Save The Date

Tuesday, April 28: 


Family-Friendly Bridge Club is excited to host two highly-accomplished bridge teachers and players from Knoxville, TN for an all-day seminar. There will be a two-hour lesson in the morning on "Losing Trick Count and Invitations to Game."

In the afternoon, the topic will be "Picking Up the Clues." The cost will be $30 for a single session or $50 for both. Lunch will be available for $10 on-site. Great for players of all levels!

The speakers are Jim Ricker, the ACBL's 2019 Bridge Teacher of the Year, and National Champion Kevin Wilson. More details coming soon!

NO Bridge on the following dates:

Monday, April 6

Thursday, April 9

Friday, April 10

If you have a cold or the flu, please do not come to bridge -  You will be jeopardizing the health of everyone.  Flu is very dangerous and even possibly fatal to some individuals. 

Please be respectful to everyone and stay home when you are ill.  Thank you.

Given the outbreaks of COVID-19 in areas and/or local/state governments announcing a state of emergency, some clubs have to close temporarily. 
The Archdiocese of Boston has suspended (cancelled) all parish gatherings
until March 30.
Family Bridge Club held in the basement of St Camillus will therefore be closed.   
Please keep healthy at this time and adhere to the recommendations of the CDC.  
Bob will keep us posted on any change of this date.  

2020 Bridge Lessons at FFBC with Kim Gilman

Five Conventions to Know & Love (Apr 14 – May 19),

Advanced Beginners & Up, Tuesdays, 10 AM – Noon

Demon Declarers II (Apr 14 – May 19),

Intermediates & Up, Tuesdays, 1 – 3 PM

Bidding in Competitive Auctions (June 2 – June 30),

Advanced Beginners & Up, Tuesdays, 10 AM – Noon

Thinking Slam (June 2 – June 30),

Intermediates & Up, Tuesdays, 1 – 3 PM

Bridge Beginner Classes with Elizabeth Gompels ( ): 

Friday Mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 AM, St Camillus Church, Arlington, April 17 - June 12 (no class 04/24), Cost for 8 classes:  will be approximately $165



Bridge Game and Party at the Jenks Center, Winchester Sunday, March 15, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, cost $ 15  

Newcomers are especially welcome and usually play in a separate section; special prizes, refreshments and lots of bridge with your friends...

Come and give it a try...  This popular event usually has 12+ tables 'in play' – You can make your reservation by sending me an email or calling me.  (


Upcoming Dates: Apr 19, May 17 & Jun 14



Drop-In Bridge: is held on Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 – 9:30   (Lower basement)

All skill levels are invited to come and play bridge with some very friendly and welcoming players. 

You will make some new friends and enjoy a relaxing evening.   Coffee and snacks are available.

Words from Frank Stewart:

Why do we play bridge anyway?  Certainly not to memorize a bidding system or to adhere to a set of rules.

The game’s appeal lies in problem-solving.  During a session, a player faces hundreds of decisions.

Some he can resolve with little thought, but many require reasoning.

That is what a player finds exhilarating: He has a problem and figures out the answer.

upcoming events

Mar 6-8, 2020

Orange,  CT




Mar 7-8, 2020

Portland, ME




Mar 9-15, 2020

STaC U106, 115, 156, 1...





Mar 14-15, 2020






Use Tournaments Tab

for future dates

Never miss a game.

Join PlayMates by going to the Playmates tab and following directions

FFBC Coffee Cups Now On Sale.. 
Cost is $ 10
All proceeds donated to charity  


Play Bridge & Help Others  

Volunteers Needed 


We bring bridge to people around the Boston area with limited mobility who can't come to our club games.  


Would you like to help others while playing the greatest card game in the world? 


The commitment is for about 2 hours of bridge playing, usually once per month.


Please contact Bob,,

to learn more.  

Click here

Do you have an unwanted PC laptop (not Apple) that you are willing to donate to the club for use as a time clock?  The ones we are using are pretty old – i.e. still using Windows 98.

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