Current & Future Classes

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

Classes by Carol Griffin in Orinda and Lafayette.  If one has any questions, please call the community centers for more info and if still not satisfied please don’t hesitate to visit Carol’s website at https://carolgriffinsbridge.wordpress.com/ or call her at 925 933 3535

  • Orinda Classes 

    • The Defense/Heart class-part II at 10am to noon from January 9-February 27
      Rusty bridge also starts at 1-3 pm from January 9-February 27
      Bridge conventions will be offered from 10am-noon starting March 5-April 30
      This course will offer several popular conventions with hands to demonstrate their usefulness.

      Rusty Bridge-part II starts at 1pm-3pm from March 5 to April 30

      This class was developed by Carol to give the students the chance to thoroughly review good clear bid-ding while putting to practice what they have learned with lots of hands to play. Weak Two bids, 2 club opening and responses, preemptive bids, defining what is and is not a Forcing bid and bidding in the Balancing seat.
      Other topics, given the time, will be covered along with good leads and Stayman.

      by Carol Griffin – at the Orinda Community Center, 26 Orinda Way, 925 254-2445‬. Please call them for more details.  Or, register on-line at OrindaParksandRec.org

    Lafayette Classes 

  • by Carol Griffin at Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary’s Road:
  • The Diamond Supervised class at 10am – noon from January 11-February 29
    Beginner Bridge (the Club Series) from 1-3pm from January 11-February 29

    From March 14-May 9 The Heart course (Defense) Part I will be offered from 10am-noon

    From March 14-May 9 Rusty Bridge Part I will be offered from 1pm to 3pm.

    at the Lafayette Community Center 925 284-2232‬. Please call them for more details.   

  • 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.

DECLARER PLAY
This course will improve your ability to make your contracts. Learn how to take extra tricks as a Declarer. We will spend some time delving deeper into Major and Minor Suit openings and responses. We will also take a look at preempting bids with long suits.
Day and Time: Monday Mornings 10:00am – 12:00pm
Dates: January 15 – March 4 ((8 Sessions)
Location: Creekside Commons – 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette
Cost: $135
Instructor: Deb Rechnitz drechnitz@comcast.net
MORE COMMONLY USED CONVENTIONS
This course will explore Preemptive bidding, Strong 2-Club Openings, Negative Doubles, and Other doubles as well as Blackwood and Gerber.
Day and Time: Monday Afternoons 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Dates: January 15 – March 4 ((8 Sessions)
Location: Creekside Commons – 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette
Cost: $135
Instructor: Deb Rechnitz drechnitz@comcast.net
  • Rossmoor Classes  – The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC)

    • BRIDGE BASICS I CLASS
      The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club (RDBC) is offering beginning bridge classes.  This is a class for those who do not play bridge but want to learn this fun and mind-challenging game.
      The class will include instructions and practice hands, which reinforce the material taught.  The instructor will be Kathrine Loh.
      Classes will be held for eight weeks on Tuesdays starting January 23, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Oak Room at Gateway Center.  Participants should arrive 15 minutes early for the first class.
      The text will be “Bridge Basics I, an Introduction” by Audrey Grant.   The instructor has a few used text books available for purchase and, of course, participants can purchase new books if they wish.  Questions on this can be answered by Bob LaPointe at registration (see below).
      The cost of the class is $50 for club members; $60 for resident non-members ($10 of which will cover RDBC dues for 2024); and $100 for non-residents.
      Checks should be made payable to the RDBC and brought to the first class.   To enroll send a text message to Bob LaPointe at 1-925-683-7301.

      BRIDGE CONVENTIONS CLASS

      The Rossmoor Duplicate Bridge Club is offering a class in important and popular conventions as well as Stayman, Jacoby Transfers and Negative Double systems.   The class will cover Reverses, 4th Suit Forcing, New Minor Forcing, Jacoby 2NT and Inverted Minors.

      The class will be taught by Michael Gosnell, Club Manager.  Classes will meet in the Oak Room at Gateway on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. until noon for seven weeks starting January 31.

      The cost of the class is $50 for club members; $60 for resident non-members ($10 of which will cover RDBC dues for 2024); and $100 for non-residents.

      Checks should be made payable to the RDBC and brought to the first class.   To enroll send a text message to Bob LaPointe at 1-925-683-7301.

    • Lamorinda Classes

      Lamorinda Bridge Club, 183 Corliss Drive, Moraga, CA 94556

    • The next time we will begin new Sessions of our Classes will be the week of January 8, 2024.
    • Mondays: Beginning Bidding 9:30-11:30 am; Play of the Hand 7-9pm
      Wednesdays: Defense 7-9pm
      Classes: 9 weeks, $200 includes ACBL Textbook: (LBC Students may repeat a class for $100 per course.
    • Monday 1pm-3pm  Single Topic Seminars – continues
      January 29 Jacoby 2NT.
      February 5 Blackwood.
      February 12 Key Card Slam Auctions.
    • February 19 No Session (Holiday)
      February 26 Review of Structure for Opening Bids, Responses and Rebids
  • Class sizes are limited, so signing up in advance is necessary.

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

 Other Classes

A beginning bridge class is being offered by Jackie Thomas.  The first class will begin on 2/14, Wednesday at 10:00 AM at her house in San Ramon. She will start with a series of 4 classes. $80 total. If you miss a class, you’ll get credit for future classes. You can continue classes in 4 week sessions if you would like. As the various levels become clear, she plans to create new sessions/times, if possible, to keep those with similar skills together.
Her address is:
630 Claire Pl.
San Ramon, CA 94583
Contact her via text or e-mail.
925-487-4403