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Monday, Wednesday and Friday partnership requests

Partnership requests for bridge games on Monday,Wednesday and Friday afternoons should be made by emailing Betsy Contino (econtino@comcast.net) and Gabriella Pellinger (pellingerg@aol.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 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.

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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 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 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 Bridge Lessons
Intermediate Bridge Lessons
Fall 2018

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. 

 sdbc8511@comcast.net 
 

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 dogma6@comcast.net

 

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 dogma6@comcast.net

 

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  lrweiner44@gmail.com

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 pandlhayslip@hargray.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.

INSTRUCTOR: Larry Hayslip pandlhayslip@hargray.com

 

Beginning Bridge Lessons Fall Schedule

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 msueirro@gmail.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.

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

BB-5  Defense

10/27  Defensive Signals

11/3    Opening Leads

11/10  Third Hand and Second Hand Play

11/17  Interfering With Declarer, Developing Defensive Tricks

NEW OFFERINGS FROM YOUR BRIDGE CLUB

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.   

8 Is Enough

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. t.roush697734@att.net

DETAILS ON UPCOMING EVENTS

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)

Calendar
October 18, 2018
499er Pairs
1 PM
Director: Jim
October 19, 2018
Stratified Open & 499er Pairs
1 PM
Director: Terry
October 20, 2018
"Eight is Enough" Club Appreciation Swiss Teams
1 PM
Director: Terry
October 21, 2018
Open Pairs
1 PM
Director: Tom
October 22, 2018
Stratified Open & 499er Club Appreciation Pairs
1 PM
Director: Roger
October 23, 2018
"Sharks & Minnows" #2 Club Appreciation
1 PM
Director: Jim
October 23, 2018
Open Pairs Club Appreciation
6:30 PM
Director: Tom
October 24, 2018
Stratified Club Appreciation Open Pairs
1 PM
Director: Tom
October 24, 2018
499er Club Appreciation Pairs
6:30 PM
Director: Roger
October 25, 2018
Novice Pairs
9 AM
Director: Veronica
October 25, 2018
499er Club Appreciation Pairs
1 PM
Director: Jim
October 26, 2018
Stratified Open & 499er Club Appreciation Pairs
1 PM
Director: Jay
October 27, 2018
Stratified Open Club Appreciation Pairs
1 PM
Director: Perry
October 28, 2018
Open Pairs Club Appreciation
1 PM
Director: Tom
Results
Novice Pairs
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Stratified Open Pairs
499er Pairs
Open Pairs
Monday Afternoon Session
Sunday Afternoon Pairs
Open Pairs
Stratified Open & 499er Pairs
499er Pairs
Landings Wed Morning Pair
Stratified Open Pairs