Teachers in Unit 499

Jerry Chamberlain & Winnie Jasper


Winnie Bridge 2011Jerry and Winnie are ACBL Certified Teachers and Ruby Life Masters. They teach classes in Moraga and are available for Individual and Small Group Instruction. They can be reached by phone at 925-376-1125 or by email at jerry@wjasper.com or winnie@wjasper.com


Carol Griffin


Carol Griffin is a Silver Life Master, ABTA Master teacher and certified director with over 20 years experience. She teaches all levels and runs two games, one supervised bridge and the other a duplicate game. She teaches at the Orinda Community Center  925-253-7716 and Lafayette Community Center 925-284-2232 and privately. Visit her web site for more information at https://carolgriffinsbridge.wordpress.com



Chuck Manning


Chuck is an ACBL-Certified teacher and will be conducting intermediate classes in the near future. One of his specialties is showing you how to count out the hand. Chuck can be reached at 925-798-2907. His schedule will be posted when available.



Larry Miller


Larry is an ABCL Accredited Instructor, Certified Director, and Silver Life Master. He teaches bridge on Thursday afternoon at the Walnut Creek Senior Centerat 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, 94596. Generally, the classes start in Oct, Jan, & Apr and cover bidding, declarer play, defense, & conventions. Larry also runs an Intermediate/Novice duplicate bridge game on Wednesday mornings at the Diablo Valley Bridge Center. Players may ask questions about bidding to improve their game in a relaxed atmosphere. The game, at 9am, follows a short lesson at 8:45am. Players must have no more than 499 master points to play.  Contact Larry at 925-682-1676 or






Grant Robinson


Grant Robinson is a Sapphire Life Master and ACBL-certified teacher and director. He lives in Dublin and is available for playing, coaching, and small-group instruction. Grant can be reached by phone at 408-857-7240 or by email at grantmrobinson@gmail.com. Grant teaches beginner and intermediate classes at the Diablo Valley Bridge Center. Contact him about upcoming classes.




Marvin Suchman


Marvin now specializes in teaching advanced beginners and intermediate players to improve their bidding and their defense. He works with groups of 4 and provides intense training. Contact Marvin at 925-938-6680 or by email at marvim019@sbcglobal.net.



David Terris


David teaches periodic workshops at Rossmoor for players who want to improve their bidding methods and bidding accuracy. These classes are open to both Rossmoor and non-Rossmoor residents and are appropriate for intermediate and advanced players; i.e. those who are familiar with basic Standard American bidding methods. Contact David  at 925-930-7086 or by email at david-arlene@comcast.net for information about upcoming workshops.