Aug 2023 Mentor/Mentee Winners

Starting June 15th, Game Fees will be $6.00 per player*. 

We are hoping to make things easier on everyone by offering the opportunity to buy PrePaid Game Cards.  The idea is that players will not need to have exact bills when they purchase a game entry.  

Directors will have the PrePaid Cards available for sale..the price will be $60 for 10 games.  They can be purchased with cash or check.

Below are the procedures for Game Entry:

  • Present your card and pay for TWO Entries.  The Director will Date and Initial your card.
  • If you are paying cash, we strongly encourage exact change.


*$6.00 per Member / $7.00 per Visitor


Founding President Nelson Brown

A few of Nelson's thoughts 25 years after the semi-official start of CLBC:

"We have a great community that still thrives in large part due to the small and large volunteer efforts that work so well.  

From the beginning it was all about our volunteers.  Rachel Johnston sent her housekeeper once a month to clean the building and celebrated each holdiay with decorations. Directors were volunteers. Growing through the purchase of the building, volunteers did most of the maintenance including roof repairs, toilet stoppages, tree planting and cleaning. Keeping us spoiled are members who do the shopping for snacks, drinks and bridge supplies.  Our sense of community is sustained by volunteers who manage an array of regular social events celebrating holidays, special programs and rank advancements. As a thriving center for bridge, we modernized along the way with members installing hardware and software that are state-of-the-art. Through it all, introducing new players with successful teaching and special programs including Mentor/Mentee games and monthly 'Breakfast, Bridge and a Lesson'.

Most of the time, members were not asked...they just jumped in and got the jobs done.

And many thanks for members who served on the Board and managed as President.


Collectively we have LOTS of talents at Clear Lake Bridge Club! Did you know John Taylor is an artist?!  He shared one of his works with the club (we hear he held back on his true masterpieces),  

Choose Houston...OUR Virtual Club!

When you can't get back to the table and are selecting an online game, please make our Choose Houston Games you priority.

Why?  Because when you Choose Houston all the club revenue for the games stay with our Houston Clubs.  We hope you feel the way feel: keeping our Houston Clubs financially healthy supports our ongoing bridge community.  It is the strength of our local community that sustains tournaments, beginning bridge players/teachers and the cordiality of our bridge friendships developed while playing together at the table.

Choose Houston vClub Schedule  

Virtual Club Games 

           BBO: "CHOOSE HOUSTON!" 

Open Games Pairs



           Tues, Thurs, & Sat                                           7:00 PM                 


Mentor Games

            1st & 3rd Mondays                                          7:00 PM 


Special Games for Future Life Masters (FLM)

      0-50 CHOOSE HOUSTON FLM Game.  

              Assisted play Tuesdays at 3:05 PM

              Assisted play Second Saturdays at 9:00 AM




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In Person Games 


Open Pairs

  • M/T/W/F           10:00 AM
  • Thursday           2:00 PM
  • Saturday            1:00 PM

Open Teams 

  • Sunday                1:00 PM

749er Pairs

  • Tues/Thurs        10:00 AM

299er Pairs

  • Monday               2:00 PM

199er Pairs

  • Wednesday        2:00 PM





Donuts, Bridge & Lesson

When:    Wed Sept 13th

                9:00 Donuts

Lesson:  9:20

               Anita Goldman

Topic:  Director Calls ~ Options & Meanings






Mentor Mentee Game 

When:    Sept 20th

               1:30 PM Lunch

               2:10 PM GAME




for Game and Lunch  

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Eight is Enough 

Sunday Teams 

When:  Sunday, Sept 11th


                  (see game setup below)






Bridge Lab

Supervised Practice 

When:  Every Tues & Sun

             2:00 PM




F2F Play Requirements - UPDATE

Effective May 8, 2023, CLBC will no longer require Covid Vaccination as a condition for in-person play.  We are making this change in alignment with the ACBL policy.  

THAT SAID, we implore our Members who are ill, running a fever or otherwise "under the weather" to stay away from the club until they are symptom free. None of us want to be exposed to colds, flu or other communicable conditions...please be considerate of others!

8 is Enough Team Game…great for Mentee/Mentors!


Eight is Enough Team Game!

 Get your Teams together using the below format


All players are assigned a number 1, 2, or 3 depending on their masterpoint level:


Level 1  

       Players with less than 750 mps

Level 2  

       Players with 750 to 2000 mps

Level 3  

       Players with over 2000 mps

  • No team can have more than 8 points for members on their team.
  • If two players are designated as ‘3,’ both of their teammates would have to be designated a ‘1’ to keep the total below eight.
  • A '1' and a '3' could play with two '2s'.
  • Or four players who are all ‘2’ could be on the same team.
  • It's okay for a team to total less than eight, but not more.


Happenings at the Club😁

Mentor-Mentee Games 

3rd Wed afternoon of each month

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