Release 2.19p
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We have a great feature in the Member Services section. Please login and use the "Find a Partner" feature if you're in need of a partner. Check it out!
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Click here to learn how to:

  1. Register for the "Members Only" section of the website. ..........
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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.

Please keep chekcing our website for up to date information on our game schedule and the status of our face to face play as we navigate a covid world. If you would like to be added to our email list, please click here (you can unsubscribe at any time.)

We hope you will join us at our newly renovated facility. Meanwhile, we continue to offer both open and restricted games through Virtual Clubs on Bridge Base Online. Please see the calendar on your right to find a game. For more information, please contact us.               

                                 

Important Update on Face to Face Games

We have been pleased to welcome some of you back for face to face games these past few weeks. With the support of the volunteers, directors and you, our members, we have enjoyed the experience of playing bridge at the club.

However, the world and in particular, Covid-19 keeps evolving and with the new variant, Omicron, making all the news these days, we are having to reevaluate our situation. Health and Safety concerns have been front and centre during our time at the club and given the Holiday Season that is upon us, we are taking the following decision.

With GREAT regret, we are announcing that beginning this week, both Face to Face games on Wednesday (Open) and Thursday (499er) will be moved to on-line games on BBO, starting at 1:30 pm. This will continue throughout the holiday season and will be reviewed in early January. Further announcements will come out at that time.

Again, thank you to all of you for your continued support of our game and club, and we wish you a Safe and Happy Festive Season.

Best wishes,
The Board of BCON

 

Looking to learn bridge, or just a brush up?

Once we reopen our club, we will be offering beginner bridge lessons, as well as lessons for players of all levels. If you are looking to learn the game, ACBL offers online courses. There's even a program especially designed for the young ones! BridgeWhiz is an exciting, new, digital initiative to teach students in grades 4-12 the spellbinding excitement of contract bridge. Click here to learn more about this fun program. 

You can also browse our "Useful Links" page as some of these organizations offer courses and tutorials. Please note that these pages are for your information and enjoyment; they have not been reviewed, nor are they endorsed by The Bridge Centre of Niagara. 

The best way to keep up to date with our Club's status regarding re-opening, and lessons, is to join our mailing list. We respect your privacy, and will not send you advertisements, nor do we share your email address. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. Please click here if you would like to be added to our list. 

Floor Plan of BCON's New Club
Floor Plan of BCON's New Club

Calendar
Thu 20th January 2022
Online 499er - Double Points, All Silver! $1 extra
1:30 PM
  (Partner?)
Thu 20th January 2022
Online Open - Double Points, All Silver! $1 extra
7:00 PM
Fri 21st January 2022
Online 299er - Double Points, All Silver! $1 extra
10:00 AM
  (Partner?)
Fri 21st January 2022
Online Open - Double Points, All Silver! $1 extra
1:30 PM
Sat 22nd January 2022
Online 199er - Double Points, All Silver! $1 extra
1:30PM
Sat 22nd January 2022
Online Open - Double Points, All Silver! $1 extra
7:00 PM
Mon 24th January 2022
Online 499er
1:15 PM
Mon 24th January 2022
Online Open
1:30 PM
Tue 25th January 2022
Online 299er
10:00 AM
Tue 25th January 2022
Online Open
1:30 PM
Wed 26th January 2022
Online Open
1:30 PM
Wed 26th January 2022
Online 299er
7:00 PM
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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***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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