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Beginner lessons

Beginner Bridge Lessons

Starting: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Where: DeLand Bridge Club

165 Deerfoot Road, DeLand

Cost: Lessons 1, 2, and 3: $0.00

Subsequent Lessons: $5.00 each

Text: Optional but recommended $25.00

Suitable for people who

  • Have never played bridge

  • Have played a little bridge

  • Want to refresh their basic knowledge

  • Want to join the other 160,000 people playing bridge in North America

  • Want to have fun

  • Want to socialize

  • Want to learn something new

  • Like to have tasty morning snacks

How to enroll:

Email lessard.sharon@gmail.com or call Sharon Lessard (ACBL Accredited Teacher) at 386-837-3721.

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

 
January Infomation

 

New Officers

     President Nancy Zook  VP Ann Register

     Secretary Dave Pellett  Treasurer Paul Moniz

 

January Newsletter

 

Help get the word out:  new Basic Bridge Lessons  taught by Sharon Lessard on Wednesday mornings from 9 to about noon, starting January 4.  The first three lessons are free.  After that, they’ll be $5 for members of our club and $7 for non-members. These lessons include an introduction to Two-Over-One.  Starting with the 25th, this session will include a short game for masterpoints. 

 

Our Mentor Program continues with a game on Thursday, 1/12 from 9 am to noon.  Mentors play free.  Want a mentor?  Either ask the person yourself or tell any game director.

 

We’ve earned an Upgraded Club Championship  for recruiting new  ACBL members—the special game on January 21st.  Other Club Championships will be held on the 13th (both sessions) and the 16th.

 

Hospice is the beneficiary for charity week, January 23-28.  We support the local West Volusia Hospice, which has been so important to many members of our bridge family.

 

We’ll finish out the month with an Open Individual on Monday, January 30 at 1:30.  Come join the 199ers for a fun afternoon. Then on Tuesday, January 31, we’ll continue with the winter Grand National Teams competition.  The “C” strat is non-Life Masters to 500 points, a great opportunity for players with fewer points to play in the Open games.  “B” strat is Life Masters to 2500, and “A” is all with 2500 or more.  Charge is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. 

 

January Birthdays :  2-Annette Smith; 4-Carol Mullins; 12-Alice Kilgannon; 13-Tricia Twitty; 15-Sue Kongsvik; 16-Jackie Richards; 17-Gretchen Stein; 18-Karen Nuthmann; 21-Joan Murray.

 

Got a cold?  Keep it at home.  Please limit scent to help our friends with allergies.

 

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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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Open Game
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Sat Jan 21, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Mon Jan 23, 2017
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Jan 24, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Jan 25, 2017
0-50 Easybridge!
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Wed Jan 25, 2017
0-299 Game
1 PM
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Results
Jan 20, 2017
0-299 game
Director: Virginia Winters
Jan 19, 2017
Open Game
Director: Donna Benoy
Jan 18, 2017
0-299 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jan 17, 2017
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Jan 16, 2017
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Jan 14, 2017
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Jan 13, 2017
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Calendar
Fri Jan 20, 2017
Open Game
1PM
Sat Jan 21, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Mon Jan 23, 2017
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Tue Jan 24, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Wed Jan 25, 2017
0-50 Easybridge!
9 AM
Wed Jan 25, 2017
0-299 Game
1 PM
Thu Jan 26, 2017
Open Game
1 PM