Announcements

Announcements

Beginning Saturday, April 8th, Keran and Jim Sanders will be teaching "Bridge Basics 1: An Easy Intro to Duplicate Bridge" on Saturday mornings at Soul Sanctuary. Cost is $125 for 9 lessons.

Keran and Jim are well known in our bridge community for running clear, easy to understand, beginner lessons in a fun, welcoming environment.

Learn the basics of one of the world’s most challenging and enjoyable games in a relaxed and friendly class of beginners. This course is intended for people who have never encountered bridge, and those who have never studied it formally. As you have fun, you will learn the fundamental mechanics of the game with an emphasis on bidding and playing hands. 

Some comments from previous students:

“Great course. Takes you from ‘I’ve never played’ to ‘I understand the basics and can play with others.” 
“Excellent instruction. Great atmosphere for learning.”
“We’ve learned so much, can’t wait to start playing.”
“Thanks for making it a fun game.”

 Topics

•  Evaluating hands, playing hands, bridge terms, etiquette
•  No Trump opening bids and responses
•  Major suit opening bids and responses
•  Minor suit opening bids and responses
•  Stayman Convention & Transfer Bids to majors and minors

 Details

•  When: Saturdays, April 8 - June 3, 2023 from 9:15 to 11:15 am 
•  Location: Bridge Manitoba, 2050 Chevrier Boulevard (2nd floor, Soul Sanctuary)
•  $125.00 for 9 weeks payable at the first class. 
•  Register This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
•  Instructors:  Kerän & Jim Sanders

Recommended textbook: Audrey Grant’s Bridge Basics 1: An introduction (available at local bookstores or online)

 

 

Bridge Manitoba is bringing a bit of Festival du Voyageur to our next social event! Come join us on Thursday, February 23rd, at 6:00 p.m. for "Festival du Bridge". Enjoy some great entertainment, a traditional Voyageur meal, and a shot of Caribou as we "toast the king". Doors open at 5:30. Arrive early as the entertainment starts at 6, followed by dinner and a sanctioned game.

 

Tickets are $15 and will be available for purchase at our live games. Come with a partner or contact our partnership desk for one: Deloris - 204-795-4361, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Marielle - 204-228-9400This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Add some joie de vivre to your life and come on out!

For more information, please contact Paulette at (204)226-7275 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congratulations to Mike Szestopalow and Kevin Tomanek for placing first in Flight C of the NAP District 2 Finals. We wish you both best of success representing Unit 181 in New Orleans this March!

 

 

Our Tuesday evening supervised play will be resuming this week, on January 3rd. Entry is $5, and includes a lesson, handouts and an opportunity to play for a couple of hours with supervision by more advanced players where you can ask questions. Frequently the hands will be related to the lesson so that you will have an opportunity to practice what has been presented. It’s a relaxed atmosphere, focused on having fun and improving your play. There is no requirement to attend every Tuesday - just come whenever you can. You are welcome to come with or without a partner.

In order that we can have a 7pm start, please arrive by 6:45 so that folks can sign in and get a name tag. 

If you know you are coming, please respond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can set up the appropriate number of tables and be sure to have sufficient volunteers available.

Bridge Manitoba requires double vaccination so bring your card. It is a “Mask Friendly” site. Please respect your opponents and partner by following their wishes, so bring a mask as you may need it. You may also wish to bring your own beverage.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 3rd!

Jeff Gosman