Columbia Bridge Club
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Special Announcements

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As COVID-19 is still in the community, the safety of our membership, staff and volunteers continues to be of prime importance to ACBL. As a result, regionals and sectionals along with the Spring and Summer NABC  have been canceled through July. This includes the cancellation of remaining non-life master tournaments  or other tournaments this year where ACBL tournament directors are not technically required.

Hamilton Parody

Welcome to Columbia Bridge Club

CBC promotes the game of duplicate bridge in this community. Our Club provides a range of opportunities for players of all levels to join in the play, have fun, meet new people and learn more about the game. We are a Zero Tolerance club, which means we insist on courteous behavior at all times.

Last updated : Nov 17, 2019 19:50 EST


CBC Club Games - Virtual and f2f:

July 26 - August 1, 2021

Monday     12:55 PM     BBO 0-300 Pairs**       1:05 PM   BBO Open Pairs**  
Tuesday          1:05 PM  BBO Open Pairs**
Wednesday      12:30 PM f2f 0-300 Pairs   12:30 PM  f2f Open Pairs 
Thursday           1:05 PM BBO Open Pairs**
Friday   12:30 PM  f2f 0-300 Pairs    12:30 PM   f2f Open Pairs 
Saturday    9:30 AM  Cancelled this week       9:30 AM Cancelled this week
Sunday   12:30 PM f2f Lesson      1:30 PM    f2f Individual Game  

**  Stardust Week on BBO - pays 2X  (1/4 Gold: 3/4 Black)     

Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 20:05 EDT
In Memory .... Dan Casey


The CBC sadly announces that Daniel Francis Casey, 82, of Lexington, SC, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021. 

Born on September1, 1938 in Chicage, IL, Dan was the son of the late John P. and Ann Helms Casey.  He was an avid bridge player and loved doing puzzles. 
Dan enjoyed his job ans an accountatn and was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jane E. Casey of Lexington; son, Daniel P. Casey of Lexington; daughter, Ann Marie Rhinehart (John) of Charlotte; son, John S. Casey of Fort Lauderdale, FL; five grandchildren: Shannon, Sean, Jack, Lauren and Jacob; brothers, Michael Casey of Indianapolis, IN and Gene Casey of Lakeland, FL; and daughter-in-law, Donna M. Casey.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 5 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.  A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 16:41 EDT

CBC-BBO Stardust Games:

JULY 26 - MONDAY:  12:55 PM 0-300 
          MONDAY:   1:05 PM Open
27 - TUESDAY:  1:05 PM Open
1:05 PM Open

Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 16:32 EDT

Last updated : Jul 24, 2021 15:40 EDT
The ever popular Individual Game has returned to the CBC for f2f play!
Every Sunday - the game will start at 1:30 PM and be preceded by a lesson at 12:30 PM.
Check the website for more information and special game masterpoint upgrades.
Last updated : Jul 30, 2021 17:04 EDT
North American Pair Qualifiers - June - July - August

Clubs will be running NAP Club qualifier games both in f2f and virtual play during the months of June, July and August.

The NAP games award upgraded points: 200% of Standard Masterpoint rating, divided evenly between Red and Black masterpoints.

The strats are set by ACBL:
1. Flight A Open to any player
2. Flight B Players with < 2500 MPs as of the June 2021 masterpoint cycle*
3. Flight C Non-Life Masters with fewer than 500 MPs as of the June 2021 masterpoint cycle*
Mixed Flight Partnerships
Partnerships consisting of players of different flights will be entered in the flight eligible to the top player.
Any player who qualifies in a flight higher than his own is deemed to have also qualified in his own flight for the next level of competition.


The first way a player earns qualification in these games is to achieve 50% or greater.  This applies to ALL FLIGHTS.  Any player in any flight with a 50% or higher score will qualify.

The second way a player can qualify is to score in the top half ot their stratum.  Note that if a field has 2 or fewer pairs, both players will qualify.

ACBL will run monthly reporting, the results of which will trigger ACBL emails sent to players who qualified, confirming their status.   (These reports will run beginning in July for the month prior.

Club Level Qualification:

Club level qualification may be earned at any club in any Unit in any District. Clubs may be in-person or online VACB virtual clubs.

* The June 2021 masterpoint cycle is run by ACBL data processing on May 6, 2021. Any points won but not included in this cycle do not affect masterpoint eligibility
Last updated : Jun 20, 2021 23:03 EDT
CBC Membership is $20.00 per year.
Memberships can be paid at the Club during f2f games, or mailed.
To mail your membership - click on the flyer to download the membership form. Make the check payable to "Columbia Bridge Club" and send to:

     CBC 77 Brighton Hill Rd., Columbia, SC 29223
Thank you to everyone who supported the CBC with their membership in 2020-2021. You membership made it possible to keep the game entry at the same rate, no matter what ACBL charged us for the special games including Silver Linings and Stardust Week.
Last updated : Jun 8, 2021 22:15 EDT




CBC Club Games - Virtual and f2f:

Please Check Calendar for Special Games

Monday     12:55 PM     BBO 0-300 Pairs       1:05 PM   BBO Open Pairs   
Tuesday            1:05 PM BBO Hi-Lo Pairs**
Wednesday      12:30 PM f2f 0-300 Pairs   12:30 PM  f2f Open Pairs 
Thursday           1:05 PM BBO Open Pairs
Friday   12:30 PM  f2f 0-300 Pairs    12:30 PM   f2f Open Pairs 
Saturday     9:30 AM f2f 0-300 Pairs      9:30 AM   f2f Open Pairs 
Sunday   12:30 PM f2f Lesson      1:30 PM    f2f Individual Game  

** Hi-Lo Pairs 1:05 PM  1st & 3rd weeks  Partnerships +/- 500 MP

Online Game Registration Opens - 120 minutes before game time  
Results are uploaded to ACBL LIVE for CLUBS and the COMMON GAME and can be found on the CBC website

ACBL - "Support Your Club" Pairs- Daily Games
10:00 AM        5:10 PM        7:30 PM  
Majority of the Proceeds go back to Clubs

ACBL- "Support Your Club" Individual Game

DAYLONG - Play with a 'Bot against Robot Opponents
Majority of the Proceeds go back to Clubs


District 9, 7 & 23 '99er - 7:00 PM Daily Game
Proceeds go back to Clubs
Look for 99ers Nite Club East


CBC has Joined with Southeastern/Knox
Opportunity for Players with Games 4 times a Day
Open, Limited and Robot Games
If the CBC is not Offering a Game for You  - this is an Alternative Place to Play!



Last updated : Jul 10, 2021 17:01 EDT

77 Brighton Hill Road,  Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 386-7010 

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The CBC has OPENED for limited offerings for "Face to Face"  play.   At this time, we have both F2F and Online games.  Please check the schedule for games and locations.

July 30, 2021
July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021
no game today... go get gold points in a virtual club game!
Charity Open Pairs
Director: Michael Bitonti
CBC-BBO Open Pairs
Director: Michael Bitonti
CBC-BBO Open Pairs
Director: Mary Townhill