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Savannah Duplicate Bridge Club
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.

NEED A PARTNER?  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.

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, 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 Marty Vernick, martinvernick@gmail.com.

New Education Offering: Open Supervised Play (OSP)

Okay, so you've taken the BB series of classes, done some reading, and maybe even tested yourself in a few outings, but you'd really like some more guidance. Open Supervised Play (OSP) is tailored for your needs. Each Monday from 7-9PM a short lecture will open the session followed by actual play of 8-10 hands with the cards "rigged" to bring up the situation that had just been discussed. Coaches will be available to respond to your questions and help you find the correct line of bidding and play of the hand. Since this is a class (no Director, no Master Points) an open discussion during play is possible. The objective is to review a basic fundamental skill you may have previously been taught, and reinforce the learning experience by actual supervised play. The target audience is beginner and novice players. Fee is $7 for Club members and $10 for non-members. Come with a partner or come alone, but give it a try.  We think you'll be delighted!

The class on Monday 5/2 is titled 'Find a Reason to Bid.' The aim will be to look at non-traditional opening bids, primarily weak openers using Rule of 20 and such. Future classes and class leaders (either Mike Sueirro or Barbara Neds) are as follows:

5/9 - Barbara - Responses to NT openers, Pt. 1
5/16 - Barbara - Responses to NT openers, Pt. 2
5/23 - Barbara - Suited Hand Play, Trump Management
5/30 - No class. Memorial Day
6/6 - Mike - Suited Hand Play, Pt. 2, Trump Management
6/13 - Mike - Overcalls
6/20 - Mike - Open date. Awaiting decision re Longest Day plans.
6/27 - Barbara - Takeout Doubles
7/4 - No Class. July 4th holiday
7/11 - Mike - Law of Total Tricks
7/18 - Barbara - Effective Responses to Opening Bids
7/25 - Mike - Balancing
8/1 - Mike - Working Together on Defense, Pt. 1
8/8 - Mike - Working Together on Defense, Pt. 2
8/15 - Barbara - The World of Finesses
 
Fall 2016 Education Classes

It's never too early to start your education planning.  Mike Sueirro has laid out the schedule for this fall's Beginning Bridge series of classes and that schedule can be viewed by clicking on "Fall 2016 Education" in the Menu items on the left of this page.  Tell your friends who have been wondering what the excitement is all about and mark your calendar and join us!

Who's In Charge, Anyway?

 

Brent Manly has an interesting article in the April ACBL Bulletin where, among other things, he discusses the concept of the partnership captain. Brent says "Whenever either player in a partnership makes a "limit" bid, the other player is "captain," meaning that if he signs off - makes a closeout bid - partner cannot overrule him. A limit bid is one that narrowly defines the high card point (HCP) range. The ultimate limit bid is the 1NT opener, which for most partnerships indicates a balanced hand of 15-17 HCP. Using that narrow range, responder can look at her hand and know whether she should pass, bid game or slam, or make an invitation to either of those higher levels, bearing in mind that a Stayman inquiry or transfer bid might be needed in the process. Responder is captain of the auction because only she knows the combined assets of the two hands."

Despite the confusing gender switching in the article, this is an important concept.

Click for the latest results
MAY 2016 CALENDAR (click here)
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT DETAILS

May

May is "Grass Roots" month.

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Mon, May 9-Sun, May 15 all games 2nd quarter club championships
Tues, May 10 1:00 PM "Sharks & Minnows"
Mon, May 16-Sun, May 29 all games "Grass Roots"                        
Mon, May 30 (Memorial Day) 12:15 PM Hot Dogs and covered dish party
Mon. May 30 1:00 PM 5th Monday Swiss Teams   

 

Results
Wed May 4, 2016
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed May 4, 2016
Event Name
Wed May 4, 2016
Wednesday Evening 299er
Tue May 3, 2016
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Mon May 2, 2016
Monday Afternoon Session
Mon May 2, 2016
Event Name
Sun May 1, 2016
Sunday Afternoon Pairs
Click for the latest results
MAY 2016 CALENDAR (click here)
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT DETAILS

May

May is "Grass Roots" month.

DAY(s)/DATE(s) TIME EVENT
Mon, May 9-Sun, May 15 all games 2nd quarter club championships
Tues, May 10 1:00 PM "Sharks & Minnows"
Mon, May 16-Sun, May 29 all games "Grass Roots"                        
Mon, May 30 (Memorial Day) 12:15 PM Hot Dogs and covered dish party
Mon. May 30 1:00 PM 5th Monday Swiss Teams   

 

Results
Wed May 4, 2016
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Wed May 4, 2016
Event Name
Wed May 4, 2016
Wednesday Evening 299er
Tue May 3, 2016
Tuesday Evening Pairs
Mon May 2, 2016
Monday Afternoon Session
Mon May 2, 2016
Event Name
Sun May 1, 2016
Sunday Afternoon Pairs