The Bridge Connection

Want to play bridge with colleagues during so many club closures in town? Check out this item on our home page.

Lots of special games during the first 4 months of 2020. See details on our calendar located here.


Release 2.19n
Club closed with no idea of when we will reopen ... watch here for any updates
  Opportunities to play with colleagues at BBO during club closures ...

There are 2 ways we know of to play bridge during the club closures.

  • The first is an initiative of Bridge Base Online in conjunction with ACBL.
  • The second is a home-grown initiative of TBC (see below)

Full details, including our recommendation of how to proceed, can be found in this document .

Between Norman and myself, we are starting one or more tables weekday mornings at 9am. Please read this document  (start to finish) to see how you can participate. There are 2 goals of this module:

  1. Allow TBC (and other players who wish) to play some duplicate
  2. Get people trained on
    • How to start a table at BBO
    • How to invite other players
    • Leaving the game and placing another player in their seat
    • Starting another table


Last updated : 31st Mar 2020 07:47 CDT
  Suspension of The Bridge Connection operations ...

All games are suspended/cancelled until further notice. We have no news on when we will be able to reopen. Further updates will appear on this site as they come in. We will leave this with you ... here are many places to go for info on COVID-19, and we feel the one closest to home should be close to the top of your list. Health Canada site is located here.


Last updated : 27th Mar 2020 12:22 CDT
  I/N Sectional MPs raised to 750

After an intense dialogue with a few resources at ACBL, the June 13-14 Sectional will:

  • Have an upper MP limit of 750
  • Allow Life Masters to participate as long as they fall into the permitted MP range

The 18-table maximum will be in place. With the increased MP limit, we anticipate pre-registration to be more brisk. We advise people to register early to avoid disappointment. Please see the tournament flyer located here. Same deal ... pair games Saturday AM and PM with a Swiss team event Sunday.



Last updated : 27th Jan 2020 09:35 CST
  Invitation from Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre

The community has kindly asked us to remind our players of a lunch and dinner they put on many Friday noon/evenings. Please see this location for details. Their website where they discuss Friday meals and more can be found here. Once you attend, you may be hooked like some of us already are. They are offering our players the member price if $14 (tax included) and alcoholic beverages/pop/wine are not included, but coffee/tea is. 

This $14 price is for one's first attendance. Mention the bridge club when you pay for dinner. If you end up going another time, the second and subsequent charge is the standard non-member $18.

Colin and I encourage you to support our "landlord's" community as we have been doing since moving here in August 2018. It would be wise to check their web site Thursday morning of each week to see if the meals are being prepared that week.


Last updated : 4th Feb 2020 18:49 CST
  Play hands again using Bridge Solver Online

Consult this document to see how to pull this off. It walks you through installing an extension in the Google Chrome browser. Enjoy ... if you have ever used the Play it Again engine on our website, this will be nothing new ... Michael A.

Last updated : 29th Sep 2019 14:01 CDT
  Results display on our web site

Some videos on looking at the results on our website:

  1. Have a look here to see where/how one can view results for a board, similar to that which you now see on the Bridgemate after a score has been accepted by E/W. 
  2. An intro to the results engine available on the web site can be seen here.
  3. Discussion of goings-on at the table that detracts from the ability to play all the boards in the 3 hours alloted time can be seen here.


Last updated : 29th Jan 2019 15:33 CST
  Membership details

There are two ways we communicate with players and the Ottawa bridge community:

One list involves email to our members. To join, have a look here. The code you use is m3mb3r. There is no charge.

The second way uses a more general list and sends information out to the greaater bridge community.To join this more general list, please proceed to our contact page located here. When you send us a note from here, please indicate you would like to be added to this list.

Our suggestion is to join The Bridge Connection (no charge). If so inclined, have a look here please. The code you will need is m3mb3r. There is no charge for joinging The Bridge Connection.

Last updated : 2nd Feb 2019 10:48 CST

We have put together a page of tips for using this site ... new visitors  are encouraged to check here before starting. Seasoned veterans on using this site are wise to check this same location often.

Last updated : 26th Oct 2018 23:05 CDT
  ACBL sanctioned

All games at The Bridge Connection give ACBL masterpoints. Most club games give black MPs, and STaC (Sectional Tournament aClubs) games give silver MPs. Some special games give red points. Please check in with Colin for further details on this.

The Bridge Connection follows/adheres to the ACBL Zero Tolerance Policy, details available here. We also appreciate your not wearing any scented product to the club, preserving an environment friendly to all.

Please check-in with Colin, Michael, or Directors if there is anything you would like to discuss related to the club. We also encourage suggestions from one and all with new ideas, as well as feedback on the games and more.

Deep down, we are all in it for the same reason ... the game is part of our psyche and dear to our smiley. Be it down 3 or bid 7 made 7, it's all about having fun and being pleasant to one and all at the club.

Last updated : 2nd Feb 2019 10:49 CST
  Cost for games

The Bridge Connection games (and some additional fare) costs ...

  • The standard cost is $8 per person
  • Most games with lunch cost $10 per person
  • STaC weeks have $2 upcharge for ACBL fees
  • Some special games (e.g., Charity or COPC Qualifiers) may have a $1 or $2 upcharge for extra fees paid to ACBL
Last updated : 2nd Feb 2019 10:50 CST
  Our coordinates

Players are requested to use the door on the right when facing the front of the building. They are not allowed in the kitchen and, if something is needed in there, please ask the Director. The Director will keep the water pitchers full on the table in front of the bar. We have been asked to do this by OHCC management.

We could run but we will not hidelaugh:

43 Capital Dr. (click here)
Near Slack and Merivale

To email us, click here to go to the contact page ... 

Last updated : 2nd Feb 2019 10:49 CST
Mon 6th April 2020
Event cancelled -- check back for further details
Mon 6th April 2020
Event cancelled -- check back for further details
Tue 7th April 2020
Event cancelled -- check back for further details
0-1250 pairs with chalk talk
0-1250 supervised pairs with chalk talk ** Club championship
Stratified pairs