Past President: Jim Coote
President: Janice Upenieks
Vice President: Arthur Berdusco
Treasurer: Shannon Berdusco
Secretary: Jan Cooke
Membership: Irene Smith
Club Manager: Tim Jackson
Chief Games Director: Jane Foster
Web Master: Bill Belfour
Education Co ordinator: Vacant
Social Co ordinator: Vacant
There is now a partnership messaging area on the web-site. It requires a user name and password to gain access. Your e-mail address will be your user name. In order to establish your user name you also need the Member Registration Code which I will send you: click here to send me an e-mail if you wish to use this capability.
Beginner and Basic Bridge Refresher Coaching/Lessons available on an hourly basis for a minimum of two people by appointment.
Call Therese Campbell at 705-259-5666
Dec 7th, 5:15 p.m. Christmas Party
Dinner, Refreshments and Bridge $25.00
Contact Jean Belfour - space is Limited
Click here to obtain detailed instructions on how to replay hands on your computer
(either using Bridge Baron or World Bridge5)
Instructions on downloading the free World Bridge 5 program are also included.
Please make every effort to be at the club 10 minutes before game time to allow the director time to get the game set up and started on time.
Please remember to turn your cell phones off (offenses could be penalized) and keep discussions quiet.
Bridge hands are a timed event. It is unfair to all if constant slow play is used. Play with speed each round to avoid late plays or other penalty situations.
Reminder: Our club has a scent free policy.
Please respect those who suffer from this sensitivity
♥ There is a new Find a Partner page on the web site which allows you to let others know the games for which you need a partner ♦
Also, you can see if anyone is looking for a partner from the Calendar page. If someone is looking for a partner for that game you will see (Partner?). Just click it to see who is looking.
Orillia Duplicate Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned club with a membership of about 200. The club offers duplicate bridge games for all skill levels. Our membership skill profile varies from newbies to Emerald Life Masters.
If you are a bridge player and have just moved to Orillia or even if you are just visiting; please drop by and enjoy a very friendly, competitive game. We extend a warm welcome to all. We have a scent-free policy.
(Thanks to Betty Crutcher for her recollections and to Andy Monk for compiling)
A bridge club began in Orillia in 1946 at the old “armories” on West St. (hence the “Garrison Trophy”). Players included Betty and Jim Crutcher, Charlie Evans, Bill Hill and Weldon Fowler. By the late 1950’s with “duplicate” bridge becoming increasingly popular, the Garrison Club became the “Orillia Duplicate Bridge Club” and was soon affiliated with the ACBL.
In the 60s and 70s the club was ably managed by Frank Harrison and Peggy Jones. During that time our club was honoured by the presence of Eric Murray and Sammy Kehela arguably Canada’s best players ever. And in 1975 Sam McKee became our first Life Master closely followed by the young Danny Schamehorn.
The club has had many homes over the years; the longest stays included Georgian College, the Birchmere, Knights of Columbus Hall, the TIE Club, the Trillium Home, Guardian Angels Church and presently the Masonic Hall . One year the club actually moved three times!
Hand of the week
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Sign in as a member by clicking here, then the Members List will appear. ANY ERRORS OR OMMISIONS ARE TO BE ADVISED TO IRENE SMITH or BILL BELFOUR or can be corrected by using the ACCOUNT tab when signed in --click on CONFIRM when logging off.
♠ ♥ If you want a copy of the schedule please click to open this Word document and print. The schedule will be left up all year.♦ ♣
There is an option to add your personal photo to your profile so it appears in you scoring details. For example look at the Belfours results for Sept 10 by checking results and then clicking on the Belfours results for that day.
To add a photo, sign in as a member (Membership Tab) . When in click on the ACCOUNT tab and for a photo choice click on BROWSE then pick a photo from one you may have in your computer pictures file. When this is done click on save and then logoff. Check one of you recent results to see how it appears.
Hope to see some more photos on the site.