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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 season, from first Friday in June through the last Friday in October.  The last game for the 2017 season is Friday, October 27th.  All of September is International Fund Games with extra points for winners. In October, 299ers will have Charity, Club Championship, Jane Johnson Club Appreciation Game.  The ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game will be held on Wednesday, October 25th.  All are invited for this Open Game...Even though 299er GAMES continue until the end of October 2017, the last complimentary class for this year will be held on Friday, September 15th....  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.    

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

Click here for info on the Bridgewebs iPhone app. You can view results from Highlands DBC as well as other clubs using Bridgewebs while away from your computer.

Game Procedures

Click here for Game Procedures used by directors and volunteers.

Results Analysis

Click Here for detailed information on hand analysis tools.

 

 

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 OCTOBER 2017

SPECIAL GAMES: HDBC POLICY:  NO EXTRA FEE FOR SPECIAL GAMES, EXCEPT FOR STaC 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 CATHIE BARTINIKAS TO JOIN HDBC OR TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.

MARK CALENDARS NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL GAMES IN OCTOBER:   WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH IS AN ACBL CHARITY OPEN PAIRS; FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6TH- BOTH 299ERS AND OPEN GAME ARE LOCAL CHARITY GAMES.  OUR LOCAL HIGHLANDS DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB LOCAL CHARITY IS HIGHLANDS FOOD PANTRY.  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH IS ALSO A LOCAL CHARITY GAME.  BOTH OF OUR GAMES (299ERS AND OPEN) ON FRIDAY ARE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES. WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH AND 20TH GAMES (299ERS AND OPEN) ARE THE JANE JOHNSON CLUB APPRECIATION GAMES.  WE END THE OCTOBER GAMES - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH - BOTH 299ERS AND OPEN ARE REGULAR CLUB GAMES...   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 - AND THOSE WITH LESS THAN 300 MPS FOR THE 299ER GAMES ON FRIDAY MORNING...299ER GAMES BEGAN JUNE 2ND AND WILL NOT CONCLUDE UNTIL THE LAST FRIDAY IN OCTOBER - THAT IS OCTOBER 27TH.   ...PLEASE BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 12:45PM FOR THE OPEN GAMES AND 8:50 FOR ALL THE FRIDAY MORNING 288ERS GAMES!!  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; 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 and the ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game, held in the Fall.    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 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 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 12:45 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 Bridge Mates activated.  The decision to seat you after the 12:45 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.  See you at the tables...

* HDBC's 299er GAMES:  THANK YOU VERY MUCH for participating in the 299er game this season.   Our games will continue until the end of October.  Our 2018 games will begin Friday, June 1st. Stewart & Brenda look forward to welcoming you back... We have a great time.

*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 Oct 18, 2017
Jane Johnson Club Appreciation
Director: Cecil Hines
Fri Oct 13, 2017
299ers Club Championship
Director: Brenda Manning
Fri Oct 13, 2017
Open Pairs Club Championship
Director: Len Perkins
Wed Oct 11, 2017
Local Charity Open Pairs
Director: Len Perkins
Calendar
Fri Oct 20, 2017
299ers Jane Johnson Club Appreciation
Rec Center 9:00am
Fri Oct 20, 2017
Open Pairs Jane Johnson Club Appreciation
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Oct 25, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Oct 27, 2017
299ers Pairs Game
Rec Center 9:00am
Fri Oct 27, 2017
Open Pairs
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 12:45 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 Bridge Mates activated.  The decision to seat you after the 12:45 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.  See you at the tables...

* HDBC's 299er GAMES:  THANK YOU VERY MUCH for participating in the 299er game this season.   Our games will continue until the end of October.  Our 2018 games will begin Friday, June 1st. Stewart & Brenda look forward to welcoming you back... We have a great time.

*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 Oct 18, 2017
Jane Johnson Club Appreciation
Director: Cecil Hines
Fri Oct 13, 2017
299ers Club Championship
Director: Brenda Manning
Fri Oct 13, 2017
Open Pairs Club Championship
Director: Len Perkins
Wed Oct 11, 2017
Local Charity Open Pairs
Director: Len Perkins
Calendar
Fri Oct 20, 2017
299ers Jane Johnson Club Appreciation
Rec Center 9:00am
Fri Oct 20, 2017
Open Pairs Jane Johnson Club Appreciation
Rec Center 1:00pm
Wed Oct 25, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm
Fri Oct 27, 2017
299ers Pairs Game
Rec Center 9:00am
Fri Oct 27, 2017
Open Pairs
Rec Center 1:00pm