Release 2.19r
Need a partner?

Want to play, but don't have a partner?   Click here for our partnership chairs.

In addition, we have a great feature in the Member Services section. You can login and click on the tab that says "Find a Partner." For detailed instructions,  click here (Please be patient, it may take a bit longer to load due to the photos in the document).

If you're not a member yet, please send us an email, and let us know which game you'd like to play in; we'll do the best we can to help you.

How to Use the Members Only Section
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Click here to learn how to:

  1. Register for the "Members Only" section of the website. ..........
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BCON Member's Library
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The Kibitzer, Ontario's Bridge Newsletter
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Welcome to BCON!
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2E Tremont Drive #5, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2T 3B2

e-mail address: niagara@bridgewebsemail.com 

Phone: 905-704-0446

Note that our phone is only answered during games at the Club. ..........

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Welcome to BCON!
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Oh the weather outside is frightful!
Oh the weather outside is frightful!
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How to know if the Club is open?

Although it may not seem like it, this in fact winter, and winter weather can happen at any time. Here is how you will know if the Club is open, and if your game is on.

  • If the game at the Club has been canceled due to inclement weather, you will receive an email at the latest, by 2 hours before the game start. ..........
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Review of Bylaws to be presented at 2024 AGM

The Ontario Government has placed into law the Not for Profit Corporations Act, 2010.  The law came into force October 19, 2021 with a 3 year transition period built into the changeover process.  That final date is coming later this year.

Together with this new act, your Board has completed a review of the current BCON Bylaws.  This review has taken close to 8 months and has included consultation with legal council.  We are now ready to inform our membership of this review and update.

We are offering two Q&A sessions for the members with representatives from the Board. The dates will be Thursday, February 22nd following the 999er game and Friday, February 23rd following the Open game.  

After completion of this process, it is the intention of the Board to present the document, Proposed ByLaws of the Bridge Centre of Niagara, 2024 for approval at our AGM in late April.

The documents for review are found by clicking here.  Please be patient, as this may take a bit longer to download. Note copies will be available at the club.

We look forward to a healthy discussion

For the Board,

Brian Jones,

Secretary, Bridge Centre of Niagara

 

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We're so excited to announce that this game will be the ACBL-wide International Fund Game. The extra charge, which we usually pass on to the players, will be absorbed by the club. Your $20 ticket covers this special game as well as appetizers and dinner, or $10 for game and appetizers without dinner. What's special about this game? The overall top scorer in Canada will earn 20MPs, and one winner in each district will win 10MPs, with smaller awards for the next several places. There is a possible 7.5MP award for the 499 game. All MPs won in both games will be half red and half black, and will be at an upgraded level. This is also a great learning opportunity; players will receive a hand analysis by Frank Stewart, who will suggest how the bidding and play might have proceeded. Stewart is a top US expert, and a very readable columnist in the Bulletin ('My Bridge and Yours").

It's not too late to register; sign up at the club or email your payment to bridgecentre2020@gmail.com.

 

 

Winter Loaf & Ladle Social, with a BIG game- Feb 17!!
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Want to join, or renew your BCON Membership?
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Join BCON, or renew your membership! 

Thank you for supporting BCON over the past year, as we’ve been getting back to a more familiar world. It’s been really great to see so many of you come back to the club, and playing bridge face to face, at the table. We offer games 5 days a week at BCON at various levels, as well as lessons and a mentoring session. ..........

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This Month's Special Games and Events

Here are the special games and events going on this month. See our regular games for the week on the right, and our regular games for the month in the menu tab on the left, or by clicking here. 

This Month's Special Games and Events
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Friday February 23rd! Lunch & Game

Friday Lunch and Game continues on February 23rd!

Join us for our 299 game at 9am, our OPEN game at 1pm, or both!

A wonderful lunch of Pulled Pork Sandwich, Coleslaw & Dessert will be available for only $5! You must reserve your lunch by signing up at the Club, or by sending an email to ClubManager@bcon.club.

Regular game fees apply

Hope to see you for this fun get together!

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Calendar
Tue 20th February 2024
Online 499er
10:00 AM
Tue 20th February 2024
Bridge Centre 199er; Registration Req'd. Send email to Tues-aft-199@bcon.club; pls include if you need a partner
1:00 PM
Tue 20th February 2024
NEW!! Bridge Centre 750
1:00 PM
Tue 20th February 2024
Online OPEN
7:00PM
  (Partner?)
Wed 21st February 2024
Bridge Centre Open
1:00 PM
Wed 21st February 2024
Bridge Centre 299er; Please register at wed-eve@bcon.club; pls include if you need a partner
7:00 PM
Thu 22nd February 2024
Bridge Centre 999er
1:00 PM
Thu 22nd February 2024
Online Open
7:00 PM
  (Partner?)
Fri 23rd February 2024
Bridge Centre 299er Game with Chalktalk; Registration req'd. Send email to Fri-morn@bcon.club
9:00 AM
Fri 23rd February 2024
Bridge Centre Open
1:00 PM
Mon 26th February 2024
Bridge Centre 499er
1:00 PM
Mon 26th February 2024
Bridge Centre Open
1:00 PM
Mon 26th February 2024
Bridge Centre Beginner, <50MP, mini-lesson, help with bidding. Ptner not requ'd (please state when you register) Registration req'd mon-eve@bcon.club
6:00 PM
Game Fees

Our game fees are as follows:
Face to face games - $7/$10 for members/non-members
BBO Games USD$5 for all players

An additional charge may apply to special games

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Is your email address Bell.net or Sympatico? PLEASE READ, IMPORTANT
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If your email provider is Sympatico or Bell.net, all emails coming from the Bridge Centre of Niagara have been blocked. This usually happens because the provider runs a program that screens for spam/fraud/phishing etc. ..........

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ACBL Convention Card
ACBL Convention Card

In March 2022, ACBL introduced a new convention card. Over the past year and half, the ACBL Bridge Bulletin magazine has provided a series of instructions on how to complete it. Click here to down load the new card, and click here for the full set of instructions on how to complete the card.

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BCON & Covid

We no longer have any covid protocols. However if you show symptoms, even if you're quite sure it's not Covid, we request that you do not come to the club. If you are Covid positive, please stay away from the club, and enjoy our online games instead. We're very happy to welcome you back to the club once you test negative. Covid is something we need to learn to live with, and by everyone acting responsibly, we can do our best to minimize the spread, and keep our community healthy. Thank you for your understanding. 

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