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Congratulations to George Mitchell for achieving the new level of Gold Life Master (2500 MP)! Well done George from your Fiddlehead family.


Unit 230 - 2024 Race Leaders

As of May 6 2024

2024 Helen Shanbrom - Ace of Clubs

0-5 Jon Villers

5-20 Kathy Greenbank

100-200 Ruth Hawkes

2500-3500 George Mitchell

5000-7500 George Colter

> 10,000 Garnet Demerchant

2024 Mini McKenney

0-5 Jon Villers

50-100 John McGinnis

100-200 Helen Chenier & Sabina Keenan

500-1000 Cathy & George Thompson

1000-1500 Xiaolun Yi

2500-3500 George Mitchell

5000-7500 George Colter

> 10,000 Garnet Demerchant

2024 Ace of Virtual Clubs

0-5 William Hughes

100-200 Helen Chenier & Sabina Keenan

500-1000 Cathy & George Thompson

1000-1500 Lucille Griffin

> 10,000 Garnet Demerchant


  Welcome to Fiddlehead Bridge Studio
Welcome to Fiddlehead Bridge Studio

Welcome to Fiddlehead Bridge Studio, the friendly place in Fredericton for everything bridge from casual to fully competitive. We have our own facility offering 5 games a week as well as lessons and mentoring by certified instructors.

Partners are needed for our Duplicate Open Pairs games; if you need one, we will make every effort to find you one. Social Bridge and the Mentoring Morning do not require partners. And if bridge wasn’t enough, we have coffee and tea for $.50 (bottomless cup) and treats at every game. Numerous times throughout the year we have luncheons before our games.

Fiddlehead is a non-profit business organization run by a Board of Directors along with the help of many volunteers who keep our club running smoothly. We require everyone to be double vaccinated to enter our facility, masks are optional, but ask that if someone at the table requests masks be worn, please oblige willingly.

Please come join us whether you are a newbie to the game, been away for a while and would like to brush up on your skills, just moved here and want to continue playing bridge – everyone is welcome!  Looking for more information? Please contact me; I’d love to hear from you. You can also find us on Facebook where you can read about the latest on what’s happening at Fiddlehead.

Sharon Nussey
President (

Last updated : 17th May 2023 11:59 EDT

Elevate Your Bridge Skills at Fiddle Head Bridge Studio!

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Join us for the first course in our "Bridge in the 21st Century" series, also known as the Club Series from the renowned author Audrey Grant. This course, "Bidding in the 21st Century," covers all the basics of bidding, including Stayman and Jacoby conventions. Whether you're new to Bridge or a returning student wanting to review and refine your skills, our friendly and experienced instructor, Eileen Tranquilla, will guide you through the essentials in a supportive environment.


Class Details:


  • Start Date: Beginning Saturday, June 1, 2024

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Number of Classes: 8

  • Cost: $90 for Fiddle Head Bridge Studio Members | $110 for Non-Members | $15 per Individual Class

  • Instructor: Eileen Tranquilla


Why Join?


  • Foundational Learning: As the entry point into our series, "Bidding in the 21st Century" offers a comprehensive introduction to bidding techniques, essential for any serious Bridge player.

  • Ideal for All Levels: This course is perfect for beginners starting their Bridge journey and repeat students looking to solidify their bidding skills.

  • Convenient Schedule: Begin your Bridge education on Saturday, June 1, 2024, with classes held on convenient weekend mornings.


Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your Bridge skills in a welcoming and supportive environment. Secure your spot today and prepare to excel at your next Bridge game!

For more information and to register, contact Eileen Tranquilla at (506) 463-2385 or email


Last updated : 18th May 2024 12:08 EDT
  GAMES SCHEDULE (as of May 2024)

Monday – Open Pairs 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Partner required)

Tuesday – Open Pairs 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Partner required)

Tuesday – Social Bridge 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | For more info contact Drew Steeves

Wednesday – Open Pairs 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Partner required)

Thursday – Open Pairs 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Partner required)

Friday – 299er Open Pairs 9:30 AM -12:30 AM (Began in September 2022, NO partner required; players with fewer than 300 ACBL masterpoints or Non-ACBL members)

Last updated : 19th May 2024 09:58 EDT
  Educational Opportunities

Bridge Mentoring Wednesday 9:30, for more information contact Lorna Johnson

Beginning Bridge Saturday 9:00-11:00, for more information contact Eileen Tranquilla

Last updated : 8th May 2023 19:28 EDT
  2024 New Board of Directors

FBS Board of Directors 2024

President: Sharon Nussey

Vice President: Peter Coates

Treasurer: Brian Hannon

Secretary: Marg Routledge

Member at Large: Peter Feero

Last updated : 19th May 2024 09:50 EDT
  How to request a partner at Fiddlehead

Several people have commented that it's hard to find the "find a partner" feature on our web site. Here is a way that works.

Sign in to the Fiddlehead web site.

Click on "Members Only" on the right near the top

A new page pops up with a tab near the top left labelled "Find a partner".

Scroll down in the lower section to find the date(s) you are interested in.

Check the "PR" Box for the dates you wish to play and check other boxes above with your contact information.

Finally, remember to click the "Confirm" button at the top to update your wishes.

Last updated : 13th Aug 2022 09:06 EDT
  How to register for games

The tab "Bookings" gives a list of all players registered at the moment for each date. At the top left is a note to use Calendar to make a booking. There are actually two Calendar tabs "Calendar" and "Calendar Month".

You must now use "Calendar Month" to make a booking.

1. Use the left and right arrows at the top of the monthly calendar to get to the month you want

2. Mouse over the date you are interested in and a box saying "Booking Required" will pop up for games not already played

3. Click on the little calendar in the box and a listing of those registered will appear along with a space for your Fiddlehead sign in credentials

4. Fill in your credentials and click "check" at the bottom of the box.

5. Your name will appear and space to add your partner's name and an option to choose a preferred direction 

6. Click on the appropriate tab at the bottom to add or remove a booking, to remember your login or to cancel if nothing needs changing

7. We have removed the wait -listing option. Please keep checking to see if you can register within the max of 22 pairs.

Last updated : 31st Dec 2021 22:22 AST
21st May 2024
Social Bridge
At the Club 6:30 PM
22nd May 2024
Bridge Mentoring
At the club 9:30 AM
Director: Lorna Johnson
22nd May 2024
Evening Pairs
At the club
6:30-9:30 PM
Morning Pairs
Director: E. Tranquilla
Afternoon Pairs Club Championship
Director: Dave Baird
Flash Mob Swiss Teams Club Championship
Director: George Mitchell