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AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

The BCA has an AED in a cabinet on the south wall of the main room. A short video is available which explains its use.

Charity Games
Charity games award extra masterpoints. The extra charge 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 beginning, intermediate, and open games and a full array of classes. All games feature pre-duplicated boards, hand records, and tabletop scoring devices. Our address is 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, Suite 408, Austin, TX  78752.
The Center is closed until further notice due to Covid-19. Please see below and join our virtual BCAustin Club Games.

For New Bridge Players

On November 7,  District 16 is offering Bridge in a Day, a Zoom course to introduce new players to bridge. Share this with your friends, kids, grandkids.

BRIDGE - THE GREATEST CARD GAME OF ALL!

PLAY BRIDGE ON-LINE
It’s good fun, and you don’t have to wear a mask!

· Want to keep your mind sharp?

· Would you like to meet new people?

· How about learning a game that provides a unique challenge and never gets old?

1. Learn to play bridge. Join us online for this quick-start bridge class that includes interactive instruction and play.

Saturday, November 7, 2020: 2:00pm-4:00pm

To register for this free class, send a note with your name and zip code to: bridgeinaday.d16@gmail.com.

 

2. Play for fun. Follow-up this class with a fun practice session with local Austin bridge players.

Sunday, November 8, 2020: 2:00pm-4:00pm

To register for this free event, send a note with your name to sallysassen@gmail.com

3. Bridge Lessons for Beginners. Sign up for online bridge lessons for beginners. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 2:00-3:00pm, beginning Monday, 11/16, with individually arranged play sessions each week.  The class will be taught by a local Austin instructor. Cost for the lessons is $20 per week.     

Please email sallysassen@gmail.com for more information.

Club Appreciation Games

The week of Oct. 26 to Nov. 1 will be Club Appreciation Week. All virtual club games will pay double black points. For BCAustin games, there will be no extra charge - same 5 BB$ as usual (except for Saturday 0-350 and Sunday 0-150 which are 6 BB$ on account of the post-game Zoom session with Jack Lacy.)

MidTex Alliance BBO Virtual Club Schedule

The bridge clubs in Units 207 (Austin & environs) and 172 (San Antonio & environs) have formed a BBO alliance called the MidTex Alliance. This allows players from all of those clubs to play in BBO games sponsored by any of those clubs. Currently, there are 15 bridge clubs in the alliance (basically all clubs in those two units). The clubs in those units that are running BBO games are:

  • BCAustin
  • Fiesta
  • HI Bridge
  • Hill Country Bridge

Below is the schedule of these BBO games in which BCA players can participate. Remember that these games will not show up in the Virtual Clubs menu until two hours before game time. We welcome your feedback. Use the Suggestion Box above right.

  • Monday 10:00 am: Open (seven minute hands)   Host is Fiesta
  • Monday 10:30 am: 0-750 (six minute hands)   Host is BCAustin
  • Monday 12:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)   Host is HI Bridge
  • Monday 7:00 pm: Open Fast Pairs (five minute hands)  Host is BCAustin
  • Tuesday 10:00 am : Open (seven minute hands)   Host is Fiesta
  • Tuesday 10:30 am: 0-750 (six minute hands)   Host is BCAustin
  • Tuesday 12:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)   Host is Hill Country Bridge
  • Wednesday 10:00 am: Open (seven minute hands)   Host is Fiesta
  • Wednesday 10:30 am: 0-750 (six minute hands)   Host is BCAustin
  • Wednesday 12:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)   Host is HI Bridge
  • Wednesday 7:00 pm: Open Fast Pairs (five minute hands)  Host is BCAustin
  • Thursday 10:00 am: Open (seven minute hands)   Host is Fiesta
  • Thursday 10:30 am: 0-1500 (six minute hands)  Host is BCAustin
  • Thursday 12:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)   Host is Hill Country Bridge

     

  • Friday 10:00 am : Open (seven minute hands)   Host is Fiesta
  • Friday 10:30 am: 0-750 (six minute hands)   Host is BCAustin
  • Friday 12:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)   Host is HI Bridge
  • Friday 3:00 pm: 1LM (six minute hands)   Host is BCAustin
  • Saturday 10:00 am: Open (seven minute hands)   Host is Fiesta
  • Saturday 10:30 am: 0-350 (seven minute hands followed by hand analysis)  Host is BCAustin
  • Saturday 1:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)  Host is BCAustin

  • Sunday 10:00 am: Open (seven minute hands)   Host is Fiesta
  • Sunday 1:15 pm: 0-150 (seven minute hands followed by hand analysis)  Host is BCAustin
  • Sunday 1:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)  Host is BCAustin
  • Daily: 9:00 am, 4:10 pm, and 6:30 pm: Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Game

Click for BCAustin Results
Click for Fiesta Results
Click for HI Bridge Results

Click for Hill Country Results

Information on BBO and how to join these games can be found on the Virtual BCA (BBO) tab on the left.

These are hard times for everyone. At BCA, your health and safety are of utmost importance to us. We will get back to the business of playing together just as soon as we can. In the meantime, please do what you can to support these online games.

Weekend Limited Players: Hand Analysis and Zoom Meeting

Everyone misses lots of things about bridge pre-Covid. For limited players, we are trying to replicate a couple of things via Zoom: social interaction and bridge classes/instruction.
Following our weekend Saturday 0-350 and Sunday 0-150 games, there are now Zoom meetings with Jack Lacy providing analysis and answering questions about the hands just played. 
We are charging $6 for these games. Interested players need to register in advance or email as soon as the game ends with any questions about bidding and/or play. The registrations/emails will be used to create the Zoom invite. You must play in the game to attend the Zoom meeting.

If you think this is something that might interest you, please email Sally Sassen, to be added to the Zoom invitation that is sent following each game.

Results
BBO 0-150
BBO Open
BBO 0-350