Games in the greater Ottawa area ...
This is a full service club, offering a wide range of games and education. Lots of courses for the beginner to the experienced player. Most games you can show up without a partner and the Director will try to find one for you. Call the club at 613-727-4747 for further information. They are located at 43 Capital Dr. near Slack and Merivale. Click here or the club logo to visit their website.
Bill Wheeler runs this club, hosting games at Pineview golf course and Barrhaven Lutheran church. Please consult the website for more information, located here.
Please consult this location for further information. This club is run by Joe Ferrone.
Different locations on a handful of days of the week. You must show up with a partner and any further questions can be answered by contacting one of the Directors listed on their web site. The primary language is French, but the players are very courteous and helpful with making you feel comfortable in English, if required. In no time you will be bidding in French ... trèfles, piques, carreaux, et coeurs will become part of your vernacular before you know it. Merci. Click here or the club logo to visit their website.
Tuesday @7:15pm, St. Elizabeth Church, 1303 Leaside, Ottawa, near Westgate shopping centre
This is a friendly game attended by some very strong players. With that said, there is always room for novices. Most of the time you can show up for these games without a partner and the Director will try to pair you with someone else who is looking. Zero tolerance policy in effect.
Tuesday @7:00pm, at The Bridge Connection ... 43 Capital Dr.. near Slack and Merivale.
Another friendly game attended by some very strong players. With that said, there is always room for novices. You must show up with a partner. Zero tolerance policy in effect.
RA Duplicate Bridge Club ... In addition to numerous games open to all players, the RA offers two games restricted to novice and intermediate players with less than 750 points, on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Both games offer chalk talks prior to the games and guarantee partners. The Wednesday morning game offers two sections, one for true novices with less than 5 points who can ask for help with bidding and play of the hand, and the other for more experienced players.Courses are also offered. For details, see here.
Games in areas surrounding Ottawa ...
I attended the September 2015 sectionals in Smiths Falls and if the play and hospitality of the hosts are any indication, beat a path to these games if geography permits. Don Grant's contact information is on their web site (for Smiths Falls) and Linda Selig's (for Perth). Click here or the club logo to visit their website.
Open pairs game, friendly and well attended. It is best to show up with a partner, but if possible the Director may end up being able to assist you if you show up alone . If going to come without a partner, email or phone someone beforehand using the contact information on their website. They have a section of their site chock full of notes from lessons based on Audrey Grant's three works in the popular Bridge Basics series. Click here or the club logo to visit their website.
The Arnprior Duplicate Bridge Club offers a friendly atmosphere for lessons, lots of charity games, Swiss team events, and much more to whet the appetite of most levels of bridge players. Click here or the club logo to visit their website.