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My mother will be visiting soon and she is an avid
bridge player. Can anyone recommend a place in the
East Bay (Berkeley, El Cerrito, North Oakland) where
she could drop in to play a few hands?
I haven't been in a couple of years, but Piedmont Bridge Club has duplicate
games Friday nights (and other times -- I only went on Friday nights). They
accepted anyone who knew the game at the regular tables, and they had separate
tables for masters players. The guy who ran it was VERY nice and if you called
in the afternoon he'd match you up with a partner. I was just a mediocre
player, but I felt very welcome and I learned a lot because I got to play so
many games in one night. The only real requirement is that you be able to play
fairly quickly, or the tables get backed up, but it sounds like your mother is a
regular player, so that's probably not a problem. Their number is 527-4594.
Leave a message and they'll get back to you. They can probably also give you
information about other clubs in the area. Have fun!
My husband often plays at the Piedmont Bridge Center on
Highland Avenue, phone number: 527-4594. When my mother-in-law
is in town he brings her along for a few games, and she
loves it. The man who runs it is Doug and he's terrific.
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