Bridge News for San Miguel
If you are new to duplicate bridge here in San Miguel, Unit 254 contains two clubs – the Bridge Studio and Bordello Bridge. The former plays at Hotel Arcada, Calzada de la Estación No. 185, San Miguel de Allende, MX 37759, and the latter at Casa de la Noche, Los Órganos 19, San Miguel de Allende, MX 37700. There is also an online game at bridgebaseonline.com (though, as of this writing, there are fewer players as face-to-face bridge makes a welcome resurgence), . The online game came into existence to serve players who are either, a) frequent visitors or residents of San Miguel who find themselves elsewhere in the world at game time, b) still averse to meeting face-to-face, or c) less mobile for the moment.
The Bridge Studio, Bordello and online play all are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League, which serves clubs in Mexico, which is in District 16. All Unit 254’s entities award master points with bracketed awards. That means that your score is based on your performance compared to players of equivalent experience.
Face-to-face bridge games, whether at the Arcada Hotel or the Bordello, are ever more well-attended as the summer fades into fall and winter. In April, May and June, 3-5 tables both clubs have few tables in play on a game day. At peak (February and March), both clubs see attendance on the order of more than 10 tables.
The Bridge Studio meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with game time at 1:15 P. M. (local time in San Miguel is “Mountain time” in the US). The club’s premises are one floor above the reception. Reception can guide you if necessary. Game results for The Bridge Studio and the online game are at https://my.acbl.org/club-results/252528.
Bordello Bridge is running ACBL-sanctioned games on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 A.M. Bordello Bridge results can be accessed by clicking on this link https://my.acbl.org/club-results/262436. You can reach Bordello Bridge at email@example.com to answer any questions.