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2017 Summer Refresher Bridge Lessons

Fall Intermediate Bridge Lessons - Defense

If you want to be on our e mail list, please contact me, Marshahelt@gmail.com.

Our FALL series may resume in September (9th and 16th).  This depends on improvement of my plantar faciitus, otherwise, we will start in November.

We are now covering Defense in a series by Audrey Grant for refresher and then Eddie Kantar.

        Novice / Refresher Lessons by Bill Phillips

Bill and Carol Phillips are offering lessons on Tuesday mornings at 10 AM.  These games are good for players at any level.

You may contact Bill at his email address - spheres0000@gmail.com for more information on the lessons.

 

 

 

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Welcome to Sedona Bridge Center
Jan Birkett is coming home on Friday 9/22/2017
Jan Birkett is coming home on Friday 9/22/2017

Jan Birkett is coming home on Friday, September 22, 2019.

She asked to Thank all the people who sent her cards and flowers, saying,

Thanks for all the cards, prayers and especially, the Love!

Jan has a long road to recovery but is doing very well at this time.

 

Art & Shan place 2nd in Western Conference STAC games
Art & Shan place 2nd in Western Conference STAC games

Art & Shan Warrick scored a 71.3% game on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 in the Western Conference STAC games.  The pair finished 2nd in A, and 1st in B within 458 tables of competition to earn 17.37 silver points.  This is quite an achievement for the Sedona Bridge Center.

Joy MacIlraith earns District 17 Goodwill Award
Joy MacIlraith earns District 17 Goodwill Award

Joy MacIlraith has earned the District 17 Lifetime Achievement Award for Goodwill.  As many of you know, she is very close to earning her 4,000th master point.  She and her passed husband Don were not only outstanding players, but leaders in establishing bridge in both Northern Arizona and specifically, Sedona.  Joy turned 94 years old this month and is still very competitive at bridge. 

This picture shows Darryl Helton, Unit 355 Northern Arizona President as he presents Joy her Goodwill Award Tuesday, August 15.

 

Special Events at Sedona Bridge Center for August

We have several special events at our Sedona Bridge Center for the month of August.

(1)  STAC week- Sectional Tournament at Clubs - the week of August 21 through August 26 are all STAC games.  These earn you silver points.

(2)  STAC week - Rule of 8 Team Game on Saturday, August 26.  These games are a lot of fun and combine our newer players with our more experienced players.  Teams are designated to have no more than 8 points on a team.  Players with over 1000 master points are level "3"; from 201 to 999 are level 2 and from 0 to 199 are level 1. 

 

 

2017 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race through June

Click on this page to view the Ace of Clubs masterpoint races through June.

2017 Mini McKenney Masterpoint Race through June

Click on this page to be directed to the June ACBL Mini-McKenney masterpoint race.

Learning and Playing Bridge

Click on this article to see a video on Learning and Playing Bridge at the Sedona Bridge Center.

The 2018 Sedona Sectional - March 15-17

Mark your calendar and form your partnerships to prepare for the upcoming 2018 Sedona Sectional Tournament that is being held at the Elks Lodge from Thursday, March 15 untl Saturday, March 17.  Games will be at 10 AM and 2:30 PM.   

Let's Play Duplicate Bridge! by the American Contract Bridge League

Click on this paragraph to see a video presented by the American Contract Bridge League on "Let's Play Duplicate Bridge"

How to Fill out your Convention Card
How to Fill out your Convention Card

Many students of the game ask how to fill out the Convention Card.  I was browsing the ACBL website and found a wonderful set of articles, titled "Conventional Wisdom" that describe in detail all the features of the convention card and what they mean.   The articles also give a brief explanation of certain conventions (such as Smollen) that I think is very informational for those who want to expand their knowledge base.

I have uploaded the 24 "Conventional Wisdom" articles to our website for players to use at their pleasure.  Just click on the link "Convention Card - how to fill out" link on the left hand side of our home page,  and the articles are listed in order.  Please note, there is usually one article for each box on the convention card.

I hope this information is helpful.

Marsha

Play it Again!

 

Play it Again – Feature on our Website to manually replay hands after the game

 

  1.  Go to website – www.bridgewebs.com/sedona
  2. Double Click on the game you are interested in.  If the game is not on the front page of our website, click on “Results.”  Our games for the past year are listed on this website.
  3. Click on Scorecards
  4. Click on the Hand number (IE, 1 through 36) you wish to replay   
  5. At the bottom of the page, click on Play it Again
  6. A screen will show with the various cards.  Click on “Play” at the bottom of the screen. 
  7. Next, click on one of the makeable contracts entered in the lower right hand corner of the screen. That will be the contract you will be playing.
  8. The hand in the lead will be highlighted.  Click on a card to lead. The next hand will be highlighted with the cards available in that suit.
  9. Continue.

 

 

SBC Code of Conduct
The Board of Directors recommends that players follow the following procedures to improve the pace of play at our games:

Turn off cell phones

After conclusion of the bidding:
   1.  The opening lead is made
   2.  The dummy is exposed
   3.  Players now enter information into their hand records as well as the Bridge mate

Thank You
Please - No perfumes or scented after-shaves and lotions

The Sedona Bridge Center Board of Directors has voted 7-0 to implement a club policy that prohibits the useage of perfumes or scented after-shaves or lotions when attending our club.

Some people have an extreme sensitivity to fragrances (colognes or perfumes).  Because duplicate bridge requires players to be in close proximity to each other, individuals who suffer from fragrance-related reactions cannot avoid those who are wearing them.  Among the commonly reported symptoms are intense headaches or breathing related problems.  For those individuals, the issue is much more serious than simply disliking a particular smell - it is a real health problem.

We ask our members to understand this issue and to adhere to our new club policy. 

Thank you,

The Board of Directors

 

Click for the latest results
For Partnership

  Please send your partnership requests to Sonya Webber at sparky4921@gmail.com or call her at  928-300-0820 (cell) or 928-284-0855 (home)

 

Results
Wed 20th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Barb Ballard
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Susan Howe
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Bill Phillips
Sat 16th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Marsha Helton
Fri 15th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Barb Ballard
Thu 14th Sep 2017
199er Pairs
Director: Bill Phillips
Wed 13th Sep 2017
Team Game
Director: Barb Ballard
Calendar
Thu 21st Sep 2017
199er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Rule of 8 Team Game
Club Championship 1:00 PM
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Unit Championship 1:00 PM
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu 28th Sep 2017
199er Pairs
1:00 PM
Click for the latest results
For Partnership

  Please send your partnership requests to Sonya Webber at sparky4921@gmail.com or call her at  928-300-0820 (cell) or 928-284-0855 (home)

 

Results
Wed 20th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Barb Ballard
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Susan Howe
Mon 18th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Bill Phillips
Sat 16th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Marsha Helton
Fri 15th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Barb Ballard
Thu 14th Sep 2017
199er Pairs
Director: Bill Phillips
Wed 13th Sep 2017
Team Game
Director: Barb Ballard
Calendar
Thu 21st Sep 2017
199er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri 22nd Sep 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Rule of 8 Team Game
Club Championship 1:00 PM
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
Unit Championship 1:00 PM
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu 28th Sep 2017
199er Pairs
1:00 PM