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RECYCLING

Our club is making an effort to recycle certain products.  Please help us.

Renate Jacobs is doing a fine job, but she needs your help. 

We have 2 bins in the breakroom; one is for aluminum cans, the other for plastic, paper, cardboard. 

Your water bottles should be put in this one (without water in them); styrofoam is NOT to go in, food and other trash are NOT to go in.

We have trash cans for waste products such as food & styrofoam.

Please put things in the proper place.

DIRECTORS NEEDED

If you are a certified bridge director we need your help!

If you are not and would like to be one, contact Tom Roush

to schedule to take the director test.

 
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.

Spring Classes Underway...and Fall BB Class Schedule Posted!

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.

 

We have also published the fall Beginning Bridge (BB) class schedule...classes begin in August.  The schedule is available by clicking on "Class Schedules - Fall 2017" on the left column of this page.

4/17 - Barbara - Play of the Suited Hand Pt. 1
4/24 - Mike - Play of the Suited Hand Pt. 2
5/1 - Barbara - NT Responses - Stayman
5/8 - Barbara - NT Responses - Transfers
5/15 - Mike - Play of the NT Hand Pt. 1

5/22 - Mike - Play of the NT Hand Pt. 2
5/29 - Memorial Day - No Class
6/5 - Mike - Find A Reason To Bid

6/12 - Barbara - Overcalls
6/19 - Barbara - Takeout Doubles
6/26 - Mike - Balancing
7/3 - Independence Day - No Class
7/10 - Mike - Working Together on Defense Pt. 1
7/17 - Mike - Working Together on Defense Pt. 2
7/24 - Barbara - Responder's Bids and Rebids
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.
 

Our Goodwill Honoree: Carol Duren

The ACBL organizational hierarchy starts with individual Clubs which are organized into Units, and from there into Districts. We are in District 7, Unit 202.  Each year, units select one person as their Goodwill Honoree.  Each person should be noted for hospitality, charity, graciousnss, volunteer work, promoting a fun and welcoming environment at bridge games and also have bridge expertise. To celebrate these people, a Goodwill dinner will be held during the Greenville regional in June.  As noted in the May-June District 7 News, page 25 (which you should have recently received in the mail) the Unit 202 of District 7 Honoree is our Carol Duren.  As noted in the News: "Serving the bridge community as a volunteer has been a part of Carol's life for many years. While liviing in Michigan she served as Secretary and Treasurer for Unit 200 (Eastern Michigan).  Carol has served the Savannah Duplicate Bridge Cub through her work wih the Ethics Committee and Election Committee. Carol is also the owner/manaager of the Landings Duplicate Bridge Club, the profits from which she returns to the players as cash prizes. Carol's table presence alone is enough to qualify her for the Goodwill Award.  She is always gracious to everyone and observes the rules and ethics of the game." Carol's photo is also on the cover along with the other honorees.

Not mentioned in the above citation is Carol's leadership of the Mentor/Mentee program, perhaps the best example of her goodwill and outreach. I have occasion to receive input from Carol for the Newsletter and Website and I can attest to the high quality of her work.  Well deserved, Carol!

CONTEST
MAY 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
JUNE 2017 CALENDAR (click here)

(click here) THE LONGEST DAY -- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 

FIGHT ALZHEIMER'S POSTER           POSTER        FLIER      BANNER

DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY IS GRASS ROOTS MONTH

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Mon, May 15 - Sat, May 27 all games  Grass Roots
Mon, May 29  12:00 Noon Memorial Day Cookout - Party
Mon, May 29 1:00 PM 5th Monday Swiss Teams - L705202A

JUNE BEGINS N A P qualifying

"THE LONGEST DAY"

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Mon, June 5 - Sun, June 11 all games charity - ACBL
Mon, June 12 1:00 PM  N A qualifying
Tues, June 13 1:00 PM "Sharks & Minnows"
Tues, June 13 6:30 PM  N A qualifying
Thur. June 15 6:30 PM N A qualifying
Fri, June 16 1:00 PM N A P qualifying
Sat, June 17 1:00 PM N A P qualifying
Sun, June 18 1:00 PM N A P qualifying
Wed, June 21 10 AM & 6:30 PM "THE LONGEST DAY"
Mon, June 26 1:00 PM N A P qualifying
Tues, June 27 6:30 PM N A P qualifying
Thur, June 29 6:30 PM N A P qualifying
Fri, June 30 1:00 PM  5th Friday Swiss Teams
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
Thu May 25, 2017
299er grass roots pairs
Wed May 24, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed May 24, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Wed May 24, 2017
299er grass roots pairs
Tue May 23, 2017
open pairs grass roots
Mon May 22, 2017
open & 299er pairs grass roots
Sun May 21, 2017
open pairs grass roots
Sat May 20, 2017
open pairs grass roots
Fri May 19, 2017
open & 299er pairs grass roots
Thu May 18, 2017
299er pairs grass roots
Thu May 18, 2017
open pairs grass roots
Wed May 17, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Calendar
May 25, 2017
open grass roots pairs
6:30 PM
May 26, 2017
open & 299er grass roots pairs
1:00 PM
May 27, 2017
open grass roots pairs
1:00 PM
May 28, 2017
open grass roots pairs
1:00 PM
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day hot dog cookout and covered dish party
12 noon
May 29, 2017
open & 299er 5th Monday Swiss teams - L705202A
1:00 PM
MAY 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
JUNE 2017 CALENDAR (click here)

(click here) THE LONGEST DAY -- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 

FIGHT ALZHEIMER'S POSTER           POSTER        FLIER      BANNER

DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY IS GRASS ROOTS MONTH

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Mon, May 15 - Sat, May 27 all games  Grass Roots
Mon, May 29  12:00 Noon Memorial Day Cookout - Party
Mon, May 29 1:00 PM 5th Monday Swiss Teams - L705202A

JUNE BEGINS N A P qualifying

"THE LONGEST DAY"

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Mon, June 5 - Sun, June 11 all games charity - ACBL
Mon, June 12 1:00 PM  N A qualifying
Tues, June 13 1:00 PM "Sharks & Minnows"
Tues, June 13 6:30 PM  N A qualifying
Thur. June 15 6:30 PM N A qualifying
Fri, June 16 1:00 PM N A P qualifying
Sat, June 17 1:00 PM N A P qualifying
Sun, June 18 1:00 PM N A P qualifying
Wed, June 21 10 AM & 6:30 PM "THE LONGEST DAY"
Mon, June 26 1:00 PM N A P qualifying
Tues, June 27 6:30 PM N A P qualifying
Thur, June 29 6:30 PM N A P qualifying
Fri, June 30 1:00 PM  5th Friday Swiss Teams
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
Thu May 25, 2017
299er grass roots pairs
Wed May 24, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed May 24, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Wed May 24, 2017
299er grass roots pairs
Tue May 23, 2017
open pairs grass roots
Mon May 22, 2017
open & 299er pairs grass roots
Sun May 21, 2017
open pairs grass roots
Sat May 20, 2017
open pairs grass roots
Fri May 19, 2017
open & 299er pairs grass roots
Thu May 18, 2017
299er pairs grass roots
Thu May 18, 2017
open pairs grass roots
Wed May 17, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Calendar
May 25, 2017
open grass roots pairs
6:30 PM
May 26, 2017
open & 299er grass roots pairs
1:00 PM
May 27, 2017
open grass roots pairs
1:00 PM
May 28, 2017
open grass roots pairs
1:00 PM
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day hot dog cookout and covered dish party
12 noon
May 29, 2017
open & 299er 5th Monday Swiss teams - L705202A
1:00 PM