Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Session - Tuesday March 27

To Draw Trump, or Not to Draw Trump: That Is the Question  

Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn on Tuesday March 27 at 11:45, where Marie Wiley will guide us through some techniques that will enhance your ability to play bridge. Marie is an accredited ACBL teacher with an extensive knowledge of the game of bridge. This is an excellent opportunity to help you develop your bridge playing skills. 


Marie has generously offered her time to host this FREE Brown Bag Lunch and Learn session. 

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Read the March 11 LBC Newsletter here.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found - cancelled on March 26

What did I do wrong in this hand?

We all ask ourselves, where did I mess up? Join us after the Monday 0-300 game for some answers on those difficult hands. We will help you identify where you Lost it and help you Find the correct play for that difficult hand.

Friday Evening Game Schedule Changes

The Friday evening game has been suspended for the Spring and Summer. The Friday evening game will resume in the Fall.

Audrey Grant Returns April 14

A Bridge Festival with Audrey Grant

"Make an Impact on Defense with the

Weakest Hand at the Table"

Audrey Grant will be returning to the London Bridge Centre to host a workshop on Defence on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 to 3:00 pm.

We invite you to learn from one of Canada's best-known teachers, authors and speakers. Audrey Grant's workshop will provide a learning opportunity for players of all levels.  

The cost of $65 includes lesson material, refreshments and lunch. Online Registration is through Audrey Grant's website at 

If you require further info, please contact Diane Bryant at or call Better Bridge at 1-888-266-4447 Option 2.

Thanks to our Vounteers

Who buys the cookies? Where do we get the coffee? Who loads the dishwasher? Who takes out the recycling? Our Volunteers do! It takes many hands to play hands at the London Bridge Centre. 

As a member managed bridge club, the London Bridge Centre relies on our members, our Volunteers, to enable the club to operate successfully. And do we have more than handful of volunteers? We sure do! Just take a look at our Committee and Volunteers  page on the website.   We all owe our many volunteers much gratitude and a hearty thanks.  

2017 Mini-McKenney and Ace of Club Races

Congratulations to our London Bridge Centre winners in the Unit 249 2017 Mini-McKenney and Helen Shanbrom Ace of Club competitions. A complete listing of all results for the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs and Mini-Mckenney races for Unit 249 and District 2 can be seen on our About the LBC - Masterpoint Competitions webpage.

Mini-McKenney Competition

Winner Masterpoints Category
Sue Jordan 88.33 20-50
Ken Wigle 163.03 100-200
Susan Wark 141.95 500-1000

Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs 


Winner Masterpoints Category
Gayle George 26.48 0-5
Jackie Cleaver 58.23 50-100
Ken Wigle 77.4 100-200
Carol Wigle 89.72 300-500


Ask Dwight

Down 2 Vulnerable!

Perplexed? Annoyed! Thinking about blaming your partner?

So what went wrong?  Why not:  Ask Dwight?

Dwight Bender has offered to answer questions for LBC members, in a format similar to the popular Monday morning Lost & Found sessions. If you are puzzled about a recent hand, then you can Ask Dwight how it should have been bid, played or defended. 

Just email Ask Dwight providing the session, board number and your question and he will provide you with some helpful tips within 24 hours. 

Selected questions and answers will be posted on the website.

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The Special Events list for the period April 2018 to January 2019 will give you all the dates for our special games/events.  LBC Special Events have also been added to our master calendar.

Bridge Courses

The following bridge courses are being offered this spring at the LBC.

Bridge Basics I

Bridge Basics I - A Review and Refresher

Play of the Hand I

Bridge Basics II


2 Over 1 Game Force

70% Games - March and February

Terry Tack and Reg Young - 70.37% on Friday afternoon Mar 16

Arda Kabaca and Ilgaz Ciftci - 72.62% on Tuesday evening Mar 6

Bill Hryniw and Tom Jolliffe - 70.66% on Tuesday evening Feb 20. 

Ann Blyndal and Joan Cousins - 74.55% on Thursday afternoon Feb 8.

Dennis Hack and Brian Sheardown - 70.45% on Monday morning Feb 5.

February Recognition Awards

Congratulations to Rick Jordan our February Recognition Award winner. Rick earned 6.93 masterpoints during the month of February. Members with under 50 masterpoints who earn the most masterpoints during the month win a Free Play. Recognition Awards are provided to the club by a donor

New Rank Achievements - February 2018

Congratulations to LBC members who recently achieved a New ACBL Rank

Heather Foster, Karen Stief and Sandy Wagner - New Club Master

Judy Bray - New Regional Master

Upcoming Tournaments

The ACBL sanctions more than 1200 tournaments a year. If you want to play in a tournament, chances are good that you can find one just about any week of the year. Check out the Unit 249 and District 2 tournaments.

The Kibitzer - Spring 2018

The Kibitzer is no longer printed and mailed to Unit 249 ACBL members. It is now emailed to the address registered with the ACBL. If you have not received your copy of The Kibitzer, it is suggested that you confirm that your email address is correct at My ACBL.

Here is the Spring edition of The Kibitzer, with a feature article on Sectional tournaments quoting LBC members Mary Howe and Dwight Bender.  Enjoy!

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