Classes

Our instructors bring a relaxed, humorous, and informative style to teaching. All of our classes have had fun and friendly people; come join us to learn this fascinating game or brush up on your current bridge skills. Bridge has the suspense of poker, the mental challenge of chess, and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a sociable setting where you are a participant, not just a spectator.

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Learn Bridge in a Day?®

Want to keep your brain sharp? Playing bridge is like mental exercise. With each hand of this card game, you’re strengthening your memory and strategy power. Bridge is the ultimate mindsport.

Looking to meet new people? The bridge-playing community is large and wide-spread. You’ll find a bridge club in almost every city. Santa Rosa and Petaluma both have thriving clubs here in Sonoma County.  Also, because bridge is a partnership game, you develop personal connections right away.

Seeking a new hobby? Whether you are looking for competition or something more relaxed, bridge is a great option for you. Learn the ultimate card game and discover your new passion.

LEARN BRIDGE IN A DAY?® is a five-hour concentrated course geared towards true beginners, those returning to bridge after long absences, and those wanting to “test the waters.” The course includes both class instruction and coached play.

Come with a friend–or make new ones! See why bridge is the world’s most popular card game.This course is being offered by Kathy Juarez at the Santa Rosa Bridge Gallery on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

REGISTER HERE

 

Basics I – Beginner Bridge Class

An introduction to the world’s greatest card game; you will learn opening bids, responses, and how to plan to play a hand in no trump and a suit contract. Each class is seven weeks.

Wednesday Evenings starting January 22

           6:30- 8:30  p.m.  with Kathy Venton

Monday Mornings starting January 27

             9:30 – 11:30 a.m. with Jane Bender

First class is free – you can see if this class is a good fit for you before you commit to the entire 7 weeks.                                 

Schedule for the class: Week 1 – Introduction to Bridge, Week 2 – 1N Openers & Responses,  Week 3 – Major Suit Openers & Responses with a fit, Week 4 – Major Suit Openers & Responses with no fit or game going values, Week 5 – Minor Suit Openers & Responses, and Week 6 – Stayman, Week 7 How to show a 5 card major in response to Opener’s 1N.
Class is $99 including text. Single sessions  $15.

 If you wish to repeat this class it’s only $5 per session

Intermediate Class
Thinking Bridge with Tony Jackson
Tuesday Mornings 9:15 – 11:30 a.m.
on going

Bid and play hands developed by Eddie Kantar which demonstrate multiple lessons including declarer play and defense.  You will play hands and then the lecture will cover the optimal defense and best line of play on each board.

table fee $10  First visit to this class is free.

2 Over 1 Game Force

Improve your Bidding with
 Two Over One
taught by
Tony Jackson

Thursdays starting
Janaury 23  9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

In this six week class Tony will cover the fundamentals of the two over one system.   You’ll learn how the two over one system makes bidding games and slams easier and also helps you stay out of game when you shouldn’t be there.  Make your bids clearer and more meaningful.  If you have been playing bridge for a while and want to up your game, this is the course for you.

  Six weeks $120 including text by Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 


Our instructors bring a relaxed, humorous, and informative style to teaching. All of our classes have had fun and friendly people; come join us to learn this fascinating game or brush up on your current bridge skills. Bridge has the suspense of poker, the mental challenge of chess, and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a sociable setting where you are a participant, not just a spectator.