649 N Fair Oaks Ave #201
Pasadena CA 91103
Our friend Amy Muscoplat often makes the trek from Santa Monica to play in one of our social or
novice games. She started learning to play bridge during pandemic by taking classes online,
trying out different teachers and curricula.
For the Sorry, Partner podcast,
she recorded a "Club Kvell" segment about the Pasadena Bridge Club, and I'm told that the
episode will drop this Thursday. I don't know what will be in it, so I'm looking forward to
hearing it as well! It's the episode featuring Romanian champion Mihaela Balint.
Happy Lunar New Year
A few weeks ago our good friend and supporter Margie Lee asked if she and friends could host a
bridge party on February 7 for Chinese New Year, and of course I was delighted!
In honor of the event, we're having club championship games all week. It's something we get to
do once a quarter -- triple the masterpoints, and no extra card fee.
The party will be the Wednesday 11:00 AM game. We'll be serving great chinese food for lunch
(or brunch!), and can expect the game to go a little bit beyond the usual 2:15 ending time.
Come celebrate! Drop me a note to reserve a seat, or log in to RSVP and claim your spot.
Championship games will be Tuesday evening novices, Wednesday and Thursday morning open pairs,
and Saturday afternoon novice/intermediate.
Southern California Bridge News
I always post the monthly Bridge News on our bulletin board, but you can always get your own
copy from the District 23 web site.
The February issue of the Bridge News is available (or will be soon!) at this link.
Earlier issues are available here.
Classes this week
Individual classes are available to join for $25. No need to sign up for a full course.
Here are the topics this week:
- Wednesday, 7:00 PM, Bridge Basics 1 - Introduction "Practice Hands"
- Thursday, 7:00 PM, Introduction to Declarer Play "Creating extra winners, and
- Saturday, 9:30 AM, Introduction to Defense, "Second hand play"
- Saturday, 1:00 PM, Workshop and game, "Opening Lead Basics: When to lead partner's
Coming up ...
Two Over One Game Force is the bidding system favored by a huge majority of tournament
players these days. Your opportunity to study 2/1GF is coming on Saturday mornings starting
February 17. (Not only is this a great bidding course, it has some of the best "play of the
hand" problem solving you'll see!) Save
your seat here.
Our next Bridge Basics 1 - Introduction course will be on Saturday mornings starting
April 6. The course is live on the PCC Extension web site now and available for
Mojo, Jane, Zachary