Bridge Classes

Welcome to the East Bay Community Bridge Center's information page for bridge classes. Our goal is to provide the new and advancing player with the very best educational programs and playing opportunities. Visit often, as we continually update this page with new offerings. The following is our current schedule of classes.


Beginning Lessons:

Club Series: Beginning I  NEW!

Course Description:

Registration Form:


January 17 - March 21 (10 classes)

Fee: $175

Instructor: JJ Kael, for more information contact JJ

Diamond Series: Beginning II  NEW!

Course Description:

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January 15 - March 19 (10 classes)

Fee: $175

Instructor: JJ Kael, for more information contact JJ


Club/Diamond Series Review: Beginning II+

Course Description:

Registration Form:

Heart Series: Beginning III  

Course Description:

Registration Form:


January 17- March 21 (10 classes)

Fee: $175

Instructor: Fred Schwartz, for more information contact Fred

Novice/Intermediate Lessons:

Bridge with Finesse:

TUESDAY EVENING:  6:45p - 9:45p

 A new series of lessons starts March 20th; "Negative Doubles" 

Feel free to come without a partner! 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON:  11:00a - 3:00p 

A new series of lessons starts January 12, "Slam-going Cuebids"

"Bridge with Finesse" classes offer a wonderful opportunity for those who have already completed the beginning Club/Diamond series, or are returning to bridge after a long hiatus. The class begins with a one-half hour lesson, then moves into a duplicate bridge game with supervised play. You are invited to attend, preferably with a partner. Since these classes are on-going throughout the year, come when you can. You need not commit to a series of lessons.


Instructor: Betty Kael (Friday class), for more information, contact Betty

                JJ Kael (Tuesday evening class), for more information, contact JJ

Intermediate/Advanced Lessons 

Hand Evaluation:  NEW!

Registration Form:

SATURDAY, MARCH 17th, 10 AM - 4 PM (one day only)

 Fee: $100 (includes lunch)

Instructors: Grant Vance/Greg Vance, for more information contact Grant

Topics include:

  • High card points
  • Losing trick count
  • Quick tricks
  • The strength of 2-suited hands
  • Fitting cards - In and out evaluation
  • The Law of Total Tricks
  • Controls
  • Counting tricks