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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Diamond Series: Beginning II 

Course Description:

Registration Form:

THURSDAY EVENINGS: 6:30PM - 9:30PM NEW in April 2019!

April 25 - July 11 (10 classes, no class 5/16 and 7/4)

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:

MONDAY EVENINGS: 6:30PM - 9:30PM NEW in April 2019!

April 29 - July 1 (9 classes, no class 5/27)

Fee: $160

Instructor: JJ Kael, for more information contact JJ

Novice/Intermediate Lessons:

Bridge with Finesse:

TUESDAY EVENING:  6:45p - 9:45p

 A new series of lessons starts April 23; "Reverse Drury." 

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: 

Advanced Declarer Play  NEW, Enrolling Now!!

Registration Form:


April 4 - May 9 (6 classes)

Fee: $110

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

Topics to include:

  • Managing Entries
  • Avoidance Plays
  • Endplays & Squeezes
  • Odds & Probabilities
  • Trick with Trumps
  • Counting Distribution, Tricks, High Card Points