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DeLand Bridge Club
New Classes in July

 Play of the Hand  Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 

Start July 12.  Call Sharon Lessard (386) 837-3721


Basic Bidding with 2/1 Wednesday Mornings 9-11:30

Start July 11  Call Lynn Berg (386)734-7170

First three lessons FREE.  All welcome!


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Schedules for Current Classes
Play of the Hand  Sharon Lessard                               
Thursdays at 6:30 to 8:30 pm  
July 12 Planning the Play of the Hand – Part 1
July 19 Planning the Play of the Hand – Part 2
July 26 Card Combinations – Part 1
August 2 No class – 299er Bridge Tournament
August 9 Card Combinations - Part 2
August 16 Safety Plays – Part 1
August 23 Safety Plays – Part 2
August 30 Playing No Trump – Part 1
September 6 Playing No Trump – Part 2
September 13 Suit Contracts - Part 1
September 20 Suit Contracts – Part 2
September 27  Endplays – Part 1
October 4  No Class – Mom’s 90th Birthday
October 11 Endplays – Part 2
October 18 Reading the Cards
October 25 Magic with the Trump Suit
November 1 Squeeze Plays Part - 1
November 8 Squeeze Plays – Part 2
November 15 Deceptive Plays
Basic Bridge with 2/1  Lynn Berg
Wednesdays 9 -11ish a.m.
July  11-Bridge Basics  18 Major Suits  25 Major Suits
 August 1 Brunch & Lecture  8 Major Suits  15 Minor Suits 22 NO CLASS 29 Workshop and Review
September 5  NT & Stayman  12 NT & Transfers  19 NT & Transfers  26 NT Review
October 3 NT Workshop  10 Basic Bidding Review  17 Basic Bidding Review  24  Basic Bidding Review  31  Get Ready for 2/1
November 7  NO CLASS  14  NO CLASS 21 1NT Forcing  28  1NT Forcing
December 5 1NT Forcing Review  12 2/1 Game Force  19 2/1 Game Force  26 2/1 Review
January 2 Overcalls  9 NO CLASS 16 Take-Out Doubles  23 Negative Doubles  30 Two-Suited Overcalls
February 5 Competitive Bidding Review  12 Preempts  19 NO CLASS 26 2Club Openers, Blackwood
March 5 Strong Bidding Review and Brunch
2018 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2018 Board 

Nancy Zook, President

Paul Moniz, Vice-President

Gaynelle Johnston, Secretary

Gene Rizzo, Treasurer

Ken Cappy Liaison to Directors

Diane Falla, Membership

Marianne Hansen, Supplies

Russ Lilliston, House & Grounds

Joanne Thomas, Sunshine

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

Contact Us
Contact Us

If you would like to contact the club, call (386) 734-7170 between noon and 4:15 on game days, or enter your details and click [Send]