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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

 
December Infomation

 

 

December Newsletter

 

Birthdays: 1-Ellie Griffin; 10-Joan Ravede; 12-Wayne Matthews; 23-Chuck Molenda; 28-Janine Keebler; 29-Noella Brister, Lynn Hawkins, Janet Miles, Ora Seigworth; 31-Gwen Carson. Birthdays will be celebrated on 12/3.

 

Dues ($25) are due between December 1 and January 10. Please take a minute to fill out the info card when you pay your dues.

 

Our Mentor Game comes on the 8th from nine am to noon . That’s the only game the week of December 5-10 not included in Silver Points.

 

Silver Point week (5th to 10th) is the first of many opportunities to earn extra points this month. We’ll have Club Championships on the 13th, 14th and 31st. There will be extra-point charity games 19th-24th as we hold a Food Drive to benefit the Neighborhood Center. Our contributions will be delivered on the 27th—there’s just as much need after the holiday as before. We’ll even offer some red points on the 30th with a Grand National Teams game: C=NLM to 500, B=LM to 2500, A=2500+.

 

Our Annual Meeting takes place on the second Tuesday, December 13, at 12:40. We are incorporated as a Non-Profit under the laws of Florida, and this meeting is a requirement to remain in good standing. Plan to come for a brief review of 2016 followed by a Club Championship.

 

We are repeating the Holiday Party plans from last year with a Draw Team on Wednesday, December 14. Bring finger foods or desserts for a mini-feast starting at 12:30, with game time at 1.

We will average the points of the pairs who draw: if your partnership adds to 1000 or less, you’ll draw to play with a pair whose total is 1000+. We finish out the month with more teams: a draw team on the 29th, the GNT on the 30th and an 8 is Enough on the 31st.

 

Got a cold? Keep it home. Please limit perfumes and other scents to help void allergy problems.

 

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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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
Dec 5, 2016
0-199 Game Silver
Director: Lynn Berg
Dec 3, 2016
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Dec 2, 2016
0-199 gam
Director: Virginia Winters
Dec 2, 2016
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Dec 1, 2016
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Nov 30, 2016
0-299 Club champion game
Director: Virginia Winters
Nov 29, 2016
Grand Natl team $6 $8
Director: Barbara Dunn
Calendar
Tue Dec 6, 2016
Open Game Silver
1 PM
Wed Dec 7, 2016
0-299 Silver
1 PM
Thu Dec 8, 2016
Open Game Silver
1 PM
Thu Dec 8, 2016
mentor
9 am
Fri Dec 9, 2016
Open Game Silver
1PM
Fri Dec 9, 2016
0-199 gam Silver
9 AM
Sat Dec 10, 2016
Open Game Silver
1 PM
Click for the latest results
Results
Dec 5, 2016
0-199 Game Silver
Director: Lynn Berg
Dec 3, 2016
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Dec 2, 2016
0-199 gam
Director: Virginia Winters
Dec 2, 2016
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Dec 1, 2016
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Nov 30, 2016
0-299 Club champion game
Director: Virginia Winters
Nov 29, 2016
Grand Natl team $6 $8
Director: Barbara Dunn
Calendar
Tue Dec 6, 2016
Open Game Silver
1 PM
Wed Dec 7, 2016
0-299 Silver
1 PM
Thu Dec 8, 2016
Open Game Silver
1 PM
Thu Dec 8, 2016
mentor
9 am
Fri Dec 9, 2016
Open Game Silver
1PM
Fri Dec 9, 2016
0-199 gam Silver
9 AM
Sat Dec 10, 2016
Open Game Silver
1 PM