Beginning Tuesday, September 14, Sue Treble and Joan Clasen will be hosting Barbara Seagram Bridge Tips classes on Zoom. The classes will run for 8 weeks on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00. Cost will be $65 ($40 for the classes and $25 for the book).

For those people interested in the classes and/or having any further questions, please contact Sue at 204-669-1458 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


As more of us are using BBO for both virtual club and for casual play, it seemed appropriate to provide some information regarding convention cards on BBO. The ACBL strongly encourages the use of CCs for the virtual club games and online tournaments and games. It is considerate to your opponents and helps clarify your agreements with your partners. Please see the following video for help on creating CCs on BBO and on sharing existing cards with other partners. 

Creating and sharing CCs on BBO

As always, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. Thanks.

Bridge Manitoba, Ambassador Bridge Club, and Lorraine's Bridge Club have begun running ACBL-sanctioned games on BBO using Virtual Clubs. Please support our clubs during these times by participating in these games, and enjoy playing with all of those people you've been playing with for years!  The cost per game is 3 BBO dollars and you will earn masterpoints as though playing at a regular club game. 

For information on joining these games, please click here. For addition assistance, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Open games take place daily from Monday-Saturday at 12 p.m, and Monday evening at 7 p.m. In addition, a 0-99 game is held every Wednesday at 11:30, and a 0-199 game is held every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. PLEASE REGISTER 1 HOUR BEFORE GAME TIME if possible so that the director has time to adjust the movement, determine if there is a half-table, etc.


As I’m sure most of you are aware, the Covid-19 pandemic is not likely to be going away any time soon. The pandemic and accompanying health restrictions mean our bridge club will not be open anytime in the near future. We can only hope and pray that it ends sooner rather than later.

The club itself is in good financial shape due to two major factors:

Soul Sanctuary has treated us very fairly. They agreed to the bridge club paying a storage fee for our equipment rather than the full rent. With little income the rent would have made us insolvent within months.

The Unit, Ambassador, & Lorraine’s bridge clubs have set up Virtual games on BBO which has resulted in a positive bottom line.

When able to resume in-person play at Soul Sanctuary, we have secured a 5 year lease. The lease has several built in protections to cover the unexpected. It can be terminated by either party with 6 months written notice, protecting the Unit if play does not return to a level which covers the expenses. Soul Sanctuary has agreed to only charge a storage fee rather than the agreed rent as long as we are unable to have live games.

Special thanks to Marsha Kimelman for organizing the Unit virtual games, and to all the directors and volunteers who work hard to make them successful. These games are keeping the Unit in the black.

To those players who have been supporting the virtual games, thank you for your support.

I look forward to seeing you all across the table from me at Soul Sanctuary in the not too distant future.



Douglas L Fisher