The annual Polar Bear mini-Sectional will be held next Friday & Saturday at Soul Sanctuary.  Click here for the tournament flyer with all the details.

Bridge Basics 1: An Easy Intro to Duplicate Bridge


February 1, 2020 - April 4, 2020


Learn the basics of one of the world’s most challenging and enjoyable games in a relaxed and friendly class of beginners. For people who have never encountered bridge, and those who have never studied it formally. 


As you have fun, you will learn the fundamental mechanics of the game with an emphasis on bidding and playing hands. 


Some comments from our students:


“Great course. Takes you from ‘I’ve never played’ to ‘I understand the basics and can play with others.” 


“Excellent instruction. Great atmosphere for learning.”


“We’ve learned so much, can’t wait to start playing.”


“Thanks for making it a fun game.”



•  Evaluating hands, playing hands, bridge terms, etiquette

•  No Trump opening bids and responses

•  Major suit opening bids and responses

  • Minor suit opening bids and responses
  • Stayman Convention & Transfer Bids to majors and minors



•  When: Saturdays, Feb. 1 - Apr. 4, 2020 from 9:15 to 11:15 am

•  Location: Bridge Manitoba, 2050 Chevrier Boulevard (2nd floor, Soul   


•  $125.00 for 9 weeks payable at the first class. 

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•  Instructors:  Kerän & Jim Sanders


 Recommended textbook: Audrey Grant’s Bridge Basics 1: An introduction 

(available at local bookstores or online)

Doug Fisher gives mini lessons prior to most Wednesday afternoon pair games at 11:15 AM.  Doug has kindly volunteered his time to help you improve your game.  Everyone is invited to attend.


1)      Effective Tuesday, December 10, both Sue and Bill Treble will be out of town and Shirley Galler will be directing the Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening games.

          Bill will check his emails regularly and make arrangements for those who would like to play but need a partner.

2)      The lunch service will be discontinued for the time we’re away, until the last week in March when Bill returns.  There will still be various snacks put out at our games.

3)      It is our intention to maintain a two-section game for as long as we can.  It should continue in that format for the rest of December and part of January.  If we have to consolidate to a one-section game at some point, the strata will be adjusted to:  A-unlimited, B 0-1000, C 0-200.  So if you normally play in the B section, there will continue to be ample opportunity to win masterpoints.

4)      Finally, the game of Tuesday, December 10 will be our final club championship of the year, with increased masterpoint awards.

5)      Contact information for Bill and Shirley:

Bill:         email              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                Phone            204-669-1458 (home)

                                       431-337-5328 (cell)

Shirley:    email              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                 Phone             204-261-8367 (home)

                                         204-291-6758 (cell)

We will no longer have a phone line ringing into the facility at Soul Sanctuary however there will still be the ability to leave messages by calling 204-231-6047.  Here is a list of contact numbers for board members and club directors:



MARIELLE BRENTNALL     204-228-9400
DOUG FISHER     204-803-2310
SHIRLEY GALLER     204-291-6758
JOHN HINDLE     204-782-6622
BOB KUZ     204-396-3199
RAY HORNBY     204-996-0025
DELORIS ANKROM     204-795-4361
MARLENE PONTIFEX     204-470-0154
GERRI HEWITT     204-894-7249
CAROLINE DOUGLAS     204-261-9845
SEKHAR     204-930-0625
ALEXA CAMPBELL     204-489-5471
LEN DOERKSEN     204-227-0726
BILL TREBLE     431-337-5328