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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

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 in July 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. 

Please note – as an alternative site when because of a “rain day” while Branford Parks and Recreation runs a “Day Camp” for children (June 28 to August 20), and the Bridge Club is unable to use the Community House, I have made arrangements with Tabor Lutheran Church to use space in their building. Tabor Lutheran Church is the facility the Bridge Club used while the Community House was closed for construction. The church is located at 46 Tabor Drive in Branford, about 1 mile South of the Community House. In the event this shift in site should happen everyone that has registered for the game will be notified – if you have any question if the club will play at the Community House call me at 203-415-6600 or 203-488-3220.

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 in July is a special "Welcome Back" of $5.00 per person. We will play approximately 18 boards, ending at 3:30 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

Branford Bridge Club opened for Face-to-Face play on June 14, 2021. Bridge classes resumed on June 18, 2021, for "Bridge Basics in the 21st Century". Intermediate (199'er) and Newcomer  games also commenced on June 18, 2021, at 12:30 PM. All games have an ACBL sanction.

Special Events
Special Events

COMING IN JULY -

"Stardust Week" starts on July 26 and will feature an award of 25% masterpoints in GOLD!

Calendar
Fri July 30, 2021
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bridge Forum 10:00 AM
Director: Rick Townsend
Fri July 30, 2021
Branford Bridge Club 199'er Game (F2F)
Branford Community House 12:30 PM
Director: Don Brueggemann and Rick Seaburg
Fri July 30, 2021
Branford Bridge Club Newcomer Game (19'er) (F2F)
Branford Community House 12:30 PM
Director: Don Brueggemann and Rick Seaburg
Mon August 2, 2021
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bran-Mad 6:45 PM
Director: Don Brueggemann
Mon August 2, 2021
Open Pairs (F2F)
Branford Bridge Club 12:30 PM
Director: Don Brueggemann
Tue August 3, 2021
Open Pairs (BBO)
Bran-Mad 1:00 PM
Director: Sarah Corning
Results
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Don Brueggemann
#62091 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
#62078 Bran-Mad Invitational Pairs 12:45 PM
#56213 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
#50043 Bran-Mad Open Pairs 1 PM
Monday Morning Pairs
Director: Don Brueggemann