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 – 2019 will be posted soon

Unit Game – The next unit game at CCBC will be on Thursday, Feb 21 at 9:30am (999er).

Wed, Feb 20 - (12:30) ACBL-wide Charity Game, extra cost – expert hand analysis

Thurs, Feb 21 – 9;30 (999er game) – Unit Game

Mon, Feb 25 – ACBL Interclub Championship Game, extra $1

Sat, March 2 – Pro-Am Game – reservations required

Mon, March 11 – Noon (special starting time) ACBL-wide Senior Pairs

New Class – CCBC will present a bridge class for beginning or rusty bridge players.  Tues afternoons at 2:00, beginning January 22.  Here is a flyer

 

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…

New Class – CCBC will present a bridge class for beginning or rusty bridge players.  Tues afternoons at 2:00, beginning January 22.  The class will be taught at CCBC by ACBL-certified teacher, Debby Rechnitz from 2:00-4:00 on Tuesdays through March 19.  Here is a flyer

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

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 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