reputably BEGINNING BRIDGE class starting Monday mornings – February 6th. SPREAD THE WORD! 

—————————————————————————————————- Annual SOCBC SECTIONAL

Join us February 25-26 for SILVER!

Don’t miss our annual OPEN and NLM Sectional – Stratified pairs games Saturday, NLM Stratified Pairs Sunday, Open Swiss Teams Sunday. Click here for all the details.




February 4, 6 – 7, 9 – 11, & 20 – 24: Education Fund. EXTRA POINTS awarded!

February 8: GNT Qualifying SWISS TEAM Game 12:30. RED & BLACK POINTS awarded!

February 18: Unit Club Championship in honor of Ron Lien. Special luncheon at 12 


Partnerships: Need help finding a partner or a team? Contact Joyce Potter: or (949) 350-4326. No partner required for Tuesday and Friday morning limited games.


Open Games

12:30 PM Monday – Saturday

Sunday Unit Game 3rd Sunday of each month.


Limited Games  * Require 2 tables minimum

9:00 AM Tuesday 0-20

9:00 AM Friday  0-200

12:30 PM Monday through Thursday 0-500

12:30 PM Friday 0-750



Beginning Bridge starts February 6th and continues Monday mornings 9:30 – 11:30 for 10 weeks. Help us fill this class with your referrals. Friends don’t let friends miss out on the best hobby ever! Click here for flyer.


Continuing Beginners: Attend the Tuesday and Friday mornings games! 

You do not need to come with a partner, and you do not need to register in advance for these morning games. Come join the fun and keep learning while you play.


Tuesdays: 9 AM mini-lesson and 0-20 MP Supervised play with Sharon Rippy.


Fridays: 9 AM – the 0-200 MP game with Trudi Hanscom and Susan Bristol.

See top for details on the special games on February 10 & 24!

Some Fridays will feature a mini-lesson at 9 to help reinforce many of the fundamentals. Check out the CLASS DESCRIPTIONS tab for the topic of each week.



Thursday February 16th at 9 am, join Gary Waldron and a team of mentors to learn all the fine points of NEGATIVE DOUBLES. If you go a full game without making or hearing a negative double, then somebody needs a refresher! Bring your favorite partner and refresh together.  Please sign up IN ADVANCE so we can plan ahead – Maggie


And sign up to learn all the essentials of DEFENSE with Bob on Thursdays – see below. Bob’s class will skip 3rd Thursdays so that they can all attend Mentoring.



Thursdays at 9:30 AM with Bob Levine

Half your time at bridge is spent defending. How much time have you spent learning to improve your defense? Now is your chance.

Beginners and Intermediate players are welcome.We will skip 3rd Thursdays so you can all attend Mentoring.


Click here for more information on all classes!



Online BBO Duncan Affiliated 0-1700 MP Virtual Club Games continue for Monday nights at 6:25.

Monday January 16, we began pooling with Duncan Bridge Club for these games – more players, more MP awards. The new game fee is only $4.

Welcome Googlers and Net Surfers!

If you are looking for a place to PLAY or LEARN BRIDGE, you have hit the jackpot! At South Orange County Bridge Center we welcome everyone from the newest beginner level to what ever level you may be or want to be. We have ongoing education and games daily. Call us at (949) 248-1268 and leave a message or perhaps speak to a real person who will help get you started at SOCBC.



We have a brand new class for BEGINNERS starting
February 6th – from 9:30 to 11:30 am – and continuing Monday Mornings for 10 lessons. Learn all the fundamentals, and get a taste of this challenging fun game. Socialize with lots of people like you who want to enjoy a new hobby together. An added bonus – March 13 between the 5th and 6th lesson will be a FREE game. 


Contact: or call Janie at (949) 233-2140 for more information or to sign up for beginning class.






To register for pairs games, click on the REGISTER tab and see detailed instructions.

If you are unable to register in advance, please call our Club Manager, Gail Schneider (516) 314-1896 for assistance. If leaving a message, provide the game day and date, Open or Limited, names of both players. * Note – Team games do not use online registration – register for those at the club – or by phone to the club.


Emails – You’ve got mail?

If you are not receiving club emails and want to be added to our distribution, please contact Janie Matlaf via email at:



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: