Available Courses

Below is a list of the bridge courses that will be offered at the Pasadena Bridge Club. The order is a suggestion for the order to take the courses, but feel free to jump around to pick up topics that particularly interest you! The order is only a suggestion.

Most courses also offer an option to attend a single class, if you only want a taste, or have a specific topic you'd like to address. (For instance, you might want to drop in on one of the Practice Hands sessions that most courses offer in their final weeks.)

To enroll in a course, contact the bridge club and specify which course you'd like to join. (Each course has minimum and maximum enrollment numbers. Most courses will allow no more than twenty students.)

Upcoming Schedule

Course Start date Link to enroll
Bridge Basics 1 - An Introduction Thur. Feb. 23, 2023, 9:00 a.m. Enroll
Bridge Basics 2 - Competitive Bidding Wed. Feb. 22, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Enroll
Improving Your Judgment - Doubles Sat. Feb. 25, 2023, 9:30 a.m. Enroll
Defense Thur. Mar. 9, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Enroll

Courses in progress

Course Session
Bridge Basics 1 - An Introduction Wed 7-9 p.m. (sold out)
Play of the Hand Thur 7-9 p.m.
Improving Your Judgment - Opening the Bidding Sat 9:30-11:30 a.m.

You're welcome to drop in on any individual class for a $30 class fee. Check the lesson plan for any class by following the link, and send a note to the club to find out which class is coming up next.

Full Catalog of Courses (Current and Upcoming)

Click on the course title for a full page description.

  • This course is the launch pad for your bridge experience!

    Number of Sessions: 6Recommended for: Non-players
    Full course:
    $91 (includes text book)
  • While this course is part of the Bridge Basics series, it's a dynamite course for intermediate and advancing players as well.

    Number of Sessions: 6Recommended for: New players, Intermediate players
    Full course:
    $135 (includes text book)
  • This course introduces the concept of a bridge convention -- a bid which has special meaning to a partnership that helps you reach the best contract on a hand.

    Number of Sessions: 6Recommended for: New players
    Full course:
    $135 (includes text book)
  • While bidding changes with fashion and experimentation, declarer play techniques have remained the same since the game was created.

    Number of Sessions: 8Recommended for: New players
    Full course:
    $150 (includes text book)
  • Learn to work with your partner to take all your tricks, interfere with declarer, and set more contracts.

    Number of Sessions: 8Recommended for: Intermediate players
    Full course:
    $150 (includes text book)
  • We all know when to open the bidding, but experts use situational awareness and judgment to open a hand (or not open a hand) that might vary from the rules you were taught as a

    Number of Sessions: 6Recommended for: Intermediate players, Advancing players
    Full course:
    $135 (includes text book)
  • The takeout double is arguably the most useful and powerful tool you have to use during the auction.

    Number of Sessions: 6Recommended for: Intermediate players, Advancing players
    Full course:
    $135 (includes text book)
  • Two Over One Game Force (2/1 GF) is a 5-Card Major bidding system that involves a tiny tweak to Standard American.

    Number of Sessions: 6Recommended for: Advancing players
    Full course:
    $140 (includes text book)