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Welcome to Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club
Game Schedule

October 2019

You have a chance to win one gold point when you win a section top at the club.

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21 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er Pairs ($50 pesos)
22 Tue 1:30 PM Jane Johnson Club Appreciation Open Pairs ($55 pesos)
  Conditions of Contest  81.8% sectional rating black points!
24 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($50 pesos)
25 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($50 pesos)
25 Fri 1:30 PM Charity Open Pairs ($70 pesos)
26 Sat 1:00 PM Unit Championship (L1910205A) ($50 pesos)

28 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er Pairs ($50 pesos)
29 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($50 pesos)
31 Thu 1:30 PM ACBL-Wide Instant Matchpoint Game w. Booklet ($110 pesos)
  Conditions of Contest  Section 1st = 1 Gold point and 81.8% sectional rating!
  Special Game Results  Special game overall results will be posted here early next month.

Don't Forget to PLAY NICE!

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 Mom’s Deli and the Maskaras Clinic. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons with games starting at 1:30 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.

Don’t 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 1:30 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, Buffett have in common?
What do Churchill, Sharif, Gates, 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. It’s 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 don’t 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 “duplicate” 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 Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Bridge provides an excellent mechanism to improve a player’s:

  • 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.


Our dear Charlie Klestadt passed away on October 17.  Our bridge club, Cruz Roja, Lakeside Charities Grant Program and the entire community will remember him every time something good happens at Lakeside. He was the face of charity, always receiving donations with a gracious thank you. He was a wonderful opponent at the bridge table. A memorial is planned in December. Donations in his memory can be sent to Grant Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities, 2163 Lima Loop, 71450, Laredo, TX 78045.

Special Message

Feeling achy? Got a cough? Sneezing? Please stay home.


Gracious Players

Our club practices zero tolerance as well as having a scent-free policy. Please come wearing no perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, etc.

As well, 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.


24th October 2019
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Bill Heim
Cost: $50 pesos
25th October 2019
299er Pairs
9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game
Director: Stephen Segall
Cost: $50 pesos
25th October 2019
Charity Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Mike Roney
Cost: $70 pesos
Jane Johnson Club Appreciation Open Pairs
Director: Lew Crippen
Open/299er Pairs
Director: Janet Mitchell
299er Pairs
Director: Stephen Segall