Spade Heart  Diamond Club

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

Club Managers' Weekly Message

Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:

Here's an update from Sylvia regarding our permanent home search.


I understand there has been some talk about the future availability of the property which is currently the Palm Harbor Academy.  I have been in contact with County Schools, with whom we have a very good relationship.  While there is no change currently scheduled at that property, County Schools is aware of our interest in that or any property that may become permanently available.

As always, we continue to explore all avenues in our quest for a permanent home.



Memorial Day

A week from tomorrow, Monday, May 29th we're planning our Memorial Day Lunch and game.  We're planning on Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and would like our members to bring side dishes and desserts.  You'll find a signup sheet at the club this week, so let's all plan to attend.  Lunch will be around Noon with the game to follow.  We hope to have a big game with two sections.


The Longest Day - Alzheimer's Benefit

Well, we've been talking about the Longest Day event for some time now.  June 21st will be here before you know, and we've been making good progress toward our fundraising goal.  Russ has been doing a fine job coordinating the event and the fundraising efforts.  Our thanks to Russ.

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 on our website, or by following the link below.  You can also donate at the club.

Russ is manning the donations table at the Club and has been doing a great job.  You can donate by cash or check.  He usually sets up a table in the break room, so please consider making a direct donation at the Club if you haven't already done so on the website.


Here are other ways you can help:

  • Visit businesses to solicit their support in the form of a donation of cash, or good or services for our silent auction.
  • Help with game and food preparation, and cleanup.
  • Make a donation by cash or check at the club at any time before the event.
  • Play bridge on the event day in EITHER OR BOTH SESSIONS to show your support for the cause.
  • Consider making a donation that day at the table by paying any amount you are comfortable giving, above and beyond the table fee.   All profits and Director’s fees will be donated.

You can also follow the Club's progress on the way to our goal by clicking the following link:



And the usual


We are updating our member database for the next printing of the directory.  A loose-leaf folder will be at the Director's station.  Look up your name and verify or correct the information.  As yet, we have had just a few people make changes or approve the current information, so please take a moment to check your information and either make changes or initial or write "OK" if it is correct.

Try our 99er class and supervised play every Monday afternoon with Gerry Calabrese.  Newer players with under 100 masterpoints are invited to learn and share experience with other players.  It's a good opportunity to gain experience.

We continue to have some difficulty in getting some of the trash cleaned up after the game.  We know many of our players have been very good about throwing out their trash and recycling cans and bottles, but we would like to request that everybody take just a moment to clear your own tables of trash after each game.

Here's this week's schedule:  All games are District Grass Roots charity games with extra masterpoint ts awarded.

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 Pairs 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
Friday: 10:00 AM.  Intermediate Bridge Class with Tom Fletcher

We'll see you at the club this week.

Patrick & Jonathon

open & 299er pairs
open & 99er pairs
handicap pairs, lunch available
open pairs
open & 499er pairs
handicap & 99er pairs
open & 299er Pairs
Wed May 23, 2018
handicap & 99er pairs
1 pm
Thu May 24, 2018
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri May 25, 2018
open pairs
1 pm
Sat May 26, 2018
handicap pairs, lunch available
10 am
Sun May 27, 2018
handicap pairs
1 pm
Mon May 28, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Tue May 29, 2018
open & 299er pairs
1 pm
Beginning Players


Current class schedule for beginning and advanced players:


  • Monday afternoon class and supervised play (available throughout the year) at 1 pm with Gerry Calabrese,
  • Wednesday afternoon class and supervised play at 1 pm with Kathie Margolin,
  • Thursday morning beginning bridge at 10 with Jinty Chappell. 


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.