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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

 
March Information

♠   ♣ Learn Bridge in a Day? Postponed till Fall♣   ♠ 

March Newsletter

All this month you’ll see signs up asking you to promise help with two big projects coming in April.  First is “Learn Bridge in a Day?” on Sunday, April 2.  LBIAD is an outreach to the community to bring new people into our clubhouse and introduce them to our favorite game.  We’ll need all sorts of help from refreshments to setup and cleanup and volunteers at every table for that afternoon.  This won’t succeed without your help. Just ten days later (April 12-13) we’ll host one of our semi-annual 0-299 Sectional, a chance for Silver Points which brings players from all over central Florida.  Again, we’ll need help—time and goodies. Clubs aren’t static, they grow or diminish, and we want ours to grow.

 

We’ll have our monthly Thursday morning Mentor Game on the 9th from nine to noon.

 

On March 17, St Patrick’s Day, wear green, bring goodies for a covered dish lunch and get here by 12:15.  We’ll enhance the celebration with a Quarterly Club Championship.

 

On Monday, March 27, we’ll hold the National Seniors Game at 1:30.  There will be Open and 199er Sections.  Open Players, please sign up so we know how many to expect.  We’ll have to set up extra tables. We’ll also honor new recipients of ACBL’s Golden Age Masters award.

 

We end the month with team games:  Wednesday 3/29 a Flight C GNT for Non-Life Masters with 0-500 points.  Thursday an Open GNT which will include that strat as well as LM to 2500 (B) and 2500+ (A).  Charge for these special games is $7 for members and $9 for non-members.  Then on Friday, we’ll have our last day of $5 game fees with an Eight is Enough Team.  For this event, C=0-750, B=750-2500, A=2500+.  Need a partner or a team?  There will be sign-up sheets.

 

The Board has voted to bring our card fees in line with other area clubs; starting April 1, regular games will cost $6 and $8, special games $8 and $10.  We’ve held the line longer than any other club around here but must reflect increasing costs for ACBL participation and for utilities. The annual fee for dues remains $25.

Birthdays: 4-Molly Baker, Dolly Harper, Marge Wolf; 5-Jon Cleveland; 8-Don Shreve, Nancy Sisinni; 11-Nancy Frame; 12-Dick Hillman; 21-George Flack; 24-Ed Murray.

 

 

 

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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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
Mar 29, 2017
0-50 Pairs
Director: Sharon Lessard
Mar 29, 2017
0-299 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Mar 28, 2017
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Mar 27, 2017
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Mar 25, 2017
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Mar 24, 2017
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Mar 24, 2017
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Calendar
Wed Mar 29, 2017
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Thu Mar 30, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Thu Mar 30, 2017
Fri Mar 31, 2017
Open Game
1PM
Fri Mar 31, 2017
0-299 game
9 AM
Sat Apr 1, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Mon Apr 3, 2017
0-199 Game
1:30 PM
Click for the latest results
Results
Mar 29, 2017
0-50 Pairs
Director: Sharon Lessard
Mar 29, 2017
0-299 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Mar 28, 2017
Open Game
Director: Cozy May
Mar 27, 2017
0-199 Game
Director: Lynn Berg
Mar 25, 2017
Open Game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Mar 24, 2017
0-299 game
Director: Lynn Berg
Mar 24, 2017
Open Game
Director: Barbara Dunn
Calendar
Wed Mar 29, 2017
0-299 Pairs
1 PM
Thu Mar 30, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Thu Mar 30, 2017
Fri Mar 31, 2017
Open Game
1PM
Fri Mar 31, 2017
0-299 game
9 AM
Sat Apr 1, 2017
Open Game
1 PM
Mon Apr 3, 2017
0-199 Game
1:30 PM