Fifth Chair Teaching

Several teachers from London Bridge Centre are offering small group lessons  while they  sit as Fifth Chair to guide your progress.  Your group will play at a mutually agreed upon time. Prices and the length of each session may vary slightly. For more info please see Fifth Chair - Online Coaching. Please contact the  teacher of your choice for further details.  To read about our teachers, click here

Online Games for Newer Players

Face to face games are suspended during the pandenic. However, online games are available Monday through Saturday, as indicated on our schedule on the Home page.

Two bridge sessions that are included in our schedule are specifically offered for newer players: a 0-50 game on Thursday at 9:30 and a 0-200 game on Saturday at 9:45. If you are new to bridge, please consider joining these two bridge sessions.

Practice Games for our newer players

Bridge Lab and Practice & Play

Come alone or with a partner!

Apprehensive? No need! Duplicate bridge is fun.  Take a look at this Max Chauvet introduction to bridge video.

London Bridge Centre hosts two sessions of Supervised Play / Bridge Labs each week. These sessions, directed by Peter Tuttle, Marie Wiley, Judi Carter and others, offer you the opportunity to experience duplicate bridge by using bidding boxes and duplicate boards.

Practice & Play

(Temporarily Suspended due to Covid Restrictions)

Saturday mornings  9:30 - 11:30

These sessions are designed for students and beginning players to practise their newly acquired skills.  There will be a teacher available to answer your questions on bidding and/or play of the hand.  There will be no scoring.   Fee for each session is $5 for members.

Bridge Lab

(Bridge Lab returned as of March 22, 2022)

Tuesdays at 1:00

At our Bridge Lab sessions, you will play hands that have been previously played in duplicate games, so you can compare your results to those achieved by other players. In this game you remain at the same table, which plays at its own comfortable pace, and scores are not recorded.  Experienced players are available to give advice on bidding and play. Put those lessons into action!

 $7 for members. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early so we can get underway on time.  We start with a brief 1-hand lesson.

0 to 20 MP Game

(Temporarily Suspended due to Covid Restrictions)

Tuesdays at 1:00

This is a new weekly duplicate game for players with fewer than 20 ACBL masterpoints.  You do not need to be an ACBL member to participate.  Our recent survey confirmed that there are several LBC members with fewer than 20 masterpoints who are interested in playing more frequently.

Audrey Craig will direct the 0 - 20 game.  You will learn how to use the BridgeMates for scoring. Following the game, the hand records and game records will be posted on the LBC website through Pianola.

Unlike the Tuesday afternoon Bridge Lab, this is an ACBL sanctioned game so masterpoints are awarded based on the standings at the end of the game.

If you have been enjoying Bridge Lab or Practice and Play and wondering if you are ready to give duplicate bridge a try, this is your opportunity!   Game fees will be the same as Bridge Lab, $7 for LBC members and $9 for others.  The sessions will finish at approximately 3:45.

Please come out and join us and see why so many of us are hooked on duplicate!  Come alone or with a partner.   If you don't have a partner, please arrive by 12:40 so we can arrange partnerships. 

0 - 100 Masterpoint Game

(This game resumed on April 21, 2022)

London Bridge Centre hosts duplicate games for newer players in the 0 to 100 masterpoint game, directed by Audrey Craig on Thursdays at 1:00.

These are excellent opportunities to meet other bridge players new to bridge and to gain experience with duplicate scoring, moving to other tables, Bridgemates and even our Pianola software. Don't miss out on all that the London Bridge Centre has to offer. Come join us on Thursdays at 1:00 pm.

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