Hilton Head Island Bridge Club
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HHIBA Weekly Game Schedule
  9 AM 1 PM 6:30 PM
M 49er/299er* Open
Davis Ritchey
843.422.3150 843.715.2645
Tu 499er Swiss Teams
Seery Holub
843.363.4027 843.290.2306
W 99er/499er* Open
Gibson Richardson
843.422.1217 843.705.5220
Th 499er Open
Bailey Cordray
770.490.8338 843.689.5831
F Open
Seery
843.363.4027
Sa Open*
Cordray
843.689.5831

*Monthly Swiss Team Games
 2nd Wed - 499er
 3rd Sat - 8 Is Enough
 4th Mon - 299er

 Please arrive 10 minutes before game time.

 
Welcome to Hilton Head Island Bridge Club
Hilton Head Island Regional 2018
Hilton Head Island Regional 2018

Many thanks to all of the players who attended the 2018 Hilton Head Island Regional helping to make this tournament one of the most successful ACBL regionals in recent years.  In addition, our local club was well represented in the winners column so congratulations to all of our members who had Section Tops.  See photographs on this page of just some of our winners.

A big thanks to Ann Grindstaff, Tournament Chair for the last two Low Country Classic Regionals.  She has worked untold hours planning, putting out fires, and keeping all the many support items in place.  Additional thanks go to all the volunteers who have contributed their time to making the tournament a success.

Pinecone 499'er Tournament

The Pinecone Sectional tournament will be held from March 16, 2018 to March 18, 2018.  Any player with up to 500 mp is eligible to play regardless of rank, therefore including Life Masters.  This tournament is open to you only and will be a great opportunity to add to your masterpoint wealth.  In additon, for your dining pleasure, a new and improved menu will be offered.  Click on the title for more information.


In preparation for this special tournament, you are invited to attend two FREE seminars designed to enhance your knowledge of team game events.  The seminars will take place at the HHI Bridge Club.   Peg Gibson, one of the HHIBA game directors, will present the following lectures:

Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 11 AM until 12:45 PM:    Introduction to the Swiss team movement - score card, scoring method, IMPs vs. Matchpoints, and basic Dos and Don'ts in team events.
Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 11 AM until 12:45 PM:  Introduction to the Knock-out event - bidding, declarer play, and defense strategies that differentiate team games.

January Rank Changes

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 Congratulations to Members Achieving a New Rank 

 

Gold Life Master

Joan Stair

Silver Life Master

Rita Sanders

Sectional Master

Larry Landry, Robert Willis

Club Master

John Adkins, Gillian Spooner

Junior Master

Marajeane Zodtner

 

Special Events Calendar - February

February is filled with an abundance of special events.  In addition to the Hilton Head Regional, there will be a full week of STaC games, that is, Sectional Tournament At Club, which by definition will pay out silver masterpoints.  Most of the remaining games will also award additional masterpoints.  Click on the title for the full schedule.

Become A Deadly Defender

Kathie Walsh will conduct a series of classes on how to Become A Deadly Defender.  These classes will be taught on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM starting January 9, 2018 and ending March 27, 2018. This series is targeted to students who know basic bridge and wish to improve their defender play.  Click on the title for the full schedule.

Modern Bidding Conventions You Should Know

Kathie Walsh will conduct a series of classes on Modern Bidding Conventions You Should Know.  These classes will be taught on Fridays at 10:00 AM starting January 12, 2018 and ending March 30, 2018. This series is targeted to students who know basic bridge and wish to add to their repository of bridge conventions or to hone their use of familiar conventions.  Click on the title for the full schedule.

Winter Absolute Beginner Bridge Lessons

Kristi Menees will conduct classes on Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM from January 6, 2018 through March 10, 2018. Class size is limited and registration is required; cost is $150 for the series. Click the title for a complete schedule and contact information.

Sundays @ The Club

Join Paul Hern on Sundays from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM for a two-part series of bridge lessons.  Part 1 is a 7-week session of lessons from January 7, 2018 to February 25, 2018 entitled Upgrading Your Defense.  Part 2, entitled 8 Weeks To Better Bidding, runs from March 4, 2018 to May 13, 2018.  Preregistration is required as class size may be limited.  Contact Paul via email at paul55555@aol.com.  Click the class titles for a complete syllabus of each session.

Junior Bridge

The Junior Bridge Program will resume on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The program is free for children aged 7-17.  Contact Sperry Kaler at 843-301-1325 or andaxie@hargray.com for more information.


Attention: During the months of January and February, older junior bridge players are invited to attend, for free, the Saturday morning lessons conducted by Kristi Menees from 10 AM until noon.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Call Kristi @ 551-795-6329 to register.

Fast Results-Sign up is easy!

Get your tournament results immediately following the game.  Email your ACBL # (typed in the Subject line) to FastResultsHelpDesk@gmail.com.

Congratulations to Lech and Mac
Congratulations to Lech and Mac

Lech Ekert and Mac Raczkiewicz earned 92.8 masterpoints, ranking them in the tournament's top 15 overall winners.

Wednesday Gold Rush winners
Wednesday Gold Rush winners

Congratulations to Alan Ardell and Jeff Toonder

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 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.

Fast Results-Sign up is easy!

Get your tournament results immediately following the game.  Email your ACBL # (typed in the Subject line) to FastResultsHelpDesk@gmail.com.

Congratulations to Lech and Mac
Congratulations to Lech and Mac

Lech Ekert and Mac Raczkiewicz earned 92.8 masterpoints, ranking them in the tournament's top 15 overall winners.

Wednesday Gold Rush winners
Wednesday Gold Rush winners

Congratulations to Alan Ardell and Jeff Toonder

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 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.