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Check out latest schedule for Lessons
The Lessons tab on the left side of the home page has schedules for all of the current levels.

Recent Updates
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Apr 19, 2014 16:46 EDT
Book Club
Mar 11, 2014 20:35 EDT
MONDAY GAME - JUST FOR BEGINNERS 0-20 MPs
Monday mornings at 9:30 am, a game just for Beginners who have achieved 0-20 master points. This game will be directed by Barbara Rhoades, bmossr@gmail.com. All questions regarding this game will be answered by Barbara. 
Remember your Manners!
Remember Your Manners !

I am sure your parents taught you to treat others with respect.  Unfortunately that is not always the case at the Studio.  It has been observed that some of our more experienced players are treating the "Newbies" harshly.  The level of participants in our games is dwindling.  Some of this is due to natural attrition but it is becoming clearer all the time that the less experienced players are intimidated by the behavior of some of our more experienced players and have chosen to play elsewhere in a more inviting environment.  This is a gentle reminder to mind your manners.  Win by your stellar play, not by intimidating your opponents.    Encourage the new players, help to instill confidence in them so that they will return and become part of the bridge community.  It will benefit not only the new players but the entire field, for without growth, the game will die!
Wednesday afternoon Game with Light Lunch
Click anywhere in this box to see what's new for the Wednesday afternoon game. Beginning April 23, at 11:30 am come for a light lunch, arranged by Alexis, before the regularly scheduled 12:30 pm game. 
Application and Analysis Series Spring 2014
For the Advancing Intermediate Player Spring 2014 Application & Analysis

Clicking anywhere in this message will bring up the Spring 2014 Schedule details for:

Wednesday mornings through May 7

Check out the details and arrange to come alone, with a friend or bring a group of your friends & partners to continue learning & playing!!

When's the best time to play? - After a homemade dinner @ The Bridge Studio before the game
"Lite Bite" before the Thursday evening game. 

Hard to squeeze in dinner between work and bridge???   

Thursday April 24th at 6:30 pm. 
On the menu: Baked Spaghetti, Salad, Flat Bread and Dessert served before the 7 pm game. Donations joyfully accepted to defray the cost IF YOU EAT with us. OR come at 7 pm and enjoy your bridge game as usual. Your choice. As a single, come early, partners always provided, or arrange to meet & eat with your partner to confirm your evenings strategy. 
See you Thursday, April 24th. 

Sunday Open Pairs Schedule

Reserve the following Sunday dates:

April 27,

May 25 & June 15

This is a regular pairs game with a 12:30pm start time along with some time to socialize. Please ask a partner to attend. ALWAYS, singles are encouraged to attend any Bridge Studio game. Singles may be paired with each other. This is intended to be a ONCE-a-month event but NOT on the same week of the month. Due to other events in the area during any one month, there may not be a Sunday game. Call Carole, 302-528-2680 with your comments & questions. 

Rules for being a Good Partner

“I have always believed that your attitude towards your partner is as important as your technical skill at the game.  Rixi Markis, one of the all-time great players.

Before you sit down to discuss what you are playing, you should start your partnership off on the right note.  Half the battle of winning is being a good partner.  Always observe the following.

1)      Do not give lessons, unless you are being paid to do so. 

2)      Never say anything to your partner unless you would want him to say the same to you.  If you are unsure whether your partner would want you to say something, don’t.

3)      Never “result” (criticize your partner for a normal action just because it did not work this time).

4)      Unless your intent is to clear up a misunderstanding, avoid discussing the just played hand.  If you cannot resist. Be discreet.

5)      Remember that you and your partner are on the same side.

6)      If you feel the urge to be nasty, sarcastic, critical or loud – excuse yourself and take a walk.

7)      Do not forget your partner wants to win as much as you do.

8)      When there is time between hands, do not discuss bridge.

9)      When you want to consult another player about a disaster, ask about your hand, not your partners.

10)  Do not ever criticize or embarrass your partner in front of others.

11)  Remember that bridge is only a card game. 

Respect the Clock
Table Tips: Respect the Clock
bridge timer Managing time at the table is important, so that the time you have can be spent thinking about the cards. Nobody wants to feel pressure because time has been wasted on "mechanics" that could be spent on bidding and play. For everyone to have the most available time to think and play, consider and implement these tips: 
  • When it's your turn to play or bid, you should be thinking or playing. Other tasks, like writing down scores, should be done when it's not your turn.
  • Do not discuss or think about the previous board. Even if you are pulling out your new hand and sorting it, discussing the previous board reduces your focus and slows down your thought process and your actions. It also distracts your partner and opponents so everyone at the table takes a longer time to make their first bid.
  • Flip the board as quickly as possible after the hand. Most experts agree that rules limiting North-South to flip the boards (North/South) should be abolished. Making the next hand available to all players must be done immediately. The vulnerability is accessible on the convention card if you miss it.
  • Pass boards actively to the next table when you are behind.
  • East-West should stand up and get out of the way when the next East-West pair arrives at the table (even before the round is called).
Follow these tips and the game will move faster and more efficiently for everyone.
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Fight Dementia - Play Bridge!!
Dealing with Unacceptable Behavior

Clicking anywhere in this block will take you to a web site which presents The Zero Tolerance Policy in a more informative manner.

Calendar Information
The next few entries from the results and upcoming Events Calendar will  automatically appear in the column below this box.  To see additional results or upcoming events in painful detail click on the calendar and results tabs on the left hand side of the screen.
Results
Sat Apr 19, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Fri Apr 18, 2014
9:00 am 0-750 Pairs
Fri Apr 18, 2014
12:30pm Stratified Open Pairs
Thu Apr 17, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Thu Apr 17, 2014
7:00 pm Stratified Pairs with Lite Bite
Wed Apr 16, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Tue Apr 15, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Mon Apr 14, 2014
9:30 am 0-20 Beginner Game
Mon Apr 14, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Mon Apr 14, 2014
7:00 pm Bracketed Swiss Teams
Calendar
Mon Apr 21, 2014
9:30 am 0-20 Beginner Game
Director: Barbara Rhoades
Mon Apr 21, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Tom Ciconte
Mon Apr 21, 2014
7:00 pm Bracketed Swiss Teams
Director: Harold Jordan
Tue Apr 22, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Randy Berseth
Wed Apr 23, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Alexis Ciconte
Thu Apr 24, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Randy Berseth
Thu Apr 24, 2014
7:00 pm Stratified Pairs with Lite Bite
Director: Carole Everitt
Fri Apr 25, 2014
9:00 am 0-750 Pairs
Director: Alexis Ciconte
Fri Apr 25, 2014
12:30pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Randy Berseth
Sat Apr 26, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Carole Everitt
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