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Austin NABC, baby! It’s game on! We’re welcoming the return of the NABCs in Austin this fall (Nov 25 - Dec 5), and we’re pumped! Just click here and start making your plans. Volunteers are needed. Use this sign-up sheet for times and volunteer job areas.

Saturday Lecture Series

Links to handouts and recorded videos for

Saturday Workshops are cancelled.

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. Come see us at 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, Suite 408, Austin, TX  78752.

The BCA has temporarily suspended all face-to-face games

We have gone back to a fuller BBO schedule at BCAustin until it is safe to be together indoors again.

  • Monday: 
    • 10:30 am: 0-750
    • 2:00 pm: Max 1 Life Master per Pair
  • Tuesday: 
    • 10:30 am: 0-750 
    • 11:30 am: Open
  • Wednesday: 
    • 10:30 am: 0-750 
    • 7:00 pm: Open Fast Pairs
  • Thursday: 
    • 10:30 am: 0-1500
    • 1:00 pm: 0-100
  • Friday: 
    • 10:30 am: 0-750 
    • 3:00 pm: Max 1 Life Master per Pair 
  • Saturdays: 
    • 10:30 am: 0-350
    • 1:30 pm: Open
  • Sundays: 
    • 1:15 pm: 0-150
    • 1:30 pm: Open

A schedule for all the Unit 207 Clubs can be found here.

The schedule will likely continue to change. Check this website and our newsletter frequently.

♠ ♥  ♣ New Beginner Game Offered on BBO ♠   ♣
Thursdays, 1:00 pm

Even though BCA has closed temporarily, we still have lots of games to offer on BBO. And there is a new game on Thursdays at 1:00 that is specifically designed for beginners.

This game is listed for people with 0-100 points - that may sound like a lot to someone just starting out, but that is at the lower level of players. Many players have earned lots of points while on BBO, but still don't have much experience. This game is for brand new players, as well as people who have been playing a while and want to learn more.

To play, you will need an ACBL number, a BBO name, your ACBL number registered on BBO, and BB$, that is, money in your BBO account. The cost of each game will be $5.00. If you are not familiar with BBO, see the Virtual BCA (BBO) tab on the left.

To sign up, go to BBO, "Virtual Clubs" no earlier than two hours before game time. You should see this game listed. If you don't, contact Sally to get your name added to the BCA roster. If you have a partner, great - invite them to play. If you don't have a partner, sign in to the game and you will see "Partnership Desk" - enter your name there, and others who don't have a partner can invite you to play. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Director, Sally Sassen.

Join us for some Special Online Team Games
Thursdays, 1:30, Aug 5, 12, and 26.  Free, Non-sanctioned Games

With the BCA closed in August, Steve Wood has volunteered to set up an "open" level team game on BBO on Thursdays. The purpose of the game is to give "open" players a venue to play IMPs in a fun and competitive environment.

Who should play in this game? Any player who normally plays at the "open" level or who would like to test his/her game against strong players. The game also will include a few out-of-town players.

Specifically, there will be an "open" team game on the following dates: August 5, August 12, and August 26.

If you would like to play, you should do two things:

  • Send Steve an e-mail asking him to place you on his Thursday list. Please include your e-mail address, phone number, and BBO name. Getting on the list doesn't obligate you to play in any of the Thursday games -- it just puts you in the communication loop for those games, if any of them work for you.
  • Starting with the Monday before each of the Thursday games listed above, send Steve an e-mail letting him know you would like to play that particular Thursday. If you have a four-person team lined up, tell Steve. If you just have a partner but not teammates, let him know that. Or, if you want to sign up as a single, that is OK, too. (There will be a blast e-mail from Steve each week, but your best bet is to sign up early).

Once the lineup for a particular Thursday is set, you will get an e-mail from Steve listing the teams and the instructions for the day.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING, PLEASE CONTACT STEVE RIGHT AWAY: stwood1013@gmail.com

Partnerships

Bruce Mansbridge has agreed to be the BCA's Partnership Chair. If you are in search of a partner and/or are willing to partner with someone new to the BCA, please contact Bruce at bmansbr@yahoo.com or (512) 626-3900.

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