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Livermore Bridge Club

The Livermore Bridge club meets Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Please arrive by 9:50 a.m. so that we may start on time. The fee is $5 / person, including charity games, unit games, and club championships; $6 for STAC. $7 for the Unit North American Pairs Final.

Seating

Please check in and choose a seat assignment appropriate to your playing level before 9:50.

People requiring N/S seats must notify us in advance. If a regular, just notify us when NOT coming.

You can notify via the book, email to pfdubois@gmail.com, or text / call 925-699-1858.  

You may, from time to time, be assigned a direction, even if early, in order to make N/S  available to a wider variety of players.

Need A Partner?

Finding a partner is your responsibility, but we can help, especially for new players. 

Generally, the Director will not be able to play with you, even to make up a full table. You're always welcome to watch if you don't have a partner -- we have some great players to learn from.

Step 1. Join the Email List.

Step 2. Send email to unit501@pfdubois.com asking for a partner for a given day or days. The directors receive this mail too, so no need to ask them separately! 

When replying to partnership requests, use "Reply" not "Reply All". Your reply will go only to the person who asked.   Answer only if able to play.

Please do not send mail to this list EXCEPT to find a partner. You can pick up a phone / email list at the club, and we periodically send it to the email list.

Stoneridge Creek Bridge 

Games at Stoneridge Creek are restricted to residents.  The ACBL-sanctioned game is currently on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., and the scores for this game are here.
Grant Robinson is the manager; contact information is here.

Game At Livermore Community Center

There is an unsanctioned game on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. at the Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore. This is an informal duplicate game using a simplified mode of scoring. For details contact Marge Henry at 447-2735.

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Upcoming Special Events

October 30 (Thursday) ACBL Interclub Championship -- national competition, extra points if you score well!

Thursday November 6 Charity Club Championship

Monday November 10 Charity game benefitting Caring Bridge

Monday November 17 and Thursday 20 Unit Games

Monday November 24 IMP Pairs.  

Plays like pairs, scores like teams. Less emphasis on tricks and more on bidding and making the correct contract and defeating their games and slams.

Thursday November 27 Closed for Thanksgiving

Free Internet Resources

  • Bridge Base Online (BBO) Play, watch, live major championships with voice commentary, robot play, bidding practice tables, teaching tables, ACBL pairs and individual tourneys. Free but fees for robots, most tourneys.
  • Bridge Notes contains free books on bidding SAYC, 2/1, Conventions, and Precision. 
  • Howard Schutzman Bridge is chock-full of free tutorials. 
  • Bridge Winners has news, discussions, problems, and more!  The heavys hang out here.
  • Learn to Play Bridge is a free beginners course offered online by ACBL.
  • Vu-Bridge offers interesting lessons with commentary, all levels, free.