Social/Progressive Bridge, from beginners to experienced players.
Note: We also Coordinate the annual Special Event - Social Bridge Tournament in June (pictures below).
Beginners are welcome but some knowledge of the game and playing experience are required. We, in general, follow Standard American bidding conventions and ACBL contract bridge rules. That said, the emphasis is on fellowship and fun, not competition. Currently there are four groups as shown under the Coordinators list.
Each group consists of a core group of 8 to 10 players who meet on a regular schedule. Frequently core group players are not able to play on a given night so a list of spares is maintained for all groups and players to call upon. This gives spares many opportunities to play and to get to know other VMNC members. Occasionally a regular player may leave the group permanently. Their replacement is normally found from those who are on the spares list.
Anyone interested in playing in a social context is encouraged to put their name forward for the spares list. Please contact Bob Macdonald, Coordinator of Group C, to have your name added or to obtain more information about our bridge groups. Bob’s contact information is shown under the Coordinators list.
Dave Nicholds (Group A: Biweekly Monday Nights September to June)
email@example.com, Mobile: 250-516-9403
Lorne Bailey (Group B: Weekly Monday Nights September to June)
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 250-595-3355
Bob Macdonald (Group C: Biweekly Thursday Nights September to May)
email@example.com Phone: 250-595-4894
Keith Beange (Group D: Weekly Tuesday Nights year-round)
firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile 514-865-2299
Email invite/notices sent to participants.
Regular players host at their homes on a rotational basis.
Regular basis September through June except Group D which plays through the summer.
Open to all VMNC Members. VMNC Members wishing to play should join the spares list for opportunities to play and be positioned to join a group on a regular basis when vacancies arise.
There are no fees to play but many groups have a $1 ante to play each evening. The proceeds are divided amongst the top two and the lowest player of the evening. The host supplies the cards, beverages and snacks.