Read the October 22 newsletter here.
Acclaimed Canadian teacher/author/speaker Audrey Grant held 2 workshops this weekend at LBC. There were over 70 attendees on Friday, and over 90 on Saturday. Players came from as far away as Peterborough and Port Elgin to hear Audrey speak. It was a great success, with players commenting on how much they learned!
North American Pairs - District 2 Finals
To be Held in Tillsonburg, ON
Flights B and C Only
(Flight A to be Held at Hazel’s Bridge Club – Toronto)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. & T.B.A.
Compete for the right to represent District 2 in the North American Final to be held at the Spring NABC in Philadelphia, PA - March 2018
Click here for details
35th Stratford Festival of Bridge
See the flyer here
Friday evening games - have resumed! Come out and enjoy a relaxing evening with your friends. Game starts at 6:30.
Saturday am Practice & Play - has resumed! Come and practise and get advice on bidding and play. Saturdays @ 9:30.
The London Bridge Centre is hosting a series of bridge courses this fall. Instructors will present a range of courses that are specific to your bridge playing experience, whether you are a novice, beginner, intermediate and advanced player. Whatever your skill level, the London Bridge Centre will be offering a course to help improve your bridge game.
Starting in October
Starting in November
COMPETITIVE BIDDING will be taught by Audrey Craig on four Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 this coming November.
When the opponents conk out at the two level, usually it means that you and partner have about the same combined strength as your opponents. As Eddie Kantar would say "Should you let them play there or should you stir the pot and reopen the bidding".
The sessions focus on the advantages and disadvantages of balancing and when you should consider balancing.
Sessions will be held on Monday, November 6 and 13 from 1:00 to 3:00.
UNUSUAL NO TRUMP and MICHAELS CUE BID
A review of the Michaels Cue Bid will be followed by the uses of the Unusual Two No Trump. These are very useful tools, typically reserved for hands with a 5-5 or longer pattern. These are excellent conventions to add to your bidding toolkit.
Sessions will be held on Monday, November 20 and 27 from 1:00 to 3:00.
To register, please complete the Registration Form on the Competitive Bidding page in the Bridge Courses tab.
Last Fall the LBC introduced a Mentoring Program to assist developing players in improving their bridge game. We are again hosting a Mentor Program this Fall, but in a slightly different format.
Mentors will be asked to volunteer for a minimum for five sessions from September to the end of December.
If you are an experienced player willing to serve as a Mentor, then please sign up by September 1, at the London Bridge Centre.
Those interested in learning from a more advanced player should contact a volunteer mentor on the Mentor list posted at LBC and then arrange to play a minimum of five (5) games between September and the end of December, 2017. General guidelines will be emailed to all participants after you register. Mentees must have a minimum of 20 Masterpoints and be members of both ACBL and LBC.
This is an excellent opportunity for developing players at all levels to gain valuable tips and strategies from our more experienced players.
Our membership year runs from October 1 to September 30. Beginning October 2, you will pay a $9 game fee if you have not renewed your membership. The fee remains unchanged from prior years at $30.