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
Club Managers' Weekly Message


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:
As many of you know, Jonathon has been out for some time with a hamstring issue which makes it difficult to sit for periods of time and walk comfortably.  He wanted everyone to know that he is continuing to address the issue, and while it is difficult to accelerate the healing process, he is confident that all will be well in time. His doctor has advised him that the condition was likely brought on by failing to drink enough beer while watching football. He wanted to thank everybody who expressed well wishes.

The Daytona Regional is concluding as we write this email.  So far, we're told that Mark Cohen has achieved the Rank of Grand Life Master.  that's quite an accomplishment.  Also, Jeff Claus is now a Life Master.  There are others, so, as the information becomes available, we'll let you know.  In the meantime, click below to view a partial list of notable winners from our club.

View Daytona Regional Winners from our Club

Lynn Berg's New Book and Class

Lynn Berg, Tournament Director and noted local bridge authority will be presenting her new book, "Startup bridge and Beyond" at a special book signing and 2 over 1 class at our club on December 3rd.  The class, entitled, "2 over 1 bidding benefits" is based on the book.  The event will take place beginning at noon.  All are invited to attend the book presentation and class for a $5.00 fee.  Here's the schedule:
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Presentation of her new book
  • 1:00 PM: Discussion of 2 over 1 bidding and benefits, then supervised play using pre-dealt hands illustrating key points of 2 over 1 bidding
A sign-up sheet is available for those who want to attend.  PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK.

The book is also available on Amazon for $19.95, and through Baron Barclay, as well.  Pat and Vivian are both reading the book and the early reviews are very impressive.  Vivian believes it is "one of the best bridge books I have ever read," and Pat says its "an excellent book for both newer and intermediate players, with good advice on getting started playing duplicate bridge, appropriate game behavior, duplicate game issues, bidding systems, worthwhile conventions, and more."  Vivian and Pat highly recommend the book.

Daytona Bridge Club Update

Daytona is still closed at this time.  We will continue to welcome our friends from Daytona and elsewhere to come play with us for the member fee of $6.00, until the club opens
Upcoming Tournaments
  • St. Augustine Open Sectional - December 7th through December 9th
  • NEW Palm Coast Open Sectional - February 8th through February 10th


Fall Class Schedule

Kathie's class and supervised play is CANCELED for this Wednesday.

This week, the Monday morning class, Beginning Bridge I, wills tart a new series on "Two over One."  2 over 1 bidding is is used by responder after a major suit open and affects bidding by both opener and responder.  All players are invited to attend.


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
Wednesday: CANCELED
Thursday:  10:00 AM.  Beginner B, Level 2 with Jinty Chappell
Thursday:  12:15 PM.  Pregame class with Tom Fletcher
Friday: 10:00 AM.  Beginner to Intermediate Bridge Level 3 with Tom Fletcher.

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

Patrick & Jonathon

handicap pairs
open pairs
open & 499er pairs
open & 99er pairs
open & 299er pairs
open & 99er pairs
open pairs
Mon Nov 19, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Tue Nov 20, 2018
open & 299er pairs
1 pm
Wed Nov 21, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Thu Nov 22, 2018
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri Nov 23, 2018
Friday Night Swiss Teams
6:30 PM
Fri Nov 23, 2018
open pairs
1 pm
Sat Nov 24, 2018
handicap 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.