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Alyce Sutherland, 1935-2021
Alyce Sutherland, 1935-2021

Alyce Sutherland passed away peacefully in her 87th year, on Monday July 12, 2021 at home in St. Catharines. Alyce devoted her life to the service of others as a caring, and dedicated nurse. She passed forwards her love and compassion, by working with VON Niagara and as a nursing instructor at Niagara college, retiring just a few months ago, as her health began to wane.

Alyce loved walking her dogs, and loved to play bridge. She was a regular at our BCON restricted games, and those who knew her will recall that she always had a kind word to say accompanied by a cheerful smile.

Condolences can be left at

Maria (Tussy) Goode, 1942-2021

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of yet another bridge friend. Maria Goode, or Tussy, as she preferred to be called passed peacefully at  her home on June 6, 2021 at the age of 79. Tussy had a passion for teaching, and spent most of her career as a high school science teacher. After she retired, Tussy remained active in the community by volunteering at the Walker Family Cancer Center. Bridge was one of her many interests, and her cheerful smile will be missed at our Bridge Centre. A celebration of Tussy’s life will be held at a later date. Tributes and condolences can be left at

Welcome to BCON!
2E Tremont Drive #5, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2T 3B2

Conveniently located off Hwy 406, across from the Pen Centre in St. Catharines Ontario, we are proud to have over 400 members. We are a member owned, and volunteer run club drawing from the entire Niagara Region. Currently, our club is closed due to Covid 19 restrictions. We look forward to having you visit us at our newly renovated facility once we re-open. Meanwhile, we offer both open and restricted games six days a week through Virtual Clubs on Bridge Base Online. Please see the calendar on your right to find a game. For more information, please contact us.               


2021 North American Pairs (NAP)

The 2021 NAP, a major national pairs event sponsored by the ACBL, is a grass-roots event that is played in three stages and culminates at the spring 2022 NABC, where representatives from all 25 ACBL districts compete. 

Players attempt to earn qualifications at local clubs throughout the summer. Eligible players then compete at the District level in the fall.
Winners at the District level earn a place at the national finals.

Players who win the right to play in this event will represent District 2 at the Spring NABC in Reno, NV in March of 2022.

The event is played in 3 flights and all players must be members of District 2:

Flight A

Open to all Players

Flight B

Less than 2,500 Masterpoints

Flight C

Non-life master with fewer than 500 Masterpoints

A player must qualify at a local club to be eligible to play in the District finals. Club qualification games are played at local clubs during June, July, and August in 2021.
Each club decides when to run its NAP qualifying games, so check with your clubs for the schedule. You can qualify in more than one flight and play in any flight for which you qualify, as long as there are no playing time conflicts at the district level.
Qualifying at the club level is on an individual basis – that is, if you qualify with one partner at a local club, you may play with anyone else at the District finals as long as both players are from District 2 and have qualified at a local club qualifying game.

Club level qualification games award both black and red points.

More information can be found here.

2C Opening Bids, Important-Please Read
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2C opening bids

The ACBL changes to charts and alert procedures included some important features that have not been well publicized. One of these affects 2C opening bids. The Charts include a definition of a very strong hand, which is what is assumed when you open 2C. ..........

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Update from your Board of Directors, Feb 5th
Update from your Board of Directors, Feb 5th
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Facilities Update

The Board is very pleased to announce that we have completed negotiations with our Landlord, thanks to Claude Tremblay for doing an excellent job for our club. Our new lease is effective February 1st 2021. By reducing our space we will save $3290 per month for 11 months. ..........

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***Effective Immediately, ACBL Alert Changes***
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The full document is available on the ACBL Website.

Bridge has never been a game of secret agreements. Your opponents are entitled to know just as much about what your bids mean as you do. Alerts have ..........

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24th July 2021
BCON BBO Saturday 199er
24th July 2021
BCON BBO Saturday Open
7:00 PM
26th July 2021
BCON BBO Monday Open
26th July 2021
BCON BBO Monday 499er
1:15 PM
27th July 2021
BCON BBO Tuesday 299er
10:00 AM
27th July 2021
BCON BBO Tuesday Open
1:30 PM
28th July 2021
BCON BBO Wednesday Open
1:30 P.M
28th July 2021
BCON BBO Wednesday 199er
7:00 PM