Fall Schedule changes

Friday evening games - have resumed!  Come out and enjoy a relaxing evening with your friends.  Game starts at 6:30.  FRIDAY EVENING GAME RETURNS NOV 24.

Saturday am Practice & Play -  has resumed!  Come and practise and get advice on bidding and play. Saturdays @ 9:30.

LBC Newsletter

 Read the November 19 newsletter here. Newsletter clipart

Competitive Bidding Lessons

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.


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.

Help Support Youth Bridge

Bridge is for All Ages

Rosemary Thompson will be facilitating a Youth Bridge Club at Jean Vanier Separate School from January to April 2018. Students from Grades 6 to 8 will be attending her classes from 12:15 pm to 1:10 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on January 9, 2018. Rosemary will offer some introductory bridge instructions and then coach her students through some pre-selected hands.

Youth Bridge

While Rosemary prepares and conducts her bridge classes by herself, she would definitely appreciate some volunteers to help supervise and advise the children as they play their pre-set hands. If you would like to volunteer to help kids learn to play bridge then please email Rosemary at: rosemary@handrigan.ca  or call her at 519-473-6572.

Let’s help Rosemary introduce bridge to youth, the game we all so much enjoy.

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Special Events - November to February 2018

The LBC Special Events list for the period November through February 2018 will give you all the dates for our special games: Club Appreciation games, Rookie-Master games, Christmas Party, etc.  LBC Special Events have also been added to our master calendar.

70% Games - November & October

Helen Holmes and Sandy Wagner - 71.43% on Thursday afternoon November 16.

Don Hambley and Barry Perkins - 70.27% on Tuesday evening October 24.

Shirley Briley and Noni Brown - 71.20% on Monday morning October 16. 

Shelley Sorgini and Gail Janus - 73.09% on Wednesday evening October 18

Dwight Bender and Peter Tuttle - 71.99% on Friday afternoon October 6.


New ACBL Rankings

Congratulations to our LBC members who achieved a new ACBL ranking in October.

Gayle George, Betty Grant - Club Master

Marianne Krumm - Sectional Master

Michelle Murphy - Bronze Life Master

Leszek Wroblewski - Silver Life Master

Brad Boyle, Marie Wiley - Gold Life Master

October Recognition Award

Congratulations to Terry Cathcart our October Recognition Award winner. Terry earned 4.79 masterpoints during the month of October. Effective August 1, 2017, members with under 50 masterpoints who earn the most masterpoints during the month win a Free Play.

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 - Fall 2017

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 Fall edition of The Kibitzer.

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