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
Silver Linings Week

Silver points are back again!

All next week (January 18-24) you can earn silver points in our club games. All of your points earned will be silver regardless of the game you play in. But wait there's more! Your points will also be double the face to face # or 33% larger than the points won in our normal virtual games. 

The cost is for these games is $7, but there's no restriciton on the # of times you can play. Come out and play in our games and the Ace's and enjoy the opportunity to win extra points and silver points at the same time as supporting your local clubs.

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!

500 Games Changing to 750

Effective immediately, the Monday 500 game at 1 pm and the Friday 500 game at 1 pm will become 750 games like the Tuesday and Saturday ones. 


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.

Contact Us

If you'd like to contact the club, please click here to submit a comment!


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!

Fri January 22, 2021
Open Pairs - Double Silver Points $7
BBO 1 p
Director: Heather Breckenridge
Fri January 22, 2021
750 Pairs - Double Silver Points $7
BBO 1 p
Director: Heather Breckenridge
Fri January 22, 2021
Open Pairs - Double Silver Points $7
BBO 6:30 p
Director: Heather Breckenridge
Open Pairs - Double Silver Points $7
Director: Chris Wiegand
200 Pairs - Double Silver Points $7
Director: Chris Wiegand
Open Pairs - Double Silver Points $7
Director: Chris Wiegand