The Bridge Connection

Virtual club ► Last week in May - all games offering triple Silver MPs. See here for details.
News and other stuff ... see here

Release 2.19n
Have a look at our Results page for our traditional output ...
  Virtual club news

We have virtual club games as per the entries on our calendar located here. Suffice to say we have limited games Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri at 9am, an OPEN game Thu at 7pm, and a limited game Saturday at 9:45am. If you are interested, the best way to proceed is to read the material on this page. Questions can be sent to us using our web site's contact page located here

Click here to view a document that guides you through a handful of items that may cause problems with registration for a TBC-V game. As well, if you happen to be looking, it discusses the online partnership desk ...

Hand records
These are available immediately on BBO and within 3 hours from end of game on our website and BridgeFinesse. See nect section. We have removed the Hand Records page from this site ...

Results and more
Results are on ACBL Live (located here) without hand records almost immediately after the game.

Results are in your History tab almost immediately as well as BBO's results site (located here).

What we have discovered so far in order of preference. These are delayed for 3 hours or so since hands are played by other clubs in different time zones:

  1. Click here to go results on our website ... BBO-style results appear at this location immediately immediately after the game, then they change to our standard display version << 3 -hour delay ... good place to replay hands as well as see/download hand records.

    In virtual club results on our site, your pair number is not what you may be used to ... pair numbers are assigned based on Ranking at the end of the game ...
     get your pair number from the Rankings page before you delve into the results. You can also change the display in the travellers to show player names as per the icon highlighted next:

  2. Click here to go to Bridge Finesse with hand records and travellers side-by-side << 3 -hour delay ... ... good place to replay hands as well as see/download hand records.

General info
All you would ever need to know about our virtual games can be found on this page ... see what people are saying about virtual clubs by clicking here.

If you have entered the Casual area of BBO after registering for a virtual game, please be sure you return to the Competitive area 5 minutes before game start. This will ensure you are brought into the game as it begins.

Advice you may find helpful

For any game (especially morning) you can register 10 minutes before start time meaning more time for relaxation when you rise; no need to rush onto BBO and register 2 hours before game time.

Alerting See here
New to BBO? See here
Partnership desk See here
Registration issues See here
Substituting in a TBC-V game See here
Last updated : 26th May 2020 10:17 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
  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
  Becoming a member

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

One list involves email to our members. There is no chatge to join, and f you are

  • not a member, click here to start the registration proocess; once on that page click Register to start, and the Member Registration Code you use is m3mb3r
  • already a member you will be asked for your username and password

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 : 20th Apr 2020 14:15 CDT

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
Thu 28th May 2020
0-1250 pairs ** Silver MPs
BBO 9am
Thu 28th May 2020
OPEN pairs ** Silver MPs
BBO 7pm
Fri 29th May 2020
0-1250 pairs ** Silver MPs
BBO 9am
0-750 pairs ** Silver MPs
TBC-V 0-1250 $5 USD ** Silver MPs
TBC Virtual club game 0-1250 $3 USD