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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.

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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

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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 Marie Farrell; 29-Patsy Kanagy. This month’s Birthday Game is May 2.

 

We’ll start the month with a week of special games to benefit District 9—our ACBL district—as plans are developed for the 2016 National Bridge Tournament to be held in Orlando. Game fees for members all week will be $6, non-members $8. There will be lots of extra masterpoints, regionally rated black points.

 

The Mentor Game and Mentor Sessions have been suspended till October. At that time we will start a new six-month Mentor-Mentee contract. Plan on participating. Remember, some of our players with under 20 points will think you’re an expert if you have 301! You don’t have to be an expert or even a Life Master to be a mentor: just have patience and a willingness to help an advancing player. Sign-ups will start right after Labor Day.

 

We’ll hold Quarterly Club Championships on the 16th and 21st.

 

The 0-199 game on May 18 is an ACBL Membership Game: anyone may play, but only ACBL members will earn points? Not yet an ACBL member? We have Instant Membership forms here at the club. The first year is discounted, a bargain at $28 for the monthly ACBL Bulletin as well as six issues a year of Florida’s Sunshine Bridge News.

 

Finish out May with team games, Eight is Enough on the 29th and an Open Team on the 30th. Limits for Eight is Enough: C to 750, B to 2000, A 1000+.

 

Lynn Berg will offer Wednesday morning workshops from 9-11: May 6 Doubles, May 13 Overcalls, May 20 Rebids.

 

Interested in being a Director, or just in knowing more about the Laws? There will be FREE presentations on the Laws from 9-11 on the 12th and the technical side of Directing on the 19th. Please sign up if you are interested.

 

Alerting is an important part of our bidding. Forgetting to Alert is giving misinformation to the opponents. If you made a bid which should have been Alerted and your partner forgot, tell the opponents before the opening lead if you are declarer or dummy. If you are a defender, you must wait until the hand is over to say anything. The Director might have to adjust the score if the misinformation made a material difference to the opponents. When you are asked a question, you have an obligation to describe your partnership agreement. Have no agreement? Say so—and call the director. If you are playing with a long-time frequent partner, you should know your agreements, especially in common situations like Inverted Minors or Negative Doubles.

 

Coming up in June: World Wide Bridge Game on the 6th and North American Pairs Qualifiers on the 5th, 9th, 18th and 27th.

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.

Silver points for 0-299
Free Lessons
Monday 1 p.m. before 0-199 game and 0-1000 game.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. before 0-299 game
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SPECIAL EVENT JUNE 6

 

 WORLD-WIDE BRIDGE CONTEST

JUNE 6 

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT 12:30

CARD FEE INCLUDING LUNCH WILL BE $8 FOR MEMBERS AND $11 FOR OTHERS

A BOOKLET WITH ANALYSIS OF ALL HANDS

MASTER POINT AWARDS WILL BE HALF RED

 

PLEASE SIGN UP AT THE CLUB OR CALL 

 

A NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ON LAST YEARS RESULTS IS AT  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/14/crosswords/bridge/the-world-wide-bridge-contest-results.html

 

Results
May 25, 2015
0-199 Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
May 23, 2015
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
May 22, 2015
0-199 gam
Director: Lynn Berg
May 22, 2015
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
May 21, 2015
Open Game QCC
Director: Virginia Winters
May 20, 2015
0-299 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
May 19, 2015
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Calendar
Tue May 26, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Wed May 27, 2015
0-299 Game
1 PM
Thu May 28, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Fri May 29, 2015
8 IS ENOUGH TEAM
1PM
Fri May 29, 2015
0-199 gam
9 AM
Sat May 30, 2015
Open TEAM Game
1 PM
Mon Jun 1, 2015
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
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