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Saturday May 18

Covered Dish Lunch (12:15) and ACBL Membership Game (1 p.m.)



Play of the Hand Classes
Thursday mornings 9:30-11 (ish)
Text:  Root's How to Play a Bridge Hand
 May 16  Suit Combinations, finesses
        23  Hold Up Plays, 2nd Hand 
June  6  Communication with dummy
        13  Using Trumps
        20  Trump Control Problems
        27  Master Hand, cross-ruffing
July   4  Percentage Plays
        11  Clues from Bidding & leads
        18  Counting, Squeeze Plays
       25  Throw-in Plays
        8  False Cards & Psychology
       15  Matchpoint Strategy

Lynn Sorensen's Artichoke Green Chili Dip

*1 pint whipped GREEK cream cheese (or 8 oz Greekblock cheese)

*1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts (drain, reserve liquid)

*1 small can diced green chilis with most of the liquid

*1/2 or 3/4 Cup FRESH grated parmesan cheese

*1/2 Cup "fancy" grated sharp cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients and blend well.

Microwave one minute.  Stir.  Heat additional 30-60 seconds as needed.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

2019 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2018 Board 

Paul Moniz, President

Diane Falla, Vice President

Gaynelle Johnston, Secretary

Allan Woodmancy, Treasurer

Marianne Hansen, Liaison to Directors

Diane Falla, Membership

Nancy Sharff, Supplies

Ken Cappy, House & Grounds

Gaynelle Johnston, Sunshine

Linda Kehoe, Supplies

Jim Farrell, House & Grounds

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.


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
May Information

May Newsletter

Birthdays 1-Gil Seigworth, 2-Connie Lytle; 3-Dinesh Gupta; 4-Maxine Doughton, Karen Herman; 8-Betsy Slone; 11-Mike Reily; 12-Nancy Bitner, Nancy Schmauss; 17-Gail Rust; 19-Lenore Chapple; 24-Rita Marie Farrell; 29-Julian Perez; 30-Patsy Kanagy.

ACBL now requires that all participants in tournaments be members of ACBL--either with a full membership or buying a "temporary" membership for $8, good for one onth.  Member whose dues are in arrears also have to pay a premium for each session.  Players who are not ACBLmembers miss out on the excellent Florida and national publications as well as not being able to access all of the goodies and services available on the League website:  If you want to join, we can do all the paperwork for you here at the bridge club; you will receive your ACBL number immediately for use here and at tournaments.  We'll hold a week of aCBL Membership Games May 13-18.  Anyone may play that week, but only ACBL members will be eligible for points.  Once you have an ACBL number, any points you've earned in the previous calendar year will be credited.  The last day of Membership Week, the 18th, well have a covered dish lunch at 12;15 before the 1 p.m. game.

Sharon Lessard's Beginning Bridge with 2/1 classes continue on Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11.  You're welcome to drop in for a topic you need to learn or refresh.  Lessons are $10 for members of our club, $12 for non-members.

Chat Bridge continues every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30. It's only $5 and no partner necessary.  It's a great time to practice without having to worry about competition.

There are three Quarterly Club Championships scheduled this month:  both morning and afternoon sessions on the 10th, the Open Game on the 20th, and the 299er Team on the 29th.  There will also be an Eight is Enough Team on the 30th and an Open Team on the 31st.  For Eight is Enough:  C=0-750, B=750-2000, A=2000+.

We've had a number of complaints about perfume (or scentedpowders or lotions).  Please avoid fragrances when you come to the bridge club.  Their presence is a misery for the allergic or sensitive.

May 13-18

ACBL Membership Week

You must be an ACBL member to earn points this week.  Need to join?  It's easy and we can help!




Chat Bridge

    Every Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:30.  Come alone or with a partner.  Play and discuss hands in a friendly, non-competitive session.  Ask for help during bidding or play.

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ All Welcome♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ 



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.


The Club participates in TheCommonGame which provides expert analysis of hands and allows your score to be compared across many participating clubs.  Click on the logo to visit

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
Open Game
Director: Elaine Cobb
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
0-299 Pairs
Director: Lynn Berg
Tuesday Open Pairs
Director: Cozy May
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Mon May 20, 2019
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue May 21, 2019
Tuesday Open Pairs
1 PM
Wed May 22, 2019
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Thu May 23, 2019
Open Game
1 PM
Fri May 24, 2019
0-299 Pairs
9 AM
Fri May 24, 2019
Open Game
1 PM
Sat May 25, 2019
Open Game
1 PM