North Orlando Bridge Center
Welcome to North Orlando Bridge Center
Location

Location:           Venue on the Lake - Maitland Civic Center

641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751

Phone:               407-808-7900 (Perry Poole)

407-435-5123 (Glen Martin) 

E-mail:               northorlandobridge@gmail.com 

WE HAVE OFFICIALLY MOVED

ALL ​North Orlando Bridge Center activities are at the ​​Venue on the Lake - Maitland Civic Center located at 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751.  This includes the Wednesday and Saturday games and FUN Bridge as well as all classes and workshops.   

Please note:

  • There are no activities on Tuesdays
  • FUN Bridge is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15 to 3:00 pm (we will present a short topic in the rotary room if it is not already reserved.).
  • No reservations are required for any of the Games at the Maitland location
  • It is necessary to make reservations for the Classes and Workshops to be offered there as we must pay extra to hold these sessions.
  • The Maitland location is is a short term solution that could turn into long term. We really want to have our own space in the form of a free standing building with adequate parking. This will take some time because we also have geographic limitations.  

 

New Learning Opportunities

We are happy to offer the following Classes and Workshops at Maitland:   

  • Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting Aug 4th - Perry's Friday Morning Workshops on Defense.  These workshops are specifically designed to allow you to brush up on your basic skills as bridge players.  Each workshop is a "stand alone" topic with instruction, played hands, and handouts provided.  Topics will continue to be provided in weekly emails.  The cost is $10 per session.
  • Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am starting Sept 18th - Marsha Wicks will offer a class for Beginners.  This runs for 12 weeks and is for anyone wishing to learn to play bridge or to review the basics of modern bidding.  Cost is $100 payable up front.
  • Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting Sept 20th - Glen Martin will offer a class on Play of the Hand.  This runs for 10 weeks is for anyone who would like to improve their Declarer play skills.  Cost is $100 payable up front. 
  • Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm starting Sept 20th - Marsha Wicks will offer a Two over One Game Forcing class.  This runs for 8 weeks and is for those who would like to master or know more about this enhancement to Standard American bidding.  Cost is $80 payable up front plus $15 for the required Audrey Grant - Eric Rodwell text book for those who do not already have one.  
  • Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting Sept 21st - Marsha Wicks will again offer the Two over One Game Forcing class for those who cannot or do not wish to attend the Wednesday evening session.  Cost and number of sessions is same as for the evening session.    

Reservations are Required for Classes and Workshops.  As stated above, we must pay the Venue on the Lake additional rent to hold any of these sessions so we need to ensure we have at least 8 attendees "signed up" for each session at least two weeks ahead of time OR the class or workshop may be cancelled.  Make reservations for any of the classes or the workshops on our website (northorlandobridge.com)  by clicking on the menu option "Make a Reservation".   All the above offerings are listed in the “Events” drop-down list so you can "register" for these classes or workshops EVEN NOW.  You may need to change the from or to date and click the Search button on this panel after choosing the event from the drop-down list to see the list of sessions by date.  The instructions for making a reservation are in the panel below the Make a Reservation one.  If this is a bit too much for you, send us an e-mail at northorlandobride@gmail.com specifying the class of workshops you wish to attend and we will register for you.   Again, it is important that we have 8 or more people signed up at least two weeks before to hold the class.    

Check out our Classes and Workshops link for more details on these offerings.

Special Events
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
In all sanctioned games at NOBC this week will be club championship points. That means no extra game fees but plenty of extra points. Members pay $7 and visitors pay $9. 
 
ALL SANCTIONED GAMES BEGINNING MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AT THE MAITLAND CIVIC CENTER ARE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RATED!  
Memberships

446 Members in 2017 (new or renewed as of Today)

Badges are in for those who joined before August 24th.  Pick up yours soon.

Calendar
September 23, 2017
10 am Open and 0-299er game,
Maitland 10:00 am
Director: Andy Wilkin
September 25, 2017
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
September 25, 2017
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Marsha Wicks
Results
September 22, 2017
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
September 21, 2017
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
September 20, 2017
Noon Open game
Maitland
Director: Perry Poole
Special Events
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
In all sanctioned games at NOBC this week will be club championship points. That means no extra game fees but plenty of extra points. Members pay $7 and visitors pay $9. 
 
ALL SANCTIONED GAMES BEGINNING MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AT THE MAITLAND CIVIC CENTER ARE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RATED!  
Memberships

446 Members in 2017 (new or renewed as of Today)

Badges are in for those who joined before August 24th.  Pick up yours soon.

Calendar
September 23, 2017
10 am Open and 0-299er game,
Maitland 10:00 am
Director: Andy Wilkin
September 25, 2017
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
September 25, 2017
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Marsha Wicks
Results
September 22, 2017
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
September 21, 2017
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
September 20, 2017
Noon Open game
Maitland
Director: Perry Poole