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Sectional Masters:

Connie Bridge & Casey Deller

 

Regional Master:

Cheryl Claus

 

Life Masters:

Linda Gargrave & Mark Sulczynski

 

Bronze Life Master:

Mark Sulczynski

 

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Club Manager's Weekly Message

Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:
 

The Pro/Am Swiss Teams game return this Wednesday, the last Wednesday of the month.

Helping newer players is an important issue. We hope all experienced players will bring their favorite partner and participate in the Pro/Am Swiss Teams game and help newer players understand Swiss Teams play.

Players have asked to have a better understanding of the game format, as well as the mechanics of moving each round and seating assignments.  In addition to that, we're organizing the game so that only "Pro" players play against "Pro" players, and likewise, only "Am" players play against "Am" players.  This will produce a fairer, more consistent result for everybody.

Entry Procedure:

  • Bring a partner and register stating your pair’s total masterpoint holding.
  • Pairs will be separated into Pro or Am groups by the director.
  • A pair is drawn at random from each group to form a team.
  • Team is announced and given an entry form with your team number and first round table assignment.
  • PLEASE WRITE DOWN AND REMEMBER YOUR TEAM NUMBER.

Where to Sit:

  • Your table assignment is known as your "Home Table"
  • Team assembles at assigned table (home table) and waits for game to start.
  • Remember that the table assignment refers to where your N/S pair will sit.
  • NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT:  If you are assigned a table in the A SECTION, the "Pro" pair must sit N/S.  If you are assigned a table in the B SECTION, your "Am" pair must sit N/S (this ensures that each "Pro"pair plays against the other, and each "Am" pairs plays against their counterparts).

Where to move to for match:

  • When the round starts, each E/W pair moves to the same number table in the opposite section, for instance A4 moves to B4, or B2 moves to A2.
  • Shuffle, deal and play the 6 boards for the match.
  • After the 6 boards have been played, the E/W pair returns to their Home Table.

Score the Match:

  • Compare results and calculate the number of IMPs for each board.
  • Compare your result (plus or minus) with the opponents.
  • Winning team reports the results to the Director.
  • Wait for the next round's table assignment and repeat the process.

We wanted to be very through in our explanation, so it may seem a bit much, but really, after the first match, you'll find it to be very easy.


This Week's Game Schedule

Monday:  Open Pairs and 0-99er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Tuesday:  Open & 299er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Wednesday:  Pro/Am Swiss Teams 1:00 PM (Please arrive about 12:45 to attend the Swiss Teams prep class)
Thursday:  Open & 499er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Friday:  Open Paris at 1:00 PM
Saturday:  Handicapped Pairs at 10:00 AM with Lunch Available


This Week's Class Schedule

Monday: 12:15 PM.  New player class with Gerry Calabrese
Tuesday: 12:15 PM.  Pre-game class with Gerry Calabrese
Wednesday:  1:00 PM.  Newer player class and supervised play with Kathie Margolin
Thursday:  10:00 AM.  Beginner Bridge class with Jinty Chappell
Thursday: 12:15 PM.  Pre-game class.
Friday: Intermediate Bridge Class is canceled due to low attendance.


Please arrive for Swiss teams early if you would like to take advantage of the Swiss Teams Prep class at about 12:50 PM.  We will have help available.

STaC week is coming up on March 5th through 10th, with Silver Point awards, so put it on your calendar.

One last thing.  We've been having some difficulty with a good deal of trash being left at the tables.  We would appreciate it if everybody simply cleaned up their own trash at the table.  This includes plates, napkins, cups, can, bottles, used convention cards, and pencils.  Pencils should be returned to the front supply desk, and we have recycle bins for paper, and cans and bottles.  Also, if you have borrowed a chair from another table, please return it.  If everybody does this small thing, it makes it much easier.

Have a good week.

Patrick & Jonathon

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Results
Sat Feb 24, 2018
handicap pairs, lunch available
Fri Feb 23, 2018
open pairs
Thu Feb 22, 2018
open & 499er pairs
Wed Feb 21, 2018
handicap & 99er pairs
Tue Feb 20, 2018
open & 299er pairs
Mon Feb 19, 2018
open & 99er pairs
Sat Feb 17, 2018
handicap pairs, lunch available
Calendar
Mon Feb 26, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Tue Feb 27, 2018
open & 299er airs
1 pm
Wed Feb 28, 2018
Pro/Am Swiss Teams
1 pm
Thu Mar 1, 2018
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri Mar 2, 2018
open pairs
1 pm
Sat Mar 3, 2018
handicap pairs, lunch available
10 am
Mon Mar 5, 2018
STAC open & 99er pairs
1 pm
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Beginning Players

 

Winter Schedule, starting the second week of January:

 

  • Monday afternoon class and supervised play (available throughout the year) at 1 pm with Gerry Calabrese,
  • Wednesday afternoon class and supervised play at 1 pm with Kathie Margolin,
  • Thursday morning beginning bridge at 10 with Jinty Chappell. 

 

Three diferent events that focus on "getting started in a friendly and informal class environment".

One month of free classes is offered to the first time student; chose any or all events and they are free to help encourage your first attempt to "play bridge" at the Palm Coast DBC.

More advanced classes and play are available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:15 before the 1 pm game. 

Also, we have intermediate classes available on Friday morning at 10 with Tom Fletcher.

 

 

Click for the latest results
Results
Sat Feb 24, 2018
handicap pairs, lunch available
Fri Feb 23, 2018
open pairs
Thu Feb 22, 2018
open & 499er pairs
Wed Feb 21, 2018
handicap & 99er pairs
Tue Feb 20, 2018
open & 299er pairs
Mon Feb 19, 2018
open & 99er pairs
Sat Feb 17, 2018
handicap pairs, lunch available
Calendar
Mon Feb 26, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Tue Feb 27, 2018
open & 299er airs
1 pm
Wed Feb 28, 2018
Pro/Am Swiss Teams
1 pm
Thu Mar 1, 2018
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri Mar 2, 2018
open pairs
1 pm
Sat Mar 3, 2018
handicap pairs, lunch available
10 am
Mon Mar 5, 2018
STAC open & 99er pairs
1 pm
View Common Game Results
Beginning Players

 

Winter Schedule, starting the second week of January:

 

  • Monday afternoon class and supervised play (available throughout the year) at 1 pm with Gerry Calabrese,
  • Wednesday afternoon class and supervised play at 1 pm with Kathie Margolin,
  • Thursday morning beginning bridge at 10 with Jinty Chappell. 

 

Three diferent events that focus on "getting started in a friendly and informal class environment".

One month of free classes is offered to the first time student; chose any or all events and they are free to help encourage your first attempt to "play bridge" at the Palm Coast DBC.

More advanced classes and play are available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 12:15 before the 1 pm game. 

Also, we have intermediate classes available on Friday morning at 10 with Tom Fletcher.