MIT Draper Lab Bridge Club

Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA


Schedule | Novice Game Schedule and Results

Snow Policy: The game will be held unless MIT closes or conditions are expected to be treacherous: our last cancellations were 3-15-2017, 2-10-2015, 1-27-2015 and 2-1-2011. In the rare event that the game is cancelled, a notice will posted here and also sent to the mitdlbc mailing list. Do not park on Memorial Drive or other designated areas during a snow emergency - you will be towed! MIT's emergency page is MIT's snow number is 617-253-SNOW (3-7669).

All club hands are computer dealt and come with hand records. Game time is 6:30 PM: see General Information

For descriptions of the various special games, see the FAQ page.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, the MIT/DL Club is cancelling games at MIT until at least June 2020. The club instead will hold our weekly games on Bridge Base Online in the OneWorld Boston virtual club.

Here is a message from Mark Throop containing information about One World Boston, where we will be having our weekly games during the COVID-19 emergency:

First, and most important, I hope everyone is safe and healthy! Good news (We deserve some!) about Bridge. The clubs around Boston have joined together to have virtual clubs online at Bridge Base Online (BBO). To make the virtual experience more like the real one, registration for these games has been limited to people who had played at the club before the time of plague. MIT/DL is now a part of the Tuesday night game. The game is offered on BBO under the banner of OneWorld Boston.

It starts at 7:10 pm(EDT), and you can register up to 2 hours before. The cost is $6 of eMoney (BB$). You register with your partner (make sure he or she is online also!) and can use one of the standard convention cards provided by BBO, or create your own.

If you are unfamiliar with Bridge Base Online, there is a great tutorial online: BBO Guide for New Players.

Briefly, Go to BBO, create an account if you don't have one (free), logon and get some BB$. You'll find the game under Competitive-->ACBL Virtual Clubs-->Pending-->OneWorld Boston. Click on the game and register. Make sure your partner is online. Play starts promptly, so be ready!

I am not a pro at this, but I've learned some things over April:

Date Game Location
06/02/20 Moved to BBO/One World Boston due to COVID-19 BBO
06/09/20 Moved to BBO/One World Boston due to COVID-19 BBO
06/16/20 Moved to BBO/One World Boston due to COVID-19 BBO
06/23/20 Moved to BBO/One World Boston due to COVID-19 BBO
06/30/20 Moved to BBO/One World Boston due to COVID-19 BBO
07/07/20 Moved to BBO/One World Boston due to COVID-19 BBO
07/14/20 North American Pairs #3 2-131
07/21/20 Regular Game (NABC) 2-131
07/28/20 North American Pairs #4 2-131
08/04/20 Regular Game 2-131
08/11/20 North American Pairs #5 2-131
08/18/20 Regular Game 2-131
08/25/20 North American Pairs #6 2-131
09/01/20 Regular Game 2-131
09/08/20 Regular Game 2-131
09/15/20 Interclub Championship 2-131
09/22/20 IMP Pairs 2-131
09/29/20 Club Championship part 1 (gold points!) 2-131
10/06/20 Club Championship part 2 (gold points!) 2-131
10/13/20 Regular Game 2-131
10/20/20 Club Appreciation Pairs 2-131
10/27/20 Club Appreciation Teams (gold points!) 2-131
11/03/20 Charity (ACBL) 2-131
11/10/20 IMP Pairs 2-131
11/17/20 Memorial Unitwide Charity (local) 2-131
11/24/20 Regular Game 2-131
12/01/20 Individual Membership 2-131
12/08/20 Regular Game 2-131
12/15/20 Unit Chamnpionship 2-131
12/22/20 Unit Chamnpionship 2-131
12/29/20 NO GAME -- Holiday Week

IAP Bridge Class 2020

All members of the MIT community are invited to attend our annual introductory bridge class in January. In 8 sessions, 6:00PM-9:30PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (Jan 7 through Jan 30), you will learn the fundamentals of playing bridge. All sessions will be held in MIT building 4, Details are in the , and supporting course materials All meetings are in 4-153. Send any questions to mthroop at mit dot edu.

General Information

The Draper Lab Bridge Club is a college based bridge club with games held at MIT. Open games are Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 PM.

Information about parking at MIT.

Directions to Rooms:

Here is a map of MIT.

Players of all levels and ages are welcome. If you don't have a partner, just show up and we'll find one for you.

Mailing lists: The club maintains three mailing lists: mitdlbc, mitdlbc-discuss and mitdlbc-novices. Click on the links above for more info about the lists, including the ability to subscribe/unsubscribe.

Facebook Page: The club also maintains a Facebook page. Go to this page to sign up. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail mitdlbc-webmaster at mit dot edu.

Club Business

Summary Minutes (.pdf): 2020 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2002
Summary Minutes (.doc): 2020 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2002
Constitution (2005): PDF DOC


Additional features -- including "Session Notes", game results, and other bridge-related information.

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