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Congrats to the following members who have achieved new Masterpoint Rankings:

Andrew Perry - Silver Life Master

Congrats from your Fiddlehead Family


Unit 230 - 2020 Race Leaders


Congratulation from your Fiddlehead Family!

2022 Helen Shanbrom - Ace of Clubs

0-5 Eunice You

20-50 Ruth Hawkes

200-300 George & Cathy Thompson

2500-3500 Lorna Johnson

5000-7000 Mary Cotter

> 10,000 Garnet Demerchant

2022 Mini McKenney

0-5 Eunice You

20-50 Ruth Hawkes

200-300 George & Cathy Thompson

300-500 Sharon Nussey

2500-3500 Lorna Johnson

5000-7000 Mary Cotter

> 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 : 2nd Dec 2022 13:54 AST
  How to Compete over 1 NT Workshop

You know you want to bid something but what after opposition opens 1NT.  Come to this workshop below at Fiddlehead Bridge Studio and find the answers


Competing against their 1NT opening - in the direct and balancing positions

Date: January 27th

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cost: $10

Instructor: Sharon Cupples


Last updated : 22nd Jan 2023 15:30 AST
  President's December 2022 Update


Greetings Fiddlehead Members;

 It has been a while since my last update and a lot has been happening at your club.   Please read right to the end as there is lots of information contained.

 December 1st  is upon us  – what used to be the official start of the holiday season, but now it seems to start even before Halloween. The club room has been decorated and we have a committee headed by Melanie Wood actively planning the Christmas Luncheon on Thursday December 15th beginning with a Meet and Greet at 11:00. Punch, soups, salads, rolls and desserts will be available, kindness of members who love to cook!  Please join us for the festivities.  In lieu of a gift exchange this year, the committee would like those attending to bring a cash donation to the Food Bank. With the high cost of living in Fredericton there are many of our neighbours who are struggling, A donation basket will be on the Director’s desk. Door prizes of free plays and free memberships will be drawn.

 For those of you not in attendance we had an extremely successful Ed Griffin Memorial Luncheon and Game at the end of October. Thanks to Marg Routledge and her committee as well as Mike Wood for the very gracious talk about Ed..  $2,000 was collected that week which was presented to Hospice House by our Treasurer Mike Whelton. A huge thank-you to all who donated.

 Our Educational opportunities are continuing.  Lorna’s Mentoring on Wednesday morning is an overwhelming success.  Come with your partner or by yourself at 9:30.  Eileen is teaching Play of the Hand now continuing through December, then it is Defense starting in January. Both Lorna and Eileen’s contact information is on the Welcome Page of our Website if you would like more information from either of them.  Sharon Cupples will be offering some workshops beginning in January.  If there is a topic you would like her to cover please speak to her directly.  We are very lucky to have these 3 ladies providing our members with these learning experiences.

 The Sunday social bridge game has been cancelled, but Tuesday is still operating.  Drew Steeves has taken over for Dave Baird while he is away this winter.  If you have family or friends who play bridge and would like a night out please let them know about Tuesday evening at 6:30.

Our Facebook page continues to receive numerous views. Andrew Perry is doing a great job keeping the page alive and current.  Please visit frequently, like and share as often as you can.

The defibrillator we bought a couple of years ago has now been brought back to the club.  A new battery pack has been purchased and we will be offering training in the new year. The membership voted for this purchase so we hope that members will take the training so we can have at least 1 person per game who is familiar with its operation.

 2023 Memberships are now available still at the bargain price of $20.00.  There is a form on the website which can be printed and sent to Suzanne along with a cheque.  You can e-transfer your membership fee to  The security question is “In what city if Fiddlehead Bridge Studio located?  Answer: Fredericton.

 Looking for a unique Christmas present for that hard to buy for person on your list.  The prints that the late Joyce Dalton donated to the club are available  for $5.00.  These are unique sketches of all things New Brunswick.  If you are interested please see someone on the Board or a Director.

With December 1st comes the need for 2 new people to sign  up for the start up and clean up for our games on Monday and Thursday. It is not a big task but we do need 2 people to be sure the tasks get done, particularly Thursday clean up when we need to have the floors swept. Most of us have not put on our winter boots yet, but we are bringing in lots of dirt on the bottom of our shoes.  Please wipe you shoes vigorously on the mats before coming into the bridge room which  will help a lot to keep the grit down to a minimum. 

Masks continue to be  optional but encouraged. The board asks everyone to resume hand sanitation between each round.  Remember if you do not feel well please stay home and if you have a cold but feel well, please wear a mask to protect those around you.

 We are projecting a small loss for 2022, but with table numbers increasing lately we anticipate a brighter 2023.

 On behalf of the Board of Directors and our Manager Carol Airst, I wish you the very best of the holiday season.  We hope to see you at the bridge table whenever you can play. We thank those  of you who have volunteered  in any capacity during this past year.   We need everyone to take a turn  to keep our club going.

 Sharon Nussey




Last updated : 9th Dec 2022 09:38 AST
  GAMES SCHEDULE (as of November 2022)

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

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

Tuesday – Social Bridge 6:30 -9:30, for more info contact David Baird

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

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

Last updated : 22nd Nov 2022 19:06 AST
  Educational Opportunities

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

Play of the Hand Friday 9:00-11:00, for more information contact Eileen Tranquilla

Last updated : 9th Dec 2022 09:41 AST
  2022 New Board of Directors

FBS Board of Directors 2022

President: Sharon Nussey

Vice President: Dave Baird

Treasurer: Mike Whelton

Secretary: Suzanne Leonfellner

Member at Large: Bob Gamble

Last updated : 29th Apr 2022 10:49 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
30th January 2023
Afternoon Pairs
At the Club 1-4 PM
Director: Brian Hannon
31st January 2023
Morning Pairs
At the Club
9:30 -12:30 AM
Director: David Baird
31st January 2023
Social Bridge
At the Club 6:30 PM
Afternoon Pairs
Director: Mike Wood
Bridge Mentoring
Director: Dave Baird
Morning Pairs
Director: Dave Baird