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Partnership requests for bridge games on Monday,Wednesday and Friday afternoons should be made by emailing Betsy Contino (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gabriella Pellinger (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, the Grand Lakes Lodge in the Southbridge Community and the Jewish Educational Alliance. 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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We also have an electronic newsletter. To be placed on distribution enroll by clicking here or send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This website is maintained by Tom Roush & Perry Trilling, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
8/20 Introduction to Bridge
8/27 NoTrump Opening Bids
9/3 Labor Day Holiday - No Class
9/10 Major Suit Opening Bids
9/17 Minor Suit Opening Bids
BB-2 Competitive Bidding
9/24 Preemptive 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
9/15 Making a Plan, Developing Tricks - Promotion & Length
9/22 No Class
9/29 Developing Tricks - The Finesse, Eliminating Losers
10/6 Managing Entries, Watching Out for Opponents
10/13 Managing the Trump Suit, Putting It Together
10/20 Defensive Signals
10/27 Opening Leads
11/3 Third Hand and Second Hand Play
11/10 Interfering With Declarer, Developing Defensive Tricks
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 1 PM: Starting the 1st Wednesday in March (3/7/18) there will be an open game at the Bridge Center. It will start with only one section (open stratified pairs), however if the game becomes big enough we will add a 299er (or 499er) section. Please come join us and help make this endeavor go and grow.
BEGINNER/NOVICE GAME - THURSDAY MORNING 9AM: SDBC is starting a Novice game for players new to duplicate bridge, or have less than 20 masterpoints. It will be held on Thursday mornings at 9am beginning April 12. And 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. The session consists of the play of 12 to 14 boards in about 2 hours (10 minutes per board). At the end of the game, time permitting, the director can answer questions regarding the boards played. Come and try it!
Next "8 is Enough" is Saturday, August 18 -- get your teams together now.
Our next "8 is Enough" game will be Sat, Aug 18, 2018. The first 3 games we held were very succesful: the March game was down some, possibly because it fell on St Patrick's Day but we look forward to seeing everyone in June. In respone to comments received we have modified the rules. Beginning in March 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST SPECIAL EVENTS
N A P Games: Fri, 8/17; Wed, 8/29 & Thur, 8/30 (6:30)
"Eight is Enough" Swiss teams -- Sat, 8/18
Mon, 8/20 Unit game -- L808202B
Tues, 8/21 - Sun, 8/26 STaC games -- silver points at club; possible extra points from District 7
"Sharks & Minnows" -- Tues, 8/28
5th Friday Swiss Teams -- Friday, Aug 31 -- L808202A