Rockville Maryland Rockville Duplicate Bridge Club Bridge Club


Lynn Boardman passed away on Friday Feb. 19th Bob Stearns wrote this eulogy

If you can't find what you need below
Please call Mark Lavine 301 503 3348
or write

We will be holding games
everyday 11:15
and Friday Evening at 7pm
We have a mentor game every Friday at 3pm

(we have a zoom sesson after the game)

You can register 2 hours before game time.
On BBO go to >>Competitive Games >> ACBL Virtual Clubs
and there will a link for our game.
Entry is $5 per person
18-22 Boards 9 rounds 2 boards a round.

If you are planning to play please send me your BBO names
today so I can verify you are on the list of players who can play
Please put your ACBL numbers in your BBO profile

If you are planning to play you should familiarize yourself
with playing on BBO.
There will be no "undo's" You should set bbo so
that you confirm all of your bids and card plays

List of club members with their BBO names

Bridge Lessons with Robert Todd

>>We now have games on Tuesday Morning (Beth Ami 10:30)
and Sunday (Beth Ami 1:30)

We use the common game hands


Free Mini-lesson Saturday 12:30

If you are going to be late let me know and let your Partner know!!

Players reaching new ranks in
October and November

If you want to argue with the director please read this first
Laws of Duplicate Bridge
Here are some videos which deal with the new rules which changed in 2017 dealing among other things with Claims and revokes

(Tatiana is directing Sunday thru Wednesday and catering all games)

Every Tuesday Night is Wine and Cheese night
(extra points)

ACBL Zero Tolerance

Excerpt from zero Tolerance

The following are examples of behavior that will not be tolerated:
• Badgering, rudeness, insinuations, intimidation, profanity, threats or violence.
• Negative comments concerning opponents’ or partner’s play or bidding.
->->• Constant and gratuitous lessons and analyses at the table.<-<-
• Loud and disruptive arguing with a director’s ruling.
If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner,

the director should be called immediately.




All games at their normal times and locations

Sun 3/8 at Temple Beth Ami 1:30
Mon 3/9
at St. James 11:15
Tues AM 3/10 at Temple Beth Ami 10:30
Tues PM 3/10 at Rockville Sr Center 7:00
Wed 3/11 10:30 at Temple Beth Ami 10:30
Thu 3/12 at
St. James 11:15
Fri 3/13 at
St. James 11:15
Sat 3/14
at St. James 1:00
Sun 3/15 at Temple Beth Ami 1:30


Schedule as a pdf

Mon, Thur, Fri(Open & 0-1000) at 11:15 am
Sat 1pm
St. James Episcopal Church
11815 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac, MD Map


Tuesday night (open Stratified) 7:00PM at the
Rockville Sr Center
1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, MD Map

Tuesday and Wednesday Morning(Open and Stratifed and 0-1000)  10:30 and Sunday 1:30(Open and stratified at Temple Beth Ami 14330 Travilah Rd
Rockville , MD   Map

Upcoming Special Events

Upcoming Scheduled Venue Changes

Upcoming Scheduled Closings
(Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years)

Sixteen Basic Rules of Etiquette
Bridge etiquette discussion by Ron Kral
President of the Northern Virginia Bridge Association
and Local bridge teacher in Northern Virginia or (703) 508 4657(c), (703) 478 0077(h)

Some suggestions for beginners:
Structure and guide for conventions
Bridge Base Online Instructions

>>>Tuesday is Wine and Cheese night<<<
and a Charity Game (Only $10)
Game will be worth probably 2mp
Avg mp holding each week is normally below 500mp
If you would like to play Tuesday evening
and need a partner please let me know

If you want to get on(or off) the mailing list please let me know

All games(except STACS,and Sectionals, and a few special events)
will use hands from The Common Game
All results will still be displayed on this website as before.
In addition, you can go to the common game site and see a written discussion of many hands.
You may also get a text message with a link when the results are posted.

Please use

We now have an extended recap on the results page for all games
which shows the hand records followed by all of the contracts and results for each pair.

If you need a partner or are available as a guaranteed partner
call me (301) 503 3348

All hands pre-duplicated. Hand records for every game!

Club Locations

Mondays, Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays

St James Episcopal Church
11815 Seven Locks Road
Potomac, MD

Tuesdays\ Evening
Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Dr
Rockville, MD
Tuesday morning, Wednesday and Sunday
Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Rd
Rockville, MD


St Marks Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Road
North Bethesda, MD

Sunday at 1:30 PM
at Temple Beth Ami
Monday  at  11:15 AM
at St. James
Tuesday Morning at 10:30 at Temple Beth Ami
Tuesday Eve  at  7:00 PM
at Rockville Sr Center
Wednesday at 10:30 AM
at Temple Beth Ami
Thursday at  11:15 AM
at St. James
Friday  at  11:15 AM
at St. James
Saturday  at  1:00PM
at St. James
Club Manager
Mark Lavine
Phone: 301-503-3348
Bridge Classes
Mark Lavine
Leslie Shafer
Ron Kral
Frank Shull (301) 365 7735
Playing Lessons
Bill Pettis (301) 448 5147
or (301) 681 4029
Eugene Kales (703) 920 5943
Leo LaSota (240) 353 7486
Hank Meyer (301) 474 6677

Need a partner, call 301 503 3348 or email me(

Do Not Park in the 9 reserved spaces in front of the church office.

If you can't find a parking place in the front, park in the rear of the building. (drive around to the right). There is an entrance to the right of the Church school entrance. There is a flight of stairs to the playing area.

Google Map and Directions

Printed Directions distributed at the game


Overheard at the club, when one player was complaining to a friend about the verbal abuse from their partner. The friend responded "You must like it, you keep doing it"

"You should play bridge for fun. The instant you find yourself playing the game for any other reason, you should pack it up and go on to something else."
Charles H. Goren, 1901 - 1991

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word bridge is the English pronunciation of the game called "biritch". ... The oldest known reference to the rules of the game dates from 1886 and calls it "Biritch, or Russian Whist".

Funny Story about Bridge

Web site provided by: Mark Lavine

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