Columbia Northeast Bridge Club

Membership in Columbia Northeast Bridge Club is $20/year and runs June 1 - May 31.  Please send a check payable to CNEBC to 422 Turkey Point Circle, Columbia, SC 29223 or contact Mary for Venmo information.

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Congratulations to Unit Winners!


Congratulations to the 2021 Unit Winners!  We had three of our members who were the top recipients of these awards!  We are so proud of you for your acheivements!


    Helen Shanbrom         Mini-McKenney    
    Ace of Clubs              
Level   Player Location Points     Player Location Points
 0-5    Ginny Padgett                       Columbia 37.34     Michael Hitchler                       North Augusta 37.96
 5-20    Catherine Beemer Mount Pleasant 51.96     Catherine Beemer Mount Pleasant 54.89
 20-50    Dana Schneider Mount Pleasant 87.93     Dana Schneider Mount Pleasant 87.93
 50-100    Henry Ittleson Green Pond 132.42     Henry Ittleson Green Pond 132.42
100-200    Patti Suggs Columbia 121.16     Toni Elkins Columbia 125.97
 200-300    Ron Cowen Greenville 205.07     Jeannie Freeman Myrtle Beach 208.03
 300-500    Marcia Cowen Greenville   189.73     Marcia Cowen Greenville   190.52
 500-1000    Gary Simonetta Conway    204.60     Gary Simonetta       Conway   235.15
 1000-1500    Paul Mahoney Johns Island 217.36     Paul Mahoney Johns Island 218.90
 1500-2500    Kathryn Kimmerling Blythewood 316.11     Kathryn Kimmerling   Blythewood 362.72
 2500-3500    Mike Smith Charleston 199.70     Lina Clark Ladson 212.25
 3500-5000    Margaret Malaspina
Derrick Niederman
Charleston 309.28     Margaret Malaspina
Derrick Niederman
Charleston 323.06
 5000-7500    Brenda Klinker Mount Pleasant 588.38     Brenda Klinker Mount Pleasant 590.72
 7500-10000    Paul Wright Jr. Mount Pleasant 723.44     Paul Wright Jr. Mount Pleasant     743.76
  Over 10000     Tom Rutledge Charleston      922.69     Tom Rutledge Charleston      926.59



Regular Game Schedule
  • Every day at 12:35 p.m.--there are two games offered (0-399 masterpoint game and an Open game)
  • 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.  Pairs game Face-to-Face at the Club.  You play 12 boards and pay only $4.00.
  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night 12-board game at 6:30 p.m.--one player must have less than 100 masterpoints.  If you plan on playing, call or text Mary (803) 960-7545 by 9:00 a.m. on Tuedays so that she can find everyone a partner and make sure there are enough pairs to play.
  • Thursday Afternoons! at the Club:  Casual Bridge from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Come and socialize, have a mini-bridge lesson, and practice bidding and play of hand.
  • Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Pairs Game at the CNEBC.  Come with or without a partner!   Please RSVP  "YES" to Mary by  Thursday at 9:00 p.m. (803) 960-7545. 
  • Saturdays & Sundays: Play with your favorite partner or with a ROBOT in the 12:35 game.

Have Fun at the Columbia Northeast Bridge Club!

Send your Club Dues NOW!

Your Club dues for 2022-23 should be sent immediately to Mary Joseph.  Make your $20 check payable to the Columbia Northeast Bridge Club (CNEBC) and mail to:

Dr. Mary Joseph

422 Turkey Point Circle

Columbia, SC 29223

Casual Thursdays

Have you missed seeing your friends?  Do you enjoy playing bridge in a relaxed atmosphere?  If you answered yes to both of these questions, come give the Casual Thursday game a try. Invite your friends! Club membership is not required (although proof of vaccination is). 

4:00 p.m.-6:00  pm every Thursday 

Come have fun with us! We want to keep each other safe and healthy, so your vaccination card must be presented upon entry. Bonus! Mini-lesson every session!  Call or text Mary at 803 960-7545 if you have any questions.

Note: No masterpoints are awarded for these games.  They are just for fun!

In case you forgot where it is or haven't been there before the address is:
535-B Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229

The Bridge Club is located inside of Team1 Recreation and Training Center, so look for both signs on the door.

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ACBL Free Guest Membership

Get your first 120 days of membership to ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) for free! Click here to sign up for a new membership.  On rhe second page,  please include 276444 as the ACBL club #, and Mary Joseph as the recruiter.  This membership enables you to play in ACBL club or tournament games, provides access to the online edition of Bridge Bulletin magazine, and enables you to receive ACBL Live and Live for Clubs results via email.

New Face-to-Face Game on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.  0-299 masterpoints


Mark  your calendars to participate in games at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays!  

     * Reduced registration fee (game fee is only $4.00)

    * You play 12 boards

    * All games are for Masterpoints 

 Tuesday game details

  • On Tuesdays at 6:30, one player in each pair must have less than 100 mp.   If you are a member and need a partner, login in and click on the partnership desk and request a partner or call or text Mary Joseph (960-7545).
  • Call or text Mary Joseph by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays if you plan to play and/or if you want her to pair you with an experienced player! 


Club Kudos!

Unit 160 Masterpoint Races

Here's the latest from ACBL masterpoint races in North America.  We are proud to have several winners this year!  

Helen Shanbrom (Ace of Shanbrom)

          0-5 masterpoints   Ginny Padgett (37.34)

          100-200 masterpoints   Patti Suggs (121.16)

Mini McKenney 

           Tony Elkins 125.97

Wondering what it takes to achieve different ranks?  Here's a link for the
rank requirements.


Our Club is One of the Top in the District --Our Motto: "Where Bridge is FUN"

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Our Club is the 4th largest club in South Carolina.  There were 589 tables of bridge players in our club through the end of April .  Additionally, our Club was ranked    11th out of 148 clubs in all of  District 7.  Congratulations to each of you for making this Club the BEST!  

Members and guests continue to say playing bridge at the Columbia Northeast Bridge Club (CNEBC) is challenging...yet FUN!  The CNEBC is committed to having games that are competitive while bringing back and keeping the element of FUN in all of the games.

Bridge Behavior in Virtual Games
Bridge Behavior in Virtual Games


Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behavior is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment. The Columbia Northeast Bridge Club is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. We consider it a fundamental principle that anyone wishing to participate in duplicate bridge should be able to do so in a safe and welcoming environment, and not be subject to less favorable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious or political belief or social class.

This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the virtual bridge table. 

The most significant change in playing virtually verses at the CNEBC is that you must "SELF ALERT" all appropriate bids.  The alert will only be seen by the opponents and not your partner.

  • Post a convention card (if you are not using the SAYC)
  • Play boards within the seven(7) minute time alllocation.  Most of you are finishing boards in less than six (6) minutes!
  • Make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and opponents.  Claim as soon as you know that you have the remaining tricks.
  • Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.
  • Do not engage in private chat messages with your partner when a hand is being played.
  • Do not talk by phone with your partner until the round is completed.  If you suspect that players are "cheating" please notify the Director and an investigation will take place with ACBL. Please note that players caught cheating have suffered severe consequences by ACBL.
  • Enjoy the company as well as the game.

Please remember that it is NOT acceptable to criticize your partner or opponents in the chat box.  Call the director if you note any unacceptable remarks. 

As in all games that are governed by rules and regulations, the CNEBC can block players who show unaccptable behavior from playing at the Club.  There are enough stressors in our life right now...let's keep bridge FUN at the CNEBC. Annoying behavior, embarrassing remarks, or any other negative comments written in the chat box which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A.