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Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062

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BBO Games All This Week at 10a

These games are run by the SCBC vClub. To find our vClub, just click "Virtual Clubs" and then "North America". If you haven't played in our vClub, you'll need to let us know in advance to register. Click "Virtual Clubs", "All Clubs" (bottom of the page) and enter "Santa Cruz" in Search.

You can join us even without a partner. Sign up on our partnership desk or contact Ken at (831) 426-4949 or via email before the game.

Here's a document with details about our vClubs and how to register on BBO.

Friday Game Success!

The Friday game was a huge success with 10.5 tables, an excellent lunch by Heather, featuring home-made food and an insightful, post-game analysis by Gary MacGregor.

Watch for future Friday games offering lunch and lessons.

June F2F Game Schedule

The F2F games at the SCBC:

  • Monday Open Game: 10a
  • Tuesday Open Game: 10a
  • Wednesday Open Game: 10a
  • Wednesday Open Game: 6:30p
  • Pro-Am Games: 10a on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays
  • Friday Open Game: 10a

These games feature extra points and table fees remain at $5. See the online Game Calendar for any last minute changes.

In a Pro-Am game, each pair has one or both players with less than 500MPs. Afterwards, a "Pro" will review hands and take your questions.

If you need a partner or are a "Pro" available to play, please contact us at

Cathrine Harris co-hosts "Sorry Partner"

SORRY, PARTNER is a podcast about bridge and the worldwide community of bridge players, hosted by bridge partners and friends, Catherine Harris and Jocelyn Startz. Catherine played at the SCBC for a number of years before returning to Australia.

Each week they chat with international bridge luminaries and dip into listener mail, sharing stories from around the world about this game we love. Two of our favorites featured Michael Rosenberg and Bob Hamman. Michael plays out of Palo Alto. His spouse Debbie, also a world-class player, ran a class at the SCBC and their son, a rising bridge star, played at the SCBC before he was a Life Master.

You can find SORRY, PARTNER by clicking here or the show's logo in the menu bar on the left and on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, etc.

Unit 550 May Newsletter (Diamond in the Ruff)

Read article here.

Help Ukraine! Charitible Organizations

More than five million people have left their Ukrainian homes in haste, seeking safety, while Russia continues to brutilize the country and its people.

We have vetted charitible organizations offering aid during this crisis. On this page, there's a link to each organization's website, a thumbnail sketch of their mission in Ukraine, and a donate button. All but two of the organizations allow you to specify your donation goes to Ukrainian efforts. All donations are qualified 501(c)(3) tax deductible.

Every dollar counts!