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The Corvallis Heart of the Valley Bridge Center is up and running! For ways to help and get involved, please click here.

 

   

 

 

Albany Bridge Club

Two Rivers Market (upstairs)
250 Broadalbin St SW Suite 215
Albany, Oregon 97321

phone (541) 990-4243 (Bob Peery)

 or (541) 791-9518 (Myrna Evans)

(click here for map)

Corvallis Bridge Club

1931 NW Circle Blvd (east of the Dollar Tree) 
Corvallis, OR 97330 

 

phone (541) 740-1072

(click for map)

 

Next Wednesday is Wash Day!

Next Wednesday (Feb 10th) after the Corvallis afternoon game we will be looking for volunteers to help clean some of our more… shall we say, somewhat soiled?… decks of cards. 

If you can make it, please bring two large towels and a large bowl, such as a Rubbermaid type plastic dishpan, something big enough to swish the cards around.  The club will provide a cleaning solution and an overseer (see pic above) to ensure that you follow all of our cleanliness guidelines!

Also note that the Wednesday afternoon game is a Club Championship and will reward extra points!

 

Hello bridgemates!

Our 2016 Heart of the Valley Sectional flyer is now available!   Reserve the dates March 4-6 on your calendar.

Here are a few updates about upcoming events!  Please note the February Swiss team opportunity and the change of date for February’s Sunday unit game in Corvallis:

Friday, Feb 5th:  The 7pm game is the Ask-an-Expert game!  After the game, Irva will be fielding questions about the hands or other aspects of the game.  Do you want to play Friday evening but have no partner?  Either show up 15 minutes before the game or contact Allison Evans in advance (allison.m.n.evans@gmail.com).

Sunday, February 6th: Try out “not-so-fast” pairs at 6:30 pm!  This is a new format.  The game is still short (about 2.25 hours) but it’s not too fast.

Tuesday, February 9th: The 7pm game is a local charity game, with extra points available!

Wednesday, February 10th: The 10am game in Albany in ACBL charity game and the 1pm game in Corvallis is a club championship, both of which award extra points!
 
 

Saturday, February 13th will be the first weekend Swiss team game of the year in Corvallis!  We will start with a potluck at 12:15pm, so bring a snack to share and come early to visit.  The game will begin at 1pm.  This will be a stratified game and is a great way to try out a team game or to get a little practice with your team before heading to the Vancouver tournament!  Wanda Knight will help coordinate teams for the Feb 13th team game.  If you would like to play and need a partner or team, contact Wanda at cyclergal@gmail.com or 541-497-3765.  Already have your team set?  Please let Wanda know who is on your team for planning purposes.

Sunday, February 14th at 1pm is February’s Unit Game in Corvallis.  Note that the unit game for February has been moved from the 3rd Sunday to the 2nd Sunday so as to not conflict with the Vancouver Regional.  NOTE:  There will be no 6:30 pm game Sunday evening on Feb 14th because of the 1pm unit game.

Stay dry and see you at the table!

Please note the February Swiss team opportunity and the change of date for February’s unit game:
 

Saturday, February 13th at 1pm will be the first weekend Swiss team game of the year in Corvallis!  This will be a stratified game and is a great way to try out a team game or to get a little practice with your team before heading to the Vancouver tournament!  Wanda Knight will help coordinate teams for the Feb 13th team game.  If you would like to play and need a partner or team, contact Wanda at cyclergal@gmail.com or 541-497-3765.

Sunday, February 14th at 1pm is February’s Unit Game in Corvallis.  Note that the unit game for February has been moved from the 3rd Sunday to the 2nd Sunday so as to not conflict with the Vancouver Regional.  NOTE:  There will be no 6:30 pm game Sunday evening on Feb 14th because of the 1pm unit game.

See you at the table!

 

M.O.P.P.!!
The Corvallis Club Manual of Polices and Procedures is now available online.  It has a lot information including when games can be cancelled, positions and responsibilities, and other items for those interested in such things.

 

Special Games Calendar Available (two flavors available!)
Click here to view all the Special Games available in 2016 in a Monthly Calendar Type format.
Click here to view all the Special Games in a Text Format (with colors!).

Sorry, haven’t yet been able to enter them all on our regular calendar but they will soon be there!

 

 

Winter Class Schedule!

Click here for info on our Winter Classes.

 

 

 

 

 

Nosh Wednesdays are now scheduled for the FIRST Wednesday of every month until further notice.

 

 



 

 

Winter Classes in Corvallis
at Heart of the Valley Bridge Center, 1931 NW Circle Blvd.

 

Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding

Instructor: Mary Vance

Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00

Jan. 11- Feb. 29

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)

 

Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding

Instructor: Sandy Allen

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Jan. 14 – Mar. 3

Cost: $40 plus $10 for the book (sold at first lesson)

 

Intermediate Bridge: Improving Your Judgment–Opening the Bidding

Instructor: Mary Vance

Tuesdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Jan. 12 – Mar. 1

Cost: $40 plus $12 for the book (sold at first lesson)

Prior bridge experience is recommended

 

Advanced Conventions

Instructor: Eileen Milligan

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING!!

Cost: $40 plus $10 for class materials

Prior bridge experience is needed.

 

Pre-registration for classes is encouraged but not required.

  • To pre-register for Mary Vance’s classes, contact

   her directly: maryvance@peak.org; 541-760-1311

  • To pre-register for other classes, leave a message at the Bridge Center, including your phone number  
    Phone:    541-740-1072
    and/or Email: corvallisbridge@gmail.com;

 

 

 

 

 

 


Quick Lists
  generally list those games that offer extra points or a Special Event.

Regularly scheduled games for Corvallis and Albany would be superseded by the games listed below.

Special Games (click here for .pdf version)


 
 
 
 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 


Tournament Quick List


Flyers will be linked when available

 

2016 Sectionals (District 20)
2016 Regionals (District 19, 20 and a few extras)
2016 Nationals

 

2016 SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS  (District 20)

Jan 9-10        Vancouver WA                Info        I/N       
Jan 15-17       Lihue [Kauai] HI            Info        Open   
Jan 29-31       Clackamas [Portland] OR     Info        Open   

Feb 12-14       Kihei [Maui] HI             Info        Open   
Feb 12-14       Boise ID                    Info        Open   
Feb 19-21       Kailua Kona HI              Info        Open   

Mar 4-6         Honolulu HI                 Info        Open   
Mar 4-6         Ontario OR                  Info        Open   
Mar 4-6         Albany OR  (HotV tourney!)  Flyer        Open   
Mar 25-27       Chico CA                    Info        Open  

Apr 8-10        Redding    CA               Info        Open   
Apr 9-10        Vancouver WA                Info        Senior/NLM   
Apr 15-17       Seaside OR                  Info        Open   
Apr 22-24       Phoenix [Medford] OR        Info        Open   
Apr 29-May 1    Clackamas [Portland] OR     Info        Open   

May 13-15       Honolulu HI                 Info        Open   

Jun 3-5         Eugene OR                   Info        Open   
Jun 17-19       Klamath Falls OR            Info        Open       
Jun 24-26       Keizer [Portland] OR        Info        Open   

Jul 15-17       HONOLULU HI                 Info        Open   
Jul 29-31       Phoenix [Medford] OR        Info        Open   

Aug 5-7         Yuba City CA                Info        Open   
Aug 19-21       Vancouver WA                Info        Open   

Sep 9-11        Eureka CA                   Info        Open   
Sep 9-11        Boise ID                    Info        Open   
Sep 9-11        Clackamas [Portland] OR     Info        Open   
Sep 16-18       Honolulu HI                 Info        Open   
Oct 15-16       Vancouver WA                Info        Senior/NLM   
Oct 21-23       Nevada City CA              Info        Open   
Oct 21-23       Nampa ID                    Info        Open   
Oct 27-30       Newport [Newport] OR        Info        Open   

Nov 4-6         Redding CA                  Info        Open   
Nov 5-6         Corvallis OR                Info        I/N   
Nov 18-20       Honolulu HI                 Info        Open   
Nov 19-20       Vancouver WA                Info        Senior/NLM   

 

2016 REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS (Districts 19, 20 & some others)

Jan 18-24       Albuquerque NM              Info        Open   
Jan 18-24       Honolulu HI                 Info        Open   

Feb 15-21       Vancouver WA                Info        Open   

Mar 28-Apr 3    Chandler AZ                 Info        Senior   

Apr 4-10        Spokane WA                  Info        Open   

May 9-15        Sunriver [Bend] OR          Info        Open   

Jun 13-19       Penticton BC                Info        Open   
Jun 20-26       Anchorage AK                Info        Open   

Aug 8-14        Boise ID                    Info        Open   
Aug 15-21       Scottsdale [Phoenix] AZ     Info        Open   
Aug 22-28       Lynnwood WA                 Info        Open   

Sep 22-25       Tucson AZ                   Info        I/N   
Sep 26-Oct 2    Seaside OR                  Info        Open   

Nov 7-13        Whistler BC                 Info        Open   

 

 


2016 NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Mar 9-20        Reno NV                      Info       Open   
Jul 20-31       Washington DC                Info       Open   
Nov 24-Dec 4    Orlando    FL                Info       Open 

 

 

 

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