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Found on Monday 7/17 - charm from bracelet

If you lost a charm from bracelet check at the directors' desk.

Teacher's Assistants Needed

Scott James will take the lead in starting bridge lessons to 4th and 5th graders at Largo-Tibet School.  Thanks Scott! The Largo teacher is VERY excited about bringing this intellectual pursuit to her students each Wednesday from 4:15 until 5:15pm starting in September.

Scott will need assistance. Can you dedicate one hour per week to bring this experience to some motivated young people?  If so, please contact Sydney Rangeley at sydneyrangeley@yahoo.com or 598-9088.

 

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WELCOME TO THE SAVANNAH DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB WEBSITE

Welcome.  ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge games are played at several locations in the Savannah area.  The most extensive schedule is played at the Savannah Bridge Center and other games are held at the Landings Club on Skidaway Island, the Grand Lakes Lodge in the Southbridge Community and the Jewish Educational Alliance. For details, click on Savannah Game Schedule on the left.

THE BRIDGE CENTER LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION
THE BRIDGE CENTER LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

The Savannah Duplicate Bridge Club is based at 8511 Ferguson Ave Suite D in the Five Oaks Shopping Center, Savannah GA 31406, a short distance from the Truman Parkway. The well-lit 3500 square foot facility is used for the majority of the sanctioned duplicate bridge games in the Savannah area. Coffee and light refreshments are always available. This is a no-smoking facility.

Phone number: 912-228-4838. (Click for map and directions).

Send emails to the Bridge Club at sdbc8511@comcast.net

We also have an electronic newsletter.  To be placed on distribution, send a request to martinvernick@gmail.com.

This website is maintained by Tom Roush & Marty Vernick, t.roush697734@att.net or martinvernick@gmail.com.

Classes Still Underway...Two Good Sessions Coming Up!

The B3 format classes have begun and are receiving EXCELLENT reviews.  What is B3?...Better Beginning Bridge. B3 is aimed at beginning players who have recently completed their basic lessons and are looking to move beyond the first steps, and novice players looking to refine their game. B3 consists of 15 sessions on Monday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00pm. Each session includes 20 to 30 minutes of lecture on specific topics, typically followed by 8 pre-dealt hands that emphasize the lesson.  Classes are standalone...it is not necessary to take a series. Coaching is offered by instructors and assistants. Fees are $7 for club members and $10 for non-members. The dates and topics are listed below.

7/31 - Barbara - The Finesse
8/7 - Mike - The Law of Total Tricks

Whether you need a complete refresher or just want to brush up on a few topics, there's lots of opportunity here to improve your game. Come with a partner, or come alone...but take advantage of this excellent format.

Beginning Bridge Class Schedule - Fall 2017

All Four BB1 classes are FREE! Other classes are $10 per session or $35 for advance purchase of all four sessions. Tell your friends who have been considering bridge to mark their calendars and give it a try!!!
 
Monday Evening Classes, 7:00 - 9:00 
 
BB1 Introduction

  • 8/14 Introduction to Bridge
  • 8/21 NoTrump Opening Bids
  • 8/28 Major Suit Opening Bids
  • 9/4 Labor Day - No Class
  • 9/11 Minor Suit Opening Bids 

BB2 Competitive Bidding

  • 9/18 Preemptive Bids
  • 9/25 Overcalls
  • 10/2 Takeout Doubles
  • 10/9 The Competitive Auction 

BB3 Popular Conventions

  • 10/16 Stayman Convention
  • 10/23 Jacoby Transfers
  • 10/30  Strong Two Club opening bids
  • 11/6 Slam Bidding Conventions 

 
Saturday Morning Classes, 10:00 - 12:00 
 
BB4 Play of the Hand/Declarer Play

  • 9/16 Making a Plan, Promoting Winners
  • 9/23 Trumping and Discarding Losers, The Finesse
  • 9/30 Creating Entries, Hold Up Play and the Dangerous Opponent
  • 10/7 Managing the Trump Suit, Putting It Together 

 
BB5 Defense

  • 10/14 Defensive Signals
  • 10/21 Opening Leads
  • 10/28 Third Hand/Second Hand Play
  • 11/4 Interfering With Declarer, Developing Defensive Tricks 
Fall 2017 Intermediate / Advanced Classes

These classes are all held on the indicated Friday from 10am until noon. Cost is $15/session.

9/15  ​Lebensohl after interference of partner’s opening NT bid.  The Convention ​will be described and discussed, followed by several hands in which  the​ Convention may or may not be used. Instructor-Walter Sobol 

9/22  ​Lebensohl after preemptive bids by opponents and after reverse bids by partner.  Practice in the use of this convention. Instructor- Walter Sobol

10/06​Law of Total tricks – taught, discussed and used in the evaluation of several hands. Instructor- Perry Trilling

10/20  (1) Principles of declarer play in a suit contract.

10/27  (2) Principles of declarer play in a NT contract.

  • ​​These 2 lessons will be team-taught.  The class will be divided into 4 person tables.  An instructor will be at each table.  A head instructor will offer some brief comments about a facet of declarer play (e.g.  what you do before you play to the opening lead, or what is the danger hand, or how will you handle trumps, etc.).   Then the same pre-dealt hand will be played at each table.  In the first round South will be the declarer.  The bidding will be announced by the table instructor, and the opening lead will be announced.  The play is resumed until finished.  When the hand is over the instructor will review the play, ask appropriate questions of any of the four players, make suggestions, etc.  When the analysis is finished a second hand will be played, this time West will be the declarer.  After the hand is played there will be the same kind of analysis led by the instructor.  Two more hands will be played by  the other two declarers.  When four hands are completed the head instructor may make further suggestions  about playing the hand.  Then another four hands will be played and discussed in the same fashion.
  • Instructor- Dabney Townsend

11/03 ​Preemptive bidding at the 2, 3, and 4 levels, when to do it, when not to do it.  ​The rule of 2-3-4 will be introduced. Instructor- Roger Neds

11/10 ​Cue bidding without Blackwood to good slams. Instructor- Lee Weiner 

JULY 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
AUGUST 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY SPECIAL GAMES

N A P qualifying continues

DAY(S)/DATE(S) TIME EVENT
Fri, July 28 1:00 PM N A P Qualifying
Sat, July 29 1:00 PM  5th Saturday B A M
Sun. July 30 1:00 PM N A P Qualifying
Mon, July 31  1:00 PM 5th Monday Swiss teams L707202B

 

 

NEED PARTNER ?

If you are in our membership list click on the "Find a Partner" button (5th down on menu). Click "login". Put in your email address and sign in. Check "partner required" for game wanted. Click "confirm". It will appear in blue  on the daily event "calendar" on the bottom right side of webpage (partner?). persons available can click on that find out who needs a partner with their phone number and email and then contact them.           OR

Call us at 912-228-4838 or send us an email to sdbc8511@comcast.net.  Tell us your name, phone number and/or email address, the session you would like to participate in and the number of masterpoints you have.  Give us as much lead time as possible and we'll do our best to find a suitable match for you.

EVENING BRIDGE
 PLAYERS NEEDED

Have you tried our Tuesday and Thursday evening bridge games?  Peaceful, uncrowded environment...heck, you can park right by the door!  Games are "Open" and start at 6:30pm and finish around 9:30pm. They are favored by many of our working members who can't make it to a daytime session and they would appreciate some additional tables. There is also a Wednesday evening 299er game with a short lesson by Larry Hayslip preceeding the game. Give it a try!

Results
Wed Jul 26, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed Jul 26, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Wed Jul 26, 2017
299er pairs
Tue Jul 25, 2017
open pairs
Mon Jul 24, 2017
Unit game -- sanction L707202A
Mon Jul 24, 2017
SDBC Introductory Game
Sun Jul 23, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- OPEN & 299ER SWISS TEAMS
Sat Jul 22, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- 3rd session
Sat Jul 22, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- 4th session
Fri Jul 21, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- 1st session
Fri Jul 21, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- 2nd session
Thu Jul 20, 2017
299er pairs
Calendar
Jul 27, 2017
299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Jul 27, 2017
open pairs
6:30 PM
Jul 28, 2017
open & 299er pairs
1:00 PM
Jul 29, 2017
5th Saturday B A M
1:00 PM
Jul 30, 2017
N A P Qualifying
1:00 PM
Jul 31, 2017
5th Monday Swiss teams -- L707202B
1:00 PM
JULY 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
AUGUST 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

JULY SPECIAL GAMES

N A P qualifying continues

DAY(S)/DATE(S) TIME EVENT
Fri, July 28 1:00 PM N A P Qualifying
Sat, July 29 1:00 PM  5th Saturday B A M
Sun. July 30 1:00 PM N A P Qualifying
Mon, July 31  1:00 PM 5th Monday Swiss teams L707202B

 

 

NEED PARTNER ?

If you are in our membership list click on the "Find a Partner" button (5th down on menu). Click "login". Put in your email address and sign in. Check "partner required" for game wanted. Click "confirm". It will appear in blue  on the daily event "calendar" on the bottom right side of webpage (partner?). persons available can click on that find out who needs a partner with their phone number and email and then contact them.           OR

Call us at 912-228-4838 or send us an email to sdbc8511@comcast.net.  Tell us your name, phone number and/or email address, the session you would like to participate in and the number of masterpoints you have.  Give us as much lead time as possible and we'll do our best to find a suitable match for you.

EVENING BRIDGE
 PLAYERS NEEDED

Have you tried our Tuesday and Thursday evening bridge games?  Peaceful, uncrowded environment...heck, you can park right by the door!  Games are "Open" and start at 6:30pm and finish around 9:30pm. They are favored by many of our working members who can't make it to a daytime session and they would appreciate some additional tables. There is also a Wednesday evening 299er game with a short lesson by Larry Hayslip preceeding the game. Give it a try!

Results
Wed Jul 26, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed Jul 26, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Wed Jul 26, 2017
299er pairs
Tue Jul 25, 2017
open pairs
Mon Jul 24, 2017
Unit game -- sanction L707202A
Mon Jul 24, 2017
SDBC Introductory Game
Sun Jul 23, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- OPEN & 299ER SWISS TEAMS
Sat Jul 22, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- 3rd session
Sat Jul 22, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- 4th session
Fri Jul 21, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- 1st session
Fri Jul 21, 2017
SAVANNAH SUMMER SECTIONAL -- 2nd session
Thu Jul 20, 2017
299er pairs
Calendar
Jul 27, 2017
299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Jul 27, 2017
open pairs
6:30 PM
Jul 28, 2017
open & 299er pairs
1:00 PM
Jul 29, 2017
5th Saturday B A M
1:00 PM
Jul 30, 2017
N A P Qualifying
1:00 PM
Jul 31, 2017
5th Monday Swiss teams -- L707202B
1:00 PM