Fall Bridge Break at Trout Lodge, Sept 4-6

Join us for a fall bridge break at YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood, Potosi, Missouri. The campus is located in Missouri’s Eastern Ozarks and is nestled into 5,200 acres of picturesque, forest-covered hills and a 360-acre private lake. In addition to Sanctioned bridge games, bridge lessons and social bridge, many other activities are available such as arts & crafts, nature hikes, horseback riding, zip lining, archery, and so much more. Click on graphic for the registration form.

The event is open to all bridge players at all levels. Sanctioned games are not mandatory. With only one table we will have a separate section for the social bridge. We are also eliminating $2 sanction game fee.

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You are invited to the fun-filled regional tournament and you do not even have to RSVP! This tournament is for everyone, not just for “Masters”. We have added many new events where Intermediate/Novice (I/N) will have the opportunity to earn gold points that they are are sure to enjoy.

Aside from three Gold Rush Pairs games, which are limited to players having only 0-750 masterpoints, we have added three 2-Session Bracketed Swiss games on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.  Sunday’s Swiss will be bracketed as well. The bracketed event ensures that you will be competing against other players of your level only. For more details, refer to the document “ 2. Bracketed Swiss Team, Explained”.

Jpad has scheduled team events (for players less than 300 points) so you can practice before the tournament and improve your team game performance. Dates: Sun July 22, 5 PM, Sat Aug 4 & 11, 9:30 AM.

There will also be a free event on Monday from 10 AM to 4 PM for Intermediate/Noice players. This event will include a lesson on take-out doubles by Bruce Greenspan and is open to all players. Following the lesson, there will be a free game at 1 PM for players with less than 20 points.

You may access any of the following document individually by clicking on them or by clicking on “docs

    1. Tournament I/N information
    2. Bracketed Swiss, Explained
    3. Team Game Strategy.
    4. 2018 Regional Flyer
    5. Tournament Information at a Glance 



Modern Conventions

Last class of the series was on Aug 7.  We are adding a practice session on Tuesday, August 21st (fee $10).  10 AM. if groups want we can add more practice sessions.

We plan to repeat the series in Fall. For Details please click on  Flyer.

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My First Blog

I’m Jay, the owner of J’s Bridge Pad. You may be asking what J’s Bridge Pad is, and that would be a good question. We do a lot, so what we do is hard to define. Our motto at J’s Bridge Pad is “All Things Bridge!” We have been open for over two years; it has been quite a wild ride. Some say that J’s Bridge Pad is the premier destination to play bridge in St. Louis. OK, it’s mostly me saying this. But if you stop by, I think you will agree that this is not too much of an exaggeration. In addition to playing duplicate sanctioned bridge, hosting social and private bridge groups, we also have mentor games, lessons, and group classes with experienced bridge teachers.

We are also part of the common games system, which allows you to compare your game performance with over 300 clubs worldwide. At J’s Bridge Pad we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of bridge technology. Our color touch screen scoring system, using Kindle tablets, has been an overwhelming success. They are very easy to use, if you don’t believe me, just ask someone! We have provided computer program Bridge Baron to 100+ players in St. Louis metro area at a 40% discount. This software is one of the best bridge learning tools I have found.

We are located in the heart of West County at Clarkson and Manchester Road, just a hop, skip and a throw from Highway 40. (Check under directions on the website, btw there are stairs, as well as an elevator to access our space). So come by and check out the vibrant, yet cozy confines of J’s Bridge Pad. It appears that this blog post has morphed into a commercial for J’s Bridge Pad, sorry about that. I’ll try to make sure that it does not happen again. Actually, if you have any ideas for our next blog post, please send them to me. Happy bridge playing!

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