Bridge Club

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The Fisher Heights Bridge Club is an informal, volunteer-run organization whose objective is to foster a friendly, social game of bridge.   The Club is structured so as to emphasize this social aspect.

We host two bridge sessions each week, at Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton Place:

  • Tuesdays from 1 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Thursdays from 7 pm to 9 pm

There’s a modest fee of $2 per session, plus a $5 yearly membership fee.   A portion of the funds  collected is used to organize a spring or summer social gathering.

We operate under the sponsorship of the Fisher Heights & Area Community Association.  As such, we are primarily focussed on providing recreational opportunities to the residents of this community.  We do welcome others from outside the local community, but from time to time we may reach the full  capacity of our facilities, and have to limit the number of new members.   We will give priority to local residents at such times.

Because we are volunteer-run, players are encouraged either  to show up at least 20 minutes early to help with set up, or to help with take-down and clean-up after the sessions.

Everyone is welcome to play, although at least a rudimentary knowledge of the game is required. Members of the club have a variety of experience levels, and the more advanced players are always happy to help others if they have questions. Members do not play with a regular partner.  Rather, partnerships are decided by drawing numbers at each session.

For more information, please contact Louise at 613-274-2618 or louise.sweeney@rogers.com .

Rules of Conduct

As noted above, the Club is structured so as to promote the social aspect of the game.  With this goal in mind:

Participants should treat each other with courtesy and respect.  Assisting a newer member is a given at our club, to help others enhance their game, but it should be done in a timely and helpful manner, and so as not to embarrass anyone at the table. Using the words “could have” rather than “should have” is a friendly way of helping.

Below are excerpts from the 21 Rules of Being a Good Partner by Marty Bergen (www.fifthchair.org)

  • If you feel the urge to be nasty, sarcastic, critical or loud, excuse yourself and take a walk.
  • Do not ever criticize or embarrass your partner in front of others.
  • Remember that bridge is only a card game (and, our club’s executive notes, it adds a lot to our social well-being.)

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