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
IMPROVE YOUR GAME
IN A FUN RELAXED SETTING
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.
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
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