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Welcome to Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club

Current Game Schedule

  • Monday, 1:15†pm: Open Pairs
  • Tuesday, 1:15†pm: Open Pairs
  • Wednesday, 10:00†am Beginner†Lessons†(check calendar)
  • Wednesday, 1:15 pm Supervised Bridge
  • Thursday, 1:15†pm: Open Pairs
  • Friday, 9:00 am lesson, 9:30 game: Non Life Masters
  • Friday, 1:15†pm: Open Pairs

Please arrive 15 minutes before starting times.††

Partners may be available if you need one, but please use the "Find a Partner" or "Contact Us" feature (in the menu at the left of this page) to look for a partner before you come to the club.

The fee for regular games at the club is $100 pesos for members who are current with their dues, $120 pesos for non-members. Special games (charity games, club championships, etc.) may have an additional fee.

Members may purchase a punch-card good for seven games for $600 pesos.

Please do not come to the club if you have any communicable illness, such as a cold or flu-like symptoms, no matter how mild, and certainly not if you have tested positive for Covid-19. Masks are optional. We are no longer checking for proof of vaccination.

Please try to arrive 15 minutes before game time so we can start on time and finish on time.

Club Appreciation Games
Keep an eye on the calendar for the upcoming Club Appreciation Games.† These games award extra masterpoints without having an increased entry fee.

Monthly Unit Championship
The Monthly Unit Championship will be held on Saturdays. We will have a potluck lunch starting at noon, followed †by game time†at 1:00. The fee is $100 /$120 pesos† †member/non-member.

The next Unit Championship is scheduled for Saturday, March 25--Theme: †Asian

Your Board has been focused on attracting novice and former members to play in our open games. We want to remind everyone that bridge is a game of respect for all, regardless of experience. Please remember the "play nice" guidelines as posted on our bulletin board. Many thanks.

Come Play Bridge!
The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club cordially invites all those interested in playing bridge to visit us and enjoy the fun of bridge.

The club is located on the Carreterra in Riberas del Pilar on Lake Chapala between Momís Deli and the Maskaras Clinic. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons with games starting at 1:15 and ending before 5:00. Friday mornings feature a short lesson and a beginner game at 9:15. The doors usually open about 12:30 for afternoon games and 8:30 for Friday morning games so come by, say hi and make some new friends.

Donít know how to play the greatest card game ever invented? No problem! The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club offers lessons for beginners and intermediates. Our friendly instructors will make you feel at home and have you playing in no time. Wednesday afternoons (November-March) starting at 1:15 are a great time to get your feet wet when the club offers lessons and supervised play. Come join us and have some fun.

What do Churchill, Sharif, Gates and Buffett have in common?
They are well-known bridge devotees together with Dwight Eisenhower, Mahatma Ghandi, Deng Xiao Ping, Agatha Christie, Oprah Winfrey, Woody Allen, and Martina Navratilova.

The most challenging mental sport, bridge is a game of skill, concentration and infinite possibilities. Itís part science, part math, part logic, part reason and embodies cooperation, problem solving and has even been linked to higher test scores among children. It is an easy game to learn, a hard game to master and you donít have to be an expert to enjoy it.

Millions of people worldwide play at home, in clubs or on-line. Many advance to tournaments or ďduplicateĒ bridge to enjoy its social competitive aspects.

The medical profession is only now coming to realise that, as people are tending to live longer. Remain mentally fit may be as important as maintaining their levels of physical fitness. More and more often chess, bridge, backgammon and crossword puzzles are being cited as excellent activities for keeping the brain exercised and stalling the onset of Alzheimerís disease and other dementias.

Bridge provides an excellent mechanism to improve a playerís:

  • Logical thinking skills
  • Mathematical ability
  • Memory
  • Teamwork
  • Social skills
  • Concentration
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving ability, and
  • Inferential reasoning

Bridge is one of the few games played today by people of all ages and nationalities.

Contact Us if you have a questions.

Boyce's Bridge Class

Lessons every Monday at noon.

Following the lesson will be Monday's regularly scheduled game at 1:15pm

Invite your friends to learn bridge

On the new ACBL website is a great resource for learning our great game:

In addition, some opportunities are coming up in the next few weeks for a series of beginner classes on Zoom:

Be sure to share these with your friends who have thought about learning to play bridge and haven't gotten around to it yet.

Gracious Players

Our club practices zero tolerance as well as having a scent-free policy. Please come wearing no perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, etc.†Gracious player guidelines are posted in the club. We ask all players to bear them in mind to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone.

Please click to view Best Behavior at Bridge.

Mon March 27, 2023
Open Pairs with Class @12:00
Director: Lane Galloway
Cost: $100 pesos
Tue March 28, 2023
Open Pairs
Director: Andrew Small
Cost: $100 pesos
Wed March 29, 2023
Beginner Lessons 10:00 -12:00
LCDBC 10:00 AM
Cost: $100 pesos
Wed March 29, 2023
Supervised Bridge Lessons
Thu March 30, 2023
Open Pairs
Director: Andrew Small
Cost: $100pesos
Fri March 31, 2023
499er Pairs
Director: Janet Mitchell
Cost: $100 pesos
Fri March 31, 2023
Open Pairs
LCBC 1:15
Director: Mike Roney
Cost: $100
Unit Championship
Director: Mike Roney
Sanction: L2303205A
499er Pairs
Director: Janet Mitchell
Open Pairs
Director: Andrew Small