Duplicate bridge has been played in many locations in the South Bend-Mishawaka area since the 1930’s. The South Bend Bridge Club (SBBC) united most of these groups into one club on October 31, 2005.
– View the Club’s By-Laws (pdf) –
The SBBC, an American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) affiliated bridge club, is run by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members, with three elected at the September Annual Meeting to serve a three-year term. Each new board chooses its president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. The Board selects the Club Manager, who handles most of the organizational functions including reporting masterpoint totals for the prior month, year to date, and lifetime, for all of our members. Our directors are ACBL certified, and they meet regularly to work for the improvement of our playing conditions.
We are member owned (over 170 members) who pay annual dues of $20. Our daily playing fee is $7 ($8 for special games) with non-members paying an extra $1 guest fee. Most of our games are at 1:00 pm with the exception of Friday which starts at 10 am. We are strict on our starting times and recommend that everyone be seated by five minutes ahead of the game. Players with mobility issues should call ahead to request N/S seating.
Board of Directors
|Vice President||Barbara Fedderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Club Manager||Tricia Killeenemail@example.com|
|Partnership Open Games||Joan Tobler||269-687-9766|
|Partnership Limited Games||Elaine DeLaneyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Head Director||Bill Searcyemail@example.com|
|Special Events & Hostesses||Joan Tobler||269-687-9766|
|Education Coordinator||Tricia Killeenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Newsletter||Jo Ann Steigmeyeremail@example.com|
|Unit 154 Representative||John Hamiltonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Unit 154 Representative||Lynn Miller|
|Website Liaison||Jo Ann Steigmeyeremail@example.com|
South Bend Bridge Statistics
During our most recent calendar year, we had more than 3,400 tables in play!
Our yearly schedule includes:
- 9 ACBL sanctioned Games per week;
- 4 Swiss Team Games per month;
- 2 399er Games each week;
- 1 149er Game each week;
- 1 0-20 Newcomer Game each week;
- and many other “special games” authorized by the ACBL.
In addition, there are special events such as:
- an Annual Recognition Celebration luncheon, honoring our members who have achieved Life Master milestones during the prior calendar year;
- two Sectional Tournaments, one in April and one in August;
- Pro-Am events;
- December holiday event
What South Bend Bridge Offers
We publish a monthly newsletter featuring honors players, game highlights, director’s rulings, bridge tips and the latest schedule of classes for students of all levels offered by our qualified teachers. We furnish monthly calendars to our members which is also available online.
SBBC participates in The Common Game, sponsored by ACBL District Nine (Florida). We use the Bridge Mate scoring system and can produce hand records. All of our results and hand records are available on the South Bend Bridge Club common game page.
The South Bend Bridge Club is located at 2436 Miracle Lane, Town & Country Shopping Center, Mishawaka, IN. 46545. The club is next door to Cosimo & Susie’s Restaurant, at the North end of the Town & Country Shopping Center.
Please do not hesitate to call the club at (574) 255-6613 and speak with Tricia or one of our directors for more information.