Next week from September 9 to 14 is Club Championship Week.  ALL games during the week offer extra points.  The Friday evening game at 6:30 is the mentoring game, so please sign up and let Ernie know you are coming.

The following week, on Monday the 16th  at 11:30, we are having the monthly Unit Game.  More extra points, so come on out and play.  If that isn’t enough to get you to the club, on Wednesday the 18th  Pat Berg is going to host a PIZZA PARTY!  Pat is celebrating her double rank move up from non-life master to Bronze Life Master, and what better way to celebrate than with food.  Come eat pizza and play bridge.   The Friday evening game at 6:30 is the open game that week.  

The week beginning September 23 will be the normal schedule.  The Friday evening game at 6:30 that week will be the mentoring game.

For our Wednesday players, please welcome Ray and Laura as your directors for the next 2 Wednesdays while Sheryl is traveling.

Unit Qualifying NAP game


Sunday, September 15 is the date for the first Unit Qualifying NAP game. 

It will be at the Long Beach Bridge Club.  It is a 2-session event starting at 10:00 AM.  The NAP coordinator is asking players to make advance reservations, and there is a small discount on card fees for players with reservations.  

You can go to the online Southern California Bridge News for more complete information.  

Defense Class September 19

We have a new session of classes with Mark Raggio starting September 19 at 5:30.  This 8-session course is all about Defence . 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

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