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Don Brueggemann - dcb29director@gmail.com - 203-415-6600

Sarah Corning - sarah@shorelinebridge.com - 203-215-3963

Rick Seaburg - tillerjock@aol.com - 203-915-5987

Rick Townsend - rickt@cshore.com - 860-249-6266

Bill Segraves - andrews9000@yahoo.com

Welcome to Branford-Madison Bridge Club
Branford Bridge Club

Face-to-Face games resume on Monday, September 20; and Face-to-Face games resume on Friday, September 24.

"Open" Games are held every Monday (except for Monday holidays) at the Branford Community House, 46 Church Street in Branford starting at 12:00 NOON. Entry fee for games is a special "Welcome Back" of $5.00 per person. We will play approximately 24 boards. NO “Late Plays”. All players need to register in advance  see "How to Find a Partner or Register for a Game" below. 

Beginning on September 24, 2021, Invitational (199’er) Games for players with less than 200 masterpoints and Newcomer Games for players with less than 20 masterpoints are held every Friday (except for Friday holidays) at the Branford Community House, 46 Church Street in Branford starting at 12:30 PM. Entry fee for games is a special "Welcome Back" of $5.00 per person. We will play approximately 15 boards, ending at 3:00 PM.   An “extra” player is NOT available, you need a partner to play – and all players need to register in advance  see "How to Find a Partner or Register for a Game" below. 

 

How to Find a Partner or Register for a Game

There are several ways to find a partner on this website, and one way to register for a game.

1. The "Calendar" menu will show any player looking for a partner in a specific event. To contact that player, click on the player’s name to send an email and set up a partnership. 

2.To list your name on the “Calendar” for a Partner or to Register for a game sign in to the “Membership” menu item.

a. To access this area, you must enter a password which you do the first time you access this site.

b. On the site is a list of available tournaments on the schedule, and you will see 3 potential boxes (not all boxes are set for all games). The 3 boxes ar PR for "Partner required"; NP for "Unavailable" (Not Playing) and PL for "Playing".  Place a check mark in a box to indicate that you need a partner or that you are registering to play in an event - in that case enter your partner's name, and this will be entered on the “Calendar”.

c. Then click the “Confirm” button – one is located at the top and bottom of the page.

d. Requests for a Partner or to place a Reservation for a game will show in the Calendar and can be removed using the same technique.

3. Another option is to click on the "Find a Partner" button in the menu. You will see a list of all the people looking for partners - sorted by game date.

4. Choose your prospective partner and send an email by clicking on partner’s name.

5. Removing your “Find a Partner” or "Registration" listing. You are the only person who can remove your entry.

a. To remove the entry, log into the "Membership" area and follow the instructions above for "Posting a request".

b. Remove the checkbox you created. 

c. Click the Confirm button (at the top and bottom of the page). 

How to Use the Tournament Partnership Desk on BBO

NOTE:  All games on BBO are called “tournaments”. 

  1. Click on the tournament in which you want to play, you will see 4 tabs – Registration; Details; Entries and Partnership Desk.
  2. Click on Partnership Desk
  3. Click on “I will pay only for Myself”, which will indicate that you need a partner.
  4. When you are on the Partnership Desk, the Director can “see” you and be able to communicate with you.
  5. DO NOT go offline once you are on the Partnership Desk – if you are offline, no one can communicate with you and you can miss the partnership.
  6. If a pair is needed to fill a half table after the tournament starts, the director can invite someone to play at no cost– but only if you are online. Your partner might be a robot, or another player brought in from the “lobby”.

Director's Message

All Face-to-Face games have an ACBL sanction - "Open," "199'er" and "Newcomer".

Special Events
Special Events

BRIDGE CLASSES COMING FALL 2021

Bridge class by Director Don Brueggemann will begin on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the Madison Senior Center, and on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Branford Community House. Both classes will have a series of 8 classes on “Play of the Hand” (ACBL Diamond Series) by Audrey Grant and Betty Starzac.

Bridge class by Director Sarah Corning will begin on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the Madison Senior Center. The class topic is “BRIDGE: IMPROVING YOUR JUDGEMENT”, an 8-week course covering opening bids in all seats, obstructive opening bids, and strong opening bids. In addition to discussion, practice hands will be provided for actual play. Please purchase the book “Improving Your Judgement 1: Opening the Bidding” by Audrey Grant and bring to the first class.

Bridge class by Director Rick Seaburg will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021, at the Branford Community House. This class is designed for first time players or those who played  many years ago and would like to get back in the game.  The book for the class is “Bridge Basics 1” by Audrey Grant, which you can get at your favorite bookstore or online.  Each class will feature a review of the previous week's topic, introduction of new material and playing of pre-arranged hands.

 

For class in Madison (cost of registration is $90.00 for Madison residents) sign up at the Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Road, Madison, 203-245-5627.

For class in Branford (cost of registration is $90.00 for Branford residents) sign up for this class at Branford Parks & Recreation, 46 Church Street, Branford, 203-488-8304, the website for registration is branfordmyrec.com.

 

Calendar
Mon October 25, 2021
Open Pairs (F2F)
Branford Bridge Club
12:00 NOON
Director: Don Brueggemann
Tue October 26, 2021
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bran-Mad 1:00 PM
Director: Sarah Corning
Tue October 26, 2021
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bridge Forum 6:45 PM
Director: Rick Townsend
Wed October 27, 2021
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bridge Forum 1:00 PM
Director: Townsend/Seagraves
Thu October 28, 2021
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bran-Mad 1:00 PM
Director: Sarah Corning
Fri October 29, 2021
Invitational Pairs - 199'er (F2F)
Branford Bridge Club 12:30 PM
Director: Don B & Rick S
Results
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Don Brueggemann
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Don Brueggemann
#74043 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
#68201 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
#62317 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Don Brueggemann