Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
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Welcome to Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
Our Mission Statement

To provide a home for friendly, competitive bridge in a community of new to highly skilled players. 

AGM 2023

2023 AGM -- Wednesday, June 14th   

  Mix & Mingle @ 5:30 pm   Meeting @ 6:15 pm   OPEN Stratified Game @ 7:00pm  

HYBRID Games @ MObridge

HYBRID Games -- Something new @ MObridge

On Friday, June 9th, both of MObridge’s BBO games will be Hybrid games, where players can also come to the Club to play on BBO.  The purpose of providing the option for in-person play at the Club is to give BBO players the opportunity to come to the Club, socialize with other BBO players and be a part of MObridge.

Some details for in person players: 

  • Please pre-register for the game (or games!) you want to play in by email to brucedanielrichards@gmail.com on or before June 7th.  We need to have an idea of numbers for the snacks, lunch and refreshments (described below).
  • Bring a fully-charged laptop, ipad or other device suitable for play on BBO.  This is still a BBO game, played online even though you are at the Club.  Bring a charger.  The MObridge wifi login will be made available.
  • Arrive at the Club by 9:30am for the 10:00am 0-200 game and 12:45pm for the 1:15pm 0-1000 game.
  • There will be timbits and coffee before the 0-200 game, a light lunch between the games and refreshments after the 0-1000 game.
  • After the 0-200 game there will a zoom call with post-game hand analysis by Danielle Gosselin.
  • No need for both players in a partnership to be at the Club.
  • No charge other than usual BBO fees.

Please join us in this experiment!


SWISS Events/Shuffle & Play @ MObridge

We will be running a F2F Swiss on the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month @ 7:00pm.

That places MAY's F2F Swiss on Wednesday, May 31st.

Come out and join us.

Pre-registration not required however there will be a sign-up sheet at the Club.  Feel free to call in your pair/team or send an e-mail to mail@mobridge.club.
There is also the option to look for another pair in "Find a Partner" or you can HOST.  If you host, you must host as a pair, however only one of you will show as Host in the calendar slot.  This is fine.  If you are a Pair and want to come out to play, check our Calendar to see if we have a Host registered and if so, you are guaranteed a game.

Regular Game Fees Apply.

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Our VIRTUAL Swiss remains @ 1st Wednesday of the month @ 7:00pm (next being June 7th).

  You can come as a pair, or as a team.

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We are also excited to have introduced Supervised Play sessions at MObridge -- F2F.  These will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-2:30 pm.  This is a stress free, fun afternoon, meant to help you along your way to better bridge.  Everyone is welcome and you don't need a partner @ $8.00 per person/per session to join in.  Danielle Gosselin, or a substitute Director, will be in attendance to run these sessions and answer all your questions.  Maybe you know someone who wants to get back into the game.  Maybe you've taken lessons in the past but haven't had the opportunity to play F2F.  This is their/your chance to get "in the game".

Spread the word!  Come out and enjoy!!

Monthly Newsletters

Click to view previous newsletters:   February '23    March '23     April '23 

To view any Monthly Newsletter select the Monthly Newsletter tab on our Home Page.

MObridge F2F / Online Schedule

Come out and join us ... meet up with ole Bridge Friends.

   Pls. be at the Club at least 10 mins. before game start time.  Even if you're expected. Anything can happen (and it has in the past) -- all affects the set-up of the game.  So we really can't start until all players are present.

In Virtual Games, the same would apply.  Pls. be registered at least 5 mins. before game start time.  The Directors have to set up the games here as well, and there is not always time to make changes to the set-up with last minute entries.

  MObridge F2F & Virtual Games             
Face to Face (F2F) Games Virtual (BBO) Games
Time MPs   Time MPs  
07:00pm 0-1500   01:15pm 0-1500  
12:30pm Strat. OPEN   07:30pm 0-199
Wednesday 12:30pm Non-Sanctioned
Supervised Play
  01:15pm 0-1000  
07:00pm SWISS      Last Wed. of Mo. 07:00pm SWISS 1st Wed of Mo.
12:30pm 0-2500        
Friday       10:00am 0-199  
      01:15pm 0-1000  
10:00am Strat. OPEN        
/pmj/Rev. 05/19/23

DO NOT buy BBO Bucks on an app as there will be a 30% premium charged. Buy BBO Bucks directly from the BBO website.

All F2F games have the "HOST" feature.  Presently, you can HOST as often as you wish.  All games F2F and Virtual have the "FIND A PARTNER" feature.  For either, just hover over the game in our Calendar and select the respective Icon and take it from there.  Note that you must be a MObridge Member to use either of these features.

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MObridge F2F Lessons/Educational Sessions

F2F Lessons have returned to MObridge

               Register by phone: (905) 403-1333 or email: mail@mobridge.club              (e-mail preferred)




Members' Achievements


Members' Rank Achievements for APRIL 2023

CLUB Master Branka Milojevic
SECTIONAL Master Cathy Dutka
NABC Master Marcia Baker
BRONZE LIFE Master Charles McLeod
RUBY LIFE Master Anne Lloyd

Our Honour Roll for APRIL 2023

This is a listing of players who played in MObridge Games @ 70+%

April 3rd Kathy Mason & Mary Bradley 70.83%
April 19th Anne Muller & Catherine Griffen 77.78%
April 28th Anthony Wing & Mark Trojanowski 71.23%
April 29th Qu Moon & Wu Sun 71.43%




       LOOKING FOR A PARTNER?  Use our FIND A PARTNER Feature       

The FIND A PARTNER Program is for both F2F & Virtual Games.

Follow the Instructions under the "Find a Partner" Tab on our Home Page.

    Note that this feature services MObridge Members only.    

As a Member, you complete the request, and request can only be removed by you.


       THE HOST PROGRAM      

The HOST Program for F2F Games is Back - Guaranteed Partners

This program is designed to benefit our members, new players and visitors to find a partner.

This is how it works:   

  • Any Club Member can volunteer to HOST.  One may HOST as often as he or she wishes.  
  • You choose the game and the day that best suits your schedule.
  • To sign up to be a HOST, on our website calendar you can click any game that has “Host Wanted” in the game slot.
    • A window opens and you will need to sign in as a member.  
    • Once you sign in your name will appear on the calendar as the HOST for that game. 
    • On your designated day you will arrive 15-20 minutes prior to game time and be prepared to partner anyone who shows up without a partner.
  • Each "two singles" that show up will be paired up to play together, and if we have only even #s show, they are paired and the HOST goes home.
  • If the HOST is required to play, then they play for free, and if they are not needed they receive a Free Play to be used at another time.

NOTE that this program is for F2F Games only.

If your plans change and you cannot HOST, please let the Club know so that your name can be removed and another has the opportunity to HOST. 

Only the Web Administrator can remove the HOST.

Table Count


                            2023 MObridge Table Counts                            

January 240.5 May 374.5 September 264.5
February 208.5 June 347.5 October 247.5
March 283.0 July 251.0 November 218.5
April 248.0 August 288.0 December 227.5

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Educational Resources @ Virtual MObridge

      MObridge "VIRTUAL" Educational Resources      

     Defensive Boot Camp     

What better way to shed The Holidays’ Excess than with a BOOT CAMP!

The challenge:  Find the only defensive line that will beat the contract.

This is not a seminar!  You and 3 other players will play and defend as many hands as you can in 2 hours.  Each hand will illustrate a defensive tip such as:

Second hand low?  Third hand high?  Cover an honour with an honour?  Return partner’s suit?  Duck?  Unblock?  …

Sign up now -- The fee is $25 pp.  Register as a pair or single.


Contact Danielle @ dsgosselin58@gmail.com with your preferred dates & times.


 All Lessons & Seminars are on-going and can be booked at any time 

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          Lessons & Seminars with Pam Husband          

*** NEW *** Cuebid Raises: In Support of Your Partner's Suit Click Here. *** NEW ***

Introductory Bridge: For the New to Bridge Player Click Here. 

Refresh Your Basic Bidding Skills  Click Here.

The Play of the Hand: Improve Your Declarer Play  Click Here.

Defense: How to Defeat the Opponent's Contract  Click Here.

Takeout Doubles and Responses  Click Here.

Overcalls and Bids by the Advancer  Click Here.

 Bergen Raises: Showing Support After Partner's Major Suit Opener Click Here. 

Using Stayman or Jacoby Transfers After Partner's NT Opener Click Here. 

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       Seminars with Danielle Gosselin       

 After Stayman and Transfers  Click here.

 Re-bids  Click here.

 Slam Bidding  Click here.

 Make A Plan (Part I)  Click here.

 Make A Plan (Part II)  Click here. 

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You can also check out the details under the MObridge Educational Resources menu tab.


Educational Resources - External Sources


          If you don't see what you need from our In-House Resources, visit these sites ...          

  ... John Rayner    www.johnraynerbridge.com 

 Visit John's site for updates on Seminars/Lessons.  

  ... Steve Overholt    www.etobicokebridge.com 

 Visit Steve's site for weekly lessons, coaching tables and lesson videos.  Also a very extensive collection of Steve's own   bridge articles (including quizzes with answers), with most for newer bridge players, which would be great for our learners.

  ... Barbara Seagram

 Go to the Barbara Seagram tab under External Educational Resources for all info.  Click Here.

  ... Marty Bergen

 Do not forget about Marty’s Interactive Online Lessons - he is not just about Bergen Raises!   Go to the Marty Bergen tab under External   Educational Resources for all info. 

A Few Reminders from The Directors

On BBO ... we ask that you ALWAYS:

  • Be back at Registration Desk 5 minutes pre-game time.  Click on "something / anything" to verify that you are still logged in.  You may appear to be but if you have had no activity on BBO Site for 20 mins. or so, you may not be logged in.
  • Remember that Slow Play affects everyone in the game.
  • Remember that once you hit the 3 min. mark, any unstarted boards will be taken away and averages assigned.
  • Remember to self-alert/announce your bids - giving a FULL explanation.
    • Pls. type your explanation of your bid on the line provided, before clicking on your bid.
  • Use the 3 Bar option to call/speak to the Director.

AND please check that your CC is an actual CC, not Table Text.

As always, we thank you for your cooperation.


MObridge Volunteers

       To all our Volunteers -- Past, Present & Future       

  We want you to know that you are appreciated. 

Volunteers are special & add value to everything they touch.

   Thanks for all you do and have done! 

Thank you for your time & expertise and for your amazing generosity & dedication.

Where would we be without you!



Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club

 This club, operating since 1983, was taken over by the local bridge community as a not-for-profit organization in 2015. We are a permanent bridge facility serving the western GTA, with a wide range of bridge games and educational offerings. 

 Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club (MObridge) ♥ Sherwood Village ♥ 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy. ♥ Unit 155A ♥ Mississauga, ON ♥ L5K 1T9 ♥ (905) 403-1333  




#78409 MObridge 1:15 pm 1500MP 18 Bds 7 min
Monday Evening Pairs 1500
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Saturday Morn. Open Pairs
Director: Phyllis Jones
#66659 MOBridge 10:00 am 0-200 MP 18 boards
#66724 MObridge 1:15 pm 1000 MP 18 Bds 7 min
Thursday Aft. 0 - 2500
Director: Phyllis Jones
#58032 MObridge 1:15 pm 1000MP 18 Bds 7 min
Open Pairs
Director: Phyllis Jones
#53780 MObridge 7:30 pm 200MP 18 Bds 7 min
#49734 MObridge 1:15 pm 1500MP 18 Bds 7 min
Monday Evening Pairs 1500
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Saturday Morn. Open Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella