Bridge Instructors & Classes

Instructors

Nancy Wainer

Ken Gamble

 Sydney Reuben

Bette Harken

Ken Llacera

 

Sydney Reuben

Sydney is an accredited ACBL Best Practices Teacher who teaches Beginning Bridge and Supervised Play on an ongoing basis. 

 

Beginning Bridge

·         A small class of 4-6 players allows students to have Sydney's full attention.

·         The course is comprised of 12 two-hour sessions and costs $120.

·         You will begin playing in a comfortable environment with the very first lesson.

Supervised Play

·         Learn-As-You-Play classes that are both educational and fun.

·         A game for Beginning Bridge graduates to integrate and continue their learning.

·         An opportunity for Re-Entry players to update and hone their skills.

Please contact Sydney at sydneyjane210@gmail.com or (831) 515-7449 for more information or to reserve a spot.

 

Ken Gamble

Ken Gamble is a Sapphire Life Master and an accredited ACBL Best Practices Teacher with many years of playing and teaching experience. He has applied the ideas taught in his courses at both the club and tournament levels.

 

Currently, Ken has no active classes.

 

Please contact Ken at gamble.ken@gmail.com or (831) 477-9434 to reserve a class spot.  

 

Nancy Wainer

Nancy Wainer, an accredited ACBL Instructor, known for her “desire to inspire,” has been teaching bridge for over 20 years in Santa Cruz County.  Nancy’s popular classes fill quickly so please contact her for more information or to reserve a class spot:  Nancy (nlmbridge@yahoo.com) may be reached by phone at (831) 465-1234.

 

Beginning Bridge I: Learn to play the world’s greatest game! Beginner bridge lessons are on Mondays 9:30 to 11:30PM at the Santa Cruz Bridge Center, starting January 10, 2021. Your first class is FREE. Subsequent lessons are $10 - pay as you go. Enrollment is limited due to classroom size, so reservations are required. Contact Nancy for more information.

 

 

 

Bette Harken

 

Bette is an accredited ACBL Best Practices Teacher. She is teaching the evening session of Nancy’s class one week later than Nancy. This allows students who cannot make a morning class to take the evening class in this important first step in learning this terrific game.

 

Beginning Bridge I: Beginner bridge lessons are on Wednesday 9:30 to 11:30PM at the Santa Cruz Bridge Center, starting September 1, 2021.  Your first class is FREE.  Subsequent lessons are $10 - pay as you go.  Enrollment is limited due to classroom size, so reservations are required.  Contact Bette for more information or to register at bdharken@comcast.net.

 

 

 

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Ken Llacera

Ken is a Sapphire Life Master and an accredited ACBL Best Practices Teacher who teaches beginners and intermediate players. He is a student of the game and wants to share his enthusiasm for improving bridge skills with a wider audience. He has enjoyed success at each level of competition, including a national title (won with Mick Friedberg, on right in photo) and multiple regional wins.

Tuesday Evening Review focus on aspects of the game to assist intermediate players (typically 20-300 MPs) in improving their game and results. Classes are scheduled in conjunction with the Tuesday Evening game on Wednesday mornings at 9AM for one hour. These classes are free to those who played in the game.

 

 

Updated: November 2021