Welcome to North Orlando Bridge Center
Location

Location:           Venue on the Lake - Maitland Civic Center

641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751

Phone:               407-435-5123 (Glen Martin)

                           407-808-7900 (Perry Poole) 

E-mail:               northorlandobridge@gmail.com 

New Learning Opportunities

If you have taken the beginning class and want to increase your knowledge and skill, come to Perry's Friday morning class which builds on and extends the beginning lessons.

  • Polishing the Basics with Perry Poole – Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30Perry will continue his series on Polishing the Basics.   Watch the weekly e-mails for the topic to be covered each Friday.  The cost is $10 per session.  Each lesson concludes with supervised play applying the principles discussed.
  • Review of Laws / Director’s Course – Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 starting June 20, 2018 for 10-12 weeks.   Glen Martin will lead a workshop for those interested in directing games or who just want to understand the Laws of Duplicate Bridge better.  There is no fee for the sessions but donations for snacks and rent are always welcome.  Copies of the 2017 Laws cost $10 and the Bridge Director's Companion $17. We will order these in bulk to save on shipping and handling.  If you wish to take the director’s test at the end of these sessions, it costs $20.  Expect there to be assignments and lots of reading required so commit yourself to giving this your all.

Here are the classes we have planned for the rest of the year - please mark your calendars:

  • Conventions Class - Friday mornings - Aug 10 thru Sept 7 - Perry
  • Beginner Class - Monday mornings - Sept 10 thru Dec 3 (skip Nov 19) - Marsha
  • *Beginner Class - Wednesday evenings - Sept 12 thru Dec 5 (skip Nov 21) - Marsha
  • Play of the Hand Class - Thursday mornings - Sept 13 thru Nov 15 - Glen
  • Fundamentals Class - Friday mornings - Sept 14 thru Dec 14 (skip 10/19, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30) - Perry 
  • Advanced Series - Wednesday mornings - Sept 19 thru Nov 14 (skip Nov 7) - David 

 *If there is no interest in Wed evening beginner class, Marsha may substitute 2/1 GF class - (8 sessions)

REDUCED MEMBERSHIP FEE

The NOBC membership fee has been reduced to $25.00.  Visitors - join (or renew) now and save $2.00 each time you play. 

Did you know that if you are an NOBC Member, you may have access to a Membership Roster with member’s rank, master points and phone numbers?  It is available on our website under the Membership button.  [Note: You must have a valid e-mail address on file with us to access this.  If you don’t, send us an e-mail and we will add it.]  The first time that you use the "Members Only" area, enter your e-mail address and click [Set/Reset Password].  It will send you an e-mail allowing you to establish a password with which to log in.

To view the list, you must log in and click on the “Member List” tab.  You can search the list or scroll through all the names.  Click on the Account tab on this page to update your information or if you wish to opt out of displaying your information in the list.  We encourage all members to review and correct their information as it easily becomes out of date.

 

2019 BRIDGE CRUISE

If interested in joining Marsha and Glen on our bridge cruise January 20-27 on the spectacular Oasis of the Seas sailing from nearby Port Canaveral, Contact - NANCY PETERS @ 407 831 3031 or nkp221@gmail.com

Nancy is holding cabin # 14278 because it is an especially well located one.  However her hold expires Tuesday June 26th.  The price is $1053 per person....$100 less per person than listed on the information flyer you received from me.  The cabin is an ocean view with balcony and is just a few steps from the elevators and the card room where we will be playing (card room on 14th deck across from the aft elevators).  These are the same elevators that take you down to the dining rooms. Remember your deposit is refundable until final payment is due October 22nd.  The price includes gratuities as well as taxes and fees.

Special Events

NAP QUALIFIERS

The following dates we will have the North American Pairs qualifier:
Saturday, June 23rd and 30th
Wednesday, July 4th
Monday, July 23rd
Friday, August 3rd
Thursday, August 16
Wednesday evening, August 22nd
All of these games will cost an extra dollar and will award sectionally rated red/black points. 

JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
 
On Wednesday, July 4th we will have our annual pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, and dessert picnic. You are encouraged to bring a good appetite but please do not bring any food. We will supply everything. We know that this is a Wednesday Noon game and that typically means a lesser turnout than our typical Monday games. Please put this special day on your calendar now and plan to make a special effort to join us for a wonderful celebration. This game will award red/black points as it is an NAP qualifying event. An extra charge will be $2.00 to cover the cost of the qualifying event and the food.

FUN BRIDGE GAMES

FUN BRIDGE GAMES are offered at Noon on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYs and now also on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS.  These games are open to ALL.  The Wednesday Evening game runs from 7:00 to 9:30 pm alongside our open game.  Come about 20 minutes early for a free Bridge topic.  

Memberships

405 Members already in 2018 (new or renewed as of Today)

Badges for those new members who joined before April 7 are in!  Pick up yours now. 

Calendar
June 22, 2018
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
June 23, 2018
10 am Open and 0-299er game,
Maitland 10:00 am
Director: Andy Wilkin
June 25, 2018
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
Results
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
Noon Open game
Maitland
Director: Glen Martin
Evening Open game
Maitland
Director: Andy Wilkin