For information about Bridge Lessons in the Pittsburgh Area,
see the roster of current classes below. Check back frequently.  These pages update with the new class information.
 
If you have further questions, please call
412-407-CLUB (2582)
and leave a message.  Someone will get back to you!
 
“Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail
if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were
willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.”  
- Warren Buffett  (More Bridge Quotes Below)
 
 

 

 

 

No clue what bridge is about?    

   Click Here for 'The Bridge World Magazine's Guide for Beginners'

or,  Click here for Richard Pavlicek's excellent primer page

or,     Click Here for Free "Learn to Play Bridge" Software!

 

 

Bridge Classes 

 
Day
Start Date /Time
  Start Date / Fee

Title / Topic

Location
Instructor
How to Register
     
     
Monday
9 AM - 11 AM
October 20 - Dec 1
7Weeks - Tuition $70
 + $12 Text (if required)
The PBA Lesson Series Continues!
 
Beginning Bridge: Bridge Basics #1.  A class for those who wish to learn how to play bridge with a solid foundation.  Taught by Arlene Port
This course will use Bridge Basics #1 by Audrey Grant.
 
Rodef Shalom
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Arlene Port
412-521-3637
aport220@comcast.net

Register Online
     
Monday
9 AM - 11 AM
October 20 - Dec 1
7Weeks - Tuition $70
 + $12 Text (if required)

The PBA Lesson Series Continues!

Bridge Basics #2: Competitive Bidding. This course will help to reinforce and improve the skills you learned in the beginning  series.  This course will focus on the play of the hand. Gain a better understanding of the game of bridge.  Taught by Lou Joseph

  

This course will use Bridge Basics #2 by Audrey Grant.
 
Rodef Shalom
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Arlene Port
412-521-3637
aport220@comcast.net

Register Online
     
Thursday
6:30 - 8:30 PM
October 2 - Dec 4
(No Class 11/27 Thanksgiving)
6 Weeks - Tuition $90
 + $20 Text (if required)

Beginning Bridge. This course is designed to proceed at the pace of the student, covering bidding, card play, defense, and overall strategy. Taught by Beverly Ann Spine. 

 
 
Allegheny Country Club - Sewickley
Beverly Ann Spine
412-264-1542
     
FALL BRIDGE CLASSES AT PASSAVANT 2014
Various
BRIDGE I - BASIC BIDDING
Fridays September 5 - October 31 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

BRIDGE II - PLAY OF THE HAND
Wednesdays September 3 - October 29 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M

BRIDGE II - PLAY OF THE HAND
Tuesdays September 2 - October 28 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Passavant Zelienople
192 Burgess Drive
Zelienople, PA 16063
724-452-3686
June Morrison, Instructor
Details
Wednesday
Nov 6 - Dec 18
No Class 11/27
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fee $115.20 / $144*

PLAY AND LEARN BRIDGE:  BEGINNER OR REFRESHER - Learn bridge by actually playing games.  Join the beginners class for fun, socialization, and gaming - learn to bid and play a bridge hand

* Member / Non-member pricing

Boyd Community Center
1220 Powers Run Road
Pittsburgh PA 15238
412-343-0419
Darlene Mannheimer Instructor
   
Wednesday
Nov 6 - Dec 18
No Class 11/27
10 am - 12 pm
Fee $115.20 / $144*

PLAY AND LEARN BRIDGE: MORE CONVENTIONS - Learn to improve your bridge by playing games.  If you want to learn more about weak 2s, transfers, takeout doubles, playing and defending suit and no trump contracts, then ongoing bridge is for you

* Member / Non-member pricing

Boyd Community Center
1220 Powers Run Road
Pittsburgh PA 15238
412-343-0419
Darlene Mannheimer Instructor
   
Wednesday
11/5; 11/12; 12/3; 12/10; 12/17; 1/7
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Tuition $72 plus $11 for text

 
Bridge Basics 3, Conventions.  Strong Opening Bids, Slam Bidding, Gerber, Blackwood,   Stayman and Jacoby Transfer. 

 

 

Treesdale Community Ctr.
724-625-6419
Lorraine Hanna, Instructor
Email Lorraine
     
Fridays 11:30 AM
Every Friday
Free!
 
 
Pittsburgh North Free Lesson
 
There will be a 45 minute free lesson followed by a 0-20 point game. A minimum of 12 hands will be played. Masterpoints will be awarded with at least 2 tables.
 
Sewickley YMCA
 
Click for Details
 
Register with Lorraine Hanna,  724-625-6419
or by email LorraineHanna4@gmail.com
     

 

Already know how to play bridge?  Try one of these "Non-Life Master" Duplicate Games:

Monday Afternoon 12:00 - Rodef Shalom, Oakland
Tuesday Afternoon 12:00 - Temple Beth El  - Mt. Lebanon

Wednesday Evening 7:00 - PAA Oakland (Sept thru May)
Thursday Afternoon 12:00 - Greensburg

Thursday Evening 6:00 - Temple Beth El - Mt. Lebanon
Friday Morning 10:30 - Greensburg

Friday Afternoon 12:30 - Sewickley YMCA "0-20 masterpoint game"

For directions to these games and contact information, click here for the Club Directory.

 

 
 

More Bridge Quotes:

 “Bridge teaches logic, reasoning, quick thinking, patience, concentration and partnership skills.” - Martina Navratilova

“Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, according to the most comprehensive study to examine the benefits of challenging intellectual activity among the elderly.”  -The Washington Post, June 19, 2003
Based on a study released by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York

“It's a game you can play at any age. If you take it up young, you have fun doing it the rest of your life. A lot of games don't have that depth. This one does." - Bill Gates,  Microsoft founder and ACBL Member
Microsoft's Gaming Zone features a popular bridge-playing site

“Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised.” - Novelist W. Somerset Maugham

A November 2000 study by University of California, Berkeley researcher Marian Cleeves Diamond found that playing contract bridge leaves people with higher numbers of immune cells: “Contract bridge was ideal for what we were after,” she said. “It is the closest activity to a challenging card-sorting task that also contains multiple factors that should stimulate the dorsolateral cortex. Bridge players plan ahead, they use working memory, they deal with sequencing, initiation and numerous other higher order functions with which the dorsolateral cortex is involved.” - University of California, Berkeley

“Bridge should become a mandatory subject in school, like they do it in Europe. It’s a very social game, so it helps you develop social skills, like golf. And it grooms the mind and does so many things for the brain. Children who learn bridge learn logic, math and concentration, and they have fun while they’re doing it. They also learn teamwork, because you have to work with a partner.”- Larry Cohen;  Palm Beach Post, January 20, 2003 Author of To Bid or Not to Bid, the best-selling bridge book in the world.

For Teachers:

 

Attention Teachers:  Free entries for a local club game for your beginner graduates.  Click here for information.

 

Attention Teachers; LET US HELP YOU LEARN YOUR LESSON!!

...That lesson being the fact that the Board of Directors has made a generous amount of money available for each Unit in District #5 to conduct a novice teaching program. Although this is a Unit project, any individual who wishes to take advantage of this opportunity may do so with Unit permission. Some of our members have participated in this program and found it a great way to get others involved in bridge. If you are interested, we have wonderful format you can follow – or simply design your own program.
 
Project request forms are available on the District #5 website: http://www.d5bridge.com/Units.htm
or contact Jan Assini at 330-995-8629, or via email: ( jazohio@aol.com  )

 

 

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