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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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August Information

August Newsletter

Birthdays 8/1:  2-Bettie LeVeille; 3-Sharon Lessard, Dee Lindh; 4- Dick Haviland; 6-Laura Munro; 7-Sharon Webber; 8-Susan Powers; 10-Ronnie Dishian; 13-Alan Woodmancy; 14-Ann Register; 18-Fred Atherton; 20-Anne Burson, Joanne Thomas, Kathleen Keller, Betty Ann Weiss; 28-Harold Proctor; 31-Nancy Hays. Play free this day if you have an August birthday.

 

Our 299er Sectional will be held August 8 and 9, with Pair Games at 10 and 2:15 on Saturday and at 10 on Sunday.  There will be a Team Game at 2:15 on Sunday.  Brunch and lunch are included in the card fees.  We still need help and donations of goodies, so please support this important club project.

 

This is the final month of North American Pairs Qualifiers.  0-500 players who are not Life Masters:  there’s a strat for you!  B is LMs to 2500, and A is 2500+.  Charge is $6 for members and $8 for visitors.

 

We also have a Silver Point Week in August, the 17th through the 22nd. The club underwrites special events, so the charge is only $6 for members and $8 for visitors.

 

Our charity beneficiary this month is the Neighborhood Center.  Help us with donations and enjoy extra points on the 10th, 12th, 14th and 29th.

 

There are ACBL Membership Games on the schedule for August 4 and 26.  Anyone may play, but only ACBL members will be eligible for points.  This is one of the many rewards for being an ACBL member.

 

We’ll have an Open Team Game on the 29th and a 0-200 Team Game on the 31st.  Need teammates?  Let us know a few days ahead.

 

ACBL has awarded us an Upgraded Club Championship because of our success in recruiting new ACBL members.  Enjoy the extra points for no extra charge on the 27th.

 

Results of the on-line survey will be coming out this month.  Check the website for the tabulations.  Your opinions matter!

 

Summer isn’t quite over, but our parking lot will start to get crowded.  Please park considerately, facing Deerfoot Road for a safe exit from the lot.

Survey results

Thanks for taking the survey.     It looks like we are doing a good job making the club a pleasant and quality facility. Please click on the link to see the reults.  

 

Several players would like us to make minor changes in our Mentor-mentee program. When we start it up again in the fall, we will add time at the end of each round for players to discuss the boards just played.  

 

If after reviewing the survey results you have additional comments or suggestions, email them to Lynn or myself.. Burt Rosenberg

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.

TheCommonGame

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 TheCommonGame.com

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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Results
Aug 29, 2015
Open team
Director: Barbara Dunn
Aug 28, 2015
Open GameNAP $6
Director: Barbara Dunn
Aug 27, 2015
Open Game QCC
Director: Virginia Winters
Aug 26, 2015
0-299 Game ACBL membership
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 25, 2015
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Aug 24, 2015
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 22, 2015
Open Game silver $6
Director: Donna Benoy
Calendar
Mon Aug 31, 2015
199 team game
1:30 PM
Tue Sep 1, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Sep 2, 2015
0-299 Game QCC
1 PM
Thu Sep 3, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Sep 4, 2015
Open Game
1PM
Sat Sep 5, 2015
Open Game birthday
1 PM
Mon Sep 7, 2015
0-199 Game We are playing today
1:30 PM
Click for the latest results
Results
Aug 29, 2015
Open team
Director: Barbara Dunn
Aug 28, 2015
Open GameNAP $6
Director: Barbara Dunn
Aug 27, 2015
Open Game QCC
Director: Virginia Winters
Aug 26, 2015
0-299 Game ACBL membership
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 25, 2015
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Aug 24, 2015
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Aug 22, 2015
Open Game silver $6
Director: Donna Benoy
Calendar
Mon Aug 31, 2015
199 team game
1:30 PM
Tue Sep 1, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Sep 2, 2015
0-299 Game QCC
1 PM
Thu Sep 3, 2015
Open Game
1 PM
Fri Sep 4, 2015
Open Game
1PM
Sat Sep 5, 2015
Open Game birthday
1 PM
Mon Sep 7, 2015
0-199 Game We are playing today
1:30 PM