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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:               407-435-5123 (Glen Martin)

                           407-808-7900 (Perry Poole) 


Susan K. Rowley School of Bridge


Perry’s next workshop will be this Friday Dec 6th.  How important is the 4th trump?  We will review Bergen Raises, Jacoby 2NT, Splinter Bids. A discussion of how and when to use these bids will drive the workshop.  We meet at 9:30 and the cost is $10. 


Beginning Bridge Part 1 with Marsha Wicks – Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting 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 starting 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.

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


Marsha Wicks is willing to offer another 2/1 Game Forcing Class - Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting January 16th - if enough people are interested. This 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 if you don't already have it.  Please let Marsha know if you are interested by sending e-mail to




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. Cost is $100 if registered by January 15th.  Included is lesson material, refreshments, and lunch.  To register and pay by credit card, please use our special PayPal Donations 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

Download a flyer for the event by clicking here.


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.

Special Events


All games this week will be ACBL Club Membership games, extra points - no extra money!  Make a special effort to play here this week. 


No afternoon game on Wednesday Dec 4th due to Audrey Grant seminar.  We will also be closed on Christmas Day and all Saturdays in December.


447 Members so far in 2019 (new or renewed as of Today)

Non-members: Join now and get 13 months of membership.  

The NOBC membership fee for 2020 will again be $35.00.  You can join or renew your club membership for 2020 starting in December.  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

December 9, 2019
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
December 9, 2019
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Marsha Wicks
December 10, 2019
Invitational Pair Game
Interlachen CC 12:30
Director: Glen Martin
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Director: Geoff Jones III
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Director: Geoff Jones III
Wednesday Evening Session
Director: Andy Wilkin