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AED Defibrillator
AED Defibrillator

Automatic External Defibrillator

The Bridge Center has an AED or Automatic External Defibrillator. This life-saving device is located on the wall just inside the main entrance.    We also have a teaching kit including a video and instructions.  This kit is on the bottom shelf of the bookcase.  I will be happy to demonstrate the AED and other aspects of resuscitation.  When you see me at the Bridge Center, just ask or you can e-mail.

Carolyn Riegle

 

Security and Safety
Security and Safety

For the safety and security of the Bridge Center the rear door will be locked when there is no game in that area. Do not unlock or use the door, adjust the thermostats or use the warming oven without the director's permission.  In addition, please ensure the refrigerator door is fully closed.

Need to Know More?
Need to Know More?

Are you interested in learning more about the game of bridge or our Bridge Center located at 4966 Euclid Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462? There are daily games at the bridge center and other games in the area on certain days (Suffolk, Outer Banks, Eastern Shore, Virginia Beach). There are also special games for newcomers. There are lessons on Saturday mornings at the Bridge Center and many of the club games include short lessons before play begins. Click on the "Find a Game" tab for more details.

Bridge Center Reopening Plans as of March 26
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This link is a list of procedures that all players are expected to follow, Players Responsibilities.pdf   With covid vaccines becoming widely available and many of Unit 146 members already vaccinated the Bridge Center will reopen for club bridge games, for players who are fully vaccinated, on Monday April 5. ..........

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Bridge Center Attendance

Bridge Center attendance up 70% over 1st week, now 17 tables for the week.

Bridge Center Survival
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Fellow Bridge Players,
                As we near the end of the third week of the Bridge Center reopening, I want to give you an update on where we are and where we are heading. ..........

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Bridge Center

 With the recent CDC and Virginia guidance that the fully vaccinated should wear masks indoors being a recommendation and not a requirement the Bridge Center policy will not be changed. Only the fully vaccinated will be permitted to enter the Bridge Center for all club games. The wearing of a mask is an individual decision and will not be required by the Bridge Center. Hope to see you at the bridge table.

Message from the New Bridge Center Chairman

For those who have not heard, I have ascended to the position of Bridge Center board chairman upon the passing of Jim Vroom.  I wanted to introduce myself to you and give you the latest Bridge Center (BC) news.  I wish to bring a fresh attitude and approach to managing the BC, but I would welcome your input on what the BC can do to be a more inviting to spend your time and achieve your goals in bridge.  If you have an issue on which you wish to weigh in, please contact me by e-mail at:  hirscht1@gmail.com or at (757)436-2439 and let us discuss it.  Or pigeonhole me at a game.

            I know there is interest in reviving a non-life master (NLM) schedule and here is what is currently being done (hopefully we can build on this even more.   Anne Duty has her Friday game where she has stated that she will have a separate NLM section any time she has 3 or more tables.  I think we have achieved the raw numbers for that but many of the NLMs were paired with life masters making them ineligible for the separate section.  So please consider making an effort to attend that day to get a NLM game going.  Marshall Hutto would like to revive Beth Brown’s Monday morning game if he gets enough participation.  If you are interested in getting the Monday NLM game going again, please contact Marshall directly at marshall.hutto@gmail.com or (757)348-2797 to express your interest.  This used to be a big game; it could be again.  Jennifer Christman offered to create a NLM section at her Thursday game if 3 or more tables were present.  She never achieved that number but would be willing to do a separate section if the participation is there.  So the potential for multiple games is there if people come out.

            Barbara Duer has stepped in to operate the Wednesday game.  Can’t find a partner, show up anyway – Barb will match you with any other singles and she will play with any “singles” that couldn’t be paired up.  So if you don’t have a regular partner, this may be the opportunity to find one – it’s how I started.

            In summary, there is a live game every weekday morning at 10:15 and a Sunday Unit game at 1:30.  Come to the Bridge Center to enjoy the spirit and camaraderie of live bridge with your friends.

            I am committed to providing you the best possible experience at the Bridge Center.

Respectfully,

Tom Hirsch

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