Contra Costa Bridge Center (CCBC)

Contra Costa Bridge Center, Inc. (CCBC) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Public Charity, formed for the purpose of Education.  Our mission is to offer educational and playing opportunities for beginning, intermediate, and experienced bridge players in the greater Contra Costa area.  We are striving to make every CCBC offering an enjoyable learning experience.

Board members of Contra Costa Bridge Center, Inc. (and e-mail addresses) are as follows:
 
Bruce Johnsonbaugh eckhoffhoppe@hotmail.com

Location – First Christian Church, Fellowship Hall
3039 Willow Pass Road, Concord
Phone:  925-935-2273

In addition to reaching the playing site, making reservations, and leaving messages, you will be able to get a lot of information about CCBC classes and events right from your phone.

Also note the email addresses for CCBC:
ccbc.reservations@gmail.com for class and event reservations, including requests for a stationary position. Game directors will monitor this email address.
ccbridgecenter@gmail.com for all other communications. The Center manager will monitor this email address.
Stay in touch!

Directions – here

Manager, Grant Robinson 

Limited and open games weekly!  Click here for the schedule!   Click here for Game Results!

Stratified Games  All games will have two to three strats, so your results will be compared to players of the same relative skill which means more master points for you.

Pre-Dealt Hands  Games will have hands prepared by dealing machines with hand records supplied after each game.

Fast, accurate scoring. Electronic scoring devices used to reduce scoring errors and provide results instantly 

Online Results. Hand records and results for each pair on every hand are available online for every game. Players can learn from reviewing these results.

LOTS OF NEWS!

Click here for current month’s special events schedule for CCBC

Unit Game – The next unit game at CCBC will be Tuesday, April 7 at 10:00 (749er).

    • Monday–Saturday, February 17–22 — ACBL Education Foundation Games All games participate. Extra masterpoints. Extra $1 to support education programs.
    • Saturday, February 29No game. Hall in use.
Change in MP limit – effective October 1, the Tuesday morning 499er game will increase the MasterPoint limit to 749.  So, all players with less than 750 MPs will be eligible to play.

New Game – CCBC began a new game for players from 0-20 MPs on Tuesdays at 2:00.  This is an excellent way to transition from classes to a sanctioned duplicate game. Partner not required.  Cost is $5 for ACBL members and $7 for non-members.  Contact Wayne Rechnitz, director or Bruce Johnsonbaugh for more information.

Saturday Morning 199er – The limit of the Saturday morning game is increased so that any player with less than 200 masterpoints may participate. The limit was 100 masterpoints. The cost remains at $7. You are guaranteed to play if you come without a partner. The game begins at 9:30, and there is a free mini-lesson preceding the game at 9:15.

 

CLASSES AT CCBC for beginners to advanced players! 

Mini-lessons Prior to most games — Monday 9:30, Tuesday 9:30, Tuesday 1:40, Wednesday 9:00, Thursday 1:45, and Saturday 9:15.

For newer players…

A NEW BRIDGE CLASS for beginners and those whose game is rusty

Monday afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, for 9 weeks, starting January 13, 2020

Taught by ACBL accredited teacher and ACBL Life Master DEBBY RECHNITZ

Cost is only $90 (including Text book).

Here is a flyer

To register, contact either of the following: Debby Rechnitz,  drechnitz@comcast.net

Bruce Johnsonbaugh, eckhoffhoppe@hotmail.com, 925-766-7586

Advanced

For advancing players

Mini-lessons Prior to most games — Monday 9:30, Tuesday 9:30, Tuesday 2:00, Wednesday 8:35, Thursday 1:45, and Saturday 9:15.

Declarer Play  Improve your ability to take all your tricks as declarer. Meet other bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and engaging learning environment. Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, January 16 through March 12. Instructor Grant Robinson.

Defense Improve your ability to take tricks when defending, something you do half of the time when playing Bridge. This class assumes basic bridge skills. Thursdays, 10:00– noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, March 19 through May 21. Instructor Grant Robinson

Click here for current and upcoming classes.

Free Youth Bridge Class for 10-25 year olds.  It is held at CCBC on Tuesday evenings – 2nd and 4th Tuesday.  If you or anyone you know is interested, call Bruce at 925-766-7586.   CHANGE IN START TIME from 6:15 P.m. to 7:00 p.m..  Our session will end at 8:30 p.m. rather than 8:00 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE/NEWCOMER GAMES EACH WEEK:

Saturday Morning 199er Game   The Saturday morning Novice Game (199 or fewer master points) welcomes all interested newer players each week. The morning begins at 9:15 with a short lesson, then supervised play of 18+ hands. Players can ask questions of the mentors. You may come without a partner.  Contact Mike Kruley for information, bearkruley@gmail.com, 925-609-8517 

Ravi Bhalla’s Tuesday Morning 499er Game   Lesson at 9:30am followed by game at 10:00am.  Ravi Bhalla, Ravib2000@hotmail.com, 510-540-9872

Debby Rechnitz’s Tuesday Afternoon 0-20 game.  Lesson at 1:40, followed by game at 2:00pm.  No partner needed.  Debby Rechnitz, drechnitz@comcast.net

Larry Miller’s Wednesday Morning 499er Game   Lesson at 9:00am followed by game at 9:15am.

Thursday Afternoon Novice Game (0-99 masterpoints)  Game is at 2:00pm with mini-lesson at 1:45pm, cost $7. Players are allowed to ask questions.  No partner needed.  Contact Mike Kruley for information, bearkruley@gmail.com, 925-609-8517