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Welcome to Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club
Be Sure To Reserve Your Spot For Friday and Mondays in May

Due to low attendance in May and June, it is necessary to email Mike Roney ( and let him know if you are playing on Friday afternoon or Monday afternoon. Friday morning games are unaffected. 

Mike must receive the email by 11am. If we do not get at least 3 tables, the game will have to be canceled.


Monday afternoon, May 20th, status is game ON (4.5+ tables).

Friday afternoon, May 24th, status is awaiting player signups (2 tables so far).


Advance planning: We will try to participate in a Worldwide Bridge Contest on Friday afternoon, June 7th.  It will have substantial prizes for high finishes and will also award 81.8% sectionally-rated red/black points and provide a hand analysis.  Please refer to the Conditions of Contest or the flyers at the club  for details.  However, to participate we must have at least 5 tables and, because it's on a Friday afternoon, it will require advance signup.  If we fail to get the five tables we'll just have a regular pair game.  Please let me know if you are planning to play in this event on June 7th.  The entry fee will be $115 pesos but it's still a bargain compared to NOB prices.

Friday afternoon, June 7th, status is awaiting player signups.

Game Schedule

May 2019 All Games $50 Pesos

10 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs
     1:30 PM Open Pairs

13 Mon 1:30 PM Open Pairs
14 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs
16 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs
17 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs
     1:30 PM Open Pairs

20 Mon 1:30 PM Open Pairs
21 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs
23 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs
24 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs
     1:30 PM Open Pairs
25 Sat 1:00 PM Unit Championship (L1905205A)

27 Mon 1:30 PM Open Pairs
28 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs
30 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs
31 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs
     1:30 PM Open Pairs

Feliz Navidad 2018
Feliz Navidad 2018

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Don't Forget to PLAY NICE!

Your Board has been focused on attracting novice and former members to play in our open games. We want to remind everyone that bridge is a game of respect for all, regardless of experience. Please remember the "play nice" guidelines as posted on our bulletin board. Many thanks.

Come Play Bridge!

The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club cordially invites all those interested in playing bridge to visit us and enjoy the fun of bridge.

The club is located on the Carreterra in Riberas del Pilar on Lake Chapala between Mom’s Deli and the Maskaras Clinic. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons with games starting at 1:30 and ending before 5:00. Friday mornings feature a short lesson and a beginner game at 9:15. The doors usually open about 12:30 for afternoon games and 8:30 for Friday morning games so come by, say hi and make some new friends.

Don’t know how to play the greatest card game ever invented? No problem! The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club offers lessons for beginners and intermediates. Our friendly instructors will make you feel at home and have you playing in no time. Wednesday afternoons (November-March) starting at 1:30 are a great time to get your feet wet when the club offers lessons and supervised play. Come join us and have some fun.

What do Churchill, Sharif, Gates, Buffett have in common?
What do Churchill, Sharif, Gates, Buffett have in common?


They are well-known bridge devotees together with Dwight Eisenhower, Mahatma Ghandi, Deng Xiao Ping, Agatha Christie, Oprah Winfrey, Woody Allen, and Martina Navratilova.

The most challenging mental sport, bridge is a game of skill, concentration and infinite possibilities. It’s part science, part math, part logic, part reason and embodies cooperation, problem solving and has even been linked to higher test scores among children. It is an easy game to learn, a hard game to master and you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy it.

Millions of people worldwide play at home, in clubs or on-line. Many advance to tournaments or “duplicate” bridge to enjoy its social competitive aspects.

The medical profession is only now coming to realise that, as people are tending to live longer. Remain mentally fit may be as important as maintaining their levels of physical fitness. More and more often chess, bridge, backgammon and crossword puzzles are being cited as excellent activities for keeping the brain exercised and stalling the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Bridge provides an excellent mechanism to improve a player’s:

  • Logical thinking skills
  • Mathematical ability
  • Memory
  • Teamwork
  • Social skills
  • Concentration
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving ability, and
  • Inferential reasoning

Bridge is one of the few games played today by people of all ages and nationalities.


Written by her daughter Shoshanna Wasserman Richek... "Please don't feel bad for me as I share this news. My mom just wanted a loving world, no sadness.

On Sunday, Elsa Wasserman suffered a stroke related complication that caused inner brain bleed. Too much to live to her standards. She peacefully slipped away in Santa Barbara among her children and close relatives." 

Special Message

Feeling achy? Got a cough? Sneezing? Please stay home.


Gracious Players

Our club practices zero tolerance as well as having a scent-free policy. Please come wearing no perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, etc.

As well, gracious player guidelines are posted in the club. We ask all players to bear them in mind to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone.


Please click to view Best Behavior at Bridge.


20th May 2019
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Mike Roney
Cost: $50 pesos
21st May 2019
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Janet Mitchell
Cost: $50 pesos
23rd May 2019
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Mike Roney
Cost: $50 pesos
299er Pairs
Director: Stephen Segall
Open Pairs
Director: Mike Roney
Open Pairs
Director: Janet Mitchell