Spade Heart  Diamond Club

2019 Fund Raising Drive

Last Lucky Winners:

Tom and Diane Fletcher

Next drawing: Tuesday, June 4

Important Message

Please review the Club's Standing Rule concerning excessive or loud conversation at the table, which includes critiques and disagreements.  The DIrectors are authorized to issue penalties when the situation warrants, so please take a moment to thoroughly aquaint yourself with this policy.

CLICK HERE to review this important policy.

Our annual "Longest Day" celebration is Thursday, June 20th, for the benefit of the Alzheimer's Association.

It's a fun-filled day of 2 sessions of bridge, good food, and a silent auction.  All profits are donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

Please help by making your individual donation now by clicking the link below.

Click to donate to The Longest Day - Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser

Track our Club's Progress by Clicking Here

Upcoming Local Tournament Schedule

(Click the tournament name for more information)

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



Friday, Saturday, Sunday - June 7, 8 & 9, 2019

Click to Download Tournament Flyer

Click to Email Partnership Chair - Pete Chiodo

Game entry fee is $12.00 per person for pairs events & $100.00 per team for Swiss Teams.

(For the comfort of our members and guests, we are a "No Fragrance" Club)

Complimentary Breakfast, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, and Snacks served throughout the day

Schedule Strata & Other Information
Friday, June 7 Masterpoints Averaged for all games
10:00 AM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs (All strata at Director's discretion)
  2:15 PM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs Open
Saturday, June 8 A: 3000+, B: 1500-3000, C: 0-1500
10:00 AM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs 499er
  2:15 PM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs      A: 300-500, B: 100-300, C: 0-100
Sunday, June 9 Lunch available on site Friday & Saturday, $5
10:00 AM: Stratified Open Swiss & 499er Swiss Lunch included Sunday

Club Managers' Weekly Message - Week of May 20th


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:


The Monday morning beginning bridge class with Patrick is being canceled for the Summer due to lack of attendance.  The class will resume in October, but will be held on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM.  We'll keep you posted when the fall approaches.

If you haven't seen the update on the website, the Cohen's Alzheimer's challenge last Thursday went very well, with a total of $745.00 donated as a result.

We are significantly short of our expected progress toward our goal, so please, visit the website and click on the link to make your donation.  If anybody would like to put out a challenge for matching donations, please let us know.

Of course, the two major events which are approaching are our Sectional Tournament and the Longest Day for Alzhemer's.

Our Summer Sectional, on June 7, 8, and 9, will be here before you know it.  It can't be said enough how important our Sectional Tournaments are to the financial well-being of the club, We always need help with setup, lunch ticket sales, room reset, and kitchen help.  There's a sign-up board if you wish to donate your time a food item.  Also, we are accepting donations if you would like to contribute whatever you are comfortable giving.  We always appreciate our members' help.

Please remember, the most important thing which contributes to a successful tournament is attendance.   We continue to say each time that the best thing any member can do to support our tournament effort is to simply attend as many sessions as you are able.  In February we enjoyed quite a turnout from our 499er players, and we thank them very much.  We hope you will all come again, including to the separate Swiss Teams section on Sunday.  We would like to also ask that our Open players come and play for as many sessions as you are able.  Not only will you enjoy some good bridge and good food, but you'll also likely meet some new friends in the bridge community.

The next big event is the Longest Day Alzheimer's Association Game on June 20th.  You may find the date noted on the Club's Team Website as being the 21st, but the event at our club is on the 20th.  Clubs may run this event any day of that week, so we have chosen Thursday, the 20th for our event.  The event includes a full day of bridge with morning and afternoon sessions, each having separate Open and 499er Sections, a great lunch in-between, and a silent auction, as well.  Extra masterpoints are awarded and all proceeds (including the fees paid to the ACBL) are donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Tom Fletcher is chairing the event this year..  Additionally, we are urgently requesting that members donate a tax-deductible contribution to the Alzheimer's Association in whatever amount you are comfortable giving by clicking on the link above on our home page or the one below.  You may also donate directly at the club, but the easiest way is on the website.  Last year, our club contributed over $13,000 to the Alzheimer's Association.  Lets see if we can beat that this year!  So far, our progress is very slow, so we ask that members do whatever they can to contribute this year.



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: CANCELED

This Week's Class Schedule
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 Tom Fletcher
Thursday:  10:00 AM.  Beginning Bridge, Level 2, with Jinty Chappell
Thursday:  12:10 AM.  Pre-game class with Tom Fletcher
Friday: 10:00 AM.  Intermediate Bridge with Tom Fletcher

See you at the club; have a great week. 

Patrick & Jonathon

open pairs
open & 499er pairs
open pairs
open & 299er pairs
open pairs
open pairs
open & 499er pairs
Mon May 20, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Tue May 21, 2019
open & 299er pairs
1 pm
Wed May 22, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Thu May 23, 2019
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri May 24, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Mon May 27, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Tue May 28, 2019
open & 299er pairs
1 pm
Class activities

Class schedules:.

  • Monday morning bridge I cancelled
  • Wednesday 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 Patrick Heading, starts Oct 1, 2019.
  • 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.