Coming August 1 & 2♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 299er Silver Days with Pairs Sessions at 10 & 2:15
July Birthdays 1- Dotti Blankenship; 3-Lauretta Laurin; 5- Don Skolfield, Saundy Venn; 10-Dee Donaldson; 18-Winnie Ciavarella, Lurl Card; 20-Kathy Cappy, Donna Gershon; 23-Burt Rosenberg; 25-Sandy Brown; 26-Jim Farrell
We’ll hold a special Open Game on Wednesday, July 4, so everyone has a nice cool bridge game to relax and enjoy before a hot night of fireworks. Picnic food—hot dogs and watermelon—at break time. There is a lesson at 12:45 with game time at 1:05. Strats will be 0-100, 100-300, and Open, by average of the pair.
There are four NAP opportunities for half red points this month: July 7, 10, 19 and 27 ($8, $10). Strats are NLM to 500, LM to 2500 and Open.
July 11-17 we’ll hold benefit games for Journey’s End, a no-kill animal shelter. Bring cash—but also towels, sheets, cartons of paper towels, cleaning supplies, foods and toys. They have everything from pot-bellied pigs and roosters to dogs and ponies.
Two classes are starting up this month. Lynn Berg will teach Basic Bridge with 2/1 on Wednesday mornings, 9-11:30, starting July 11. The three July sessions are free. Sharon Lessard will teach Play of the Hand on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting July 12, using Truscott’s Winning Declarer Play (2013 edition, available at Baron-Barclay and Amazon).
Chat Bridge continues on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30. There is also a 0-20 game on Wednesdays at 1 p.m., in addition to the 0-300 game.
We end the month with a 199er team on the 30th and an Open Team on the 31st.
Did you know that the rules for insufficient bids and bids-out-of-turn have changed greatly? Be sure to call the Director to protect everyone’s interests. Lynn Berg will teach a two hour class on the Laws on Monday July 23 from 9:30 to 11:30—free to anyone who is interested.