Welcome to our website!

Welcome to 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!

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499er / NLM Tournament Results

Congratulations, Nathan Yee!

Nathan Yee finished first overall in our April 499er / NLM Tournament. Thank you to everyone who played. Save the date for our next 499er, June 23 - 26.

Click here to view the leaderboard. 

Click here to view photos of all the winnners.

 

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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2/1 Classes with Julie Halperin

Click here  for details on the 2/1 class series in May.

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.

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
  (4th Tuesday is Swiss Teams)

Swiss Teams
  4th Tues at 10:30 AM
  

Save the Dates

BCOH 499r tournament - April 21-24

Stardust Week - April 25- May 1, 2x regular club masterpoints, 25% gold, 75% black, in ACBL Virtual Clubs

Early Summer Sectional - June 3- 5

Results
#42178 CHOOSE HOUSTON! CLBC/BCOH 199er 9:50
#42187 CHOOSE HOUSTON! CLBC/BCOH Open 10:10
Mon Morn Open Pairs