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Or see President, Frank Galloway Jr.,
or our club manager, Sandy Smith,
or our webmaster, Clay Hall.
Beginner bridge classes start Monday August 6 , 2018 at 9:30am and 6:30pm. Each class is $8.00 and the manual is $25.00. The instructor is club member Jeanne Wamack, a silver life master. Jeanne has a Masters degree in education, and is an ACBL certified teacher. She has been teaching bridge at the BDBC for 7 years. The classes start with simple concepts, and by the time classes are over, the student will have studied basic bidding, competitive bidding, defense, and play of the hand. Contact the BDBC to register or for more information.
Special Games this Week:
Tuesday 7/17 1 PM Open NAP RED Point Game ($8 card fee)
Thursday 7/19 9:30 AM Separate Flight C/NLM and Flight B NAP RED Point Games ($8 card fee)
Friday 7/20 9:30 AM Flight C/NLM and 10 AM Flights A & B NAP RED Point Games ($8 card fee)
Saturday 7/21 10 AM No 2 LM
Sunday 7/22 1:30 PM Flights B & C NAP RED Point Game ($8 card fee)
Director Substitutes this Week:
Wednesday 7/18 12:30 PM Open - Sandy Smith
Thursday 7/19 9:30 PM - Mike DeVivo
Saturday 7/21 10 AM No 2 LM - Dennis Luft
A highly prestigious "grass roots" event, the North American Pairs (NAP), continues at the club level in July, and August.
For July, the following games are scheduled for each flight: Flight C ONLY (NLM up to 500 MPs): Thursday 7/19, Friday 7/20, Wednesday 7/25 Flights B and C combined (up to 2500 MPs): Sunday 7/22 Flights A, B, and C combined (Open) Tuesday Aft 7/17, Friday 7/20
For August, the following games are scheduled for each flight: Flight C only - Thursday 8/2, Wednesday 8/8, Friday 8/10, Wednesday 8/15 Flights B & C - Thursday 8/2, Tuesday AM 8/7, Monday Aft 8/13, Sunday 8/19, Thursday 8/23 Flight A - Tuesday Aft 8/7, Wednesday 8/8, Friday 8/10, Monday 8/13, Wednesday 8/15, Tuesday 8/21
1) If you are physically challenged, plan to arrive AT LEAST 20 minutes early.
2) Carpool, have lunch before the game, or meet your partner elsewhere and drive one car to the club.
3) NO PARKING AT THE CREDIT UNION. We have been warned that future violators will have their cars towed.
4) Additional parking options:
- on the street (only on our side of the street) but no parking south of our property (towards Valleydale) and not in front of the drain at the north end of our property
- at Vision Security Technologies across the street but only in the parking spaces adjacent to the street (approximately 5) and not at the front or side of the building
- at Chappell Accounting across the street, REVISED RULES, in the parking spaces, parallel on the side of the building, and parking spaces in the back of the building but not in front of the building(by building OR facing street).
- in the lot at the top of the hill where the Montessori school was previously located (often used during tournaments)
PLEASE abide by these guidelines and do not park elsewhere as we strive to be a good and courteous neighbor.
Starting next week, the Wednesday Aft limited game will be a NLM (up to 500 MPs) Game EVERY week. Welcome to our game all you 300-500 MP NLMs.
The kick off game of this year's Mentor - Mentee Program will take place on
Thursday August 9 at 1:00 p.m. This special game will take place every
Thursday through November 1.
Mentors are generally players with 500 or more master points and Mentees have
less. Life Master players with less than 500 points will also be considered as
Mentors for less experienced players.
During this time mentors coach less experienced players, become partners and
may play together in any game in which both are eligible, but the Thursday
afternoon game is especially designed for these match-ups.. The mentor gets a
$7 discount once per week but the partners may play more often if they like. No
established partnerships or repeat partnerships are allowed.
Partnerships are already forming. Watch for additional information on the
program, how to sign up, and other details at the club all during the month of July.
Contact Dennis Luft, coordinator, for more informatio
8 is Enough Team Game Thursday 7/26 6:30 PM
Mentor/Mentee Program Begins Thursday 8/9 1 PM
8 is Enough Team Game Thursday 8/9 6:30 PM
Saturday Night Special Saturday 8/11 6:30 PM
NLM Sectional Friday 8/17 - Saturday 8/18
8 is Enough Team Game Thursday 8/23 6:30 PM
Tailgate and 6th Anniversary Party Saturday 8/25
District 10 Sectional Tournament at Clubs (STaC) Week 8/27-9/2 - SILVER points every game, all week
Looking ahead even further to our upcoming tournaments through 2018:
November 8 – 11, 2018 Sectional at our club (SILVER points)
February 14-17, 2019 Sectional at our club (SILVER points)
It’s never too early to start planning on playing in our tournaments. Put them on your calendar, schedule events and trips around them, and line up your partners for a fun and successful time.
Players should not speak so often or so loudly.
We have done much to curb noise from players, so the only way to solve the problem is with the cooperation of our players. Please speak as little, and as softly, as possible. Without voluntary compliance we may have to consider corrective measure similar to those imposed for the ringing of cell phones.
A quiet atmosphere will make for more enjoyable games for everyone.
We need YOU as a host at your favorite game. All games are in need of hosts, and the respective directors would appreciate having you on the host schedule. Check with the directors of the games in which you are interested in hosting, and let them know you want to volunteer. (Game hosts need to arrive a little earlier and be prepared to play with a person they have not met or played with before. Hosts are allowed a free play, and in the event a host is not needed that day the free game may be applied later.)
Your board always welcomes your suggestions.