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    Play of the Hand Class on Wednesdays, Starts November 15: 4 weeks

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Class on Thursdays, Starts November 30: 5 weeks

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Holiday Party December 13

 Bring finger foods or desserts for

lunch at 12:15

Followed by a Draw Team:

Bring your partner and draw for

teammates.  We'll make it over and

under 500 points as much as

possible.

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

 
Welcome to the DeLand Bridge Club
165 Deerfoot Road, DeLand, Florida
(386) 734-7170
November Information

November Newsletter

New Board Members for 2018:  Diane Falla, Paul Moniz and Gene Rizzo.  Paul ran for re-election.  Leaving the board are Ellee Griffin and Wayne Matthews. There were no nominations from the floor.

Our first Club Championship of the Month is Saturday, November 4, with lunch.  Bring an appetizer or dessert: 12:15.

We will be open through the Daytona Regional (11/6-12).

Our Mentor Game will be delayed to November 16 because of the Regional:  9:30 to noon.

November’s  Board Meeting has been advanced a week to the 14th to avoid Thanksgiving week. All members are welcome to attend.

The week of November 13-18 we’ll hold fundraiser games to benefit Volusia County Council on Aging.  This wonderful organization’s headquarters on Beach Street in Daytona Beach was badly damaged by Irma.  They are limping along in  temporary quarters while still trying to provide important services like Meals on Wheels.  Reward to us?  Extra points at all games.

We’ll have a Club Championship for 0-199 players on the 20th.

We’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open on the 24th and 25th for anyone who wants an escape from shopping and football.

We end the month with a draw team on the 29th, with Open and Limited Games perhaps playing separately.  Bring your partner and draw for teammates.

Then on the 30th, it’s a Grand National Teams Club Qualifier.  C=0-500 NLM, B=LM to 2500, A=2500+.  This is determined by the highest player’s points.

Wednesday morning Basic Bidding Class concludes November 1 at 9:30 am with brunch and a session on filling out the Convention Card.  Bring your questions.  Lynn will explain the Yellow Card and help with filling out the more complex white card.

Chat Bridge continues every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 (still $5). 

Starting November 15, Sharon Lessard will offer a four-week Play of the Hand class on Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11.  Cost for the series is $40, or $15 per lesson. 

Starting November 30, Lynn Berg will offer a five week series on all sorts of Doubles on Thursdays from 9:30-11:30(except Mentor Game days). Cost for the series is $60, or $15 per lesson. Look for a topic list on our website.

Birthdays:  4-Lynn Berg, Jeannie Braswell; 6-Gary Nelson; 8-David Merritt; 17-Gail Atherton; 18-Fran Strawn; 20-Marlene Hilditch; 23-Jim Farrell; 24-Bud Randall.

 

 

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

Looking for an Open Game to "move up?"  Try Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

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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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
Nov 20, 2017
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Nov 18, 2017
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Nov 17, 2017
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Nov 17, 2017
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Nov 16, 2017
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Nov 15, 2017
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Nov 14, 2017
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Tue Nov 21, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Nov 22, 2017
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Wed Nov 22, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Thu Nov 23, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Nov 24, 2017
Open Game
1PM
Fri Nov 24, 2017
0-299 game
9 AM
Sat Nov 25, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Click for the latest results
Results
Nov 20, 2017
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Nov 18, 2017
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Nov 17, 2017
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Nov 17, 2017
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Nov 16, 2017
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Nov 15, 2017
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Nov 14, 2017
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Tue Nov 21, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Nov 22, 2017
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Wed Nov 22, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Thu Nov 23, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Nov 24, 2017
Open Game
1PM
Fri Nov 24, 2017
0-299 game
9 AM
Sat Nov 25, 2017
Open Game
1 PM