RA CENTRE is temporarily CLOSED and all activities, programs and services on Riverside Drive are suspended until February 11. We are currently operating with minimal staff on a reduced schedule and will do our best to respond to any inquiries as quickly as possible. We apologize in advance for any delay or inconvenience. READ MORE...
But... there will be RADBC games at Bridge Base Online - see News
Welcome to the RA Duplicate Bridge Club (RADBC)
RA Duplicate Bridge Club of Ottawa,
2451 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON Canada
ACBL District 1 - Unit 192 - CBF zone 2
Duplicate Bridge Games at the RA
Every weekday afternoon – 1245
Monday mornings – 0915 – Lesson
0-750 masterpoints – 0930 – Game
Director/teacher: John Mallon
Wednesday mornings – 0915 – Lesson
0-750 masterpoints – 0930 – Game
Director/teacher: Heather Peckett
Thursday mornings – 0915 – Lesson
0-750 masterpoints – 0930 – Games 299er + supervised beginner
Games may be cancelled if very bad weather (eg, blizzard, ice storm) is expected. Call the main RA number 613 733-5100 and ask if the bridge game has been cancelled or not. The Director of the game or club manager will call the RA to cancel games, before 8am for morning games, before 11am for afternoon games, and before 6pm for evening games.
Changes from the printed schedule will be indicated in red like this. Click on the MONTH to go directly to the month. Click on the 0930/1245 to see the bridge game results after they have been posted. If not yet posted use your " back" arrow to return to the schedule. Regionals and ON/QC/NY Sectionals are included for each month. Click on the blue " Regionals" column title to get details.
Are you eager to learn?
Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:15 John Mallon and Heather Peckett each have a Chalk Talk (a short lesson) on an aspect of bridge bidding or play for players with less than 750 ACBL masterpoints. Come, learn, get your questions answered. Bridge courses available Want a volunteer mentor? Or to be a mentor? Contact us
Need a Partner?
The RADBC executive has opened a gmail account for players who want (or are willing to try) a new partner for games at the RA. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, approximate MP total, contact number and indicate on which day and game you are available or would like a partner. A volunteer will check the account daily and try to pair up individuals who need a partner. Please try to place your request at least 24 hours in advance of the game so that we have a reasonable chance of finding you a partner.
Any questions? Please speak to a member of the RADBC executive.
ACBL policy dictates that the Director may not play in STaCs, ACBL-wide games, if there are more than 17 tables or 2 or more sections. Club policy forbids Directors from playing if it would create an extra table. Neither the Director or the player will receive ACBL master points.
Don't be late!
Games must start at the appointed time. If one (or both) partners arrive late they will not be able to play unless there is a 1/2 table waiting and still in the first round. Paid table fees will be reimbursed. Exceptions may be made for players arriving via ParaTranspo.
We have braille cards available - please Contact us ahead of time
Extra bridge books?
Donate to the RADBC Library your excess bridge books. Please contact Annette the Librarian
All members can borrow books from the library at any bridge game. View list of our library books by clicking "RADBC Library Books" in the menu at the top, browse the books at a game, or peruse the list on the RADBC bulletin board.
These are good at tournaments to promote the club. Wear them at the club to help people remember you.
Come to play a morning or afternoon of friendly competitive bridge. Bridge fees are usually $3 for members, $6 for non-members. RA DBC executive members get $1/game discount. For charity games, the charge will be $4 for members and $7 for non-members. Events are all Pairs unless indicated as Teams. Swiss and Team events use IMP scoring; the others use matchpoint. STaC games are $2 extra.
If a director is required to play with a person looking for a partner in a STaC game, neither will be eligible for any master points.
All bridge hands are predealt by computer and loaded into boards. A hand record is available with the results and is posted online for all locally dealt games. ACBL.org will store and display hand records for all multi-club games.
Please don' t wear any perfumes/colognes/aftershaves/scents in the RA.
Club members will receive a voucher for 3 free games for every 25 games played from Sept.1- Aug.31 (to a maximum of 5 vouchers). Free game vouchers may also be used at the Ottawa Regional or Sectional Tournaments at a value of $9 per voucher.
Join in September and get a name badge.
RA membership: https://www.racentre.com/become-an-ra-member/
RADBC membership: https://www.racentre.com/adult-clubs-programs/duplicate-bridge/join-the-club/
Find a bad/marked card in board or bid box? Or missing bid box card? Call Director to get a replacement at round end.
Bridge etiquette, or, Be Gentle, It' s Just A Game.
And yes, the RA DBC does have a zero-tolerance policy. No warnings - offenders will be punished. Annoying behavior, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A. Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties, from score penalties to ejection.
If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, call the director immediately.
Brian Lamarre -President
Albert De Wizje -Vice-President
Denise De Zuna - Hospitality
Lynne Holtby- Treasurer
Betty Wong - Membership Directory
Heather Peckett - Secretary/Discipline
Andrew Brown - Free Games/ Website