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Kate Hill, American Contract Bridge League Certified Director and Teacher, has taught bridge in the Santa Rosa area for over 10 years. She enjoys playing bridge just for fun as well as competing at local and national bridge tournaments. She was chosen by long-established teacher Gerry Fox to continue the bridge programs he established at Oakmont over the past 25 years.
Focus on Beginning Bridge; Rusty Bridge (bringing people who learned bridge long ago into the new millenium!); and Intermediate Bridge. Learning the basics of the game, how standard American bridge has evolved into the present, and the joy and stimulation of friendly competition and partnership in a friendly, humorous, and supportive environment.
The Duplicate Bridge Club is a friendly, low-key group who enjoy a more challenging way of playing bridge. There is a small fee, currently $4.00, which pays for a professional club “director” who organizes and officiates the game, and pays for our club membership with the American Contract Bridge League. We enjoy coaching newcomers to our ranks. First time players may play for free, but you need to remind the recorder if you are a “first timer”.
What is Duplicate? In social bridge, a new hand is dealt every time, and a player’s score often reflects quite a bit of luck. In duplicate bridge the hands are dealt only once, and then played by nearly everyone. Your overall score is based on how well you do with each hand compared to everyone else who played those hands. Another significant difference is that bidding is silent and uses colored bid cards from a bid box. We often have a free bridge lesson before our evening game.
If you enjoy bridge and want a fun, friendly and competitive way to improve your skills, bring your partner and try us out.
We are a social bridge group that meets each month. We play 4 rounds of bridge changing partners at each round. You need to come with a partner. Cost to play is $1.00 and we pay prize money per table as well as a grand prize for the evening. Slams are also paid. We have coffee, tea and refreshments to enjoy.
Monday night Partners’ Bridge is a Contract Bridge group where you play with the same partner all night. It’s a low key group where it’s easy to practice bidding and playing the game of bridge with a partner of your choice. We play 6 hands with one set of opponents and then rotate to another table.