Learn to Play Bridge / Improve Your Game

Bridge is a fun, fascinating, intellectually stimulating game. It’s also a great way to meet new people and develop lifelong friendships. Recent research has demonstrated that you can derive great mental and physical health benefits from playing pridge. “Bridge’s intricacies make it particularly appealing for those who want to sharpen acuity with mental gymnastics. A study in 2000 at the University of California, Berkeley, found strong evidence that an area in the brain used in playing bridge stimulates the immune system.” (http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-2015/bridge-for-brain-health.html.)

Our bridge unit provides you with numerous resources, whether you are completely new to the game, you want to enhance your bridge knowledge, or you want to play more. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Bridge Unit 163 Teachers

Cedar Falls/Waterloo

Janee Oleson: ACBL accredited; classes for beginners and intermediates. Email: janee.hoff@yahoo.com

Cedar Rapids

MaryAnn Boardman: ACBL accredited; ABTA member; private and small group instruction. Email: maryann.boardman@gmail.com. Web site: http://cedarrapidsbridge.com/cms/

Iowa City

Eli Jolley: private instruction. Email: eli.jolley@gmail.com

John Kempf: Classes and private instruction. Email: john-kempf@uiowa.edu. Web site: http://iowacitybridge.com/

Bob Otto: ACBL accredited; group, individual and email instruction available. Email: bobotto9@msn.com

Carol Panzer: ACBL accredited; ABTA member; classes and private instruction. Email: carol@iowacitybridge.com. Web site: http://iowacitybridge.com/

Le Claire

Vickki Shelley: ACBL accredited; Classes and private instruction. Email: gvshelley8@gmail.com

Mt. Pleasant

Roy Gillard:Teaches bridge to 6th graders. Email: royandjoygilleard@iowatel.com

Lea Bradley and Steve Rod: Classes for beginners and/or intermediates planned for spring, 2018. Email: sprod409@gmail.com