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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.

 
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.

Volunteer of the Month for April - RENATE JACOBS

Renate Jacobs was selected by the Board to be the Volunteer of the Month for April.  Renate has personally and selflessly taken responsibility to recycle paper and plastic waste generated at our Club. Combined with her pleasant demeanor and gentle smile she embodies the characteristics we all admire and should emulate.  When informed of the Board's decision, Renate said

"I was so touched to read about my appointment as Volunteer of the Month! It was completely unexpected!  I simply do this service because I am committed to playing my small part in helping the environment. Thank you!

I would appreciate it if in the next newsletter you could request that people empty out liquids before putting the containers in the recycle bin and not put food in the bin. (Emphasis mine...ed.)

I am grateful to belong to such a wonderful bridge club!!"

Congratulations Renate, and Thanks!

This recognition entitles Renate to use the parking spot by the side door that is clearly marked  "Reserved for the Volunteer of the Month." If others park there they may be asked to move.

Final Sessions of Our Winter Classes...NOTE REVISED DATES IN RED

BB3, Popular Conventions, Saturdays from 10AM until Noon.  Series of four classes $10/class. Taught by Mike Sueirro.

  • 4/1 - Strong 2 Club Opening Bids
  • 4/8 - Slam Bidding

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

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

Our tireless instructors, Mike Sueirro and Barbara Neds, are bringing back last year's popular Open Supervised Play (OSP) format but with a new name.  They're calling it 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.

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.
 

STOP! In the name of love...

Well, in the name of proper bridge anyway. The stop card basically says, "I am about to make a skip bid; please hesitate 10 seconds." After a skip bid is made, the next player is supposed to wait 10 seconds before bidding, whether they have zero points and know they plan to pass, or whether they have 15 points and have an easy bid to make. The reasoning behind this is that after an unexpected jump in the bidding, the next player may need some time to think about their bid. This regulation gives them the time without letting everyone at the table know they may have a problem.  The stop card is not used to wake your partner up to the fact that you made a jump bid. The use of the stop card is optional. You do not have to use it. However, if you do use it, you must use it whenever you make a jump, no matter if it is weak or strong. Use it when you open 2 clubs or when you open 3 spades or when you raise partner's 1NT to 3NT. One last thought: Even if the stop card is not used, after a jump in the auction the next player is supposed to wait 5 to 10 seconds before bidding or passing. 

OK...it was a hit by The Supremes in 1965...but you knew that.

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

MARCH SPECIAL EVENTS

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Fri, 3/31 1:00 PM 5th Friday Swiss teams - L703202A

 

APRIL IS CHARITY MONTH

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Mon, Apr 3 - Sun, Apr 9 all games charity for ACBL
Mon, Apr 10 - Sun, Apr 16 all games charity for Safe Shelter
Tues, Apr 11 1:00 PM "Sharks & Minnows"/Mentor/Mentee mini-tournament
Mon, Apr 17 - Sun, Apr 23 all games  charity for ACBL
Mon, Apr 24 - Sun, Apr 30 all games charity for American Red Cross
Sat, Apr 29 1:00 PM 5th Saturday B A M

 

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
Wed Mar 29, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed Mar 29, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Wed Mar 29, 2017
299er Pairs w/short lesson
Tue Mar 28, 2017
Open Pairs
Mon Mar 27, 2017
ACBL-wide Senior Open & 299er Pairs
Sun Mar 26, 2017
Open Pairs
Sat Mar 25, 2017
Open Pairs
Fri Mar 24, 2017
Open & 299er Pairs
Thu Mar 23, 2017
299er Pairs
Thu Mar 23, 2017
Open Pairs
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Calendar
Mar 30, 2017
299er Pairs w/short lesson
1:00 PM
Mar 30, 2017
Open Pairs
6:30 PM
Mar 31, 2017
5th Friday Swiss Teams - L703202A
1:00 PM
Apr 1, 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Apr 2, 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Apr 3, 2017
Open & 299er Pairs - ACBL Charity
1:00 PM
Apr 4, 2017
Open Charity Pairs - ACBL
6:30 PM
Apr 5, 2017
299er Charity Pairs - ACBL
6:30 PM
Apr 6, 2017
299er Charity Pairs
1:00 PM
Apr 6, 2017
Open Charity Pairs - ACBL
6:30 PM
Apr 7, 2017
Open & 299er Charity Pairs - ACBL
1:00 PM
Apr 8, 2017
Open Charity Pairs - ACBL
1:00 PM
Click for the latest results
APRIL 2017 CALENDAR (click here)
DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH SPECIAL EVENTS

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Fri, 3/31 1:00 PM 5th Friday Swiss teams - L703202A

 

APRIL IS CHARITY MONTH

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Mon, Apr 3 - Sun, Apr 9 all games charity for ACBL
Mon, Apr 10 - Sun, Apr 16 all games charity for Safe Shelter
Tues, Apr 11 1:00 PM "Sharks & Minnows"/Mentor/Mentee mini-tournament
Mon, Apr 17 - Sun, Apr 23 all games  charity for ACBL
Mon, Apr 24 - Sun, Apr 30 all games charity for American Red Cross
Sat, Apr 29 1:00 PM 5th Saturday B A M

 

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
Wed Mar 29, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed Mar 29, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Wed Mar 29, 2017
299er Pairs w/short lesson
Tue Mar 28, 2017
Open Pairs
Mon Mar 27, 2017
ACBL-wide Senior Open & 299er Pairs
Sun Mar 26, 2017
Open Pairs
Sat Mar 25, 2017
Open Pairs
Fri Mar 24, 2017
Open & 299er Pairs
Thu Mar 23, 2017
299er Pairs
Thu Mar 23, 2017
Open Pairs
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed Mar 22, 2017
Open Pairs (JEA)
Calendar
Mar 30, 2017
299er Pairs w/short lesson
1:00 PM
Mar 30, 2017
Open Pairs
6:30 PM
Mar 31, 2017
5th Friday Swiss Teams - L703202A
1:00 PM
Apr 1, 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Apr 2, 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Apr 3, 2017
Open & 299er Pairs - ACBL Charity
1:00 PM
Apr 4, 2017
Open Charity Pairs - ACBL
6:30 PM
Apr 5, 2017
299er Charity Pairs - ACBL
6:30 PM
Apr 6, 2017
299er Charity Pairs
1:00 PM
Apr 6, 2017
Open Charity Pairs - ACBL
6:30 PM
Apr 7, 2017
Open & 299er Charity Pairs - ACBL
1:00 PM
Apr 8, 2017
Open Charity Pairs - ACBL
1:00 PM