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SPECIAL GAMES – EXTRA POINTS AWARDED!

July 15 – 20 & 22 – 27: NAP Qualifying. HALF RED & half black points awarded! Note that the friday afternoon limited games on July 19 & 26 will be 0 – 500 games instead of 0 – 750.

July 28 – 31: Charity. Includes the Swiss Team game on July 28.

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FRIDAY Fun Nights!

2nd Friday monthly starting August 9th.

Join us for Happy Hour at 5, Bridge at 6, Dessert at 8.

Take your pick between our relaxed Social Game or the more standard Open Game.

Bring your spouse, friends, and an appetizer or dessert to share. No partner? We can pair you up. 

Questions or to RSVP write to:  FridayNightSocialBridge@gmail.com, or text Scott Huddleston at 949-800-6977


Partnerships:

Need help finding a partner or a team? Contact Joyce Potter: jpotter331@cox.net or (949) 350-4326. No partner required for Tuesday and Friday morning limited games or for the Wednesday afternoon Beginner Game.

 

Want to PLAY UP AND LEARN? Notify Joyce if you are an NLM player who would like to play occasionally with an Open Player in the Open Game. Open players ~ let Joyce know when you have a free day to volunteer and welcome an NLM player into the Open Game.


Open Games

12:30 PM Monday – Saturday

Sunday Unit Game 3rd Sunday of each month.

Sunday Team Game 4th Sunday of each month.

8 is Enough Team Game 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Limited Games  * Require 2 tables minimum

9:00 AM Tuesday 0-50

9:00 AM Friday  0-200

12:30 PM Monday through Thursday 0-500

12:30 PM Wednesday 0-20 with mentors

12:30 PM Friday 0-750


BEGINNER’S CORNER

Monday Mornings at 9 am:

* July 15 – Strong 2 Club Opening Bids

* July 22 – The Wrap Up

* July 29 – BAROMETER GAME


Tuesday morning Supervised Play 9:00 am –  mini lesson with Sharon Rippy. No partner required.


Wednesday afternoon Supervised Play 12:30 – 4 pm, with volunteer mentors. No partner required. $10 game fee.


Friday morning 0-200 game 9:00 am with Susan Bristol and Trudi Hanscom. No partner required. Register in advance if you can, or just come, join the fun and keep learning while you play.


PLAY OF THE HAND: with Bob Levine

Want to be a better declarer?
Thursdays July 11th through August 29th 9:30 – 11:30
* Making your PLAN – “What will be your line of play”
* What is the meaning of the lead??
* Counting your winners ~ counting your losers
* Establishing long suits – Setting up those overtricks!
* When to finesse
* No Trump play vs. Suit play
* When to draw trump and when not to
* Counting, counting and more counting
* Common card combinations – Patterns you keep seeing
* And so much more!

Class fee: $100 if prepaid – or $15 per class

RSVP at the club or rslevine@cox.net


Click here for more information on all classes!


Concerned about Covid?

We want to protect our bridge community. Please contact the Bridge Center at (949) 248-1268, and also let your partner know if you played at the club and later learned that you have Covid. Look here in the future to see if any recent exposures have been communicated to us. Click here to see the CDC Covid guidelines concerning isolation and exposure.


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.

Want to learn Duplicate Bridge?Our next start date for new beginners will be Monday September 9th, continuing weekly from 9 to 11:30 am. Whether you are brand new, learned years ago and want to relearn, or are just curious, this is your chance.

Please contact: jmatlaf@gmail.com or call Janie at (949) 233-2140 for more information.

BRIDGE PLAYERS LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!


LIVE BRIDGE:  REGISTER NOW!

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 at (949) 248-1268.


Emails – You’ve got mail?

If you are not receiving club emails and want to be added to our distribution, please contact Janie via email at: jmatlaf@gmail.com