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Partnership requests for bridge games on Monday,Wednesday and Friday afternoons should be made by emailing Betsy Contino (email@example.com) and Gabriella Pellinger (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com. 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.
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 and the Grand Lakes Lodge in the Southbridge Community. 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 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).
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This website is maintained by Tom Roush & Perry Trilling, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you know the bridge basics and have never taken an intermediate bridge lesson now is the time. If you have taken bridge lessons in the past, now is the time to update your information. All lessons are at the Savannah Duplicate Bridge Center; 8511 Ferguson Ave, (912) 228-4838 at 10:00am for $15.00. Each lesson includes time to practice the concepts with instructors available for questions. Reservations are needed to ensure adequate materials for each student. Either call or sign up at the Bridge Center.
OCT 12, Friday New Minor Forcing and 4th Suit Forcing During this lesson you will learn the six bidding sequences in which the New Minor Forcing bid may apply after a 1NT rebid by opener. The new minor bid is forcing and is asking partner to better describe his or her hand. Also, you will learn that Fourth Suit Forcing should be part of every partnership and why.
INSTRUCTOR: Marla Chaikin firstname.lastname@example.org
OCT 19, Friday Inverted Minors and When to Open with a Pre-empt This lesson will cover the concepts behind Inverted Minors. The principles of the concept are that a single raise of the Minor suit is strong and forcing and a double raise is weak and obstructive. You will also learn when to open with a pre-empt and when to support your partner’s pre-empt bid. You will also have time to ask questions you may have while playing bridge.
INSTRUCTOR: Marla Chaikin email@example.com
Oct 26, Friday Counting, Inferences, and Table Feel The goal of this lesson is to improve your bridge decisions at the table through the use of counting, inferences and table feel. Counting information taught will be far more than simply counting how many cards have been played in each suit. Information garnered from bidding, opening leads , and card play will be used to help determine the best declarer play or defense on each hand. While not as specific as counting, inferences as well as the secrets of table feel will also be discussed to help achieve these same goals. Don't miss this class!
INSTRUCTOR: Lee Weiner firstname.lastname@example.org
NOV 2, Friday Questions and Answers on Practical Bidding Part 1 This lesson will focus on bidding rules to assist you when you have an in-between decision to make while playing bridge such as the Rule of 20 and the Rule of 15. You will learn about new bidding rules that you can add to your bridge cheat sheet. We will focus on the basics of bidding since no intermediate level convention will help you unless you have a strong foundation of bridge basics. You are encouraged to attend both practical bidding lessons to take bridge bidding into the intermediate level and beyond. You are definitely not going to fall asleep during this lesson.
INSTRUCTOR: Larry Hayslip email@example.com
NOV 9, Friday Questions and Answers on Practical Bidding Part 2 This lesson is a continuation of the November 2nd practical bidding lesson. You will have plenty of time to learn additional intermediate level bidding conventions and have time to practice your new practical bidding skills. There will also be time to ask questions and cement your bidding knowledge for use during future bridge matches and tournaments.
The Fall class schedule for Beginning Bridge lessons is given by Mike Sueirro. Registration is not required and the first four classes in BB1 are free Please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Below is the schedule for Monday evening and Saturday morning classes.
Fall 2018 Beginning Bridge Class Schedule
Monday Evenings, 7 - 9 p.m.
BB-2 Competitive Bidding
10/8 Takeout Doubles
10/15 The Competitive Auction
BB-3 Popular Conventions
10/22 Stayman Convention
10/29 Jacoby Transfers
11/5 Strong 2Club Opening Bid
11/12 Slam Bidding Conventions
Saturday Mornings, 10-Noon
BB-4 Declarer Play
10/13 Managing Entries, Watching Out for Opponents
10/20 Managing the Trump Suit, Putting It Together
10/27 Defensive Signals
11/3 Opening Leads
11/10 Third Hand and Second Hand Play
11/17 Interfering With Declarer, Developing Defensive Tricks
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 1 PM:
NOVICE GAME - THURSDAY MORNING 9AM: Players new to duplicate bridge, or have less than 20 masterpoints. 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.
Next "8 is Enough" is Saturday, October 20 -- get your teams together now. Each player with over 1000 master points is an “A” player (3 ). Each player whose master point total falls between 300 and 1000 is a “B” player (2). Each player whose master point total is less than 300 points is a “C” player (1). 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. email@example.com
OCTOBER SPECIAL EVENTS
Tues, 10/9 "Sharks & Minnows" #1
Mon, 10/15 -- Unit Game (L810202A)
Sat, 10/20 -- "8 is Enough" SwissTeams (Club Appreciation)
Mon, 10/22 -- Sun, 10/28 Club Appreciation Games
Tues, 10/23 "Sharks & Minnows" #2
Mon, 10/29 -- "Halloween Party" -- Noon (covered dish) -- (wear your halloween costume)
1 PM -- 5th Monday Swiss Teams (Club Appreciation)
Wed, 10/31 -- Instant MatchPoint Game (chance to win a gold point)