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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, 2021), and we’re pumped! Just click here to start planning what events you want to play in.

Saturday Lecture Series

Links to handouts and recorded videos for

Upcoming Saturday Workshops:
May 15 - Defensive Signals

May 22 - Opening Leads

May 29 - Bridge Quiz

Zoom Link

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 and will reopen June 1. Please see below for the initial schedule and our virtual BCAustin Club Games that are continuing.

Grass Roots Games Next Weekend

Saturday and Sunday May 15 and 16: Play in a BCAustin game (or other Midtex game) and earn Double Black points. 6.50 BBO$ entry fee for BCAustin games - $1.00 of the extra money is returned to our District 16 to support participation in national pair and team events.

BCA REOPENING!
Opening Day: Tuesday, June 1st

BCA's face-to-face reopening schedule is now in place.

  • Tuesday June 1: 0-750 game at 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday June 2: 0-350 game at 11:00, Open game at 11:30
  • Thursday June 3: Open game at 11:30
  • Friday June 4: Open game at 11:30
  • Saturday June 5: Open game at 1:30
  • Sunday June 6: No face-to-face game
  • Monday June 7: One-Life-Master game at 11:30

The June 1 and 2 games will be FREE PLAY. Welcome back!

BCAustin virtual club schedule is also changing beginning June 1. The following games are being discontinued.

  • Tuesday June 1: No 0-750 game at 10:30
  • Tuesday June 1: No 1LM game at 3:00
  • Saturday June 5: No open game at 1:30
  • Monday June 7: No 0-750 game at 10:30

Except for the above, the BCAustin schedule will be as shown below (but check back weekly.)

The schedule may change after the first week, based on attendance and comments from players. The newsletter will inform you of any changes.

Note: The covid pandemic is not over. For your safety, BCA has put into place procedures and table arrangements strongly recommended by the ACBL for bridge play. The procedures and requirements for playing face-to-face at BCA will be spelled out in upcoming newsletters.

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 for the week of May 10 -16. 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 (Discontinued beginning June 7)
  • Monday 2:30 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 (Discontinued beginning June 1)
  • Tuesday 12:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)   Host is Hill Country Bridge
  • Tuesday 2:30 pm: 0-50 Assisted Play (no time limit)  Host is BCAustin 
  • Tuesday 3:00 pm: 1LM (six minute hands)  Host is BCAustin (Becomes Open beginning June 1)
  • 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 2:30 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 & Workshop (seven minute hands)  Host is BCAustin
  • Saturday 1:30 pm: Open (six minute hands)  Host is BCAustin (Discontinued beginning June 5)

  • Sunday 10:00 am: Open (seven minute hands)   Host is Fiesta
  • Sunday 1:15 pm: 0-150 (seven minute hands)  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
  • Daily: 6:00 pm: 99ers Nite Club East

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.

Please Note: If you are registering for the first time in a club where you have not yet played, try to register early. If you are blocked for some reason, that can usually be fixed but it might take time. If you are blocked, call that club's host: Hosts are

Calendar
Fri May 14, 2021
BBO 0-750
10:30 AM
Fri May 14, 2021
BBO Max 1 LM/Pair
3:00 PM
Sat May 15, 2021
BBO 0-350
10:30 AM
Results
BBO 0-1500
BBO 0-750
BBO Open Fast Pairs