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Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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Special Games this week and director subs

NAP GAMES THIS WEEK:
NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS (NAP) QUALIFYING CONTINUES ($8 card fee):
NLMs: Thursday AM 7/21, Friday AM 7/22 (separate sections/games for YOU!)
Sunday PM 7/24
Flight B (up to 2500 MPs): Tuesday AM 7/19, Friday PM 7/22, Sunday PM 7/24
Open: Monday AM 7/18, Tuesday PM 7/19, Friday AM 7/22

This saturday is this month's Saturday Night Special. Sign up to let us know how much shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes to boil
up. Social hour/BYOB is at 5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, game at 6:30 pm Club Championship so extra points!).


Substitute Directors this Week:
Monday 7/18 PM Mike DeVivo
Friday 7/22 AM Sandy Smith
Friday 7/15 PM Dennis Luft
Sunday 7/24 PM Dennis Luft

Save the date!

July 23, is this month's Saturday Night Special. The theme/menu is Low Country Boil -
YUMMY! Sign up to let us know how much shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes to boil
up. Social hour/BYOB is at 5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, game at 6:30 pm Club
Championship so extra points!).

Aug 27, Tailgate/ 4th Anniversary party -Social hour/BYOB is at 5 pm, dinner at 5:30 pm, game at 6:30 pm

CALLING ALL MENTORS/MENTEES!!


This year's Mentor/Mentee Program will kick off on Thursday, August 4. Game time is
1:00 pm preceded each week by a social hour beginning at noon. For those of you
who participate, this will be a good way to meet early with your partner. Bring
your sandwich. Dennis will provide the chips, drinks and dessert, as well as afternoon
snacks. The program will last for 13 weeks, through October 27. During this time you
may play with your Mentee as often as you decide in any games in which you are both
eligible to play. As an incentive for your participation, the club will waive the regular
card fee for Mentors ($7) once per week. The Thursday afternoon game, however, is
ideally suited to Mentor/Mentee pairs.
This program is rewarding and fun. It is a great way to meet newer players and show
them that there are lots of nice and helpful experienced players in the club, and it
provides you with an opportunity to give back to the game and to your club.
If you wish to participate as a “MENTOR,” please complete a "MENTOR" form
(available at the club) and leave it for Dennis, or contact him by telephone (661-2369) or
email (wbryant5276@charter.net). If you have already worked out an arrangement to
play with a specific Mentee for this year's program, please let Dennis know. Otherwise,
he will match you up with a willing partner, but he will check with you first.
Similarly, if you want to take part as a “MENTEE,” please complete a "MENTEE" form
(available at the club) or contact Dennis by telephone (661-2369) or email
(wbryant5276@charter.net). If you already know an experienced player with whom
who would like to play, please ask him/her to be your Mentor. People loved to be
asked. Otherwise, you will be matched up with an appropriate and wiling partner.
Last year this program had 37 matched pairs for the games. Let’s beat that record!!

Education Opportunities

DEFENSIVE TIPS 2016
Facilitator: Dennis Luft
Dates: Wednesdays beginning May 25 and ending August 19, 2016
Time: 45 minutes from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm (Before afternoon 0-199 and Open
Games)
Cost to attendees: $1.00 per session-What a DEAL!!!
These brief sessions are designed for beginning and intermediate players and intended
to help you to become a better defender.
Topics will include: Leads and signaling versus suit contacts, leads and signaling versus
no trump contracts, discards, second hand play, third hand play, making defensive
inferences, counting declarer’s distribution/points, and other special defensive tactics as
time allows.
Each session will include handouts for participants and practice hands where some
basic bidding information is reviewed.
Bring your lunch, join the “Tips” session along with your partner and then plan to
practice what you have learned by playing in the afternoon game.
THANK YOU, DENNIS!
BEGINNING BRIDGE WITH JEANNE WAMACK
Continuing Construction: The final class will be a wrap-up of signaling (July 7).

Calendar
July 23, 2016
Saturday Night
social at 5pm 630p
sign up at club
Director: Bonnie Jung
July 30, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat July 30
10am
No BLT, game at 10AM, signup at club.
Director: Mike DeVivo
August 13, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat Aug 13
Charity 10am
BLT at 9:30, game at 10AM, signup at club. Charity game - extra points $8.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
August 27, 2016
Saturday Night - Tailgate kickoff/Anniversary party
social at 5pm 630p
sign up at club
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
Results
July 22, 2016
Friday Morning Session
Director: Sandy Smith
July 22, 2016
NAP Flight B Pairs
Director: Dennis Luft
July 21, 2016
Thursday Morning Session
Director: Bonnie Jung
July 21, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
Director: Sandy Smith
Calendar
July 23, 2016
Saturday Night
social at 5pm 630p
sign up at club
Director: Bonnie Jung
July 30, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat July 30
10am
No BLT, game at 10AM, signup at club.
Director: Mike DeVivo
August 13, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat Aug 13
Charity 10am
BLT at 9:30, game at 10AM, signup at club. Charity game - extra points $8.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
August 27, 2016
Saturday Night - Tailgate kickoff/Anniversary party
social at 5pm 630p
sign up at club
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
Results
July 22, 2016
Friday Morning Session
Director: Sandy Smith
July 22, 2016
NAP Flight B Pairs
Director: Dennis Luft
July 21, 2016
Thursday Morning Session
Director: Bonnie Jung
July 21, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
Director: Sandy Smith