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Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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Recent Updates
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Improvements!
Jan 31, 2016 21:00 CST
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Jan 5, 2016 23:09 CST
 
Special Games this week

Monday 4/25 AM Open Charity Game ($8 card fee)

Monday 4/25 AM 0-10 Club Championship Game

Tuesday 4/26 AM 850 Charity Game ($8 card fee)

Wednesday 4/27 Aft 199er and Open Inter-Club Championship (ICC) Game ($8 card fee)

Monday 5/2 AM Open Grass Roots FUNd Game ($8 card fee)

Monday 5/2Aft 99er and 999er Club Championship Game

OUR NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL IS “SIETE DE MAYO”!!

Cinco de Mayo is on a Thursday this year, so we are celebrating on Saturday, May 7 with a Siete de Mayo Celebration. The fiesta starts at 5 p.m. with social time followed by an upscale Mexican feast at 5:30 p.m. with a Club Championship game at 6:30 p.m. Please sign up at the club to let us know how many are coming. Ole'!

NEXT TEAM GAME IS THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 12
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!
SPECIAL NLM PRE-TOURNAMENT TEAM GAME

We've scheduled a special game for you to practice for the NLM tournament Swiss Team Game. On Wednesday afternoon, May 18 at 12:30 pm, we'll have a Swiss Team game for YOU! We'll even make it a special game so there are extra points too ($8 card fee). ANYONE who is a NLM can play. Come with your team to try it out or warm up, OR come as a pair and we'll make teams at the game. Contact director Sandy if you want her help in putting a team together for you. 602-7823 or smwvs@bellsouth.net. Review of Swiss Team mechanics at noon. Take advantage of this practice opportunity so you'll do well at the tournament.

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 7, 2016
Saturdate Night
Director: Bonnie Jung
May 12, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
club championship 6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
May 14, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat May 14, with Cookout
Club championship 10am
BLT at 9:30, game at 10AM, signup at club. Charity game - extra points $8.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
May 26, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
Results
May 4, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
May 3, 2016
999 Pairs
Director: Sandy Smith
May 3, 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Sandy Smith
May 2, 2016
Monday Morning Session
Director: Clay Hall
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 7, 2016
Saturdate Night
Director: Bonnie Jung
May 12, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
club championship 6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
May 14, 2016
The next NO2LM game is on Sat May 14, with Cookout
Club championship 10am
BLT at 9:30, game at 10AM, signup at club. Charity game - extra points $8.
Director: Clay Hall 967-2809
May 26, 2016
8 Is Enough Team game
6:30pm
Director: Sandy Smith
Results
May 4, 2016
Wednesday Afternoon Session
Director: Sandy Smith
May 3, 2016
999 Pairs
Director: Sandy Smith
May 3, 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Sandy Smith
May 2, 2016
Monday Morning Session
Director: Clay Hall