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!

All games at CCBC this coming week (June 19-24) will be special masterpoint games!

On Wednesday 6/21, both games will participate in the 5th annual The Longest Day fundraising event supporting Alzheimer’s disease care and research. Your extra $1.00, and all normal fees collected by the ACBL, will go to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. In addition, you can donate to the Alzheimer’s Foundation on behalf of ACBL and CCBC by clicking here.
All other games will be club championships. No extra charge, just extra masterpoints.
Next week, June 26–30, will feature several North American Pairs (NAP) club qualifying games. The three open games will permit qualifying in Flights A, B and C. The two 499er games (Tuesday and Wednesday mornings) will be qualifying games for Flight C (0–500 master points and not a Life Master as of June 2017 masterpoint cycle). If you don’t care about the NAP, then these still work as extra masterpoint games. Extra $1.00 to help cover the increased sanction fees. Further information about the District 21 NAP may be found here.

New Game – Happy springtime, everyone! Spring is all about new life, and in the spirit of the season Contra Costa Bridge Center is starting a new game on Friday mornings for players with less than 300 masterpoints. It is an offshoot of the 10:00 open game. Both games will start at 10:00 and run simultaneously.  Starting in May, the game will be $7.00.

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! 

For newer players…

Advanced Bidding Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, Grant Robinson, begins June 29, registration opens about May 15, click here to contact instructor

Introduction to Bridge For new and returning players, Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, Grant Robinson, begins September 14, registration opens about August 15, click here to contact instructor

For advancing players

Thinking Bridge Mondays, 7:00–9:00, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, Grant Robinson, click here for flyer, click here to contact instructor

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 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 8:40am followed by game at 8:55am.

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