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 6th.  The topic will be NOTRUMP AND STOPPERS  

Future topics will be: 

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

NEW CLASS SCHEDULE

This week is last chance to join our Beginner level classes until October!

Beginning Bridge Part 1 with Marsha Wicks – Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 starting August 19.  Eight sessions that teach you the basics of how to Bid and Play bridge.  (No class on Labor Day 9/2.)  The cost is $80.

Beginning Bridge Part 2 with Marsha Wicks – Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 starting August 21.  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.

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.  (No class on 10/31.) The cost is $100.

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

SWISS TEAMS GAMES THIS WED & SAT

We will be trying something NEW this week with these games:  Prepared Hands, Hand Records, and No Shuffling.  Come try this out.

If you need help forming a team or you have a team who will participate, send an e-mail to northorlandobridge@gmail.com

NO FRIDAY WORKSHOP OR GAME THIS WEEK

We repeat.  NO FRIDAY WORKSHOP OR GAME THIS WEEK!!!

A TV Production Crew is taking over the Civic Center this coming Friday, August 30th.  We will STILL have games and classes on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday as usual.  Just NOTHING ON FRIDAY

 

Memberships

434 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
August 26, 2019
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
August 26, 2019
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Marsha Wicks
August 28, 2019
Swiss Team Game (8 is Enough)
Maitland Noon
Director: Glen Martin
Results
10 am Open and 0-299er game,
Maitland
Director: Perry Poole
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III