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
* ACBL Sanctioned games
* Hand Records
* Novice games
* Stress-free lessons
* Full accessibility
* Free parking
* Free hot beverages (temporarily not available due to COVID-19)
* Lending library


To download a membership application form, please click here
To fill out a membership application online, please click here


Announcements
Fall Face-to-Face Team League is Back!
                  We are pleased to announce that Grand River Bridge Club and Guelph Bridge Club are partnering on a Joint F2F Fall Team League. We hope to have the details finalised by early September. Here are the following specifics thus far:
i) Separate brackets of teams of similar playing experience (ie. Open, Intermediate and Novice levels) depending on the number of teams registering.
ii) Approximately 6-8 matches per bracket, to be played at either Grand River or Guelph clubs. Match schedules, and designated playing site will be published prior to the start of fall playing schedule to each Team Captain.
iii) During every session, each team to play one round robin match (24 boards, 20 victory point scale) against the other teams within their own bracket.
iv) Grand River matches will be played on selected Sunday afternoons (ie. avoiding scheduled dates for local area tourneys), while Guelph matches to be played Thursday afternoons. Matches will start mid September and end before mid December. If two teams have a scheduling conflict, then alternatives may be arranged on an exception basis.
v) Lots of masterpoints available if you do well.
vi) Fee will be $30 per team per match (or $7.50 per person per match, with an extra $2.00 if you are not a member of either club).
vii) Teams comprise of 4-6 players, allowing for subs if needed. A lot of work will be required to finalise the schedule, but won't be able to start until we have an idea of how many teams are interested in playing. If you wish to participate, please complete the Interest Finder by Sept 2nd.
If you need any more details please contact Allen Pengelly or Mike Peng or Tom Ramsay.
Fall Education Courses and Workshops
                  The schedule for the fall courses and workshops has been posted here. For a description of the courses and workshops, please click here. To register for a course or workshop, please click here.
Annual General Meeting
                  On Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30 pm the GBC will hold its AGM. The meeting will be followed by a light meal and then a special game.
Please renew, or start, your membership.
                  Each September we collect membership fees which are an important factor in sustaining our club. The membership fee will continue to be $70 for the year. You can pay by e-transfer to: GBCrevenue@gmail.com Or, if necessary, mail a cheque to:
The Guelph Bridge Club
c/o Neil McLaren
404-24 Marilyn Drive
Guelph, ON, N1H 8E9
Members pay a $8.00 fee to play games, whereas non-members pay $10.00 per game. A membership form is available online. This form may be used to apply as a new member, or to update your contact info if you're already a member. To use the form, please click here.
North American Pairs
         

        More NAP qualifying games will be held in August. NAP games will be held on the following dates:
August 9 (Online at 6:45 pm) and at the club on Wednesday August 10 (1:00 pm) and Friday August 12 (1:00 pm)
August 23 (Online at 6:45 pm) and at the club on Wednesday August 24 (1:00 pm) and Friday August 26 (1:00 pm)
Qualifiers can move on to District NAP finals. Double masterpoints - half red, half black will be awarded. There will be an extra fee of $2 for these games.
BBO games
        The Sunday morning fast pairs open game on BBO has been cancelled due to lack of attendance. The Thursday afternoon 199 game on BBO has been temporarily cancelled until the end of August due to lack of attendance. The game may be restarted in the fall if there is enough interest.
Special Events
        To see the list of special events planned for the rest of this year, please click here.
London Sectional
        The London Sectional will be held Oct. 22-23, 2022. For more details, please click here.
Return to Live Bridge at the Club
          Masks are no longer mandatory at the Guelph Bridge Club. However, a few of our members have health concerns and may ask players to wear masks at their table. If this occurs, please be considerate and wear a mask that round. If you didn't bring one, we'll be glad to give you one.
All face to face games the weeks of August 15th and 29th will be club championships - lots of extra masterpoints available at no extra charge.
Attendance at our face to face games has been growing and we're pleased to announce some things to make your return to the club even more enjoyable. We're now serving coffee and tea at the games and lots of special events are planned. We look forward to seeing more and more of you this summer.
The Wednesday afternoon game at the club starts at 1:00 pm and there will be 499er and Open sections. To see the current schedule of games, please click here.
Results for Non-sanctioned games
          To view the results for a non-sanctioned game, please click here.
Membership Applications
        A membership application form is now available online. This form may be used to apply as a new member, to renew your membership or to update your contact info if you're already a member. To use the form, please click 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.
There are some online help sessions for playing on BBO. For the schedule and links to the zoom sessions, please click here.
Donations and payments to the club
          If you would like to make a donation or payment to the club, 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.
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.
Youth Bridge
          For information on Youth Bridge, please click here.
Emergency Contact Information
          To provide your emergency contact information, please click here.