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Oct 11, 2017 06:05 CDT
 
HOSTS NEEDED

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.)

 
Welcome to Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
Enews is here!!
8 IS ENOUGH TEAM GAME IS THIS THURSDAY

 

Our fave 8 is Enough team game is THIS Thursday 11/16 at 6:30 PM.   It is a Club Championship game which means extra points for NO extra 💵.   🎉

 

I have an A pair looking for a NLM C pair for teammates.   If you want to play and need a partner or teammates, 📱602-7823 or 💻 smwvs@bellsouth.net.

 

If you already have a team, please let me know that as well so I won't bother you as I'm putting together teams.

 

We'll only have 1 team game in December so it will be almost a month before the next 8 is Enough on 12/14.

 

Hope to see y'all Thursday nite!

 


Sandy

Special Games this week

Wednesday 11/15 12:30 PM 299er and Open Club Championship Games

Thursday 11/16 6:30 PM 8 is Enough Team Club Championship Game

Friday 11/17 9:30 AM 499er and 10 AM Open Club Championship Games

Friday 11/17 6:30 PM Open Club Championship Game

Sunday 11/19 1:30 PM 1999er Club Championship Game

2018 BDBC Board Nominees

Officers

President: Frank Galloway

Vice President: Dianne Wammack

Secretary: Emily Harrell

Treasurer: Dennis Luft

Board at Large (vote for 3) Robert Burr Bob Koons Marsha Crowder Bill Shepherd Mike DeVivo Donna Sigrist

Unit 157 Board (vote for 3) Sherry Kamber Jeanne Wamack Neil Thomas

Additional nominations may be made by Members. All such additional nominations must be in writing, signed by at least twenty (20) Members, and must be delivered to the Club’s Secretary or President no later than November 25.

Voting is Friday Dec. 1 - Thursday Dec. 7

Save the Dates for these Upcoming Events

 

Wednesday 11/22 12:30 PM Pro-Am Game

A Unique Game

Want to play on Wednesday 11/22 but don't have a partner? Is

your regular partner going out of town for Thanksgiving? Or

having out of town guests? Or cooking and preparing for turkey

day? Or do you just want to get away from it all? Don't despair!

We're going to hold a Pro-AM game that day Wednesday 11/22 at

12:30 PM. How does that work you ask? Everyone comes

without a partner, the Open players names are put in a bowl and

the NLM players draw a name to be their partner. One fun, big,

happy game with everyone on equal footing. Similar to the

Mentor/Mentee game but you don't know who your partner is until

the game starts. Game's usually over by 4ish so there's plenty of

time to cook, clean, travel, watch football, whatever after it's over.

So start the holiday doing something you love - playing bridge!

Club Closed Thursday 11/23 for Thanksgiving

Saturday 12/9 Holiday Party and Annual Meeting

Notice of Annual Meeting

  •  

    As required by our by-laws, the club's Annual Meeting will be

    Saturday 12/9 immediately prior to the afternoon game.

    Election results will be announced and the new officers,

    board, and unit reps will be installed.

  •  

  • D10 + D7 STaC Week Monday 12/11 - Sunday 12/17

Monday Afternoon Game Parking

We know we have a parking problem on Monday afternoons as well as during tournaments and other special events. Please adhere to these guidelines to avoid problems: - carpool when at all possible - NO parking at other businesses on our street during the work week - on street parking is on our side of the street only - if you do park on the street, no parking between our property and Valleydale Road as well as no parking in front of the drain at the north edge of our property We are trying to come up with additional parking options and will share them with you as soon as they are available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Education Opportunities

 

Beginner bridge classes offered by Jeanne Wamack which started August 7, 2017 continue. Classes are held Monday mornings at 9:30 and Monday evenings at 6:30. Choose the time that suits your schedule. The sessions are for students with no bridge experience, but are also suitable for previous bridge players who would like to renew their skills. Each class consists of a lesson followed by card play. You will play bridge from the very first day of class! The classes are $8.00 per session and the student manual is $25.00. Each session lasts approximately two hours, but occasionally last a little longer because our students enjoy playing the game so much.

Jeanne notes: Our beginning bridge classes are moving along, as we enter into our eighth week of lessons. We have 2-4 tables of players each session who are now enthusiastic students of the game. We are happy to have them at our club. Several students have already joined the BDBC. Last week we started review sessions on Tuesday evenings to reinforce what we've learned so far, and to answer questions about how to continue bidding when a forcing bid is made by the responder. Supervised play follows with randomly dealt hands. There is a lot of fun and laughter as the students see the value of preempts and cuebids, among other bids, to "talk" to partner to get to the best contract. This week students were amazed that the 4S preempt was actually successful. Suddenly, the preempt is the most popular bid in class! The next three lessons will be about finessing, play of the hand, and defensive skills. As always, our volunteers are appreciated for their assistance in class. The students are delighted to have the extra help and personal attention, making them feel that they are special to the club, which they are! If you see Alan Freeland, Donna Sigrist, or Eugene Richmond, please thank them for their efforts. They do a great job!

Dennis Luft’s “Play of the Hand in the 21st Century” classes continue and no interruptions are scheduled through the final session on November 6.

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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!

Please, Please, Please
MEMBER NEWS Please, Please, Please be accurate in entering and checking scores in the BridgeMate.
EVERY game this week had at least one error, primarily because the direction was wrong.
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.
Results
November 17, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
November 17, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
November 16, 2017
1999er
Director: Bonnie Jung
November 16, 2017
8 Is Enough
Director: Sandy Smith
Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

    AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com
 
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!

Please, Please, Please
MEMBER NEWS Please, Please, Please be accurate in entering and checking scores in the BridgeMate.
EVERY game this week had at least one error, primarily because the direction was wrong.
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.
Results
November 17, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
November 17, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
November 16, 2017
1999er
Director: Bonnie Jung
November 16, 2017
8 Is Enough
Director: Sandy Smith