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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 one of the Club Co-Managers - either Brenda Manning or Cecil HInes - 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 having one or both opponents notify one of the Club Co-Managers.  Thank you.  Please be careful entering and also checking scores.  This responsibility lies with both N/S and also E/W.

 
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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 Games are held each summer/fall season, from first Friday in June through the last Friday in October. Next year (2018) - 299er Game will begin Friday, June 1st with classes resuming the third Friday, June 15th 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, 2018. 

 

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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We will play HDBC duplicate bridge at the REC CTR - either in the kitchen dining area or in our old room - See you at REC CTR tomorrow....and thereafter, unless we have a change of plans. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW SILVER LIFE MASTER: MONIKA HOWARD!!!!
We will play HDBC duplicate bridge at the REC CTR - either in the kitchen dining area or in our old room - See you at REC CTR tomorrow....and thereafter, unless we have a change of plans.  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW SILVER LIFE MASTER:  MONIKA HOWARD!!!!

 

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.

 

FEBRUARY 14TH AND 16TH ARE STaC GAMES FOR SILVER POINTS....PLAN TO JOIN YOUR HDBC FRIENDS TO COMPETE FOR EXTRA POINTS IN THESE SPECIAL GAMES..For inclement weather, check this website for information about game cancellations by 10am on the morning of games in question. Hope to see you lots this winter for a cozy, relaxed, fun bridge game.
SPECIAL GAMES FOR FEBRUARY 2018

SPECIAL GAMES: HDBC POLICY:  NO EXTRA FEE FOR SPECIAL GAMES, EXCEPT FOR STaC 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... 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 FEBRUARY:  ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, WE WILL HAVE CHARITY GAMES...OUR LOCAL CHARITY IS HIGHLANDS FOOD PANTRY - AND WEDNESDAY'S GAME (7TH) WILL BE A LOCAL CHARITY, WHILE THE FRIDAY GAME (9TH) WILL BENEFIT ACBL CHARITY.  ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH WE WILL HAVE STaC GAME (SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS AT CLUBS).  WINNERS OF THE STaC GAMES RECEIVE SILVER POINTS AND ARE ENTERED INTO DISTRICT COMPETITION FOR POSSIBLE SILVER POINTS AS WELL- THESE ARE NOT CUMULATIVE.  IF YOU NEED SILVER POINTS, ALONG YOUR QUEST FOR LIFE MASTER, THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO EARN THEM RIGHT AT HOME.

HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US IN FEBRUARY IF YOU LIVE HERE ALL YEAR, LIKE A FEW OF US FORTUNATE FOLKS GET TO DO...AND IF NOT, JOIN US WHEN YOU ARE IN TOWN.  WEATHER PERMITTING, WE WILL HAVE OUR REGULARLY-SCHEDULED GAMES ALL OF FEBRUARY...AND IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR NOTICE OF CANCELLATIONS.....SEE YOU AT THE TABLES.

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.  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.

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; Drew and Ellie Houston, Tournament Co-Chairs; 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, 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 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 Finishes Season/Overview for 2018

*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 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 Bridge Mates activated.  The decision to seat you after the 12:50 arrival time is at the 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 that increase the number of masterpoints for our winners.   In the event of inclement weather, a notice will appear in the top middle section of this website about game cancellations.  In general, if the Highlands schools are closed, we do not have a game - and if they are open by game time, we do have our games.   See you at the tables...

* HDBC's 299er GAMES:  THANK YOU VERY MUCH for participating in the 299er game this season.  Our 2018 games will begin Friday, June 1st. Stewart & Brenda look forward to welcoming you back... We have a great time.  Please tell your friends about this game for levels of play (0 to 300 masterpoints).  It is a great place to 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.   We welcome you!!!

*COMPLIMENTARY BRIDGE CLASSES FOR 299ERS:    Classes for 2018 will begin, Friday, June 15th with exciting topics,   suggested by 299ers....Send your suggestions for class topics to Brenda at bmanning16@frontier.com...She will spend time this winter getting ready for a full-array of important bridge topics for our 299er classes.  Classes are taught every Friday morning from 8:20 til 8:50, June 15th til October TBA, 2018.   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 2017/2018

Elected Officers:  Board of Advisors

Puddin Bornheim - President

Monika Howard - Vice President

David LaCagnina - Secretary

Delores Bode - Treasurer

Other Voting Members: Board of Advisors

Drew and Ellie Houston - 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
Wed Feb 21, 2018
Local Charity Open Pairs
Director: Brenda Manning
Fri Feb 16, 2018
Open Pairs St@C game
Director: Bob Copeland
Wed Feb 14, 2018
Open Pairs St@C Game
Director: Sally Copeland
Fri Feb 9, 2018
Open Pairs Game
Director: Teri Dolci
Calendar
Fri Feb 23, 2018
Open Pairs ACBL Charity Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Feb 28, 2018
Open Pairs Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Mar 2, 2018
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Mar 7, 2018
Open Pairs Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Mar 9, 2018
Open Pairs Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
2017 HDBC Finishes Season/Overview for 2018

*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 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 Bridge Mates activated.  The decision to seat you after the 12:50 arrival time is at the 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 that increase the number of masterpoints for our winners.   In the event of inclement weather, a notice will appear in the top middle section of this website about game cancellations.  In general, if the Highlands schools are closed, we do not have a game - and if they are open by game time, we do have our games.   See you at the tables...

* HDBC's 299er GAMES:  THANK YOU VERY MUCH for participating in the 299er game this season.  Our 2018 games will begin Friday, June 1st. Stewart & Brenda look forward to welcoming you back... We have a great time.  Please tell your friends about this game for levels of play (0 to 300 masterpoints).  It is a great place to 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.   We welcome you!!!

*COMPLIMENTARY BRIDGE CLASSES FOR 299ERS:    Classes for 2018 will begin, Friday, June 15th with exciting topics,   suggested by 299ers....Send your suggestions for class topics to Brenda at bmanning16@frontier.com...She will spend time this winter getting ready for a full-array of important bridge topics for our 299er classes.  Classes are taught every Friday morning from 8:20 til 8:50, June 15th til October TBA, 2018.   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 2017/2018

Elected Officers:  Board of Advisors

Puddin Bornheim - President

Monika Howard - Vice President

David LaCagnina - Secretary

Delores Bode - Treasurer

Other Voting Members: Board of Advisors

Drew and Ellie Houston - 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
Wed Feb 21, 2018
Local Charity Open Pairs
Director: Brenda Manning
Fri Feb 16, 2018
Open Pairs St@C game
Director: Bob Copeland
Wed Feb 14, 2018
Open Pairs St@C Game
Director: Sally Copeland
Fri Feb 9, 2018
Open Pairs Game
Director: Teri Dolci
Calendar
Fri Feb 23, 2018
Open Pairs ACBL Charity Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Feb 28, 2018
Open Pairs Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Mar 2, 2018
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Mar 7, 2018
Open Pairs Game
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Mar 9, 2018
Open Pairs Game
Rec Center 1:00pm