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Click on Information in the menu above to see the weekly and monthly game schedule. Click on Calendar for specific dates and times.

Bridge Classes

Do you want to learn to play bridge?  Contact Us, and a certified bridge teacher will talk with you about our programs.  See additional information in the Bridge Education menu item (upper left corner.

HBC will offer a free Beginner Bridge course on Monday evenings starting on January 17th 2022. The course will last six weeks and registration is now open. See the attached flyer for further information & registration details.

Beginner Bridge.pdf

HBC will also offer two BB3 (Popular Conventions) courses starting in January 2022. See the flyer below for further information and registration procedures.

BB3 Jan21.pdf

Bridge Pearls to Master

Bridge Pearls to "Master" workshops will be held from 9:00 - 11:30 AM on the second Friday each month, except for summer vacation in July & August and over the December holidays. The next Pearls workshops is TBD pending the club re-opening post COVID-19. Check this space in the future for more details.  

 

Welcome to Harrisburg Bridge Club
Upcoming Game Schedule

♠ Extra point games are shown below in red   

We are open for face-to-face bridge. All players are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and must show the corresponding vaccine card the first time they play. Masks are suggested but optional. All games this week are extra point Unit games and the entry fee is $8, except as noted. Here's the schedule:

* Monday December 6th - open & 0-500 pairs at 12:30 PM; and 0-50 pairs at 6:30 PM 
* Tuesday December 7th - open & 0-750 pairs at 12:30 PM (mini-lesson at 11:45 AM); and 0-1500 pairs at 7:00 PM
* Wednesday December 8th - 0-300 & 0-50 pairs at 12:30 PM (mini-lesson at 11:45 AM)

* Thursday December 9th - open & 0-500 pairs at 12:30 PM
* Saturday December 11th - open and 0-750 pairs after HBC Annual Meeting (approximately 12:30 PM); advance registration required - game is free to all club members

The schedule for virtual South Central PA Bridge Club games is available on the Bridge Boardroom website (www.bridgeboardroom.com).

Tuesday Mini Lessons
Tuesday Mini Lessons

Starting on October 26th, HBC will offer a mini-lesson at 11:45 AM every Tuesday prior to the 12:30 open & 0-750 games. These lessons, which will be led by Midge Sobolewski and others, will emphasize the thinking behind common bidding & playing situations. A hand will be bid, played, discussed and analyzed. So, come & join fellow players who want to improve their game, and then stay and play in one of the subsequent 12:30 games.

August 6th Message from HBC President Jim Boyer

      The Harrisburg Bridge Club will remain open for Face 2 Face Bridge and we are adding back our Monday Open and 0-500 games at 12:30 PM beginning this Monday, August 9th. Remember we also have the 0-200 game at 6:30 PM Monday night for our newer players. 

      You will receive an email with the full Face 2 Face schedule on Sunday.

      In regard to our mask policy, Cumberland County and the surrounding Counties have recently moved to a Substantial state of transmission. CDC guidelines continue to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks indoors, but neither the CDC nor the State has issued a mask mandate for vaccinated people. I have received equal amounts of input on the issue from our Members both for and against mask wearing. At our Thursday afternoon game, about a fourth of those who attended wore masks. All in attendance were comfortable with wearing/not wearing masks.

            Mask wearing is a personal choice and our policy will continue to support that choice. You MUST be vaccinated to play in the Club. Masks will remain optional for vaccinated players. If you forgot your mask at home, we have disposable masks available for you at the Seller’s desk.

New Rank Achievements

Regional Master

    Darius Kapadia

Advanced NABC Master

     Paul Sekula

Silver Life Master

     Ian Milnes 

Gold Life Master

     Jeanne Gehret 

 

Annual Meeting, Lunch & Games
Annual Meeting, Lunch & Games

HBC will hold its Annual Meeting, with lunch and open & 0-750 games following the meeting, on Saturday December 11th. This event is free to all HBC members. Awards will be presented at the meeting and new members will be elected to the Club's Board of Governors. Additionally, Bill Young & Debbie Hoveland will return to prepare the meal. Advance registration is required (either by email, phone, or signing the sheet at the Club) so that we can ensure we have enough food for all participants. 

 

Results
Wednesday Afternoon 0-300 & 0-50 Pairs
Director: Timothy LeVan
Tuesday Afternoon Open & 0-750 Pairs
Director: Timothy LeVan
Tuesday Evening 0-1500 Pairs
Director: Carol Greecher