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OBC Contacts

Club Manager
Jeff Ritchie: †407-619-5333

President
Ann Farrell: †407-492-0637

Game Directors
Jeff Ritchie: †407-619-5333
Chris Kindt:† 407-760-1638
Georgette Lynch: †407-565-0386
David Hoyle:† 407-529-4621
Charlie Miner: 407-739-6210

The Orlando Bridge Club (OBC) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and is†governed by a Board of Trustees elected by players†from our club.† Our Articles prohibit any paid†employee or director of OBC from serving on Board

June Events

Upcoming special games in June

  • Games during June 10 - 15 and June 24 - 29 are for†North American Pairs Qualification.
  • Games during†June 17†- 22 are Charity Games.
    Monday 6/17 will be the annual Alzheimer's fundraiser.
Last updated : Jun 9, 2024 22:33 EDT
Club Update

LETíS CELEBRATE!

The first week of every month OBC will serve a cake to celebrate all the great things happening at our club.† Please let us know if it is your birthday month, if youíve gotten engaged/married or celebrating an anniversary, had any new babies/grandbabies, had a rank change, had a 70% game or just happy to be playing bridge and love your partner!

LESSONS AND SUPERVISED PLAY

Thanks to the leadership and teaching of Patty Estes, we have 12-15 new players every Tuesday morning at 10:00 playing supervised Bridge. † We hope to start a 20 and under game soon.† There is still time to join - Invite your friends and family!

Mentorship Program

Our Mentoring Program is off to a great start with 10 pairs playing on Tuesdays and Saturdays.† Our mentors enjoy coaching newer players who are learning successful strategies for winning bridge.† Itís not too late to join the Program.† We have openings on Tuesdays and Saturdays.† Please contact Ann Farrell or Jeff Ritchie if you are interested.

Shine the Spotlight

Each month OBC will randomly select one of our players to tell us your story.† We want to hear about your life, and family, history, career, and bridge experiences. We will feature these stories on our website.† Letís get to know one another Ė surprise us with a little-known tidbit about yourself.† Your cub reporter (yet unnamed) will soon be contacting you!† Of course this is optional!

Feedback

If you have any concerns, comments, or suggestions we would love to hear them.† Please feel free to talk to any of your board members or the club manager:

Ann Farrell
Gloria McCain

Gerry Rescek

Bob Buhrmann

Jane Formet

Ruth Einsig

Bill Lynch

Tom Frazee

Geoff Jones

Jeff Ritchie (Club Manager)

Last updated : May 27, 2024 07:27 EDT
MENTORING PROGRAM

OBC is pleased to announce it will be starting a Mentor Program in May!†

This allows a Non-Life Masters to a partner with a Life Master one day a week. †This†is a great opportunity to learn some new tips and improve your game!

If you are interested in being a mentor or learning from a Life Master please contact Ann Farrrell at†windy55fan@yahoo.com. Please let her know what day of the week you would like to play.

Last updated : Apr 17, 2024 09:08 EDT
Supervised Play

The initial set of beginning bridge lessons offered by Patty Estes was a success.† There were 12 students who attended, many of whom had never played bridge.† Even though the class instruction has ended, the Orlando Bridge Club is offering the newcomers the opportunity to participate in supervised bridge play.† Other players may participate in the supervised play.† The first week of the supervised play began on April 23, and there were 3 full tables.† The cost is $5 and the play lasts 2 hours.† Any experienced player who wishes to assist in this effort is encouraged to contact Ann Farrell (windy55fan@yahoo.com) or Patty Estes (apattygram@gmail.com).† Supervised play sessions are on-going, every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Last updated : May 1, 2024 18:14 EDT
Food Pantry at St Richardís Church

For Seasons Ministries Food Pantry at St Richardís Church

forseasonsministries.org

Donations

  • Spaghetti sauce and past
  • Canned ravioli
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • White or yellow rice
  • Instant potatoes
  • Canned soups
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned beans (black, pinto, baked)
  • Canned fruit

* †Clean plastic grocery bags
* †Clean egg cartons

Last updated : Mar 10, 2024 17:44 EDT
OBC Event Schedule

STaC (Sectional Tournament†at Club) games award silver points and cost an additional $1
Royal STaC awards 25% Gold, Red, Silver, and Black points


STaC weeks for 2024:

  • January 15 - 20
  • March 04†- 09 †(Royal)
  • July 29†- August 03
  • October 14†- 19

North American Pairs Qualification games award red and black points and cost an additional $1

NAPQ weeks for 2024:

  • June 10 - 15
  • June 24 - 29
  • July 8 - 13
  • July 22 - 29
  • August 5 - 10
  • August 19 - 24

Special Games for 2024:

  • March 12 - 17:† Charity Games
  • March 25†- 30:† Club Championship
  • April 1†- 6:† Charity Club Championship
  • April 15 - 20:† Charity Club Championship
  • May 13 - 18:† Grass Roots Fund Games
  • May 20†- 25:† Club Championship
  • June 17†- 22:† Charity Games
  • September 2 - 7:† Club International fund Games
  • September 11:† ACBL-Wide Junior Fund Game
  • September 23 - 28:† Club Championship
  • October 7 - 12:† Club Appreciation Games
  • October 14†- 19:† Club Appreciation Games
  • October 21- 26:† Charity Games
  • November 11 - 16:† Club Championship
  • December 16 - 21:† Charity Games
Member Rank Changes

May 2024
Karen Norton - Club Master

April 2024
Goeran Eklund - Silver Life Master
Essam Radian†- Bronze Life Master
Chet Harmon - NABC Master

March 2024
Ann Farrell - Bronze Life Master
Bonnie King - NABC Master
Bruce Walters - Regional Master

February 2024
(none)

January 2024
Ping Chen - Gold Life Master
Reddy Raju - Bronze Life Master

Dale Truscott - NABC Master
Brendon Snyder - Regional Master

Ginger Warren - Regional Master

Laura Lofgren - Sectional Master

December 2023
Terry Pond - Silver Life Master

70% Games

Nancy Shutts and Cynthia Pesch

† 71% on May 23, 2024

Lindy Greening and Jan Smith
† 81% on May 16, 2024

Lynne Wassatt and Ginger Warren
††73.6% on May, 9, 2024

Faisal Kayali and Reddy Raju
† 70.6% on March 25, 2024

Ann Farrell and Jeff Ritchie
† 70.6% on March 15, 2024

George and Victoria Tucker
††
71.42% on March 14, 2024

Geoff Jones and Chris Kindt
† 70% on February 29, 2024

Lindy Greening and Jan Smith
† 71% on February 26, 2024

John Reitz and William Alexander
† 71.53% on February 05, 2024

George and Victoria Tucker
††
73.5% on January 11, 2024