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New Classes in 2018

Basic Bridge with 2/1 starts Wednesday Jan 10

 9-11:30 a.m.  Call Sharon Lessard at (386)837-3721

Cue Bids Class starts Thursday January 18  Call Sharon for details

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2018 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2018 Board 

Nancy Zook, President

Paul Moniz, Vice-President

Gaynelle Johnston, Secretary

Gene Rizzo, Treasurer

Ken Cappy Liaison to Directors

Diane Falla, Membership

Marianne Hansen, Supplies

Russ Lilliston, House & Grounds

Joanne Thomas, Sunshine

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
January Information

January Newsletter

January is Junior Fund Month.  We’ll hold Junior Fund benefit games on the 13th, the 15th, the 23rd and the 25th.  Saturday the 13th we’ll start with a covered dish lunch at 12:15.  The session on the 23rd is an ACBL-wide event. All sessions are $7 for members, $9 for visitors.

monthly Our Mentor Game will be held on the 11th at 9:30.  If you don’t have a mentor and would like to participate, ask a better player to take you on, or ask Lynn to arrange a mentor for you.  Mentors play free in the Mentor Game. They should also play with you at another time or two during the month as well as being available to answer questions.

We finish the month with three special games:

January 29 the 0-299 group hosts an Open Individual at 1:30. Join us for great snacks and a fun afternoon.

January 30 there’s an Open Grand National Teams session.  C=non-life masters to 500, B=LMs to 2500, A+2500+.  Awards are generous and half red/half black. $8, $10

January 31 there’s a Flight C only GNT, open to any non-LM in the club who has fewer than 500 points.  Also half red/half black points.

Ask   gether?Lynn.

Half the field in a GNT event qualifies to go on to the District level. Check the Sunshine Bridge News for dates and locations.

If you are interested in keeping an Open session available on Wednesday afternoons, we need your support.  This game will end January 25th  it isn’t better supported.

Chat Bridge continues on Tuesdays form 9:30-11:30—still only $5.

Sharon Lessard will start the Beginning Bridge with 2/1 series on January 10. as well as the more advanced Cuebids! Classes starting the 18th. Sign  up if you can.  Copies of the scheduled topics are next to the calendars on the desk. You can also call Sharon at (386)837-3721 for more information.

It’s cold and flu season.  Please don’t share yours if you have it!  Noses are extra-sensitive in cooler weather so go easy on scented products, please.

Dues are due by January 10.  We are asking everyone to fill out an information form—no matter how unchanged you think yours will be from 2017.  We’re also asking for an emergency contact for everyone.

Birthdays: 2-Annette Smith; 4-Carol Mullins; 6-Nancy Sharff; 12-Alice Kilgannon; 13-Tricia Twitty; 14-Fred Hagman; 15-Sue Kongsvik; 16-Cheryl Hood, Jackie Richards, Peter Stephenson; 17-Gretchen Stein; 18-Sanny Etchison, Karen Nuthmann; 21-Joan Murray; 22-Alain Rivest.

Please park considerately!  The parking lot is jammed this time of year.

 

 

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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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
Jan 17, 2018
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Jan 16, 2018
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Jan 15, 2018
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jan 13, 2018
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Jan 12, 2018
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jan 12, 2018
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jan 11, 2018
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Calendar
Wed Jan 17, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Thu Jan 18, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Jan 19, 2018
Open Game
1PM
Fri Jan 19, 2018
0-299 game
9 AM
Sat Jan 20, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Mon Jan 22, 2018
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Jan 23, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Click for the latest results
Results
Jan 17, 2018
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Jan 16, 2018
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Jan 15, 2018
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jan 13, 2018
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Jan 12, 2018
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jan 12, 2018
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jan 11, 2018
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Calendar
Wed Jan 17, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Thu Jan 18, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Jan 19, 2018
Open Game
1PM
Fri Jan 19, 2018
0-299 game
9 AM
Sat Jan 20, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Mon Jan 22, 2018
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Jan 23, 2018
Open Game
1 PM