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Lura McKinney Memorial Sectional Tournament --- Fri, Mar 9 - Sun, Mar 11
NEW OFFERINGS FROM YOUR BRIDGE CLUB

SOCIAL BRIDGE Sundays 7pm - 9:30ish:  Would you or a friend enjoy an evening of Social Bridge?  No pressure from timing or rules, just an evening with friends.  Ideal for newer bridge players (coaching is available) and for experienced players who would like a casual atmosphere. Let us know if you're coming and if you'll need a partner. 912-228-4838 or sdbc8511@comcast.net.  $4 per person, and your first visit is FREE! Bring a new guest and you both play free! You do not have to be a Bridge Club member to participate.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE:  We now have a regular Tuesday 1pm Open session (except on the 2nd Tuesday of each month which is reserved for Sharks and Minnows). Join us!

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.

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.

Intermediate Friday Bridge Lessons February and March 

If you know the bridge basics now is the time to enhance your bridge skills to the intermediate level.  All lessons are at the Savannah Bridge Center; 8511 Ferguson Ave, at 10:00am for $15.00. Each lesson includes time to practice the concepts with an instructor available for questions. Reservations are needed to ensure materials for each attendee.  Either call 228-4838 or sign up at the Bridge Center.  

Lessons Offered:

FEB 23  Bridge Rules Do you know the rules on revokes, penalty cards, declarer’s lead options when defenders have a penalty card, a challenged claim or concessions of tricks, breaks in tempo or hesitations in the auction?  If the answer to any of these questions is no, then this class is for you.  Remember, you cannot be totally successful in a game if you do not know the rules. 

INSTRUCTOR Roger Neds

MAR 2 Opening Leads (1 of 2) Opening leads set the defense in motion. Unfortunately only after play is complete do we know what the perfect lead was. This lesson will provide information on how to make opening leads based on the bidding, evaluation of the hand and bridge standards using bridge guru Mike Lawrence’s writing as a guide. 

INSTRUCTOR Jim Jackson

MAR 16 Opening Leads (2 of 2) This continuation class will provide an opportunity to practice opening leads using various preselected hands to cement your understanding regarding the perfect lead. All participates will choose an opening lead for each hand and an instructor lead discussion will evaluate each suggested opening lead and the merits of each choice.

INSTRUCTOR Jim Jackson

March 23 Partnership Agreements The convention card is complete, do you have agreements for other situations? What are your agreements if you play 2/1 game force (is everything forcing including 1D-2C); what options are there when you have 4D and 5C; do you always have 4 cards in the unbid suits when you make a negative double; what do you open with 5 cards in a major and 6 cards in a minor? These and other topics will be discussed with differing viewpoints as there are few absolutes in bridge, except having strong partnership agreements produce better results. 

INSTRUCTORS Perry Trilling and Andy Eastwood 

Beginning Bridge (BB) Schedules

These BB classes are designed for relative newcomers to the game who wish to improve the sophistication with which they bid, play and defend. Instructor Mike Sueirro makes things understandable and fun.  BB classes are  $10 each, or $35 for all four sessions in a series.  No reservations are required, but a note to msueirro@gmail.com would help him prepare sufficient handouts.  You do not have to be a member of SDBC to attend these classes so please invite your "kitchen table bridge" friends to try them out.


Saturday Mornings - 10:00-12:00am


BB2 - Competitive Bidding

Feb. 24 - The Competitive Auction

BB3 - Popular Conventions
Mar. 3 -   NoTrump Conventions
Mar. 10 - NO CLASS - Club Tournament
Mar. 17 - NO CLASS
Mar. 24 - Strong 2 Club Opening Bids
Mar. 31 - Slam Bidding
 

Monday Evenings - 7:00 - 9:00pm

BB5  - Defense

Feb. 26 - Interfering With Declarer, Developing Defensive Tricks 

8 Is Enough

Next "8 is Enough" is Saturday, March 17 -- get your teams together now. 

Our next "8 is Enough" game will be Sat, March 17, 2018.  The first 3 games we held  were very succesful and we look forward to seeing everyone in March. In respone to comments received we have modified the rules. Beginning this month 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

FEBRUARY 2018 CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

FEBRUARY SPECIAL EVENTS

MON, FEB 19 -- SUN, FEB 25 -- 1st QUARTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

MON, FEB 26 -- UNIT GAME -- L802202A

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.

Results
Mon February 19, 2018
Open & 299er Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
Mon February 19, 2018
Southbridge 299ers
Sun February 18, 2018
open STaC pairs
Sat February 17, 2018
open STaC pairs -- silver points
Fri February 16, 2018
open & 299er STaC pairs -- silver points
Thu February 15, 2018
299er pairs STaC -- silver points
Thu February 15, 2018
open pairs STaC -- silver points
Wed February 14, 2018
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed February 14, 2018
Open Pairs (JEA)
Tue February 13, 2018
" Sharks & Minnows" STaC game -- silver points
Mon February 12, 2018
open & 299er STaC pairs -- silver points
Sat February 10, 2018
OPEN CHARITY PAIRS
Calendar
February 20, 2018
Open pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 20, 2018
Open Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
6:30 PM
February 21, 2018
499er Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
6:30 PM
February 22, 2018
299er Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 22, 2018
Ooen Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
6:30 PM
February 23, 2018
Open & 299er Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 24, 2018
Open Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 25, 2018
Open Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 26, 2018
Open & 299er Pairs -- Unit Game -- L802202A
1 PM
February 27, 2018
Afternoon Open Pairs
1 PM
February 27, 2018
Evening Open Pairs
6:30 PM
February 28, 2018
499er Pairs
6:30 PM
FEBRUARY 2018 CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

FEBRUARY SPECIAL EVENTS

MON, FEB 19 -- SUN, FEB 25 -- 1st QUARTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

MON, FEB 26 -- UNIT GAME -- L802202A

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.

Results
Mon February 19, 2018
Open & 299er Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
Mon February 19, 2018
Southbridge 299ers
Sun February 18, 2018
open STaC pairs
Sat February 17, 2018
open STaC pairs -- silver points
Fri February 16, 2018
open & 299er STaC pairs -- silver points
Thu February 15, 2018
299er pairs STaC -- silver points
Thu February 15, 2018
open pairs STaC -- silver points
Wed February 14, 2018
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed February 14, 2018
Open Pairs (JEA)
Tue February 13, 2018
" Sharks & Minnows" STaC game -- silver points
Mon February 12, 2018
open & 299er STaC pairs -- silver points
Sat February 10, 2018
OPEN CHARITY PAIRS
Calendar
February 20, 2018
Open pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 20, 2018
Open Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
6:30 PM
February 21, 2018
499er Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
6:30 PM
February 22, 2018
299er Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 22, 2018
Ooen Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
6:30 PM
February 23, 2018
Open & 299er Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 24, 2018
Open Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 25, 2018
Open Pairs -- 1st Quarter Club Championship
1 PM
February 26, 2018
Open & 299er Pairs -- Unit Game -- L802202A
1 PM
February 27, 2018
Afternoon Open Pairs
1 PM
February 27, 2018
Evening Open Pairs
6:30 PM
February 28, 2018
499er Pairs
6:30 PM