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,  Otis Manar,

or our club manager,  Sandy Smith,

or our webmaster,  Clay Hall.

 
Recent Updates
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Aug 22, 2016 19:07 CDT
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Aug 22, 2016 19:03 CDT
 
HOSTS NEEDED

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.)

 
Enews is here!!
Special Games this week and director subs

SPECIAL GAMES THIS WEEK:

Monday 8/22 Aft 99er and 999er Club Championship

Tuesday 8/23 Aft 0-20 Club Championship 

8 Is Enough Team game 8/25 Club Championship

Friday 8/26 PM 1499er Club Championship 

 

NAP GAMES THIS WEEK: (8$ card fee) NLM game

Thursday 8/25 AM Flight B (up to 2500 MPs):

Tuesday AM 8/23, Thursday AM 8/25

Open: Monday AM 8/22, Tuesday PM 8/23

 

 

August Team Games

Our 8 is Enough team game is this Thursday PM 8/25, a club championship!. So put your
team together and join us for this fun game! 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. Team masterpoints will be averaged for
stratification purposes. Contact director Sandy 602-7823 or smwvs@bellsouth.net if
you want to play and need a partner or teammates.
Tailgate and Fourth Anniversary Party - Saturday night August 27th
Mark your calendar, find a partner, and sign up for our annual Tailgate and Anniversary party! This year it will be Saturday PM 8/27. Tailgate/social time will begin at 5 PM with your choice of Dreamland's ribs or BBQ for dinner, sides included. THIS IS ANOTHER BENEFIT FOR BDBC MEMBERSHIP (NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR THIS DINNER). Unit championship game will start at 6:30 PM with 199er, 999er, and Open sections. Dress in your team colors and prizes will be given out for the best Alabama, Auburn, and "other" fan. Contact director Clay for questions or to get a partner. Two bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a dollar! All for BDBC stand up and holler!
 
STaC WEEK IS COMING

STaC Week (Sectional Tournament at Club)

District 10 STAC Monday 8/29-Sunday 9/4.

SILVER points, all games, all week. ($8.50 card fee)

Education Opportunities

NEW BEGINNER CLASSES
When it's back to school time in the real world, it is back to school time in the bridge
world as well! The BDBC will offer beginning bridge classes in August and we hope to
have a lot of students! As you know, the club is embarking on a campaign in several
community newspapers to alert potential students, but we need the support of our
members as well. Your enthusiasm for the game is a big selling point among friends
and acquaintances, so please invite them to come and take some lessons with us. You
never know who might be interested!
Besides word-of-mouth and newspaper advertising, yard signs will be available for our
members to place in strategic locations. Please pick up a sign or two and put them in
high-traffic areas. If they are still there at the end of August, please return them to the
club for reuse.
We will have the following schedule:
 Monday mornings at 9:30 am, starting August 15.
 Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm, starting August 16.
A big "Thank You!" goes out to helpers Alan Freeland, Eugene Richmond, and Cherie
Gooden for their assistance with classes. Their friendliness and sense of humor make
the lessons fun and entertaining!

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.

Calendar
August 25, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
August 27, 2016
Saturday Night - Tailgate kickoff/Anniversary party
social at 5pm 630p
Tailgate/social time will begin at 5 PM with your choice of Dreamland's ribs or BBQ for dinner, sides included. THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR THIS DINNER FOR MEMBERS. sign up at club with your choice of dinner entree.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
Results
August 24, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
August 23, 2016
NAP Flight B Pais
Director: Dennis Luft
August 23, 2016
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Mike DeVivo
August 22, 2016
Monday Morning Session
Director: Dennis Luft
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.

Calendar
August 25, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
August 27, 2016
Saturday Night - Tailgate kickoff/Anniversary party
social at 5pm 630p
Tailgate/social time will begin at 5 PM with your choice of Dreamland's ribs or BBQ for dinner, sides included. THERE IS NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR THIS DINNER FOR MEMBERS. sign up at club with your choice of dinner entree.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
Results
August 24, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
August 23, 2016
NAP Flight B Pais
Director: Dennis Luft
August 23, 2016
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Mike DeVivo
August 22, 2016
Monday Morning Session
Director: Dennis Luft