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Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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Recent Updates
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Feb 8, 2016 17:01 CST
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Improvements!
Jan 31, 2016 21:00 CST
General Information
Jan 5, 2016 23:09 CST
 
Save the Dates
Birmingham Regional Tournament Monday 2/29 - Sunday 3/6
Directors this Week
Monday 2/8 Aft 99er and 750 Games - Mike DeVivo
Friday 2/12 AM 499er and Open Games - Sandy Smith
Friday 2/12 PM 1499er Game - Mike DeVivo
Sunday 2/14 Aft 499er and 1999er Game - Bonnie Jung
Monday 2/15 AM Open Game - Sandy Smith
Monday 2/15 AM 0-10 Beginner Game - Bonnie Jung
Monday 2/15 Aft 99er and 750 Game - Clay Hall
 
Special Games this week


Saturday 2/13 PM SaturDate Night Unit Championship

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Nobody celebrates Fat Tuesday better than BDBC, so come on out and get in on the fun. Clay will start the day with his famous breakfast casserole before the morning game begins. We’ll continue the good eatin’ at noon with Clay’s red beans, Sandy’s rice, and King Cake for everyone. Who will get the baby???? Wear your best and most outrageous Mardi Gras outfit and you might be awarded a special prize! There will be beads galore, so come one come all and laissez le bon temps rouler!

SHOW YOUR BRIDGE LOVE AT OUR NEXT SATURDATE GAME ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13!

Grab your Valentine and come on out to SaturDate night on February 13.

It will be our usual lineup of Social Hour/BYOB at 5 PM, followed by dinner, a great game of bridge at 6:30 PM, and lots of love! Don’t miss this special Valentine’s Saturdate event.

Sign up in the large playing room to let Bonnie know you're coming.

NEXT 8 IS ENOUGH TEAM GAME IS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

The 2 nd Team Game for February will be held the 18th. Come and join us for this fun game! Remember: Each 8 is Enough 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.

The next NO2LM game is on Sat Feb 20

Our next NO2LM Game is Saturday Feb 20. Clay's BLT will be at 9:30, the game will start promptly at 10 so that we will be done by 1:30. The signup sheet is at the club in the main playing room.

This will be a charity game for an $8 entry/person.    

Education Opportunities

“DOIN’ YOUR THANG” AT THE REGIONAL…AND DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY! If all this talk about the upcoming Leap Regional has you a little nervous, a little intimidated, basically a little freaked out, never fear, our FABULOUS DIRECTORS ARE HERE! Come to either or both of the TOURNAMENT PREP CLASSES, scheduled for February 11 and 25, immediately after the Thursday morning 9:30 am 299er games. You will receive valuable lessons on everything from registering for a game to checking your Fast Results and all the fun stuff in between. Don’t miss the Prep Class!

 

BEGINNING BRIDGE WITH INSTRUCTOR JEANNE WAMACK

2016 Beginning Bridge Class Schedule: Monday mornings at 9:30, starting January 25. Building Bridges with Jeanne Wamack. Tuesday evenings at 6:30, starting January 26. Building Bridges with Jeanne Wamack. Additional classes will be starting soon featuring many of the topics requested by members in the Education Committee survey. The classes will be held the second and fourth Tuesdays and Thursdays of each month, starting in February. The same class will be taught twice per week to prevent players from missing their regular games. All classes will meet in the Education Center. We will have prepared boards to practice new skills. Please plan to attend - you'll be happy with the improvement in your game. Week One Tuesday February 9, 2016 at 9:30 am, & Thursday February 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm. MORE to Stayman and Jacoby Transfers: Learn how to bid several types of distributional hands over partner's 1NT opening bid. Week Two Tuesday, February 23 at 9:30 am, & Thursday February 25 at 1:30 pm Michaels Cuebid & the Unusual 2NT: Learn how to bid two-suited hands. If you have questions, contact teacher Jeanne Wamack at 823-1514 or 616-3724.

GIVE US A GREAT BIG AMAZON SMILE!!!

Please don’t forget to use Amazon Smile when making your online purchases. Over time this great program will be a huge benefit to BDBC. If you are not sure how to set up your account, you may contact a BDBC board member for advice, or better yet, contact Amazon directly.

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.)

GOT A BOOK?

Our club librarian informs that we have many overdue books. Please look under your pillows for any club books. Thank You.

Leave the perfumes at home, Please!!!

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.

Calendar
February 15, 2016
Our Regional starts in Two weeks!
Hilton - 280
February 18, 2016
8 Is Enough
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
February 20, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat Feb 20
10am
BLT at 9:30, game at 10AM, signup at club. Charity game - extra points $8.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
February 22, 2016
Our Regional starts in One week!
Hilton - 280
Results
February 11, 2016
Thursday Morning Session
Director: Bonnie Jung
February 10, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
February 9, 2016
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Mike DeVivo
February 8, 2016
Monday Morning Session
Director: Dennis Luft
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.)

GOT A BOOK?

Our club librarian informs that we have many overdue books. Please look under your pillows for any club books. Thank You.

Leave the perfumes at home, Please!!!

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.

Calendar
February 15, 2016
Our Regional starts in Two weeks!
Hilton - 280
February 18, 2016
8 Is Enough
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
February 20, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat Feb 20
10am
BLT at 9:30, game at 10AM, signup at club. Charity game - extra points $8.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
February 22, 2016
Our Regional starts in One week!
Hilton - 280
Results
February 11, 2016
Thursday Morning Session
Director: Bonnie Jung
February 10, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
February 9, 2016
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Mike DeVivo
February 8, 2016
Monday Morning Session
Director: Dennis Luft