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.

Live Games Have Resumed!

Here is a message from Mark Throop containing information about 7NT World, where we had 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:

  • You and your partner can create a a convention card specifically for your pair. This will be available to the opponents when you play. (You can access theirs also)
  • You can change your settings so that you need to confirm your bids and card plays: Click OK for bids & double click cards. This prevents mistakes.
  • Most important, when making an alert-able or announce-able bid, you alert your own bid and explain what it means. This seems counterintuitive, but the info is available to the opponents only. Your partner is left in the dark, which is his or her natural state anyway!!! :-)
  • If you have trouble registering (Blocked), get back to me (markthroop at rcn dot com) and we will add you to the list of members.
Date Game Location
10/04/22 Regular Game (Yom Kippur) 4-149
10/11/22 Royal STaC 4-149
10/18/22 Club Appreciation Pairs 4-149
10/25/22 Club Appreciation Teams or Regular Pairs (TBD) 4-149

IAP Bridge Class 2021

Due to the Covid 19 crisis, we are unable to run the IAP Bridge class for 2021. We will post information about 2022 as soon it becomes available. Send any questions to mthroop at mit dot edu.

General Information

The MIT / Draper Lab Bridge Club is a college based bridge club with games held at MIT. Open games are normally on 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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