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 special events schedule for CCBC – 2018

Here is a newsletter for August

Unit Game – The next unit game at CCBC will be Wednesday, August 1 at 8:45am – 499er(then Sun, Aug 19)

Wednesday, August 1 Morning Unit Championship Game

Mon–Sat, August 6–11 all sessions International Fund Games

Monday, August 13 Morning NAP Club Qualifying Game (all flights)

Tuesday, August 14 Morning NAP Club Qualifying Game (Flight C)

Wednesday, August 15 Morning NAP Club Qualifying Game (Flight C)

Wednesday, August 15 Afternoon NAP Club Qualifying Game (all flights)

Friday, August 17 Morning NAP Club Qualifying Game (all flights)

Sunday, August 19 Morning Unit Championship Game and Lunch

Mon–Sat, August 20–25 all sessions STAC Games

Tuesday, August 28 Morning NAP Club Qualifying Game (Flight C)

Wednesday, August 29 Morning ACBL Inter-club Championship Game

The North American Pairs Unit Final (all flights) will be Saturday, September 22, at 1:00. There are several opportunities to qualify coming up in July and August.

New Game Cancelled – Contra Costa Bridge Center started a new game on Friday mornings for players with less than 300 masterpoints. For 2018, the game is cancelled.  CCBC will continue to hold its Friday morning open game at 10:00AM

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, Wednesday 8:35, Thursday 1:45, and Saturday 9:15.

For newer players…

Introduction to Bridge  For new and returning players. Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, begins September 13. Instructor Grant Robinson. Click here to enroll online on August 13.

For advancing players

Instructor Grant Robinson

2 over 1, started July 23 for 6 weeks.

The class takes place from 7:00 to 9:00 at Civic Park Community (Senior) Center in Walnut Creek. The class is offered by Walnut Creek Recreation in conjunction with Contra Costa Bridge Center.

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 15-18 hands. Players can ask questions of the mentors. It is a great place to practice the things you have learned in classes and solidify your understanding. The Saturday morning sessions are growing each week.  Please join us for this fun learning experience.

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

Larry Miller’s Wednesday Morning 499er Game   Lesson at 8:35am followed by game at 8:45am.

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.  Contact Mike Kruley for information, bearkruley@gmail.com, 925-609-8517