The Duplicate Bridge Club is a friendly, low-key group who enjoy a more challenging way of playing bridge. There is a small fee, currently $5.00 pp, which pays for a professional club “director” who organizes and officiates the game. It also pays for our club membership with the American Contract Bridge League. We enjoy coaching newcomers to our ranks. First time players may play for free. You must be an Oakmont resident or guest of a resident to play in our games.
What is Duplicate? In social bridge, a new hand is dealt every time, and a player’s score often reflects quite a bit of luck. In duplicate bridge the hands are dealt only once, and then played by nearly everyone. Your overall score is based on how well you do with each hand compared to everyone else who played those hands. Another significant difference is that bidding is silent and uses colored bid cards from a bid box.
If you enjoy bridge and want a fun, friendly and competitive way to improve your skills, bring your partner and try us out. Or contact our partnership chair, Wally Schilpp, who will match you with a compatible player. Our games are twice weekly -- on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. in the card room of the CAC.