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
Our Newest Sectional Tournament


Friday, Saturday, Sunday - February 8, 9 & 10, 2019

Download Tournament Flyer

Email Partnership Chair - Jeff Claus

Game entry fee is $12.00 per person for pairs events & $100.00 per team for Swiss Teams.

(For the comfort of our members and guests, we are a "No Fragrance" Club)

Complimentary Breakfast, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, and Snacks served throughout the day

Schedule Strata & Other Information
Friday, February 8 Masterpoints Averaged for all games
10:00 AM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs (499er strats at Director's discretion)
  2:15 PM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs Open
Saturday, February 9 A: 3000+, B: 1500-3000, C: 0-1500
10:00 AM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs 499er
  2:15 PM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs      A: 300-500, B: 100-300, C: 0-100
Sunday, february 10 Lunch available on site Friday & Saturday, $5
10:00 AM: Stratified Open Swiss & 499er Swiss Lunch included Sunday

Club Managers' Weekly Message
Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:
The St. Augustine Open Sectional was concluding at the time of the writing of this message, so we don't have final results for Swiss Teams, as yet.

We had several of our members who did quite well, most notable were Sylvia Caviggia and Jim Rhoden finishing 1st overall, winning 11.46 Silver Points, and Mike Dalton and Bryan Gunnel placing 2nd overall for 6.53 points.

Several of our 499er players also did well.  We had Safwan Shams and Irwin Hall finishing 1st in C in the open section for 1.76 Silver Points, and Pete Chiodo and Jinty Chappell placing 3rd, winning 1.11 points.

Lynn Berg's visit had a good turnout.  She sold 25 books and conducted an excellent class on 2/1 bidding and play.  12 tables stayed for the class, plus we had 11 tables in our normal open game.  It is was busy day.  We hope all had an enjoyable day and are able to appreciate more about 2/1 bidding and play.

Christmas Party

Our Christmas Party is this Thursday, December 13th.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Lunch will begin at about 11:30 AM.  There is a sign-up sheet at the club, if you wish to being a dish.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US, including our friends from Daytona, St. Augustine, DeLand, and elswhere.  As always, while Daytona undergoes renovations, all guests are invited to play for our normal member f table fee of $6.00..

Jan Anderson has suggested a fun activity prior to the Christmas party bridge game.  The "Right Family Christmas Game" is a short gift exchange game,  Participants interested should bring an inexpensive wrapped gift (no more than a few dollars in value).  We'll then play the short game, and which determines who gets which gift. It sound like fun, so bring your gift if you wish to participate.

Annual Elections

Annual Elections are approaching.  We're told that Kathie Chiddister has secured 4 nominees for the two open positions,  We'll keep you posted.

Membership Dues and Member Directory

Annual Dues are being collected during the months of November, December, and January at the discounted rate of $20.00.  After January, the regular rate of $25.00 applies, so be sure to renew or join during these next 3 months.  You will be asked if you are receiving our emails, and to update your information, if necessary for our upcoming republishing of our telephone directory.

For our out of town guests from Daytona, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, DeLand, and beyond who have played with us for our normal member fee during the Daytona renovations, why not consider joining our club?  If you have enjoyed our facility and playing with us, we'd love to have you continue to join us from time to time or whenever you wish as a member of our club.  Right now our annual dues is just $20.00, which is a 20% discount off our normal dues.  Join now and enjoy the rest of 2018 and all of 2019 in your membership.  It only takes a few visits for your membership to pay for itself.


We continue to thank you for your extra donations which go toward our upgraded snack budget,  We hope to continue to bring these tasty offerings to the members on a regular basis, so if you enjoy them, please continue to donate whatever you are comfortable giving.
Upcoming Tournaments
  • NEW Palm Coast Open Sectional - February 8th through February 10th

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
Saturday: Open Pairs 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
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:  Pre-game class is canceled due to Christmas Party

Friday: 10:00 AM.  Beginner to Intermediate Bridge Level 3 with Tom Fletcher.

See you at the club; have a great week. 

Patrick & Jonathon


open pairs
open pairs
open & 499er pairs
open & 99er pairs
open & 299er pairs
open & 99er pairs
open pairs
Mon Dec 17, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Tue Dec 18, 2018
open & 299er pairs
1 pm
Wed Dec 19, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Thu Dec 20, 2018
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri Dec 21, 2018
Friday Night Swiss Teams
6:30 PM
Fri Dec 21, 2018
open pairs
1 pm
Sat Dec 22, 2018
open pairs
10 am
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 Kathie Margolin/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, class is 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, cancelled until Janary 

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.

"Two over one" bidding system is presented in all classes.