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American Contract Bridge League
Balboa Unit 515
Serving Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach in Orange County, California.
“No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the bridge table.”
– Martina Navratilova
Happenings in 515
Special Sunday addition June 2nd, a 3rd day for the Balboa Sectional. Single session stratiflighted Swiss with Sectional points AND hand records. See all the details on the Sectional flyer below.
NAP Qualifying Games

During June, July, and August, players may compete at club games to qualify for the North American Pairs. Those players that qualify may compete in the District 22 Finals on Sept. 7, 2019 at the Orange County Regional. Players finishing in the top three in Flight A or top four in Flight B or C qualify to represent our district at the ACBL Nationals in Columbus, OH. Players receive money from ACBL and the district if they win the District Finals. District finalists also receive Gold points. For further information, click here

Defense

Instructor: Judy Elbogen
Day & Time: Wednesdays Starting May 22 @ 10:45 AM
Game Time (Open & 499'er Pairs): 12:15 PM
Contact: Judy Elbogen (C) 949-233-6655
Location: Halecrest Swim & Tennis Club (HST)

NEW LESSONS GUARANTEED TO IMPROVE YOUR SIGNALS
This series will emphasize signals.
The bidding will be standard and the signals will be standard. Your goal is to defeat the contract.
3 main categories of signals:
  • Attitude
  • Count
  • Suit Preference

Supervised Play Lessons

Day & Time: Thursdays @ 11:00 AM with Game @ 12:15 PM
Location: Costa Mesa Bridge Club (CMBC)


    Early Planning at Suit Contracts

10-lesson series beginning March 28
Put a spring in your step and into your game!
  • Trump Management
  • Ruffing Losers in the Short-Trump Hand
  • Crossruffing
  • Trumps as Entries
  • Making Dummy the Master Hand
Unit 515
Locations
Unit Games
Halecrest Park Swim & Tennis Club (HST)
Day of Week:

Time:

First Sunday of the Month - Most Months
See the calendar for more information.
Doors Open @ 12:45 PM
Lunch @ 12:50 PM
Game Time @ 1:15 PM
Reserve your spot: Click Here
3107 Killybrook Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
HST Map
Clubs
Costa Mesa Bridge Club (CMBC)
Games
Days of Week:
Game Time:
Lessons:

Contact:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
12:15 PM
Chalk Talk @ 11:30 AM (except Thursday)
Supervised Play @ 11:00 AM (Thursday only)
Ellis Feigenbaum (C) 805-807-1152
2845 Mesa Verde E.
Costa Mesa CA 92626
CMBC Map
J & J Bridge
Halecrest Park Swim & Tennis Club (HST)
Games
3107 Killybrook Lane
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
HST Map
Day of Week:
Time:
Contact:
Wednesday
Game Time @ 12:15 PM
Judy Elbogen   (H) 949-588-5460
                        (C) 949-233-6655
                        (e-mail)  [email protected]
Gail's Bridge Club
Oasis Senior Center (OSC)
Games
801 Marcossis Ave
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Room 2
Oasis Map
Day of Week:
Time:
Contact:
Tuesday
Game Time @ 2:45 PM
Gail Schneider (H) 949-472-8010
                        (C) 516-314-1896