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Monthly Competition 

And the Winner Is.......

This Bridgewebs bridge club site lets us put up various competitions online.  The Club Manager does these for fun, since they are available.

June's Winner was Woody McHarg, followed by Sherry McHarg. Third in line was our leading B player, Giff Moody. Fourth was Mary Karthering Wainwright, tops for a "C" level player. Fifth was Jean Dorr.

You can see how you did in this by going to "Competitions" on the Menu, and clicking on June's contest.

 

Our June contest was simply for highest average percentage. You had to participate in 4 games to qualify.

 

New Postings

The Minutes of the Annual Meeting, Recent Board Meetings, and the new Bylaws (retroactive to Jan 1, 2019) are now posted on the website under the menu heading "Minutes of Meetings"

 

 

PRICE INCREASE

Due to increased expenses, the Board voted to raise the game fee to 100 pesos, and the book of 10 tickets to 900 pesos. But remember, your game fee now includes fees for special games, such as charity, NAP games and others.

Welcome to The Bridge Studio of San Miguel de Allende
Bienvenidos!
Bienvenidos!

Welcome to The Bridge Studio of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We are an official ACBL duplicate bridge club, offering games four times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Games start promptly at 1:30pm, so please arrive by 1:15. We welcome visitors, please stop by and see our club. See our information page for more details. Any questions, contact our board at board@smabridge.com.  

Last updated : May 18, 2019 13:05 CDT
Membership Renewal Time

Moving Schedule/Party

Dear Members and Friends,

Good news!!

We are organized for the move!

Our last game at Plaza Publito will be on Saturday, July 27th. If you are playing, please plan to stay and help pack up the boards, the Bridgepads and whatever else needs packing.

I saw a few bottles of wine in our inventory; they will be our reward and help stave off feelings of nostalgia as we say good-bye to the location where we spent so many happy hours.

Our first game at Mon Bistro (Ventanas) will be on Monday, July 29th.

We are very excited to begin play at our new venue and once you have seen how open and airy its, what a great view it offers we hope that you will share our feelings.

It is befitting to celebrate our first game at Mon Bistro. Ergo - PARTY TIME!

After the game we will offer a buffet prepared by Chef Gilles, 2/1 wine and Margarita  special will be available.  To top it all off – Mon Bistro will provide a band! Let’s dust off our dancing shoes and celebrate, celebrate!! 

Celebrate that we have found a location where we can continue to play bridge and continue to foster the friendships we have made.

Please make your reservations by e-mailing Ellen .at ellensnyder@hotmail.com  . . . .

Please check this website frequently as we will post important tips to make our transition to the new venue as easy as possible.

 

Brigitte Lewis, President

BSSMA

 

 

Last updated : Jul 16, 2019 13:01 CDT
Our Club
Our Club
Last updated : Feb 18, 2019 16:07 CST
What do you bid?

Im looking for someone to run this feature . You can pick a hand from a previous game and make a quiz or lesson out of it. It's easy to do from your own browser, I'll tell you how. It would be a good learning tool for our members. If interested let me know - Ellen Snyder  ellensnyder@hotmail.com

Last updated : Jun 2, 2019 11:10 CDT
April
 

Our Move to New Location is Announced

We will be moving to the Ventanas Country Club, in the Mon Bistro Restaurant

 

Here's the story from our President, Brigette:

 

Dear Members and Friends:

 

 

At an emergency meeting held on Sunday, July 7th, the Board of Directors made the very difficult decision to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with “Mon Bistro” located at Ventanas for a period of one year with a three months early termination claus

 

Background

 

In October 2018 the Board was advised that we would have to vacate our premises on Stirling Dickenson by May 31, 2019.  It was not a complete surprise but we wondered how we would ever find another location that so completely met our needs.  The answer is we could not.

 

The Board began its search for a new location in earnest. Three Board members volunteered to form a Relocation Committee. They spent many hours visiting sites throughout the city.  They followed up on every lead, suggestion and recommendation. Two of the locations they visited early on were the Bordello and Ventanas, a golf club located on Carretera Dolores. Initially Ventanas was eliminated as a potential site because of its location just on the outskirts of the city.  The Bordello was viewed as a possibility.   Fortunately we were given some breathing room with an extension at our current location until July 31, 2019. The search continued.

 

In March 2019 a newly constituted Board of Directors was established.  After a first introductory meeting in March following the AGM, an emergency Board meeting was held to review the findings of the Relocation Committee. No new location had been found. Therefore the Board passed a motion that we enter into negotiations with the owner of the Bordello with the purpose of having a lease in place by July 15, 2019. 

 

Unfortunately it was six long months since our initial talks with the owner of the Bordello.  Many changes were underway at that location with major renovations and the expectation that a restaurant would be leasing space adjacent to ours.  Nevertheless, negotiations continued over the next three months.  A great deal of effort and time was expended by both sides. However, there were a number of issues under discussion which we were unable to resolve. Therefore we decided to take another look at Ventanas location. We were offered space in the restaurant ‘Mon Bistro’ located within the Ventanas complex. Reports from this visit indicated that the space was large enough to accommodate 24 tables, more than sufficient to cover the winter visitors; the rent is less, the lease shorter, large storage space, parking and almost no renovation expense

 

After a great deal of discussion and angst, the Board decided Ventanas was the best solution at this time.  As expected, there are some negatives associated with the move. Its location would head the list. Also, we were not able to obtain the space 24/7. At this time it will be available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday The club will provide coffee, tea and water.  We will suspend the delicious food service  provided by Sherry.  Mon Bistro will be happy to serve us. 

 

We are hopeful that it will turn out to be the right decision.   As you know San Miguel is booming.  Rental space is at a premium and when it is available, the rental costs are prohibitive for the Bridge Studio.  Please give the new location a chance and know that we did our best.

 

Brigitte Lewis, President

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! Partnerships

We have a new form on this web site for finding partnerships. In the menu on the left of the home page their is a button "Find a Partner". On that page is a form you can fill out and it will be mailed to our Partnership Chair, MaryKatherine Wainwright. Below the form this is a list of people who have made requests, who you can contact by the information they left. You don't have to use this form, it's just for convience. You still can directly email MaryKatherine at  mkwbridge@gmail.com. Whichever way you choose, PLEASE, if you find a partner on your own, contact MaryKatherine to let her know, so she can stop looking for you. We don't want any double-booking. Thanks to Don Freeland for helping with the form.

 

No Fragrances Please!

Please keep in mind that some of our players have allergies to perfumes and other frangrances so lets not wear any to our games. In our small confines, there's no where to go! 

 

Calendar
July 17, 2019
Wednesday Open Pairs
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July 19, 2019
Friday Open Pairs
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July 20, 2019
Saturday Open Pairs
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Monday Open Pairs
Director: Ellen Snyder
Saturday Open Pairs
Director: Ellen Snyder
Friday Open Pairs
Director: Terry Holden