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 

Susan K. Rowley School of Bridge

NEW BEGINNER CLASSES

Beginning Bridge Part 1 with Marsha Wicks – Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm starting March 4th.  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 – Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting March 9th.  Six sessions that review the basics, discuss how to bid strong hands, and show you how to interfere with the opponents. The cost is $60.

DECLARER PLAY CLASS

PLay of the Hand with Glen Martin – Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting April 2nd. Eight sessions that teach you how to take all the tricks you are entitled to take as declarer.  The cost is $80.

Sign up now by sending e-mail with class desired to northorlandobridge@gmail.com

BUILDING FUND

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.

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

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, bridge-cruise.com

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 gmartin56@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a space or have additional questions.  You can also call Glen at 407-435-5123.

Special Events

EDUCATIONAL FUND GAMES THIS WEEK

All games this week will offer extra points but cost $1.00 extra.  We are collecting to support the ACBL Educational Fund which supports bridge programs for people of all ages. Read more about all the ACBL Educational Funds activities by clicking here to view their Annual Report.  

 

Memberships

454 Members Last Year - 334 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

Calendar
March 2, 2020
Noon Open and 0-299er CC game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
March 2, 2020
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Marsha Wicks
March 3, 2020
Open Pair Game
Ventura CC 10:30 am
Director: David Loeb
Results
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
Interlachen Supper Bridge
Interlachen Country Club
Director: Glen Martin