Spade Heart  Diamond Club
2018 Rank Changes


Sulczynski, Mark Claus, Cheryl
Muffoloetto, David
Pearson, Sandy
CLUB MASTER Anderson, Janet Repsher, Susanne
Elson, Carol Shams, Safwan
Polivy, Danielle Wilson, Howard
Rodgers, Donald
Rogers, Nancy
Rosa, Linden RUBY LIFE MASTER Scullion, Patricia
Towne, Claudia Pinter, Thomas
GOLD LIFE MASTER Claysmith, Marianne SECTIONAL MASER Bridge, Connie
Connor, Judith
Deller, Casey
Healey, Chris
JUNIOR MASTER Chiodo, Francis Judith Connor
Hynes, Irene Parsons, Alice
Jerry Chiddister Stone, Linda
Sanford, Katherine
Shorter, Joe
Caviglia, Sylvia
LIFE MASTER Atwood, Joel Fletcher, Diane
Gargrave, Linda
Iermiero, Helen
Iermiero, Jerry
Leavitt, Russ
Sulxzynski, Mark
NABC MASTER Chiodo, Peter
McTamany, Aleta
Pearson, Phil
Shams. Safwan
Smith, Charlie
As of 8/31/18
Notice of Bylaws Revision and Special Meeting of the Membership

A proposed revision of the Bylaws has been approved by the Board and is now available for review prior to the Ratifiaction Vote.

You may review, download, or print  the document by  CLICKING HERE

This revision does not contain any notable changes in substance but has been re-organized and properly formatted to eliminate phantom references to procedures and documents which did not exist and paragraph numbering issues.

A Ratification Vote is scheduled at a brief Special Meeting of the Membership to take place at 12:30 PM after the Halloween Party and prior to the game on Tuesday, October 30.

Please direct all questions concerning the Bylaws revision to Howard Wilson or Jonathon Robbins.

Club Managers' Weekly Message


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:


This week we have a full schedule of Club Appreciation games with extra masterpoints awarded.

Here's some advance notice for the Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 30 at 11:30 AM.  We'll have finger foods and a Halloween Costume judging contest.  The winner plays for free.  Then we have a brief Special Meeting of the membership at 12:30 to vote on the Bylaws revision, followed by our two session game at 1:00 PM.


Friday Night Swiss


Last Friday Night's Swiss game had 5 tables.  Though the attendance has been down this is not a bad movement when it comes to Swiss Teams, but we would certainly like to have more tables.  We'll continue with this game for as long as we have sufficient interest to run the game. It's a fun evening, so please consider attending.

Sign up your pair in advance (Pre-registration is required), then show up as a pair and you'll be randomly teamed up with another pair.  We ask that you arrive by 6:15 PM, so we can draw for teams. You never know who you'll get.  It could be the best pair in the room, but no matter who it is, you'll gain experience playing with a variety of other players, and it's a lot of fun, too.  The game ends at approximately 9:30.

Either sign up  at the club, or you may send an email to the Club Email account by clicking the following link: PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THE CLUB MANAGERS DIRECTLY, as there is a chance that your email may be overlooked.  We will be monitoring the club email account daily..

Daytona Update

The Daytona Bridge Club renovations slightly delayed again. so we continue to extend our invitation for Daytona Players and any other non-member to play for the normal member fee of $6.00 until their club re-opens.  We'll continue to extend this special invitation until the Daytona Club re-opens.
Fall Class Schedule

Tom Fletcher's Class is canceled for the next two Fridays.  We will provide an update if we are able to secure a replacement presenter for either of these classes, so stay tuned to the website.

Mark Cohen will be teaching a series of three pre-games classes beginning this Thursday, October 18th, then the following Tuesday and Thursday, October 23 & 25.  It's always a good class with very useful topics covered.  Be sure to attend those games and Mark's class at about 12:15 PM before the game.

Our Fall Class Schedule is underway.  In case you missed the descriptions of each class, here they are again, so you can see which is best for you, if you haven't attended yet.

Beginning Bridge 1, presented by Patrick Heading,  covers topics such as notrump, major suit, and minor suit opening bids and their respective responses, and introduces some conventions like Stayman and transfers.  You'll learn the basics of declarer play and defense.

Beginning Bridge 2 is presented by Jinty Chappell.  Last week, she started a new series on doubles.  It's not too late to join this important class on doubles.

Bridge 3, presented by Tom Fletcher, is an intermediate level class covering additional conventions, more advanced defense and play of the hand, with problem hands reviewed and played.  This class puts it all together on your way to becoming a complete player.

Monday morning: Beginning bridge "1" at 10:00 AM with Patrick Heading
Monday afternoon: Beginning bridge class and play at 12:15 PM with Gerry Calabrese
Wednesday afternoon: Class and play at 12:15 PM with Kathie Margolin
Thursday morning: Beginning bridge "2" at 10:00 AM with Jinty Chappell
Friday morning: Intermediate bridge "3" at 10:00 AM with Tom Fletcher

We'd like to encourage new players by offering 1 month of FREE classes to start their bridge "career."   Please tell your friends about our new quarter of classes.

This Week's Game Schedule
Monday: Open  Pairs at 1:00 PM
Tuesday:  Open & 299er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Wednesday:  Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Thursday:  Open & 499er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Friday: Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Friday: Swiss Teams at 6:30 PM  (Please pre-register and arrive by about 6:15 PM)
Saturday: Open Paris at 10:00 AM

This Week's Class Schedule
Monday: 10:00 AM.  Beginning Bridge, Level 1 with Patrick.Heading
Monday: 12:15 PM.  Pregame class and supervised play at 1:00 PM with Gerry Calabrese
Tuesday: 12:15 PM.  Pregame class with Tom Fletcher

Wednesday: 12:15 PM.  Pregame class and supervised play at 1:00 PM with Kathie Margolin
Thursday:  10:00 AM.  Beginner B, Level 2 with Jinty Chappell
Thursday:  12:15 PM.  Pregame class with Mark Cohen

Friday: 10:00 AM.  Canceled

See you at the club, and have a great week. 

Patrick & Jonathon

open & 99er pairs
handicap pairs
Friday Night Swiss Teams
open pairs
open & 499er pairs
open & 99er pairs
open & 299er pairs
Tue Oct 16, 2018
open & 299er pairs
1 pm
Wed Oct 17, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Thu Oct 18, 2018
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri Oct 19, 2018
Friday Night Swiss Teams
6:30 PM
Fri Oct 19, 2018
open pairs
1 pm
Sat Oct 20, 2018
handicap pairs
10 am
Mon Oct 22, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Class activities

Class schedules:

  • Monday morning at 10 am, Bridge "I" basics for beginning players; covers notrump, major and minor suit opening bids and their respective responses. Introduces some conventions like stayman and transfers. Also, the basics of declarer play and defense are covered. Presenter Patrick Heading, starts Oct 1.
  • Thursday morning at am Bridge "II" for more advanced beginning players; covers competitive bidding, preemptive opening bids, overcalls, takeout and negetive doubles and the law of total tricks. Presenter Jinty Chappell, class is ongoing throughout the year.
  • Friday morning at 10 am Bridge "III" for intermediate players covering additional conventions, more advanced defense and play of the hand with problem hands review to clarify bidding, play and defense. Presenter Tom Fletcvher, ongoing throughout the year.

Supervised play schedules

  • Monday afternoon class(12:15) and supervised play (1 pm)  for newer players with Gerry Calabrese, ongoing throughout the year.
  • Wednesday afternoon class (12:15) and supervised play (1 pm) for newer players with Kathie Margolin, starts October 3.

Pregame classes

  • Tuesdays at 12:15
  • Thursdays at 12:15 

One month of free classes are 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.