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Volunteer Spotlight
The BCA’s success is due in no small way to its volunteers. Congratulations to Robin Tucker who was recognized as our Volunteer of The Month at our October Milestone Luncheon. Read her write-up at the Volunteer Spotlight menu item above.
Volunteer Spotlight
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

BCA now has an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in a cabinet on the south wall of the main room. Training will be offered in the near future.

Charity Games
Charity games means extra masterpoints. The extra dollar charged is split between the ACBL Charity Fund and Posada Esperanza, a local charity the BCA supports which provides shelter for immigrant women and children escaping domestic abuse.
Welcome to the Bridge Center of Austin

Welcome to the Bridge Center of Austin where the best game in the world is played everyday. We offer a variety of friendly open, beginning/intermediate games and a full array of classes. All of our games feature pre-duplicated boards, hand records and tabletop scoring devices. Our address is 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, Suite 408, Austin, TX  78752

New Weekly "Early Bird" Game Has Started!

We are extending the trial of an "Early Bird" open game on Thursdays through November. It is a SHORT game, usually 18 boards, 20 max. The game starts at 9:30 am and has a goal of ending at 11:40. It has the same rating as the 11:30 am game that day and is held in the small room. If attendance warrants, it will become a regular Thursday game. NOTE: This game will not have a guaranteed partner.  

Birthday Bash - Wed, Oct 23, 10:30 & 11:30 Games

If you have an October birthday, play in the Birthday Bash and get a certificate for a free play. There will be cake for all to enjoy.

Grand National Teams B & C Qualifying Game -  Sun, Oct 27

This team game is open to all players, but only B and C players can qualify for the Unit game which will be held March 7, 2020. B = under 2500 points, C = under 500 points and non-life-master.

Learn How to Evaluate Hands Like the Pros

On Saturday, Nov 2, from 11 am to 1 pm, nine time national champion Michael Kamil and his partner Gabby Sherman (who just took 2nd place in women's pairs and 11th in mixed BAM while playing professionally last month) will be presenting a free lecture at the BCA on learning hand evaluation like the pros. They are newcomers to the Austin community and look forward to meeting and supporting local players. No reservations are required, but please sign up at the director’s desk so we will know how many to plan for.

Need a Partner?

If you need a partner for a BCA club game, call Robin Tucker at 512.917.1133 or email her at austinreztx@gmail.com.  Standby partners are also available at the following games. If you come without a partner, you must arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the game or before the lesson if there is a pre-game lesson.

Monday 0-100 game (10:30) 1 LM/Max (11:30 am)
Monday Eve Open game (7:00 pm)
Tuesday 0-500 game (10:30 am)
Wednesday 0-350 game (10:30 am)
Wednesday Eve Open game (7:00 pm) 
Friday Open game
(11:30 am)

Friday 0-50 game (1:00 pm)
Saturday 0-100 game (1:00 pm)

 

Free Play & Meals 
Bring a bridge player new to the BCA and you will both play for free!
Free pre-game meal Wednesday evenings (7 pm) and Friday mornings (11:00 am)
Calendar
Thu October 24, 2019
Club Appreciation Game
11:30 AM Open
Director: Kevin Perkins
Fri October 25, 2019
Club Appreciation Game
11:30 AM Open
Director: Jack Lacy
Sat October 26, 2019
Unit Halloween Pairs @ BCA (Unit-Run, Unit-Rated) (No Club Games)
1:30 PM Open & 299er
Results
Club Appreciation Game & Birthday Bash
Tuesday Morning Session
Club Appreciation Game