Bridge in Helsinki FAQ

Where and when can I play bridge in Helsinki?

BRIDGE AREENA (located at Hiomotie 10, PITÄJÄNMÄKI, Helsinki) is the place to go. For more information, see "BRIDGE AREENA" here on the right.

But I need a partner! What should I do?

Contact club manager, Mr. Kauko Koistinen.

Kauko Koistinen, club manager
Phone: 040-8326899
Mobile: 050-5458476

What systems do people play in Helsinki?

You are most likely to meet pairs playing four card majors, strong notrump and fancy twos( 2D=Multi; 2H/S/NT=weak two-suiters). There is a variety of strong club systems that some play; you might even face a pair playing some kind of a forcing pass system. There are no system restrictions here.

Sure you folks play standard carding in Helsinki?

The standard carding here is UDCA (low=encouraging/even).

My partner and I play variable NT. Should we announce this?

No announcements are made, ever. Read the convention card!

Some players play quite weird stuff here. They certainly have suggested defenses?

No suggested defenses are provided. You are completely on your own.

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Bridge Areena is a place where you can play bridge in Helsinki.

Monday 18:00 club pairs
Tuesday 18:00 club pairs
Wednesday 18:00 club pairs
Thursday 18:00 club individual
Friday 13:00 club pairs

For more details, contact club manager Mr. Kauko Koistinen or see the Bridge Areena home page (→).


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