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!

Advisory for Saturday Morning Game at CCBC
Willow Pass Road will be closed this Saturday, May 27, from Todos Santos Park in downtown Concord to the Concord Naval Weapons Station for a half marathon. The closure will be from 4:30am to noon. There will be no access to Contra Costa Bridge Center from Willow Pass Road during these hours.
You will need to come in through the parking lot of Concord City Hall off Salvio Street, one block over from Willow Pass Road. Salvio Street comes off Galindo, outside of the race area. The back gate to the church parking lot will be open.
Apologies for the inconvenience.

May 22–27 — Grass Roots Fund Week

All games from Monday, May 22, through Saturday, May 27, will be special games awarding extra masterpoints. Your extra $1 comes back to our district to fund Grand National Teams and North American Pairs.

Memorial Day and Sacramento Regional

CCBC will be open on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, and during the Sacramento Regional tournament.

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…

Defense Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, Grant Robinson, underway and fully subscribed, but click here to contact instructor if interested

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 99er Game   The Saturday morning Novice Game (99 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, costs $7.  Players are allowed to ask questions.  Contact Trisha O’Connor for information, misbridgewc01@gmail.com, 925-457-9995