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Saturday Lecture Series

Links to handouts and recorded videos for

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 every day. 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 or call us at (512) 300-2743.

Upcoming Events
New Limited 0-350 Game Announced
Thursdays, 10:30 am, beginning October 6th

Short lesson before the game. Stay tuned for details.

Milestone Achievements Pizza and Game - Monday, October 10th, 10:30 am
Come and congratulate your fellow bridge players and enjoy pizza for lunch. 
Note - this will be an Open game.

 Swiss Teams - Sunday, November 20th.

Get your team together and join us at the BCA on Sunday, November 20th at 1:30 pm. Remember to register!

For BCA Club Games and BCAustin Virtual BBO Weekly and Monthly Game Schedules, see below or use the Calendar & Game Registration tab on the left. The Monthly Schedules are annotated with special games offering extra points and provide a means for registering for a game or requesting a parnter if you do not have one. Click these links for other Unit 207 or MidTex Alliance club games.

For face-to-face play, please see Covid Protocols Currently in Effect on the right.

No food at tables - A hospitality break halfway through the games allows a chance to eat.

See above for Special Games and Tournament announcements.


Games are offered both face-to-face and on BBO.

  • Monday 10:30 am 1LM BCA
  • Tuesday 10:30 am 0-1500 BCA
  • Wednesday 10:30 am 0-750 BCA
  • Wednesday 7:00 pm Open BCA
  • Thursday 10:30 am 0-350 BCA  New game starting Oct 6th
  • Thursday 11:00 am Open BCA
  • Friday 11:00 am Open BCA
  • Friday 1:00 pm 0-150 BCA
  • Saturday 1:30 pm Open BCA

1LM: Maximum of One Life Master per pair

and online via BBO at BCAustin:

  • Wednesday 10:00 am Open BCAustin

Daily Games on BBO: Two kinds of events are held every day on BBO – Support Your Club Games and Daylong Tournaments.

Support Your Club Daylong Games: ACBL’s “Support Your Club” daylongs are individual tournaments with robots. Each table consists of a single human player, sitting South, and three robot players sitting in the other three seats. You can register, play at your own pace, leave the table, then resume the game later during the day without losing your results. You’ll get the final results the next day in a BBO mail, and in the list of Completed tournaments.When you play in one of these “Support Your Club” games, the majority of your table fees will be given back to the BCA. This way, you can help to support us while also having the opportunity to win ACBL black masterpoints.

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

Game Registration

Game Registrations and Partnership Requests are now made using the Calendar & Game Registration tab in the menu on the left. Click to go there.
If you have questions or need instructions, click here.

Note that you must first be registered in the Membership Database. If you need to register, click here to go to Members Only: and submit a Membership Request.

Partnerships

If you are a BCA member and are in search of a partner and/or are willing to partner with someone new to the BCA, please click on the Partnerships tab on the left. If you are looking for a partner for a specfic game, use the Calendar & Game Registration tab. Click for details.

Covid Protocols Currently In Effect

The following protocols are currently in effect for all activities at the Bridge Center of Austin, regardless of the sponsor. 

  • Vaccinations are required:   You must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the game you intend to play and provide proof at the door if playing for the first time.
  • Masks are optional:   Masking is recommended, particularly if an attendee is at high risk for severe illness or otherwise is a member of a vulnerable population.
  • Notification is required:   If a player becomes ill after a game, has a positive test, or believes they have Covid, they must notify the game director or Charlene Sands, Club Manager (512) 797-7635, as soon as possible. An email notification will be sent to all who played in the game with the infected person, notifying them that they may have been exposed to Covid-19.
  • Infected players:   If a player has received a positive Covid test, they may not return to the Center for ten days.
  • Exposed players:   The CDC provides a tool for people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or have COVID-19. Please use it to determine your necessary actions.
  • We trust that you will follow recommended CDC guidelines. Please do not play at the BCA if you are sick or think you may be getting sick.

These protocols are in place with the safely of our players as our foremost concern. They will likely change as CDC and ACBL guidance evolves.  Please refer to this each time you plan to play at the Center.

Results
0-350 Club Appreciation
0-750 Charity
0-750 Charity