ATTENTION: It's a new season!!! And we have new hours!!!
All our sessions will be on BBO until Spring. Even though we can't gather at the bridge house, we can still play together.
* Grab a partner and play in our BBO games!
* Invite a guest to play!
* Invite someone who's been absent from our games to join us again!
* Need a partner? Sign in at the partnership desk on the PBC website or before the game on BBO.
* Know someone who hasn't played on BBO but might like to? Contact the bridge club and we'll welcome the opportunity to introduce BBO by explaining the process and playing some casual games to boost their confidence and comfort.
We're really hoping that we'll see all of our friends - old and new - at our BBO games.
Game Times on BBO
Tuesday - 199 at 12:25 and Open at 12:35
Wednesday - Open at 12:35
Thursday - Open at 12:35
Friday - 199 at 12:25 and Open at 12:35
The Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Center (PDBC) is organized and operated for charitable and educational purposes. By bringing people together to learn and play Duplicate Bridge, it provides opportunities for mental stimulation and social enrichment for senior citizens in the Northwest Michigan counties of Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim and Cheboygan.
Learning to play Duplicate Bridge develops the cognitive knowledge of probability, prediction, inductive and deductive logic and facilitates application of this knowledge while playing bridge with other learners.
The PDBC’s cadre of bridge teachers uses multiple teaching methods which demonstrate and apply an understanding of different learning styles. Methods include didactic instruction, inferential instruction using a problem-solving approach, and guided exploration for individualized instruction as well as for both small and large-group instruction.
The PDBC creates a caring bridge community which promotes and supports the growth and well-being of those who gather at the Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Center, an accessible, safe and comfortable facility. All adults and youth are welcome to participate. Built in 2009 through the generosity of Jean and Shirley Carpenter and of nearly 100 other donors, it includes an open room that comfortably seats over 100 players, a kitchen, classroom and rest rooms. We are a not-for-profit corporation, and we rely on our volunteers for a host of services.
Our mission is to use bridge as an educational tool for youth and adults. By teaching bridge, through formal instruction and providing opportunities to play, we teach discipline; motivate academic, professional and other achievement; foster positive social skills; and empower both youth and adults to succeed.
Winter Closing Policy
We are closed when Petoskey's North Central Michigan College campus is closed. You can check their webpage here.
Zero Tolerance Policy
We are a welcoming community, a mix of novices, intermediates and advanced players who respect each other and grow through our common interest in the world's finest card game. We compete hard, but we enforce the Zero Tolerance Policy. We don't allow bad behavior, but rather we try to advance each other's understanding of the challenges and satisfactions of the game.