Welcome! The Northampton Bridge Club welcomes anyone who wishes to play duplicate bridge. Online open pair games are played on https://www.bridgebase.com/ at 7:00PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays; In-person games are played @1:00PM on Wednesdays at the Christ United Methodist Church, 271 Rocky Hill Road (Route 66) in Northampton.

If you need a partner, look HERE first, or contact Philippe at phgalaski@gmail.com for help.

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Give It A Go!


From Your Club President Judy Hyde:

"We just need a few more players to make the in-person 1 pm. Wednesday game work. Please give it a try. Need a partner? email Judy Hyde (judyquake@gmail.com). With the masking and big open space, we believe it's safe. "

Picture was taken from 9/14/2022 Wednesday Game

The next few Wednesday games while Philippe is on vacation:

9/21 – Jim Nowill directing

9/28 – Jim Osofsky directing

10/5 – Jim Nowill directing

10/12 – Philippe is back and will direct the game after our annual meeting. Rumor has it that lunch will be provided. :-)


"After playing online for two years I am so used to sitting in front of the computer and thought I wouldn't want to risk getting Covid by playing in-person. Well, I got over the fear after playing our Unit game in Great Barrington where as the secretory of the unit I felt obligated to attend. I had so much fun playing there and was happy to see many familiar faces again! And then I went to the Warwick regional playing with my long time partner Barry at a real table for the first time in two years! And I hadn’t laughed that hard in two years while chatting with Barry, Judy and Bob after the bridge! I also found that by playing the in-person games, I have to stand-up and move around every 20 minutes or so which is good for my health.🙂 I sincerely hope that our Wednesday game can continue. " --Yan Drabek

"I have been back to in person bridge since the beginning of summer. Engaging in person has been an exciting return to “normal bridge”.. It is so satisfying to see people smile and hear them laugh and just saying “Hi, How are you?” And getting a response feels soooo good. Covid has certainly made us aware of “contagion” and instilled a fear in many of us that is hard to overcome. But the joy of being with people, even the curmudgeons, far outweighs my fears. Hoping more of us will decide to join the Wednesday afternoon game and save our club." -- Esther Bean

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