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Thank you to the members who generously decorated The Hawkins Room with their beautiful quilts.  Also, thank you to the Lalondes for their maintenance work around the outside of the club and for Bill Todd for painting the front porch floor.

 
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Dates for your Calendar

Mark these dates on your calendar:

May 8 & 10 - STaC Week

May 12 - Friday evening. Arrive at 6:30pm for Wine & Cheese, then Bridge at 7pm, STaC

June 9 - Founders' Party: Friday evening.  Arrive at 6:30pm for Wine & Cheese, then Bridge at 7pm, Top/Bottom Swiss

July 14 - Friday evening. Arrive at 6:30pm for Wine & Cheese, then Bridge at 7pm

August 25 - Swiss Friday evening Picnic

September 22 - Friday evening. Arrive at 6:30pm for Wine & Cheese, then Bridge at 7pm

Spring Beginner Lessons with Greg Coles

Spring Beginner Bridge Lessons
with Greg Coles
www.colesbridge.com

Pre-register for Greg's Beginner Bridge Lessons running for 8 Tuesdays starting May 9.  

These lessons are perfect for

  • the person who plays cards, but has never played bridge, 
  • the beginner or experienced player who would benefit from getting back to the basics for a refresher
  • the person who learned to play bridge "the old way" and needs to know how to play "modern" bridge.

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The Latest News - April 30, 2017

Congratulations to our Spring Club Champs: 
Wednesday- Open: Greg Coles, Anna Janssen, B/C: Bob Addison, Rod Ferguson Monday- Open/B: Barb & Frank Naylor, C: Chris & Don Beck
Enjoy your free plays!!!.
Kudos to George Knight who finished first in our unit 246 ACBL Mini McKenny race for 2016. Check bulletin board for any members in the top 10 for 2017 ACBL races.

May 8-14 is STaC week. All mps earned will be silver for those who are collecting.
For $10 you can join fellow bridge players for our first Fridayevening wine and cheese pair game happening May 12th.

Need a partner. Call Carol Finlayson while Jude Gatt is away.

Help grow our club.

Please pass along information about Spring Beginner Bridge Lessons with Greg Coles. Pre-requisite Knowledge: Basic cards, trumps, tricks, suits. Tuesdays: May 9, 16, 23, 30 & June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7-9 p.m. at our club.  Cost $10 per lesson or all 8 for $70.  Learn how to play - refresh you game or modernize your game. Greg's lessons caters to all.

Sharpen your bridge skills with Better Bridge Lessons. Pre- requisite Knowledge: Basic ACBL bridge (including Stayman, Transfers, Strong 2C)

Bidding: July 4, 11,18, Aug.
Declarer Play: Aug. 9, 15,22,29;
Defensive Play: Sept. 5, 19, 25, Oct.3.

Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. $10 per lesson; set of 4 for $35; all 12 for $100.


Coming soon In-Depth Saturday morning single session bridge workshops offered by Anna Janssen from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the club. Free will donation. A minimum of 4 people ( non-members welcome) is required. Let Anna know if you are interested.

  • Michael Cuebids, Unusual 2NT(June10 or 17)
  • Strong 2C & 1430 (June 24) 
  • Drury(July 15)
  • Inverted Minor(July 29)
  • Filling out the Convention Card (Aug. 12)

 

Thanks to JoAnn for her bridge tips about ACBL laws, procedures etc. before Monday games. Another way to keeping improving the enjoyment of this wonderful game.

Board Bits & Bytes from the President
It looks like spring is finally here. It is good to see a lot of our members back. Our Wednesday night game is finally improving.  We had six and a half tables this week. With our shortened game, we are getting out much earlier.  Please come and join us.
There have been some comments about leaving the scores off the scoring machines, some like and it some do not.  When the board made the decision to omit the scores it was for a 3-month trial period. We will definitely readdress this issue.
I would also like to thank all the members who pitch in, when help is needed.  We have a great group.  Thank you.
JoAnn  

Happy bridging,
Anna Janssen
Club Member

Better Bridge - Greg Coles Summer Bridge Lessons

Better Bridge - Summer Tuesday Bridge Lessons
with Greg Coles
www.colesbridge.com

Sharpen your bridge skills with this series of three sets of lessons.  Whether your are a "party" bridge player or a duplicate player, these lesson are guaranteed to improve your play.

Bidding
Declarer Play
Defensive Play

Pre-requisite Knowledge:

Basic ACBL bridge (including Stayman, Transfers, Strong 2C)

Dates:

Bidding: July 4, 11, 18 & Aug 1
Declarer Play: Aug 8, 15, 22, 29
Defensive Play: Sept 5, 19, 26 & Oct 3

Times:

7pm to 9:30pm

Cost:

$10 per lesson; set of 4 for $35; all 12 for $100

Location:

Midland Bridge Club
427 William Street, Midland, ON

Email:

wendy@midlandbridge.com

Cards & Partners

Pat Kilbank has graciously offered to send cards on behalf of the Midland and Full Deck Bridge Clubs to those members and friends who would appreciate a cheery note. Please let Pat know to whom she should send cards. Her email address: pkilbank@rogers.com.

Need a partner? Jude Gatt is now the partnership co-ordinator for both the Midland and Full Deck Clubs. Her email address: jude304@icloud.com.

 

Exercising the Brain At the Midland Bridge Club

Google “benefits of playing bridge” and you’ll be surprised at the number of articles published on how this game keeps the mind active and youthful.  In 2000, according to blueberrybridge.com, a professor proved that playing bridge increases the levels of infection fighting T-cells in the blood stream.  

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Mon May 22, 2017
Monday Afternoon Open Pairs
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Mon May 29, 2017
Monday Afternoon Open Pairs
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Wed May 31, 2017
Wednesday Evening Open Pairs
7:00pm
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Thu May 18, 2017
Thursday Afternoon Open Pairs
Wed May 17, 2017
Wednesday Evening Open Pairs
Mon May 15, 2017
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Fri May 12, 2017
District 2 STaC - Wine & Cheese Party
Thu May 11, 2017
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Mon May 22, 2017
Monday Afternoon Open Pairs
1:00pm
Wed May 24, 2017
Wednesday Evening Open Pairs
7:00pm
Thu May 25, 2017
Thursday Afternoon Open Pairs
1:00pm
Mon May 29, 2017
Monday Afternoon Open Pairs
1:00pm
Wed May 31, 2017
Wednesday Evening Open Pairs
7:00pm
Results
Thu May 18, 2017
Thursday Afternoon Open Pairs
Wed May 17, 2017
Wednesday Evening Open Pairs
Mon May 15, 2017
Monday Afternoon Open Pairs
Fri May 12, 2017
District 2 STaC - Wine & Cheese Party
Thu May 11, 2017
Thursday Afternoon Open Pairs