Solera Bridge Club Information
You may recall the delivery of the Sunday newspaper, thick with all sorts of sections, including game pages with crossword puzzles, chess-game moves, and even a bridge-hand diagram. The later likely carried the byline of Charles Goren, whose nationally syndicated bridge column debuted in the Chicago Tribute in the summer of 1944.
Goren-style bridge lives on with the Solera Bridge Club, which meets Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to around 3:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.
“We’re looking to expand,” said club leader Sue Linnever, who noted that the club often filled four tables until the pandemic struck. “People are welcome to come and watch and see what we do.”
She said one of the club’s best and most experienced players is willing to teach newcomers about the card game. There are also books and online courses available to educate newcomers.
Contract bridge, or simply “bridge" to most people, involves two teams of two players each. A game comprises 13 tricks and uses all 52 cards in a standard deck.
Bridge traces its roots to the 16th century and became very popular in the US and UK in the late 1800s. The Solera club does not collect dues, but members contribute $1.25 per session to a prize for the winning team