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Regular schedule is now in effect:
Tuesdays and Fridays:
     Open Game:  10:00   Register by 9:45
     199er Game:  10:00  Register by 9:45
     Mini-Lessons:  9:00  prior to the game
Tuesdays:   Lessons with Mike (Novices and 
Intermediates)  3:00-4:30.  No fee.  No reservations.

Mix and Match Game - Let's get together and Mix it Up on Wednesday, July 31st at our Mix and Match game!  In this special event, everyone is paired with a partner beforehand, so pre-registration is required.  Each partnership will offer less-experienced players and more-experienced players the opportunity to pair together for a fun day of bridge followed by a light lunch and congenial conversation.


Game time: 10:00 as usual.  Arrive by 9:30 so that you and your partner can talk about which conventions you'll use.  All partnerships should play only those conventions which the less-experienced partner plays regularly.  (Mentoring AFTER the game rather than teaching at the table, please.)


This will be a sanctioned, extra-masterpoint game.  We'll play 18-21 boards and then enjoy a relaxed post-game mini-lunch together.


If you want to join the fun on the 31st (yes, Wednesday!), sign up either at the club or by replying to

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.


The PDBC is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit public charity via the IRC Section 501(c)(3), thus making contributions made to the organization tax deductible.  The EIN of the corporation is 26-3656174.

Our mission is to use bridge as an educational tool.  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.

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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.

Where to Find Us

2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey~ Behind Lowes ~


Phone Answered During

Playing Times

Email Address


Mailing Address

PO Box 722

Petoskey, MI  49770

501(c)(3) Public Charity Corp

EIN:  26-3656174

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