Jefferson Bridge Association (JBA), Charlottesville
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Beginner Bridge Lessons

First Lesson is Free!

Learn New Tricks!

At the English Inn

2000 Morton Drive

Mondays from 7-9PM

March 19 – May 8

Contact Nan Massie


Sponsored by 

The Jefferson Bridge Association


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In order to accommodate our players who have severe mobility issues and require a N/S assignment, Elliot needs to know in advance if you are coming. 

Please be sure to call him 24 hours in advance  if you will be there and must have a N/S assignment. If you do not call in advance, then you may not get the seating you need.

Elliot's cell phone number is: 434-825-8523

If he can count on you to be there for all games or on a regular schedule, you can tell him that and call ONLY when you are not going to be there.

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New plastic convention card covers of various colors are here!  Get yours at the club for $2.00 each. Ask Nan.   


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Congratulations to Alice Faintich on Earning ACBL Bronze Life Master Status!

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♠ Silver for Ray♠ 

Maggie Eckman

 New Bronze Master 

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District 6  -

"Table Talk"



Rules of Engagement
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Rules of Engagement

To ensure consistency in our games, our directors should enforce the following rules.  

Violations may result in warnings, board penalties, dismissal or suspension from the game.

♠ Be in your seat at least 5 minutes before game time.
 Sit at an appropriate table for your strata.  If none is available, talk to the director.         
 Turn off cell phones and other electronic devices. Pass completed boards when done, or when the round is called.
♣ Do not stand over or near a table when boards are in play. Call the director for boards, if necessary.
♠ Do not start a new board after a round is called. Call the director and take a late play if necessary.
 Politely call the director for all irregularities and disagreements.
 Partners must have matching convention cards which indicate their agreements.
♣ Do not criticize or intimidate your partner or opponent.
♠ Do not give unsolicited lessons or lectures at the table.
 Do not argue or criticize a director’s ruling. Ask the director for an appeal if you disagree.  Do not appeal to another director. 
 If on lead, make the lead before entering the contract in the Bridgemate or on your convention card.
♣ Minimize commentary during and after the play of a board. 
♠ Pass the Bridgemate around the table for other players to review.
 Bid and play “in tempo” to avoid giving unauthorized information.
 At the end of play, do not pick up your cards until all players agree upon the result.
♣ Ask about the opponent’s bid only when it is your turn to bid, except do  not question the opponents’ bidding if you are in the pass out seat with no intention of bidding, as this may appear to be a suggestion of lead for your partner.
♠ Avoid body language which transmits your attitude.
 Abusive language is not acceptable.
 In case of emergency during the game call the Director. Before the game, call Nan at 434-531-5547.


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If Charlottesville City Schools are closed due to bad weather, the bridge games will likely be cancelled.  An announcement of the cancellation will be sent to local TV stations, as well as to the club’s e-mail list, and posted on our website, Jefferson Bridge Association, JBA
If the weather clears before game time and streets are safe for driving, then the game may proceed according to schedule. Check your e-mail, the club website, Jefferson Bridge Association, JBA   or call the club manager. 


   ♥   This is YOUR club. You can make it better   

    1.    Invite others to play with us.
    2.    Encourage friends to learn bridge.
    3.    Help with the refreshments.
    4.    Help with the pre-game set up.
    5.    Help with the clean-up /put away tasks.
    6.    Be on the lookout for land or a building that would be affordable and suitable for a permanent home for  our club.
    7.    Donations are always welcome as we try to keep fresh supplies, and are saving for a place of our own.  
    8.    Take the pencils home and sharpen them for us.
    9.    Give one of the Jefferson Bridge business cards to friends who might be interested in playing with us.

Last updated : Jan 29, 2018 10:45 EST