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 

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July 12 - September 13 (10 classes)

Fee: $175

Instructor: Fred Schwatz, for more information contact Fred

MONDAY EVENINGS: 6:30PM - 9:30 PM  NEW in September! 

September 24 - November 26 (10 classes)

Fee: $175

Instructor: JJ Kael, for more information contact JJ

Diamond Series: Beginning II 

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THURSDAY EVENINGS: 6:30PM - 9:30PM  NEW in September!

September 20 - November 29 (10 classes, no class 11/22)

Fee: $175

Instructor: JJ Kael, for more information contact JJ

Club/Diamond Series Review: Beginning II+

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Heart Series: Beginning III  

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Novice/Intermediate Lessons:

Bridge with Finesse:

TUESDAY EVENING:  6:45p - 9:45p

 A new series of lessons starts July 31st (No class on 8/7); "Roman Key Card Blackwood (1430)" 

Feel free to come without a partner! 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON:  11:00a - 3:00p 

A new series of lessons starts June 8, Practice Hands: Bid, Lead, Play and Defend

"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: 

 To Slam or not to Slam, that is the question  NEW!

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Fee: $100 (6 hours of instruction and supervised play, includes lunch)

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