Extra Point Games 

NAP, North American Pairs, game at 11:30 on Wednesday.  Card fees are $1 extra.

STaC Week of July 8. Card Fees are $2 extra.

Long Beach Regional

The Week of July 1st is the Long Beach Regional.  The Club will be closed all week, reopening on Monday, July 8.  

Play of the Hand Class July 18

We have a new session of classes with Mark Raggio starting this week on Thursday, June 27 at 5:30.  This 8-session course is all about the play of the hand.  The dates, topics and costs can be found at the bottom of this email. If you are working to improve your game, this course will benefit you even if you have taken it before.  Often when players are learning, so much effort goes  into learning bidding that learning the skills needed to play a hand are pushed back to “later”  Well, “later” is now, so plan to come and improve your playing skills this Thursday. 

$90 including Book
$70 if you already have the book
$50 if you already took class and this is a refresher course


June is the last month of the mentoring session that began in January. The mentee applications for the next mentoring session from July to December are now at the club.  While mentees need to complete an application, mentors will not have to fill out an application this time.  If you have never been a mentor before but are interested, please talk to Sheryl Kohlhoff, Fran Israel or Laura Gastelum.  We would love to have you join this very rewarding mentoring program.

Spring 2018 Bridge Classes

Beginning Bridge III  – Arlene Greengard & Elaine Godin

8 Tuesdays beginning March 27, 2018
4:00 to 6:00 pm
$80; no book required
Topics Covered: Major suit openings & responses; Minor suit openings & responses; Opening in 3rd & 4th seat

Reverse Drury, Jacoby 2NT, New Minor Forcing and Other Conventions

Defense – Mark Raggio

8 Thursdays beginning May 10, 2018
5:30 to 7:30 pm
$90 w/book; $70 w/o book

For 2017 students retaking as a refresher course: $50
Topics covered: Opening leads; Third Hand Play; Second Hand Play; Defense Signals; Developing Defensive Tricks & Interfering with Declarer
Click below for Class Syllabus

2 over 1 Continued: How to Get into the Bidding after Opponents have Opened --
Lucy Gellner, Frances Israel & Maurice Suhre

8 Saturdays beginning April 14, 2018 (No class on May 26)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

(please arrive by 10:30 am to organize tables)
$10/class, or $70 for all 8 sessions, plus a one-time $10 fee for materials
Topics covered: When do I overcall? How do I respond to an overcall? Takeout & Negative Doubles


Beginning Bridge -- Laura Gastelum

8 Sundays beginning April 22, 2018 (Note corrected date)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$70; no book required
Topics covered: Bridge Basics; Major & Minor Suit Openings; NT Openings (including Stayman & Transfers)



Contact Us

Education Committee
Laura Gastelum
Phone:  310-738-5960
Email:   South.Bay.Bridge.Lessons@gmail.com