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Attention all Veterens join us on Friday, Novemeber 11 at 10:30, where you will play free. All others, please join me in showing our gratitude for those who have served our Country. 

LOCATION

TBD

503-806-5796

Due to a recent incident please don't use the staff email; please use the link below to contact us.

Contact Us

Welcome to The Ace of Clubs
TEMPORARY CLOSURE / ONLINE CLUB GAMES ON BBO

WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED BECAUSE OF CONCERNS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.

THE CLUB WILL REOPEN ONCE IT IS SAFE FOR ALL.

WE ARE HOSTING ONLINE CLUB GAMES ON BBO FOR OUR CLUB MEMBERS! MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO PLAY IN THOSE VIRTUAL GAMES HERE OR IF YOU NEED MORE HELP PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW!

WE HOPE YOU STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY.

OUR BBO VIRTUAL GAME SCHEDULE

Until our club reopens, we are holding many virtual club games on BBO, awarding black masterpoints and allowing you to compete against your friends from the Portland bridge community. The entry fees will help the club go through these difficult times. The games last about 2 hours.

Here is our current schedule:

Monday: 999er, 10:30 AM

Wednesday: 799er, 10:30 AM

Thursday: 999er, 10:30 AM

Friday: 799er, 10:30 AM

Saturday: 799er, 10 AM

Sunday: 999er, 1 PM

For a detailed calendar as well as links to the results, please go to "Calendar & Results" on our menu tab on the left!

VIRTUAL LESSONS WITH IRENE VIA ZOOM

During the closure, our teacher Irene, will keep having lessons via the online interface Zoom!

Irene's lessons will be held weekly on Monday Afternoon, 4:00 PM, 

Monday, November 28: Review Your Convention Card (left hand side) & How Far to Push When Balancing

Join her virtual lessons by clicking HERE!

During the lesson, please refer to some of the documents listed in the box below. Irene will tell you which document to use.

The following documents will be helpful to those who attend Irene's virtual lessons on Monday Afternoons:

Opening Leads, General Principles

Opening Leads vs Notrump

Opening Leads vs Suit Contracts - Page 1

Opening Leads vs Suit Contracts - Page 2

"A Leading Question" - More Principles on Opening Leads

When to Lead Trump

Cuebids

Cuebids - Example Hands

Help Suit Game Tries

Improve Your Declarer Play

Hand Evaluation

Hand Evaluation- Hands

Response To 1NT

Balancing

Overcalls

Penalty Double

Most Common Bidding Mistakes

Signals

Judgment in Bridge 2

Weak 2 Openings

Overcalling Weak 2 Bids

Smolen

Opening 2 Clubs

Slam Bidding

What's Your Bid?

Locating Stoppers For No Trump

Stopper in NT Hands

Recommendations Not Rules

Visualization of All the Hands

Bid with Me

Common Errors

Trump Promotions

Defend These Hands

More Defense

Gerber

Roman Keycard

R Is For Reverse

Entries As Declarer

Texas Transfers

Defense Part 2

Defense Part 3

Partnership Defense

Declarer Play

Declarer Play Cont.

Defense Part 4

Potpourri

Finding the Best Lie

Play Of The Hand

Test Your Matchpoint Bidding

What Can I Rebid?

Re-opening Doubles

What Would You Do?

Declarer Play Tips

To Draw or Not Draw

Judgement at Bridge

Bid with Me Part 2

Bridge Facts

Unusual 2NT

D is for Defense

Re-bids by Opener

Similarities of Reverses and Jump Shifts

Playing Too Quickly

Passive Opening Leads

Conventional Interferences

B is for Balancing

Convention Card Continues

Convention Card Review, Pt. 4

Test Your Defense

Play & Defend Better

Play Better Pt. 2

Jacoby 2NT Reviewed

Importance of Singletons and Voids

Game Forcing Bids

Revisiting Cue Bids

Redoubles

Forcing or Not

When to Bid On

Forcing or Not Forcing Pt. 2

Hardest Part of the Game is DEFENSE

Opening 1NT VS 1 Major

Your Bid?

6 Card Minor When Partner Opens 2NT

Difficult Bidding

What Do You Bid?

Judgment at Bridge 2

Reopening Double

Judgement at Bridge 3

Opener's Rebid

Communication On Defense

Do You Return Partner's Lead?

What is an End Play?

Establish a Discard

Blocked Suits

Why and When You Signal

Bid, Play, and Defend With Me

Marathon for Defenders

Play Better 3

Play of the Hand

Test Your Bidding Judgment

How Far to Push When Balancing

Calendar
December 5, 2022
BBO 999er Pairs
BBO 10:30 AM
Director: Staci Christian
December 7, 2022
BBO 999er Pairs
BBO 10:30
Director: Staci Christian
December 8, 2022
BBO 999er Pairs
BBO 10:30
Director: Staci Christian
Results
BBO 999er Pairs
Director: Staci Christian
BBO 799er Pairs
Director: Staci Christian
BBO 799er Pairs
Director: Staci Christian