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Bulletin---Late Plays

Winter Games will begin at 12:30 and end at 4:30.

To assure conformity to the 4:30 p.m. goal, late plays will be eliminated

 
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Important Game Info

 

NO GAME Friday, April 29

362-4224 or pathomes@comcast.net

Need a partner? Call 362-4224 or email pathomes@comast.net

In an effort to accommodate skiers (and soon, golfers)

start time has been changed to 12:30 p.m.

 

State of the Manchester Games

April 18, 2016  Today's Game is Cancelled!

The facts speak for themselves:

  • The last seven games at MMDBC, and a couple of weeks ago, MDB's Wednesday game, were cancelled due to poor attendance.
  • Greater Manchester, Rutland and Bennington geography should be able to support three-table minimum games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Twelve players are the minimum needed to play duplicate bridge.
  • If the local duplicate bridge players, directors and club owners all supported each other’s games, we would never have to cancel a game for insufficient players.
  • Elizabeth’s Tuesday game is the only consistent game, averaging eleven plus tables.

The numbers speak for themselves:

  • In the slow winter, fall and early spring months, player count drops down to about 32 active players (not including Tuesday’s game).
  • Unfortunately, not all of the 32 available players think they are good enough to play in the Monday and Friday games. Their fears are unfounded. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of teaching and upgrading just about every player in the region. We have some pretty darn good players in this region.
  • Every player living in the Greater Manchester area is qualified to play duplicate bridge anytime, anywhere in the world, but if bridge is to survive in the Greater Manchester area, we need to collectively do everything possible to support the games.

If it helps, I will begin by offering free bridge lessons to anyone who wants to improve, to bring his or her game up to maximum potential, to improve offensive and defensive skills, and most important, to build every bridge player’s confidence in his or her ability to participate and play fun, competitive duplicate bridge.

See you at the table.

Bob

Welcome to MMDBC!

Welcome to Vermont Friendly Bridge! Manchester & the Mountains Duplicate Bridge Club is located in the mountains of Southern Vermont. Manchester is a delightful place to visit. During the summer, lush greenery is a backdrop for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, golf .. or for the less adventurous, shopping! Fall is spectacular... winter, a playground for alpine and cross-country skiing. Bridge games are played year round at our Bridge Club, which is conveniently located close to highways and the center of town. While our games are challenging, with players who've settled here from all parts of the country, they are always friendly. Need a partner? Partners are guaranteed. Just call or email Director, Robert H. (Bob) Smith at 802-362-4224, pathomes@comcast.net.

Welcome to MMDBC!
Fall Schedule

Reminder for Fall & Winter Games

Mondays and Fridays at the Bridge Club.

To help reduce the number of phone calls I make, it would be a huge help if you would let me know if you intend to play.

Please Call 362-4224 or email pathomes@comcast.net if you intend to play or want to play and need a partner.

 

Click for the latest results
Up Your Game!
Up Your Game!

Several partnerships are dramatically improving their play with lessons.

Ready to advance your game?

Contact Bob for private or group lessons.

Need a Partner?

Partners are guaranteed. Call Bob at 362-4224.

Results
25th March 2016
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert H. Smith
21st March 2016
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert H. Smith
18th March 2016
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert H. Smith
Click for the latest results
Up Your Game!
Up Your Game!

Several partnerships are dramatically improving their play with lessons.

Ready to advance your game?

Contact Bob for private or group lessons.

Need a Partner?

Partners are guaranteed. Call Bob at 362-4224.

Results
25th March 2016
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert H. Smith
21st March 2016
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert H. Smith
18th March 2016
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Robert H. Smith