About Our Duplicate Bridge Games

DSCF3944180320-EditThe Club is located in a quiet, comfortable, bright and commodious space:  The Members’ Sala on the 2nd floor of the Lions Club.  The Lions Club is located at Francisco I. Madero #280 between Calle Constitucion and Ignacio L. Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta in Colonia Emiliano Zapata.

You will find detailed directions at the bottom of this page.  Prior to the Open games on Tuesdays, doors open at 12:30; door open on Fridays at 12:15 due to the lesson program.

Lunch will not be served, but there will be plenty of snacks as well as tea, coffee and purified water.  Additionally, beer, soda and red and white wine will be available for a small charge.

We are the only ACBL Duplicate Bridge club in Puerto Vallarta

Our Club’s primary mission is to have a lot of fun and make new friends.  So we warmly welcome new players and visitors from colder climes.

We have Open Duplicate games every Tuesday and Friday at 1:30 pm from November through April.  All Open games are stratified. Starting in January we will add a 49er game on Wednesdays for players with less than 100 masterpoints.  This game will commence at 2:00 pm.  Please see our schedule for detailed days and times.

We will again be offering beginning bridge lessons, also commencing in January given by Anne and Sharon.

We will also be continuing to offer Intermediate and Advanced lessons prior to the Tuesday games.  These will concentrate largely on bidding and defense, and will be given by Lou.  Topics covered will be inverted minors, slam bidding (including how to show voids), 2/1, Losing Trick Count, how to handle things when those pesky opponents get in the way and Signaling will be covered, but if there is a special topic you would like Lou to cover, let him know.  These lessons start at 12:30.

Due to the seasonality of a resort destination we take a hiatus  April-October.

The entry fee for all Open games is 100 pesos ($5.00 USD; $6.50 Can) for regular games.

You do not need to be a member of the ACBL to play with us; and we charge members and non-members the same playing fee.

We do not require reservations but we do not guarantee a partner.  However, if you call (322-222-8987) or e-mail (seggerman@gmail.com) ahead to let us know you are coming, we will do everything we can to pair you up with a suitable partner.  There is street parking in the area.

Game results and Masterpoint lists are available at the Club and on the Website. Click on the Game Results link soon after each game.

Detailed Directions coming from the Hotel Zone:

Come in to Old Town Vallarta via Av. Vallarta.  You will go over a bridge that spans the Rio Cuale.  River Cafe is on the left in the middle of the Isla Cuale.  Francisco I Madero is the third left once you exit the bridge.  If walking or taking the bus, you will go left onto Madero; the Lions Club is on the right in the middle of the block before you come to Constitucion.  It is a very large, white, ugly building.  There are three doors to the Lions Club.  Ours is the westernmost door, or the closest door to Avenida Vallarta.  On game days there will be an ACBL sign on either side of the door.  If you are driving, you will need to pass Francisco I. Madero as the street is one-way heading West.  Take your fourth left after the bridge onto Lazaro Cardenas, find a spot to park and walk around the block to the Lions Club.  There is not usually parking available in front of the Club.  If taking a cab, tell the driver “Club de Leones, por favor.  Es en Calle Franscico Madero entre Avenida Vallarta y Constitucion.”  Coming via taxi, the club will be on your left, not your right.

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