Columbia Northeast Bridge Club
Release 2.19p

All the fluorescent lights are being changed to LED lights.

Alrighty now... we will ALL have incredible lighting to see our cards, each other, and even the smallest piece of dust.

It's another incredible upgrade for our Bridge Club!


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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.

Club Kudos!


Judy Sternberg achieved the rank of NABC Master in May.  Congratulations Judy!

There's Good News During Covid.

Congratulations to each of the following members who achieved goals in the month of June!

  • Junior Master  Debra Stayner
  • Club Master  Teresa Donelan
  • Club Master  Leelee Hess
  • Regional Master  Patti Suggs
  • Silver Life Master  Craig Smith

Congratulations to others listed below who attained their new rankings within the last 9 months.  We hope to continue to add new names to the list at the end of each month!  Great job everyone!

Junior Master (5 mp)

  • Teresa Donelan
  • Jairaj Prashad
  • Debra Stayner

Club Master (20 mp)

  • Joe Culler
  • Richard Cunliffe
  • Teresa Donelan
  • Peter Graham
  • Leelee Hess
  • Madeline Long
  • Robin Norcia
  • Velma Pruitt

Sectional Master (50 mp with at least 10 black and 5 silver)

  • Ellen Brown
  • Toni Elkins
  • Irene Jablon
  • Loretta McPherson
  • Sally McWilliams
  • Melissa Meadows
  • Sandra Poliakoff
  • Karen Replogle

Regional Master (100 mp with at least 15 black, 15 silver, 5 red/gold/platinum)

  • Carol Buckley
  • Susan Des Portes
  • Gwynne Dilday
  • Linda Mitchell
  • Nancy Morris
  • Gail Morrison
  • Vicki Strasler
  • Patti Suggs

NABC (200 mp with at least 20 black, 25 silver, 5 red/gold/platinum)

  • Kathy Belknap
  • Jim Bull

Advanced NABC Master (300 mp with at least 50 black, 50 silver, 50 red/gold/platinum.  At least 25 must be gold/platinum)

  • Leslie Eiser
  • Dick Swanson

Silver Life Master (A Life Master with 1000 mp, At least 200 are silver/red/gold/platinum)

  • Ginny Chianelli
  • Craig Smith
"Where Bridge is FUN"

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Thanks to each of you who continue to help grow this Club. There are 24 people in the second Basic Bridge Class!  Congrats to all who are making bridge a FUN part of you life!

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.