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299er PARTNERSHIP SIGN UP (click Here)

Need Partner? please look at the sign up list and see if anyone meets your needs.

if you don't see anyone that fits your needs, then find the date that you need a partner and put the following data into the comment space.  You have 50 characters of space.

SIGN UPS

1.  Click Sign Up at the bottom of this page and (2) click Submit and Sign Up at the very bottom

3.  In the comment space put the following information about yourself

  • Your Telephone number
  • Your number of Masterpoints
  • Any conventions or other data you wish to convey

4.   Click the "SIGN UP NOW" button.

If anyone fits your needs that is looking for a partner they will call you.  Passed dates will be removed

Nancy Parker nellfancy@live.com  

Nancy Harrison, nsharrison@me.com

 

HDBC NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM

Friday morning 299er Game will resume the first Friday in June, 2017 - which is June 2nd....We look forward to welcoming you back to our fun 299er game...which is held June through October of every year.  Our 299er bridge classes will begin on Friday, June 16th.  Have a great winter...

Watch for more news about our Novice/Intermediate Program in this space in the spring, 2017. 

 

HDBC Zero Tolerance Policy

HDBC Board policy* for violation of Zero Tolerance is as follows:
            - First Offense - Warning
            - Second Offense - Two-Week Suspension
            - Third Offense - Six-Month Suspension

The Director-in-Charge (DIC) must record in a notebook, kept in the safe at gamesite, any infraction of the Zero-Tolerance policy, beginning with the first offense.  The Director will record the name, date, and specifics of the event.  This notebook is available to Directors, so they can make the correct ruling should a further infraction occur by the same player.

*Director discretion is allowed, per Duplicate Law 91, if the DIC determines that any offense warrants a less or a more serious penalty.

iPhone App

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Game Procedures

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Results Analysis

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299ers Begin: Mark your calendars now for the beginning of our fun and active Novice/Intermediate Program: First 299er game is Friday, June 2nd at 9am. No classes until Friday, June 16th when classes will resume at our usual time of 8:20 til 8:50. All players with less than 300 points are invited to attend our games and classes. ACBL Club Director/Teacher Brenda Manning directs the 299er game and teaches our classes... Our 499er Non-Life Master game will resume the first Wednesday in JULY - July 5th at 8:45 - For both 299ers and 499ers, please be seated at least 10 minutes prior to game time. Contact Brenda Manning at 828-526-8334 or write her at bmanning16@frontier.com should you have any questions or suggestions. Note we have a new 299er Partnership Desk on this website.
299ers Begin:  Mark your calendars now for the beginning of our fun and active Novice/Intermediate Program:  First 299er game is Friday, June 2nd at 9am.  No classes until Friday, June 16th when classes will resume at our usual time of 8:20 til 8:50.  All players with less than 300 points are invited to attend our games and classes. ACBL Club Director/Teacher Brenda Manning directs the 299er game and teaches our classes... Our 499er Non-Life Master game will resume the first Wednesday in JULY - July 5th at 8:45 - For both 299ers and 499ers, please be seated at least 10 minutes prior to game time.  Contact Brenda Manning at 828-526-8334 or write her at bmanning16@frontier.com should you have any questions or suggestions.  Note we have a new 299er Partnership Desk on this website.

 

Highlands, NC is a small town on a 4,000 foot  plateau in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. It is approximately 2 hours north of Atlanta GA and about 1.5 hours south of Asheville, NC. From a winter population of around 2,500, the town swells to about 25,000 in the summer due to its reputation as summer camp for adults. Duplicate bridge has been part of the town for over twenty years. Sanctioned games are held Wednesday and Friday afternoons throughout the year. And novice/intermediate games are scheduled June-October on Wednesday and Friday mornings.  This N/I Schedule will be available at the beginning of spring, 2016.  Check the website for news.

 

SPECIAL GAMES FOR MAY 2017

SPECIAL GAMES: HDBC POLICY:  NO EXTRA FEE FOR SPECIAL GAMES, EXCEPT FOR STaC GAMES AND INSTANT MATCHPOINT GAMES:  HDBC MEMBERS $5; GUESTS $7. PLEASE EVERYONE MUST (1)JOIN HDBC OR (2)RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR (3) PAY GUEST FEES FOR EACH GAME OF $7 - COST TO JOIN OR RENEW IS $20... PLEASE SEE HDBC MEMBERSHIP CHAIR TO JOIN HDBC OR TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

MARK CALENDARS NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL GAMES IN MAY: ALL SPECIAL GAMES IN MAY ARE GRASS-ROOTS FUNd GAMES...CLUB GAMES WILL BE MAY 3/5; 17/19; 24/26 & 31ST WITH EXTRA POINTS FOR OUR WINNERS.  HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US EVERY CHANCE YOU GET IN MAY... WE WELCOME NANCY WATKINS, ACBL TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AND WELCOME BACK JOEL HAYWOOD TO DIRECT MOST OF OUR GAMES THIS SEASON.  SEE YOU AT THE TABLE.  FOR A LISTING OF ALL OUR GAMES, SEE THE WRITE-UP FOR NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE IN ADDITION TO OUR USUAL OPEN GAMES AT 1PM ON WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS.  PLEASE BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 12:45.  THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE. ALL ARE WELCOME.

COME JOIN US FOR A FRIENDLY, FUN, AND RELAXING GAME OF DUPLICATE BRIDGE.  WE WELCOME PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS IN OUR OPEN GAMES EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 1PM - PLEASE BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 12:45PM!!  THOSE ARRIVING AFTER THE GAME HAS BEGUN WILL NOT BE SEATED.

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SPECIAL GAMES, PLEASE CONTACT EITHER CLUB MANAGER:CECIL HINES at cjhinesite@gmail.com OR BRENDA MANNING at bmanning16@frontier.com.   


 

HDBC BOARD OF ADVISORS AND ANNUAL/GAME FEES

 

Our Board of Advisors is listed below should you have any questions, suggestions, or comments:  Puddin Bornheim, President; Monika Howard,  Vice-President; David LaCagnina, Secretary; Delores Bode, Treasurer; Len Perkins, Tournament Chair; and Club Co- Managers Cecil Hines and Brenda Manning.  The annual meeting is in June of each year. 

Highlands Duplicate Bridge Club (HDBC) year is January through December 31st. Cost of each game is $5 for HDBC members and $7 for guests, beginning January 1st, 2016;  Special Games, which provide increased masterpoints for winners, are the same fee as of November 1st, 2013:  $5 for HDBC members and $7 for guests.  New Memberships and Renewal Memberships are the same, i.e., $20 for the year (January 1 - December 31).  If you wish to join HDBC, please contact Cookie Perino at cooktop148@msn.com for an application and directions for submitting.

 

 

 

 

Game Schedule
Game Schedule

 

ACBL-sanctioned games are held on Wednesday and Friday afternoons beginning at 1:00 pm at the Highlands Recreation Center on the north side of US 64, two blocks east of Main Street all year - January-December.   We do not take reservations but players should be there before 12:30 in the summer and at least fifteen minutes before 1:00 in the winter. We are a zero-tolerance club and have non-playing paid directors in the summer months. In the winter, directors play and direct at their option. Coffee is available in the game room. No food at our games.Our games are usually over by 4:30 pm. 

For more information about Wednesday and Friday afternoon games, contact Highlands Duplicate Bridge either Club Co-Managers Cecil Hines or Brenda Manning.

 

 

 

BridgeMates -- Did You Know?

After the last round is entered and verified, a quick recap (percentage) of standing may be obtained by pressing the button under the word Rank on the BridgeMate, which is the second button from the left at top of BridgeMates. Percentage will appear.   To obtain an individual analysis of each board by pairs, follow prompts on BridgeMates to view how many points were received per board.   The percentage of  last opponents will also appear.   If others are still playing, results will not be final until all tables complete play, but current percentages are available.

2017 HDBC HIGHLIGHTS

*Welcome Back to HDBC's 2017 Season!  We have our usual Open game every Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.  Please be seated no later than 12:45 so that our Directors can set up the game in a timely manner..  Those arriving after this time, may or may not be included in the game, based on whether or not the game has already been set up with BridgeMates activated.  We welcome everyone and appreciate your courtesy to the Director and fellow bridge players!!!  Zero Tolerance is in effect for all HDBC games... Charity for HDBC is Highlands Food Pantry.

*All May Club Games are Grass Roots Fund games and extra points will be earned by the winners.

*In June, HDBC's 299er game begins on the first Friday, June 2nd and continues every Friday morning til end of October.  Please be seated by 8:50; Game time at 9:00.  At these early games, please plan to renew your HDBC membership for the year:  $20 per person.  All games are $5 for HDBC members, with the exception of several Special Games.  Note that visitors, who are not members of HDBC, pay $7 for games. Complimentary Classes, taught by Dr. Brenda Manning, will begin on Friday, June 16th and continue into the Fall. ....Classes (for first few months) will be based on Augie Boehm's Bridge Smarts - ABTA 2016 Book of the Year. Classes start June 16th, promptly at 8:20 til 8:50.  Look forward to seeing you all there!  Mark your calendars now...

*In June, July, and August, we will be having North American Pairs (NAP) games each month.  Lots of extra points!  Dates for the NAP games will be announced on this website in the monthly overviews, Center Section of website, of Special HDBC Games.

*Starting in July, on Wednesday mornings, there will be a NLM 499er game held in our usual space at the REC CTR. Game time is 8:45 - Please be seated by 8:35.  Hope you will be able to join this group if you have less than 500 points and are not a Life Master...

*STAC games, with extra points will be held for all our games, August 23 and 25th.  Finalists earn SILVER points.

*The ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game will be held this year on Wednesday, October 25th.  More information forthcoming. All the first place winners in each section will win one GOLD point.

*Mark your calendars now for all our HDBC games...See you at the table.. 

Officers/ Board Members for 2016-2017

Elected Officers:  Board of Advisors

Puddin Bornheim - President

Monika Howard - Vice President

David LaCagnina - Secretary

Delores Bode - Treasurer

Other Voting Members: Board of Advisors

Len Perkins - Tournament Chair
Cecil Hines & Brenda Manning - Club Co-Managers

 

 

OPEN GAME PARTNERSHIP DESK (click here)

Highlands Duplicate Bridge Club has an electronic partnership desk for your convenience.  Please click above on the words PARTNERSHIP DESK and follow the directions to find a partner. 

Sandy Barrow is our partnership chair. You may contact her at Sandy@Cashiers.com if you are having trouble using the site.

Special Games

Special games that provide extra masterpoints will be offered all year at Highlands Duplicate Bridge Club.  Special games include North American Pairs,  International Fund games, Jane Johnson Appreciation games, Club Membership games, Club Championships, Charity games, STAC games, and Grass Roots.  Each month specific games will be listed on our website in the center column.  Check this out to see what is happening, month by month. 

 

Results

The 4 most recently posted results are listed in the left column (yellow) below.  The next 5 future games are shown in the right column (blue). A complete list of older results and future events are shown under the Results and Calendar tabs on the left side of the home page.

Results
Fri May 26, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Director: Len Perkins
Wed May 24, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Director: Nancy Watkins
Fri May 19, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Director: Joel Haywood
Wed May 17, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Director: Nancy Watkins
Calendar
Wed May 31, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Jun 2, 2017
299er ACBL Charity Game
Rec Center 9:00am
Fri Jun 2, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Jun 7, 2017
Open Pairs Local Charity Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Jun 9, 2017
299er Pairs Game
Rec Center 9:00am
2017 HDBC HIGHLIGHTS

*Welcome Back to HDBC's 2017 Season!  We have our usual Open game every Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.  Please be seated no later than 12:45 so that our Directors can set up the game in a timely manner..  Those arriving after this time, may or may not be included in the game, based on whether or not the game has already been set up with BridgeMates activated.  We welcome everyone and appreciate your courtesy to the Director and fellow bridge players!!!  Zero Tolerance is in effect for all HDBC games... Charity for HDBC is Highlands Food Pantry.

*All May Club Games are Grass Roots Fund games and extra points will be earned by the winners.

*In June, HDBC's 299er game begins on the first Friday, June 2nd and continues every Friday morning til end of October.  Please be seated by 8:50; Game time at 9:00.  At these early games, please plan to renew your HDBC membership for the year:  $20 per person.  All games are $5 for HDBC members, with the exception of several Special Games.  Note that visitors, who are not members of HDBC, pay $7 for games. Complimentary Classes, taught by Dr. Brenda Manning, will begin on Friday, June 16th and continue into the Fall. ....Classes (for first few months) will be based on Augie Boehm's Bridge Smarts - ABTA 2016 Book of the Year. Classes start June 16th, promptly at 8:20 til 8:50.  Look forward to seeing you all there!  Mark your calendars now...

*In June, July, and August, we will be having North American Pairs (NAP) games each month.  Lots of extra points!  Dates for the NAP games will be announced on this website in the monthly overviews, Center Section of website, of Special HDBC Games.

*Starting in July, on Wednesday mornings, there will be a NLM 499er game held in our usual space at the REC CTR. Game time is 8:45 - Please be seated by 8:35.  Hope you will be able to join this group if you have less than 500 points and are not a Life Master...

*STAC games, with extra points will be held for all our games, August 23 and 25th.  Finalists earn SILVER points.

*The ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game will be held this year on Wednesday, October 25th.  More information forthcoming. All the first place winners in each section will win one GOLD point.

*Mark your calendars now for all our HDBC games...See you at the table.. 

Officers/ Board Members for 2016-2017

Elected Officers:  Board of Advisors

Puddin Bornheim - President

Monika Howard - Vice President

David LaCagnina - Secretary

Delores Bode - Treasurer

Other Voting Members: Board of Advisors

Len Perkins - Tournament Chair
Cecil Hines & Brenda Manning - Club Co-Managers

 

 

OPEN GAME PARTNERSHIP DESK (click here)

Highlands Duplicate Bridge Club has an electronic partnership desk for your convenience.  Please click above on the words PARTNERSHIP DESK and follow the directions to find a partner. 

Sandy Barrow is our partnership chair. You may contact her at Sandy@Cashiers.com if you are having trouble using the site.

Special Games

Special games that provide extra masterpoints will be offered all year at Highlands Duplicate Bridge Club.  Special games include North American Pairs,  International Fund games, Jane Johnson Appreciation games, Club Membership games, Club Championships, Charity games, STAC games, and Grass Roots.  Each month specific games will be listed on our website in the center column.  Check this out to see what is happening, month by month. 

 

Results

The 4 most recently posted results are listed in the left column (yellow) below.  The next 5 future games are shown in the right column (blue). A complete list of older results and future events are shown under the Results and Calendar tabs on the left side of the home page.

Results
Fri May 26, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Director: Len Perkins
Wed May 24, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Director: Nancy Watkins
Fri May 19, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Director: Joel Haywood
Wed May 17, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Director: Nancy Watkins
Calendar
Wed May 31, 2017
Grass Roots Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Jun 2, 2017
299er ACBL Charity Game
Rec Center 9:00am
Fri Jun 2, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Jun 7, 2017
Open Pairs Local Charity Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Jun 9, 2017
299er Pairs Game
Rec Center 9:00am