Spade Heart  Diamond Club

2019 Fund Raising Drive

Last Lucky Winners: Margrit Oettinger and Dan Williams

Next drawing May 7

Upcoming Local Tournament Schedule

(Click the tournament name for more information)

May 17 - 19 Orlando Sectional Orlando Brdige Club
May 27 - June 2 Ponte Vedra Regional Sawgrass Marriott
June 7 - 9 Palm Coast Summer Sectional Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club
June 17 - 23 Unit 128 STaC Week Unit 128 Clubs


Club Managers' Weekly Message


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:

We have a relatively normal week of bridge coming up, with our usual games and classes, except that Tom's class on Friday will be canceled, and Mark Cohen will be presenting the Thursday pre-game class this week.

We have some events coming up soon, including our Summer Sectional on June 7, 8, and 9, and then the Longest Day Alzheimer's Association event on June 20th.  Tom Fletcher is chairing the event this year with help from Russ Leavitt, who has done quite a good job with this event previously.  We're fortunate to have Tom and Russ working on this important event.  Last year, our club contributed over $13,000 to the Alzheimer's Association.
We'll be putting out a sign-up board for the Tournament in the coming weeks.  As always, we appreciate members donating their time, food, or cash to our Tounrment effort.

Here's a message from Jonathon:

"As many of you may know, I had a surgical procedure this past Tuesday to repair a couple of areas in my lower back.  Everything went well; the surgery was minimally invasive and I spent one night in the hospital.  For the most part, I am out of pain and reasonably comfortable (with some soreness), and more importantly, out of bed, where I had been confined for about 2 1/2 weeks prior to the operation.  I am getting around well, but do have continued weakness in my foot (which was anticipated), which will require physical therapy.  I hope to be back at the club as soon as I am able to get around a little better and a little more confidently.  I am back on the computer and able to take care of my bookkeeping and computer support responsibilities again. Thank you to all who have expressed good wishes."


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 as 1:00 PM
Friday:  Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Saturday: Open Pairs at 10:00 AM with a light lunch served..

This Week's Class Schedule
Monday: 10:00 AM.  Beginning Bridge, Level 1,  with Patrick
Monday: 12:15 PM.  Pre-game class and supervised play at 1:00 PM with Gerry Calabrese
Tuesday:  12:10 PM.  Pre-game class with Gerry Calabrese
Thursday:  10:00 AM.  Beginning Bridge, Level 2, with Jinty Chappell
Thursday:  12:10 AM.  Pre-game class with Mark Cohen

See you at the club; have a great week. 

Patrick & Jonathon

open & 299er pairs
open pairs
open pairs
open & 499er pairs
open pairs
open & 299er pairs
open pairs
Wed Apr 24, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Thu Apr 25, 2019
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri Apr 26, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Fri Apr 26, 2019
open swiss
6:15 pm
Sat Apr 27, 2019
open pairs
10 am
Mon Apr 29, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Tue Apr 30, 2019
open & 299er 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 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 negative 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.

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.