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Or see President,  Frank Galloway Jr.,

or our club manager,  Robert Whiting

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 Notices this week

Congratulations to all the Silver Point winners during STAC week. We hope you enjoyed the event. The list of winners is available at this website:

Our inaugural Thursday night 0-99 masterpoint game was a success. Ron is cooking dinner again this week, and serving at 5:30 (for a nominal $7 fee). Bridge follows at 6:30. We strive to run a quick, friendly game and have you home by 10:00. Come and be a part of the fun.

We will be offering Charity Championships for selected games this week. Extra points are available, so play extra well.

Substitute directors this week: Wednesday NLM game: Dennis Luft Thursday 1999 game: Mike DeVivo Thursday 99 game: Robert Whiting

All games are meeting at their normal times this week. We are thinking ahead about Monday 12/24, the day before Christmas. There will be sign-up sheets posted at the club for those games to gauge your interest. Of course, the club will be closed on Christmas.

Calling all Eight is Enough team game players...

We are tentatively planning another popular Swiss team game on Thursday 12/27 at 6:30. We realize this is a busy week for our players. Sign-up sheets will be posted at the club. Plan to come out and enjoy a good game of bridge, particularly if you don't care to be cooped up at the house with screaming grandchildren

New 0-30 and 0-99 masterpoint games this Thursday night!

We are introducing new 0-30 and 0-99 masterpoint games this Thursday night

at 6:30, led by Ron Goldfon. We are serving a light supper before the game for a

nominal $7 fee. The game will move along; and the goal is for players to be home

by 10:00 pm. Ron has done a lot of work to make this event happen. He deserves

our support. Contact Ron for additional information (


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

12/25 Club closed

12/31 new year's eve party

1/5 No 2 LM game 

Looking ahead even further to our upcoming tournaments through 2019

Feb 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


Beginning bridge classes start at the BDBC January 28, 2019. There will be two sessions offered. The morning class will be at 9:30, and the evening class will be at 6:30. Students will learn bridge etiquette, bidding, defense, and play of the hand. Students will play bridge starting the first day of class. Contact the club to sign up.


Beginner Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Clay Hall
1999er Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
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!