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Bridge Academy On Land 

with The Bridge Professors™

Giorgia Botta - John Ramos and

Christopher Rivera 


A Bridge Academy On Land ™


Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs, California

October 27-November 1, 2024

Register HERE to Save Your Spot

Improve your bridge game while you take in the beauty
of Palm Springs and all the services the resort has to offer.

This Bridge Academy's emphasis is on learning and practicing what you have learned with practice hands and supervised play. There will also be some competitive duplicate bridge games with black points.

We start Sunday evening with a reception to meet  your group and ending on Thursday afternoon.

Bridge is a game for a lifetime. Come here to move your game up to a new level, meet new friends and above all have fun.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is set amid a mountainous backdrop surrounded by palms, is an idyllic resort in Palm Springs — a setting for countless activities and memorable moments in the Coachella Valley. Guest rooms and suites at our Palm Springs resort are bright and welcoming, thoughtfully inspired by Spanish Colonial design with French doors that open out to patios or balconies. Dine in one of six inviting restaurants. Spend leisurely days playing tennis or making a splash in the crystalline pools or waterpark. Relax with a soothing massage in our resort spa or tee off on one of three palm-fringed golf courses with views of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains from our California resort.




On the western edge of the Coachella Valley, 107 miles east of Los Angeles. Its
airport connects to most US cities.


International world-class champions and
ACBL certified teachers focus on helping
you improve your game.


Duplicate games with your partner.If you don't have one  we will match
you up.


Experienced, returning to bridge, novices
and single travelers are all welcome.


Giorgia is an international bridge champion and world class teacher. Born and raised in Rome, Italy, where she learned to play bridge at the age of 12 from some of the greatest bridge players in the world, Giorgia now resides in New York City, where she has become one of the most respected and sought after teachers and professional players. She teaches and plays regularly at Honors Bridge Club, the largest bridge club in North America, as well as traveling internationally to teach and play bridge. Giorgia has a youthful exuberance and currency in the game that assures you excellent bridge instruction.


John is a professional bridge teacher and in the country's top echelon of tournament players. At the 2019 Fall Nationals, he placed third in the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs, the oldest and most prestigious pairs event in the United States, besting a host of top experts from all over the world. In addition to his skill at competing, he is a passionate teacher and believes that anyone can improve with the help of an attentive and engaged instructor. Originally from New York City, where he was mentored by many of the country’s top players, he’s lived in Los Angeles for the past twelve years. He works with players of all levels privately, on cruises, and at his adopted home, the Beverly Hills Bridge Club, one of the biggest clubs in California, which he also manages.

Christopher Rivera

Bridge Director at Play Bridge At Sea

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.

What's Included?

• 5 Nights accommodations in a run of house Vista room in a choice of  King or Twin.
• Thorough lessons on a variety of bridge topics.
• ABCL sanctioned games with black points.

• Bridge Q&A daily.
• Lunch allowance daily on bridge days.
• Opening reception to get to meet your fellow bridge players.
• Closing reception 
• Extra large rooms (452.sq feet. rooms with one or two beds).
• Resort fee with wi-fi, access to pools and gym, bikes and more included.
• Taxes and gratuities on all room and food inclusions.

Package prices:

Per person based on double- 2 guests per room   $3200

Single $3900

Pre and Post Rooms are available on request. Limited local packages are available. Call us for details.

Please call us for more information at 800.983.9077 or email us at

To provide rhe ultimate learning experince, we will be using tablets that we provide for all lessons. They will be sanitized following each session.

Register HERE for Palm Springs Academy






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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