St. Louis Bridge Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to training and educating the bridge-playing community. SLBC's programs and activities are directly influenced by its members and governed by a Board of Directors.


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WE ARE MOVING!

St. Louis Bridge Center will be moving to 1270 North Price! We will have a larger facility with room for 100 tables, a dedicated training room, and parking for over 200 cars! Click here to learn more.


Parking Options Effective April 1st

We may no longer use the Temple parking lot. Until we move into our new facility, please continue to use only the blue outlined parking spaces. Additionally, here are other parking options:

  • Street Parking: Use the street parking on McKnight and Crixdale immediately to our east.
  • Carpool: Carpool from your homes or other convenient locations with other bridge players.
  • Reserved Spots at the Center for Carpoolers: On a trial basis, we are designating the 5 spots in front of our front door (not the handicapped spots) as reserved until 10:00, for those who arrive with three or more players in one car. This is on the honor system- unlike our landlord, we won’t tow you.

Thank you for your patience and suggestions.


Ladue News Features SLBC

There is another great article by SLBC's own Alice Handelman in the May 27th issue of "Ladue News".

Please click here to read the article - "Bridging the Gap".


SLBC Raises Over $42,000 to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

The Longest Day was a huge success! We raised over $42,000, which will go toward helping to find a cure for Alzheimers’ disease.

Thank you all for everything you did - you played in our charity games, donated money, bought raffle tickets and auction items, sponsored tables, contacted friends, and worked together as a community of duplicate players and friends to make this possible.

You are an amazing group.


"The Common Game" Has Arrived

St. Louis Bridge Center is pleased to have officially launched our affiliation with The Common Game on January 4, 2016. We hope you find the information provided in this site to be an added value in comparing scores among our club and from the larger universe of those who have played the hand at clubs around the country. Separately, many of you may enjoy the analysis of the bid and play of the hand provided on some of the hands each day. Click here to learn more.

If you have questions or comments please feel free to direct them to John Hagedorn at john.hagedorn@live.com, share them with any of the directors or use the suggestion box at the front of the center.

Click here to visit The Common Game homepage.
Click the link on the left "Results - Common Game" to view game results.


Adult Bridge Boot Camp

This is a great oppoortunity for 0-500 point non-life masters to earn coveted Silver Points. You will spend 4 days at beautiful Lake Williamson Chrisian Center in Carlinville, IL. One small fee gets you a room, meals, lessons and many games. Click here to learn more.


St. Louis Bridge Center Ranks #10 in ACBL's Top Clubs of North America!

The ACBL just released their listing of the Top 50 Clubs for 2015. Thanks to the efforts of our members, St. Louis Bridge Center was ranked #10. This is a tremendous achievement for us and is due entirely to our dedicated and supportive members. Thank you for supporting SLBC!


Games for Beginners/Novices/Intermediates

Are you new to bridge? Or perhaps you have been playing for awhile but are still developing your skills? At SLBC we have games for all levels of newer players! Click here to learn more.


Game / Training Announcements

NEW GAMES - We have added the following to our game schedule. These are all in response to requests from our Members. To see a complete list of our game offerings, click on the "Game Schedule" link on the left.

  • Fridays at 2:30pm (April 8th and 15th)- 0-20 game for new players. Click here to learn more.
  • Tuesdays at 10am - 0-499 game. This is a perfect game for intermediate players who have graduated out of the 199er and 299er games.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SWISS TEAM GAMES - Remember that we have a regular game on the First Sunday of every month. It is a Swiss Team Game hosted by Phyllis at 1:00pm. NOTE: Check attached flyer for date/time changes. Click here to learn more.

EVENING GAME PROMOTION - For a limited time we are offering discounts on all of our evening games - Now only $7 for Members and $9 for Guests (regular prices are $9 and $11 respectively).

BRIDGE IN A DAY! - Phyllis Siegel continues to add new Bridge-in-a-Day sessions due to the overwhelmingly positive responses we have received from our students. This is a popular program designed by the ACBL to allow you the ability to learn to play the great game of bridge in just one day. For only $80 and one day of training you will be ready to begin playing bridge in our daily games. Click on the "Training & Education" link on the left to learn more.


Visiting Artist Series

We are honored to have an exhibit of photographs by Michael H. Rubin. Mr. Rubin, a St. Louis native, has been a lifetime admirer of the artistic aspects of automobiles and has created a portfolio of photographs which captures their beauty. Click here to learn more about Mr. Rubin's photographs.


Photo of the Month

Dave Landeau arrives on his "hog" for a little bridge on a beautiful St. Louis day.

See more photos by selecting the "Photo Gallery" link on the left.


Important Upcoming Events

  • Aug. 15 - Aug. 21 - St. Louis Regional. The Center will be closed in support of this Tournament.
  • August 24 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • August 27 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). No additional game fee.
  • August 31 - Charity game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (70% Sectional Black). Help support charitable causes. $1.00 additional game fee.
  • September 3 - Club Membership Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 9 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 13 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 24 - Unit Championship Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • Sept. 24 - 25 - 199er Tournament. The Center will still hold it's regular OPEN games on Saturday, but will not have it's regular 299er game.
  • October 1 - Club Championship Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 3 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 4 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 5 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 7 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 8 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 9 - Club Appreciation Team Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black + some Gold). No additional game fee.
  • October 11 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 12 - Unit Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 13 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 15 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 16 - Life Master/Non-Life Master Game 1:00pm. No additional game fee.
  • October 17 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 18 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 19 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 20 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • Oct. 21 - 23 - St. Charles Sectional. The Center will be closed in support of this Tournament.
  • October 26 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 26 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 - STaC (Sectional Tournament at Club) Week. Higher masterpoints award (100% Sectional Silver). $2.00 additional game fee.
We will be closed Tues thru Sun, August 16-21. We WILL have Monday morning games on August 15th.

Zero Tolerance Policy

Our Board of Directors strongly believe that all experiences at St. Louis Bridge Center should be positive and friendly. As such, we have addopted a "Zero Tolerance" Policy that is strictly enforced at all games. Click here to see the policy.


Online Partnership Desk

Looking for a partner? We have an excellent tool to help members find partners for any of our games. You can find it in the link bar on the left. This tool allows you to login and enter games where you are in need of a partner. You can also login to see a list of all players currently looking for partners. To access the system all you need is your ACBL number.


SLBC has a BIG HEART

The LONGEST DAY event was an enormous success! Not only did our team raise awareness of the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s, but it also raised more than $33,000 for treatment and research. The St. Louis Bridge Center now ranks 3rd in the nation among the participating ACBL teams, and our Team Captain Linda Powers ranks 1st among individual captains. Click here to read more.


Swing Players Needed

This program is important to allow us to always guarantee a partner for players that show up without a partner. You can pick a day of the week, or certain days where you agree to come to a game and be a swing player if needed. If you play that day, you play for FREE. If you aren’t needed, you receive a FREE game pass for another day. So you are helping the Center AND earning a free game regardless of whether you play that day or not.


"ASK BRUCE"

You have questions - We have answers! As a member of St. Louis Bridge Center, you have exclusive access to one of the best bridge minds in the country. Bruce Greenspan has graciously offered to answer your bridge-related questions!


Free Training Lessons

We have a section on our website for local pros and teachers to publish bridge lessons for the benefit of our members. You can click on the link on the left to access these lessons. We encourage all local pros and teachers to consider submitting lessons for publishing on behalf of our members.

St. Louis Bridge Center is dedicated to teaching and growing the game of bridge in the St. Louis community. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced bridge members to share their knowledge.


Game Scrip

Remember to buy game scrip! They are available in packs of 10 for $90. Each scrip is redeemable for admission to any regularly priced game. We hope you find this a much more efficient way to pay for games.


Gift Certificates

These are perfect gifts for your bridge-playing friends & family. Gift certificates available for: memberships, games, and training programs. Please stop by the front desk to purchase.



For questions or comments, email us at: info@stlouisbridge.org