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Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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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.

 
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Bridge in a Day this Saturday

It's HERE! NOW! THIS Saturday, January 21. We have 86 people registered for this event, over 20 table helpers, a food team, and registration desk. Thank you for all you've done to make this day a roaring success! The Learn Bridge in a Day continuing curriculum will be taught following our one-day program (schedule will be determined at a later date). We look forward to many participants in this program, as well!

Special Games this week

Special Games this Week:

Monday 1/16 9:30 AM Beginner Game Club Championship

Monday 1/16 10 AM Open Junior Fund Game ($8 card fee)

Tuesday 1/17 9:30 AM 999er Junior Fund Game ($8 card fee)

Tuesday 1/17 1 PM Open Junior Fund Game ($8 card fee)

Wednesday 1/18 12:30 PM 199er Junior Fund Game ($8 card fee)

Thursday 1/19 9:30 AM 1999er Junior Fund Game ($8 card fee)

Thursday 1/19 6:30 PM 8 is Enough Junior Fund Game ($8 card fee)

 

Director Substitutes this Week

Friday 1/20 6:30 PM 1999er Bonnie Jung

Sunday 1/22 1:30 PM 1999er Mike DeVivo

 

Enews is here!!
8 IS ENOUGH TEAM GAME IS THIS THURSDAY
If you want to play in a bridge game that takes you to the next level of competition, come and join us for our Thursday night 8 is Enough Team Game. It’s great bridge and great fun, competing with other teams. Remember that 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, C players (NLMs) count as 1 point. Team master points will be averaged for stratification purposes. Contact director Sandy at smwvs@bellsouth.net for more information or if you want to play. Join us!
BDBC Inclement weather procedure

As the potential for inclement weather approaches, we want to remind everyone of the BDBC notification procedures in the event of snow or icy conditions.  

If there are cancellations or delays of any games due to inclement weather, we will send out an eblast as soon as possible, in addition to a posting on the website. Updates on time changes will also be made via email and website postings. Unless there is a notice of a cancellation or delay, all games will take place as usual. 

If you have a friend or partner who does not receive email, please contact them to let them know about a current situation or a cancellation. Please do your part to help others stay informed. Thank you. 

Above all, use good judgement, be safe and stay safe.

Stay tuned,

Your BDBC Team

Looking Ahead

LOOKING AHEAD

STaC Week Monday 1/30 - Sunday 2/5

Sectional Tournament Thursday 2/9 - Sunday 2/12

Education Opportunities

NEW CLASSES START IN JANUARY Classes will be offered:

Mondays mornings at 9:30, starting January 16, 2017

Tuesday evenings at 6:30, starting January 17, 2017

If you know of anyone who is interested in learning how to play bridge, now is the time to sign up. Our members are the BEST at recruiting and we need your help AGAIN! If you see new faces around the club, please introduce yourself. Let's all encourage them - be patient with slow play or etiquette infractions. They love this game and we want them to love this club! Speaking of Education, here are a few tips and reminders for new as well as more experienced players: • Study game results online (soon - before you forget the boards) and see how other players arrived at better contracts if their contracts differ from yours. If the contracts are the same, find the extra trick everyone else made but you didn't. • Study the leads from each board. Do you and your partner make leads that BOTH of you understand? Do you understand leads made in the middle of play? • Ask a higher level player questions about boards that you found difficult to bid or play. • Be a patient player. Set traps for the offense. Don't rush to cash high cards, but make them work for you by catching their high cards. • The keys to a good defense are counting, signaling, remembering the auction, and remembering the opening lead. The same goes for offense

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.

!! Learn Bridge in a Day !!

Thank you to everyone who are taking cards and giving them out - around their neighborhoods, in clubs and businesses, to friends,family, co-workers.   People are signing up to come to this fun event.   With 6 weeks to go, there's still time to get the word out and for people to reserve their seat. Please take cards to give out and fliers to put up.   Don't forget the member incentive for attendance - a FREE play if you get 5 people to come.

 

Results
January 19, 2017
1999er
Director: Bonnie Jung
January 19, 2017
8 Is Enough
Director: Sandy Smith
January 18, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
January 17, 2017
999er Pairs
Director: Dennis Luft
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.

!! Learn Bridge in a Day !!

Thank you to everyone who are taking cards and giving them out - around their neighborhoods, in clubs and businesses, to friends,family, co-workers.   People are signing up to come to this fun event.   With 6 weeks to go, there's still time to get the word out and for people to reserve their seat. Please take cards to give out and fliers to put up.   Don't forget the member incentive for attendance - a FREE play if you get 5 people to come.

 

Results
January 19, 2017
1999er
Director: Bonnie Jung
January 19, 2017
8 Is Enough
Director: Sandy Smith
January 18, 2017
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
January 17, 2017
999er Pairs
Director: Dennis Luft