Release 2.19n
Welcome to North Orlando Bridge Center
Location

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) 

E-mail:               northorlandobridge@gmail.com 

CLUB STATUS

We will be closed for all Face to Face bridge activities until further notice.

Please stay safe and restrict yourselves socially for the foreseeable future. 

In the meantime, here are four ways to support our club

Play in our virtual club games on BBO - please take survey by clicking here and see below

Sign-up for 9:15-9:45 am Bridge lessons provided on Zoom - see below

When shopping on Amazon simply use the following link:
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Make a Donation to our club - please use our special PayPal link.

Thank you!

NEW - ONLINE BRIDGE LESSONS

We are offering a series of live-streamed bridge lessons each week from 9:15 to 9:45 am.  

The upcoming lessons are: 

  • Friday - May 22 - Lesson 4: Inviting Game:  How to invite games without helping the defenders set your game contract
  • Tuesday - May 26 - Lesson 5: Defense:  What to lead and why?  What to return and why?
  • Thursday - May 28 - Lesson 6: Prempts:  Best Preempting Strategy by Seat Position

These lessons more for beginners and intermediate players. They will be very clear, and not too complicated. Sign up for one or more lessons. Each lesson is complete in itself, but doing as many as possible will definitely improve your game.  Each session costs just $5.00 but you must register and prepay for the sessions you wish to attend.  

In the section below, choose the sessions you would like to attend, provide your name and email address, and click on the Add to Cart button to register.  To select more than one lesson, click on "continue shopping" before paying.  (This saves us per transaction fees.)  You may pay with credit card or use paypal.  Once registered, host will send you invitations to the Zoom meeting for the lesson(s) selected. 

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PLAY IN OUR VIRTUAL CLUB GAMES

Support our virtual club games on BBO with an entry fee of $5.00.  See weekly schedule under Special Events

If you are interested in supporting our club by playing on-line, please take our survey by clicking here.

  You will need a computer, tablet or smart phone to play on BBO.  A BBO account is needed (joining BBO is free).  Your BBO account must have your ACBL number.  You will also need to purchase some "Bridge Base Dollars" to cover your entry fee.  We hope you enjoy the chance to play with our friends and support the club.  The Sagamore Bridge Club, one of the pioneer clubs getting all this started, has a set of videos you might want to look at if all this is very new to you.  Click here to access these videos.   

If you are interested in playing on-line, perform the following steps:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of Bridge Base, especially if you've been playing on BBO for a while.  To be sure, use this address to sign-in:  www.bridgebase.com/v3/  (Don't try to get there with BBO.com--it won't work).
  2. If you haven't already signed up for Bridge Base Online (BBO), try to do so at least 24 hours ahead of the game you want to play in. Once logged in, click on “BBO Help” and review how to navigate around BBO.  
  3. These games are meant to support our club therefore, there will be a charge.  You will pay this charge using BBO$.  See the video on the Sagamore website entitled “How to add $ on BBO” for how to do this. Monday’s club game will cost each player $5.00 with 80% of this going to our club. We thank you for this support!
  4. As stated above, you must be an ACBL member to play in these games.  You must enter your ACBL number into BBO if you have one.  Do this in BBO as follows: Click on the ACBL World button. Click on Update your ACBL number - the link is in the list of horizontal links immediately below the list of pending ACBL tournaments, on the left side of your screen. Enter your username and password, then click on Submit.
  5. In your BBO account settings, you have the option of confirming your bids and plays which is recommended as it is makes it much harder to misclick.  In tournament games like these, the director is not allowed to “UNDO”. However, if there's a real mess because of an error, you can call the Director and he/she may adjust the results.
  6. You can also add a convention card to your profile. In tournament games, you or your partner must have a card or the director will force you to play according to the Standard American Yellow card.  See the video on the Sagamore website entitled “Make a BBO Conv. Card” for how to do this.
  7. Starting two hours before game time you can register to play. Go to “Competitive” and then choose “ACBL - Virtual Clubs”.  You'll see our upcoming game listed with how many minutes there are until game time.
  8. If you plan to play with your regular partner, you will need to know your partner's “BBO user name”.  Note: We are adding BBO usernames to our member list. You will enter this when you register for the game. 
  9. If you do not have a partner, you can enter your name on the partnership desk for the game you want to play in.  There you can invite someone already there to be your partner or wait for someone else to come and invite you to be your partner. See the video on the Sagamore website entitled “Want a partner? Learn How” for more on this.
  10. The games are stratified by average--a third of the field in each strat. Once you have registered for a game, the program will automatically stratify and seat you.
  11. To see the results of these games, click here 
  12. Based on the survey responses and lessons learned from this game, we will determine when and how often we will offer additional games. 

Your feedback is important so send us your comments.

Any questions call or email Glen or Perry and we will help.

BBO Convention Cards
If you and your partner are playing agreed conventions not found on the Standard American Yellow Card (SAYC), you really should create a Convention Card that describes your agreements.  
 
You can do this as follows: 
  1. Log on to BBO and click on your Account tab on the right hand side of screen.  Up at the top you will see Profile, Settings, Convention Card and Deal Archive.  
  2. Click on Convention Card and view the cards already there under Stock cards.
  3. Select one that is closest to your agreements and Click edit to adjust it to what you and your partner actually like to play (or Click on New Convention Card to create one from scratch). 
  4. After modifying or adding what you want, adjust the title of the card to what you like and add your partner's BBO username in the field titled "use with" (this is optional) then click save.
  5. Your new saved card will show up under Personal Cards with the title you entered.   
Now, when you are getting ready to play in a tournament and when your partner is online, select your personal convention card you added and enter your partner's BBO Username in the "use with partner" field and click on "use with partner".  This will load your card for use in that game.  You can also do this during the game if you forgot to do so earlier.  
You can view the cards selected by your partnership and your opponents when at the table by clicking on the little blue box with three lines in it at top left of screen   
SPECIAL EVENTS

PLAY ONLINE - SUPPORT YOUR CLUB

Support your Club by Playing in the North Orlando Bridge Center's Tournaments on BBO.  

Our Weekly Game Schedule:

10:05 amMon Thru Sat (NEW) 0-299
12:25 pmMon Thru Sun (NEW) Open
7:05 pm - Tue and Wed Open games