Release 2.19o

Lloyd Center
Portland Bridge Club
2010 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232

South Waterfront
Mirabella Tower
Pennoyer Entrance
3550 SW Bond St.
Portland, OR 97239

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Welcome to Portland Bridge Club
Need help making a reservation?

You can watch a short video on the process by clicking here.

Or see a step by step approach with pictures by clicking here.

Reopening Announcement

With the latest changes in state guidelines, we are partially reopening the bridge club on Monday June 7th. We start with the following limited schedule of live games, restricted to fully vaccinated players:

     Mondays: 11a open and 750

     Wednesdays: 11a open

     Thursdays: 11a open

These games will replace their equivalent 1p online games. The remaining online games will remain. You can view our full schedule here.

In accordance with state guidelines, we are required to verify the vaccination status of all players in our live games. In order to facilitate this process, and to help the games start smoothly, without a crowd around the front desk, we are:

   1) Requesting photos of your vaccination cards, via email, before you return to the club. (Let us know if you can't figure out how.)

   2) Requesting that those of you without club accounts allow us to open one for you. (We don't need any extra information to do this.)

   3) Requiring reservations for our live games. That will be done by clicking on the live games on our website calendar, here.

We will send out more detailed instructions on the reservation system in a future email. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Online Club Games!

Thank you all for you great support, attending our online virtual club games through the BBO website (Click here for the calendar of games). Some features of these games:

   - You get to play against your friends from the club. Access to the games will be restricted to people who have played at the PBC, Ace, MAC, or Town Club (but we can make exceptions for an out-of-town friend or relative, if you let us know in advance.)

   - You get to earn masterpoints. The ACBL has worked with BBO to make these virtual club games count for at least as many masterpoints as normal club games. If you are not yet an ACBL member, click here to join.

   - You get support the Portland Bridge Club. Each game will last two hours and cost $6.00, the majority of which will go to the club. The rest goes to BBO and the ACBL.

   - There are even limited games available (ACBL membership required), similar to our normal club schedule.

Click here for more details!

New Alert Procedures

The ACBL has made some changes to the alert process effective January 1, 2021. Some changes that are likely to affect our players are as follows:

  • If you are transferring to a suit, say the suit shown instead of “transfer”
  • Announce the minimum length shown when opening a minor of less than 3 cards in length
  • Support doubles are no longer alertable
  • Natural jump shifts of any strength are no longer alertable
  • Prealert if you play an unusual system (i.e. Strong club, Canape)

Here’s a link to an article describing the changes.
Note: Like all changes people will take some time to adapt to the new set of procedures. Please be gentle with yourselves and your opponents as people get used to the changes.

BBO Alerts

Jim Kahan has helpfully created a document outlining the difference between alerting online and alerting in face to face bridge.

Please check it out.

BBO Alerts.pdf.


Welcome to the Portland Bridge Club. We are a vibrant and welcoming community, devoted to providing a pleasant and supportive environment in which to enjoy the game of bridge. If you are interested in playing or learning, please contact us and we will provide you with information to help get you started.

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Help Us Fight Alzheimer's!

Each year, on the Longest Day, the Portland Bridge Club has a tradition of fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association. This year, on Monday June 21st, we will hold fundraising games all day. (Sign up through the calendar). Our online games on Saturday, June 19th will also be fundraising games. If you have the means and the inclination, you can make additional donations through our fundraising page (click here), Thank you all for your generosity!

Need to pay for lessons? Settle up your account? Whatever the reason, you can send money to the PBC using this secure Online Payments Page.

Having trouble finding your BBO game results?

View them here on ACBL Live for Clubs!

Thu June 17, 2021
200 Pairs
BBO 1 p
Director: Heather Breckenridge
Fri June 18, 2021
Open Pairs
BBO 1 p
Director: Heather Breckenridge
Fri June 18, 2021
750 Pairs
BBO 1 p
Director: Heather Breckenridge
Open Pairs - NAP Qualifier
Director: Chris Wiegand
Open Pairs - NAP Qualifier
Director: Chris Wiegand
750 Pairs
Director: David Brower