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, Dennis Wammack,

or our club manager, Sandy Smith,

or our webmaster, Clay Hall.

 
Recent Updates
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PLEASE CONSIDER A CONTRIBUTION TO THE BDBC

Now that we are a 501c3 charitable status organization, your donations to our club are completely tax-deductible. A letter of confirmation will be provided for tax purposes. Please remember your bridge club as you plan your giving for 2015.

 
Special Games this week

No special games this week. All games $6 for members!

 

 

8 IS ENOUGH TEAM GAME, Thursday Sept 10

OUR NEXT 8 IS ENOUGH TEAM GAME IS SEPTEMBER 10 Our 8 is Enough team games for September are Thursday nights, September 10 and 24. Don't miss out on this fun game! These will be TRIPLE PLAY THURSDAYS, and everyone who plays in all three are in the drawing for a free play. MULTIPLE reasons to come and play! (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. This is our new favorite Thursday night event, so come and join us! 

 

SAVE THE DATES!

 

Friday 10/2 AM and PM Susan G. Komen Charity Games ($7 card fee)

Saturday 10/3 PM Oktoberfest dinner (Brats) and game

Friday 10/16 AM Instant Matchpoint Game (additional card fee)

Saturday 10/31 PM Halloween Costume Party dinner and game

Education Opportunities

Classes are starting soon for all levels of players this fall!

 

DEFENSE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: It’s not too late to sign up for this excellent class, which 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.

 

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’s 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.

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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
Sep 3, 2015
Thursday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
Sep 3, 2015
Mentor/Mentee Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
Sep 2, 2015
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
Sep 1, 2015
850 Pairs
Director: Clay Hall
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
Sep 3, 2015
Thursday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
Sep 3, 2015
Mentor/Mentee Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
Sep 2, 2015
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
Sep 1, 2015
850 Pairs
Director: Clay Hall