Spade Heart  Diamond Club
Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
 
Improvements!

For suggestions and improvements,

Use the "Tell Us What You Think!" bar above.

Or see President,  Frank Galloway Jr.,

or our club manager,  Sandy Smith,

or our webmaster,  Clay Hall.

 
Recent Updates
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Feb 18, 2018 10:47 CST
Improvements!
Jan 17, 2018 07:56 CST
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Oct 11, 2017 06:05 CDT
 
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
Enews is here!!
Special Games this week

Special Games this Week:

Tuesday 2/20 9:30 AM 999er Charity Game ($8 card fee)

Wednesday 2/21 12:30 PM 299er and Open ACBL-wide Charity Games

with RED points ($8.50 card fee)

Thursday 2/22 1:15 PM NLM Swiss Team Club Championship Game

Thursday 2/22 6:30 PM 8 is Enough Team Charity Game ($8 card fee)

Monday Afternoon Game Parking

Please Note:

Our Monday afternoon games are growing (YEA!) but unfortunately our number of parking spaces are not. We've been able to identify and secure some additional parking for Monday afternoon only. Suggestions and additional parking info are:

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 in the parking spaces adjacent to the street, parallel parking spaces on the side of the building, and parking spaces in the back of the building but not in front of the building

- 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.

8 IS ENOUGH TEAM GAME IS THIS THURSDAY

Our last 8 is Enough Team Game before the regional is THIS Thursday 2/22 at 6:30 PM.

It will be a Charity 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.

Get ready for the KO and Swiss team events at the regional by playing Thursday night.

Gettin’ Ready for the Regional!

LAST CHANCE for NLMs to warm up, test drive, practice with your regional Swiss team and earn masterpoints doing it. Thursday 2/22 1:15 PM (or

after the morning game). It's also a Club Championship Game so there will be extra points for NO extra money.

Please NOTE

After the Monday 2/26 9:30 AM Beginner Game, the club will be CLOSED the week of the regional. Beginning Monday 2/26 afternoon, ALL games

that week will be held at the Hilton. Be there to get your share of RED and GOLD points.

Magic City Regional Bridge Tournament…Caddies Needed

With the regional bridge tournament coming up, give some consideration to becoming a caddy if you aren’t playing a particular session yourself. Besides all the exercise you will get (better than

playing E/W) you’ll also get $30 for each session you work. Katherine Richards is in charge of caddies, so if you (or a child, grandchild, friend or other) want to do it, let her know:

kjrichr@bellsouth.net. 593-4511 H, 910-8070 C.                                                      Thank you

Save the Dates for these Upcoming Events

Save the Dates for these Upcoming Events

Thursday 3/15 6:30 PM 8 is Enough Team Game

Saturday 3/17 10 AM No 2 LM Club Championship Game

Saturday 3/17 6:30 PM St. Patrick's Day Saturday Nite Special

Monday 3/19 1 PM ACBL-wide Senior Pairs

Thursday 3/29 6:30 PM 8 is Enough Team Game

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

Education Opportunities

BEGINNER CLASSES

January 22  9:30am and 6:30pm          Beginner classes start  $8.00 per class. 

January 23 9:30am the second book of the series starts. Learn more about Stayman and Jacoby Transfers, and also learn the Michaels Cuebid, Unusual 2NT, Drury and basic signaling, among other useful conventions. $8.00 per session. 

 

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.

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.

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!

Results
February 20, 2018
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
February 19, 2018
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Dennis Luft
February 19, 2018
0-20 Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
February 18, 2018
1999er Pairs
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.

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.

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!

Results
February 20, 2018
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
February 19, 2018
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Dennis Luft
February 19, 2018
0-20 Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
February 18, 2018
1999er Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond