Contra Costa Bridge Center (CCBC) Classes

For newer players…

Learn to be a confident declarer. Whether you want to play just for fun or are interested in serious competition, this class will elevate your enjoyment of bridge using a hands-on learning approach developed by top teachers and players. Meet other bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and engaging online learning environment.
Instructor Deb Rechnitz is an accredited bridge teacher and accomplished player. This class assumes basic bidding skills. Accompanying book available for purchase separately.

Class: Play of the Hand (ACBL Diamond Series)
Schedule: Tuesday mornings, 10–noon, starting November 10 (8 classes).

Space is limited. Contact Deb at to enroll.

For advancing players

Ongoing Intermediate Bridge – If you are unfamiliar with these classes, they are intermediate-level intended for those who play regularly. Use hands-on teaching methods combined with mentored play to improve your bidding, declarer play, and defense. Focuses on reasoning and judgment; standard bidding used throughout so you can come alone or bring your favorite partner. Lesson materials included. Specific topics will be announced in advance (see below).  Lesson materials included.

The classes are offered by Walnut Creek Recreation and Contra Costa Bridge Center. This means the classes are not drop-in, and require registration. Also, regrettably, a higher cost, but see below if you need flexibility.  Walnut Creek Recreation handles registration, and by default will enroll you in an entire six-week series. If you know you will miss some classes, contact the instructor for options.  Talk with Grant about options if you cannot attend all classes in a series.
Civic Park Community Center in Walnut Creek has closed for the spring semester. This affects the Thursday morning Bridge classes:

Bridge: Declarer Play. The final session, on March 12, was cancelled. Participants will receive a refund.
Bridge: Defense. The first session is Cancelled. Stay alert for further announcements.
Youth Bridge for 10-25 year olds.

Contact Bruce at 925-766-7586 for more information.