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 https://carolgriffinsbridge.wordpress.com.  Spring classes listed for 2019 include: Play (Diamond Series), Thursdays, 1:00-3:00, and Two-over-One, Thursdays, 3:15-5:15.  All run from March 21 – May 23.   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 https://carolgriffinsbridge.wordpress.com. Spring classes for 2019 include Play (Diamond Series), 1:00-3:00pm and Defense (Heart Series, Part 1) 3:15-5:15pm.  Classes are on Mondays from April 1 – May 27 at Lafayette Rec Center.

CCBC Classes  – Classes for all levels.

New Class – Declarer Play Improve your ability to take tricks when playing the hand, and continue learning bidding techniques including strong opening bids, pre-emptive bidding, and Jacoby Transfers. For new and returning players. Tuesdays, 2:00–4:00, Contra Costa Bridge Center, Concord, begins April 2. Instructor Debby Rechnitz. Click here for flyer.

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

For newer players…

Defense Improve your ability to take tricks when defending, something you do half of the time when playing. For new and returning players. Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, begins March 22. Instructor Grant Robinson. Click here to enroll online.

For advancing players

Mondays, 7:00–9:00, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek. Instructor Grant Robinson

 Thinking Bridge
Mondays, 7–9 PM
Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek
Watch for details on the next class
Talk with Grant about options if you cannot attend all classes in a series.
Details on the CCBC classes page.
  • Rossmoor Classes  – The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC)

    BEGINNING BRIDGE CLASS 
    The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC) is offering the Bridge Basics 1 class.   This is a class for people who do not play bridge, but want to learn this mind-challenging game.  The class will include instructions and practice deals, which reinforce the material taught.  It will be taught by Pat Taylor and Kathleen Young. 
    The class will be held for eight weeks on Mondays starting March 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.   Participants should arrive 15 minutes early for the first class.   It will be held in the Oak Room at the Gateway Center.  
    The text will be “Bridge Basics 1, an Introduction,” by Audrey Grant.    It will be available for purchase from the instructors. 
    The cost of the class is $40 for RDBC members and $80 for nonmembers.  The membership fee is $10 for Rossmoor residents.  Checks should be payable to the Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club and should be brought to the first class.
    To register call Barbara V. Smith at 256-4430.
    INTERMEDIATE BIDDING CLASS
    The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC) is offering an Intermediate Bidding Class.   This is a class for players who have a basic understanding of the Standard American system or have taken Bridge Basics 1 and 2 classes.   Club Manager, Michael Gosnell, will be the instructor.
    The class will involve a review of opening bids and responses for Standard American bidding.   Topics will include jump shifts, reverses, strong 2 club openers, defensive carding and slam bidding, among other topics. 
    The class will be held on Tuesdays from April 2-May 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Oak Room at the Gateway Center.   (There will be no class on May 21.)
    The cost of the class is $50 for RDBC members and $100 for nonmembers.  The membership fee is $10 for Rossmoor residents.  Checks should be made payable to the Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club and should be brought to the first class.
    Advanced registration is required.   To register 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!