columnist for both Better Bridge Magazine and the ACBL Bulletin. His byline for both magazines is “Ask Jerry.” He is the co-inventor of the HELLO convention that is used over the opponents opening 1NT bid. 

The Itinerary

July 31 - depart Cape Liberty, NJ. Cape Liberty is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, NJ just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty Airport. Arrive early and enjoy everything New York City has to offer. Alice Travel will be happy to arrange your transportation and pre- or post-cruise hotel stays.

Aug. 1 - at sea

Aug. 2 - King's Wharf, Bermuda. Located at the tip of Bermuda's West End, King's Wharf is home to exceptional shopping and pristine beaches. The beautifully restored Royal Navy Dockyards have quaint boutiques, a crafts market, and a fascinating maritime museum. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports in the gorgeous harbor.

Aug. 3 - at sea

St. MaartenAug. 4 - Phillipsburg, St. Maarten. When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Phillipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscapes. The island offers endless stretches of beautiful beaches.

Aug. 5 - San Juan, Puerto Rico. One of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico's landscape encompasses mountains, underground caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches, and a massive rain forest that supplies fresh water to the island. San Juan, the capital of the commonwealth is a big city with a bustling business district, glitzy resorts and casinos, and a quaint old section with great restaurants and boutiques.

Aug. 6 - Labadee, Haiti. On the north coast of Haiti, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage, sits Labadee®, Royal Caribbean's private paradise. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, and a terrific assortment of water sports.

Aug. 7 and 8 - at sea

Aug. 9 - disembark Cape Liberty, NJ.


Stunning Fall Foliage Voyage on the Crystal Serenity
Stunning Fall Foliage Voyage on the Crystal Serenity
October, 2014 - CALL IMMEDIATELY: 888 816-2457

What could be better than cruising from New York to Québec City during nature's breathtaking show of autumn colors. Sail in total luxury, visit lovely ports, and enjoy plenty of bridge and socializing.

Jerry Helms is a professional bridge player, writer and teacher, who specializes in group seminars. As a player, Jerry has appeared 27 consecutive times in the annual American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) “Top 500” list. His 20,000+ masterpoints include over 300 regional wins and nine top-five finishes in National Events. 

When the ACBL established its teacher accreditation program, Jerry was asked to be one of the original trainers. He has certified over 2000 new bridge teachers. Jerry is a featured columnist for both Better Bridge Magazine and the ACBL Bulletin. His byline for both magazines is “Ask Jerry.” 

Highlights &?Savings
• Daily lessons with Jerry 
• Daily duplicates
• Private events with Jerry
• Gratuities included
• Complimentary fine wine and spirits thoughout the ship
• Complimentary dining in specialty restaurants
• $100 per person shipboard credit
• Special solo traveler fares
• Early booking savings (pay by April 18 and receive 2-1/2% discount)

New York to Québec City
Oct. 16-26, 2014
Crystal Cruises' Serenity

New York City, Newport, Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Québec City

From just $3720 per person
double occupancy
 
Includes bridge program, private events, fine wines and spirits throughout the ship, complimentary dining in specialty restaurants, prepaid gratuities


You must book through Alice Travel to participate in this Program.

Download brochure. 


The Itinerary
Oct. 16-17 - New York City. 
Welcome to one of the world’s most famous and exciting cities. Broadway, Times Square, the Empire State Building and Central Park are just some of the celebrated spectacles. Arrive early to enjoy theatre, the symphony,  world-class museums...or just stroll, shop, people-watch, and dine.
Newport
Oct. 18 - Newport. For almost a century and a half, Newport was the stylish home of the America’s Cup yachting races. Don’t miss the opulent “cottages” built at the turn of this century by industrial tycoons along Ocean Drive. You'll be spellbound by the legends and stories of families such as the Morgans, Astors, Fishers and Vanderbilts.

Oct. 19 - Boston. Explore the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church and the Boston Common. A few miles away lie Lexington and Concord where the momentous events that began in 1775 come alive. Superb shopping and wonderful museums abound.

Oct. 20 - Portland. The largest city in Maine and the state’s social and economic capital, Portland is a vibrant and historic destination. A favorite place for strolling, dining, shopping and entertainment is the Old Port.

Oct. 21 - Bar Harbor. Cradled off the craggy coast of Maine lies Mount Desert Island and the charming seaport town of Bar Harbor. Take a scenic drive through some of Maine’s most spectacular scenery or stroll along the picturesque main street with its inviting shops and galleries.

Oct. 22 - Halifax. As your Crystal ship approaches the pier, bagpipers bid a warm welcome to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and the most Scottish of all Canada’s cities. The Citadel Fortress, which dates back to the city’s founding in 1749, stands over the thriving downtown area. Shoppers will delight in authentic Scottish tartans, pewter, and superb hand-knit woolens. 

Oct. 23 - Sydney. Situated on Cape Breton Island’s eastern shore, Sydney was settled in 1783 by New York and New Hampshire colonists loyal to the British crown. At the Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Park, visitors will step back in time to 1740, when this fortress town was France’s North American administrative, military and commercial center. Sydney is also the gateway to the spectacular beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands and the Bras d’Or Lakes

Oct. 24 - cruising the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Oct. 25-26 - Québec City. Resembling no other city in the world, Québec’s cuisine, language and traditions combine to make this a unique cradle of French civilization in North America. Within fortress walls high atop Cap Diamant, the old city is a sheer delight for lovers of history. Here, magnificent churches, cobbled streets, fragrant gardens and chic boutiques all vie for your attention.

Ship
On a Crystal Cruise you’re in a private world of casual, easy-paced luxury. Crystal has been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel & Leisure Magazine for an unprecedented 16 years in a row! The Crystal Serenity features a lavish Feng Shui-inspired spa, complimentary golf, yoga and Pilates instruction. The Computer University@Sea offers 24-hour e-mail and internet access, as well as hands-on instruction. You’ll enjoy award-winning cuisine in the Crystal Dining Room, the intimate Vintage Room, Silk Road and the Sushi Bar, and Prego—the Italian specialty restaurant. The Crystal Casino is always alive with activity and shows are top-notch. There’s plenty to amuse and delight when you're not playing bridge or enjoying the sights.

Category CP Crystal Penthouse w/Verandah PS Penthouse Suite w/Verandah PH Penthouse w/Verandah P Deluxe Stateroom w/Verandah A Deluxe Stateroom w/Verandah B Deluxe Stateroom w/Verandah C Deluxe Stateroom
Brochure Rate $43,440 $27,720 $17,460 from $12,520 $12,220 from $11,340 $8,940
Alice Travel Group Rate $20,970 $10,610 $7.980 from $5,510 from $5,360 from $4.920 from $3,720
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and in U.S. dollars. Single occupancy rates upon request. Itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice.Port, security, and handling charges additional $505 per person. Crystal Society Savings are available in all categories.

In the event that Jerry Helms is unable to travel or attend scheduled functions due to illness or circumstances beyond our control, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply. Alice Travel will attempt to provide a lecturer of equal caliber.


Helms to HELLO  first published in 1996, has been released by Masterpoint Press. It is available through all major bridge supply outlets.
Click here for an introduction to HELLO.
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 Some of Jerry's reviews:
 
"Jerry Helms is one dynamic teacher you just can't miss. Well known for his humor and ability to mind-meld with his audience, you'll be amazed at how much Jerry can turn learning bridge into so much fun. He is the Pied Piper of bridge students at all levels. I have my own I Love Jerry button and encourage students and other bridge teachers alike to see this well loved bridge teacher in action."
-- Leslie Shafer
publisher of Bridge Students 'R Us
 
 

MasteringBridge.com featured teacher is Jerry Helms
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"I attended your most recent seminar in Jacksonville Florida.  I was completely overwhelmed with the clarity of instruction that you provided. I learned more in the first two hours of the seminar than I have learned by reading the dozen plus bridge books I own.  In the past I feel like I have stumbled around in the dark as declarer; this seminar turned on the LIGHTS! I now feel like I have an ingrained process for the approach to play of the hand.  Wow!  Why didn't I do this sooner?"
-- Frank Stagl, Gainesville, Florida

 
 
"Every month, when the bulletin comes in, I go directly to"Ask Jerry". your column is really great - informative, well written, sprinkled with a little humor, and worth re-reading. (maybe that's how this "little old lady" has arrived at seventy six hundred master points). anyway - I think that it's time that I say "thank you" - and to tell you how much I enjoy them. and your jerry-isms are fabulous!"
-- Charlotte Baff
 
"Jerry is that rare combination of a great teacher, a fine bridge player, and a vibrant personality.  He has a special knack for organizing and presenting material in a manner that can be easily understood by players at all levels."
-- Audrey Grant
 
"Jerry has a unique rapport with his audience. He creates an instant link and people soak up everything he says. He manages to hit just the right level for all levels of players. Something for everyone. They love his sense of humor and his fabulous presentation."
-- Barbara Seagram,
Kate Buckman Bridge Studio
Toronto, Canada
 

"Thanks for the terrific classes -- you're materials are excellent, the play of the hands reinforces what you tell us, and you're an entertaining instructor. "
-- Becca Ostrom