Bridge at Ginger Creek

Champaign-Urbana's community bridge center

In the Ginger Creek Shops (Springfield Ave. & Duncan Road)

2901 West Springfield Ave., Champaign IL  61821   (MAP)

Club phone:  (217) 355-0205

Game results and hand records

Bridge at Ginger Creek  invites bridge players of all abilities to join in its weekly and monthly duplicate games. All sessions are open to anyone who knows how to play bridge, and there are special weekly games just for novice and intermediate players. Winners and runners-up are awarded masterpoints from the American Contract Bridge League. Standby partners are available, and kibitzers and visitors are always welcome.

All games are duplicate style, which means each deal is played at several tables during the session. You don't need any special knowledge to enter the games. Everyone plays "regular" bridge, but the director tallies the final scores using a comparison method instead of total points. Unlike rubber bridge, your score in a duplicate game depends only on how well you bid and play the cards you hold -- not on how "good" your cards actually are.

    *  Online calendar with game results and hand records.

    *  The Common Game -- Hands played at clubs nationwide, including our Monday-night games

    *  Winners in our Player of the Year contest.

    *  Club photo album

    *  Favorite recipes

    *  What is duplicate bridge? Here's a booklet with everything you need to know.

Game Schedule

*  Weekly:   

Mondays, 6:30 pm

Open Pairs (Common Game)

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm

Intermediate Pairs (0-1000 mps) 

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm      

Open Pairs

Thursdays, 12:30 pm

Open Pairs

Thursdays, 6:30 pm

0-300 & Pro-Am Pairs

All games stratified -- separate masterpoint awards for novice and intermediate players.  
Entry fee: 
$6 ($4 for students)

Calendar & recent game results

  Bridge at Ginger Creek also sponsors tournaments, lessons and other bridge activities:

    *  Illini Regional Tournament -- May 21-27, 2019 at Hawthorn Suites, Champaign IL

    *  Local bridge lessons -- The club and Parkland College offer group classes for beginners and intermediate-level players.
         Private lessons for individuals and small groups are also available. If you'd like to be notified when new classes are scheduled,
         send a request to .

    *  Special games for our "pet" charities, the Champaign County Humane Society and Hospice Hearts.

    *  Bridge mailing list -- Join our list on Google Groups to receive email notices of upcoming club events, lessons and tournaments.

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If you need a partner -- or want to learn more about games, tournaments and lessons in Champaign-Urbana -- contact the club directors:

Debbie Avery 
(217) 356-5782
(Thursday aft)

Martha Owen Leary
(217) 328-1025
(Tuesday aft)

Karen Walker & Mike Halvorsen
(217) 359-0042
(Monday eve)

Wes Seitz
(217) 649-9294
(Wednesday aft)

Wes Seitz, Mary Stuart & Bill Thompson
(217) 649-9294
(Thursday eve)


Karen's Bridge Library

Illini Regional Tournament


District 8 Online

American Contract
Bridge League