The Bridge Connection

Very important clarification of the meaning of 0-500 MPs to be eligible for playing in the upcoming I/N Sectional. Please see the first news item at the top of our home page ... C&M.

Release 2.19n
Please consult our calendar for game cancellations around Xmas and new year ...
  I/N Sectional Dec 14-15

Based on issues experienced by Life Masters at the recent I/N Regional, TBC has obtained clarification of eligibility for the I/N Sectional discussed below. The following was sent by an ACBL Tournament Director related to this, and I quote ...

... your sectional was sanctioned as a 499er Sectional, meaning anyone with less than 501 masterpoints is allowed to compete, regardless of Life Master status ...

The proverbial rumour mill has been circulating concerns that Life Masters with between 300 and 500 MPs will not be able to play in the December 14-15 I/N Sectional. As per the above from ACBL, players with 0-500 (regardless of whether Life Masters or not) will be able to play. Period. End of rumour mill. If you need further clarification and.or have any questions, send them to us using our contact page located here.

Reserved for Sat AM   :  8 of 18 tables  
Reserved for Sat PM   :  7 of 18 tables  
Reserved for Sun teams:  10 of 18 teams   

Yet another I/N Sectional. December 14/15 at The Bridge Connection located at 43 Capital Dr. See here for the tournament flyer. To assist finding our location, click here. Registration is open and please let us know who/when as well as if you need more players for a team on Sunday.The contact page to use for these messages is located here.

We need to know names with at least one contact number or email. Players cannot have more than 500 MPs to play in this event.


Last updated : 3rd Dec 2019 17:27 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 9th December 2019
0-299 supervised pairs with Heidi
Mon 9th December 2019
Casual supervised pairs with Heidi
Tue 10th December 2019
0-499 supervised pairs with chalk talk
0-1000 pairs with chalk talk
0-1000 pairs with chalk talk
Stratified pairs **STaC