Welcome to North Orlando Bridge Center
Location

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) 

E-mail:               northorlandobridge@gmail.com 

Susan K. Rowley School of Bridge

SUMMER BEGINNER LESSONS

To meet the demand, we are offering a Beginner Level 1 class this summer on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM.  The class will run for 8 sessions but skip the 4th of July week. If you are interested, please come to the first class on June 19th.  Glen Martin will offer the class at the Maitland Civic Center.  Fee will be $80 per person.  

PERRY'S FRIDAY WORKSHOPS 

Perry will be away this week so no workshop on July 14.  He will be back on June 21st and his topic then will be “GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BALANCED HANDS”.  This course of study is called "POLISHING THE BASICS" and is designed for those who want to shore up the bidding fundamentals. The target audience are those who have completed the beginners Level 1 course or rising intermediates.   Note: There will be NO WORKSHOP on June 14th, July 5th, July 19th, and July 26th.

Future topics will be:

BIDDING WITH MINIMUM HANDS—when you know you don’t have game

HELP SUIT GAME TRIES

MAJOR SUIT LIMIT RAISES

DON’T REBID A 5-CARD SUIT

RESPONDER’S ONLY FORCING BID

WHEN A NEW SUIT BY RESPONDER IS NOT FORCING

NOTRUMP AND STOPPERS

NOTRUMP AND DISTRIBUTION

THE DESCRIBER AND THE DECIDER

BIDDING A WEAK FREAK

TWO OVER ONE RESPONSES or DON’T GET TOO HIGH

CLOSE OUT BIDS

MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

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.

COMING WITHOUT A PARTNER

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.

2020 BRIDGE CRUISE

Several of us (the Martins, Hallowes and Crooms) went on a Sectional cruise offered by Brett Ramsey in March of 2018 that we thoroughly enjoyed. It had over 16 tables of bridge players and we earned numerous silver master points.  Brett offers many of these cruises from different ports, generally 2-3 a year, and does this full-time so everything runs very smoothly. 

He is offering an 8-day cruise out of Fort Lauderdale on March 14-22 of 2020 that we recommend.  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 also direct this cruise.  She'll also be offering lessons on board as well.  This is again a Sectional at Sea, with prices starting at $1189 per person, and that includes your cruise fare, all taxes and fees, pre-paid gratuities, and all bridge games and lessons. You can’t find a bridge cruise with better prices than this.  Space is limited to the first 80 bridge players. Flyers and additional information are available via Brett’s website, bridge-cruise.com

Let Glen Martin know if you are interested in going.

 

 

Special Events

FUN BRIDGE

Due to attendance again falling off, there will be no Fun Bridge on Wednesday at noon until September.   We will still offer FUN bridge on Mondays at Noon and on Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm.        

Memberships

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

Join or Renew your membership now.  Save $2.00 each time you play. 

Badges are in for those who joined before June 

The NOBC membership fee for the rest of 2019 has been reduced to $25.00.  

Calendar
June 17, 2019
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
June 17, 2019
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Stan Goodman
June 19, 2019
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Glen Martin
Results
10 am Open and 0-299er game,
Maitland
Director: David Loeb
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III