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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
ALERT!!!! Parking at sectional ALERT!!!


PLEASE NOTE:  the lot at the top of the hill we have used for overflow parking will not be available. So plan accordingly. Try to carpool if you can. Also there is NO parking arranged with other tenants along Business Drive, on Thursday and Friday. You may be towed if you follow Monday's parking rules. Only park on our side of Business Center Drive.

More on Parking

Riverchase Church of Christ allows us to park in their lot during tournaments. It is .7 miles from the club on the Southbound side of Hwy 31. Perhaps you can arrange with friends to  gather there, park, and then one of the group carpool the others to the club.

If anyone has innovative ideas to solve the parking congestion, let us know and we'll share them with members.

Meals for Homeless Vets Fundraiser

Thursday 11/1- Wednesday 11/7 ($8 card fee) Veteran's Charity Week Our annual Veteran's fundraising starts next week with Charity Games Thursday 11/1 - Wednesday 11/7. ALL games during this time will be an $8 card fee. There WILL be extra points and overall awards. We will also be selling our Meals for Homeless Vets cards in memory or honor of a veteran for $5. Monies raised will go to the VA Hospital's Meals for Homeless Vets program. In addition, at our sectional on Sunday 11/11 Veteran's Day, we will be honoring veterans and $1 of your entry fee for that day will go toward the cause. Please make checks out to BDBC and we will write one check to the VA Hospital. What a GREAT way to say thank you to those men and women who have served our country.

Save the Dates for these Upcoming Events

Save the Date/Upcoming Events

11/1 6:30 PM 8 is Enough Team Game


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.

Beginner Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Dennis Luft
999er Pairs
Director: Dennis Luft
Tuesday 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!