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Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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Special Games this week

Special Games this Week: Monday 5/23 AM Open Grass Roots FUNd Game ($8 card fee)

Tuesday 5/24 AM 999er Grass Roots FUNd Game ($8 card fee)

Tuesday 5/24 Aft Open Grass Roots FUNd Game ($8 card fee)

Thursday 5/26 AM 299er and 1999er Inter-Club Championship (ICC) Game ($8 card fee)

Thursday 5/26 PM 8 is Enough Grass Roots FUNd Game ($8 card fee)

Sunday 5/29 Aft 499er and 1999er Club Championship Game

Monday 5/30 AM Open Grass Roots FUNd Game ($8 card fee)

NEXT TEAM GAME IS THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 26
Our next “8 is Enough” team game is scheduled for May 12 at 6:30 pm. Each team may have no more than 8 points: A players (2000+ MPS) = 3 points, B players (LM - 2000 MPs) = 2 points, and C players (NLMs) = 1 point. Team MPs will be averaged for stratification purposes. If you want to play and need help with putting a team together, contact director Sandy at 602-7823 or smwvs@bellsouth.net. This is a fun, great game! The playing field is relatively level, and most of the time, everyone goes home with some points. Yahoo! Also, this is a grass roots FUNd game, $8 per player.
NON-LIFE MASTERS…THIS ONE’S FOR YOU!

Calling all NLMs! A sectional tournament just for YOU is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 27- 28 at our club. Look for the gold flyer in the I/N playing room and flyer rack and start lining up your partners and teammates to mine silver points in this tournament. If you have never played in a tournament, this is the perfect opportunity to “try your hand” at it, literally! Mark your calendar and we’ll see you there. Life Masters, we always appreciate your support for our NLM events. Let chairman Georgia Raby know if you can volunteer or provide snacks. Thank you!

Education Opportunities

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES Defensive Tips 2016 Facilitator: Dennis Luft

Dates: Wednesdays beginning May 25 and ending August 19, 2016 Time: 45 minutes from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Before afternoon 0-199 and Open Games) Cost to attendees: $1.00 per session These brief sessions are designed for beginning and intermediate players and intended to help you to become a better defender. Topics will include: Leads and signaling versus suit contacts, leads and signaling versus no trump contracts, discards, second hand play, third hand play, making defensive inferences, counting declarer’s distribution/points, and other special defensive tactics as time allows. Each session will include handouts for participants and practice hands where some basic bidding information will also be reviewed. Bring your lunch, join the “Tips” session along with your partner and then plan to practice what you have learned by playing in the afternoon game. THANK YOU, DENNIS!

WE’RE GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF EASYBRIDGE 2 WITH MIKE DEVIVO! It’s time for Spring EasyBridge with Mike! Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1:15 p.m. for Easybridge! 2. Mike will be teaching lessons on everything you need to know to smooth out your game, including play of the hand, overcalls, weak twos, and more. The class will be followed by a short game every week in which students/players will earn masterpoints. A lesson with Mike, plus POINTS…the perfect combination!

BEGINNING BRIDGE WITH JEANNE WAMACK Building Bridges: Monday mornings at 9:30. Building Bridges: Tuesday evenings at 6:30. Continuing Construction is this week: May 2 & 5 - Inverted minors, then 16 & 19 - Signaling: Count & Attitude. Due to student interest, Basic Bidding Review is held on Wednesday mornings in the Education Center from 9-11am. Any player is welcome to attend this "Bidding in a Nutshell" class. PLEASE NOTE: No Basic Bidding Review (Wednesdays 9-11 am) will be held this week. We’ll return to regular schedule on May 11.

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.

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
May 26, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
June 11, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat June 11, with Cookout
10am
BLT at 9:30, game at 10AM, signup at club. Charity game - extra points $8.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
June 11, 2016
Saturdate Night - kickoff for the longest day week of charity games
social at 5pm 630p
sign up at club
Director: Bonnie Jung
June 16, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
charity $8 6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
Results
May 24, 2016
999 Pairs
Director: Dennis Luft
May 24, 2016
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
May 23, 2016
Monday Morning Session
Director: Dennis Luft
May 22, 2016
1999er Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
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
May 26, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
June 11, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat June 11, with Cookout
10am
BLT at 9:30, game at 10AM, signup at club. Charity game - extra points $8.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
June 11, 2016
Saturdate Night - kickoff for the longest day week of charity games
social at 5pm 630p
sign up at club
Director: Bonnie Jung
June 16, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
charity $8 6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
Results
May 24, 2016
999 Pairs
Director: Dennis Luft
May 24, 2016
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
May 23, 2016
Monday Morning Session
Director: Dennis Luft
May 22, 2016
1999er Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond