Guelph Bridge Club



Guelph Bridge Club is a non-profit, membership-run club serving the bridge needs of Guelph and surrounding communities.

LEARN, PLAY and ENJOY the many facets of the world's greatest card game!
We have games and lessons for players of all levels.

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We provide:
* Bright, comfortable facilities
* Guaranteed play
* ACBL Sanctioned games
* Hand Records
* Novice game
* Stress-free lessons
* Full accessibility
* Free parking
* Free hot beverages
* Lending library


To download a membership application form, please click here


Announcements
The Common Game
        All of our virtual games now use predealt boards from the Common Game.  If you would like more info about TCG, please click here.  Another article about TCG from the Vancouver Bridge Club is available here.
Convention Card on BBO
        When you play on BBO, your convention card will no longer default to SAYC. You and your partner(s) need to create a card. If you would like more information on how to create a card, please click here. For other information about playing on BBO, please click here.
The team of ACBL Tournament Directors will be hosting regular drop-in sessions on completing and posting a convention card on BBO over the next few weeks. Below is the schedule:

Tuesdays - Oct. 6, 13 6-8 p.m., Jenni Carmichael Click to join

Wednesdays - Oct. 7, 14 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Lynn Yokel Click to join

Fridays - Oct. 2, 9 10 a.m.-noon, Nancy Strachan Click to join

Saturdays - Oct. 3, 10 8-10 p.m., Jeff Jacob Click to join

Note that while the focus of these workshops will be convention cards, if time permits our TDs will be happy to help with any aspect of playing online.
Ray Millie Memorial Tournament
          The Guelph Bridge Club is pleased to announce that we will be holding the 9th annual Ray Millie memorial tournament on Saturday October 3rd. Due to Covid-19 we will have to make a few changes, but this has been one of our most popular events in the past and we expect it will be just as popular this year. The biggest change of course is that the tournament will be held online on BBO, so no lunch will be provided. Here are the details:
- there will be 2 flights, open and 0-499
- there will be 2 sessions, single session entries welcomed
- masterpoint awards will be the same as in our virtual games, and the open flight will get credit for the tables in the 0-499 flight
- entry fee will be $5.00 per session, same as our virtual games
- we will announce overall winners for each of the 2 flights.
- Unfortunately the ACBL can't combine the 2 games and award extra masterpoints as in a tournament, but we will add the 2 sessions together manually and announce the 1st , 2nd and 3rd place overall winners in each flight.
- to help our director the starting times will be staggered. The open games will be at 10:00 and 2:30, the 0-499 games will be at 9:45 and 2:15. You and your partner will have to register separately for each session (register the same way you do for virtual club games). Registration on BBO opens 2 hours before game time. Please try to register at least 30 minutes before game time.
- prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each flight will be LCBO gift certificates that we'll mail to the winners (cheaper than mailing a bottle of wine). You'll need to play both sessions to qualify for a prize.
- to help us with our planning please let Tom know if you plan to play in this event. We look forward to seeing you October 3rd.
Changes in Stratification of virtual games
          Pairs are now stratified by average masterpoints rather than the masterpoints of the person with the higher number. Also, when the strats are not equal, strat C will have the largest number of pairs instead of strat A.
Fall Workshops at the Club
          Sheila McLaren and Tom Ramsay will be offering some workshops at the club, starting in September. Due to COVID restrictions, we are limited to 15 participants (minimum of 8). Each participant will sit in a chair that is "socially distanced", each must wear a mask, and sanitize hands upon entering the club. The cost for each workshop is $10 by e-transfer to GBCrevenue@gmail.com or by cheque to The Guelph Bridge Club. For details about the workshops or to register for a workshop, please click here.
Donations and payments to the club
          If you would like to make a donation or pay for a workshop, please send an e-transfer to GBCrevenue@gmail.com or a cheque payable to The Guelph Bridge Club c/o Neil McLaren, 404-24 Marilyn Drive, Guelph, ON N1H 8E9. Many thanks for supporting the club.
Virtual Games at the Club
          The club will be holding some more BBO virtual tournaments this week. For the schedule, please click here.
Fee is 5 BB$ for each game. To be eligible to play in these games, you need to have played at the Cambridge, Grand River or Guelph clubs in the past year.
If you haven't played on BBO before, browse the site, play with the robots, with friends or just join a table for fun.
For more information on registering to play in these games, please click here. Information on viewing the boards you played is available here.
Guelph Bridge Club Temporarily Closed
          Due to the current public health crisis, the Guelph Bridge Club will suspend activities until further notice.
Youth Bridge
          For information on Youth Bridge, please click here.
Emergency Contact Information
          To provide your emergency contact information, please click here.