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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.

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Game Procedures

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Results Analysis

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Please join us all of March for fun, relaxing games every Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 1pm... Please be seated by 12:45pm. Thanks.
Please join us all of March for fun, relaxing games every Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 1pm... Please be seated by 12:45pm.  Thanks.

 

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 MARCH 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 MARCH:  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH AND FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH ARE LOCAL AND ACBL CHARITY GAMES RESPECTIVELY- AND ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH AND FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST, WE HAVE OUR FIRST CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES OF THE YEAR...PLEASE NOTE THAT LOCAL CHARITY GAME FUNDS ARE DONATED TO THE HIGHLANDS FOOD PANTRY, WHICH WAS CHOSEN, BY YOUR HDBC BOARD OF ADVISORS, AS OUR LOCAL CHARITY FOR 2017.  IF YOU PLAY MARCH 15TH, 17TH, 29TH, OR 31ST AND EARN MASTERPOINTS, YOU WILL RECEIVE MORE MASTER POINTS THAN YOU WOULD HAVE RECEIVED IN JUST A REGULAR CLUB GAME.  YOUR HDBC CLUB PAYS EXTRA MONTHLY FEES TO ACBL, IN ORDER TO SCHEDULE SPECIAL GAMES, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FOR OUR PLAYERS... 

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!!

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.

2016 HDBC HIGHLIGHTS
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

 

 

PARTNERSHIP DESK

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.

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 23rd.  Have a great winter...

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

 

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
Wed Feb 22, 2017
Open Pairs ACBL Charity Game
Director: Teri Dolci
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Brenda Manning
Wed Feb 15, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Teri Dolci
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Brenda Manning
Calendar
Fri Feb 24, 2017
Open Pairs Local Charity Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Mar 1, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Mar 3, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Mar 8, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Mar 10, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
2016 HDBC HIGHLIGHTS
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

 

 

PARTNERSHIP DESK

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.

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 23rd.  Have a great winter...

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

 

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
Wed Feb 22, 2017
Open Pairs ACBL Charity Game
Director: Teri Dolci
Fri Feb 17, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Brenda Manning
Wed Feb 15, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Teri Dolci
Fri Feb 10, 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Brenda Manning
Calendar
Fri Feb 24, 2017
Open Pairs Local Charity Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Mar 1, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Mar 3, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Mar 8, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Mar 10, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm