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Or see President,  Frank Galloway Jr.,

or our club manager,  Sandy Smith,

or our webmaster,  Clay Hall.

Accuracy Please!
MEMBER NEWS Please, Please, Please be accurate in entering and checking scores in the BridgeMate.
So N/S please be accurate in entering the information and E/W please carefully check the entry, especially the direction.
Your fellow players and the directors will thank you.
Leave the perfumes at home, Please!!!

Please remember that many of our players are “scensitive” to strong fragrances. BDBC is officially a “No Fragrance” facility, so resolve to abstain from wearing fragrance when you play bridge. Thank you.

Welcome to Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
Special Games this week

No Special Games this Week - ALL Games just $7 card fee!

Director Substitutes this week:

Monday 9/24 1 PM Open - Mike DeVivo

Tuesday 9/25 9:30 AM 999er - Ann Richmond           Thursday 9/27 1 PM Mentor/Mentee - Ann Richmond  

Monday Afternoon Game Parking

Please Note:


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.

Save the Dates for these Upcoming Events

Save the Date/Upcoming Events


NABC Fundraiser Games Monday 10/1-Sunday 10/7

Friday 10/19 Susan G. Komen Fundraiser

Wednesday 10/31 ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Gam


Looking ahead even further to our upcoming tournaments through 2019

November 8 – 11, 2018 Sectional at our club (SILVER points)

February 14-17, 2019 Sectional at our club (SILVER points)

March 29-30, 2019 NLM (SILVER points)

June 27-30, 2019 Sectional at our club (SILVER points)

Aug. 16-17, 2019 NLM (SILVER points)

Nov. 7-10, 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.

Education Opportunities


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. 


999er Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
Beginner Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Mike DeVivo
Quiet Please!

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.)

Please arrive early!

Please arrive 15 minutes before game time to allow our directors enough time to effectively plan the layout so that we may begin playing at the scheduled hour. (If we begin on time, then we can finish in a timely manner.) Thank you!