Current & Future Classes

Please contact teachers directly for exact times, dates, and subjects.

  • Orinda Classes 

  • by Carol Griffin –  Check it out on the Orinda Recreation website -  (Select Adult, then Bridge) – get a list of upcoming classes! Carol’s website is  Winter classes listed for 2020 include: Defense (Part 1), Thursdays, 1:00-3:00, and Play of the Hand, (Diamond Course) Thursdays, 3:15-5:15.  All run from January 2 – Feb 27.   Both classes are now held in the Wilder Park, Ranch House (new location).  See flyer.  There is also drop-in bridge on Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00.
  • Lafayette Classes

  • by Carol Griffin – Check out classes on the Lafayette Recreation guide.  Carol’s website is Winter classes for 2020 include Rusty Bridge (Part 2), 1:00-3:00pm from Jan 6 – Feb 24 and Cuebidding (Heart Series, Part 1) 3:15-5:15pm from Jan 6-Jan 27.  The next class is Bridge Conventions at 3:15-5:15 from Feb 3 – 24.  Classes are on Mondays at Lafayette Rec Center.

CCBC Classes  – Classes for all levels.

Walnut Creek Civic Park Community Center/in conjunction with CCBC  -

A NEW BRIDGE CLASS for beginners and those whose game is rusty

Monday afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, for 9 weeks, starting January 13, 2020 at CCBC

Taught by ACBL accredited teacher and ACBL Life Master DEBBY RECHNITZ

Cost is only $90 (including Text book)

To register, contact either of the following: Debby Rechnitz,

Bruce Johnsonbaugh,, 925-766-7586

For advancing players

Declarer Play  Improve your ability to take all your tricks as declarer. Meet other bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and engaging learning environment. Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, January 16 through March 12. Instructor Grant Robinson.
Details on the CCBC classes page.
  • Rossmoor Classes  – The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC)


    The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC) is offering a bridge class for beginners.   The class will start on January 6, and run for eight weeks.   Classes will be held on Mondays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.   The class will be held in the Oak Room at the Gateway Center.

    The instructor will be Debby Rechnitz.   The text will be the ACBL Club Series which will be available from the instructor at the first class to purchase for $20.

    This class is appropriate for people who do not play bridge or for those who need to start fresh with the modern game.

    The cost is $50 for RDBC members, $60 for resident non-members ($10 of which will cover RDBC dues for 2020) and $100 for nonresidents.   Checks for the class should be payable to the RDBC.   Cost for the text are paid directly to the instructor.

    To enroll in the class call Barbara V. Smith at 925-256-4430.


    The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC) is offering a class in slam bidding.   The class will begin on Tuesday, February 4, and will continue for eight weeks.   It will be held from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in the Oak Room at the Gateway Clubhouse.  RDBC manager, Michael Gosnell, will be the instructor.

    The class will cover hand evaluation, slam bidding over no trump and suit openings, control bidding, Blackwood, Gerber, splinter bids, Jacoby 2 NT and slam bidding in competition.  It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced players.

    The cost is $50 for RDBC members, $60 for resident non members ($10 of which will cover RDBC dues for 2020) and $100 for non residents.   Checks should be made payable to the RDBC.   To enroll in the class call Barbara V. Smith at 925-256-4430.

    Moraga Classes

  • by Jerry Chamberlain and Winnie Jasper –  Contact Winnie or Jerry for new classes for beginners and there is Supervised Play on Tuesdays.  Click here for all the info!