Contra Costa Bridge Center (CCBC) Classes

For newer players…

There are seats available in a class series on declarer play beginning Thursday morning in Walnut Creek.
Taught by Grant Robinson, this class is a thorough introduction to declaring, including planning, promotion and length tricks, finessing, ruffing and discarding, thwarting the defense, and managing the trump suit. Using material from top players and teachers, you will learn using a hands-on approach and practice by playing to review your bidding skills and cement the lesson.
The class takes place on Thursday mornings, 10:00 to noon, at Civic Park Community Center in Walnut Creek. The class begins January 10 and runs through March 7 (9 classes). The cost is $123. Accompanying, optional textbook, Defense in the 21st Century, will be available for purchase at the first class.
Click here for further information. Enroll online or at the community center.

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.
Classes are from 7:00 to 9:00 at Civic Park Community Center in Walnut Creek.
These classes are offered jointly by Contra Costa Bridge Center and Walnut Creek Recreation. 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.
The topic will be DEFENSE. You spend half your time defending, and you can greatly elevate your success at bridge by learning to defend well.

Topics will include:
  • Effective signalling
  • Discarding
  • Counting
  • Giving and receiving ruffs
  • Defensive strategies and when to use them
  • Second- and third-hand play

Thinking Bridge

Mondays, 7–9 PM
Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek
Sep 10–Oct 8 (5 classes)     Click here for further information and to register
Oct 15—Nov 19 (5 classes) Registration not yet open
Talk with Grant about options if you cannot attend all classes in a series.
Youth Bridge for 10-25 year olds.

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