|At its August meeting, the CBC Board of Directors formed a committee to look into the club’s financial condition and come up with suggestions for what to do to return the club to profitability. The covid pandemic has had an impact on participation in face-to-face play, and we are currently operating at a deficit of about $750 per month. Obviously, we can’t continue this for very long. In addition, we’ve had to spend more than $35,000 to repair the roof and the retaining wall behind the building.
The Board has approved an increase of $1.00 in playing fees at the club, and beginning November 1, 2022, the fee will be $7.00 for all face-to-face games. Online games will remain at $6.00 for the time being. In addition, the Board has approved an annual membership fee for each club member of $20.00, beginning in 2023. The fee will be assessed and paid annually the first time the member plays in a face-to-face game at the club at the beginning of each year. Out of town visitors and non-members who choose not to pay the membership fee may play up to three times for $10.00, beginning January 1. After three plays, they will be required to pay the membership fee.
The fee increase will help us return to a stable financial condition. We surveyed a number of clubs around the country and found that our table fee is relatively low compared to other clubs, and many clubs have a membership fee ranging from $10 to $50. We trust that our members will understand the need to maintain a stable financial position.
December 10 – Saturday – Open Pairs STAC Game. This is the annual meeting of the Board of Directors. Elections for new Board Members will be held. At 11:30 lunch will be ham so please bring a side dish or dessert. Play begins at 12 noon.
December 16 – Friday – Mentor/Mentee Team Game
This will be a Holiday Party featuring a Team Game. To participate, please sign up to play with Sue Shramko by text to 423-304-7017.
Please bring an Hors D’oeuvre or a dessert for a fun day at the Bridge Center. Food will be served at 11:30 and play begins at 12:00 noon.
Monday night face to face game now limited to players with less than 150 master points. Specifically set up to help newer players improve their skills and experience with bridge. The game starts at 6:00 and will end by 9:00 at the latest. We look forward to seeing you there.
Back by popular demand the on-line Mentor/Mentee Game will start up again in November. If you recall, you will sign up to play with Bert Shramko and using his wizardry, he will pair you with a partner. This game is designed for Mentors to work with the Mentees in an effort to improve their bidding and playing of hands. The Mentor will work with the Mentee to create a Convention Card the Mentee is comfortable with. More information will be forthcoming from Bert for signing up for this fun game.
Mark your calendars to play in the Mentor/Mentee game at the CBC scheduled for the third Friday of each month at Noon. This is an excellent way to get help with your bridge game from a more experienced player. In these games, the Mentor will play the Convention Card used by the Mentee and help you work on anything new you’d like to add. If you would like to play in this game, you must sign up with Sue Shramko who will assign you a partner. You can text or call her at 423-304-7017.
Come one – come all card players that know something about the game of Duplicate Bridge or who want to learn. This is where it happens in Chattanooga. We have Face-to-Face games and Online games that are ACBL Sanctioned so MasterPoints can be awarded. You will find on this site a Calendar that reflects the schedule for these games, special events and Lessons.
If you are a current member of the Chattanooga Bridge Center and are NOT receiving regular emails regarding announcements relative to our Club, please contact the Club Manager, Myra Reneau so she can make sure you receive all notifications. Her email is: email@example.com
Specific information on periodic Bridge lessons can be found on the Lessons tab.
We offer an Ambassador program that ensures a player a partner for nearly all scheduled bridge games. For more information on how this works, choose the Partnership link.
Covid Policy — All players participating in a Face-to-Face game are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For complete Policy, click here.
We are actively seeking new players and encourage you to stop by during a scheduled game to check us out or give us a call. If no one answers, leave a message with your phone number and someone will contact you to answer any questions you might have and help make arrangements for you to join us to play a game. We’ll find you a partner if you don’t already have one.
Chattanooga Bridge Center (CBC)
1103 Dayton Boulevard
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
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