ACBL Unit 503


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.


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.


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


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.


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 &




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
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. Intermediate Smoot Thursdays
7:15-9:30 PM
January 12 to April 6, 2017


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
Six Weeks to Superior Slam Bidding How can you go beyond counting points and start thinking about slam bidding like a pro? Intermediate Rosenberg Fridays
4:15-6:30 PM
April 21 to June 9, 2017
NewMastering the Fine Points Use partner's and the opponents' bids to identify which of your points are working hard. Plan at trick one to succeed in the end position.infoandsignup Intermediate-Advanced Smoot Thursdays
7:15-9:30 PM
May 4 to June 22, 2017


2 Over 1 Want to save bidding space? Learn or refresh your knowledge of the 2 Over 1 system. Includes class downloads. Intermediate Smoot Thursdays
7:15-9:30 PM
July 6 to August 17
Intermediate II Review and expand upon topics from Intermediate Bridge I and learn new topics covering what to do when the opponents get into the auction (and they will more often in this course). Intermediate Smoot Thursdays
7:15-9:30 PM
September 14 to December 14

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