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Ellis 805 807 1152

Margie 310 422 9330

Barry Sussman 973 632 1652








July Newsletter.

Here we are 15 months and counting since the beggining of the pandemic which closed down our clubs and kept us all in doors.

Costa Mesa Bridge club like many others is beggining to reopen live games. For now its 3 days per week nad eventually we intend to open a full schedule including Open and Limited games.

Looking back over the past year from the perspective of the club and our local bridge communitty I set us some pretty stiff goals, the most important of which was to keep our local bridge communitty intact as far as it was possibly in my control.

My secondary goal was to give every local player that wanted a place to play locally. A third but no less important goal was to make sure every local club owner in 515/513 got paid, and along the way we also made sure that 538 and 525 units got paid as well.

The ancillarary target was to keep the ACBL afloat.

Lets see how we did at those particular targets.

Table counts for the combined games over the last 15 months, Just a little shy of 7000 tables. That certainly kept our communitty intact and playing locally. 

Local clubs apart from Costa Mesa Bridge club have recieved $30,000 dollars.

The local units 513 515 525 and 538 have recieved $16,000 dollars

The ACBL has recieved in excess of $14,000 dollars.And along the way we have helped raise over $15,000 dollars for various charities.

Looking back on this past year and all the hard times we endured with the loss of good friends , I am thankful to have been part of what has been a stellar communal effort.

Now we look to new goals first and foremost is resarting the live games, and secondly helping to grow the game locally by bringing in new players.

We are planning new lessons and new begginers courses and hopefully we will see our games grow. For the moment I will keep online games going for as long as there is demand.

But I would really like to see everyone at the club.




In order to play in our game you must have registered on BBO and have BB$ in your account.Do not Forget to update your ACBL Number on BBO

If you have never played in Costa Mesa Bridge Club online or not played in the 515 clubs for awhile, you will also have to mail me your BBO user name,so I can add you to my list of players.

You can email me on  or text me on 805 807 1152

If you have never used BBO or just want to update yourself  here  is a list of things you need to do.

I Suggest strongly viewing the tutorials  at this link.

Also how to sign up in General and a brief overview


It will be helpfull if you make sure vacb257840 is on your friends list ( that is my directors user name)

  1. Our private games are held at  LINK  
  2. If you are a member of BBO, Log on, or click "Register"
  3. Add funds with the "BB$" button
  4. go back to the original BBO homepage
  5. close the BB$ box and click "HOME"
  6. choose "COMPETITIVE"
  7. select "ACBL VIRTUAL CLUBS", 
  8. look for COSTA MESA 515 games (CLUB # VACB257840) or use the search bar above for Costa Mesa).  Games are listed 2-hours before the game time 
  9. Add yourself and partner, or find one at "Partnership Desk

       (both partners need to be logged on at the same time to register