Many of you have read the article on Arnold Palmer playing bridge in our monthly bulletin which is available at http://stpetebridgebulletin.org/Dec-2016-1/index.html
In one of his last golf games, his opponent may have asked him how many notable bridge events were coming up in December in St. Petersburg, just as he was swinging. Palmer yelled “Fore!”
Let’s review this and see what he had in mind.
Event 1. – The Holiday/Christmas party on December 10. A Pot Luck dinner is planned for 6:00 and the Jack Batcheller Memorial Game will begin at 7:00. Make plans today, sign up at the club and don’t forget a toy for the families of Isaiah’s Inn.
Event 2 – Defense Boot Camp/Seminar – December 17/18.
Palmer spoke at many seminars, like the one pictured above, but he was thinking about the Defense Boot Camp on December 17/18 with Andrew Garnett. Details are on flyers at the club and on the website at http://www.bridgewebs.com/stpetersburg/2016%20Dec%2017-18%20Defense%20Bootcamp.pdf This is a great deal for $40 for one day or $65 for both days. Sign up at the club or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew’s book, Basic Defensive Communications, has just earned an A- rating from the editor of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin.
Event 3 – STAC Week – December 5-11
You can earn silver points all this week at the club. Here is the list of the games and lessons planned this week:
Monday at 9:30 – 0-20ish Game (Mini-lesson at 9:00)
Monday at 9:30 – Defense Class
Monday at 12:30 – Open and 499er STAC Games
Monday at 6:30 – STAC Game
Tuesday at 9:00 – 299er STAC Game
Tuesday at 12:30 – STAC Game
Tuesday at 6:30 – Intermediate STAC Game
Wednesday at 12:30 – Open and 499er STAC Games
Wednesday at 6:30 – Thinking Bridge Class
Thursday at 9:30 – Intermediate Class
Thursday at 12:30 – Open and 299er STAC Games
Thursday at 6:30 – STAC Team Game
Friday at 9:30 – Hand Analysis – Conventions
Friday at 9:45 – Supervised Play
Friday at 12:30 – Open and 499er STAC Games
Saturday at 10:30 – STAC Game
Saturday at 6:00 – Holiday Pot Luck Dinner
Saturday at 7:00 – Jack Batcheller Memorial STAC Game
Sunday at 1:00 – Open and 499er STAC Team Games
Event 4 – The 4th event could be any of the following:
All of December – membership renewal
Thursday December 15 at 6:30 – Eight is Enough Team Game
Saturday December 31 at 6:30– New Year’s Eve Game
You can see that not playing bridge would make a hole in one’s schedule.
See you at the club.