Cafe Bridge

Welcome to the Cafe Bridge web site. Note: This event took place years ago and is still here for historical purposes only.

What is Cafe Bridge?

Cafe Bridge is a duplicate bridge tournament organized by Lisa Kow taking place in Davis, CA on Saturday October 23, 1999. It is open to the public, so feel free to join us. You can come with or without a partner or team. If you don't have a partner or team you will be paired randomly. The tournament is an open tournament, so all abilities are welcome.

Tournament Format

This tournament will be taking place at several cafes in the area of E street in Downtown Davis. Players will change cafes between rounds.

There are 3, 30 minute rounds with 15 minutes allowed for transition to the next location and 30 minutes for lunch. The final is 2 rounds. Each round is 3 boards, so you will have 10 minutes for each hand. Scores get turned in at Borders.

I first experienced cafe bridge at a festival in Holland. It was a fun way for both new and experienced players to socialize and play the game of bridge. We played two boards at each cafe and then switched cafes and opponents. At each cafe we were served drinks and during the lunch break we were served lunch. Gift certificates were given to the winners (donated by the cafes).

Participating Cafes

These are the locations lined up so far:

Date and time

Saturday, October 23, 1999 from 11 AM till 2 PM. Please arrive at Borders Cafe 15 minutes prior to game time to receive table assignments.

Entry Fee

There is a $5 entry fee for students and $10 for non-students. Part of the entry fee goes toward the prize purse and part of the entry fee goes to the directing staff. To keep registration costs low, this fee does not include lunch, but see here.


To register for the Tournament, visit the registration page. Random assignments for partnerships and teams is available. Advance reservations are required since space is limited in each cafe and the movement will be set up ahead of time. Participants will not be accepted after October 20th.


You will need to bring your own lunch or eat at one of the participating cafes.

Lisa's recommendations for under $10:


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Jim Hoagland: webmaster

Hope to see you at the Tournament! -- Lisa

For comments and suggestions about this web site e-mail Jim Hoagland.
For all other matters regarding this event, contact Lisa Kow.

Page last modified 1 June 2003.