ACBL Unit 503


Classes

Our bridge classes are the culmination of over twenty years of teaching bridge to members of our community. We offer courses for a wide range of people from those who have never played bridge the avid bridge players who want to improve their game.

We use up-to-date, successfully tested materials from leaders in the world of bridge education. They include at-home and in-class exercises in addition to written material. Some of the in-class exercises are available in electronic format so students can play the hands at home and receive commentary on their bidding and play (requires Bridge Baron software).

We have an outstanding and committed staff of teachers and volunteers who provide individual help to participants.

All of our classes are taught at our Bridge Center.

Please contact Valerie Baldwin at (650) 851-7810 email for more information.

Beginning

For people who have never played bridge and for those people who have played for years but want a refresher course or just to learn the basics.

Basic-Intermediate

Builds upon our Beginning Bridge Series and prepares students for our Intermediate Series.

Intermediate

Focuses on intermediate bidding and intermediate / advanced concepts of play. Designed for bridge players who have a minimum of one year's experience playing duplicate bridge.

Advanced

Focuses on advanced concepts of play. Designed for experienced tournament players, generally of at least Life Master level (though LM status is not required).

Current and Upcoming Classes

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Class Overview Level Teacher Day &
Time*

Dates

 

Fall

       
Beginning Bridge Learn Bridge the modern way in this course designed by Pat Harrington! Each class includes both instruction and practice play. Start playing the very first day! Children & teens welcome. Beginning Harper Thursdays
9:15-11:15 AM
September 8 to February 23, 2017
Coffee With Kathy Less Lecture, More PLAY! Enjoy Peet’s coffee & donuts in a no-pressure environment. Mini-lectures, targeting play, defense, bidding and a few conventions. Lots of help.. Basic-Intermediate Harper Tuesdays
9:15-11:15 AM
September 6 to January 24, 2017
Deadly Defense Half the time at the bridge table, you will be defending. Don’t let those mean declarers walk all over you! Learn how to lead, signal, and discard. This course is written by Pat Harrington. Basic-Intermediate Harper Mondays
7 - 9 PM
September 19 to February 13, 2017
Supervised Play Come play bridge. Het help from Mentors. Good coffee, refreshments and nice partners. Basic-Intermediate Harper Tuesdays 9:15-11 September 6 to January 24, 2017
Intermediate IV Powerful and practical bidding, play and defense concepts which go beyond the topics from Intermediate Bridge II and Intermediate Bridge III (Beyond Intermediate). Intermediate Smoot Thursdays
7:15-9:30 PM
September 22 to November 20, 2016
 

Winter

       
Basic 2 Over 1 This popular variation of Standard American allows players to quickly identify game going and slam invitational hands using low level bids. Basic-Intermediate Harper Thursdays
9:15-11:15
March 9 to May 25, 2017
Deadly Defense Half the time at the bridge table, you will be defending. Don’t let those mean declarers walk all over you! Learn how to lead, signal, and discard. This course is written by Pat Harrington. Basic-Intermediate Harper Tuesdays
9:15-11:15 AM
February 7 to June 20, 2017
Playing for Keeps Master the art of playing a bridge hand. (Or at least give it a try!) Basic-Intermediate Harper Mondays
7-9 PM
February 27 to June 5, 2017
Supervised Play Come play bridge. Het help from Mentors. Good coffee, refreshments and nice partners. Basic-Intermediate Harper Mondays 6:45-8:45 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM
February 27 to June 15, 2017
Intermediate I Strengthen your bidding and sharpen your intermediate to advanced play technique. This course includes discussion of the weekly topic, in-class exercises, lots of practice deals, homework, and occasional examples from deals played at the Wednesday Night game. Intermediate Smoot Thursdays
7:15-9:30 PM
January 12 to April 6, 2017
 

Spring

       
Saturday Afternoon Squeezes Learn to successfully execute the types of squeezes experts routinely get right at the table. Advanced Rosenberg Saturdays
2-5 PM
April 1 and April 15, 2017

*Some classes are not held every week. Check class page for details.