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 

Susan K. Rowley School of Bridge

FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP

 As we have learned, opening 2 Clubs is very effective. Having defined balanced and unbalanced 2 Club openings, on January 18th we will review and look at using this wonderful opening bid more often. You will be surprised at how many more times you can open 2 Clubs. I will have a list of topics for the next 9 workshops available. We start 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).

Please send us an e-mail to let us know which class  / classes you would like to attend. 

DONATIONS

Many at this time of year are looking for places to donate money for tax purposes. Please consider your bridge club. We have a substantial indebtedness due to the club becoming a nonprofit from an LLC. The previous owners were bought out and all the equipment was purchased by the nonprofit. The club is now run by our board of directors. Perry and Glen still manage the club but are accountable to the board. Please help us reduce this debt so we can be more efficient as we try and provide the best environment for you to play bridge. Proper receipts will be issued for all donations for tax return purposes.

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.

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.

Special Events

SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT AT CLUB (STaC)

SILVER points to be awarded in every sanctioned game the week of January 21-28. These are special STaC games and the table fees will be an additional $2.  Members will pay $9 and visitors will pay $11. For those of you who need silver points for your coveted LIFE MASTER, this is a great opportunity.

 

Memberships

315 Members so far in 2019 (new or renewed as of Today)

Join or Renew your membership now.  Save $2.00 each time you play. 

Badges are in for all those who recently joined.  Pick up your badge soon.  

The NOBC membership fee for 2019 is $35.00.  

 

Calendar
January 21, 2019
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
January 21, 2019
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Stan Goodman
January 22, 2019
Tuesday Afternoon Pairs
Interlachen 1:30 pm
Director: Perry Poole
Results
10 am Open and 0-299er game,
Maitland
Director: Andy Wilkin
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland
Director: Geoff Jones III