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  Fall classes listed for 2018 include: Rusty Bridge, Thursdays, 1:00-3:00, Play (Diamond series) Thursdays, 3:15-5:15, and DefenseThursdays, 6:30-8:30.  All run from Sept 6 – Oct 25.   
  • Orinda is also offering a class taught by Michael Gosnell on Bridge Basics on Mondays, from 10:00-noon.  The class runs from Sept 17-Nov 19
  • Lafayette Classes

  • by Carol Griffin – Check out classes on the Lafayette Recreation guide, page 26.  Carol’s website is Winter classes for 2019 are now in session.  Watch for spring classes beginning in March   

CCBC Classes  – Classes for all levels.

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

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

For newer players…

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

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)

    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.

    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!