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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Unfortunately we have cancelled the "Commonly Used Conventions" training program which was orginally planned to begin Sept. 11th.


The Canfield Bridge-Builder Award

Nominations are being accepted for the The Canfield Bridge-Builder Award. The recipients, a 0-499’er player, and an Open player, will be honored before the evening game on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm.

2017 award recipients - Deb Keniley and John Antognoli

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

Look around you while you play and nominate the players you believe embody the above. Submit your nomination(s) by either emailing Ann Lemp or placing your nominations at the front desk marked to Ann's attention by by October 12, 2018.


Celebrating Seniors

SLBC members Bill Canfield and Tom Oppenheimer were featured on a recent KSDK broadcast celebrating Senior Citizen Day. They remind us that playing bridge keeps our minds young. Please click on the link to view the segment.

Celebrating Seniors


Bridge Haven’s 9th Annual BackStoppers Charity Auction Game - September 16th

In eight years Bridge Haven’s charity game to benefit BackStoppers has raised over $65,000!

Bidding for this year’s game has begun. The format remains the same. Pros, i.e. players with 2,000+ ACBL Master Points, agree to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, who then becomes their partner for the September 16th game. The dollar amount of the final bids for each Pro is then donated to BackStoppers. For a list of this year’s Pros, click here. (To volunteer as a Pro this year or in the future, please contact Chuck or Barbara)

The bidding process is as follows: There is a bidding poster on the wall at both the St. Louis Bridge Center and at Bridge Haven listing the names of all the Pros. Anyone can bid on any Pro. To make a bid, send an email to Chuck Starovasnik and Barbara Reid, or call them (Chuck- 618-530-4300, Barbara-314-374-6027, or home-314-822-9454). They will update the bid amounts daily at both locations. Bidding will continue at the Regional and end promptly at 10am August 19, 2018.

We want to thank all of our Pros and players for volunteering to help us raise money for BackStoppers!


Thank you to The Longest Day supporters!

Kudos to the players who participated in all three games of The Longest Day! And many many heartfelt thanks to everyone who played and contributed and helped raise money to try to find a way to help cure this disease!


SLBC is Now Participating in AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the St. Louis Bridge Center. There is no cost to you! Please use the following link to ensure SLBC gets credit for your purchases.

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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! 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.


Photo of the Month

Congratulations to Milt Zlatic, our newest Platinum Life Master (10,000 Master Points)

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


Game / Training Announcements

NEW SUNDAY GAME SCHEDULE (BEG. SEPTEMBER) - All games have a 1:00 pm start time.

  • First Sunday - Swiss Teams Game. Check attached flyer for date/time changes and to learn more.
  • Second Sunday - Master/Novice Game. Check attached flyer for date/time changes and to learn more.
  • Third-Fifth Sundays - Open Pairs Game

"SHORT" GAME - We recently introduced an 18 board game that pays full masterpoints! The game is at 2:00pm and will is at a discount rate of $8 for Members and $10 for Guests. Try it out!

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 and Friday 10am Chat Games. These games are the perfect opportunity for players with 0 - 20 Masterpoints. You can actually ask the Director for bidding or playing questions during the game.

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.

We are also honored to feature works by Les Moss. Mr. Moss has been interested in all aspects of art, and other forms of colorful expression and images since he was a child. Now retired and in his seventies his past work includes abstract and pointillism in mediums of oil and acrylic paints on canvas or wood, charcoal, pencil or oils paints for still life and nude figure drawings, brass wire sculptures, and stained glass transom windows. Having been privileged to spend thirteen years in Saudi Arabia, he has traveled all over the world, visiting the great museums, religious institutions, and daily life of a variety of peoples to absorb their cultures and works of art for his inspiration and interpretation to final product. No drab blues, greys or browns, Mr. Moss uses bright, vibrant, hot and cold colors using brush, pallet knives, charcoal, metal wire and stained glass.


Important Upcoming Events

  • September 12 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 15 - Club Membership Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 16 - Backstoppers Charity Game 1:00pm. Higher masterpoints award (100% Sectional Silver).
  • September 18 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 20 - Unit Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 24 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 26 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • September 27 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • Sept 29-30 - 299er 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 Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 3 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 4 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 6 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 7 - Club Appreciation Swiss Team Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (5% Gold) No additional game fee.
  • October 7 - Club Appreciation Team Game at 1:00pm. 5% silver No additional game fee.
  • October 9 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 12 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 13 - Unit Championship Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 14 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 14 - Life Master/Non-Life Master Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awartd (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 16 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 17 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • Oct 19-21 - St. Charles Sectional. The Center will be closed in support of this Tournament.
  • October 25 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • October 27 - Club Appreciation Pairs Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • Oct 29-Nov 4 - STaC (Sectional Tournament at Club) Week. Higher masterpoints award (100% Sectional Silver). $2.00 additional game fee.
  • 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