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February - March Game Schedule

Change in strata: The Tuesday and Thursday games will now have the strata of A = unlimited, B = up to 800, and C = up to 240.  This should result in fairly equal size strata on those days.

Except for the special games mentioned below, all afternoon club games this month will be the usual $40 peso open pair games.

 

Friday, February 24th – A 10 is Enough Charity Swiss Team game with an entry fee of $60 pesos will be held. Each team can have no more than 10 team member points where A players are 3 points, B players are 2 points, and C players are 1 point. For example, a team can have three A players and one C player, four B players, etc.--mainly just not 4 A players.  The player strata will be these:

A = unlimited, B = up to 1500, and C = up to 200.  (Note change to strata and relaxed upper limit of 10 team member points to encourage more participation.)

 

Saturday, February 25th – The Unit Game will be held at 1:00 and will be preceded by an Asian potluck at noon.

 

The San Miguel de Allende Regional will run from Tuesday, Feb. 28th, through Sunday, March 5th. The club will be open during this time but expect the games to be smaller than normal.

 

March Game Schedule:

Except for the exceptions mentioned below, all afternoon club games this month will be the usual $40 peso open pair games.

 

Friday Morning, March 3rd—This game will be a 299er Charity Pairs with an entry fee of $60 pesos.

 

Tuesday, March 7th – A Charity Open Pairs game will be held for the benefit of local charities. The entry fee will be $60 pesos.

 

Thursday, March 9th – A Charity Open Pairs game will be held for the benefit of local charities. The entry fee will be $60 pesos.

 

Monday, March 13th, Tuesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 16th, and Friday Afternoon, March 17th– These games will be Open Pairs Membership Games open to ACBL members only. If attendance warrants, side games will be held for non-ACBL members. The entry fees will be $40 pesos for either section. In the event that there are not enough non-ACBL members for a side game, they will have the option of playing for free in the membership game but will not be eligible for masterpoint awards.

 

Monday, March 20th – A Charity Open Pairs game will be held for the benefit of local charities. The entry fee will be $60 pesos.

 

 

Friday, March 24th – A Stratified Charity Swiss Team game will be held. The teams' strata will be consistent with those for a normal Friday afternoon game this time of year and will be based on the average masterpoints of the team members. The entry fee will be $60 pesos.

 

Monday, March 27th—This game will be an ACBL-Wide Senior Pairs.

Restricted to players born prior to January 1, 1959. (One age-ineligible pair is allowed. The pair is not eligible for masterpoint awards.)

Masterpoints:

  • 72% sectional-rated black

  • Overall Awards: 1st, 20; depth of awards, 10 places

  • District Winners: 1st, 10; depth of awards, 5 places

Winners recognized on website and in the Bridge Bulletin. Hand records and analyses provided.

 

The entry fee will be $60 pesos and the strata will be the usual Monday club strata.

 

Tuesday, March 27th – This game will be a District 16 Charity Fund Game with 81.8% sectionally-rated black points. It will benefit a group of charities selected by District 16. The club has applied for the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities to be included as one of the charities. The entry fee for this game will be $70 pesos.

 

Thursday, March 30th – This game will be a District 16 Charity Fund Game also with 81.8% sectionally-rated black points and an entry fee of $70 pesos.

 

 

ˇFeliz Navidad 2016!
ˇFeliz Navidad 2016!

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Don't Forget to PLAY NICE!

Your Board has been focused on attracting novice and former members to play in our open games. We want to remind everyone that bridge is a game of respect for all, regardless of experience. Please remember the "play nice" guidelines as posted on our bulletin board. Many thanks.

Come Play Bridge!

The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club cordially invites all those interested in playing bridge to visit us and enjoy the fun of bridge.

The club is located on the Carreterra in Riberas del Pilar on Lake Chapala between Mom’s Deli and the Maskaras Clinic. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons with games starting at 1:30 and ending before 5:00. Friday mornings feature a short lesson and a beginner game at 9:15. The doors usually open about 12:30 for afternoon games and 8:45 for Friday morning games so come by, say hi and make some new friends.

Don’t know how to play the greatest card game ever invented? No problem! The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club offers lessons for beginners and intermediates. Our friendly instructors will make you feel at home and have you playing in no time. Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:30 are a great time to get your feet wet when the club offers lessons and supervised play. Come join us and have some fun.

What do Churchill, Sharif, Gates, Buffett have in common?
What do Churchill, Sharif, Gates, Buffett have in common?

 

They are well-known bridge devotees together with Dwight Eisenhower, Mahatma Ghandi, Deng Xiao Ping, Agatha Christie, Oprah Winfrey, Woody Allen, and Martina Navratilova.

The most challenging mental sport, bridge is a game of skill, concentration and infinite possibilities. It’s part science, part math, part logic, part reason and embodies cooperation, problem solving and has even been linked to higher test scores among children. It is an easy game to learn, a hard game to master and you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy it.

Millions of people worldwide play at home, in clubs or on-line. Many advance to tournaments or “duplicate” bridge to enjoy its social competitive aspects.

The medical profession is only now coming to realise that, as people are tending to live longer. Remain mentally fit may be as important as maintaining their levels of physical fitness. More and more often chess, bridge, backgammon and crossword puzzles are being cited as excellent activities for keeping the brain exercised and stalling the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Bridge provides an excellent mechanism to improve a player’s:

  • Logical thinking skills
  • Mathematical ability
  • Memory
  • Teamwork
  • Social skills
  • Concentration
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving ability, and
  • Inferential reasoning

Bridge is one of the few games played today by people of all ages and nationalities.

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Gracious Players

Our club practices zero tolerance as well as having a scent-free policy. Please come wearing no perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, etc.

As well, gracious player guidelines are posted in the club. We ask all players to bear them in mind to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone.

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Calendar
27th February 2017
Open Pairs
1:30 pm
Director: Lew Crippen
Cost: $40 pesos
  (Partner?)
28th February 2017
Open Pairs
1:30 pm
Director: Stephen Segall
Cost: $40 pesos
  (Partner?)
1st March 2017
Supervised Bridge Play and Instructions
1:30 pm
Director: Catherine Gonzales/Louise Morel
Results
24th February 2017
299er Pairs
Director: Stephen Segall
24th February 2017
8 is Enuf Charity Swiss Team
Director: Mike Roney
Asst. Director: Lew Crippen
23rd February 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Mike Roney
Asst. Director: Janet Mitchell
Click for the latest results
Special Message

Feeling achy? Got a cough? Sneezing? Please stay home. Read more

Gracious Players

Our club practices zero tolerance as well as having a scent-free policy. Please come wearing no perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, etc.

As well, gracious player guidelines are posted in the club. We ask all players to bear them in mind to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone.

smiley

Please click to view Best Behavior at Bridge.

 

Calendar
27th February 2017
Open Pairs
1:30 pm
Director: Lew Crippen
Cost: $40 pesos
  (Partner?)
28th February 2017
Open Pairs
1:30 pm
Director: Stephen Segall
Cost: $40 pesos
  (Partner?)
1st March 2017
Supervised Bridge Play and Instructions
1:30 pm
Director: Catherine Gonzales/Louise Morel
Results
24th February 2017
299er Pairs
Director: Stephen Segall
24th February 2017
8 is Enuf Charity Swiss Team
Director: Mike Roney
Asst. Director: Lew Crippen
23rd February 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Mike Roney
Asst. Director: Janet Mitchell