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!

Unit Game – The next unit game at CCBC will be Tuesday, Apr 10 at 10:00am (499er game)

ACBL Inter-club Championship Game, Monday morning, February 26, 10:00Club championship points plus overalls across the ACBL. Extra $1.
Swiss Team – the next novice swiss team game will take place on Saturday, March 24 starting early at 9:00am.  Please e-mail Michael Kruley at bearkruley@gmail.com for reservations.  All players must have fewer than 200 Masterpoints.
Junior Fund Games – all games the week of March 19 will be Junior Fund games with extra Masterpoints.
Club Championship Games – all games the week of March 26 will be club championship games with extra Masterpoints.
Pro-Am game – CCBC will host the next Pro-Am game on Saturday, March 31 at 9:30am.
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…

Declarer Play For new and returning players. Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, begins January 11. Instructor Grant Robinson. Enrollment opens December 6. Click here to enroll online.

For advancing players

Thinking Bridge: Improving Your Judgment  – Mondays, 7:00–9:00, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, began January 22. Instructor Grant Robinson.  

The class takes place from 7:00 to 9:00 at Civic Park Community (Senior) Center in Walnut Creek, and runs through March 5 except President’s Day February 19 (six classes). The class is offered by Walnut Creek Recreation in conjunction with Contra Costa Bridge Center. Please click here to register; you cannot register at class.
​This semester the class will focus on some bidding topics to improve your judgment in common but often misunderstood bidding situations:
Opening the bidding in first and second position
Opening the bidding in third and fourth position, and responses
The takeout double and its many flexible uses
Advancing a takeout double
Doubler’s rebid and the subsequent auction
Balancing and other useful doubles

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 8:35am 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