Family Friendly Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge club in Arlington Massachusetts.
We aspire to provide the friendliest and most relaxed competitive duplicate bridge games in the greater Boston area. We want to be your club of choice!
Our games are open to all level players, with masterpoints awarded to high finishers in every stratification. We participate in The Common Game, playing the same deals as clubs all over the country. You can see how your results stack up against hundreds of other pairs, read expert hand analysis and “Kibitz the Pros.”
We especially encourage newcomers and people visiting the area to come play duplicate bridge with us.
We care about each other and our greater community. In addition to enjoying duplicate bridge games with our friends, we try to be good community citizens through club outreach and charity.
We are not only getting older and wiser but Bob has created a fresher cleaner area for bridge players.
Notice of games playing Face to Face
BELMONT BRIDGE CLUB 9:30 am Wednesday
The bridge game in Belmont at 266 Beech St. is Face to Face and is in full swing at this facility. We have coffee and refreshments. Belmont has enacted a mask mandate for inside municipal buildings. Belmont will continue online.
WINCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB 7:00 pm Wednesday
This bridge game plays in the lower church of St Camillus.
There is no longer a game online.
Elections for EMBA Board of directors: We have 5 members nominated for
election: Carolyn Bitetti, Hardin Matthews (Incumbent),
Stan Pilch, Muggsie Rocco, and Tom Shea. Be sure to vote for your favorite(s) in the month of October. Go to https://acblemba.org/ to vote.
Directions to St. Camillus Church, lower level, 1175 Concord Turnpike (Route 2), Arlington.
Take Exit 132 (Formerly 57) off Route 2 – whether traveling East or West. At the bottom of the hill is the Dow Avenue intersection. If you have come from the East, the church parking lot is to your right. If you have come from the West, turn left on Dow Avenue and travel under Route 2. At the Stop sign, you will see the church parking lot diagonally to your right. Note: We are located in the lower level of the church and the entrance is at the parking lot level at the right rear of the building as you face the church with Route 2 at your back. Drive between the rectory and back of the church to reach the parking lot and side door entrance.
FFBC offers an open duplicate bridge every Monday, Thursday, & Friday at 12:30 pm. We play between 20 - 24 boards
Bob Gaudet runs a Newcomer Game on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am. He starts with a 20-minute mini-lesson and then plays roughly 9 hands. Masterpoints are awarded. Since this is an educational opportunity, you can use your notes, and even ask questions when you get "stuck". Partners are always available.
FFBC also offers Drop-In Bridge: on Tuesday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 PM. 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.
The cost is $10.00 for a Duplicate Bridge Game (18-24 boards).
Coffee and snacks are provided at the duplicate games.
Where: We play in the lower level of St Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike (Route 2) in Arlington MA. Please don't park in the two rows closest to the church. There is a handicap accessible entrance with elevator on the Dow Avenue side of the church.
Fees: Games cost $10.
Need a partner? Use our easy PlayMates program (click here), or contact Bob Gaudet, our Club Director, in advance if possible, or just come to the game 15 minutes early, and we'll accommodate you.
Questions? Please contact Bob Gaudet, our Club Director, at 339-223-6484 or by email (email@example.com).