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If you need a partner for our duplicate bridge games, contact Beth Paul at 503-709-9416

Welcome to Gainesville Bridge Club
Alzheimer Fund-raiser

Despite the corona virus pandemic, our club, once again, raised an amazing amount of money for
Alzheimer’s research: $10,483.79. That is more than $2,000 higher than last year. One person deserves
the most credit for this achievement: Joan Williams. Joan singlehandedly raised $5,754.79. She made
face masks, held an art auction of her own paintings, and sold 73 raffle tickets! The club responded to
an email plea to buy raffle tickets when we could not sell them normally. The checks came pouring in
from so many of you. We did not sell all 300 raffle tickets but pretty darn close. You all are the best!!

Virtual General Membership Meeting

A general membership meeting will be held by Zoom on July 9, at 4pm. This is a regular meeting and I hope everyone can attend. We have a few matters to discuss and two items for voting. However, the voting will not take place at the meeting. You will be receiving (by email) a 2 question Google Form after the meeting for voting on the two items. Here is the Zoom information. You do not have to download the program, but you can -- it is free.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking this link

Meeting ID: 841 9434 5892

Password: 479498


BBO Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Pairs No Central FLA -- BBO 

  • Monday 7:30pm Open Section, Start Time --- 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 1:15, 299er and Open Sections. Start time --- 1:15pm
  • Thursdays 1:15pm, Open Section. Start time --- 1:15pm
  • Read complete information at BBO Online
  • If you have any questions, please contact Eric Taylor or Mary Ann McIntyre.
  • Contact Beth Paul for partnership help. 
  • More help
Congratulations Raffle Winner
Joan calling Mr. Ferguson with the good news.

The drawing for the $1000 Visa gift card was held on Tuesday evening at Mary Ann's house. One of Joan's ticket sales was the winner --- Homer Ferguson. Homer and Amanda purchased 5 raffle tickets and bid on four of Joan's paintings during the auction. They were successful in being the high bidder on three and had a hot auction going on for two paintings. The successful in and out bidding forced the sale up on the other two raising even more money for the Alzheimer's Association. Good job Amanda and Homer.

Winner - Homer Ferguson from Pinehurst, North Carolina. Homer is the Minister of Music at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Southern Pines and Amanda is a nurse at First Health Hospital, Pinehurst. They are the parents of the adorable children, Ella, Eva and Ashton. Congratulations.

Over the years many fine people have played bridge with us in Gainesville. As our friends get older, move away or become ill we often lose track of them, but never stop caring for their well-being.

We have recently lost these fine members.

Greg Erdos passed away June 19, 2020 after an extended illness. Link to obituary

Jane Weatherby passed away June 7, 2020. Eric Taylor recalls making Life Master while playing with her several years ago.

We lost Mike Bean (who played with Mary Newsome) on May 20, 2020. His obituary -- The funeral is May 30 (this Saturday).

Mary Bird passed away April 24, 2020. Here is a link to her obiturary --

Our sympathies are with their families for we know what happens when we die --- the ones who love us will miss us.

All Bridge in Buildings Cancelled For Now

All churches and Senior Living Centers are closed due to the Coronavirus. No onsite bridge games can meet at these places. GBC will notify you at least two weeks in advance when we start to hold games again. Until then, play online with BBO. Contact Eric Taylor for more information.

Changes In Rank

Congratulations to Gainesville Bridge Players who advanced in rank in May:

NEW SECTIONAL MASTERS Elizabeth M Lee Gainesville FL US
GBC General Meeting

The minutes for the General Membership meeting of ♠October 14 2019 are linked here.

Questions or Problems?

Please send comments and suggestions to Joyce Thompson (

User Guide
User Guide

We have created a user guide to help you navigate around this web site.  Please let us know if you have suggestions for us to improve this document.

Beyond Beginning Bridge Using 2/1

Beginning Bridge Classes will be online until further notice.


July 3, 2020
Director: Mary Ann McIntyre
Wednesday Morning Pairs
Director: Mary A McIntyre
ACBL membership
Director: Ronald Schoenau