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Bulletin: Score Corrections

When a score is entered on the BridgeMate by North and approved by either East or West, this accepted score will remain as posted, unless a correction is received in writing via email no later than 24 hours, after the score was posted on the website.  Before the score can be corrected by Club Manager, Brenda Manning (bmanning16@frontier.com)- one of the players from both sides (Either N/S and Either E/W) must confirm that this correction is due.  It is the responsibility of the player, making the correction, to secure confirmation from their opponent(s) and to have one or both opponents notify the Club Manager.  Thank you.  Please be careful entering and also checking scores.  This responsibility lies with both N/S and also E/W.

HDBC NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM

Friday morning 299er Games are held each summer/fall season, from first Friday in June through the last Friday in October. Next year (2019) - 299er Game will begin Friday, June 7th with classes resuming the third Friday, June 21st from 8:20 til 8:50, with a game following at 9 - please be seated no later than 8:50.    

Over the winter, keep playing bridge, practice lots, and keep reading great bridge books, go to tournaments, and let us know about your successes - so we can all celebrate together - send good news to share to Brenda at bmanning16@frontier.com or Stewart at smanning42@frontier.com.  We look forward to celebrating with you, your good bridge news, via our 299er email listserve,  from bridge tables across your winter homes.

Watch for more news about our Novice/Intermediate Program in this space in the spring, 2019. 

 

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) (or their designee, Club Managers, or President of BOA) 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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Welcome to Highlands Duplicate Bridge Club
ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at usual time/usual place. Please be seated by 12:50 so Joan can set up this game. One gold point first place, per section, per direction: Extra fee ($8 per person) for this game only to cover cost of ACBL entry ($12 per table), which includes HAND ANALYSES BOOKLET for each hand. Written, full analyses completed, per hand, by a national, well-known and respected bridge guru (TBA). Years past it has been Larry Cohen. Mark your calendars now for this fun game - extra masterpoints.
ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at usual time/usual place.  Please be seated by 12:50 so Joan can set up this game. One gold point first place, per section, per direction:  Extra fee ($8 per person) for this game only to cover cost of ACBL entry ($12 per table), which includes HAND ANALYSES BOOKLET for each hand.  Written, full analyses completed, per hand, by a national, well-known and respected bridge guru (TBA). Years past it has been Larry Cohen.  Mark your calendars now for this fun game - extra masterpoints.

 

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 SEPTEMBER 2018

SPECIAL GAMES: HDBC POLICY:  NO EXTRA FEE FOR SPECIAL GAMES, EXCEPT FOR ACBL INSTANT MATCHPOINT GAME ($8 FOR 2018) - OCTOBER 31ST, 2018. USUAL FEE FOR ALL OUR GAMES IS AS FOLLOWS:  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 ANNUALLY... THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITES TO RENEW (OR JOIN) HDBC DURING THE OFF-SEASON - INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WILL BE PROVIDED DURING OUR OFF-SEASON GAMES. 

MARK CALENDARS NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL GAMES IN SEPTEMBER :  299ERS' SPECIAL GAME SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE: FRIDAYS: 8:20 BRIDGE CLASS NO CHARGE; 8:50AM PLEASE BE SEATED FOR THE 299ER GAME.  YOU MAY ATTEND THE CLASS, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT PLAYING THAT DAY OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO PLAY IN THE GAME, WITHOUT HAVING ATTENDED THE CLASS. 299ER FRIDAY GAMES: ALL OUR 299ER GAMES IN SEPTEMBER WILL BE INTERNATIONAL FUND GAMES.   OPEN GAME SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS AT 1PM (PLEASE BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 12:50PM):  INTERNATIONAL FUND GAMES WILL BE HELD FOR EACH OF OUR OPEN GAMES ON BOTH OUR DAYS FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. ALL HDBC GAMES ARE STRATIFIED, UNLESS WE HAVE A VERY SMALL GAME -  THE SPECIAL GAMES (MENTIONED ABOVE) WILL RESULT IN HIGHER MASTERPOINTS FOR THOSE WHO WIN.

HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN SEPTEMBER, AS OUR YEAR-ROUNDERS AND ALSO AS OUR SEASONAL PLAYERS - AND OF COURSE, OUR GUESTS TO THE AREA: SHORT AND LONG TERM ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.  WE LOOK SO FORWARD TO SEEING YOU...

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 12:50. -  AND OUR NON-LIFE MASTERS WITH NO MORE THAN 299 MASTERPOINTS FOR OUR FRIDAY, 299ER GAMES - 9AM (PLEASE BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 8:50, WITH A COMPLIMENTARY LESSON BEFORE THE GAME TAUGHT BY DR.BRENDA MANNING (8:20-8:50 - NO REGISTRATION OR PARTNER NECESSARY FOR THE CLASSES.)  THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE. ALL ARE WELCOME.  HOWEVER, PLEASE KNOW THAT THOSE ARRIVING AFTER THE GAME HAS ALREADY BEGUN - WITH BRIDGEMATES CONNECTED, WILL NOT BE SEATED, AT THE DISCRETION OF DIRECTOR (DIC) FOR THIS PARTICULAR DAY.

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SPECIAL GAMES, PLEASE CONTACT CLUB MANAGER 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; Bob and Dianne Copeland, Tournament Co-Chairs; and Club Manager 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, with the exception of our STaC games held throughout the year, according to ACBL schedule.    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 Cathie Bartinikas, HDBC Membership Chair, May - October for an application and directions for submitting. November through April each year, renewals and joining initially will be announced (and collected) during some of our off-season games.

 

 

 

 

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 Club Manager Brenda Manning at bmanning16@frontier.com.

 

 

 

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.

WELCOME EVERYONE: 2018 Season

*HDBC GAMES:   We have our usual Open game every Wednesday and Friday at 1pm, ALL YEAR.  Please be seated no later than 12:50 so Director 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 there is space available (arrive early in the summer season) or whether the game has already been set up with Bridge Mates activated.  The decision to seat you after the 12:50 arrival time is at the discretion of game's Director for that day.  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.  We will be having Special Games all year, which increase the number of masterpoints for our winners.We have a Board-approved list of special games, posted in the bridge room at the REC CTR, if you are interested in checking these out.

* HDBC's 299er GAMES:  Our 2019,  299er games will begin Friday, June 7th for next year.  Our 2018 season will continue through end of October or attendance warrants a different ending time.   We have been having great attendance, lots of interesting lessons to record crowds, and many special games with extra masterpoints - Barbara Seagram taught our 299er class on Friday, August 24th as our guest speaker.  Thank you so much Barbara!!!   Please tell your friends about this game for levels of play (0 to 300 masterpoints).  It is a great place to learn; enjoy a comfortable, friendly place to compete; practice and improve your game; and also have a wonderful time getting to know a great group of bridge players.   Many new friends are made in the 299er group.   We will always welcome you!!!

*COMPLIMENTARY BRIDGE CLASSES FOR 299ERS:    Classes for 2019 will begin, Friday, June 21st with exciting topics, related to challenging hands, suggested by 299ers...In addition to class suggestions, the text A First Book of Bridge Problems by Patrick O'Connor - with problems from novice, intermediate, to advanced will be completed.  And then a class series on DOUBLES, requested by one of our 299ers, will follow the completion of the O'Connor text.   Send your suggestions for class topics to Brenda at bmanning16@frontier.com...She will spend time this winter studying and preparing for a full-array of important bridge topics for our 299er classes.  Classes will be taught every Friday morning from 8:20 til 8:50, June 21st til October TBA, 2019.  Our 2018 classes on Forcing Bids will continue through end of September and per usual, we will end the 2018 season with classes on table etiquette and duplicate laws that players need to know.    All participants will receive a class hand-out,  and if you have to miss the class, please contact Brenda at bmanning16@frontier.com for a copy online.   Everyone is invited to our classes, even if you are not playing in the 299er game - Please plan to join us this year and bring a friend. 

 

 

Officers/ Board Members for 2018/2019

Elected Officers:  Board of Advisors

Puddin Bornheim - President

Monika Howard - Vice President

David LaCagnina - Secretary

Delores Bode - Treasurer

Other Voting Members: Board of Advisors

Bob and Dianne Copeland - Tournament Chairs
Brenda Manning - Club Manager

 

 

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
299er International Fund Game
Director: Brenda Manning
Open International Fund Game
Director: Joan Braender
Open International Fund Game
Director: Joan Braender
299er International Fund Game
Director: Brenda Manning
Calendar
Wed Sep 19, 2018
Open International Fund Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Sep 21, 2018
299er International Fund Game
Rec Center 9:00am
Fri Sep 21, 2018
Open International Fund Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Sep 26, 2018
Open International Fund Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Sep 28, 2018
299er International Fund Game
Rec Center 9:00am