Silver Life Masters:
Today, Tuesday, April 24th the Bridgemate scoring file became corrupted and crashed.
As a result, there are no contracts listed and only 11 rounds are scored in Section B. Since only 2 tables of scores were able to be retirieved in Section B for round 12, the fairest solution was to have the 12th round listed as "Did not Play."
On June 21, 2018, our club will be having a day of bridge with all profits, including the director's fee, being donated to the Alzheimer's Association. We are asking members to make a direct donation to the Alzheimer's Association Longest Day Fundraiser by clicking the link below. Please join your fellow members by coming to play and making a donation to this worthy cause. The dollars you donate help fuel the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Click to donate to The Longest Day - Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser
On game day, we'll have a late morning session, followed by lunch and a Silent Auction of some very nice items donated by local merchants and members of the Club, followed by a second, afternoon session. It will be a "fund" day of bridge (pun intended), with good food and fellowship for a truly worthy cause. You can also follow the Club's progress in reaching our goal by clicking the link below. In previous years, the Club has raised thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer's Association thanks to the generosity of our members. Let's do it again!
Click to follow the Club's progress toward reaching our Goal
Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:
We will NOT be having a Swiss Teams game this Wednesday. Instead, we'll have our usual Handicapped Pairs. We do need to have just a little more interest in our Swiss Teams games, so we'll be evaluating that in the coming months.
We are considering adding a third 299er game. This week, we'll be asking our 299er players on Tuesday and Thursday if they would be inclined to attend a THIRD game during the week, if we added one. You'll hear more about that this week, but please consider if that would be something you would like to see.
Spring Sectional Tournament
Our next Sectional Tournament is less than two weeks away, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 4th, 5th, and 6th. We have sign-up sheets at the club. Please mark the dates on your calendars and consider contributing your time, a dish, or perhaps a small monetary donation, but most importantly, please plan to attend and play. We'd particularly like to encourage our 499er players to come and play. Having well-attended, successful Tournaments is vitally important to the club's continued success. By simply coming and playing, you can make a difference.
The Longest Day - Alzheimer's Benefit
The Longest Day event will be held on June 21, 2018. This ACBL-wide event benefits the Alzheimer's Association. Please consider making a donation, or by following the link below, or the one above in the "Longest Day" window.. You can also donate at the club, but the easiest way to do it is on the official site. This way, our progress toward our goal is automatically updated. Also, tonight, Sunday, April 22nd, 60 minutes is running a piece on Alzheimer's disease.
CLICK TO MAKE A DONATION
Here are other ways you can help:
We're bringing back the popular Mentoring Program. Here's a chance to be mentored by a more experienced player at the actual game. Sign up at the club if you wish to be Mentored or if you would like to be a Mentor. You can also speak directly with Gerry Calabrese or Terry Wager and they'll help you get signed up.
And some Other Things
If you haven't attended one of Mark Cohen's Thursday pre-game classes at 12:15 PM, you're missing out on some great insight into the game. He's a top player with many tips to improve your game. Don't miss the last few classes before the Cohens return up north in about 3 weeks.
Try our 99er class and supervised play every Monday afternoon with Gerry Calabrese. Newer player with under 100 masterpoints are invited to learn and share experience with other players. It's a good opportunity to gain experience.
We are updating our membership data, including email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses for the next printing of our phone book. The listing will be available at the Director's station in a loose leaf folder. You can check your name and make the necessary corrections, if needed.
And now, bridge. Here's this weeks schedule of Club Championship Charity games.
This Week's Game Schedule
Monday: Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Tuesday: Open & 299er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Wednesday: Handicapped Pairs at 1:00 PM
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 and supervised play with Gerry Calabrese
Tuesday: 12:15 PM. Pre-game class
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 with Mark Cohen.
Friday: 10:00 AM. Intermediate Bridge Class with Tom Fletcher.
See you at the club this week,
Patrick & Jonathon
Current class schedule for beginning and advanced players:
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.