LOCAL Clubs - Game Offerings

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ALL Greater Houston, Unit 174 Players

are enthusiastically welcomed

to play in any of our local games.  

Good for you...good for our clubs!

Listed are LOCAL Club games and Virtual Clubs...this is a great place to meet people and find local partners!

FACE-to-FACE

  • 199er Clear Lake Bridge Club  Wednesdays @ 2:00 
  • FLM 199ers Sundays.  Selected Sundays @ 1:00
  • 299er Apple Bridge Club, Mon Mar 27th @ 11:30 
  • 299er Bridge Academy of West Houston Thursdays @ 10:30
  • 299er Bridge Club of Houston, Sat Apr 22nd @ NOON 
  • 299er Clear Lake Bridge Club  Mondays @ 2:00

NOTE: Covid Vaccinations currently required at our local area clubs.

  

ONLINE BBO

  • 0-20er FLM*  2nd Saturdays at 9:00 AM...Apr 8th
  • 0-49er FLM*  Tuesdays at 3:05 PM
  • 0-49er D16*  Mondays at 4:00 PM
  • 0-300  CHOOSE HOUSTON* Weekdays at 9:50 AM

*Type in the ACBL Virtual Club Search Field these game titles and you will find the games...but ONLY 2 hours prior to game time.  If you are not automatically allowed to play, contact the Director (under the 'details' tab) to be admitted...try to login at least 30 minutes in advance if this your first time to our Virtual Club.

 

 

Planning Ahead 2023

FLM Year at a Glance 

Future Life Masters 2023 Event Planner

Event Date

Event Day

Event

Location

Points

JANUARY

8

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

23-29

Week

Lone Star Regional

Marriott Westchase

G/R/S/B

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY

5

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

16-19

 

499er Silver Tournament

Bridge Club of Houston

S/B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH

5

Sun

FLM 199er game

Bridge Club of Houston

B

19

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

25

Sat

299er game

Bridge Club of Houston

B

APRIL

14-16

 

Unit 174 Sectional

Arabia Shriners 

S/R/B

22

Sat

299er game

Bridge Club of Houston

B

23

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

 

27-30

 

499er Silver Tournament

BCOH

S/B

 

 

 

 

 

MAY

18-21

 

499er Silver Tournament

BCOH

S/B

28

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE

9-11

Fri-Sun

Early Summer Sectional

Arabia Shriners

S/R/B

25

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

 

 

 

 

 

JULY

23

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST

10-13

Thu-Sun

Unit 174 Sectional

Shriners

S/R/B

20

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

17

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

21-24

 

499er Silver Tournament

BCOH

S/B

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

20-22

 

Unit 174 Tournament

Galveston

S/R/B

29

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

6-12

Week

Regular STaC

Unit174

2X,S/B

12

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

S/B

16-19

 

499er Silver Tournament

BCOH

S/B

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER

4-10

 

Regular STaC

Unit174

2X,S/B

17

Sun

FLM 199er game

Shriners Center

B

 

 

 

 

 

*Points:        B=Black, S=Silver, R=Red, G=Gold, 2X=Double points

This schedule does NOT include all the elevated point club games…check the Club Calendar.

 

Games for Newest Playersโ€ฆwhatโ€™s so great about Table Play?

Face-to-Face games strengthen your play and 'teach you the ropes' about table-play: the mechanics of a duplicate game

  • Electronic score entries using Bridge Mate &/or Bridge Pads
  • Keeping a physical Partnership Convention Card
  • Experiencing the various physical game movements.
  • MOST OF ALL...enjoying the sociability of being at a table with friends!

Still learning, the players are often discussing the best classes they have taken, best bridge books they've read, what websites are the most useful, how to participate in a Regional or Sectional Tournament.

We are fortunate to live in the Greater Houston area where our bridge community is large and can support many games..and we are WILLING TO OFFER many more games when our Membership ask!  Email if you and your group have another date/time that works better for you and we will see if we can facilitate a game offering:        Let us know if you have an idea for a new game!

The player network grows with each level of Advancement...making new bridge friends along the way.  Start your bridge development locally with some of these games:

  • 199er game at CLBC Wednesdays at 2:00 PM
  • 199er game on Select Sundays at Shriners (check the website for the date of each months game)

 

Practice, Practice, Practice!

There are lots of ways to practice your developing skills.  At-home practice groups, online Solitaire, Online tools like BBO's "Bridge Master". Also consider F2F Supervised Play or Bridge Labs which may not offer masterpoints but provide Directors to answer your questions about bidding and playing. Taking advantage of these tools will improve your skills faster.

Remember:  No one gets good at something until they jump in with both feet.  Whether you are young and learning a musical instrument where you practice daily...or a sport where you go to camps for all-day drills.  Bridge is the same...daily practice will speed your skill level along.

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FLM Sunday 199ers ๐ŸŽ‰

Below is the schedule of FLM 199er Sundays hosted by Bridge Academy of West Houston at Arabia Shriners. We hope you join us! 

We welcome Singletons!  We will have a Partner for you!

Date

Event

Feb 5th

199er Game

Mar 19th

199er Game

Apr 23rd

199er Game

May 28th

199er Game

Jun 25th

199er Game

 These games are for ALL area players with less than 200 Masterpoints. The game fee is $5.00. The games are ACBL Sanctioned games earning Masterpoints for the "placing players"!

 

A RELAXED, SOCIABLE GAME

Starting at 1:00 PM, we will play 18 boards at a comfortable pace of 8 minutes/board.  We will have snacks, coffee and tea.  

 

We appreciate all our players and especially those who VOLUNTEER...helping us setup/cleanup and bringing snacks!

 

The Arabia Shriners facility is centrally located in Houston so we hope many of our players come out for their dedicated 199er game.  

    

FLM Currently requires proof of COVID Vax

 

Sundays-at-Shriners ALL HOUSTON 199er games!

Centrally located at 10510 Harwin Dr in Houston, this facility is easy-access off the Beltway at Harwin.  Join us...all are welcome!

CLICK here for directions

Supporting Shriners!

We are so happy to do our little bit to support the Shriners!

Do you remember when so many childhood diseases were a scourge?  Polio, Scoliosis, Measles, Percussis?  And the burns...without many of today's modern safety controls, children were often the victims of terrible burns.  Shriners Hospitals for Children were a leader in caring for children.

Some conditions have been nearly-eradicated by modern vaccines. But sadly, children are still victims of cruel health problems.  And Shriners still do their best to contribute to their care.  When you come to the Shriners to play in our Sundays-at-Shriners games, we will have a "Contribution Jar" and if you feel inclined to donate we will get the donations to them.

 

You can also donate directly...click on this link

Shriners Hospitals for Children DONATIONS

 

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