Playing contract bridge is a great way to exercise your brain and meet new people. The game requires concentration, active communication and has even been shown to improve the immune system!
Beginning Bridge Class: Learning the Game – We offer new beginning bridge classes about once a year. Classes are taught by American Bridge League accredited instructors. Beginning classes usually start in late summer or early fall as a 10 week series, then progress through the next year with additional series that teach more advanced techniques. Beginning class is suitable for people who have never played bridge or those who have not played in a while and want to get back to basics.
Laura Camm became a Bronze Life Master in the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) and later qualified to be a credentialed bridge teacher. She also passed the ACBL Club Director Test which qualified her to be a director. Laura combined her teaching skills and her bridge skills and enjoys teaching the wonderful and challenging game of bridge. She can be reached at 707.227.2909 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duplicate Bridge Class: On Tuesdays we offer a 30 minute lesson on different parts of bidding, declarer play and defense, followed by play of seven rounds of two boards each. For more information contact George Gordon at 707.319.5860.
Duplicate Bridge Games: The Vintage Duplicate Bridge Club meets twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Refreshments are offered and it is a stimulating way to spend a few hours in the afternoon keeping your mind sharp.
Contract Bridge Practice: We also have several practice groups that meet throughout the month for those committed to improving their skills. Practice groups are small groups open to those in classes or who have played in the past and want to brush up on their skills.
Social Bridge Games: We have several social bridge groups for those who know how to play the game and enjoy playing as a way to maintain skills and connect socially with other long time bridge players. Please check the activity schedule for days and times. Play is based on the number of people and space available.
Canasta is a card game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and “go out” by playing all cards in their hand.
Vintage House Canasta group welcomes players at any skill level and invites new players to come and learn by observing until ready to play.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered game board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide. The objective is to ‘checkmate’ the opponent’s king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. Vintage House Chess group welcomes players at any skill level.
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four, or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. Cribbage has several distinctive features: the unique cribbage board used for scorekeeping, the crib or box (a separate hand of point counting for the dealer), two distinct scoring stages (the play and the show) and a unique scoring system including points for groups of cards that total fifteen. Vintage House Cribbage group welcomes players at any skill level and invites new players to come learn by observing until you’re ready to play.
Mahjong and numerous other variants, is a game that originated in China. It is commonly played by four players (with some three-player variations found in South Korea and Japan). The game and its regional variants are widely played throughout Eastern and South Eastern Asia and have a small following in Western countries. Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.
Our Monday group plays Western or Military style Mahjong and Wednesday group plays American Mahjong. Both groups welcome players at any skill level and invite new players to come learn by observing until you are ready to play.
Poker is a family of gambling card games involving betting and individual play, whereby the winner is determined by the ranks and combinations of players’ cards, some of which remain hidden until the end of the game. Poker games vary in the number of cards dealt, the number of shared or “community” cards, and the number of cards that remain hidden.
The Vintage House Poker group welcomes players at any skill level and invites new players to come learn by observing until you are ready to play.