Bridge - Beginners and Beyond
We began as a group of rusty bridge players who had played in the past but needed instruction in catching up and starting again. We are low-key, talking about bidding, replaying the hands and helping one another learn. No pressure…just a fun group! You must, however, have a working knowledge of bridge basics in the current style of Audrey Grant or similar author/teacher as this group is not for someone who has never played before. We keep score properly which helps our bidding skills.
An email invitation is sent out every Wednesday and you must respond by Saturday at the latest if you wish to play on Monday. The earlier you reply, the better the chances of being on the list to play. You will receive an email indicating your response was received. We use “first come, first served” in signing up to play until we have full tables. Those who sign up after that will be put on a sub list and will be informed of that. The number of tables is NOT limited as long as there are four people for each. Consider joining us on Monday afternoons.
Bridge - Intermediate
This is a social bridge game for intermediate players. We play party bridge (Chicago Scoring) where partners change after every four hands. Each month an invitation is sent via email to determine who will play. You can respond by email or phone. Tables are filled on a first-come basis. If tables are full, you will be placed on the list of substitutes for that month. Check with us to make sure your name is on the email list, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
The Canasta Club meets every Monday, 1-4 p.m. They follow the American Canasta rules and will help you get started if you’re a little rusty or have played with another set of rules. They meet in members’ homes and socialize for a half hour before starting play. They welcome new members to come, observe and socialize if not yet ready for playing.
The Mah Jongg Group plays every Monday from 11-4 at a member’s home. We use National League rules. Lunch is provided by the host, with food contributions from other members. If you are an experienced player, a beginner, or want to learn, you are welcome to join. We provide training for those new to the game, as well as for Siamese Mah Jongg, a variation that can be played by two people. Advanced players also meet on first and third Fridays from 9:30 – 12:00 at a public establishment.