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If you need a partner for our duplicate bridge games, contact Beth Paul at 503-709-9416

Welcome to Gainesville Bridge Club
***************The Longest Day******************

Please Join the Gainesville Area Bridge Clubs for the Longest Day, a duplicate bridge event supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s. Information flyer

  • June 21, 2019
  • Three events -- 10am, 2pm, 7pm
  • Oak Room; Oak Hammock, 5100 SW 25th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Announcing Our Third Annual Pro-Am Game -- donate and win a chance to play with the best. Flyer
  • Table sponsors are a part of our fund-raising efforts. If a business would like to sponsor a table, please use this form. If a business asks for the tax exempt ID for sponsorship, the Alzheimer’s Association’s 501(c)(3) federal tax ID is 13-3039601.
  • Cash donations are always accepted. Form

Okay, yes! It's a bit of a pet peeve - but properly "claiming" the rest of the tricks during play of the hand must be done in a certain way. BridgeGuys told me that making a claim in duplicate is different than in social bridge!! "In duplicate bridge, a claim or concession ends the play. When there is any dispute the director is called to hear the claimer repeat his statement and to adjudicate the result." BridgeWinners explains, -- Law 68C goes on, establishing that "the claim should be accompanied at once by a clear statement as to the line of play or defense that the claimer proposes to win the tricks claimed."

So, at your duplicate bridge table, a declarer may claim by exposing her/his hand and stating the line of play which will take all the rest of the tricks or concedes a loser to defenders. These articles make a distinction between claim (all the tricks) and concession (all but one or more tricks). But, in essence, they are the same thing!

When declarer claims, defenders should review the stated line of play. If there is ANY dispute, (maybe declarer forgot there was a trump out!) CALL THE DIRECTOR. Do not try to fix the claim without the director's help. You might say, "Wait. We need the director." This will prevent players at the table from collapsing their cards which might complicate giving correct information to the director.

A defender can claim (BridgeGuys), but "a concession by one defender is withdrawn if the other [defender] objects immediately." This happens less often, but involving the director before play resumes is highly recommended.

Changes In Rank

Congratulations to Gatorbridge Players who advanced in rank in April:

NEW REGIONAL MASTERS Marcia M Taylor Gainesville FL US
NEW SECTIONAL MASTERS Beverly Gilbert Gainesville FL US
NEW CLUB MASTERS Nancy C Kirkland Gainesville FL US
NEW JUNIOR MASTERS Linda K Yon Gainesville FL US


Find a Partner

You can use the menu item to the left to "Find a Partner." People looking for partners will be visible to you. If you NEED a partner, you will need to log in. Just enter your email address and your password to log in. If you don't remember your password, or have never created one, just click Set/Reset Password. Although calling Beth is always an option, using this web feature may be better for some people.

Upcoming Tournaments

This is a list of upcoming local sectional and regional tournaments.  Click on the word 'Info' to view the tournament's flyer.  Other tournament information can be found under the 'Useful Links' menu item.

May 6-12, 2019 Tampa, FL Info
May 17-19, 2019 Orlando Info
May 27-Jun 2, 2019 Ponte Vedra (Jacksonville) Info
Jun 6-9, 2019 St. Petersburg Info
Jun 7-9, 2019 Palm Coast Info
Jun 14-16, 2019 The Villages Info
GBC General Meeting

Minutes from the April 22 general meeting can be found here.

Questions or Problems?

Please send comments and suggestions to Joyce Thompson (

User Guide
User Guide

We have created a user guide to help you navigate around this web site.  Please let us know if you have suggestions for us to improve this document.

May 23, 2019
Grass Roots FUNd Game
Director: Patrick Thompson
Unit 128 Game
Director: Ronald Schoenau
Beginning Bridge Finals
Director: Mary A McIntyre