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

Online club calendar
and game results

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 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 final scores are tallied using a comparison method instead of total points. Unlike rubber bridge, your score at duplicate depends only on how well you bid and play the cards you hold -- not on how "good" your cards actually are.

    *  Calendar with links to game results (thanks to Pete Petillo!)
        Game results with hand records at

    *  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, 7:00 pm

Open Pairs

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm

Intermediate Pairs (0-750 mps) 

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm      

Open Pairs

Thursdays, 12:30 pm

Open Pairs

Thursdays, 6:30 pm

0-300 & Pro-Am Pairs

*  Monthly:   

3rd Friday, 7:00 pm

Open Pairs


1st Sunday, 1:00 pm

Swiss Teams

All games stratified -- separate masterpoint awards for novice and intermediate players.   Entry fee:  $5  ($4 for students)

Calendar & recent game results  (click on "Previous" at the bottom of the calendar to see past months)

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

*  Illini Regional Tournament -- May 24-30, 2016 at Hawthorn Suites, Champaign IL

*  Local bridge lessons -- The club hosts 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" charity, the Champaign Co. Humane Society.

*  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)

Bob Sievers
(217) 390-1524
(Wed. aft & Thursday eve)

Terry Goodykoontz
(217) 202-0721
(Friday eve & Sunday aft)


Karen's Bridge Library

Illini Regional Tournament


District 8 Online

American Contract
Bridge League