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Beginner lessons

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Starting: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Where: DeLand Bridge Club

165 Deerfoot Road, DeLand

Cost: Lessons 1, 2, and 3: $0.00

Subsequent Lessons: $5.00 each

Text: Optional but recommended $25.00

Suitable for people who

  • Have never played bridge

  • Have played a little bridge

  • Want to refresh their basic knowledge

  • Want to join the other 160,000 people playing bridge in North America

  • Want to have fun

  • Want to socialize

  • Want to learn something new

  • Like to have tasty morning snacks

How to enroll:

Email lessard.sharon@gmail.com or call Sharon Lessard (ACBL Accredited Teacher) at 386-837-3721.

Our Club

A Short History of the DeLand Bridge Club

Groups formed in DeLand and DeBary in the late 1950’s, joining ACBL in ’58 and playing in a lot of venues, some quite imaginative: restaurants, a fire hall, the Elks Club, the Woman’s Club, the Putnam Hotel. In 1962, Pete Besom and Norman Mortimer began looking for property and found the Deerfoot Road site. Permission had to be given by neighbors to have a club in the area, and a small building on the site, a former BOQ hut from the local Navy base, was sold and moved.

The building was designed by Norman Mortimer and built by John Witt, funded by shares in a first mortgage paying the then Pass-Book rate of 5%. The minimum investment was $300, and no one was permitted to put in more than $3000, the theory being that no one should have too great a say in what was done. 32 individuals and families participated. Mike Accardi, Leonard Munson and Norman Mortimer guaranteed the investments for a few who were worried that the Club would not succeed.

Member “sweat equity” got the building ready for opening in October, 1964. Many of the appliances were donated. Members installed them, as well as the kitchen cabinets. Curtain poles with card symbol finials were placed at each window with yards and yards of simple drapes made by a member. There was no carpet, just a bare concrete floor. Members brought carpet samples to put under cold feet, and a yard and plant sale was held on opening day to start a carpet fund.

The 30 year mortgage was paid off in 12 years. The two clubs had consolidated by then, and the Club, a non-profit corporation, is still going strong.

BOARD MEETINGS

The DeLand Bridge club Board meets on the third Tuesday each month.  We encourage members to attend board meetings and if they have an item either present in person or by letter to the President

 
February Infomation

 

February Newsletter

 

The Board has voted to bring our card fees in line with other area clubs; starting April 1, regular games will cost $6 and $8, special games $8 and $10.  We’ve held the line longer than any other club around here but must reflect increasing costs for ACBL participation and for utilities. The annual fee for dues remains $25.

 

Our Quarterly Saturday party game will be held on February 4 as we participate in the International Fund Game ($7, $9) being played all over North America.  We’ll have special refreshments, so plan on coming.

 

Silver Point week starts on the 6th and continues through the 11th: Silver points in the club as if you were playing in a sectional.  This applies to all games except the Lesson Game on the morning of the 8th and the Mentor Session on the morning of the 9th.

 

Other special games this month are Junior Fund games on the 16th, 25th and 27th to benefit Youth Bridge & Education as well as two Club Championships on the 18th and 21st.  Donations to the Junior Fund are at your discretion:  no extra game fees.

 

Slam Bidding is the topic of the new class starting on February 7 from 6-8 pm.  This five week course covers big hands for opener and responder, ace-asking bids, Jacoby 2NT, Cue Bids and Slow Arrival in 2/1.  Please sign up if you plan to attend so there will be enough handouts.  The charge is $10 per session.

The Wednesday morning lessons now include a Masterpoint Game for 0-50 players.  Classes run every Wednesday from nine am till about noon.  The usual card fee is the only charge.

 

There have been several problems recently with allergic reactions to perfumes and other scented products.  Please refrain from wearing them to the Bridge Club.  We don’t want anyone having to stay away because of this “scent-sitivity.”

 

In case you didn’t know:  All games are stratified by the average of the two players in the pair.  ACBL requires five C pairs in a Mitchell Game, three in a Howell.  Directors may have to adjust the strats to meet this requirement.

 

A matter of bridge etiquette we should all remember:  no talking once we are holding cards!  Save comments and questions  until the hand is complete.

 

Please check your listing on the club website to make sure we have address and phone number correct.

 

Parking is at a premium this time of year.  Help make the lot available to everyone by parking with care.  If you can arrive no later than five minutes before game time, it’s a big help to the Director trying to set up the game.  Last minute arrivals can sure make life difficult.

 

Birthdays:  3-Linda Rivest; 9-Jill Croom; 10-Greg Moniz; 15-Martha Easter; 19-Janet Krohn; 23-Paul Moniz; 24-Pam Thompson; 27-Ann Magaha.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 300 POINTS PLEASE COME AND PLAY FRIDAY MORNINGS AT 9 AM.  

Florida's Friendliest Bridge Club

Our building is designed for bridge, and is dedicated to the game with sessions every afternoon except for Sundays.  We offer refreshments and social breaks in every game. We recently installed a new Handicap Accessible Bathroom, and invite all to check out our remodel.

Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month and members wishing to make comments/suggestions to the board may do so at the beginning of the meeting.  

Need a partner for a club game? Please call the club the day before if possible at 386-734-7170.

Join us for a great game of bridge in a friendly atmosphere.

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The Club participates in TheCommonGame which provides expert analysis of hands and allows your score to be compared across many participating clubs.  Click on the logo to visit TheCommonGame.com

See your results, hand records, final contracts and expert analysis of the hands at TheCommonGame's Club Archive.

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Free Lessons
Monday 1 p.m. before 0-199 game
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. before 0-299 game; Friday 9 a.m. before 0-299 game
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Results
Feb 25, 2017
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 24, 2017
0-299 game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 24, 2017
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Feb 23, 2017
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Feb 22, 2017
0-50 Pairs
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 22, 2017
0-299 Pairs
Director: Virginia Winters
Feb 21, 2017
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Mon Feb 27, 2017
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Feb 28, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Mar 1, 2017
0-299 Game
1 PM
Wed Mar 1, 2017
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Thu Mar 2, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Mar 3, 2017
Open Game
1PM
Fri Mar 3, 2017
0-299 game
9 AM
Click for the latest results
Results
Feb 25, 2017
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 24, 2017
0-299 game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 24, 2017
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Feb 23, 2017
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Feb 22, 2017
0-50 Pairs
Director: Sharon Lessard
Feb 22, 2017
0-299 Pairs
Director: Virginia Winters
Feb 21, 2017
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Mon Feb 27, 2017
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Feb 28, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Mar 1, 2017
0-299 Game
1 PM
Wed Mar 1, 2017
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Thu Mar 2, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Mar 3, 2017
Open Game
1PM
Fri Mar 3, 2017
0-299 game
9 AM