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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
  • Thursday, 1:15†pm: Open Pairs
  • Friday, 9:00 am lesson, 9:30 game: 0-499

Please arrive 15 minutes before starting times†so we can start on time and finish on time. If you are going to be late, please call the Club (33 1790 6856) and the Director may be able to hold your place after game has started.††

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

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.

Monthly Unit Championship
The Monthly Unit Championship is typically held on the fourth Saturday of the month, with a potluck lunch starting at noon, followed by the game at 1:00. The fee is $100 pesos. Club punch cards are not accepted for Unit Games.†Check the Calendar for when a Unit Game is scheduled.

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 in Sol Y Luna's meeting room, west Ajijic. 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 realize 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
  • 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.

Supervised Bridge
Supervised Bridge
Invite your friends to learn bridge

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

https://www.acbl.org/learn/

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

https://www.acbl.org/portfolio/intro-to-bridge/

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.

Calendar
Wed December 6, 2023
Supervised Bridge
LCDBC 1:00 PM
Cost: $100 pesos
Thu December 7, 2023
Open Pairs
LCDBC 1:15 PM
Director: Michael Farebrother
Asst. Director: Neal Hayden
Cost: $100 pesos
Fri December 8, 2023
499er Pairs
LCDBC 9:00 AM
Director: Janet Mitchell
Cost: $100 pesos
Mon December 11, 2023
Open Pairs
LCDBC 1:15 PM
Director: Mike Roney
Cost: $100 pesos
Tue December 12, 2023
Open Pairs
LCDBC 1:15 PM
Director: Andrew Small
Cost: $100 pesos
Wed December 13, 2023
Supervised Bridge
LCDBC 1:00 PM
Cost: $100 pesos
Thu December 14, 2023
Open Pairs
LCDBC 1:15 PM
Director: Michael Farebrother
Asst. Director: Neal Hayden
Cost: $100 pesos
Results
Open Pairs
Director: Neal Hayden
Open Pairs
Director: Lane Galloway
499er Pairs
Director: Janet Mitchell