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The Peace Arch Duplicate Bridge Club came into being in September 2008 when a group of local bridge players took over a privately held club in White Rock.  It is now run as a non-profit enterprise with the aim of providing a friendly, yet competitive duplicate game under ACBL sanction.  The name of the club was chosen by the majority of members by means of a poll conducted at our first game.

Being one of only two ACBL sanctioned day games in the South Surrey/White Rock area at the time, we celebrated our first anniversary on the 1st Sept 2009 with a tremendously successful game of 24 tables.

Presently our Tuesday games frequently have over 20 tables each week, as we draw on a database of over 200 regular players. The players come from different areas of the lower mainland as well as from Bellingham WA. Everyone enjoys our friendly atmosphere; and because our games are stratified, players of all abilities feel that they have a good chance of earning masterpoints within their Stratum. In fact each year, in the masterpoint races for Unit 430, we have many of our players ranking in the Mini Mckenney as well as the Ace of Clubs within their MP categories. (see below under "Our Players" for current list)

We had our 8th anniverary this past September although unfortunately due to uncertain renovation plans by the City of Surrey, we could not hold our customary anniversary party. In the coming years, we hope to maintain our success by keeping to our philosophy of providing a friendly yet competitive game to players of all abilities. Our club strives to provide those features expected of an up-to-date ACBL club: ON LINE POSTING of game scores, HAND RECORDS from generated deals and WIRELESS SCORING using Bridgemate IIs. We hold many SPECIAL GAMES throughout the bridge calendar year as well as the two very popular SWISS TEAM events .

Since the beginning of 2015, we have relocated to ELGIN Hall, located at 14250 Crescent Road, Surrey. The new location is where several other local ACBL clubs hold their games on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It offers an easier access for those coming to us along Hwy 99. In addition, since December 2015, we have taken over the Wednesday evening game from the White Rock DBC and currently, the games are run at Cranley Place. Starting in January of 2017, we will have a twice monthly afternoon game at Elgin hall held every second and fourth Sundays. We are most grateful for our many supporters for sustaining all our games.

 

Our Group

KATHY ADACHI is the President of the club. She works tirelessly in the background as the Partnerships Chair. She brings a wealth of knowledge and kudos in bridge through years of high level play and having run several bridge clubs previously both in BC and Ontario.

JOHN LIEN, as Club Manager and principal Director, loves to apply his organizational skills and management ideas. He believes that emphasis on "customer satisfaction", together with a proactive approach to club management, will help keep this club thriving.

NICK PARKER acts as Treasurer for the club. He brings many years of bridge experience to the executive. Since his retirement, bridge, golf and gardening are major competing interests in his life. We are lucky that he agreed to take on the financial supervision of our non-profit club and help us manage the bottom line in a prudent fashion.



JACK JOHNSON has been a great addition to our club executive. He brings young blood, ideas and energy to our group and helps out in everyway to facilitate our operations. He is a certified club director and co-directs with John in the larger games and also stands in when John is away. Jack is always willing to play with a newer player who is keen to learn the game. He finds that since his retirement from the RCMP he is busier than ever. We are so lucky to have him on our team, particularly since he is really popular with the players.

PAUL O'BRIEN We welcome our latest prestigious addition to our executive. Paul resides in Bellingham, WA having moved from Victoria in 2016. He has a ton of experience running bridge clubs: having had two in Portland, OR and currently the Bellingham Aces in Bellingham. Paul was born in Taft, California and attended the University of California. He is an ACBL Tournament Director. He spent the majority of his working life in the restaurant industry. He and his wife, Ouida, have traveled extensively, playing bridge in far flung European countries including France, Italy, Croatia, the Isle of Guernsey. His experience and knowledge will be invaluable to us.


Our Players


Many of our regular players are named among the top 10 within their respective masterpoint categories in our Unit 430's Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney Races. You can view the current lists by clicking the links below..

View the 2017 Unit 430 Ace of Clubs Leaders

View the 2017 Unit 430 Mini-McKenney Leaders



Partnership

 

We would be pleased to help you find a partner for a game at our club especially if you are new to our area. Please feel free to call Kathy Adachi at 604-536-6207. It would be helpful to allow a day or so for us to find you someone suitable. .

 

 



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