BCA has been open 1 year

1 year ago I opened the Bridge club of Atlanta. We offer 6 games a week as well as a full slate of classes. for more information 

please go to Bridge Club of Atlanta



Bridge Club of Atlanta

Good news. Construction is continuing on the new Bridge Club of Atlanta. The sign is up. Tables have been ordered. Chairs have been chosen. I have supplies and bridgemates filling my livingroom, just waiting for the space to be finished. It looks like the opening date will be the middle of July. I hope to have an official date next week.


For now, take a look at www.bridgeclubatlanta.com for more information.



Status Update on Bridge Club of Atlanta

Hi all:

I have posted a statuts update on BCA on their Face Book Page


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March Classes

My March class schedule is out. Click here to see it. As always you can preregister for the series and save money. Or you can drop into any class for $25 a session.


Calloway Gardens

We had 30 people attend the seminar in Calloway Gardens. A great time was had by all. There were duplicate games every night after the lessons. The results are posted here.

Monday Night

Tuesday Night

Wednesday Night


The Bridge Club of Atlanta

It has taken almost a year since I started this process, but I am now pleased to announce a new place to play bridge is coming to Atlanta. The Bridge Club of Atlanta will be opening September 4, 2012 in the Fountain Oaks Shopping Center. We are located on Roswell Road, about 1 and 1/2 miles south of I-285.

This will be Atlanta’s Club. Please feel free to make any suggestions or comments about what you want to see in a new club.


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January Class Schedule

Register now. I have posted my January 2012 Class Schedule.  You can register for a six week series of classes for $100 or take individual classes for $20, space permitting.

Temple Sinai classes are limited in space; send your check in now to reserve a space.


Winter Bridge Retreat

Looking to relax and get away from the madness of the holidays. Book your Winter Bridge Retreat and head down to Calloway Gardens for some fun. Patty Tucker and I are hosting a 3 day bridge getaway in January. Classes will be held for both advanced beginners and intermediate/advanced students. Play in the nightly bridge games. We will offer both social games and duplicate games. For full details download the PDF Flyer here.


Holiday Gifts

The holidays are coming up and I have been asked what gifts I would reccomend for the bridge player.


If you have used Pat Harrington’s CDs and are looking for more CDs to help learn bridge I would suggest Bridge Master 2000, the Audrey Grant edition. This is similiar to Pat Harrington’s CDs and is suited for the beginner.

For more advanced players who want to learn conventions I would reccomend the Learn and Practice Bidding Conventions, basic conventions.

For other suggestions I would reccomend any software by Mike Lawrence or Larry Cohen. You can see a wide variety of their programs at www.baronbarclay.com


For advanced beginners looking to improve their judgement, I like Bridge with Bells and Whistles. This book will improve your bidding.

For advanced students looking for conventions I like 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know by Barbara Seagram.


There are rumors of a 3 day bridge seminar scheduled in Georgia for the end of January. As soon as details are finalized I will report them here.




Back From Charlotte

I had a good time at the Charlotte Regional last weekend. We came in second in a KO and 4th in the Swiss. It is always nice when you have good partners and teammates. Thanks to Mike Kovacich and the Feagins for a good time. We lost the finals of the KO on a decision I had to make.

I was North and held Spade6 HeartQJ DiamondKQ632 ClubA10843


The auction went

East          South            West         North

3Heart         Double            4Heart            ?


I chose to bid 4NT for the minors. Partner bid 5Diamond and I passed. Unfortunately 6 was cold. At the other table the auction started with 1Heart and our opponents were able to bid the slam.

On Sunday in the Swiss our opponents got to a grand in only 2 bids, a rare sight.

Dealer opened 3Diamond and her partner had

Spade—   HeartAKQ10xxx   DiamondAQxx  ClubAx

She raised directly to 7Diamond. She knew her partner must have KJxxxxx of diamonds and could count 7 diamonds tricks, 5 hearts and the Ace of clubs.