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Welcome to BCOH!
Welcome to the Bridge Club of Houston (BCOH) - a member-owned and operated  bridge club located on Houston's north side. Check out our news, game results, and upcoming events, and perhaps you will want to join our friendly group. Everything that happens at our club happens because volunteers made it happen. Feel free to contact us for more info on becoming a member or volunteer. See you at the tables!

 

499r Tournament June 23-26

Thanks to everyone who played in the June 499r Tournament at BCOH, and congratulations to everyone who earned SILVER points. Special congratulations to Kathy L'Hommedieu, the overall tournament winner!

Save the date for our next 499r October 6-9, 2022.

Click here for the leaderboard.

Click here for winners' pictures.

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Happy Birthday, Joanna

Open Pairs and 499er Tournament players enjoyed carrot cake as we celebrated Joanna's 29th birthday.

The Longest Day
The Longest Day

$2022 in 2022!

The BCOH Longest Day fundraiser kicked off on Friday with a visit from Liz Gorman of the Alzheimer's Association.  Please join us in our effort to raise $2022 toward fighting Alzheimer's Disease.  Click here to view pictures from Friday's game.
 

Make a Donation
Click here to make a one-time or recurring donation on our club page.
 

Play Up a Little, Play Up a Lot
Fourteen (14) Houston-area players have volunteered to play one or more games with donors who contribute a specific amount (or more!)  on our club page. 

Click here to see the list of volunteers and to pick your partner.
 

Play at the club on June 20
Join us at the club for our Longest Day game. You will earn extra points and the game proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. At 11:00, Daniel Jackson will present a free lesson, "Third Hand High ??". He will also conduct a hand review after the game.

 

BCOH Team Wins D16 GNT

Scott Cantor, Will Shepherd, Brian Dudley and Nathan Yee (pictured here at the BCOH April 499er tournament)  won the District 16 (D16) Flight C Grand National Teams qualifiers. They wil represent D16 at the NABC  in Providence in July.  Well done, gentlemen!

 

Mission statement

The mission of the Bridge Club of Houston:

To welcome players of all skill levels to join us in fun and fair duplicate games with opportunities for learning, mentoring, recognition, and social engagement at our club and online.

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BCOH and COVID - A Message from our President
BCOH and COVID -  A Message from our President

 When a player who has played F2F at the club tells us of her/his positive COVID test, our practice is to notify solely the individuals who played that same day at the club.  Due to HIPAA confidentiality guidelines, we cannot share the name of said individual.  Everyone should have a valid Email address attached to the individual Bridgewebs account to receive such notification.

We  continue to require COVID vaccinations before entering the club.  Hand sanitizers are visible throughout the playing space.  Some players wear masks.  Some have asked about bringing personal bidding boxes, which is also acceptable.  We continue to be concerned about the health and safety of all players, and masks are encouraged.

All players are encouraged to read this news release from the CDC. 

Club facility news- improved air filtration!
Club facility news-  improved air filtration!

Gossett Air Conditioning performed their regular semi-annual  HVAC inspection in December. The system is working as designed, and the internal filters were inspected. The internal filters were upgraded to 3M Micro Allergen Extra Filtrete 1085D filters.  The new filters are more precise at filtration than the previous ones; see photo above, new filter on the left. Thanks to facilities coordinator Charles Woody for handing this important task.

CHOOSE HOUSTON!

In case you have not yet checked out our online games… we now lead with “CHOOSE HOUSTON!”. We want to draw attention to the fact that the support of local clubs is important for the health and stability of our bridge-playing community. When a local virtual club game is bypassed for an out-of-town game, we lose the revenue that pays the bills for our local clubs. Especially now, with reduced F2F table counts at clubs around town, virtual club game fees cover the expense of operating local facilities.  

Beginning Monday, August 30, the Houston pool (Apple, BCOH, Clear Lake-Galveston) offers open and IN online games in the morning and in the afternoon. Open online games are offered three evenings a week.

Click here for the Choose Houston schedule.

For each club's full schedule, follow the appropriate link below:

Apple:  https://www.appledbcs.com/Home.html

BCOH: www.bridgeclubofhouston.org

CLBC-GBC:   www.clearlakebridgeclub.org

We Play Friendly!
We Play Friendly!

Do you remember reading "Highlights for Children" magazine?

If you do, I bet you recall the Goofus and Gallant page, featuring gentle suggestions for good and not-as-good behavior.

While Gallant might say "Thanks for giving our Open game a try!",

Goofus might say "Nah, I'll never try that."

While Gallant might say, "We are glad to see you at our F2F game!",

Goofus might say, "Forget that online stuff. Ugh! I only play REAL bridge."

Let's all try to be less Goofus and more Gallant. Some friendly messages:

Thanks for driving all the way to our club for a F2F game!

We appreciate your giving our online game a try.

We know you have moved out of town, so thanks for supporting our club by playing in our games online.

Thanks for being an Ambassador/ online game sub. You help us be successful!

Your financial support is a big help. Thanks!

 

 

 

Game Schedule
CHOOSE HOUSTON! (BBO)

 

Mentor Game
  First and third Mondays at 7:00 PM

 

AT THE CLUB

Open Pairs
  Mon at 11:55 AM
  Tue, Wed, Fri at 10:30 AM
  (2nd Tuesday is Mentored Pairs)
  (4th Tuesday is Swiss Teams)

Mentored Pairs
   2nd Tuesday at 10:30 AM

Swiss Teams
  4th Tues at 10:30 AM
  

Save the Dates

Aug 11-14: Awesome August Sectional

Aug 20: Potluck & Open Pairs

Oct 06-09: BCOH 499er/NLM Tournament

Results
#32695 CHOOSE HOUSTON! 2X PTS NAP Open 10:10
#28123 CHOOSE HOUSTON! BCOH Open 7:00pm
#23456 CHOOSE HOUSTON! 2X PTS NAP Open 10:10