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Unit 230 - 2019 Winners

And the 2019 Fiddlehead Winners are!!

2019 Helen Shanbrom - Ace of Clubs


5-20 Pat Murray

20-50 Joanne Thomson

500-1000 Dave Halliday

2500-3500 Mike Wood

5000 -7500 George Colter


2019 Mini McKenney


20-50 Joanne Thomson

500-1000 Dave Halliday

2500-3500 Mike Wood

5000-7500 George Colter

Congratulations to everyone.


Bridge Classes - Defense - 8 weeks

Defense in 21st Century 

8 Fridays starting Friday, January 24th, 9:30 - 11:30 am

This is an Audrey Grant course.

Fee: $80 full course or $12 per lesson

Contact: Eileen Tranquilla, 463-2385 or email: or sign-up on the club bulletin board

Competitive Bidding: Responding to Overcalls

Workshop - Responding to a one-level major suit overcall

When: Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 1-3:30 pm

Instructor: Sharon Cupples

Cost: $12.00

The workshop will touch on the folllowing areas:
- what your partner is promising for his overcall;
- how you respond with a fit, 
    when you are weak and, 
    when you are strong;
- how to respond, including pass, when you don't have a fit;
- what a jump bid means;
- when your response is forcing and when it isn't;
- overcall's subsequent responses, including pass.

Sign-up sheet at the club.

For more information:


New memberships and renewals for 2020

New memberships and renewals are on sale now.

Please pickup and fillout the form from the cabinet near the director's desk.

If there is no change from last year, we need only your name. Please fill in whole form.

Place the form with your payment attached with a paperclip in the membership box. 

Amnesty ends January 31st. Starting February 1st past members who have not renewed will have to pay the non-member fee $10.

Play and Learn Bridge

Every Tuesday from 1-3:30pm

Are you looking to refresh your bridge skills or to practise what you have just learned?

The club has an experienced teacher and player who is there to answer your questions after you play a hand. The play is very casual and relaxed and geared towards helping you learn more about this fascinating game.  You do not need a partner to attend.

The cost is $5/session.

All bridge players are welcome.

I'm not having a good game today because... [0007]

[1]...because I'm not getting any points.

Your reason means you are thinking that you are playing rubber, social or chicago style bridge or you don't understand how you succeed at duplicate.

At duplicate, you're trying to get your best score at your table - compared - to all the other pairs that played this board from the same direction as you. Your goal is too win more points than the other pairs or lose fewer points than the other pairs that played this board from the same direction as you. Learning how to do that is what makes duplicate the most challenging bridge game. 

[2]...because I didn't make my bid.

If you go back and read "I hate Notrump [0006]", you will see that not making your contract can be a good result. Getting upset over an outcome on any board, may affect your outcome on one or more succeeding boards. Getting upset at a bridge result (called resulting) is like getting yips at golf or going on tilt at poker. It will affect your overall score far more than any single bad board you might have. So don't do it.

Unless you're a "real good" player who can remember where all the cards were and can figure out in your head what the best result for that board was, there is no reason to get upset. Don't even get disappointed.

You can't know how your performance on any board compares to how all the other pairs that played this board from the same direction as you. 

Here's what you should do: 
For every board, you should record how well you think you did. Then after the game you should see how accurately you guessed your results for each board by looking at the actual results online.

Make it simple: 
Do you think you scored worse than most, better than almost everyone or the same as or better than most everyone else on that board? Use whatever coding system you want. A simple coding system might be: W=worse, B=better and A=average or same as. Write this code beside your score on your scorecard. Then compare your guess to the actual results online.

You may be surprised by how many times you guessed wrong. Each time you guessed wrong proves that you can't always tell how well you did on any board.

Need a Partner?


Visitors and First Time Players  - Please contact Mary Lou Foreman at or call 459-8802 if you need a partner

Members -  Please use the partnership page to find a partner or use the sign-up sheet at the club

Events Calendar

Please read this schedule before booking meetings etc.

Every Monday 1-4 PM Duplicate Pairs

Every Tuesday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Duplicate Pairs

Every Tuesday 1-3:30 PM Play & Learn Bridge

Every Tuesday 6:30 PM-9:30 PM Duplicate Pairs

Every Wednesday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM 99 or fewer Pairs

Every Thursday 1-4 PM Duplicate Pairs

Fridays 9:30-11:30 AM - Learn to Play Bridge (Check calendar)


Membership and Playing Fees

Membership forms for 2020 are now available at the club.  Membership fees are $20.00.

Player fees for members are $5.00 per game. Players who are not members may play two times at the member rate, then pay the non-member rate of $10.00 per game for additional games.

Out of town guests always pay the members rate.

Playing fees noted above are for regular games only. Special game such as Swiss Teams and STaC events will have slightly higher fees which are decided by the BoD in consultation with the Club Manager.


2017 Audited Financial Statements

Please click on the MEMBERS ONLY tab above to access the September 2016 and April 2017 AGM minutes as well as the 2017 Audited Financial Statements for the Fiddlehead Bridge Studio. The tabs are on the bottom left of your screen. Files are in a PDF format so you will require the proper reader to view them This can easily be downloaded from the internet.

27th January 2020
Afternoon Pairs
1-4 PM
Director: Mike Wood
28th January 2020
Morning Pairs
9:30 -12:30 AM
Director: Dave Baird
28th January 2020
Play and Learn Bridge
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Director: Eileen Tranquilla
Afternoon Pairs
Director: RA Fisher
99 or fewer MPs
Director: Marg Routledge
Morning Pairs
Director: Dave Baird