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Welcome to Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
Enews is here!!
Special Games this week

 

  • Special Games this Week:

    Monday 9/18 1 PM 999er and Open International Fund Game (card fee $8)

    Tuesday 9/19 9:30 AM 999er International Fund Game (card fee $8)

    Tuesday 9/19 1 PM Open International Fund Game (card fee $8)

  • Wednesday 9/20 12:30 PM 299er and Open International Fund Game (card fee $8)

  • Thursday 9/21 1 PM Mentor/Mentee International Fund Game (card fee $8)

    Thursday 9/21 6:30 PM 8 is Enough Team International Fund Game (card fee $8)

    Friday 9/22 9:30 AM 499er and 10 AM Open International Fund Game (card fee $8)

    Saturday 9/23 10 AM No 2 LM Game

    Saturday 9/23 6:30 PM Unit Championship Game

Team Game this week

Our favorite 8 is Enough Team Game is THIS Thursday 9/21 at 6:30 PM. It's

an International Fund Game so there will be extra points for your $8 card fee.

Each team may have no more than 8 points: A players (2000+ MPs) count as 3

points, B players (LM-2000 MPs) count as 2 points, and C players (NLMs) count

as 1 point. Want to play but need help getting a partner or teammates?

Contact director Sandy and she will get a team for you. 602-7823 or

smwvs@bellsouth.net. This is a fun, friendly game as everyone is on the same

level. And we have pre-dealt hands so we get done early and have hand

records! It's the PERFECT game for a Mentor/Mentee partnership. For those

of you playing both afternoon and evening, there will be soup and cornbread for

dinner at 5:30 pm.

This Saturday 10AM No 2 LM

The popular No 2 LM game returns THIS Saturday 9/23. Clay will direct, give his BLT(brief little talk at 9:30). . Sign up at the club  or let Clay know you're coming.  Let him know soon if  you want to play and need a partner. Let's fill the room! 

 

Saturday Night Special

 

It's Steak Night for Saturday, 9/23 along with baked potato, salad, dessert

and a Unit Championship game. Extra points for NO extra $$! Social

Time/BYOB at 5 PM (should be a great time to enjoy our beautiful

backyard!) with dinner at 5:30 PM and game at 6:30 PM. Dinner is

approximately $10 + $7 for game = $17. Please sign up at the club so we

will know how many steaks to buy. If you are NOT eating, please note

that on the signup sheet. If you are not a steak eater, chicken can be

requested in advance also on the signup sheet. Come enjoy this fun night

with your bridge family!

Looking Ahead

Looking ahead:

  • Rank Change Recognition Event

    If you've been recognized in ENews for a rank change since the beginning  of the year, make sure you plan to play on Monday 9/25 in any of the morning or afternoon games. There will be special refreshments and prizes for those playing on that day. Honorees will receive an email invitation to let them know they are being recognized.The rest of your bridge friends and family will be there to celebrate your achievements.Congratulations again and on Monday 9/25!

  • Remember!!!

    The Thursday morning 499er and 1999er games start at 9:15 AM so hey may end before the Mentor/Mentee game begins. This change will run through October while the Mentor/Mentee program is going on.

  • September is International Fund Month

    All sanctioned club sessions in September may be held as International Fund Games to support North American participation in international

    events. Masterpoints awarded are 64% sectional-rated black with overall awards. Card fee is $8. Check the calendar for the dates for these special games.

 

 

Friday 10/13 AM & PM Games Susan G. Komen Charity Games

 

Looking ahead even further to our upcoming tournaments through 2018:

November 9-12, 2017 Sectional at our club (SILVER points)

February 26 – March 4, 2018 Regional at Hilton (RED and GOLD points)

May 18-19, 2018 NLM Sectional at our club (SILVER points)

June 28 – July 1, 2018 Sectional at our club (SILVER points)

August 17-18, 2018 NLM Sectional at our club (SILVER points)

November 8 – 11, 2018 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

 

Starting Monday, August 7, 9-11:30, and for eleven (11) weeks, Dennis Luft will be teaching a course “Play of the Hand in the 21st Century.” Check the flyer posted at the club for details. Contact Dennis for additional information: 661-2369 or at the club 560-0706.

 

Beginner bridge classes offered by Jeanne Wamack will also start August 7, 2017. Classes will be 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. You may contact the club to register at 560-0706. If you forget to register, come on anyway. We will be glad to have you. See you soon!

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.
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!

BDBC board meeting Friday Septemberl 22nd at 145pm

 Your board always welcomes your suggestions. 

Results
September 22, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
September 22, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
September 21, 2017
1999er
Director: Bonnie Jung
September 21, 2017
Mentor/Mentee Game
Director: Dennis Luft
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.
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!

BDBC board meeting Friday Septemberl 22nd at 145pm

 Your board always welcomes your suggestions. 

Results
September 22, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
September 22, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
September 21, 2017
1999er
Director: Bonnie Jung
September 21, 2017
Mentor/Mentee Game
Director: Dennis Luft