Hilton Head Island Bridge Club

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Partnership Hotline


For members and visitors

Phone (843)-422-2167  

Email: hhbridgepartnerhotline@gmail.com

Edith and John Rae


Our Hilton Head Island Bridge Club

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 Mathews 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.

May Weekly Game Schedule: No Saturday Games

Weekly Game Schedule

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Welcome to Hilton Head Island Bridge Club
Junior Bridge



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.

March 2019 Rank Changes

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 Congratulations to Members Achieving a New Rank 

Sapphire Life Master
Joe Murray
Gold Life Master
Clara Rennicks
Ruby Life Master
Jamie Traudt
Silver Life Master
Ann Grindstaff
Regional Master
Marla Kleinman, Susie McLaughlin, Per Olof Palm
Sectional Master
Dottie Emde, Richard Richman
Club Master
Nancy Landry
Junior Master
Marvin Frogal, John Jeffries, Sandy Kemp, Rob Maharrey
Congrats to all!



UNDERWAY! Lessons with Peg Gibson

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

May 21 #8 It’s Time to Switch!

May 28 #9 Lead Directing Bids and High Level Leads

June 4 #10 Listen to the Auction (for the best defense)  

For Additional Information Contact Peg Gibson

Peggyagibson1@gmail.com or 843-681-6170

UNDERWAY! Lessons with Kristi Menees

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

kristimenees@mac.com or 551-795-6329

Stakeholders Game

The semi-Annual Stakeholders game will be held Sunday, April 28,  Food begins at 12:00 and game 1:00 PM.  If you are not a Stakeholder ($50 cost for life) your fee to play will be $15.  Stakeholders with last names beginning A-M are requested to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert.  A signup sheet is available at club.  Peter Seery will be directing this year.

New: Monday Evening Supervised Play!




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


Club & Facilities Manager

Sandy Ritchey
Cell Phone: 614-975-7645
Email: sandyoh3786@roadrunner.com
HHI Club Phone: 843-342-7529

Website Contact

Gerard Gardner
Email: gerardgardner@mac.com