Welcome to the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, an ACBL sanctioned bridge club. We take pride in being a friendly-first bridge club.
Address: 95 Matthews Drive, Store A8, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Directions: Follow US 278 East to mile-marker five. At the light at the intersection of 278 and Plaza Drive (McDonald's will be on your right and Dillon Rd will be on your left), turn right into Port Royal Plaza. We are the sixth store on the left.
Phone Number: 843-342-7529 Someone will be there to take your call an hour before, during, and an hour after each game.
NO JUNIOR BRIDGE FEB 23. SEE YOU AT THE PINECONE!
Junior bridge meets every Saturday from 10 am to noon and is open to children aged 8-17 years old. Absolute beginners to advanced players are welcome and it is absolutely free. Children can be checked in for the morning; parents or grandparents can stay! Contact Laura Cosimi at 843-802-2080.
9 am Single Session Duplicate ($10 per person, gratis for junior or < 5MP)
1:15 Mini Lesson: Paul Hern
2 pm Single Session Duplicate ($10 per person, gratis for junior or < 5MP)
Sunday: 2 Session Swiss ($120 per team which includes lunch)
THE CLUB WILL BE OPEN for the SATURDAY OPEN GAME DURING THE PINECONE on Feb 23
Lynn Christy and Barbara Schultz: Overall Morning Winners (71+% game!)
Roz and Rich Richman: Afternoon Restricted Game Winner
Other First Places:
Anthea and Alan Grogono
Penny Pearson and Lois Sobczak
Bob Lane and Diane Sanders
Making Hilton Head Bridge Go:
Wine and Whine!
Wine and Cheese served
Our two Platinum Life Masters - Geoff Phipps and Andy Anderson - have graciously consented to host the Wine and Whine events. They will be held immediately after the Open games on the following dates:
Monday, Feb. 18 - Geoff Phipps
Thursday, Feb. 28 - Geoff Phipps
Wed., March 6, Andy Anderson
Mon., March 11, Andy Anderson
Format: A short review of an interesting hand will be presented. Question and answer session following that will not be limited. Ask any questions!!!!!!!
Hope you will enjoy this new event.
MONDAY NIGHT SOCIAL BRIDGE & SUPERVISED PLAY
AT THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND BRIDGE CLUB
Monday Evenings Beginning Feb. 4
6:30 To 8:30 ** Fee $10 **Singles Welcome
Enjoy a new opportunity for players to improve
their game, ask questions of experienced supervisors
and have am opportunity to meet new partners.
Each Session Begins With A 15 Minute Mini-lesson
For Information Call
Beth Dresher @ 770-331-0557 or Kristi Menees @ 551-795-6329
Free for Junior Bridge Members
Defense Workshops For Advancing Players
It’s time to start planning your defense! Are you stuck like a deer in headlights when it comes to opening leads? Do signals mean anything to your partnership? What do I keep and what do I throw away? You play defense about 50% of the time so you might as well get good at it!
These workshops are geared for intermediate players who want to explore and practice defensive methods. No book required and handouts are provided each week. Workshops held Tuesdays 10:00 to 12:00 at the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club in Port Royal Shopping Center. Cost is $15 per person.
April 2 #1 Opening Leads – We must start somewhere!
April 9 #2 Attitude Signals – What is partner saying?
April 16 #3 Leads and Returns During the Mid-play
April 23 #4 Count and Suit Preference Signals
April 30 #5 Guarding and Discarding
May 7 #6 Clues from the Dummy – It’s right in front of you!
May 14 #7 Hold Up on Defense
June 4 #10 Listen to the Auction (for the best defense)
For Additional Information Contact Peg Gibson
Peggyagibson1@gmail.com or 843-681-6170
Play of the Hand Workshops for Newer Players
You and partner have communicated perfectly, you have reached a game contract and you are the declarer! The opponent makes their opening lead, dummy hand comes down it is time to make your plan! Uh oh, this contract depends on making a finesse or two, and, the transportation is tricky!! Come out and learn the tools that are available to not only make contracts, but to maximize the number of tricks you deserve to win as declarer. Workshops held Fridays 10:00 to 12:00 at our club. Each lesson is $15 per person. We will be using a textbook, Play of the Hand in the 21stCentury, cost is $20.
April 5 #1 Making a Plan – Always a good idea
April 12 #2 Developing Tricks – Promotion and Length
April 19 #3 The Finesse – They work 50% of the time
April 26 #4 Eliminating Losers – Ruffing and Discarding
May 3 #5 Entries – Do I need to be in dummy hand or my own hand?
May 10 #6 Avoiding the dangerous opponent!
May 17 #7 When do I draw trump, when do I delay drawing trump?
May 24 #8 Putting it all together
May 31 #9 Jacoby Transfers, an easy convention to accompany Stayman
For additional information contact Kristi Menees
email@example.com or 551-795-6329
Paul Hern; Sundays: Bridge Simplified
Kathie Walsh; Tuesdays: Cuebids: The Safety Net You've Been Looking For
Kathie Walsh; Fridays: Absolute Beginner Bridge
Syllabi for all classes above under Bridge Lessons at the Club
For members and visitors
Edith and John Rae
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Congratulations to Members Achieving a New Rank