What a great day at the Academy!  We celebrated 3 great players birthdays with cake and treats!  Happy birthday Byron Fackenthall, Charles Dalton, and Paddy Fiorino.  And a happy belated birthday to Ben Ball who celebrated a whooping 96 and still can play E/W.

We are now embarking on our 2024 Longest Day fundraising campaign!  We will be holding an open and a 299er pair game on Wednesday, June 19th at 10:30am.  In addition, we will be holding a raffle for free plays and repeating what was a very successful online auction last year.  Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20 for the 10 free plays.  Please click here to read more about this event.



The Academy will host their next 8 is Enough game Sunday, June 30th at 1:30 pm, concurrent with the FLM game.  Find your teams now!  If you would like to play, but need help finding a team, please contact Linda McReynolds at [email protected]


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Mentor/Mentee games are held on the first Tuesday of each month.  The next game will be held on the Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:30. If you would like to participate you can signup by sending an email to Bert Onstott, [email protected].

Mentees must have less than 300 master points.  Anyone with over 300 master points, a love for the game and a williness to play is asked to sign up as a Mentor.    

What is the Eight is Enough Swiss team game?

It’s a fun version of bridge where players with mixed level of experience play together as a team.

There are three levels:

Level 1 –       0 to 1000 masterpoints

Level 2 – 1000 to 3000 masterpoints

Level 3 –  3000+           masterpoints

The members of the team must add up to 8 or less. So for example a Level 3, two Level 2 and one Level 1 player would add up to 8 as would four Level 2 players.

Another example would be to have three Level 2 and one Level 1 player. That adds up to 7 and it is OK to be less than 8.

Our games will be held on one of the Sundays during the month at 1:30 pm.


Looking forward to seeing you at the game



 We'd love to hear from you!  We want to be the best club for ALL bridge players -- Newcomers, Intermediates, Advanced and Experts!   -- So let us hear what you think!  Good or Bad!  We're open to new ways of doing things and ways to improve so send us an email and help us get better!  

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This Thursday's Expert Mini Lesson before the Invitational Game


The next mini lessons will be: 


June 20, Declarer Play     

taught by Joe Quinn.

The Academy's free Expert Mini Lesson before the Invitational game will start at 10 am and run for about 15 - 20 mins. 



Looking for a partner?


Tom or Linda Martinsen, [email protected],
(713) 668-0526

Filling out the form below will send an email to the Martinsen's.

Partnership form



The mission of Bridge Academy of West Houston is to provide playing opportunities for members and guests as well as to promote educational opportunities that encourage players to enjoy the game of bridge. 



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