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Welcome to Birchwood Bridge Club





No date has been set for reopening the Birchwood Bridge Club.

We've been playing our games as a Virtual Club on Bridge Base Online (BBO) since Spring of 2020.  Game day and time remain as 1:45 on Thursdays. 

Register for the game as described in the Virtual Clubs section below.  A BBO Tutorial is provided as a separate tab on this Home page.

If you need a partner please let me know.  You are allowed to invite a Guest as your partner but BBO limits the number.  Please let me know if you're planning on playing with a guest.


Virtual Clubs on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

Birchwood Bridge Club has partnered with the Petoskey Bridge Club to offer you online sanctioned games during the shutdown.  Petoskey offers 2 games on Tuesdays and Fridays.  199er at 10:05, Open at 10:15. 

Petoskey is also offering Open games on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at 10:15.

The Registration period for these games opens up 2 hours before Game Time.  To Register for a game:

1. Log on to your BBO account

2. Go to Virtual Games

3. Go to ACBL North America

The Birchwood and Petoskey games should pop up for you.  If not, scroll down to the bottom of that page to All Clubs and click on it.  Put the Petoskey or Birchwood in the Search box and Click.

4.  Click on the game you'd like to play in and Register. 

You will need your partner's BBO name.  Only one of you Registers but your Partner MUST be online at the same time to accept your Invite to play. 

Please make sure you sign up for the correct game.  If one of you has 500 or more masterpoints you must play in the Open game.

Game fee is $6, Special games are $8.  You'll need Bridge Base $ (BB$) to participate. 

Results are emailed to you by The Common Game if your email address is on file with the ACBL. 

Results may also be found on the Birchwood and Petoskey bridge clubs' websites.

If you're new to BridgeBaseOnline (BBO) or need assistance with Registration, etc. please contact Nancy at 231-330-1600.




The Birchwood Bridge Club offers a Thursday afternoon game at 1:45.  The BBC season typically runs from early May until mid November or early December.

Reservations are required and can be made at  Every attempt will be made to match up people looking for a partner.  Guests are welcome on a limited basis.

 An entry fee of $9 per person will automatically be charged to your club account.

Duplicate bridge is Serious FUN.  All participants are expected to PLAY NICE in accordance with the ACBL's Zero Tolerance policy.  For more information on Zero Tolerance see a separate tab on this website.

All Birchwood bridge players are invited

and encouraged to participate.

 If you play bridge but are unfamiliar with Duplicate we would be happy to introduce you to the bidding boxes, duplicate boards, and scoring machines that are unique to Duplicate prior to your first game.   The main differences between "casual/social/rubber" bridge and Duplicate are scoring strategies and the equipment used at the table.  You will quickly become comfortable with both.  We think you will be happy you chose to try Duplicate Bridge.

Please join us!

Nancy Colbert

Bridge Club Director and Manager

Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Thursday Afternoon Pairs