Antigua Bridge Club

Several of La Antigua Guatemala’s regular bridge players have formed the Antigua Bridge Club in hopes of increasing interest and participation in the game.

The goal of the Antigua Bridge Club is to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for all levels of players. The club will continue to sponsor duplicate bridge on Tuesday and Thursday at La Peña del Sol Latino (5a calle poniente #15-C); Tuesday is more relaxed and well suited for those who are new to duplicate bridge. Also, on Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Antigua Bridge Club will be offering bridge lesson seminars.

The club is committed to nurturing new players and those players who want to learn more by offering bridge lessons using a program taken from the American Contract Bridge League. Through the use of written handouts, video presentations and card layouts, all levels of participants will increase their skill level and ensure that new players have a solid foundation for their bridge play.

In all the bridge played under Antigua Bridge Club sponsorship, the Standard American Yellow Card will be the bidding system of choice. The club also uses the laws and rules of contract and duplicate bridge as outlined by the American Contract Bridge League (www.acbl.org/play/charts.html).

In addition, a director will be available to resolve any questions regarding proper play, bidding and behavior. The club will be focusing on education in the finer points of bridge, not enforcement. The primary goal is to make the exciting game of bridge a relaxed and welcoming experience for all levels of players.

For more information contact Audrey Buderus, president, 7832-8271; Bonnie Darlington, board member, 7832-2139; or BJ Massette, director, 4912-5229.

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