Birthdays: 1-Gil Seigworth, Nancy Summers; 2-Emilie Shaw; 3-Dinesh Gupta; 4-Maxine Doughton, Karen Herman; 12-Nancy Bitner, Nancy Schmauss; 17-Gail Rust; 21-Taffy Abbaticchio; 24-Rita Marie Farrell; 30-Patsy Kanagy.
We’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the first Saturday with a margarita party at break time. Enjoy a special treat.
Club Championships are scheduled for May 9 and 29th.
Florida District 9 of ACBL is already holding fundraisers for the next NABC in this state. We’ll hold a week of fundraiser games with lots of extra black points May 21-26, ending up with a covered dish lunch at 12:15 on Saturday May 26. Charge all week will be $7 for members and $9 for non-members with no free plays accepted.
We end the month with team games: an Open team on the 29th, a 299er team on the 30th and a Draw team on the 31st. NLM partnerships with fewer than 750 points will draw to play with LM and players with more than 750. Get your own partner and come along for this fun event.
Chat Bridge continues every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Coming in June: a low-key 0-20 game on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Come even without a partner to play 12-15 hands with the opportunity to ask the occasional question during bidding or play.
Did You Know?? Law 41 A says opening leads must be face-down. If you lead in error but face down, you get to put the card back in your hand with no penalty. Once a card is led, even face-down, by the correct player, it may not be withdrawn unless there is new information revealed during the clarification period (the time between the last pass and a card called from the dummy).
Thanks to Ken Cappy and Chuck Molenda for installing the new Push/Pull plates on the restroom door.
Coming in June: in addition to the new 0-20 game, it will be North American Pairs season through August. Look for games with points half red/half black.