ONLINE GAME HELP:
​See acbl.org/bbotutorials/

The Bridge Center of St Paul is now holding only online club games. All of these games are 24-28 boards. ONLY players on our BBO list will be authorized to play in these games. The list includes players who have won points at the BCofStP in the prior 12 months of live Bridge. Also included are players in our peering pool: Twin City Bridge Center, Plymouth/Edina, Metro Bridge, Woodbury, St Cloud, Duluth, and Mankato. If you can't register, please contact Kim at least 20 minutes before a game.

Here's how to play:
1. Go to BBO version 3, address: www.bridgebase.com/v3/
2. You have to have a BBO account. Setting up an account is free.
3. Cost will be $5 per game, per player. You have to have that money in your BBO account to register for a game. From the BBO homepage, click on BB$ to add funds either via Paypal or any credit card. If you don't find this button, do an Internet search for BBO$ and you'll get a page to pay. Don't use the in-app function, because you'll pay a surchage. You can pay for yourself and invite a partner or pay for both you and your partner. 
4. Beginning 2 hours before gametime our game will be listed on the site. From the homepage look at the Blue menu, find Competitive, then click on ACBL Virtual Clubs. Scan the list to find a BCofStP game.
5. Both you and your partner need to be online at the time of registration. Both need to be online also at game time or you'll be unregistered. 

Benefits: You will get to hang out with your club pals, you will earn Black club points which the ACBL augments with 1.5 multiplier bonus, and best of all, the club gets the majority of your gamefees.

If you need ANY help let us know. Signing up for BBO, navigating the site, getting money in your account, etc. If you can't find a partner, cal or textl Kim or click partnership within the tournament and wait to see if someone else comes alone. Also, if you are a single and we have a 1/2 table, we can get a sub to fill in with you. Kim & Larry H will be directing these games the foreseeable future. Again, please contact us with questions.

Bridge links

LINK TO WEEKLY INTERMEDIATE CHAT ZOOM SESSION - Tuesdays at 1pm

Anyone can participate in these lessons, but you should have know the basics of Bridge. No specific prior classes required. We'll bid and play through several hands with Q&A throughout. No partner necessary. Once in the Zoom meeting players and coaches will leave to private rooms to work on hands for 60-90 minutes. Please email bcofstp@gmail.com to make a reservation by Monday evening for the next day so we have enough coaches.

LINK TO WEEKLY CHAT BRIDGE ZOOM SESSION - Thursdays at 9am (game to follow at 9:30)

Only players 20mp or fewer can participate in Chat Bridge. If we get 10 or more players we will run a game. If fewer show up we will send players and coaches to tables for practice. No partner necessary, but if you have one, great! Once in the Zoom meeting Director will assess whether we can run a game, if so, all will register for the game on BBO, if not, players and coaches will leave to private rooms to work on 10-15 hands.

Partnership
Kim Hayward 651-271-3500
(call or text)

Organization
Manager: Kimberly Hayward
Assistant Manager: Larry Huiras

Board of Directors (8/20-7/21):

Larry McIntyre, President
Stephanie Steele, Vice President
Bill Voedisch, Secretary
Grant Duffrin, Treasurer

Gail Baev, Board Member

​​Online BBO Game Schedule:

Mondays

9:20am 0-500 Pairs, 9:30am Open Pairs

1:30pm 0-300 Pairs

6:30pm Fast Pairs


Tuesdays

9:30am Open

1:30pm 0-300 Pairs

6:30pm 0-750 Pairs


Wednesdays

9:20am 0-500 Pairs, 9:30am Open Pairs

1:30pm 0-300 Pairs 

Greater MN Pooled Games

6:15 0-1000 Pairs & 6:30pm Open Pairs


Thursdays

9:30am Chat 0-20 Pairs

12:15pm 0-300 Pairs & 12:30pm Open Pairs


Fridays

9:20am 0-300 Pairs, 9:25 0-1500 Pairs

& 9:30am Open Pairs


Saturdays

12:30pm 0-750 Pairs, 1:00pm Fast Pairs

6:30pm Open Pairs


Sundays

12:30pm 0-750 Pairs, 1:00pm Open Pairs 

5:30pm Open Pairs​


Bridge Center of St Paul

Schedule for 11/23-29


Monday 11/23
9:20 0-500 Pairs
9:30 Open Pairs
1:30 0-300 Pairs
6:30 Fast Pairs


Tuesday 11/24
9:20 0-500 Pairs
9:30 Open Pairs
1:30 0-300 Pairs
6:30 0-750 Pairs
6:40 Open Pairs


Wednesday 11/25
9:20 0-500 Pairs
9:30 Open Pairs
1:30 0-300 Pairs
6:20 0-1000 Pairs
6:30 Open Pairs


Thursday 11/26

Thanksgiving Day

(***Pay special attention)
18 Board Games - $4

Less than 2 hours each
9:00-10:50 Pairs
11:00-12:50 Pairs
1:00-2:50 Pairs
3:00-4:50 Pairs
5:00-6:50 Pairs
7:00-8:50 Pairs


Friday 11/27
9:20 0-300 Pairs
9:25 0-1500 Pairs
9:30 Open Pairs


Saturday 11/28
12:30 0-750 Pairs
1:00 Open Pairs
6:30 Open Pairs

Sunday 11/29
12:30 0-750 Pairs
1:00 Open Pairs
5:30 Open Pairs

2021 Membership Fee (Click Buy Now to Left)

Adv Bidding Fees

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Play of Hand Lesson Fees
Beginning Lesson Fees

Bridge Center of Saint Paul


Due to COVID-19 and our State of Minnesota mandates, we will be closed until further notice. Please join us online - see below for instructions.

Online Beginning Lessons (Part 2) - ACBL Series (Diamond Book II) - Play of the Hand​
Mondays, November 16, 2020 through January 18, 2021 (some days skipped), 6:30-8:30pm
Lessons are $7.50 per week or $50 for the series

of 8 classes. Each includes 1 hour lesson and

1 hour of play. Taught by: Larry Huiras. 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DESCRIPTION

Advanced Topics in Bidding
Mondays, November 23 through December 28, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm
Lessons are $15 per week or $80 for the series
of 6 classes. Each includes lesson and play. 
Taught by Larry Huiras.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DESCRIPTION


​​Online Beginning Lessons (Part 1) - ACBL Series (Club Book I) - Bidding​
Mondays, January 4 through February 22, 2021, 3:00-5:00pm
Lessons are $7.50 per week or $50 for the series

of 8 classes. Each includes 1 hour lesson and

1 hour of play. Taught by: Larry Huiras.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DESCRIPTION