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This just in ... we're offering an incentive to try out our Thursday 7pm open game. Details are:

  1. If you bring someone to the game for the first time, that person plays for free regardless of their having already played in other games at The Bridge Connection. 
  2. Your game that night is free as well.

If you end up bringing that person on a night where there is an upcharge (e.g., a STaC or some charity events), you and that person will only pay that extra cost above $8.

Colin & Michael

Our location can handle up to 18 tables, no more. For the I/N Sectional (Nov 3/4) we need you to consider pre-registering. The flyer for the tournament is located here. Please proceed to our contact page (see here) and let us know your names and game(s) you will be playing.

Avoid disappointment and pre-register early. Information regarding registration and walk-ins can be seen here.Thanks ...


There are two ways we communicate with players and the Ottawa bridge community:

One list involves email to our members. To join, have a look here. The code you use is m3mb3r. There is no charge.

The second way uses a more general list and sends information out to the greater bridge community.To join this more general list, please proceed to our contact page located here. When you send us a note from here, please indicate you would like to be added to this list.

Our suggestion is to join The Bridge Connection (no charge).

The Member section of this site is live. If so inclined, have a look here please. The code you will need is m3mb3r. There is no charge for joinging The Bridge Connection.

Whet your appetite as well as your appetite for bridge with the ever so popular cookies. Remember ... the calories you consume during a sitout do not count.

Come try us out, if not already on board, or, as Bob Barker said for decades "Come on down ..." Considering our many extras, the Price is Right.

Help plan your week using the Week-at-a-glance feature ... here.



We have put together a page of tips for using this site ... new visitors  are encouraged to check here before starting. Seasoned veterans on using this site are wise to check this same location often.

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Alta Vista
News and more about the club

Results for the club can be seen here ...

For those interested in ONLY the most recent results, please click here. If this link takes you to an older result than you expected, please send us an email to let us know using the contact page located here.

Please use the contact information below for Del and Teresa. The Contact Us page on this site will send email to The Bridge Connection not Alta Vista.

Our History

The Alta Vista Duplicate Bridge Club was founded by Robert McGillivray in 1966. Robert's military career dictated a move away from Ottawa and in 1967 Allan Chapman took over. Al remained the director, with Ken Brown as club manager, until 1997. During Al's tenure, the Club developed a reputation for friendliness and encouragement to new bridge players. In 1997, with Al Chapman moving to Perth, Garry Cooligan, a member of the Club since 1966, became its new director. In recent years, Del Holmes is taken over as club manager and director.

Recently, Al McLellan has taken over the directing duties. Del Holmes continues as club manager with Teresa Fortin assisting with the finances and posting results.

Zero Tolerance Policy

With its Zero Tolerance Policy, the Alta Vista Duplicate Bridge Club continues to provide a friendly venue for a pleasant evening of brige for all who participate.

Our People

Al  McLellan, Director
613-324-0483, Email:

Del Holmes, Director & Club Manager
613-736-0908, 613-222-4166, Email:

Teresa Fortin, Treasurer and Results
613-526-5573, Email:

A note on using these email addresses ... they are links that, when clicked, are supposed to open your email and allow you to send something to Teresa or Del. This may not work as expected based on the configuration of your web browser. If it does not behave, try one of the following:

  • Copy the email address manually and paste it into a new email
  • Call one of them instead of using email