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DeLand Bridge Club
 
New Classes in July

 Play of the Hand  Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 

Start July 12.  Call Sharon Lessard (386) 837-3721

        

Basic Bidding with 2/1 Wednesday Mornings 9-11:30

Start July 11  Call Lynn Berg (386)734-7170

First three lessons FREE.  All welcome!

 

 
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Schedules for Current Classes
Play of the Hand  Sharon Lessard                               
Thursdays at 6:30 to 8:30 pm  
July 12 Planning the Play of the Hand – Part 1
July 19 Planning the Play of the Hand – Part 2
July 26 Card Combinations – Part 1
August 2 No class – 299er Bridge Tournament
August 9 Card Combinations - Part 2
August 16 Safety Plays – Part 1
August 23 Safety Plays – Part 2
August 30 Playing No Trump – Part 1
September 6 Playing No Trump – Part 2
September 13 Suit Contracts - Part 1
September 20 Suit Contracts – Part 2
September 27  Endplays – Part 1
October 4  No Class – Mom’s 90th Birthday
October 11 Endplays – Part 2
October 18 Reading the Cards
October 25 Magic with the Trump Suit
November 1 Squeeze Plays Part - 1
November 8 Squeeze Plays – Part 2
November 15 Deceptive Plays
 
Basic Bridge with 2/1  Lynn Berg
Wednesdays 9 -11ish a.m.
July  11-Bridge Basics  18 Major Suits  25 Major Suits
 August 1 Brunch & Lecture  8 Major Suits  15 Minor Suits 22 NO CLASS 29 Workshop and Review
September 5  NT & Stayman  12 NT & Transfers  19 NT & Transfers  26 NT Review
October 3 NT Workshop  10 Basic Bidding Review  17 Basic Bidding Review  24  Basic Bidding Review  31  Get Ready for 2/1
November 7  NO CLASS  14  NO CLASS 21 1NT Forcing  28  1NT Forcing
December 5 1NT Forcing Review  12 2/1 Game Force  19 2/1 Game Force  26 2/1 Review
January 2 Overcalls  9 NO CLASS 16 Take-Out Doubles  23 Negative Doubles  30 Two-Suited Overcalls
February 5 Competitive Bidding Review  12 Preempts  19 NO CLASS 26 2Club Openers, Blackwood
March 5 Strong Bidding Review and Brunch
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
July Information

 Coming August 1 & 2♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 299er Silver Days with Pairs Sessions at 10 & 2:15

July Newsletter

July Birthdays  1- Dotti Blankenship; 3-Lauretta Laurin; 5- Don Skolfield, Saundy Venn; 10-Dee Donaldson; 18-Winnie Ciavarella, Lurl Card; 20-Kathy Cappy, Donna Gershon; 23-Burt Rosenberg; 25-Sandy Brown; 26-Jim Farrell

We’ll hold a special Open Game on Wednesday, July 4, so everyone has a nice cool bridge game to relax and enjoy before a hot night of fireworks.  Picnic food—hot dogs and watermelon—at break time.  There is a lesson at 12:45 with game time at 1:05.  Strats will be 0-100, 100-300, and Open, by average of the pair.

There are four NAP opportunities for half red points this month:  July 7, 10, 19 and 27 ($8, $10).  Strats are NLM to 500, LM to 2500 and Open.

July 11-17 we’ll hold benefit games for Journey’s End, a no-kill animal shelter.  Bring cash—but also towels, sheets, cartons of paper towels, cleaning supplies, foods and toys.  They have everything from pot-bellied pigs and roosters to dogs and ponies.

Two classes are starting up this month.  Lynn Berg will teach Basic Bridge with 2/1 on Wednesday mornings, 9-11:30, starting July 11.  The three July sessions are free.  Sharon Lessard will teach Play of the Hand on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting July 12, using Truscott’s Winning Declarer Play (2013 edition, available at Baron-Barclay and Amazon).  

Chat Bridge continues on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30.  There is also a 0-20 game on Wednesdays at 1 p.m., in addition to the 0-300 game.

We end the month with a 199er team on the 30th and an Open Team on the 31st.

Did you know that the rules for insufficient bids and bids-out-of-turn have changed greatly?  Be sure to call the Director to protect everyone’s interests.  Lynn Berg will teach a two hour class on the Laws on Monday July 23 from 9:30 to 11:30—free to anyone who is interested.

 

0-20 Players

    Low-key 0-20 game  starts Wednesday June 6 at 1 pm.  Come with a partner or get partnered up at game time.  Must have three tables, so please come support this new 0-20 short game.  Play 12-15 hands.

 

 

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
Jul 16, 2018
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jul 14, 2018
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Jul 13, 2018
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Jul 13, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 12, 2018
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 11, 2018
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Jul 10, 2018
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Jul 18, 2018
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Wed Jul 18, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Thu Jul 19, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Jul 20, 2018
0-299 Pairs
9 AM
Fri Jul 20, 2018
Open Pairs
1 PM
Sat Jul 21, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Click for the latest results
Results
Jul 16, 2018
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jul 14, 2018
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Jul 13, 2018
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Jul 13, 2018
Open Pairs
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 12, 2018
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Jul 11, 2018
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Jul 10, 2018
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Tue Jul 17, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Jul 18, 2018
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Wed Jul 18, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Thu Jul 19, 2018
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Jul 20, 2018
0-299 Pairs
9 AM
Fri Jul 20, 2018
Open Pairs
1 PM
Sat Jul 21, 2018
Open Game
1 PM