Current & Future Classes

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

  • Orinda Classes 

  • by Carol Griffin –
  • at Orinda Community Center: starting January 10, 2023
  • Rusty Bridge I and II from 10-noon on Thursdays
  • Diamond Supervised (play of the hand practice) 1pm – 3 pm also on Thursdays.
  • Lafayette Classes 

  • by Carol Griffin
  • starting January 5, 2023 for 10 weeks at Lafayette Community Center:
  • Conventions 10-noon on Tues.
  • Intro to 2 over 1, 1-3 also on Tues.
  • ongoingDrop-in class which runs all year round for newer players to play under her supervision along with Deb Rechnitz every Wed at Lafayette Community Center from 10-noon.
  • For Drop-In please call to discover the very flexible sign-up procedure. This is a class for newer players that would like to practice the new ideas they have collected from their Club, Rusty and Diamond classes and would like to meet other like-minded students with whom to play.

CCBC Classes  – Classes for all levels.

Deb Rechnitz will teach Diamond Series ‘Play of the Hand’ class starting on February 2nd, 2023 on Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the Walnut Creek Rec Center for 8 sessions. For more information email Deb Rechnitz at
  • Rossmoor Classes  – The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC)

    • The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC) is offering two classes.
    • DECLARER PLAY:  A class in declarer play, the fourth in the beginning bridge series, will begin on Tuesday, January 17, and run for eight weeks.  Classes will be held from 10:00-12:00.  The text will be “ACBL Bridge Series Play of the Hand in the 21st Century.”  The class will be taught by Kathrine Loh.
    • DOUBLES:  Doubles are the most important bid in bridge!  This class will cover doubles such as takeout, negative, responsive and lead directing as well as several others including the redouble.  Classes will begin on Wednesday, January 25.  Classes will be held from 9:00-11:00.  The class will be taught by Michael Gosnell, Club Manager.The cost for each class is $50 for club members with an additional $10 membership fee for nonmember residents.  Checks should be made payable to the RDBC and can be brought to the first class.   All classes are held in the Oak Room at Gateway.

      Those interested in registering for either class can call Bob LaPoinite at 1-925-683-7301.

      A BEGINNER class will be offered by the club in early March.

  • Beginning Bridge Classes Mondays 9:30am-11:30
    Bidding in the 21st Century (beginner bridge series). This is a 9-week series and the cost is $200 and includes the textbook. Students who have taken the course from us previously and already own the textbook, may repeat the class for $100
  • Single Topic Bridge Class 1pm-3pm
    Class sizes are limited, so signing up in advance is necessary.

    For information, contact Jerry Chamberlain & Winnie Jasper, 925-766-5228 (Jerry) 925-683-1908 (Winnie) 925-376-1125 (Home)