Special Notice - Club management has 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 Bridge Club is northern Michigan's center for learning to play bridge and loving to play bridge. We are the second most active club in the state in terms of number of tables played each year. Come to our lovely clubhouse to win masterpoints or to study modern conventions and tactics or just to be a part of a unique experience.
We offer ACBL-sanctioned games throughout the year with chances for extra masterpoints and silver points. We have classes for people who are raw beginners and a once-a-week hour-long session intended to introduce our members to new ways of thinking about bidding and play. We welcome players of all ages and abilities.
We believe strongly in mentoring; we have regular events in which our more experienced players are partnered with less experienced ones for a friendly day of competition that can lead to new regular partnerships at similar skill levels.
Our clubhouse is devoted exclusively to bridge. Built in 2009 through the generosity of two key members, Jean and Shirley Carpenter, and of nearly 100 other members, 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 member volunteers for a host of services.
Our mission is to provide individuals opportunities to enjoy the competition of an ACBL-sanctioned game of duplicate bridge, and opportunities to improve their own skill via play and lessons, while socializing with one another in a welcoming, friendly environment. We recognize the various levels of skill and confidence of our players, and agree that this mission statement applies to the novice/intermediate level players as well as the more experienced.
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.