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Welcome to Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club

The Club’s first International Competition & Charity Event held on March 21 was a great success.

The four teams were, 1. Mexico, 2. USA, 3 Canada, 4 Rest of the world. The participation by club members was both large and spirited.

The Mexican team took the top bridge honors with the highest average score but at the participation level the game was inundated by Canadians who took the prize for the most participants.

Where the event really shone was in the area of raising funds for our Club’s charities. Thanks to the leadership of an anonymous donor and the generosity of those at the Snowbird party a total of $9,550 pesos was raised for the Club’s charities. It is a given that we are all more than pleased with what this will do for this year's charities.... Tepehua Comunidad, The Dog Ranch and La Ola Girl's Orphanage. 

Plans are already under way for a bigger and better International Competition & Charity event in March 2020.

Game Schedule

April 2019

The strata are changing for the Spring season.  Please check the white board or the wall postings for details.

22 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er Pairs (stratified by average MPs) ($50 pesos)
23 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($50 pesos)

25 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($50 pesos)
26 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($50 pesos)
26 Fri 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($50 pesos)
27 Sat 1:00 PM Unit Championship (L1904205A) ($50 pesos)

29 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er Pairs (stratified by average MPs) ($50 pesos)
30 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($50 pesos)

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.


Micki Wilson left us this week. We are terribly sorry for this loss but embrace the joy, cheer and smiles she shared with us, both at the club level and in local tournaments. She was a classy, gracious addition to our bridge club. She was an airline stewardess swept off her feet by a Treasury Agent who passed in 1992. For those who would ask, she would let you know how proud she was of her son and how much she enjoyed their times together in Connecticut. For those who knew her intimately, she was an incredible lady, a Vegan since 1992, an avid tennis player for many years and a lover and protector of her cherished Dobermans... shared by her gardener and many other Mexican friends. Her favorite beverage was a martini. Let us all share a final one with her.  Cheers! 

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.


22nd April 2019
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Lew Crippen
Cost: $50 pesos
23rd April 2019
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: John Olsen
Cost: $50 pesos
25th April 2019
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Janet Mitchell
Cost: $50 pesos
299er Pairs
Director: Stephen Segall
Open Pairs
Director: Lew Crippen
Charity Open Pairs
Director: Janet Mitchell