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Tuesday Scoring Problems

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

Club Managers' Weekly Message

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.


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 your are comfortable giving, above and beyond the table fee.   All profits and Director’s fees will be donated.

Mentoring Program

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

open & 99er pairs
open & 199er Pairs
open & 99er pairs
handicap pairs, lunch available
open pairs
open & 499er pairs
open & 99er pairs
Thu Apr 26, 2018
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri Apr 27, 2018
open pairs
1 pm
Sat Apr 28, 2018
handicap pairs, lunch available
10 am
Mon Apr 30, 2018
open & 99er pairs
1 pm
Tue May 1, 2018
open & 199er Pairs
1 pm
Wed May 2, 2018
open & 0-20 supervised pairs
1 pm
Thu May 3, 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.