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Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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Special Games this week

Monday 7/17 1 PM Open NAP Game ($8 card fee)

Tuesday 7/18 9:30 AM 999er Charity Game ($8 card fee)

Tuesday 7/18 1 PM Open NAP Game ($8 card fee)

Wednesday 7/19 12:30 PM NLM and Open NAP Game ($8 card fee)

Saturday 7/22 10 AM No 2 LM Club Championship Game

This Saturday 10AM No 2 LM

The popular No 2 LM game returns THIS Saturday 7/22. Clay will direct, give his BLT(brief little talk at 9:30). This will be a club championship game, extra points, for $7. 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! 

 

Looking Ahead

NAP RED Point Games

NAP flights are Flight A Open, Flight B players with 2500 masterpoints or less, and Flight C NLMs with less than 500 MPs.

We have NAP games for ALL flights. The game schedule for each flight is below.

Flight C NLMs with less than 500 MPs: Wednesday 7/19 12:30 PM, Friday 7/28 at 9:30 AM, Wednesdays 8/9 & 8/23 12:30 PM, and Thursday 8/17 9:30 AM

Flight B/C players with 2500 masterpoints or less: Tuesday 8/8 9:30 AM, and Thursday 8/17 9:30 AM.

Flight A Open(Band C are welcome to join(they will have seperate flights if attendance warrants)): Mondays 7/17 & 7/31 1 PM, Tuesday 7/18 1 PM, Wednesday 7/19 12:30 PM, Friday 7/28 10 AM, Tuesdays 8/1 & 8/15 1 PM, Wednesdays 8/9 & 8/23 12:30 PM, Monday 8/14 1 PM.

Game awards are half red, half black at 82% sectional rating and the card fee is $8. Limited games run as NAP games will have their upper masterpoint limit increased to match the NAP flights. Don't miss qualifying, big masterpoint awards, and colored points during these months.

 

NLM Sectional Scheduled for August 4-5 at the BDBC…See schedule on upper left menu.

 

5th Anniversary & Tailgate Party Saturday 8/19

2017 Mentor/Mentee Program

2017 Mentor / Mentee Game Starting August 3, 2017 Director: Dennis Luft Thursdays, 1:00 P.M.

* Must be a member of BDBC

* Mentor must have 500+ Masterpoints

* No established partnerships

* Mentor plays free once a week in any eligible game

* Social Hour starting at 12:00 P.M. with free drinks, chips, and dessert (bring your own sandwich)

* Questions? Contact Coordinator Dennis Luft at 661-2369 or wbryant5276@charter.net

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 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!

ICE Machine

Our ice machine is a delicate instrument for our pleasure. However we need to treat it properly. Please do not ever pour drinks, coffee or anything other than water and ice down the drain there! A new machine will cost us all $4000.

Results
July 21, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
July 21, 2017
Friday Evening Open Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
July 20, 2017
1999er
Director: Bonnie Jung
July 19, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Bonnie Jung
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!

ICE Machine

Our ice machine is a delicate instrument for our pleasure. However we need to treat it properly. Please do not ever pour drinks, coffee or anything other than water and ice down the drain there! A new machine will cost us all $4000.

Results
July 21, 2017
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
July 21, 2017
Friday Evening Open Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
July 20, 2017
1999er
Director: Bonnie Jung
July 19, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Bonnie Jung