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 

DONATIONS

North Orlando Bridge Academy, Inc is listed by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law*.  Please consider donating to our organization so we can offer more programs for your benefit and to assure the long-term survival of the North Orlando Bridge Center.  Some donations may be matched by your employer.  Donations should be made payable the North Orlando Bridge Academy, Inc.

*A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling 800-435-7352.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

Susan K. Rowley School of Bridge

FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP

Perry is back this week and ready to teach.  His topic Dec 7 will be the BIG Double: How to show a big hand when RHO has beat you to the opening bid. How to do this is mandatory if you are going to keep the opponents from stealing from you. Be prepared to learn this lesson Friday at 9:30 AM. The cost is $10.

NEW CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Basic Defense with Glen Martin – Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 from Jan 28 to Apr 1.  Ten sessions that teach you the basics of how to play winning defense in todays’ bridge games.  The cost is $100. 
  • Play of the Hand Class with Glen Martin – Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 from Jan 30 to Apr 3.  Ten sessions that teach you how to take all the tricks you are entitled to take when Declarer.  The cost is $100.  
  • Beginning Bridge Part 1 with Marsha Wicks – Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 from Jan 30 to Mar 27.  Eight sessions that teach you the basics of how to Bid and Play bridge.   The cost is $80.
  • Two over One Game Forcing with Marsha Wicks – Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 from Jan 31 to Mar 21.  This runs for 8 weeks and is for those who would like to master or know more about this enhancement to Standard American bidding.  Cost is $80 plus $15 for the required Audrey Grant - Eric Rodwell text book (for those who do not already have one).

We need to ensure we have at least 8 attendees "signed up" for each class at least two weeks ahead of time OR the class may be cancelled.  Please send us an e-mail to let us know which class  / classes you would like to attend. 

MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

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.

COMING WITHOUT A PARTNER

Our bridge center guarantees a partner for any player who arrives without a partner but here is how it works: A player will first be paired with another player who also arrives without a partner. The next pairing will be with a designated “Fill-in” player. As a final option, the director may be available to play*. The director will make these assignments. Every effort is made to establish a partnership that considers all relevant circumstances. However, any player who is paired with another player, but refuses the partnership forfeits the guarantee of a playing partner. 

*Note: When there are two large sections (over 15 tables total in both sections), the director is not permitted to play. This has been our policy since we began the club.

2019 BRIDGE CRUISE

Enjoy one full week on the spectacular Oasis of the Seas sailing from nearby Port Canaveral to the Western Caribbean while you earn Master Points playing bridge. Visit Labadee Haiti, Falmouth Jamaica, Cozumel Mexico, while experiencing the incomparable activities and entertainment of the Oasis of the Seas. There will be Ten Sessions with Lessons under the direction of Marsha Wicks.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include all taxes, port fees and gratuities. ln addition each cabin receives an onboard credit of $50. Deposit of $250 per person due within 30 days of cabin selection.  Deposit is fully refundable until final payment is due October 22,2018.  Bridge fee is $75 per person and is due to Marsha Wicks by October 22, 2018.  Book early for best value and location. 

If interested in joining Marsha and Glen on our bridge cruise January 20-27, Contact - NANCY PETERS @ 407 831 3031 or nkp221@gmail.com 

 

 

Memberships

434 Members in 2018 (new or renewed as of Today)

Badges for those new members who joined before August 3rd are in.  Pick up yours now. 

2019 Memberships

The NOBC membership fee for 2019 will again be $35.00.  Starting in December, non-members may join and receive 13 months of membership.  We encourage all to join or renew by January to save $2.00 each time you play. 

 

Calendar
December 12, 2018
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Stan Goodman
December 12, 2018
Evening Open game
Maitland 6:45 pm
Director: Andy Wilkin
December 13, 2018
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
Results
Noon Open and 0-299 game
Maitland
Director: Glen Martin
Tuesday Afternoon Pairs
Interlachen
Director: Perry Poole
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III