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JUNE HAS THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR

The Longest Day is a partnership between the ACBL and the Alzheimer's Association with the goal of raising funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
BCoH is again participating this year with our "Play Up a Little, Play Up a Lot" campaign!

 

Additionally, our club has a Bridge Club of Houston Donations page where donations of any amount are welcome.

 

A special game is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2024, from which net proceeds will go to the fundraiser.   
You can play and help the cause even if you don't buy a player!

You can select from 13 highly skilled volunteer players who will play and mentor you either online or face to face for a fixed-price donation.
Donations will end on June 30, 2024.

Many thanks to the players and volunteers who have donated their time and services!

 

This year's volunteers are expert or advanced players and teachers selected not just for their bridge skills but also for their friendliness toward newer players.
The table that summarizes the sessions offered by our volunteers can be accessed with this link: The Longest Day - Player Bios. 
Look through the list and find someone you would like to play with and note the availability of the volunteer.   
Be sure the conditions of play will be mutually satisfactory for time and location (in the club or online).

Then, use the Pick Your Partner form to make your selection. 
Once you have made your donation to the Alzheimer's Association via this link, Bridge Club of Houston Donations,
you will receive more instructions on how to set up your game.

Thank you for supporting the Play Up a Little, Play Up a Lot Campaign benefitting the Alzheimer's Association!

THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB

 This week at the Club ... June 10-15, 2024

All games this week are STaC games (Sectional Tournament at the Club)

Silver Points will be awarded!

Click here for District 16 overall results at the end of the day.


Tuesday, Open Lesson w/Julie at 9:30 am
DAY MENTOR MENTEE GAME at 10:30 am, Mentors play for free
Call Judy Cupps @ 713-320-5592 to reserve or volunteer.

 

Saturday, monthly Potluck lunch prior to game.
Bring meats, side dishes and desserts to share.

Lunch starts at 11:15 with STaC game starting at NOON!

Be sure to check out the face-to-face calendar so you know what's happening!

Saturday Game Time Change

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

You asked for it and now it is happening.

Starting June 1 the Saturday games will start at Noon!

 

Kas Rangan has volunteered to coordinate and champion the Saturday afternoon games. 
Please let him know if you are playing or need a partner, he will help find one for you
if you give him a couple of days notice!
No reservation is required. 

Email:  kas.rangan99@gmail.com or Call:  530-210-1333.

New Two over One Class

Julie Halperin, Diamond Life Master and ACBL Certified Teacher,

will be offering new classes on Two over One Bidding

starting on June 12th at the Bridge Club of Houston.

The class will run for 5 weeks at 2:30 pm after the game on Wednesdays.

Click here for pricing and class information.

New Beginner Bridge classes start in July!

All classes will be taught on Saturdays and taught at the Club by Susan Banks-Johnson and Andy Remson. 

 

If you would like to learn to play bridge for the first time, bone up on your basics, and,
have the opportunity to ask questions in a safe environment
or you have friends that are interested in learning bridge, these classes are for you!

 

The classes will be using Audrey Grant teaching materials available on Amazon.

To sign up, please contact Susan Banks-Johnson or Andy Remson.

Click here for flyer and sign up information

Congrats to our Players with recent Big Games!
Date Game Players Score
05/25/2024 F2F Sat Open Andy Remson & Carl Hogan 70.24%
05/14/2024 F2F Mentor Carol Lombardino & Marilyn Knatz 71.83%
05/07/2024 F2F Tues Open Andy Remson & Bill Daniel 73.00%
05/02/2024 BBO Thurs Open Charles Collins & Daniel Jackson 72.57%
Our Mission at 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.

 

Mentor-Mentee Game Information

DO YOU WANT TO HELP A LESS EXPERIENCED BRIDGE PLAYER IMPROVE? 

Consider what a tremendous contribution you will be making on several levels!

Do you have at least 300 masterpoints ... or, better yet, more than 500?

BE A MENTOR!


COULD YOU BENEFIT FROM INDIVIDUAL COACHING BY A MORE EXPERIENCED BRIDGE PLAYER?

GET A MENTOR!


PLEASE JOIN US!  We want to grow this program!

Bridge Club of Houston proudly hosts four (4) Mentor-Mentee games per month.


And guess what?  You can play in ALL four (4) Mentor games if you wish!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The Bridge Club of Houston has joined the SE Carolina Club Consortium for on-line games!

WE WILL CONTINUE ALL OF OUR OWN CURRENT CHOOSE HOUSTON GAMES:

  • THURSDAY AT 7PM Central time
  • MENTOR/MENTEE GAMES ON THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAYS AT 7PM Central time.

Why did we join?

If you play in SE Carolina Club virtual games, BCoH will receive $1 for each time you play.

What is the SE Carolina Consortium?

  • In August, ACBL relaxed restrictions so that virtual clubs may allow any player entry into their virtual games so SE Carolina Club built a consortium of clubs
  • BCOH will benefit from revenue sharing provisions from our players as they increase the number of their games and their table counts
  • They are competing effectively with the BAND, Southeast Knoxville/Big Orange and other large virtual clubs on pricing and game sizes · Their website is https://sites.google.com/view/se-club-of-clubs/home

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH SE CAROLINA CLUB CONSORTIUM!

Everyone is Welcome at 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, is because volunteers make it happen. Feel free to contact us for more info on becoming a member or volunteer.

See you at the tables!

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Reminder

Bridge is as friendly as the players, and it’s important to be a good partner and opponent. Introduce your partner and yourself to the opponents at the start of each round. Thank your partner when she puts down the dummy. Wish the opponents good luck before you start the game. Don’t get upset about a bad result — you get to start fresh with the next 13 cards. Successful partnerships will discuss difficult hands and situations where something went wrong after the session in private.

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Save These Dates

Every Tuesday @ 9:30 am.
  Free Lessons with Julie Halperin

June 10-15:  District 16 STaC Week
    All games this week are Sectionals at the Club

   
Silver point awards all week.

June 11:  F2F Mentor Mentee Game
    Call Judy Cupps @ 713-320-5592 to reserve.
    District 16 STaC Game at 10:30 am

June 15:  Pot Luck Game
    Bring your dishes to share at 11:15am
    District 16 STaC Game at Noon

June 19:  $5 Membership Game
    All BCOH members pay $5 to play!
    Club Championship Game begins at 10:30 am

June 20-23:  499er Tournament
    Click here for flyer!

June 15:  F2F Mentor Mentee Game
   Call Bob Ziegler @713-829-6928 to reserve.
   NAP Qualifier Game at 10:30 am.

June 28:  Pizza Friday!
   ACBL Pop Up Game 

 
 50% Red and 50% Black  

 

Game Schedule


Open Pairs
  Monday @ 11:55 AM
  1st & 5th Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
  Wednesday & Friday @ 10:30 AM

  Saturday @ 12:00 PM New Time!

299er Pairs
  Monthly - see the BCoH Calendar for dates

Mentored Pairs
  2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 10:30 AM

Swiss Teams
  3rd Tuesday @ 10:30 AM

  Every other month is 8 is Enough format
  Team Rules - 8 is Enough (Explained)

 

CHOOSE HOUSTON! (BBO)


Open Pairs
  Thursday @ 7:00 PM**

Mentored Pairs
  1st & 3rd Monday @ 7:00 PM**

Future Life Masters
  Tuesday (0-50) @ 3:05 PM*
  2nd Saturday* (0-20) @ 9:00 AM**
        *usually - see flm174.org for dates

SE Carolina Consortium:
   https://sites.google.com/view/se-club-of-clubs/home

**Log onto www.BridgeBase.com for online games

Results
#12464 150% SILVER CHOOSE HOUSTON! Open 7:00
Wed Morn Open Pairs
Tue Morn Open Pairs
Mon Morn Open Pairs
#86627 50% RED CHOOSE HOUSTON! NAPs Open 7:00
Wed Morn Open Pairs