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Director subs

Friday 12/2 AM 499er and Open Mike DeVivo

Friday 12/2 PM 1999er Dennis Luft

Saturday 12/3 AM No 2 LM Dennis Luft

NABC Games 11/28 - 12/4

ACBL provides that during each of the three years prior to hosting a NABC, a district may run a week of North American Bridge Championship Promotional Games as fundraisers for player hospitality and entertainment.   Providing hospitality that players both enjoy and remember will help our district receive future NABCs.   In support of the Memphis Spring 2019 NABC, the week of 11/28-12/4 has been set aside for these games throughout District 10.  Card fee is $8 with the extra dollar per person going to Memphis NABC Hospitality Fund.  These games give you an opportunity to earn extra black points (81.8% sectionally rated, about 1/3 more than a local charity game) and overall awards.   So find a partner, play in as many games as you can, and add to your 2016 masterpoint total. 

Saturday 12/3 10 AM No 2 LM

After a football season hiatus, the popular No 2 LM game returns THIS Saturday 12/3. Don't worry - the game will be over in plenty of time for you to see the kickoff of the SEC Championship at 3 PM! Sign up at the club to let director Dennis know you're coming or let him know you want to play and need a partner. Let's get this favorite game going again and fill the room!

Membership Dues

It's that time of the year for . . . . 

2017 Membership Dues.   A membership form is attached for printing or you can pick one up at the club starting on Monday, 11/21.   Dues are $24, the same as last year, and should be received by December 31 to guarantee inclusion in the membership directory.  Checks should be made payable to BDBC.

Save These Dates

Saturday 12/10 AM and Aft Holiday Party and Unit Championship Games

Monday 12/12 through Sunday 12/18 STaC (Sectional Tournament at Clubs) Week - Silver points

Sunday 12/25 Christmas Day Club Closed

Saturday 12/31 PM New Year's Eve Party and Unit Championship Game

Education Opportunities

BEGINNER CLASSES The classes have the following schedule:  Monday mornings at 9:30 am  Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm

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!! Learn Bridge in a Day !!

What holiday gift do you give the person who has everything and needs nothing?  How about a day to experience and begin learning the best card game in the world - BRIDGE!   You can purchase a seat (or seats!) for $25 each at Learn Bridge in a Day on January 21, 2017 and your gift recipient will be playing bridge by the end of the day, will have met new friends, and enjoyed a free lunch!   With each purchase, you will receive a beautiful certificate detailing the day and your gift which they will present at the event.   All you need to do is see club manager Sandy to arrange your purchase.   What an easy way to take care of your holiday shopping AND get the perfect gift for everyone on your list.   Don't delay as the countdown is at 9 weeks and counting and seating is limited.

Results
December 10, 2016
Saturday Morning Session
Director: Dennis Luft
December 10, 2016
Saturday Afternoon Session
Director: Dennis Luft
December 9, 2016
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
December 9, 2016
2000 Game
Director: Ann Richmond
!! Learn Bridge in a Day !!

What holiday gift do you give the person who has everything and needs nothing?  How about a day to experience and begin learning the best card game in the world - BRIDGE!   You can purchase a seat (or seats!) for $25 each at Learn Bridge in a Day on January 21, 2017 and your gift recipient will be playing bridge by the end of the day, will have met new friends, and enjoyed a free lunch!   With each purchase, you will receive a beautiful certificate detailing the day and your gift which they will present at the event.   All you need to do is see club manager Sandy to arrange your purchase.   What an easy way to take care of your holiday shopping AND get the perfect gift for everyone on your list.   Don't delay as the countdown is at 9 weeks and counting and seating is limited.

Results
December 10, 2016
Saturday Morning Session
Director: Dennis Luft
December 10, 2016
Saturday Afternoon Session
Director: Dennis Luft
December 9, 2016
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
December 9, 2016
2000 Game
Director: Ann Richmond