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Bridge Academy On Land 

with Christopher Rivera

& John Ramos

November 14-19, 2021

Ojai Valley Inn

Surrounded by scenic hills and mountains, this historic and celebrated resort features a full health spa and a championship golf course. Five restaurants feature dishes made from locally grown ingredients.

Rooms at the Ojai Valley Inn are decorated in Spanish Colonial style and feature in-room coffee machines. Spa Ojai bathroom amenities, a flat-screen TV and a radio with iPod connection are also included. Some rooms offer a fireplace.

Spa Ojai welcomes guests with warm, exotic rooms featuring a variety of massages and treatments.  In addition to the two pools at the spa, the resort offers a large, outdoor family swimming pool with food and beverage service.

The Inn at Ojai Valley is 7 miles from Lake Casitas and 17 miles from Pierpoint




Christopher Rivera is an ACBL Accredited Bridge Teacher and tournament rated director. He is Assistant Head Director at Honors Bridge Club, the largest bridge club in North America. He learned to play bridge from his grandmother, who taught him valuable lessons in card play, but Goren style bidding, which he had to unlearn when he began playing bridge seriously. In addition to bridge, he plays many other card and board games. He has a degree in Physics from Lawrence University.

Christopher Rivera
Daily Activities
John Ramos

John Ramos learned bridge as a child and has been playing competitively for nearly thirty years. He's been a full-time teaching and playing professional for several years and currently manages the Beverly Hills Bridge Club, one of the top clubs in California. In 2008 and 2009, he won consecutive national championships in the Grand National Teams Flight A, first representing New York City, his original hometown, and then Los Angeles, his home for over a decade. In Open-Level national events, he has two top-10 finishes: 5th in the Keohane Swiss Teams in 2016, and 8th in the Roth Swiss Teams in 2009. He also placed 13th in the 2016 Kay Platinum Pairs, widely regarded as the best pair event in the country. John also played varsity tennis at Princeton University and still enjoys playing competitively today.  

Improve your bridge game while you take in the beauty of the Ojai Valley and all the the services the resort offers


59 miles to Los Angeles International,  7 miles to Lake Casitas, 33 miles from Santa Barbara.


Daily learning  – From Accredited ACBL Teachers . 

Q and  A reviews each day informally before dinner.


 Meet other bridge enthusiasts at play and at the resort  Join us for an opening and closing  reception along with awards.


You are welcome and we will guarantee you a partner. Singles tables are available in the dining rooms  so you will never dine alone.

What's Included?
  • 5 Nights at the magnificent Ojai Valley Inn Resort in Ojai, CA.

  • Lessons on a variety of bridge topics from our national champion. Daily ACBL sanctioned games with black points.

  • Q&A nightly before dinner

  • Daily Sumptuous breakfast and lunch

  • Opening reception to get to meet everyone

  • Afternoon "All Around" jeep tour of Ojai Valley with olive oil tasting and production visit as well as a visit to a vineyard. Includes lunch.

  • Closing reception and  group dinner along with awards ceremony

  • Extra large rooms most with fireplace and  subject to availability ( minimum 399 st ft). All rates shown are based on run of house accommodation and based on per person with two guests per room. Other accommodation categories are subject to availability.

  • Resort fee - this includes (Wi-fi throughout resort, unlimited local and toll-free phone calls, full Access to Fitness Center and daily Mind & Body Classes, Complimentary daily Linus Bike use, illy espresso machine 

  • Taxes and gratuities on all room and food inclusions

  • Gratuities of a personal nature are not included.

  • Parking at resort is not included and currently is $25 daily






Sep 20, 2024


Sep 15, 2024






Giorgia’s Roman Bridge Holiday

A Bridge Holiday in Rome, organized and curated by your very own Roman, Giorgia Botta.

Our Bridge Pro, and part of the Bridge Professors™, Giorgia is our native Italian bridge pro and comes from the "Eternal City" Rome.

We know that you have probably all been to Rome, but this experience will not be your typical Roman holiday.

We will stay at the Lord Byron Hotel- described as a hotel with the warmth and luxury of a private home - located in one of the chicest residential neighborhoods in Rome.
We will teach and play bridge at Giorgia’s local bridge Club "Accademia del Bridge". The sanctioned games will award Master you play at tables not only with our group but also with other local Roman players.

We will visit some of Giorgia's favorite places to see the real Rome. This will include optional excursions designed by your host as well as optional dining at some of the local spots that she frequents.

Come for the 'local' unspoiled experience of Rome, play and learn from one of the best bridge professionals, have some fun with your fellow bridge enthusiasts.

Package includes:
5 nights at the Lord Byron Hotel- member of Small Luxury Hotels with daily breakfast.

Sunday, Sept. 15: Caffe delle arti (6:30 -9 PM) Opening Reception
Caffe della Arti is a gem of a Roma Nord. The caffe is situated inside the refined Modern Art Gallery building (Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna). Its elegant and artistic fare and beautiful sun-kissed terrace make for the perfect location for a stylish roman ‘apericina’ aka cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This is included in your 5 night package.

Monday Sept. 16: Casalino Hosteria Kosher 8 PM: Optional Dinner
Caslino, situated in the heart of the Roman Jewish ghetto, offers a real culinary journey through the ‘jewish-roman cuisine. Similar to a more traditional roman cuisine, but with the contribution of usual and more mediterranean-like flavors, it has been a real treat for visitors to the Italian capital for centuries!

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Da Cesare al Casaletto: 8:15 PM: Optional Dinner
“Da Cesare” (as the Romans would call it), is a staple of the local cuisine serving all the traditional roman dishes---plus many modern dishes as well---in an airy outdoor venue with a beautiful vine-covered patio.

Tuesday Sept. 17: 2 to 4 PM Optional Excursion
Villa Borghese with Private Guide
Cost $40 (includes entrance fees)

Wednesday Sept. 18: 1 to 4 PM Optional Excursion
Roman Colosseum with Private Guide
$60 (includes entrance fees)

Thursday, Sept. 19: 7 to 10 PM: Farewell Dinner: Relais le Jardin
Join us for our closing elegant dinner in this historic art nouveau and art deco inspired restaurant at your host hotel, the Lord Byron. This dinner is included in your five night package

Lessons and games at Giorgia's local bridge club 'Accademia del Bridge".

Start your journey with a Silversea 10 night bridge cruise August 26-September 6, 2024.
For more information go to

Register now as this space will sell out quickly.



Per Person based on Double Occupancy






Nov 1, 2024


Oct 27, 2024






OMNI Las Palmas Resort- Palm Springs

Five night package with 8 sessions including bridge learning and games with
The Bridge Professors™ Giorgia Botta, John Ramos and Christopher Rivera. Please note that depending on teacher's schedule, not all Professors may be present.

What's Included?
• 5 Nights in a run of house Vista room in King or Twin
• Thorough lessons on a variety of bridge topics. ACBL sanctioned
games with black points.•
• Lunch allowance provided on bridge days.
• Opening reception to get to meet your fellow bridge players.
• Closing reception



Per Person based on Double Occupancy

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