Rust Belt Bridge Group

Virtual Bridge Club on Bridge Base Online (BBO) for Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh and Buffalo bridge players.

Regular Daily Schedule

Effective June 7

Monday through Thursday - Effective June 7, 2021
499ers at 10:05 am - 18 Boards at 7 Minutes per board
OPEN Pairs 10:15 - 18 Boards at 6 Minutes per board
Cost per person for regular club games is $4 BBO.  Please register and be online at least 5 minutes prior to game start time.  Minimum 4 tables for 499er games

Friday and Saturday - one game only at 9:50 - Effective June 22, 2021


  • How do you find the games on BBO?  Go to Virtual Clubs - North America or All Clubs and search for Rust Belt or VACBC165159
  • I have a friend who wants to play in our game?  To add a guest, send a BBO Chat message to VACB165159 or an email to
  • Need a partner? - NO PROBLEM - Put your name on the Partnership Desk for the game you want to play and we will do our very best to get you a partner. 
  • What is the Stratification?  All games are stratified based on the players who participate with 1/3 assigned to each strats.  
  • How are Virtual Clubs games different from other games on BBO?  Masterpoints earned at Virtual Club games are 100% Club rated Black points while those earned at other ACBL and BBO games are unpigmented.  VC masterpoints awarded at 1.5 times the in-person club masterpoint rates.  During "Special Events" at least once a month, additional masterpoints and/or colored points are awarded for play in the Virtual Clubs. 
  • BBO Director ID - VACB165159 - Send a chat message in BBO for assistance before each game
  • Angie Strainic, 440-255-6566 -, DIR ID VACB165159
  • Elizabeth Goldthwait, 330-301-4863 - DIR ID VACB102145
  • Gary Sikon, 216-973-3541 -  DIR ID DIRGARYS
  • Dian Petrov, 716-688-1226 -  DIR ID VACB115055