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.  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 https://carolgriffinsbridge.wordpress.com. Fall classes listed for 2018 include: Defense Part II (Heart 2) Mondays, 1:00-3:00, Rusty Bridge Mondays, 3:15-5:15.  All run from Sept 10 – Oct 29.  

CCBC Classes  – Classes for all levels.

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

For newer players…

Introduction to Bridge  For new and returning players. Thursdays, 10:00–noon, Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek, begins September 13. Instructor Grant Robinson. Click here to enroll online on August 13.

For advancing players

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

The topic will be DEFENSE. You spend half your time defending, and you can greatly elevate your success at bridge by learning to defend well.

Thinking Bridge
Mondays, 7–9 PM
Civic Park Community Center, Walnut Creek
Sep 10–Oct 8 (5 classes)     Click here for further information and to register
Oct 15—Nov 19 (5 classes) Registration not yet open
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)

    Declarer Play
    The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC) is offering a class in declarer play for intermediate bridge players.   It will be held on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m.   Classes will run for eight weeks beginning Tuesday, January 15.
    Michael Gosnell, club manager, will teach this class.   The text will be the Diamond Series book, “Declarer Play” and will be available from the instructor.
    The class will cover the following:  making a plan for playing no trump and trump contracts, developing tricks through promotion and finesses, ruffing and discarding losers, handling entries, and trump suit play.   A review will be made of Standard American bidding including Stayman, strong two club openers, slam bidding and preempts.
    Two Over One System
    A class in Two Over One is being offered for intermediate players.   It will be held on Mondays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.   Classes will run for eight weeks beginning Monday, January 7.
    Ravi Bhalla will be the instructor.   The text will be “2/1 Game Force System” by Larry Cohen.   If students would like to purchase the book from the instructor for $15, they should indicate this when signing up for the class.
    Topics to be covered will include an explanation of 2/1, when it is in effect and when it is not in effect, subsequent bids by opener, responses other than 2/1 from responder, jumps, principle of fast arrival, 1 NT response after open of 1H or 1S and the next step, and other related topics.  
    Each class will include instructions and practice deals, which reinforce the material taught.  Classes are held in the Oak Room at Gateway.
    To enroll in these classes call Barbara V. Smith at 256-4430.  
    The cost of each class is $40 for members of the RDBC, $50 for resident nonmembers ($10 of which will cover dues in RDBC for 2019), and $80 for nonresidents.  Checks should be made payable to the Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club.
  • 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!