Petoskey Bridge Club Online - The Petoskey Bridge Club is online with Virtual Petoskey Bridge Club games via BridgeBaseOnline (BBO) and ACBL!!! Here is our current schedule:
Tuesdays: 199er game @ 1:25 p.m.
Open game @ 1:35 p.m.
Wednesdays: Open game @ 1:35 p.m.
Thursdays: Open game @ 1:35 p.m.
Fridays: 199er game @ 1:25 p.m.
Open game @ 1:35 p.m.
Game fee is $6. You must be a member of BBO to participate. If you are new to BBO or could use a refresher, CLICK HERE for all you need to know. You may contact us via email at if you have additional questions. We're here to help.
It's fun to play bridge with friends you're familiar with from playing at the bridge house. Until we can safely return, our virtual games enable us to play with those same friends. Come join us.
Special Notice - Club management decided to close the club as of Monday March 16, 2020 until further notice as a result of the very serious nationwide coronavirus situation. The Center for Disease Control has issued the following guidance:
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
Given that the majority of our players are indeed in the age group (60 years or older) mentioned above, some of whom have existing health conditions, and given the uncertainty of who may have actually been exposed, or will be exposed by traveling or visitors to the area, we feel it's in the best interests of all of us to stand down for the time being.
The good news is that, like many businesses who are asking employees to stay home and tele-work, we too can play bridge online from home. If you're interested in doing so, feel free to use the Find a Partner feature on our website to let folks know you'd like to get a game going.
Thanks for your understanding and patience in dealing with the uncertainty of this very difficult situation. We hope to be back at the bridge house bridge table just as soon as it's safe for us to do so. Keep an eye on the website and for an email informing you of the re-opening of the club. Until then, please be prudent and stay safe.
The Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Center (PDBC) is organized and operated for charitable and educational purposes. By bringing people together to learn and play Duplicate Bridge, it provides opportunities for mental stimulation and social enrichment for senior citizens in the Northwest Michigan counties of Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim and Cheboygan.
Learning to play Duplicate Bridge develops the cognitive knowledge of probability, prediction, inductive and deductive logic and facilitates application of this knowledge while playing bridge with other learners.
The PDBC’s cadre of bridge teachers uses multiple teaching methods which demonstrate and apply an understanding of different learning styles. Methods include didactic instruction, inferential instruction using a problem-solving approach, and guided exploration for individualized instruction as well as for both small and large-group instruction.
The PDBC creates a caring bridge community which promotes and supports the growth and well-being of those who gather at the Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Center, an accessible, safe and comfortable facility. All adults and youth are welcome to participate. Our clubhouse is devoted exclusively to bridge. Built in 2009 through the generosity of Jean and Shirley Carpenter and of nearly 100 other donors, it includes an open room that comfortably seats over 100 players, a kitchen, library and rest rooms. We are a not-for-profit corporation, and we rely on our volunteers for a host of services.
Our mission is to use bridge as an educational tool for youth and adults. By teaching bridge, through formal instruction and providing opportunities to play, we will teach discipline, motivate academic, professional and other achievement, foster positive social skills, and empower both youth and adults to succeed.
Zero Tolerance Policy
We are a welcoming community, a mix of novices, intermediates and advanced players who respect each other and grow through our common interest in the world's finest card game. We compete hard, but we enforce the Zero Tolerance Policy. We don't allow bad behavior, but rather we try to advance each other's understanding of the challenges and satisfactions of the game.
Special Games the Week of Monday Jan 18.
ACBL is conducting another week of virtual games with double and silver masterpoints. We are expanding our online game opportunities for the week. We will hold both 199er and Open games every day from Monday Jan 18 thru and including Saturday Jan 23. These games will be at our usual game times:
199er game - 1:25 p.m. (no game Thursday Jan 21)
Open game - 1:35 p.m.
Game fee for each game will be $8 to cover the additional fees charged by ACBL.
This is a unique opportunity. Come join us!