Stanford University Bridge Club

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Bridge:  Itís not your grandmotherís card game.

             Well, actually, it may very well be your grandmotherís card game.  But, despite social stigmas, bridge is a fun and challenging game for all ages with depth rivaling that of chess, go, and other popular pastimes.  In addition, as a partnership game, bridge is also socialóa fun activity for friends and a great way to meet new people.  Bridge can be learned by middle schoolers, but remains challenging for 40 year veterans of the game.

This website is obsolete. Please see the new Stanford Bridge Club website here

             The Stanford Bridge Club exists to introduce new players to the game and support the game on campus and in the community.  Our weekly games are informal and open to beginners and experts alike.  If youíre fond of puzzles, math, or other games, have family or friends who play, or are just looking for an interesting hobby, come check us out!

 
Meetings

Our games are fun, low-key and open to everyone!

 

Tuesday 7:30PM--???: The Tuesday Night Game is Now Running Once AgainÖ

We hold a Tuesday night informal game, subject to maintained interest.Games will be held at Old Union (next to Tresidder) on the second floor.You can come late, leave early, and come with or without a partner; players of all levels are welcome.More information is available by contacting Sam:sflicht at stanford dot e-d-u.

 

 
News

This website is obsolete. Please see the new Stanford Bridge Club website here

1-6-09:Happy New Year!We are resuming our Tuesday night informal games this quarter; see the above listing for more details.

 
Mailing List

Stay informed about club events by joining the mailing list:

https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/bridge-club

 
Competition

In addition to being a great place to play bridge casually, Stanford has dominated the college bridge scene in recent years.  Stanford has the following recent high finishes in the North American Collegiate Bridge Championship (the most widely recognized competition for bridge at colleges in North America):

1st Place. 2003

2nd Place, 2004, 2007

3rd Place, 2005

Stanford is also well represented in the Fifth Chair Junior Team Collegiate Championship, which is open to teams from around the world.  (In this event, teams are allowed to consist of members attending different colleges.)  Since the year 2000 teams with Stanford students on them have taken first place three times.

In addition, Stanford students have represented the United States in international competition numerous times in events like the World Youth Team Championship, World Junior Pairs Championship, World Schools Team Championship and World University Championship.

Stanford students also have won national events such as the Non-Life Master Pairs and the Flight B Grand National Teams.

 
Questions?

Questions about bridge, Stanford, bridge at Stanford, or this website should be directed to club president/dictator-for-life Eric Mayefskyó [his last name]@[the school he attends].edu

 
Links

Bridge Organizations

By Scope:

World Bridge Federation

American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)

ACBL District 21 ó Northern California

ACBL Unit 503 ó Stanford/Palo Alto/Mountain View (this includes information for the Palo Alto Bridge Center, the nearest full-time ACBL-sanctioned club to Stanford other than the on-campus game)

Learning to Play

Popular learn-to-play software can be downloaded here (along with other resources for new players).

Bridge Partner offers bridge lessons for 4th-8th graders in the Palo Alto area, and also offers job opportunities for those interested in teaching bridge to youngsters.

Unit 503 also offers classes for beginners in Mountain View.

Bridge on the Internet

Bridge Base Online is the best and most used internet bridge service around.  (Itís free!)

Bridge Blogs

If youíre ready to check out some interesting hands and other fun bridge goings-on, check out some of the following:

Mike Develinís Bridge is Cool Blog

Li-Chung Chen and Mike Develinís Bridge Problems Blog

Bridge Tales which includes interesting hands from the 2006 World Youth Team Championships

Archive

The long-running old Stanford Bridge Club website maintained by Ted Hwa has older material on bridge at Stanford, if youíre looking for something thatís not here.  (Thanks Ted!)

This website was last updated on January 6, 2009.