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

PERRY'S FRIDAY WORKSHOPS 

Perry’s next workshop will be on Friday Sept 20th.  The topic will be NOTRUMP AND DISTRIBUTION.  

Future topics will be: 

THE DESCRIBER AND THE DECIDER
BIDDING A WEAK FREAK
TWO OVER ONE RESPONSES or DON’T GET TOO HIGH
CLOSE OUT BIDS

NEW CLASSES STARTING THIS WEEK

Deadly Defense with Glen Martin – Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting September 11.  Nine sessions that teach you the basics of how to play winning defense in todays’ bridge games.  (No class on 9/25 and 10/30.) The cost is $90.

Play of the Hand Class with Glen Martin – Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting September 12.  Ten sessions that teach you how to take all the tricks you are entitled to take when Declarer.  The cost is $100.

Please send us an e-mail to let us know which class / classes you would like to attend. 

SPECIAL GUEST WORKSHOP

"A BRIDGE FESTIVAL WITH AUDREY GRANT”

And Fundraiser for Youth Bridge

Join Audrey Grant here Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Venue on the Lake, Maitland Civic Center, 641 Maitland Ave S., Maitland, FL 32751. Her topic is “Making a Difference on Defense with the Weakest Hand at the Table”.  Cost is $100 per person if registered before September 30 ($120 thereafter).  Included is lesson material, refreshments, and lunch.  Please Register online at https://bridgeseminarflorida.com.  If you require further information, please email Barb Steiner at barbsteine@aol.com.

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 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

NO MORE SATURDAY GAMES THIS YEAR

Sadly, turnout on Saturdays has just not been sufficient to make this worthwhile. 

FORM YOUR TEAM NOW!

Wednesday, Sept 25th, will again have Swiss Team games.  We have worked out the bugs of our new software so we should be able to use our bridgemates to score the event and more.  No shuffling required.  We will provide pre-duplicated hands and hand records.  All teams will play the same boards! 

The afternoon game will be "8 is enough".  In this, Flight A players (1500 and above) count as 3 points, Flight B players (300 to 1500) count as 2 points and Flight C players (0 to 300) count as 1 point.  Teams may be comprised of no more than Eight points.  Basically, for each A player on your team you must have a C player.    
If you need help forming a team or you have a team who will participate, send an e-mail to northorlandobridge@gmail.com

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU GIVE US NOTICE THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE COMING SO WE WILL HAVE ENOUGH BOARDS MADE.  

Memberships

439 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 September

The NOBC membership fee for the rest of 2019 has been reduced to $15.00.  

Calendar
September 18, 2019
Evening FUN Bridge game
Maitland 6:30 pm
Director: Marsha Wicks
September 19, 2019
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
September 20, 2019
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
Results
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Stanley Goodman
Evening Open game
Maitland
Director: Andy Wilkin
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III