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

The topic for this coming Friday is “How to Bid After Right Hand Opponent’s Takeout Double”. Many times you would make the same call you would have made had the double not occurred. It is all the other times that this workshop addresses. Come and learn! It is important! We start at 9:30 and the cost is $10.

ANNOUNCING NEW CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Beginning Bridge Part 1 with Marsha Wicks – Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 from Mar 11 to Apr 29.  Eight sessions that teach you the basics of how to Bid and Play bridge.   The cost is $80. 
  • Beginning Bridge Part 2 with Perry Poole – Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 from Apr 3 to May 22.  Eight sessions that teach you how to interfere with the opponents, handle big hands and deal with other situations that arise.   The cost is $80.
  • Review of Laws / Director’s Course – Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 from Apr 10 until Jun 12. Glen Martin leads a workshop for those interested in directing games or who just want to understand the Laws of Duplicate Bridge better.  The cost is $50 plus $10 for the required 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge booklet (unless you already have one.).   

Note:  This is in addition to the current classes which will continue through March.  Please send us an e-mail to let us know which new classes you would like to attend

DONATIONS

Many may be 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

WEDNESDAY NOON FUN BRIDGE

We will again offer FUN bridge every Wed Aft starting April 3rd.  Those who indicated interest in this, please plan on attending.  

NEXT YOUTH BRIDGE EVENT

Chick-fil-a Night - Free bridge game for youth (ages 8 to 18).  Wednesday, April 10th - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Memberships

383 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 have been ordered for those who joined in February.  They should be in soon. .  

The NOBC membership fee for 2019 is $35.00.  

 

Calendar
March 25, 2019
Noon Open and 0-299er game
Maitland Noon
Director: Geoff Jones
March 25, 2019
FUN Bridge game
Maitland 12:15 pm
Director: Marsha Wicks
March 27, 2019
Noon GNT Qualifier Team Game
Maitland Noon
Director: Glen Martin
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