2021 - LESSONS
Elizabeth Gompels

BEGINNER CLASSES with Elizabeth Gompels: You will play Bridge every session. All classes are highly interactive in a relaxed environment, allowing you to have fun while learning, and making new friends. Send an e-mail to Elizabeth at with any questions or suggestions.


Have Fun this Summer and Improve Your Playing Skills


PLAY BRIDGE 2, will start up online on Tuesday, July 6. New deals, new techniques each week over a six-week series. Enjoy your summer days, then join us on Zoom Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 PM and play Bridge with your classmates. Registration is via Arlington Community Education [see their Summer Catalog or follow this link to their secure website  for details, tuition and registration information].

Coming this Fall, classes will resume at St. Camillus… Click here

What’s New: 

Free gift for you:  52 Facts of Bridge Life by Eddie Kantar (see attached). 

How many of these facts can you say, “Yes, I knew that!”?

What about your partner?  How many do they know?

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Mysterious Abbreviations in BBO:
  Click Here to view the BBO Dictionary.PDF 

BBO Information

Please read and understand the following:


To call the Director, there is a blue box in the top left corner with 3 white bars.  Click on the box, call director and type in opponent is not answering my question.  The director will come to the table and resolve.  I want all my players to call the director for any irregularity.  We don’t want players making their own rulings at the table – especially when they complain about it later.


To inquire about a bid: you can click on the bid in question, then type “What is your agreement about this bid?”. 

The opponent’s response will go to you alone.  If there is a problem at this point, call the Director.

Please do not type any explanations/alerts to Table Chat, where your partner can see.

Doing so risks the receiving of an adjusted score -  if “damage to opponents” is found from the

“unauthorized info” being passed in the Table Chat.


Alert your bids: If opponents have special agreements and they properly Alert them, you will see the bid with an explanation on the top right of your green table area.  Note: the partner does not see the explanation, but you and your partner do see the explanation.  If you need further information, click on the bid as in the paragraph above.  Note: Failure to Alert a “special agreement” can result in an adjusted score that will benefit the injured parties.  But ACBL has determined that bids higher than 3 NT do not require “Alerts” - because it is better to ask for explanations of these bids at the end of the auction.  You can still ask questions about any specific bid, especially if you are considering to make a bid.


Slow Play:  If you encounter a “slow player”, be kind because they may be new to BBO.  If you feel there will be a “time problem”

by the end of the round, please call the Director.  If you don’t call the Director, don’t complain about it later. The Director will now be aware of the problem, and will probably monitor the table.  If you are consistently a “slow player” over more than 1 table, the Director has the duty to penalize you for “Slow Play” and points can be taken away from you.  “Slow Play” is penalized at physical clubs in the same way.

 2021 Bridge Classes -

- Kim Gilman 


 Kim Gilman has more online classes this Fall for Beginners through Advanced. Both "Dazzling Defense" and "Bidding in Competitive Auctions" are back! Our players may be very interested in joining an advanced class with Kim's celebrity guest teachers, Zach Grossack (Monday evenings) or Gavin Wolpert (Tuesday September 28th); along with other lessons for improving players. Click below for all the details, or visit her website


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Take Note Changes 
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It is official.  We have the approval to reopen Family Friendly Bridge Club for Face-to-Face bridge games as of Monday, June 28.


We will resume the physical games that were interrupted (the same games will continue to be offered on BBO for $ 7):


Monday, Thursday, & Friday at 12:30 PM, 24 boards, cost is $10 per player.

Tuesday Evening at 6:30 PM, 18-20 boards, cost is $10 per player.

Thursday Mornings, mini-lesson followed by 12-15 boards, cost is $10 per player


Note: Hospitality will not be served - no food/coffee served for at least the first few weeks.

Disinfectant and hand sanitizing supplies will be available at all times.  We are following CDC guidelines:

masks are not required if you are fully vaccinated; else a mask is strongly recommended.  We are NOT requiring

players to show proof of vaccination. The last number I heard was that 85% of persons over 65 years old are fully vaccinated.



The bridge game in Belmont will continue on-line and might become Face-to-Face in August.

The Winchester Bridge Club will be making a separate decision about starting Face-to-Face games.


Welcome back.  It will be so nice to see your smiling faces.


Bob Gaudet

Cell: (339) 223-6484

We strongly recommend all pairs post a convention card for our games. If you need help, please click the videos below.

Watch a "How To" Video

Summary of Our FFBC Tournaments on BBO:


Monday, 12:40 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round,

                                   7 minutes per board, “OPEN”

Tuesday, 7:00 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round,

                                    7 minutes per board, “OPEN”

Wednesday, 9:50 AM, 18 boards, 3 brds per round,

                                    7 minutes per Board, "OPEN"


Wednesday, 7:15 PM, 20-21 boards, 3 brds per round 

                                    7 minutes per board, "OPEN"

Wednesday, 7:25 PM,   12 boards , 9 minutes per                                                    board with post-game                                                 discussion on Zoom,                     "LIMITED" NonLifeMasters.

Thursday, 9:30 AM, 12 boards, 3 boards per round,

                                    9 minutes per board,

 “Restricted”, must be Skill Level = Novice or Beginner

Thursday, 12:40 PM, 18 boards, 3 brds per round,

                                     7 minutes per board, “OPEN”

Friday, 12:40 PM, 18 boards, 3 boards per round,

                                 7 minutes per board, “OPEN”

BBO--- I’m expecting ALL  players in a game to be online at least 10 minutes before game time.

If your partner is not online, our wonderful directors will probably notify you – so you can call them.