Open Monday-Saturday for 12:30pm game. Masks & Proof of vaccination are mandatory ! NLM games can be scheduled any day when 8 people (2 tables) want to play in a separate game. Currently this is only occurring on Fridays, but organize at least 7 others and come in!  NLM games are open to non-life Masters or players with less than 500 masterpoints.

Games start at 12:30pm.  Requirements below:
  1. Vaccine card required. Bring to club,  text to Sharon at (714)624.3455 or email her at akiba1708@yahoo.com
  2. Masks are mandatory as required by the city of Long Beach.
  3. If  you need a partner for the day of game, please contact Sharon at the above email/text.

Fall Class Schedule

Oct 4  Bidding /Intermediate Conventions -Sharpen your bridge playing skills while practicing your play. Each lesson includes the play of 8 hands illustrating that week’s topic.  Conventions covered include: New minor forcing,  4th suit forcing, Cue bid limit raises, Help suit game tries, Jacoby 2NT, Michaels and unusual NT, Major transfers,  Roman key card and Gerber.  Class materials: instructor handouts.  Instructor:  Dalia Hernandez Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Oct 4  Bridge 3 Play of the Hand -Bridge 3 is largely rewritten and covers three topics.  First and BY FAR the primary emphasis is on how to make a hand beginning with the most basic thoughts, count winners/losers and count the trump out.  Second is a review of bidding.  Third, and not even related to the class is an introduction to some new topics such as reverses and cue bid limit raises. Instructor: Hank Dunbar Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Oct 5  Bridge 1 Beginner Bridge –  Learn to play bridge the modern way.  Topics include intro to bridge, opening a major, opening a minor, no trump, Stayman, transfers, opening leads,attitude, and more. Instructor: Hank Dunbar, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30amOLLI Registration  Helpline: 562-985-2389
Oct 5  Advancing Player Workshop –In the advancing player workshop we play curated hands and then analyze them. The focus is on card play and defense. This class is designed for students who have completed the fundamental bidding classes and wish to improve their card play. Instructor: Rob Preece, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Supervised Bridge with Hank & Fern

Starting October from 9:30-11:30 every Wednesday.  0-99.  $5 per session.  Vaccine cards and masks are required!  

Due to the number of cancelled tournaments this fall, ACBL is adding another online regional October 28-31. This is the schedule.

A note to players with less than 750 points: volunteers, with less than 750mp, have a chance of winning red and gold points without paying the entry fee. ACBL always has problems finding fill-in players and substitutes for the limited games during the on-line regionals. How to volunteer: AFTER the game has started, navigate to competative tournaments – running. Click on the game you want to join and you will be given a window where you can put yourself on the sub list. The worst that can happen is you wait a hour for an invite. The best, you win points without paying $15

Your bridge results live on your smartphone!

Intro to Bridge, a new interactive online course from the American Contract Bridge League.  10 Lessons for just $50 and includes a free 90-day trial of the Shark Bridge app. New courses starting September 7th!  See website for schedule and details!

Need a Partner?  For longer term partnerships contact our volunteers by email:
Colleen Gardner novcol@aol.com or Susan Bibby susanbibby@longbeachbridge.com

For partners that day, call the club or call or text Sharon Biederman 714.624.3455

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Do you want to play online but don’t know how?   Click on the help button  and we will contact you. 

Or you can contact us at (714)624-3455

If you would like to purchase the Mike Lawrence Defense CD at the discounted price of $25, please send a check to:

Sharon Biederman
17008 Bayou Way
Seal Beach, CA 90740

The Long Beach Bridge Center Board is part of the on-line Alliance Bridge Club for BBO games.  Money not being paid to the ACBL or Bridge Base will come to our club.  Players will earn ACBL master points.  Check out  Alliance Bridge Club site for instructions and results.

If you would like to donate directly to the club please send a check  payable to “Bridge Brigade”

Sharon Biederman
1708 Bayou Way
Seal Beach, CA 90740
. (EIN #81-4460773) 

The All-Western – 99ers “Nite Club” Event Schedule – Monday-Thursday

Log on to BBO and select Competitive/ACBL Virtual Clubs and search for VACB905265.  Select 0-99 or 0-20 All Western 99er NiteClub

  • 4:20PM  Registration opens on BBO for 0-20MP game.
  • 4:30PMRegistration opens on BBO for 0-100MP game.
  • 6:20PM Game Time – Head to BBO and look for All-Western 19ers.
  • 6:30PM Game Time – Head to BBO and look for All-Western 99ers. 0-20 players welcome to play in thia game too!
  • 8:00ish  Zoom “Post-Mortem” for both games. Featuring teachers from the 4 sponsoring districts who will walk you through the boards you just played and answer your questions.

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