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

Bridge Classes

Welcome to the first step to improving your game!

This page lists Educational Opportunities at the Columbia Bridge Club, Virtual Bridge Lessons and Area Seminars. 
When available, flyers are posted in the drop down menu.


All Year Long at the Columbia Bridge Club -

Supervised Play - Tuesday Evenings 6:00 PM                  BEGINS August 17                    

The LESSON will run from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, and then MENTORED PLAY from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 
Supervised Play will be held on the first and third Tuesday - Please check the monthly calendar for exceptions. 

You don't need a partner, and there are always snacks.
Just $5 for the mini-lesson and play, or $3 to just play. Experienced mentors will be there to help answer bridge questions.

0-300 MP Game - Monday Evenings   10:00 AM                  BEGINS August 9            
Come out on Monday mornings, for a 'Bit(e) of Bridge' - Short Lessson at 10:00 AM and a Fun Game at 10:30 AM.
No Partner Needed - but you can always bring a friend!


Online Eduational Opportunities -

During to the Covid-19 Pandemic, when Bridge Clubs across the world closed, we found that it takes more than a pandemic to stop the bridge community!
Clubs, Players, Instructors and Students moved Online! 

The most popular playing site is Bridge Base Online, where one can take classes, practice, play in local club, national and world wide games! 
Bridge Classes usually involve a combination of BBO and Zoom (or some other virtual meeting program).

The CBC Education Committee continues to  post available virtual classes as they become available.

If you have any questions about a class - send an email to and a member of the Education Committee will get back with you.

The CBC Education Committee has found the following classes for players of all levels:


June - August 2021

Hot Summer Conventions with Kevin Wilson & Kim Gilman
Wednesday Nights 7:00 - 8:45 PM EDT Starting June 9 thru August 25

Each series consists of 4 lessons for $75 or get all 12 for $175. Over the summer learn six essential conventions. They have been critical to our bridge success, and will improve your game too!
Lessons take place in the Shark Bridge Classroom, where you and your partner will bid lots of hands together for practice! (We match up all singles in class.)

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Bridge With Patty

Your Next Steps in Bridge with Patty Tucker & Eli Jolley
Multiple Stand Alone Classes  Starting August 17 thru October 1

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Inducted into the ACBL Hall of Fame in 2019, Patty Tucker is a Grand Life Master, an ACBL Best Practices Teacher/Trainer and an ABTA Master Teacher.
With over 50 years of duplicate bridge experience and over 20 years of teaching experience at all levels, Patty is the unusual mix of expert player and teacher.

Patty has many learning options available. Choose one that fits your needs and style.
Online - Virtual - Self-directed - Self-paced

September 2021

FREE Beginner Bridge Class                

The beginner course is for those that want to learn to play bridge or those that are already playing but want to make sure they have a solid understanding of the modern Standard American bidding system. 

The course has eight 1-1½ hour Zoom lessons. Each lesson has a lecture followed by a Question and Answer period.  Attend as many or as few as you want.  Lesson handouts are emailed to participants before each lesson. Lessons in the course are:

General Concepts
Opening Bids
Response to 1NT Open
Responses to Suit Open
2nd Bids - Part I
2nd Bids - Part II
Takeout X

The Course begins the last week of September and runs for eight consecutive weeks..  The course is being taught on two different days at different times so that people in the different time zones and that work or go to school can attend.  Choose the day and time that best fits your schedule.  Every one of all ages are welcome!

September 28, Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 PM Eastern (NY) Time and
September 30, Thursday evening at 9:00 PM Eastern (NY) Time


The course is being taught by AL Smith, 910-457-6674,  Click to Register