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Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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or our club manager, Sandy Smith,

or our webmaster, Clay Hall.

 
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Jul 28, 2015 11:32 CDT
 
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Special Games this week

Monday 7/27 AM 0-5 Game Club Championship

Tuesday 7/28 AM 850 Charity Game ($7 card fee)

Tuesday 7/28 Aft Open NAP Game ($7 card fee)

Wednesday 7/29 Aft Open and 99er Inter-Club Championship (ICC) Game ($7 card fee)

Thursday 7/30 AM NAP strat B & C Game ($7 card fee)

Thursday 7/30 PM 8 is Enough Team Charity Game ($7 card fee)

 

UPCOMING ICC GAMES

We've got a Inter-Club Championship (ICC) game coming up in July: Wednesday 7/29 Aft Open. Here's your chance to win BIG as we play the same hands at the same time as many clubs around the country.   Players from our club have won as many as 17+ MPs in this game.   So get a partner and make your plans to play. Card fee is $7.

 

'BOGO' deal continues for 199er pairs through July
If you missed the kickoff of this new game last week, here’s your second chance to get the half-off deal again. In fact, we are going to run this special price of $3 per person through the entire month of July. That is an offer you simply cannot refuse! The new 9:30 199er Game – Half Price for ALL Thursdays in July. See you there!
8 IS ENOUGH TEAM GAME this Thursday

Here we go! The SECOND 8 IS ENOUGH TEAM GAME is this Thursday, July 30 at 6:30pm. Let's break our last game’s record and make it 11 teams. This will be a charity game ($7 card fee) and hopefully someone will get a FREE play again. Remember: Each team may only have 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 points are averaged for stratification purposes. Please contact director Sandy if you want to play and need a partner or teammates: smwvs@bellsouth.net or 602-7823. Plan now for this Thursday, and for both games in August (8/13, charity game with $7 card fee, and 8/27, club championship.) See you Thursday!

SAVE THE DATES!

Thursday, August 13: Kick-off game for the 2015 Mentor-Mentee Program. Dennis Luft will begin matching pairs between now and August 13, so let him know if you are interested in participating in this wonderfully popular and successful program, either as a mentor or as a mentee. The game start time will be 1:15, and the first game on August 13 will be preceded by a free lunch. Each subsequent game will have a lunch time before the game in which chips, drinks and dessert will be available for players to add to their own bring-from-home sandwich or salad.  Please consider being a part of Mentor-Mentee. You’ll be glad you did. (And you’ll be able to play in both the morning and afternoon games!)

Saturday, August 8: Saturdate Night - Social Time/BYOB, Dinner, Unit Championship Game (sign up at club!).

Thursday, August 13: 8 is Enough Team Game (Charity game $7 card fee)

Saturday, August 15: No 2 LM Game (Charity game $7 card fee)

Thursday, August 27: 8 is Enough Team Game Club Championship 

Saturday, August 29: Annual Tailgate/Anniversary Party - Unit Championship Game, Limited Section (sign up at club).

Education Opportunities

Classes are starting for all levels of players this fall! 

BEGINNING BRIDGE: You can choose from the following days/times: Jeanne's Building Bridges Monday 9:30 AM beginning 8/17, Bonnie's Easybridge! Tuesday 1:30 pm beginning 9/15, or Jeanne's Building Bridges Tuesday 6:30 PM beginning 8/18. Tell your friends, neighbors, and strangers on the street about these opportunities to learn the greatest card game on earth. Sign up at the director desk. 

EASYBRIDGE! 2: This is a continuation of the Easybridge! 1 class on Tuesday afternoons at 1 PM that started at the beginning of the year. Each class includes a short lesson and then a game with bidding assistance if needed.   Sign up at the director desk or contact teacher Sandy for more information.

DEFENSE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: This class will begin on Wednesday, August 12 at 9:30am, and will be taught by Dennis Luft. Defense in the 21st Century is a proven curriculum, providing the critical skills a bridge player needs in order to increase scores by improving defensive skills. This class is geared for intermediate to advanced players. Please check out the attached flyer, and contact Dennis for more information at wbryant5276@charter.net, or sign up at the education counter.

NEXT STEP: MONDAY MORNING GAME FOR BEGINNERS

THE NEXT STEP: MONDAY MORNING GAME FOR BEGINNERS

A new bridge game for players with less than 5 master points continues on Mondays from 9:30 until 11:30 AM. Mike DeVivo directs the game which will start with a brief lesson followed by informal supervised play.  Players will be allowed to review notes and ask questions during the auction and play of the hand.  This game is ideally suited for graduates of beginning bridge classes who have very limited or no playing experience at the club.  For more information or to make a referral, contact Mike DeVivo at devivo@uab.edu. This is the perfect way to gently put your brand new bridge knowledge to good use! Come and play, and let Mike lend a tip or two when needed.

 
REMINDER

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.

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
Jul 30, 2015
New 199er game
Director: Dennis Luft
Jul 29, 2015
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Ann Richmond
Jul 28, 2015
FREE Subway Lunch Day!!
Director: Clay Hall
Jul 28, 2015
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
Calendar
Jul 30, 2015
8 Is Enough
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
Aug 8, 2015
Saturdate Night - Social Time/BYOB, Dinner, Unit Championship Game (sign up at club!).
5:30pm dinner/6:30pm bridge
Director: Bonnie Jung
Aug 13, 2015
Mentor-Mentee Kickoff
1:15pm
Kick-off game for the 2015 Mentor-Mentee Program. Dennis Luft will begin matching pairs between now and August 13, so let him know if you are interested in participating in this wonderfully popular and successful program, either as a mentor or as a mentee. The game start time will be 1:15, and the first game on August 13 will be preceded by a free lunch. Each subsequent game will have a lunch time before the game in which chips, drinks and dessert will be available for players to add to their own bring-from-home sandwich or salad. Please consider being a part of Mentor-Mentee.
Director: Dennis Luft
Aug 13, 2015
8 Is Enough
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
REMINDER

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.

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
Jul 30, 2015
New 199er game
Director: Dennis Luft
Jul 29, 2015
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Ann Richmond
Jul 28, 2015
FREE Subway Lunch Day!!
Director: Clay Hall
Jul 28, 2015
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
Calendar
Jul 30, 2015
8 Is Enough
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
Aug 8, 2015
Saturdate Night - Social Time/BYOB, Dinner, Unit Championship Game (sign up at club!).
5:30pm dinner/6:30pm bridge
Director: Bonnie Jung
Aug 13, 2015
Mentor-Mentee Kickoff
1:15pm
Kick-off game for the 2015 Mentor-Mentee Program. Dennis Luft will begin matching pairs between now and August 13, so let him know if you are interested in participating in this wonderfully popular and successful program, either as a mentor or as a mentee. The game start time will be 1:15, and the first game on August 13 will be preceded by a free lunch. Each subsequent game will have a lunch time before the game in which chips, drinks and dessert will be available for players to add to their own bring-from-home sandwich or salad. Please consider being a part of Mentor-Mentee.
Director: Dennis Luft
Aug 13, 2015
8 Is Enough
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith