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Club Co-Managers

Christine Blake and Carol Wood

Board of Directors

President: Sandy Ivison

Vice President: John Roland

Treasurer: Mary Van Patter

Secretary: Christine Blake

Membership: Marie Melnichuk

Webmaster: Ruth Eidt

Director: Ron Deschamps

Assistant Treasurer: Bob Cobban

 

 
Collingwood, Ontario

​​​Welcome to Blue Mountain Duplicate Bridge Club.   We are an ACBL sanctioned Invitational Club located at the Collingwood Leisure Time Club, 100 Minnesota Street, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.     The Leisure Time Club is a seniors' recreational club, with a minimum age requirement of 50 years of age. For more details, select 'Club Information' in menu on the left.

Barbara Seagram May 26th

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Team game moved to June 2nd
Spring Luncheon
Spring Luncheon

On Tuesday May 16th, the BMDBC held their annual Spring Luncheon, which was attended by over 40 members. A variety of delicious finger foods followed by carrot and chocolate cake made up the luncheon. The ample luncheon was then followed by our bridge game. Thanks to everyone for their contributions

Tom Bell's South American Adventure in support of Hospice Georgian Triangle

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Thank you to the New Horizon's Grant for Seniors Organization
Our Blue Mountain Duplicate Bridge Club would like to extend its sincere thanks to the New Horizon's Grant for Seniors, which is sponsored by the Federal Government of Canada. 
 
We recently received the New Horizon's grant cheque and have ordered the previously requested supplies and devices. Our new Dealing machine, Bridgemates with carrying case, laptop computer, boards, cards and carrying cases should arrive by the end of April. 
 
We are very grateful for this grant and we know that we will enjoy and utilize our new purchases for years to come. Once again a BIG thank you from our Bridge club.
Monthly Team Game
Our team game will be held at the Church of the Nazarene. Please be there by 12:45 to help with the set up. The church is located behind the Legion at 200 Erie Street between Raglan and Niagara Streets. Hopefully, this will be a good location for the summer months.
Congratulations to Christine Blake on achieving Bronze Life Master
Congratulations (70% Game) 2017

Leo McBride and Ruth Eidt 72.05% May 4th

Paul and Marg MacFarlane 71.48% May 2nd

Hamish McGregor and Helen Dixon 72.02% April 13th

Michael and Janice Hebbert 74.08% March 29th

Hamish McGregor and Steve Roberts 70.79% March 22nd

Marg and Paul MacFarlane 72.92% March 2nd

Michael Schneider and Phyllis Burgan 70.54% March 2nd

Michael Schneider and Phyllis Burgan 70.02% February 16th

Todd Reynolds and Helen Dixon 76.36% January 10th

Find a Partner is now working

To register please get the code from Ruth Eidt, Carol Wood or any board member. Click on (partner?) to see who is looking for a partner.

If you are available to play as a spare for a team game, please sign up for that game.

Congratulations Ruth, our newest Life Master
I received a gold Life Master card in the mail recently along with a letter encouraging recipients to try to inspire others.
 
My grades at university suffered severely because I played a lot of bridge but once I started working in downtown Toronto I just played "kitchen" bridge once a month. In 2012 after moving to Collingwood, I accompanied my sister Anne to the "kindergarten room" at the Leisure Time Club and then to the "big room". I was determined to learn the new systems and took every lesson that Sandy Dickson offered and invested in many books. I also learned many things from Gerry Lachance.
 
After starting to play sanctioned bridge at BMDBC I joined the ACBL in April 2013 so I would not lose any of the masterpoints that I earned. I attended a few local tournaments and then drove to Sudbury in July 2014 for a regional tournament. I partnered with a local lady on the Wednesday and earned my first 3.84 Gold points. I was so excited. The next day, partnership could not find a partner for me because I just had 58 masterpoints. Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I decided to make it my mission to get lots of masterpoints. Because the BMDBC is an invitational club and offered very few special games, I started going to Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Meaford and Washago when they offered special games. I have also travelled to regional tournaments in Sault Ste Marie, North Bay, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Kingston, London as well as several sectional tournaments.Thank you to my many partners who helped me get to 500 points.
 
The requirements for members who joined ACBL after 2010 are higher, but it is also easier to get there. Gold points can only be earned at Regional tournaments but this past year we offered several games that award red points and the STAC games award silver points. I have also started playing online, earning points that will help me get to 750 for my Bronze Life Master. Even if you don't want to work towards Life Master, there are several promotions along the way. I can't think of anyone who doesn't enjoy doing well in a game, so I encourage everyone to join the ACBL and keep track of the points they earn.
 
Ruth Eidt
Congratulations (70% Game) 2016

Michael Schneider and Hamish McGregor 70.55% November 1st

Hamish McGregor and Helen Dixon 72.39% October 20th

Maria Moore and Hamish McGregor 71.73% September 28th

Michael Schneider and Hamish McGregor 75.91% September 13th

Willow Vaughan and John Hillier 70.54% August 17th

Phyllis Burgan and Steve Roberts 70.46% July 13th

Maria Moore and Dave Hammill 77.32% July 7th

Helen Dixon and Hamish McGregor 74.55% May 5th

Maria Moore and Hamish McGregor 76.79% April 27th

Michael and Janice Hebbert 70.05% April 21st

Ron Hartlen and Phyllis Burgan 70.83% April 6th

Hamish McGregor and Helen Dixon 71.32% March 31st

Cathy MacDonald and Jean Thomson 72.33% March 16th

Hamish McGregor and Helen Dixon 76.51% March 3rd

Michael and Janice Hebbert 71.76% January 27th

Michael and Janice Hebbert 74.75% January 5th

Zero Tolerance Policy

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Calendar
24th May 2017
Wed pairs
7pm
25th May 2017
Thu pairs
1pm
30th May 2017
Tue pairs
1pm
Results
23rd May 2017
Tue pairs
Director: Carol Wood
18th May 2017
Thu pairs
Director: Carol Wood
17th May 2017
Wed pairs
Director: Sam Scala
Calendar
24th May 2017
Wed pairs
7pm
25th May 2017
Thu pairs
1pm
30th May 2017
Tue pairs
1pm
Results
23rd May 2017
Tue pairs
Director: Carol Wood
18th May 2017
Thu pairs
Director: Carol Wood
17th May 2017
Wed pairs
Director: Sam Scala