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Partner Wanted - John Gibbons

John is looking for a partner (or partners) to play on a regular basis.  He generally plays on the 299er side and is flexible with respect to conventions. Please contact John at johng@3016@gmail.com if you want to set up a play date.

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Tom Roush Earns Top Point Trophy...Again
Tom Roush Earns Top Point Trophy...Again

At the Annual Meeting Club President Bruce Schutz (left) presented Tom Roush with the trophy for earning the most master points in 2016.  Tom has won this trophy in 10 of the previous 12 years. Tom has also been our Club General Manager for the past year and has devoted countless hours to ensuring that everyone is able to play as often as they like in a comfortable and enjoyable setting.  Congratulations, and THANKS, Tom.

 
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, martinvernick@gmail.com.

NEED A 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 tosdbc8511@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.

2016 New Life Masters - Marian Schwenk, John Tracy, Linda Elliott and Ed Duffie, Jr.

 

 

The Club had a festive party on Monday, January 9 to celebrate and congratulate four members who became Life Masters in 2016.  They worked long and hard (extra hard for John who had to earn 500 points) and we are proud of them.  Well Done!!!

Upcoming Bridge Classes...Mark your calendar, call your friends, and join us!

For Beginner/Novice Players

The BB1 series of four classes, Introduction  to Bridge, (all of which are FREE!) will be on Saturdays from 10AM until noon.Taught by Mike Sueirro.

  • 1/21 - Major Suit Opening Bids and Responses
  • 1/28 - Minor Suit Opening Bids and Responses

BB2, Competitive Bidding, starts in February, also Saturdays from 10AM until noon.  Taught by Mike Sueirro. $10 per class or $35 for all 4.

  • 2/4 - Preemptive Opening Bids
  • 2/11 - NO CLASS - Our Sectional Weekend
  • 2/18 - Overcalls
  • 2/25 - Takeout Doubles
  • 3/4 - Competitive Auctions - Putting it Together

For those with some more playing experience, the BB4 and BB5 Series of four classes each are perfect ($10/class). Mondays, 7-9PM. Taught by Mike Sueirro.

BB4 - Declarer Play

  • 1/23 - Creating Entries, Hold Up Play and the Dangerous Opponent
  • 1/30 - Managing the Trump Suit, Putting it Together

BB5 - Defense, starts in February.  Also on Mondays from 7-9PM.  Taught by Mike Sueirro. $10 per class or $35 for all 4.

  • 2/6 - Defensive Signals
  • 2/13 - NO CLASS Savannah Sectional
  • 2/20 - Opening Leads
  • 2/27 - Third Hand / Second Hand Play
  • 3/6 - Interfering With Declarer, Developing Defensive Tricks

For Intermediate/Advanced Players - All Classes on Friday, 10AM until Noon, $15 each

Jim Jackson will teach five lessons on Major Suit Bidding.

  • 1/20 - Splinter bids.
  • 1/27 - Forcing 1NT
  • 2/3 - Support Doubles and Two-Way Drury

In addition, Jim will teach the following 3 classes also on Friday's 10am until noon.

  • 2/17 - Opening Leads
  • 2/24 - Practice Opening Leads #1
  • 3/3 - Practice Opening Leads #2

For Advanced players, Larry Hayslip will teach one class on Friday, 3/10, 10AM until noon on Competitive Doubles. $15.

 

Also for Advanced Players, join Marla Chaikin on Mondays from 10am until Noon for "Mondays With Marla". Cost is $15 per session.

  • 1/30 - Should You Overcall, Double or Pass? (Note: Based on Marla's first session the discussion will be wide ranging and not confined to this topic....a fascinating 2 hours).

Finally, Roger Neds will teach two classes, 10AM until Noon, as follows ($15 each):

  • 3/24 - Conventiion Card Completion,..front of the card (for Standard American and 2 over 1).
  • 3/31 - Convention Card Completion,...back of the card

 

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. Give it a try!

Click for the latest results
JANUARY 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
FEBRUARY CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

JANUARY

DAY(s)/DATE(S) TIME EVENT
Mon, Jan 16 - Sun, Jan 22 all games Junior Fund
Mon, Jan 30  1 PM 5th Monday Swiss Teams

FEBRUARY FEATURES

ACBL-wide International Fund 

FEB 10-12 LURA MCKINNEY MEMORIAL SECTIONAL (click here)

1ST QUARTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Sat, 2/4 1:00 PM ACBL-wide International Fund (hand records w/analyses)
Mon, 2/6 -Thur, 2/9 all games Chairty (ACBL)
Fri, 2/10 - Sun,2/12 see flyer FEB 10-12 LURA MCKINNEY MEMORIAL SECTIONAL (click here)
Mon, 2/13 - Sun,2/19 all games 1st quarter club championships
Fri,  2/24 - Sun, 2/26 all games Charity (ACBL)

 

Results
Thu Jan 19, 2017
open pairs - junior fund
Thu Jan 19, 2017
299er pairs - junior fund
Wed Jan 18, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed Jan 18, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Wed Jan 18, 2017
299er pairs Junior Fund
Tue Jan 17, 2017
Open Pairs Junior Fund
Mon Jan 16, 2017
open & 299er Junior Fund Pairs
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Southbridge 299ers
Sun Jan 15, 2017
open pairs
Sat Jan 14, 2017
Saturday Afternoon Open
Fri Jan 13, 2017
open & 299er pairs
Thu Jan 12, 2017
299er pairs
Calendar
Jan 20, 2017
Open & 299er pairs - junior fund
1:00 PM
Jan 21, 2017
Open pairs - junior fund
1:00 PM
Jan 22, 2017
open pairs - junior fund
1:00 PM
Jan 23, 2017
open & 299er pairs
1:00 PM
Jan 24, 2017
open pairs
6:30 PM
Jan 25, 2017
299er pairs
6:30 MO
Jan 26, 2017
299er pairs
1:00 PM
Jan 26, 2017
open pairs
6:30 PM
Click for the latest results
JANUARY 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
FEBRUARY CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

JANUARY

DAY(s)/DATE(S) TIME EVENT
Mon, Jan 16 - Sun, Jan 22 all games Junior Fund
Mon, Jan 30  1 PM 5th Monday Swiss Teams

FEBRUARY FEATURES

ACBL-wide International Fund 

FEB 10-12 LURA MCKINNEY MEMORIAL SECTIONAL (click here)

1ST QUARTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Sat, 2/4 1:00 PM ACBL-wide International Fund (hand records w/analyses)
Mon, 2/6 -Thur, 2/9 all games Chairty (ACBL)
Fri, 2/10 - Sun,2/12 see flyer FEB 10-12 LURA MCKINNEY MEMORIAL SECTIONAL (click here)
Mon, 2/13 - Sun,2/19 all games 1st quarter club championships
Fri,  2/24 - Sun, 2/26 all games Charity (ACBL)

 

Results
Thu Jan 19, 2017
open pairs - junior fund
Thu Jan 19, 2017
299er pairs - junior fund
Wed Jan 18, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed Jan 18, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Wed Jan 18, 2017
299er pairs Junior Fund
Tue Jan 17, 2017
Open Pairs Junior Fund
Mon Jan 16, 2017
open & 299er Junior Fund Pairs
Mon Jan 16, 2017
Southbridge 299ers
Sun Jan 15, 2017
open pairs
Sat Jan 14, 2017
Saturday Afternoon Open
Fri Jan 13, 2017
open & 299er pairs
Thu Jan 12, 2017
299er pairs
Calendar
Jan 20, 2017
Open & 299er pairs - junior fund
1:00 PM
Jan 21, 2017
Open pairs - junior fund
1:00 PM
Jan 22, 2017
open pairs - junior fund
1:00 PM
Jan 23, 2017
open & 299er pairs
1:00 PM
Jan 24, 2017
open pairs
6:30 PM
Jan 25, 2017
299er pairs
6:30 MO
Jan 26, 2017
299er pairs
1:00 PM
Jan 26, 2017
open pairs
6:30 PM