Gameplay at the J

Bridge Lessons

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6-lesson sessions consist of ½ hour of theory and one hour of play.
In the Arts & Crafts room
Instructor: Rhona Thorton
Tu     10:30am–12:00pm
Part 1:
Suit and NT opening, finesse, overcalls.
Part 2:
Counting winners & losers, leads, Stayman, take-out doubles, weak 2s.
Fall session will start on October 9. Details tba


Bridge Fundamentals

For players with some experience, this class is a chance to sharpen your skills. Thirty minutes of theory will be followed by play of pre-set hands.
Instructor: Barry Yamanouchi
We     10:45am–12:45pm    6035
Fall session will start on September 26. Details tba


Supervised Bridge Play

Players will be given hands to play and will be able to ask the bridge supervisor questions about bidding and play. Suitable for beginners and better, no partners necessary.
Supervisors: Aug 3, 10 – Sam Epstein; Aug 17, 24, 31 – Rhona Thornton
Fr    11:00am–1:00pm    $5 drop-in  will resume August 3
In the Aceman Seniors Lounge

Supervised Bridge with Helpful Tips

Improve your bridge with a tip and related practice hands each week. Bridge supervisor available for questions. Good for players aspiring to join duplicate bridge club. Players with partners preferred.  Supervisor: Sam Epstein
Th     10:00am–12:00pm      $5 drop-in  will resume September 6
In the Arts and Crafts Room

Marjorie Groberman Open Duplicate Bridge Club

A friendly yet competitive game for players of all abilities. Master points, online score and hand records posting using BRIDGEMATE II. Certified ACBL Director Bryan Maksymetz facilitates. Master points awarded for placing pairs with the ACBL. To arrange partners or a seating preference, contact Bryan at or 778.558.7496.
Tu 11:00am–2:30pm    $10
Th 11:00am– 2:30pm    $10

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Card & Board Games

Card and Board Games


Do you enjoy playing Rummikub, Israel’s most popular game, or would you like to learn? Come join the fun.
Mo & We 1:00–4:00pm
Member free; Regular drop-in $3

Mah Jongg
Friendly games using National Mah Jongg League rules. We provide the sets. Current NMJL Mah Jongg card is needed to play. For info call volunteer Marion Seeklus at 604.733.3101.
Mo & We 1:00–4:00pm
Member Free/Regular drop-in $3

Mah Jongg Tutorials
Learn to play or improve your skills and strategy.
Instructor: Lisa Quay
We 1:00-3:30pm  will resume October 10
Member $3/Regular $5 drop in

No experience required. Dealer rotates so games vary from seven card draw, five card stud, deuces wild and other poker games. For info call volunteer Ed Pascal at 604.553.1072.
Mo & We 1:00–4:00pm
Member free/Regular drop-in $3

Meet other Canasta players for friendly play. Player list available for putting together partnerships. For more info, call volunteer Bonnie Shapiro at 604.224.4343.
Mo & We 1:00–4:00pm
Member free/Regular drop-in $3

Canasta Tutorials
Sign up for a three-week tutorial to learn basics, and then come back to continue your learning subsequent Monday afternoons.
Instructor: Lisa Quay
Mo 1:00–3:30pm    6002  will resume October 15
Member $10/Regular $15