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Monday, Wednesday and Friday partnership requests

Partnership requests for bridge games on Monday,Wednesday and Friday afternoons should be made by emailing Betsy Contino (econtino@comcast.net) and Gabriella Pellinger (pellingerg@aol.com).  They will inform you about other bridge players who have made a similar requests and will provide contact information for you to coordinate the game.  Please inform them when you have a partner, or have changed your mind about playing.

Requests for a partner on other days should be made using the instructions below. 

If a 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.

 
Improve your Balancing act....Take Mike's class on Balancing on Monday 5/28 from 7-9pm
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 Plantation Club at The Landings 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.

Our mission is to provide duplicate bridge for players of all levels to enjoy the game in a fun, friendly and comfortable environment. 

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 enroll by clicking here or send a request to ptrilling@mac.com.

This website is maintained by Tom Roush & Perry Trilling, t.roush697734@att.net or ptrilling@mac.com.

NEW OFFERINGS FROM YOUR BRIDGE CLUB

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 1 PM:  Starting the 1st Wednesday in March (3/7/18) there will be an open game at the Bridge Center. It will start with only one section (open stratified pairs), however if the game becomes big enough we will add a 299er (or 499er) section.  Please come join us and help make this endeavor go and grow.

BEGINNER/NOVICE GAME - THURSDAY MORNING 9AM SDBC is starting a Novice game for players new to duplicate bridge, or have less than 20 masterpoints.  It will be held on Thursday mornings at 9am beginning April 12.  And great news - Veronica Ruggles, who started SDBC, has agreed to run the game.    She will give a mini-lesson at 9am and start the game around 9:15.   The session consists of the play of 12 to 14 boards in about 2 hours (10 minutes per board).   At the end of the game, time permitting, the director can answer questions regarding the boards played. Come and try it!  

Better Beginning Bridge Comes Back!!!

Barbara Neds and Mike Sueirro are back again this year with their Better Beginning Bridge (B3) series. B3 is aimed at novice and beginning players, either fresh from their lessons, or playing for awhile but still honing their beginning bridge skills. Classes are aimed at either extending players' knowledge or reinforcing topics learned in class. Each class consists of 30-40 minutes of lecture, followed by 8 hands played in a supervised play setting. The hands will focus on the evening's topic. Classes are held on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., and each class will cost $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

5/28  Balancing - Mike

6/4  Overcalls - Barbara

6/11  Doubles - Barbara

6/18  How to Play a Notrump Hand, Pt. 1 - Mike

6/25  How to Play a Notrump Hand, Pt. 2 - Mike

7/2  Stayman Convention - Barbara

7/9  Jacoby Transfers - Barbara

7/16  Working Together on Defense, Pt. 1 - Mike

7/23  Working Together on Defense, Pt. 2 - Mike

7/30  How to Play a Suited Hand, Pt. 1 - Barbara

8/6  How to Play a Suited Hand, Pt. 2 - Mike

8 Is Enough

Next "8 is Enough" is Saturday, June 16 -- get your teams together now. 

Our next "8 is Enough" game will be Sat, June 16, 2018.  The first 3 games we held  were very succesful: the March game was down some, possibly because it fell on St Patrick's Day but we look forward to seeing everyone in June. In respone to comments received we have modified the rules. Beginning in March every team must have one C player to be eligible, however, we modified the masterpoint levels and C players are those with fewer than 300 masterpoints instead of 200.  

The concept is straightforward. Every team consists of four players of varying skill and experience levels.  That is accomplished by assigning a player a value determined by the player’s master point total.  Each player categorized as an “A” player carries a value of 3 points.  Each “B” player counts as 2 points, and each “C” player counts as 1 point.  A team may not have any combination of players whose total value exceeds 8 points. (Hence the name “Eight is Enough”).  For example, a team that has two “A” players must also have two “C” players (3+3+1+1=8).  Each team will then compete in a traditional Swiss team game.

Each player with over 1000 master points is an “A” player.  Each player whose master point total falls between 300 and 1000 is a “B” player.  Each player whose master point total is less than 300 points is a “C” player.  If a player has a question about his/her master point total, the Club Manager or any game director can look it up.

Start putting your team together and enjoy this great new approach to team bridge! For assistance in finding our completing a team contact Tom Roush, our Club manager. t.roush697734@att.net

MAY 2018 CALENDAR (click here)
JUNE 2018 CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY SPECIAL EVENTS

ACBL has designated May as Grass Roots Fund Month

This will again give numerous opportunities to win many extra master points.

Monday. May 28-- Noon -- Memorial Day party/cookout (club will provide hot dogs, you bring side dishes to go with them)

JUNE SPECIAL EVENTS

June, July & August feature N A P qualifying games ( these give 1/2 red & 1/2 black points)

we will hold these on: Fri 6/1, Mon 6/4, Sat 6/23, Sun 6/24, Tue(eve) 6/26, & Wed 6/27

Sat 6/2 Open Individuals (changed from pairs -- something new & different)

Tues 6/5 - Sun 6/10 Charity games

Mon 6/11 - Sun 6/17 2nd Quarter Club Championships

Tues 6/12 "Sharks & Minnows" #1

Sat 6/16 "8 is Enough" Swiss teams

Mon 6/18 Unit Game L806202A

Fri 6/22 "The Longest Day" -- 9 AM (pairs, B A M, or individual)

1 PM regular Open & 499er Pairs

These games are held to help fight Alzheimer's (last year our club raised nearly $5000 for this cause)

You may contribute any day between Sun 6/17 - Sun 6/24

Tues 6/26 "Sharks & Minnows" #2

Fri 6/29 5th Friday Swiss Teams - Unit L806202B

Sat 6/30 B A M

Results
Thu May 24, 2018
499er Grass Roots Pairs
Wed May 23, 2018
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed May 23, 2018
Open Grass Roots Pairs
Wed May 23, 2018
Event Name
Wed May 23, 2018
499er Grass Roots Pairs
Tue May 22, 2018
"Sharks & Minnows #2" -- Grass Roots
Tue May 22, 2018
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Mon May 21, 2018
Open & 499er Grass Roots Pairs
Mon May 21, 2018
Southbridge 499ers
Sun May 20, 2018
Open Pairs
Sat May 19, 2018
Unit "8 is Enough" Swiss Teams -- L805202A
Fri May 18, 2018
Grass Roots Open & 499er Pairs
Calendar
May 24, 2018
Novice/Beginner Pairs
9 AM
Director: Veronica
May 25, 2018
Open & 499er Grass Roots Pairs
1 PM
Director: Jay
May 26, 2018
Open Grass Roots Pairs
1 PM
Director: Perry
May 27, 2018
Open Grass Roots Pairs
1 PM
Director: Tom
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day Party/Cookout
NOON
May 28, 2018
Open & 499er Grass Roots Pairs
1 PM
Director: Roger
MAY 2018 CALENDAR (click here)
JUNE 2018 CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY SPECIAL EVENTS

ACBL has designated May as Grass Roots Fund Month

This will again give numerous opportunities to win many extra master points.

Monday. May 28-- Noon -- Memorial Day party/cookout (club will provide hot dogs, you bring side dishes to go with them)

JUNE SPECIAL EVENTS

June, July & August feature N A P qualifying games ( these give 1/2 red & 1/2 black points)

we will hold these on: Fri 6/1, Mon 6/4, Sat 6/23, Sun 6/24, Tue(eve) 6/26, & Wed 6/27

Sat 6/2 Open Individuals (changed from pairs -- something new & different)

Tues 6/5 - Sun 6/10 Charity games

Mon 6/11 - Sun 6/17 2nd Quarter Club Championships

Tues 6/12 "Sharks & Minnows" #1

Sat 6/16 "8 is Enough" Swiss teams

Mon 6/18 Unit Game L806202A

Fri 6/22 "The Longest Day" -- 9 AM (pairs, B A M, or individual)

1 PM regular Open & 499er Pairs

These games are held to help fight Alzheimer's (last year our club raised nearly $5000 for this cause)

You may contribute any day between Sun 6/17 - Sun 6/24

Tues 6/26 "Sharks & Minnows" #2

Fri 6/29 5th Friday Swiss Teams - Unit L806202B

Sat 6/30 B A M

Results
Thu May 24, 2018
499er Grass Roots Pairs
Wed May 23, 2018
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed May 23, 2018
Open Grass Roots Pairs
Wed May 23, 2018
Event Name
Wed May 23, 2018
499er Grass Roots Pairs
Tue May 22, 2018
"Sharks & Minnows #2" -- Grass Roots
Tue May 22, 2018
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Mon May 21, 2018
Open & 499er Grass Roots Pairs
Mon May 21, 2018
Southbridge 499ers
Sun May 20, 2018
Open Pairs
Sat May 19, 2018
Unit "8 is Enough" Swiss Teams -- L805202A
Fri May 18, 2018
Grass Roots Open & 499er Pairs
Calendar
May 24, 2018
Novice/Beginner Pairs
9 AM
Director: Veronica
May 25, 2018
Open & 499er Grass Roots Pairs
1 PM
Director: Jay
May 26, 2018
Open Grass Roots Pairs
1 PM
Director: Perry
May 27, 2018
Open Grass Roots Pairs
1 PM
Director: Tom
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day Party/Cookout
NOON
May 28, 2018
Open & 499er Grass Roots Pairs
1 PM
Director: Roger