Bridge Centre of Niagara
 
Partnership

If you are a Club member, you can register and look for partners for specific games in the members only section of this web site. If you are a visitor or have a last minute emergency, please call our  Partnership Coordinator, Kit  Nash at 905-468-2047 between the hours of 9AM and 9PM. Kit will work hard making phone calls on your behalf. Please have the courtesy to call her back if you find your own partner.

 
(905)704-0446...2E Tremont Drive #6 St. Catharines, ON L2T 3B2
WELCOME

We are a 425-player member-owned club situated in St. Catharines, Ontario, with our membership drawing from the entire Niagara Region. The Bridge Centre runs ACBL sanctioned games six days per week.

Important News
Dec 2017 spcl events
Dec spcl games
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No more Stop Card
Proper procedure following a skip bid:
“The Stop card should not be used. No verbal or visual skip-bid warning is required. Following the skip bid, left-hand opponent is obligated to wait approximately 10 seconds (while giving the appearance of studying his hand and not in excess time to determine a choice of bids) before making a call. Note: If a player accidentally uses the Stop card, there is no penalty. It is each player’s responsibility to maintain appropriate tempo at all times.”

New ACBL Unit in Niagara
New ACBL Unit in Niagara
Snowbird Alert

Avoid Late Fees:
Please remember to pay your 2018 membership with a post dated chèque to the Bridge Centre of Niagara before you leave for the sunny south. Fees are $50 and $30 for full and half year memberships. Late payments are $60 and $35. 

Saturday Evening Game Partners

 Unless it is a social, don't worry about making a last minute decision to play at the Saturday evening game! There is alway a partner available as the directors will match singles who arrive or play with a remaining single.

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Changes to Small Games

The Board of Directors have decided that the Monday evening 499’er game will be cancelled until April 1, 2018.  At that time, it will resume on a sign up basis.

We encourage players to join similar games on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday night, or Thursday afternoon

Sign Up Sheets Required for Evening Games

The Bridge Centre of Niagara attempts to offer games in the morning, afternoon and evening.  However, "small games" typically "evening games" have been a problem for several reasons.

1.  The games are not profitable for the Bridge Centre.  At best, we break even.
2.  Players are frustrated by long sit-outs.
3.  Directors after doing a lot of work before the game (making boards and coffee) have little to do during the play.

 

Following a resolution by the Board of Directors:

All "small" games will now be required to use a sign-up sheet each week until attendance improves.  

A minimum of 3 tables signed up by 4 pm the previous day is required for the game to be held that week.  If the game does not have the required 3 tables, the director in charge will notify the people who signed up that the game is cancelled.

The signup sheets will be located on the corkboard outside the directors' office, as the Thursday night one is now.  It is suggested that each week you sign up for the next week if you plan to play then.

Calendar
20th December 2017
Wed Eve Open sign up please $7 International Fund Game
7:00 PM
24th December 2017
Christmas Eve
25th December 2017
Christmas All games cancelled
30th December 2017
New Year's Party and Game
7:00 PM
15th January 2018
$7 All Games for Junior ACBL fund
16th January 2018
$7 All Games (except 0-20 ) for Junior ACBL fund
17th January 2018
$7 All Games for Junior ACBL fund
18th January 2018
$7 All Games for Junior ACBL fund
Click for the latest results
Changes to Small Games

The Board of Directors have decided that the Monday evening 499’er game will be cancelled until April 1, 2018.  At that time, it will resume on a sign up basis.

We encourage players to join similar games on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday night, or Thursday afternoon

Sign Up Sheets Required for Evening Games

The Bridge Centre of Niagara attempts to offer games in the morning, afternoon and evening.  However, "small games" typically "evening games" have been a problem for several reasons.

1.  The games are not profitable for the Bridge Centre.  At best, we break even.
2.  Players are frustrated by long sit-outs.
3.  Directors after doing a lot of work before the game (making boards and coffee) have little to do during the play.

 

Following a resolution by the Board of Directors:

All "small" games will now be required to use a sign-up sheet each week until attendance improves.  

A minimum of 3 tables signed up by 4 pm the previous day is required for the game to be held that week.  If the game does not have the required 3 tables, the director in charge will notify the people who signed up that the game is cancelled.

The signup sheets will be located on the corkboard outside the directors' office, as the Thursday night one is now.  It is suggested that each week you sign up for the next week if you plan to play then.

Calendar
20th December 2017
Wed Eve Open sign up please $7 International Fund Game
7:00 PM
24th December 2017
Christmas Eve
25th December 2017
Christmas All games cancelled
30th December 2017
New Year's Party and Game
7:00 PM
15th January 2018
$7 All Games for Junior ACBL fund
16th January 2018
$7 All Games (except 0-20 ) for Junior ACBL fund
17th January 2018
$7 All Games for Junior ACBL fund
18th January 2018
$7 All Games for Junior ACBL fund