THUNDER BAY DBC
THUNDER BAY DBC
DAVE McLELLAND PLATINUM LIFE MASTER
DAVE McLELLAND PLATINUM LIFE MASTER

 

 

Dave McLellan-Platinum Life Master-10,000 MP
 

Congratulations to Dave McLellan on achieving his Platinum Life Masters.

Dave began playing bridge while at Lakehead University in the early 1970’s.  He was watching some guys playing a card game which he thought was whist and was asked to join.  To his surprise it was bridge and he instantly fell in love with the game.  Dave went to the library and took out his first bridge book of 622 pages called Goren's Standard Bridge Encyclopedia and devoured it from cover to cover.

He went to a duplicate bridge game for the first time with Don Kachkowski which turned out to be a tournament at Lakehead University and he has been hooked ever since.

His early partners were John LeBlanc(deceased), Freddie King (deceased), Cary Salmi and Rollie LaFramboise.

Dave won all his required 50 gold master points at his very first regional with his partner Rollie.  Later he partnered with Cliff Campbell, Don Domansky and Larry Hansen with whom he won many Regional events and placed in National events.

Another favourite partner of  10 years was Bill Treble from Winnipeg .  This was an extremely successful pairing as they won the Canadian Open Pairs twice.

Some of the proud highlights of Dave’s career have been:

Winner of the Don Henry Pairs 4 times in a row with Larry Hansen who Dave considered his tutor.

Placing in the Blue Ribbon Pairs.

Placing in the Vanderbilt Teams with Don Domansky.  The team lost in the quarter finals to a team headed by famous bridge icon Zia Mahmood and his team.

Dave and Guy Coutanche played on a Winnipeg team in the 90’s.  They were not a regular partnership but played well and managed to get to the semi-finals before losing. 

Dave’s favourite tournament was the Moose Jaw Regional where he won 4 team events and a 3rd place finish in another.

Bridge has been good to Dave and it’s also where he met his best friend Ross Cody when he first started playing.  They set up their first game at the club placing first and never looked back with a friendship of over 40 years

A lifelong job as an accountant came along through bridge when the late John Dagsvik and his wife Marlene Bloom allowed Dave to pursue tournament bridge by giving him a flexible work schedule.  Dave thanks both of you for your kindness. 

He also remembers fondly all the years of fun, friendship, home games and parties with a host of friends--too many to list. Thanks to all.

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SPECIAL GAMES


WED., MAY 4, 7:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--SWISS TEAM OPEN

THURS., MAY 5, 1:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--DISTRICT 2 STac OPEN

MONDAY, MAY 9, 11:00 A.M.--CLUB AGM OLD FORT WILLIAM

THURS., MAY 19, 1:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--GRASS ROOTS FUND GAME

TUES., MAY 24, 7:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--GRASS ROOTS FUND GAME

WED., MAY 25,  7:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--SWISS TEAMS OPEN

MONDAY, MAY 30, 1:00 P.M. AT 55 PLUS--GRASS ROOTS FUND GAME

 

AGM MONDAY, MAY 9

THE TBDBC ANNUAL GENEREAL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT OLD FORT WILLIAM ON MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 STARTING AT 11:00 A.M.

WE HAVE THREE POSITIONS OPEN FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  JUDY HATCHER, PAT SLOAN AND SHIRLEY BENT WILL BE APPROACHING MEMBERS FOR A SHOW OF INTEREST.

FURTHER DETAILS WILL FOLLOW.

ON MONDAY APRIL 4, 2016 THE BOARD CONVENED AT THE 55 PLUS CENTRE TO REVIEW AND ACCEPTED NEW POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THE WEBSITE, DEALING MACHINE AND CLUB MANAGER'S DUTIES (ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS FROM A PREVIOUS PROPOSAL).  THEY ALSO  REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED CHANGES TO THE DIRECTOR'S POLICY AND TBDBC POLICY AND PROCEDURES.

THE MINUTES OF APRIL 4 MEETING MAY BE VIEWED ON THE WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON TBDBC/UNIT 228 AT THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE SCREEN.  THE NEW POLICY AND PROCEDURES MAY BE VIEWED ON THE WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON INFORMATION ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE SCREEN AND  POLICY AND PROCEDURES AND SCROLLING DOWN TO REVIEW ALL POLICIES.

COPIES WILL ALSO BE POSTED AT THE COLUMBUS CENTRE AND 55 PLUS.

A VOTE ON THE NEW POLICY AND PROCEDURES AND AMENDMANTS TO THE OTHERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE AGM.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT GLORIA BORTOLUSSI OR FRASER COULL.

 

Results
Wed 4th May 2016
Stac Teams
Director: Jim Hobson
Tue 3rd May 2016
Tuesday Evening Session
Director: Francis Gaudino
Mon 2nd May 2016
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Jim Hobson
Sun 1st May 2016
0PEN SWISS
Director: Thunder Bay
Sat 30th Apr 2016
DON HENRY MEMORIAL PAIRS 1000 AM
Director: Thunder Bay
Calendar
Thu 5th May 2016
Mon 9th May 2016
Tue 10th May 2016
Wed 11th May 2016
Thu 12th May 2016
Click for the latest results
SPECIAL GAMES


WED., MAY 4, 7:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--SWISS TEAM OPEN

THURS., MAY 5, 1:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--DISTRICT 2 STac OPEN

MONDAY, MAY 9, 11:00 A.M.--CLUB AGM OLD FORT WILLIAM

THURS., MAY 19, 1:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--GRASS ROOTS FUND GAME

TUES., MAY 24, 7:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--GRASS ROOTS FUND GAME

WED., MAY 25,  7:00 P.M. AT K.C. HALL--SWISS TEAMS OPEN

MONDAY, MAY 30, 1:00 P.M. AT 55 PLUS--GRASS ROOTS FUND GAME

 

AGM MONDAY, MAY 9

THE TBDBC ANNUAL GENEREAL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT OLD FORT WILLIAM ON MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 STARTING AT 11:00 A.M.

WE HAVE THREE POSITIONS OPEN FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  JUDY HATCHER, PAT SLOAN AND SHIRLEY BENT WILL BE APPROACHING MEMBERS FOR A SHOW OF INTEREST.

FURTHER DETAILS WILL FOLLOW.

ON MONDAY APRIL 4, 2016 THE BOARD CONVENED AT THE 55 PLUS CENTRE TO REVIEW AND ACCEPTED NEW POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR THE WEBSITE, DEALING MACHINE AND CLUB MANAGER'S DUTIES (ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS FROM A PREVIOUS PROPOSAL).  THEY ALSO  REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED CHANGES TO THE DIRECTOR'S POLICY AND TBDBC POLICY AND PROCEDURES.

THE MINUTES OF APRIL 4 MEETING MAY BE VIEWED ON THE WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON TBDBC/UNIT 228 AT THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE SCREEN.  THE NEW POLICY AND PROCEDURES MAY BE VIEWED ON THE WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON INFORMATION ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE SCREEN AND  POLICY AND PROCEDURES AND SCROLLING DOWN TO REVIEW ALL POLICIES.

COPIES WILL ALSO BE POSTED AT THE COLUMBUS CENTRE AND 55 PLUS.

A VOTE ON THE NEW POLICY AND PROCEDURES AND AMENDMANTS TO THE OTHERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE AGM.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT GLORIA BORTOLUSSI OR FRASER COULL.

 

Results
Wed 4th May 2016
Stac Teams
Director: Jim Hobson
Tue 3rd May 2016
Tuesday Evening Session
Director: Francis Gaudino
Mon 2nd May 2016
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Jim Hobson
Sun 1st May 2016
0PEN SWISS
Director: Thunder Bay
Sat 30th Apr 2016
DON HENRY MEMORIAL PAIRS 1000 AM
Director: Thunder Bay
Calendar
Thu 5th May 2016
Mon 9th May 2016
Tue 10th May 2016
Wed 11th May 2016
Thu 12th May 2016