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
Annual Board Election

Annual Elections are approaching.  Kathie Chiddister is the Chair of our Election and Nominating Committee.  She is looking for candidates to fill two open positions on the board.  Candidates should be ready, willing, and able to serve on the board and attend regular board meetings.  Board members serve for a term of 3 years.  Please contact Kathie if you are interested in serving.

Club Managers' Weekly Message
Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:

We will be closed this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, but will be open the rest of the week, including the Friday after Thanksgiving and Saturday.

A Few Important Things

Annual Dues are being collected during the months of November, December, and January at the discounted rate of $20.00.  After January, the regular rate of $25.00 applies, so be sure to renew or join during these next 3 months.  You will be asked if you are receiving our emails, and to update your information, if necessary for our upcoming republishing of our telephone directory.

We have been updating our snack offering with dishes like tuna and egg salad, grapes, and other nice things.  While these are available for free, we are pushing our budget to make your experience at the club as enjoyable as possible.  We are going to put a donation container at the snack table and we ask that you make an occasional donation, if you are able, to help support our snack offerings.  We realize that some players consumer more and others less, but if you enjoy the snacks, please consider donating from time to time.

Our Christmas Part is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  We'll have details as the date approaches.

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 projected to be closed this week as of the time of this message.  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

Tom's class is CANCELED for this Friday.

This week, the Monday morning class, Beginning Bridge I, continues 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
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
12:15 PM.  Pregame class and supervised play at 1:00 PM with Kathie Margolin
Thursday:  10:00 AM.  Beginner B, Level 2 with Jinty Chappell
Thursday:  12:15 PM.  Pregame class with Tom Fletcher
Friday: 10:00 AM.  Canceled.

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.