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.


Please consider making a tax deductible contribution today.


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Earn Gold Points at SLBC

Come to SLBC Monday, Nov. 13 - Friday, Nov. 17 for our 10am open games for a chance to win Gold points during our REACH (Regional Event At the Club House) for Gold Event. Click here to learn more. Click here to register.


Charity Game to Honor Hatchie Greene

Thank you to the more than 200 players who joined us on October 16th for the charity game in honor of Hatchie Greene! She was a wonderful woman whose passion for bridge (among other things) lives on in those she taught, directed and encouraged. You helped us celebrate Hatchie and raise $2,000 to donate to Gateway to Hope, an organization that helps women with breast cancer who don't have the necessary means to get proper treatment - gthstl.org


The Canfield Bridge-Builder Award

Thanks to the more than 100 players who turned out last night to celebrate John Antognoli and Debb Keniley receiving The Canfield Bridge-Builder Award. View our "Photo Gallery" for more pictures from the event.

The Bridge-Builder Award was created to honor the duplicate bridge player whose honesty, integrity, competence, zeal, and leadership -in short, professionalism- have earned the respect of the duplicate bridge playing community by playing and participating in the game in the manner in which all should.

It publicly recognizes one who continually strives to balance respect for the game with the competitive spirit of each hand, and in so doing:

  • Deals honestly with opponents at all times
  • Invests the time and energy necessary to improve play
  • Conducts oneself with dignity and decorum
  • Inspires others to act nobly and professionally
  • Encourages others to learn the game

New Evening Games

What do you get when you add

The answer: Fun at two new evening OPEN GAMES on Tuesday and Thursday Nights Beginning September 5th at 6:30pm. Try it out!


Bridge Haven’s 8th Annual BackStoppers Charity Auction Game is a Huge Success!!!

Thank you to everyone, players and non-players, who donated their time and money to this charity game! Because of you, we raised over $17,000 to donate to BackStoppers, and had fun doing it. Check out the photos on our Facebook page.


Capital Campaign

To all of you who donated and helped us make our new location SO wonderful, thank you! We are working on our donor plaque. If you don’t want your name on it and prefer to remain anonymous, please let Linda Currier know or send us an email at: info@stlouisbridge.org.

For those of you who want to contribute, we would love your help to get us to our goal! Here is an explanation of what the Capital Campaign to help fund the cost of our move to 1270 N. Price entails and why we hope you will want to be a part of this effort. We've broken it down into:

  • How Far We've Come
  • Where We’re Going
  • Construction Update
  • How We Pay For This

Please click here to read about this campaign and it's importance to the future of SLBC. Please click here to download a Pledge Form.

Please consider making a tax deductible contribution today to support our capital campaign.


Photo of the Month

ACBL-wide Matchpoint Game

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


Game / Training Announcements

GAMES FOR NEWCOMERS AND 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.

CHAT GAMES - Click here to learn more about our Monday 10am Chat Games. This is the perfect opportunity for players with 0 - 20 Masterpoints. You can actually ask the Director for bidding or playing questions during the game.

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 - All evening games are $2 less than day rates - now only $8 for Members and $10 for Guests.

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 Craig Shumate. Mr. Shumate, a local Kirkwood digital artist, has been creating photographs for over 50 years. Click here to learn more about Mr. Shumate's photographs. Click here to visit Mr. Shumate's website.


Important Upcoming Events

  • November 13 - 17 - REACH (Regional Event At the Club House) for Gold Event. Additional game fees apply.
  • November 13 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • November 14 - Club Membership Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • November 15 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • November 18 - Club Championship Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • November 19 - Bridge in a Day training. Click on the "Training & Education" link on the left to learn more.
  • November 20 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • November 23 - Thanksgiving. Center will be closed - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 29 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • November 30 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 3 - Swiss Team 1:00pm. No additional game fee.
  • December 5 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 6 - Club Membership Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 9 - Club Championship Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 10 - Club Championship Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 10 - Life Master/Non-Life Master Game 1:00pm. No additional game fee.
  • December 13 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 19 - Charity game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (70% Sectional Black). Help support charitable causes. $1.00 additional game fee.
  • December 22 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve. Center will be closed in the evening, but OPEN during the day.
  • December 25 - Christmas Day. Center will be closed - Merry Christmas!
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve. Center will open at 5pm for the 5th annual New Years party, game at 7pm
  • Check here for special announcements.

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    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.


    The Common Game

    SLBC is affiliated with "The Common Game". This program allows players to compare scores among our club with those who have played the hand at clubs around the country. Separately, analysis of the bid and play of certain hands are provided each day. Click here to learn more.

    Click the link on the left "Results - Common Game" to view game results.


    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.


    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 $100. 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