February 27, 2021



South Orange County Bridge Center

We hope to be together soon,

but until then, the club

is Online at Bridgebase.com


Looks like there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Many are starting to get vaccines, and help is on its way. In the meanwhile, we still want to stay connected, through emails and through online bridge.

ACBL has partnered with Bridgebase online BBO to offer games which support our club and the duplicate bridge community. https://www.bridgebase.com. Whether your goal is to learn, to practice casually, to play competitively, or to accumulate masterpoints, there is an online option to keep you participating until we can be together again. Many excellent tutorials are available to familiarize you with BBO. Click hereIf you need help with BBO or with connecting to our virtual club games, contact: Frank Grossman at (949) 366-5499 fbgrossman@cox.net or Janie Matlaf at (949) 233-2140 jmatlaf@gmail.com



Win double black points all week February 22-28 and support the ACBL Educational Foundation! Be sure to read the online message from this worthy organization. Click here for details.

Note: All games during this week are $1 extra.



Click here to see the Zoom Video of our 2020 General Meeting. You will see many of your bridge pals, and catch up on all the news, including:

New Board Members: Gale Senter, Marshall Pearlman, Susan Bristol, Suzie Demer

Thank you to outgoing Board Members: Anna Kreucher, Carol Pangburn, Jay Nuccio, Larry Hedge.

2020 Sally Pelmear Sportsmanship and Citizenship Award Honoree:  * JEREMY CHAO *

2020 Jim Senter Sportsmanship and Citizenship Award Honoree: * FRANCES KRAUSE *

2020 National Goodwill Award Recipient: * RICHARD PICHENY *



You can learn everything about every board in the Game Results tab. Click on Common Game, the game you're interested in, the board, the person, and you can watch a full replay of that board at that person's table. See the lead, the offense, and the defense step by step. The diagram of the hand will appear, and by clicking NEXT, you can watch the play trick by trick.



Keep an eye on our calendar tab for the latest online schedule.



Open Game: 12:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Open Unit Game: 12:15 pm Sunday

0-99 Game: 6:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

0-125 Zoom Lesson & Game: 9:00 am Friday

0-200 Game: 12:05 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

0-750 Game: 12:15 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

0-750 Unit Game: 11:50 am Sunday

0-1800 Game: 6:30 pm Monday



Monday: 12:05 pm 0-200 Game, 12:15 pm 0-750 Game, 12:30 pm Open Game, 6:30 pm 0-1800 Game

Tuesday: 12:15 pm 0-750 Game, 12:30 pm Open Game, 6:30 pm 0-99

Wednesday: 12:05 pm 0-200 Game, 12:15 pm 0-750 Game, 12:30 pm Open Game, 6:30 pm 0-99

Thursday: 12:15 pm 0-750 Game, 12:30 Open Game, 6:30 pm 0-99

Friday: 9:00 am 0-125 Zoom Lesson & Game, 12:05 pm 0-200 Game, 12:15 pm 0-750 Game, 12:30 pm Open Game

Saturday: 12:15 pm 0-750 Game, 12:30 pm Open Game

Sunday: 11:50 am Unit Game 0-750, 12:15 pm Unit Game Open


Registration starts 2 hours before the game and will close 5 minutes before game time. Please register as EARLY as possible so we can start the games on time and avoid sit-outs. If you can help us avoid sit-outs by being an on call fill-in, please notify the Director of the day in advance. Fill-ins play free and perform a great service to their fellow players. Regular game fees and Sunday Unit Games are $6.


Presently here are our Game Directors:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday afternoons: Frank Grossman (949) 366-5499  fbgrossman@cox.net

Monday nights: Susan Bristol (949) 300-4454 bristolsg949@gmail.com

Wednesday, Saturday afternoons: Marshall Pearlman (949) 713-9119 mbp36963@gmail.com

Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings: Richard Picheny (949) 295-0545 rpicheny@gmail.com


If you are not receiving club emails, contact Janie Matlaf (949) 233-2140 to be sure we have your most current email address.


Click here to see a list of our players and their BBO Screen Names.

If you play at our SOCBC Virtual Club Games, please send additions or corrections to: contact@southorangecountybridge.center