June Newsletter is available at the end of the July Newsletter.
We will be open as usual on July 4th—for our Birthday Game. Celebrating birthdays in July: 1-Dotti Blankenship; 5-Don Skolfield; 9-B.C. Jones; 10-Dee Donaldson; 11-Chris Brewer; 18-Winnie Ciavarella, Lurl Card; 20-Kathy Cappy; 23-Burt Rosenberg, Norma Ryan; 26-Jim Farrell.
North American Pairs Qualifiers continue all summer. July sessions are the 2nd, the 18th, and the 28th. Non-Life Masters with under 500 points, be sure to take advantage of this very friendly stratification and a chance at half red/half black points. Charges are $6 for members of the DBC, $8 for visitors.
Quarterly Club Championships come up this month on the 10th, 14th and 25th—extra points for no extra charge.
The beneficiary of our charity work this month is Journey’s End, a local no-kill shelter which has everything from household pets to horses and pigs. They always need help. Bring in towels, sheets, blankets, pet toys and food. We’ll collect all month and deliver on the 27th.
The month ends with team games: 0-300 on the 29th an Open Team on the 30th, and an 8 is Enough Team on the 31st. 0-750 players, 8 is Enough is a great chance to team with A players. If you need a team, be sure to sign up well in advance.
Coming early in August is our popular 299er Silver Days: We’ll run pairs games on the 8th and the morning of the 9th, with a team game on the afternoon of the 9th. Refreshment Chair Ann Register wants your help. Please sign up to bring goodies or to help with set up and serving. It’s the profits from these tournaments which help us keep membership dues and card fees low. Help us make a success for your club.
Members, have you participated in our survey? It will be available till mid July, and the results will come out in early August.
If you haven’t provided us with a current e-mail address, you’re missing out on special notifications. Keep us—and you!—up to date.
Birthdays: 3-June Hetzel; 5-Mary Pressley; 8-Pat Young; 16-Judy Moreau, Pete Schmauss; 27-Mary Bennett; 29-Joan Hughes. June’s birthday game is delayed this month because of the special game schedule. Come on the 20th to celebrate June birthdays.
We’ll start the month with an Open Club Championship on the 2nd, with a QCC for the for 199ers on the 15th and another Open QCC on the 27th. We’ll have an ACBL Membership Game on the 4th.
We have three North American Pairs Qualifier Games in June: 5th, 18th and 23rd. These games are $6 for members and $8 for visitors, half red points and half black. Qualifiers may play at the District 9 final this fall. Strats are C-Non-LMs to 500, LMs 500-2500 and Open.
Put June 6 on your calendar! Join us for a light lunch at 12:30 and then play in the World-Wide Pairs. Lunch is included in the fee: $8 for members and $11 for guests. Please sign up for lunch.
Summer is a great time for extra point games in Florida! We’ll hold Silver Point Games all week June 8-13 ($6, $8).
This is the third year ACBL has teamed with the Alzheimer’s Association for special games at the Summer Solstice. We’ll have Open and Limited Longest Day sections on Monday, June 22. Join us for those great Monday refreshments and a chance to donate to this fine cause.
Lynn Berg will offer a 12 session basic bidding course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30. Emphasis is on 2/1 protocols and popular conventions. $120 for the series, or $15 per session.
Easybridge workshops on the 10th and 24th will cover preempts and slam bidding. $5 per session. Sessions run from 9-11 Wednesday mornings.
Interested in becoming a game Director or just in knowing more about the Laws? Lynn will present two free sessions on June 8 and 15th from 9 to 11. All are welcome. Bring a Law Book if you have one.