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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Stardust Week

Gold points in a club game!

All next week (September 21-27) you can earn gold points in our club games. Not only will 25% of your points earned be gold, but they will 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 $8, 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 gold 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!

Mary Hovda

It is with a sad heart that I am posting about the passing of Mary Hovda. She was a pillar of the Portland bridge community for many years and her Thursday game was long one of the best games in town. She was gruff and loved calling people names. The more she liked you the more often she called you an a**hole. It was when she started calling you honey or darling that you had to be careful because you were in her bad books. 

She was so loved by the community that when she reitred from actively directing her game we had 34 tables come out on a Thursday for her party. Many more wished to attend who weren't able to. Her voice could be heard booming throughout the room wherever she was playing. She was a lady who knew her mind and wasn't afraid to speak it. For good or for ill you knew where you stood with her. 

I had the pleasure of playing with her on a couple of occasions and very much enjoyed myself doing so. She loved to laugh and her laugh was infectious. I couldn't help but laugh along with her whenever she got going. When she was directing a game, you knew who was in charge and as a player that made me feel secure. In my early days as a player here in the Portland/Vancouver area I very much enjoyed her partnership with Bill Kotts. The two of them were strong competitors and played the game to enjoy themselves. (and to win!) Whenever I came to their table I knew that I would have both good bridge and a good time.

It was a great honor, having Mary Hovda be a part of the Portland Bridge Club.  I know how much she cared about the club, the players and the game. Getting to be a part of her multi-decade commitment to supporting the game and having her watch as the club flourished in recent years was a treat, and getting her nod of approval for how things were running made me proud. 

In this time of quarantine I miss many of my friends and my bridge family. I know that she passed away peacefully and when I spoke to her she made sure that I knew that she was ready to go. I miss her. 

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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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 now 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 October 1, 2020
Open Pairs
BBO 1 p
Director: Chris Wiegand
Thu October 1, 2020
200 Pairs
BBO 1 p
Director: Chris Wiegand
Fri October 2, 2020
Open Pairs
BBO 1 p
Director: Heather Breckenridge
Open Pairs
Director: Chris Wiegand
Wednesday Night Open Pairs
Director: Kevin Marnell
750 Pairs
Director: Chris Wiegand