WELCOME TO THE COLUMBIA BRIDGE CLUB’S HOME PAGE.
UPDATE ALERT: The Coronavirus Pandemic will be around for quite a while. I have already contacted the Church of Saint Matthew and advised that we will NOT, NOT have any bridge games there for the remainder of the year. If all goes well, we will reopen in January and do not intend to raise the prices until at least June of 2021. We will also take measures intended to minimize the risk of getting the nasty virus. Anyone who looks pale and/or sickly will be asked to leave the premises. Our cards, bidding boxes and bridgemates will be wiped after each game with the help of each patron. Each player will get a bidding box to carry from table to table, so that each bidding box/bridgemate will be handled by only one person for the duration of the game. Also, our snacks will be wrapped in foil or Saran wrap. I do not intend to update our website until the first or second week in December.
If you are not familiar with online bridge but would like to play online, your best bet is www.bridgebaseonline.com. See the following instructions from BBO (Note: CBC is not currently conducted any “ACBL Virtual Club Games”.) The only way to support our club right now is through the “Support Your Club” games on BBO
ACBL members can play with any other ACBL member in a specially created game on BBO and earn black masterpoints. When you play in one of these games, the majority of your table fees will be given back to your club. This way, you can help to support your club while also having the opportunity to win black masterpoints.
What: Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Game (18 boards)
When: Every day at 10 a.m., 5:10 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Eastern time
Awards: ACBL Black Masterpoints and BBO Points
Entry fee: 6 BB$
Limits: Open to all.
Click ACBL WORLD, and look for the Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Game (18 boards).
The Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Games are visible and open for registrations every day 2 hours before start time (from 8AM to 10AM, from 3:10PM to 5:10PM and from 5:30PM to 7.30PM).
We no longer guarantee partners; however, if you call by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night, we will try to find a suitable partner if your regular partner is unavailable. Renate is the primary contact (443/527-4744) and Ron is alternate (443/622-2730).
Requests for Corrections, Comments and suggestions are welcome. Contact Ron or Renate at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410/519-1518 or 443/527-4744.
During winter weather warnings check this website to determine if there will be a game. We will strive to have a firm decision posted by noon on Monday.
The Columbia Bridge Club has weekly duplicate bridge games on Monday evenings at 7:15 (SUSPENDED UNTIL JANUARY 2021), located at the Church of Saint Matthew, 7271 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia 21046. The scores from each game are usually posted on Monday nights by midnight. For your convenience, we post games results on both the CBC website and on ACBL Live (www.ACBL.org).