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All Saturday Games are for charity, either national or local. 

   $6 for members, $8 for visitors.  Lots of extra points!   

 
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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

 
May Information

                   

 

May Newsletter

 

Birthdays: 1-Gil Seigworth, Nancy Summers; 4-Maxine Doughton, Karen Herman, MaryAnn Proctor; 12-Nancy Bitner, Nancy Schmauss; 17-Gail Rust; 24-Rita Farrell; 30- Patsy Kanagy. We’ll celebrate birthdays on the 7th.

 

We’ll have Quarterly Club Championships on the 13th, 16th and 25 as well as ACBL Membership Games on the 4th and 10th. All of these games offer extra points for no extra charge. You must be a member of ACBL to earn points in the Membership Games, but anyone may play. Not yet a member? We have Instant Membership forms here in the club—and the DeLand Bridge Club gets a bonus from ACBL for recruiting.

At the end of the month, Mondays 199er game will play Swiss teams on the 30th and there will be an Open team game on the 31st.

 

Supervised Play continues on Tuesdays from 9:30 to ll:30. Come alone or with a partner for a chance to discuss hands during the bidding and play. This is non-competitive, a great opportunity for practice.

 

Lynn Berg is teaching a nine week Play of the Hand class on Wednesday mornings from 9-11:30 starting May 4. Text is the ACBL Play of the Hand book. Classes are $10 each.

Coming in June: It’s North American Pairs se

ason in the summer. We’ll start with two sessions, June 3 and June 25 ($6, $8)

 

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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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
May 2, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Apr 29, 2016
0-299 gam
Director: Virginia Winters
Apr 29, 2016
Open team Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Apr 28, 2016
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Apr 27, 2016
0-299 Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Apr 26, 2016
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Apr 25, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Tue May 3, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Wed May 4, 2016
0-299 Game
1 PM
Thu May 5, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Fri May 6, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Fri May 6, 2016
0-299 gam
9 AM
Sat May 7, 2016
Open Game birthday game
1 PM
Mon May 9, 2016
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Click for the latest results
Results
May 2, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Apr 29, 2016
0-299 gam
Director: Virginia Winters
Apr 29, 2016
Open team Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Apr 28, 2016
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Apr 27, 2016
0-299 Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Apr 26, 2016
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Apr 25, 2016
0-199 Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Tue May 3, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Wed May 4, 2016
0-299 Game
1 PM
Thu May 5, 2016
Open Game
1 PM
Fri May 6, 2016
Open Game
1PM
Fri May 6, 2016
0-299 gam
9 AM
Sat May 7, 2016
Open Game birthday game
1 PM
Mon May 9, 2016
0-199 Game
1:30 PM