About us

Westside Bridge Academy is central and west Houston's premier venue for duplicate bridge instruction and play.

We have open games every day and I/N games several times each week - see the schedule to the left for details.

We are a friendly and welcoming place for you to play.

Snacks, coffee, and tea are complimentary!

We have the best directors and nicest players!

The Common Game

We play the same hands as hundreds of other clubs across the US and Canada.

You see your results compared with everyone who played the hand.

The results often come with expert commentary.

Results are match-pointed across the entire field - hundreds of tables!

Monthly winners are compiled and reported.

What we do

You get an individual summary emailed to you only a few minutes after the game!

We use "The Common Game"; for details see below.

We play three boards per round, nine rounds whenever possible, and everyone plays all 27 boards. No more saying "We didn't play those boards" when comparing with your friends! It's true duplicate.

We offer complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea!

We have a full schedule of classes!

Welcome to the Website for the Westside Bridge Academy.

Jeff Kroll Bulletin Notes

Jeff's monthly commentary on the Bridge Bulletin has been posted on this site. You can look at them all by clicking here. Many thanks to Jeff for taking the time to do this every month!

ACBL Wide Charity Game #1

WBA will participate in the ACBL Wide Charity Game #1 on Thursday, April 27th at 10:30 am. This game is played at clubs all over the ACBL, and winners will be recognized on the ACBL website and in the Bridge Bulletin.

This game awards masterpoints at 81.8% of sectional rating, so lots of points are available! Click here for a masterpoint chart.

Hand analyses will be provided.. The entry fee will be $11/person.


WBA hold it's next MiniBridge event on Sunday, April 30th.

We intend to normally have MiniBridge on the second Sunday of every month at 1:00 pm, but we will be closed for the Election Sectional that weekend, so we have rescheduled it..

Be sure to invite anyone who you think might be interested in learning to play. No partner is needed and it's free!

You can find all you need to know about Mini-Bridge by clicking here.

Life Master Party for Indu Khera!

Indu made Life Master in February, and her friends are giving a party to celebrate her accomplishment on Monday, May 8th at 10:30.

Food will be served. Side dishes, appetizer,s and desserts would be welcome.

Come on out and help Indu celebrate her achievement!

Reservations are required! To reserve your spot, please email Katherine Onstott at kjonstott@comcast.net. We need reservations to know how much food to order. We will preassign tables, so please indicate if you have a direction preference and who will be your partner.

499r Tournament!

WBA will be holding a 499r Tournament Thursday-Sunday, May 18th - 21st. This will be the game schedule:

Thursday, May 18 10:30 499'r Pairs
  3:00 499'r Pairs
Friday, May 19 10:30 499'r Pairs
  3:00 499'r Pairs
Saturday, May 20 9:00 499'r Pairs
  1:00 499'r Pairs
Sunday, May 21 10:00 499'r Swiss Teams (Double session)

Call in reservations

Effective immediately the directors will no longer accept call in reservations for a N-S seating assignment unless the caller has a mobility issue that requires them to sit N-S.

If you have a mobility issue and need to be seated N-S we will of course honor that. To make it easier on the directors, we request that you call in 45 minutes or so prior to game time and ask to be seated N-S.

Otherwise, seating assignments will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you want a N-S, get there early!

We have had many complaints from those who show up 30 minutes prior to game time only to find that all the N-S tables for their strat have been taken by those who called in for a reservation.

The directors make a strong effort to spread out the A+, A, B, & C players so that one section or direction is not significantly stronger than another, since that makes the competition fairer for all. It is often difficult to do that and seat everyone in their preferred direction, so if you don't get the direction you prefer, realize that is the reason why.