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Welcome to North Orlando Bridge Center

Location:           Venue on the Lake - Maitland Civic Center

641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751

Phone:               321-460-2083 (Club Number - new)

                           407-435-5123 (Glen Martin)

                           407-808-7900 (Perry Poole) 


Susan K. Rowley School of Bridge


Note: Last week to join these classes.

Beginning Bridge Part 1 with Marsha Wicks – Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 started January 13th.  Eight sessions that teach you the basics of how to Bid and Play bridge.  The cost is $80.
Beginning Bridge Part 2 with Marsha Wicks – Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm started January 15th.  Six sessions (no class on Feb 5) that review the basics, discuss how to bid strong hands, and show you how to interfere with the opponents. The cost is $60.

2/1 Game Forcing with Marsha Wicks - Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 started January 16thThis class runs for eight weeks and uses Eric Rodwell and Audrey Grant's book of this name. The cost is $80 plus $15 for book.

Sign up now by sending e-mail with class desired to


Perry’s next workshop will be on Friday January 24th.  He has begun a rigorous examination of one of the most important concepts in bridge—THE LAW OF TOTAL TRICKS. This is a 4-5 weeks examination and will center on responder’s 4-card support of partner’s opening bid of a major. Jacoby 2NT, Bergen Raises, Splinter bids, Drury bids, and others will be examined and practiced. As always, you do not have to commit to playing these conventions, however, it is important to know them so you can adequately defend your side. Cost is $10 per session and they start at 9:30 am on Fridays. 



Cost is $100 if registered by January 31st, $125 after Jan. 31st

If you enjoyed Audrey Grant’s seminar, you will really like this one!  His topics are Defense and Doubles

Larry Cohen, America's Premier Bridge Teacher, is coming Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm to the Venue on the Lake, Maitland Civic Center, 641 Maitland Ave S., Maitland, FL 32751. Schedule: 9:00 am Meet and Greet with lecture promptly starting at 9:30. Lunch 12-1. Second lesson from 1:00-3:30. 

Download a flyer for the event by clicking here.

To register and pay by credit card, please use our special PayPal link. You can also register and pay with cash or check at the club with one of our directors or managers.

If you have any questions, send us an email at 

or visit Larry's website at



The mission of the North Orlando Bridge Academy is to use the wonderful game of bridge as an educational tool for youth and senior adults. The Academy offers lessons for players of all levels and offers a friendly environment for enjoying our great game. Currently, the Academy rents space at the Maitland Civic Center at the cost of over $5,500 per month. The lack of a permanent home puts the pressure of incremental rental costs on club games, classes, youth bridge activities, and sectionals. With a dedicated building, the Academy could offer more games, classes, and activities for the enjoyment of bridge players in the Orlando area and to promote our great game.

The Academy is launching a Building Fund with the goal of raising $750,000 for a permanent home. Because the North Orlando Bridge Academy is a 501(c)(3) corporation, donations to the Academy are tax-deductible*. Players and members are encouraged to make a tax deductible donation.  Proper receipts will be issued for all donations for tax return purposes.  Additionally, talk to your financial advisers about including a charitable deduction to the Academy in your estate planning. Please pass along this message to friends who may be interested in making a contribution to promote our great game for the benefit of current and future players.   Remember, some donations may also be matched by your employer.  Donations should be made payable the North Orlando Bridge Academy, Inc.

*A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling 800-435-7352.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.


Did you know that if you are an NOBC Member, you may have access to a Membership Roster with member’s rank, master points and phone numbers?  It is available on our website under the Membership button.  [Note: You must have a valid e-mail address on file with us to access this.  If you don’t, send us an e-mail and we will add it.]  The first time that you use the "Members Only" area, enter your e-mail address and click [Set/Reset Password].  It will send you an e-mail allowing you to establish a password with which to log in.

To view the list, you must log in and click on the “Member List” tab.  You can search the list or scroll through all the names.  Click on the Account tab on this page to update your information or if you wish to opt out of displaying your information in the list.  We encourage all members to review and correct their information as it easily becomes out of date.


Our bridge center guarantees a partner for any player who arrives without a partner but here is how it works: A player will first be paired with another player who also arrives without a partner. The next pairing will be with a designated “Fill-in” player. As a final option, the director may be available to play*. The director will make these assignments. Every effort is made to establish a partnership that considers all relevant circumstances. However, any player who is paired with another player, but refuses the partnership forfeits the guarantee of a playing partner. 

*Note: When there are two large sections (over 15 tables total in both sections), the director is not permitted to play. This has been our policy since we began the club.


This is an 8-day cruise out of Fort Lauderdale on March 14-22 of 2020.  It is on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas and visits Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.   Lynn Berg who directed the cruise in 2018 will direct the games and she'll also be offering lessons on board as well.  This is a Sectional at Sea offering silver points, with prices that include your cruise fare, all taxes and fees, pre-paid gratuities, and all bridge games and lessons.  Flyers and additional information are available via Brett’s website,

For those going on the cruise

We are hiring a Motor Coach that will pick us up at the Maitland Civic Center and take us to the port in Ft. Lauderdale and return for a very reasonable price, approximately $100 per person round trip. This offer is limited to the first 38 people who respond.  Email Glen Martin at if you would like to reserve a space or have additional questions.  You can also call Glen at 407-435-5123.

Special Events


SILVER points in every sanctioned game this coming week, January 20-24. These are special STaC games and the table fees will be an additional $2.  Members will pay $9 and visitors will pay $11. For those of you who need silver points for your coveted LIFE MASTER, this is a great opportunity.


454 Members Last Year - 289 already in 2020

The NOBC membership fee for 2020 is again $35.00.  You can join or renew your club membership for 2020 anytime.  We encourage all to join or renew to save $2.00 each time you play.  All 2020 members will receive a free 2-year calendar and brand-new members will receive a free badge

January 22, 2020
Evening FUN Bridge game
Maitland 6:30 pm
Director: Stan Goodman
January 23, 2020
Noon Open and 0-499er STAC game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
January 24, 2020
Noon Open and 0-499er STAC game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Stan Goodman
Noon Open and 0-299er STAC game
Director: Stan Goodman
Evening Open STAC game
Director: Stan Goodman