FLATHEAD VALLEY BRIDGE CENTER
 
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Our Bridge Home is at 22 Village Loop Road in Kalispell.  Our games begin at 12:30 on Mon., Wed. and Fri.. Please try to arrive 15 min. prior to play.
If running late call 260-6832.

Relaxed Bridge begins at 5:30 on Wednesday evenings.
NEWCOMER GAMES EVERY SATURDAY
Our Partnership Contact is Marion Kibbe. 406-862-5773  marjim@centurytel.net

 
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FEBRUARY SPECIAL GAMES
FEBRUARY SPECIAL GAMES

NEWCOMER GAMES EVERY SATURDAY.
February brings us 8 Special Games.
Our monthly Team Game is February the 17th.  Please arrange your own teams.
Sign up for this event at the front desk.
 We will have two Unit Championship Games, two
Club Championship Games, and four Charity Games all awarding extra masterpoints. 

Get your partners now.
    Go to the calendar page for details. 

JANUARY DONATION BOX - ALMOSTA RANCH
JANUARY DONATION BOX  -  ALMOSTA RANCH

Livestock Rescue, Adoption &
Education Center.

2016 OFFICERS 2017
2016 OFFICERS 2017

2016 - 2017
 BOARD MEMBERS
Kaye Hoffmaster - President
Tom Nelesen - Vice President
Melissa Martin- Second Vice President
Fran Ollendike - Secretary 

Paulette Fopp - Treasurer
Jim Swab
Don Doan
Bob Sadler

&
Patty Daniels

CARE CONTACT
CARE CONTACT

 Get Well 
Wishes or
Sympathy Cards sent
from our club..Please contact
Barbara Pellett 
at
 257-6948 or bbpellett@gmail.com   

CELL PHONE POLICY
CELL PHONE POLICY

 

Please ...use vibrate
after playing begins.

YAHOO GROUPS & E-MAIL

FlatheadValleyDBC@yahoogroups.com 
To email our group simply click on the above address. 
AN EMAIL WILL OPEN FOR YOU..

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH

Sue Abbrescia
Ken Arnett
Stephanie Baca
Cathy Barbouletos
Kathy Barkus
Jean Beyer
Leslie Coates
Peggy Edgington
Caryl Miller
George Miller
Judy Moses

Athena Mosxona
Tie Parker
Sonny Rouse
Clarice Santa
&
Sharon Wheaton

Please join us for Birthday Cake
on Wednesday the
 1st of March.

 

 

 

RANK ADVANCEMENT
RANK ADVANCEMENT

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL

NEW SECTIONAL MASTERS

Patty Daniels
Jeff Daniels

NEW REGIONAL MASTERS

Annie Alex
Paulette Fopp
Wendy Fregerio

FLATHEAD VALLEY BRIDGE CENTER
FLATHEAD VALLEY BRIDGE CENTER

22 VILLAGE LOOP ROAD
Kalispell, Montana 59901

406-260-6832

BEGINNER II BRIDGE CLASS COMING SOON
BEGINNER II BRIDGE CLASS COMING SOON

Continuing Education
BEGINNER'S BRIDGE II LESSONS
Saturdays : February 4th - March 11th
9:00am - Noon
Instructor: Jim Swab  250-4745

Where:  22 Village Loop Rd. Kalispell, MT
To register go to fvcc.edu and click on Continuing Education or call 756-3832.
Click here to view or print program.

 

HAVE FUN IMPROVING YOUR GAME
HAVE FUN IMPROVING YOUR GAME


MINI LESSONS WITH BILL
Bill Pellett holds a class every Wednesday from 11:45am - 12:15pm.
 
Always something new (-:
FUN - INFORMATIVE - FREE
All classes will be held at the
Bridge Center

22 Village Loop Road   Kalispell, MT 59937
 TEAM GAME: February 17th 
 Please sign up or call in advance.
Find your partners and your teams.
 

Relaxed Bridge on Wednesday's at 5:30pm

 Next possible 199er Games: .... Mondays >>> February 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th.
Please sign up for the 199er Game at the front desk.  

We must have 3 full tables.
Find your partners now.
 

Call our Bridge Center at 260-6832 for details.

The Flathead Valley Bridge Center Members are dedicated to helping newcomers learn and enjoy the game of Bridge.

LEARN AND HAVE FUN

EARLY BIRD CLASSES FOR ADVANCED PLAYER
EARLY BIRD CLASSES FOR ADVANCED PLAYER

 START YOUR FRIDAYS with 
Intermediate + / Advanced Lessons
by Michael Boreson
Fridays  9:30am - 11:30am
This series on balancing goes for six weeks.
January 19 - February 24 

The series will be $75. and drop ins are welcome for $15.
THIS IS A VERY INFORMATIVE CLASS
LOADS OF GREAT INFORMATION!!!

CLEAN UP DUTIES
CLEAN UP DUTIES

CENTER HELPERS 
Check tables for dishes, push in the chairs, return boards to office, clean the kitchen,
start dishwasher, lock all windows, close blinds and help out whenever possible.

MONDAY  A-G
WEDNESDAY H-O
FRIDAY P-Z
The first letter of your last name corresponds with your clean up day.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!

FOR SALE NOW

♠  ♠  ♠  ♠  ♠  ♠  ♠  ♠  ♠  ♠  

PUNCH CARDS FOR MEMBERS

EASY & CONVENIENT

 5 punches for $25.00
10 punches for $50.00
20 punches for $100.00

2 punches for $10.00 (nice gift item)

To gift a nonmember we have single FREE PLAY TICKETS for $6.00. 

THE RACE IS ON
Unit
Mini-McKenney
Ace of Clubs
0-5
5-20
Ken Arnett 2
Robin Krogstad 2.28
Ken Arnett  1.44
Robin Krogstad 2.28
20-50
 Shirley Schmidt   5.37
Shirley Schmidt  5.37
50-100
Bob Sleadd  3.47
Bob Sleadd   3.47
100-200
Pat Connolly 7.83
Phyllis Ausk  6.26
200-300
Paulette Fopp  10.65
Paulette Fopp  10.65  
300-500
Cathy Brown 24.99   
Cathy Brown 24.99 
500-1000
Melissa Martin  28.76
Linda Petersen 10.33
1000-1500
Jim Swab 12.05   
Jim Swab  10.18
1500-2500
Michael Boreson  37.43 
Michael Boreson 27.17
2500-3500 
Tanya McCully 34.60
Tanya McCully 15.17 
Flathead Valley Bridge Center
Flathead Valley Bridge Center

The Flathead Valley Bridge Center, located in Kalispell Montana, plays three American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned games per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30pm. Evening bridge, also an ACBL sanctioned game, is scheduled each Wednesday beginning at 5:30pm and partners are not needed.  The club serves the communities of Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls and Bigfork, Montana and also draws players from Lakeside, Somers, Polson, and Eureka.  We are a growing and friendly club and welcome new players even while concentrating on playing serious ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge.  The club uses the latest in bridge technology including wireless electronic scoring, and dealing machines offering pre-dealt hands.  Hand records are available following the game, with complete, detailed game results posted on this website.  We generally have a variety of club and player provided snacks available during our games and offer free coffee and tea plus a variety of sodas at a small cost.

What This Club Website Offers

The most significant aspect of this website is the very impressive manner in which it presents the results of recent club games.  To see the game results on the website, click on the "Results" button at the left of the screen and select a particular game to display that game's results.  Once you have seen the ranking display, click on your pair's listing (or any pair's listing) to see a very through and impressive display of your final bids and scores for each hand you played.  Clicking on any particular  board number on the number table above the hand display will display all four hands of the board chosen together with the final bids and scores of each pair and the opening lead for all pairs that played that particular hand.  All-in-all a very impressive learning tool to improve your bridge game.

Another very worthwhile aspect of the website is the ability it offers for the club to communicate with club members.  The club communications to club players are found on this home page, and on the News Page, the Club Information page, and the Member Only Information page.  Note that you must register as a member on the website to access the Members Only information.

The Find a Partner page offers a means for club members to request a partner for any given club game.  The Calendar page provides some general information on future club games.  The Useful Links page offers some other websites that may be of interest to members.  At his point we have not implemented any competitions on the Competitions page but may do so in the future.

CPR TRAINING FOR YOU
CPR TRAINING FOR YOU

Please join us for CPR Certification on
April 10, 2017.

Contact Kaye Hoffmaster

This is a very impressive class at $42.00 per person. 
Time: 9:00am
Instructors: Bill & Louise Tidwell

THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS
THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS
PARTNERSHIP CONTACT
PARTNERSHIP CONTACT

If you are unable
to e-mail the
yahoo groups

to request a partner, please contact Marion Kibbe 
at 406-862-5773

or 
marjim@centurytel.net

Email our yahoo group at:
FlatheadVallleyDBC@yahoogroups.com

FVBC FEBRUARY SCHEDULE
FVBC FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

Click to view.

NEW YEARS TIP
NEW YEARS TIP

Bill has a solution to
the instant
POKER FACE

Brown Bags could
be made
available at the desk to
relieve  partners of
intimidation.

Yes...He wore this to the table last week per
Janet's request that he be nice
.
FUN..FUN..FUN
Bill is always nice...almost.

JANUARY CENTER MINUTES
JANUARY CENTER MINUTES

Center minutes from the February Board meeting
are now on the
members only page.

All information available at the Center.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

MARCH 8 - 19, 2017
2017 SPRING NABC
 

GREAT FALLS SECTIONAL

Great Falls holds their Secional Tournament March 9-12, 2017.
Click here for flier.

CALGARY SECTIONAL

Calgary's Sectional Tournament is March 31- April 2nd.
Click here for Flier.

BILLINGS SECTIONAL

APRIL 28-30, 2017 .....BILLINGS TOURNAMENT
Click For Flier.

Missoula Tournament

Missoula will hold a Sectional Tournament on May 5-7, 2017.
 

DISTRICT STaC GAMES
DISTRICT  STaC GAMES

Flathead Valley Bridge Center
  Sectional Tournament at Club games for the whole week
MAY 7th - 13th

WHITEFISH SECTIONAL
WHITEFISH SECTIONAL

GLACIER KNOCKOUT
CLICK HERE FOR FLIER

Results
Feb 27, 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jim Swab
Feb 25, 2017
NEWCOMER GAME
Director: Michael Boreson
Scorer: Michael Boreson
Dealer: Michael Boreson
Feb 24, 2017
Charity Club Championhship Game / ACBL Charity
Director: Jim Swab
Scorer: Cathy Brown
Dealer: Cathy Brown
Calendar
Feb 28, 2017
Club Masterpoint Game
Flathead Valley Bridge Center 12:30
Playing Fees $6. and $5. for members.
Scorer: Cathy Brown
Dealer: Cathy Brown
Mar 1, 2017
Charity Club Championship Game / ACBL Charity
Flathead Valley Bridge Center 12:30pm
MPs @ 63.6% of Sectional Rating. Playing Fees $6. and $5. for members. Birthday Celebration.
Mar 1, 2017
Club Masterpoint Game / Relaxed
Flathead Valley Bridge Center 5:30
Playing Fees $5. and $4. for members.
Director: Shelley Brown
Scorer: Sharon Palmer
Dealer: Micki Gette
CPR TRAINING FOR YOU
CPR TRAINING FOR YOU

Please join us for CPR Certification on
April 10, 2017.

Contact Kaye Hoffmaster

This is a very impressive class at $42.00 per person. 
Time: 9:00am
Instructors: Bill & Louise Tidwell

THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS
THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS
PARTNERSHIP CONTACT
PARTNERSHIP CONTACT

If you are unable
to e-mail the
yahoo groups

to request a partner, please contact Marion Kibbe 
at 406-862-5773

or 
marjim@centurytel.net

Email our yahoo group at:
FlatheadVallleyDBC@yahoogroups.com

FVBC FEBRUARY SCHEDULE
FVBC FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

Click to view.

NEW YEARS TIP
NEW YEARS TIP

Bill has a solution to
the instant
POKER FACE

Brown Bags could
be made
available at the desk to
relieve  partners of
intimidation.

Yes...He wore this to the table last week per
Janet's request that he be nice
.
FUN..FUN..FUN
Bill is always nice...almost.

JANUARY CENTER MINUTES
JANUARY CENTER MINUTES

Center minutes from the February Board meeting
are now on the
members only page.

All information available at the Center.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

MARCH 8 - 19, 2017
2017 SPRING NABC
 

GREAT FALLS SECTIONAL

Great Falls holds their Secional Tournament March 9-12, 2017.
Click here for flier.

CALGARY SECTIONAL

Calgary's Sectional Tournament is March 31- April 2nd.
Click here for Flier.

BILLINGS SECTIONAL

APRIL 28-30, 2017 .....BILLINGS TOURNAMENT
Click For Flier.

Missoula Tournament

Missoula will hold a Sectional Tournament on May 5-7, 2017.
 

DISTRICT STaC GAMES
DISTRICT  STaC GAMES

Flathead Valley Bridge Center
  Sectional Tournament at Club games for the whole week
MAY 7th - 13th

WHITEFISH SECTIONAL
WHITEFISH SECTIONAL

GLACIER KNOCKOUT
CLICK HERE FOR FLIER

Results
Feb 27, 2017
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Jim Swab
Feb 25, 2017
NEWCOMER GAME
Director: Michael Boreson
Scorer: Michael Boreson
Dealer: Michael Boreson
Feb 24, 2017
Charity Club Championhship Game / ACBL Charity
Director: Jim Swab
Scorer: Cathy Brown
Dealer: Cathy Brown
Calendar
Feb 28, 2017
Club Masterpoint Game
Flathead Valley Bridge Center 12:30
Playing Fees $6. and $5. for members.
Scorer: Cathy Brown
Dealer: Cathy Brown
Mar 1, 2017
Charity Club Championship Game / ACBL Charity
Flathead Valley Bridge Center 12:30pm
MPs @ 63.6% of Sectional Rating. Playing Fees $6. and $5. for members. Birthday Celebration.
Mar 1, 2017
Club Masterpoint Game / Relaxed
Flathead Valley Bridge Center 5:30
Playing Fees $5. and $4. for members.
Director: Shelley Brown
Scorer: Sharon Palmer
Dealer: Micki Gette