Our Signature Collection
with Christopher Rivera & Guest Teachers
Combining expert bridge teaching for all levels of player in a relaxed playing environment aboard the most luxurious all inclusive cruise ships in the world.
Some Of The Best Teachers Are With 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.
Giorgia Botta 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.
Rob Barrington is a professional bridge player and one of the best teachers in the bridge world. At the age of 9, Rob learned the game at his father’s bridge club in upstate New York. He quickly became the go-to fill in player at the club and was hooked on competitive bridge right away. He taught his first bridge class at the age of 14 and loved teaching. Rob played through High School but took a 20 year break for college, career and other pursuits. Rob returned to the game when he relocated to New York City in 2009. Rob was lucky to become friends with some of the finest players in the world and learned the game (again) from them. He started teaching bridge at all the local clubs in Manhattan and has since revolutionized the way bridge is taught. He developed a teaching app called BidBox, which gives his students the maximum amount of experience in the shortest amount of time. Rob also runs a popular website (learnbridge.nyc) and YouTube channel.
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.
David Libchaber was born and raised in Paris France and came to the United States to attend college. Fresh out of business school, David got involved in the dot.com boom of the late 90’s and was the general manager of e-bridge, the first bridge internet company to Vugraph major tournaments over the internet and the first web site to run ACBL sanctioned tournaments. After taking a fifteen-year hiatus to raise his family, David came back to the bridge world and is a respected bridge teacher in New York City. He introduces serious concepts in a fun and jovial atmosphere, which makes his classes very desirable