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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 on defense will resume in January.  This is a special request of our 199'ers to enjoy the Holidays.  

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 also departing for a month in New Zealand plus an ocean crossing cruise.  His classes will resume later in 2017. 

 

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

 

 

 

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Janice Skaggs and Judy McPeak, both of Flagstaff Arizona earned 10.07 silver points for a 66.3% game in last Wednesday's Western Conference STAC games.  Great Game and Kudos to both!

December STAC Winners

Sedona Bridge Players earn overall silver points in the Holiday STAC games this year:

Tuesday Pro-Am - Catherine McCulloch and Sue Dannert earn 4.22 silver with a 65.75 % game

Wednesday Open Pairs - Judy McPeak and Janice Skaggs earn 10.07 silver with a 66.3% game 

Thursday 199'ers - Carolyn Oakasson and Gail Mann earn 2.27 silver by placing 2nd with a 65% game.

Thursday 199'ers - Susan Moody and Judith Penvenne earn 1.35 with a 59% game

Thursday 199'ers - Karen Morris and Dina Pohanish earn 1.01 silfer with a 59% game

Friday Open Pairs - Bob Donnelly and Molly Gartner earn 3.08 silver by plaing 5th in C with a 60.9 % game

Friday Open Pairs - Pete Stedman and Alice Martin earn 7.82 Silver with a 64% game 

Saturday Open Pairs - Sandy and David Conlin earn 3.7 silver with a 62.50% game

Saturday Open Pairs - Vivi and David Arnet earn 3.35 silver with a 60.83 % game

 

Jan Birkett earns Goodwill Member Award for 2017
Jan Birkett earns Goodwill Member Award for 2017

Jan Birkett earned the Mimi Esser Goodwill Award for the Sedona Bridge Center in 2017.  The Award was first presented in 2016 to Jay Kavanaugh (AKA "Mr. Kavanaugh").

The ACBL has granted Goodwill Awards for many years to highlight individuals who are Professional, courteous and kind at the table.  This award was granted at our club Christmas Party on December 5th which was attended by 88 players, from novices of the Class of 2017 taught by Bill Phillips to members who have played for many years.

Jan has played at our bridge club since 2004.  She has served for 10 years on our Board of Directors and also became a Club Director in 2012.  Jan is involved in the club in every way possible.  She is most noted by being a "lady" at all times at the bridge table.

 

 

 

Sedona Bridge Center Christmas Party
Sedona Bridge Center Christmas Party

Our 2017 Christmas Party was attended by 86 players on December 5, 2017.  After a very robust "Pot Luck Luncheon" featuring "finger foods", we settled down to play 27 boards. 

Bill Phillips, Club Director for this game ranked all the players by masterpoints.  The top 50% were considered "Pro's".  The bottom 50% were considered "Am"s."  The top pro players were assigned tables and seats.  The AM's then drew their pro from a lottery.

Top winners were Sue Dannert and Catherine McCulloch with a 65.74%.  Second was Jay "Mr" Kavanaugh and Judith Collins with a 61% game.  Third was Kristin Brown and Bill Raleigh with a 58% game.  Fourth was Marg Gerhardt and Jean Nutile with a 57.18% game. 

The 2017 Pro - Am an Potluck was the highest attendance ever and a huge success.

2017 Ace of Clubs Masterpoint Race through October

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

2017 Mini McKenney Masterpoint Race through October

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 - sparky4921@gmail.com. 928-284-0855 or 928-300-0820. For 199'ers, please send your requests to Sonya also.

Results
Sat 16th Dec 2017
Rule of 8 team game
Director: Sedona Bridge Ce
Fri 15th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Marsha Helton
Thu 14th Dec 2017
199er Pairs
Director: Susan Howe
Wed 13th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Barb Ballard
Tue 12th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Bill Phillips
Mon 11th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Bill Phillips
Sat 9th Dec 2017
199er Pairs
Director: Marsha Helton
Calendar
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Charity Club Championship 1:00 PM
Tue 19th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed 20th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu 21st Dec 2017
199er Pairs
Charity Club Championship 1:00 PM
Fri 22nd Dec 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Sat 23rd Dec 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon 25th Dec 2017
NO GAME CHRISTMAS
Click for the latest results
For Partnership

Please send your partnership requests to Sonya Webber - sparky4921@gmail.com. 928-284-0855 or 928-300-0820. For 199'ers, please send your requests to Sonya also.

Results
Sat 16th Dec 2017
Rule of 8 team game
Director: Sedona Bridge Ce
Fri 15th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Marsha Helton
Thu 14th Dec 2017
199er Pairs
Director: Susan Howe
Wed 13th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Barb Ballard
Tue 12th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Bill Phillips
Mon 11th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Director: Bill Phillips
Sat 9th Dec 2017
199er Pairs
Director: Marsha Helton
Calendar
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
Charity Club Championship 1:00 PM
Tue 19th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed 20th Dec 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu 21st Dec 2017
199er Pairs
Charity Club Championship 1:00 PM
Fri 22nd Dec 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Sat 23rd Dec 2017
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon 25th Dec 2017
NO GAME CHRISTMAS