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 

Course Description: 

Registration Form:


January 9 - March 19 (10 classes, no class on 3/12)

Fee: $190

Instructor: JJ Kael, for more information contact JJ


January 8 - March 11 (10 classes)

Fee: $190

Instructor: Fred Schwartz, for more information contact Fred

Diamond Series: Beginning II 

Course Description:

Registration Form:


January 6 - March 16 (10 classes, no class on 2/17)

Fee: $190

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:

Novice/Intermediate Lessons:

Bridge with Finesse:

TUESDAY EVENING:  6:45p - 9:45p

 A new series of lessons starts February 4th, "Cue Bids" 

FREE FIRST TUESDAYs in Memory of Fran Friesen

Feel free to come on Tuesday evenings without a partner! 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON:  11:00a - 3:00p 

 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. Since these classes are on-going throughout the year, you need not commit to a series of lessons. So, come whenever you can and bring your favorite partner along, too. 


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

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

Intermediate/Advanced Lessons: 


Registration Form: Due no later than Wednesday, February 19

SATURDAYS: 9:30AM - 11:30AM

February 22 - April 11 (8 classes)

Fee: $200; Drop-ins - $30/person

        Instructor Notes: $5

Instructor: Ravi Bhalla, for more information contact Ravi


  1. Opening Leads
  2. Carding
  3. Signals
  4. Defensive Strategy
  5. Dos and Don'ts
  6. Practice sessions to reinforce the above topics