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Game Schedule during The Lancaster Regional - 10/27 to 11/2

During The Lancaster Regional, the following game will NOT be held:
> Saturday AFTERNOON, 11/1 @ 12:30 pm

ALL OTHER GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AS SCHEDULED

STaC Silver Points - Monday, 11/10 through Friday, 11/14

GET YOUR SILVER POINTS

Monday, 11/10 Through Friday 11/14, all games will be awarding Silver Points. These games will be played as Sectional Tournaments at Clubs. Arrange with your favorite partners to play for Silver.

DSBA State Open Pairs Championship - Saturday, 11/15

Delaware State Bridge Association

2014 State Open Pairs Championship

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Clicking the left tab "Useful Links", then click on The DSBA to get all the details of this event. FREE CATERED LUNCH between sessions.

2014 NLM Holiday Sectional December 15 - 19

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2014 NLM Holiday Sectional

December 15 -19, 2014

Clicking anywhere on this message will bring up the flyer with all of the important dates & timing. There are morning games on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. Afternoon games every day. Night games on Monday (Swiss Teams) & Thursday.

Get your partners & team mates lined up to get those SILVER Points!!

David Treadwell Sectional - December 27-31, 2014

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Clicking anywhere in this message will bring up the flyer for the Annual Dave Treadwell Sectional
with all of the important dates & especially times.
Dave Treadwell was our Grand Life Master.
Get together with your favorite partner & team mates planning to add to your "Stash" of SILVER Master Points!!
Morning Pairs games on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
Afternoon Pairs games on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
Swiss Teams on Sunday (2 session) & Monday night (Flighted A/X & B/C/D)
On Wednesday you are expected to commit to both sessions towink PARTYcheeky & Play!!

 

Sunday Open Pairs Schedule

Reserve the following Sunday dates:

November 23

December 7

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. 

Bridge Lessons Continue

Bridge Lessons started the week after Labor Day running for 10 weeks as follows:

Intermediate - Continues on Monday mornings, @ 9:30 am with Barbara Rhoades costing $15 per session, pay as you come. Play for half price in the afternoon game of the same day as the class. Contact Barbara by email: bmossr@gmail.com.

Beginner - Continues on Thursday mornings, @ 9:30 am with Julie Hockersmith. Contact Julie: pjhockersmith@verizon.net with your questions.

Advanced Application & Analysis - Tuesday or Wednesday mornings @ 9:30 for 4 weeks. Starting date to be announced. Tom Ciconte will be teaching. Play for half price in the afternoon game of the same day as the class. Fee will be $15 per session, pay as you come basis.

No Guaranteed Partnerships for Single Players on Wednesday

Please Note

Beginning Wednesday, September 17, we will not guarantee partners for the Wednesday afternoon game.  We are initiating a new program, "Supervised Play."  The intent is to usher the Intermediate students into the Open Games.

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 "Less Experienced" players harshly.  The number 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!
Two Words

PLAY NICE

&

NICE PLAY

How often do you think or hear of these two combinations of words while playing?

The first combination should be of common use by ALL.

Have you considered sincerely offering the second combination to an opponent?

See how easy it is to say "Nice Play" when Playing Nice!

Out of Consideration to our Players & Directors

Guaranteed Partners

We are pleased to offer guaranteed partners at almost all Studio games. As you know, we do this by asking our Directors to join in as necessary. The spirit of this has always been to provide a convenient alternative for unforeseen circumstances that may leave you without a partner. Unfortunately, this gets stretched at times. Some use it as an excuse to not bother getting a partner while others “cherry pick” by seeing who might be available before deciding to play. These extremes have become a major source of aggravation and consternation which result in some very awkward moments.  We don't want any of our players embarrassed or humbled. 

We will continue to welcome you to come to the games without a partner ONLY if you do not abuse the benefit and you are willing to play with whoever is available.   If you are unwilling to play with anyone and everyone, it is better that you find another activity that afternoon.   Also, keep in mind that you should NOT come planning to play with the director.  That is the last option.

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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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
Thu Oct 30, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Wed Oct 29, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Tue Oct 28, 2014
Tues Aft 12:30 Pairs
Mon Oct 27, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Mon Oct 27, 2014
7:00 pm Bracketed Swiss Teams
Sat Oct 25, 2014
12:30 pm District 4 Flight B NAP Finals First of 2 Sessions
Sat Oct 25, 2014
Play Through District 4 Flight B NAP Finals Second of 2 Sessions
Sat Oct 25, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Fri Oct 24, 2014
9:00 am 0-750 Pairs
Fri Oct 24, 2014
12:30pm Stratified Open Pairs
Calendar
Thu Oct 30, 2014
9:30 am Beginner Lessons
Director: Julie Hockersmith
Thu Oct 30, 2014
7:30 pm NO Game due to Lancaster Regional
Fri Oct 31, 2014
9:00 am 0-750 Pairs
Director: Alexis Ciconte
Fri Oct 31, 2014
12:30pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Carole Everitt
Sat Nov 1, 2014
12:30 pm NO Game due to Lancaster Regional
Mon Nov 3, 2014
9:30 am Intermediate Lessons - Minor Suits
Director: Barbara Rhoades
Mon Nov 3, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Tom Ciconte
Mon Nov 3, 2014
7:00 pm Bracketed Swiss Teams
Director: Harold Jordan
Tue Nov 4, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Randy Berseth
Wed Nov 5, 2014
12:30 pm Stratified Open Pairs
Director: Alexis Ciconte
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