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Winter Haven Bridge Club Contact Information

1805 9th St. S.E.

Winter Haven, FL  33880

For more information regarding club activities or  our web site,

please call (863) 293-8785

or email us at whbc2014@gmail.com

 

Directions to the Winter Haven Bridge Club:

From the South, take US 27 North to SR 540 (Cypress Gardens Blvd.)  From the North take US 27 South to SR 540.  Go West on SR 540 approximately 6 miles; turn left at 9th St. (at traffic light with McDonalds on the left).  Bridge Center is the first building on the right, behind McDonalds.

 
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If you are interested in beginning bridge lessons please call the club for more information.

Bridge Review
Bridge Review

Every Tuesday at noon Anne reviews the week's previous hard to bid or play hands.  Anne will offer her expertise in each of these lessons.  The lessons are free...all are welcome to join us.

Lessons Offered by Ann Caron

 Tuesdays  10:00, on 2/1 - $7.00 per class

♠  Thursdays 10:00 on defense - $7.00 perclass

WHBC "Sit Out" Policy

When a sit out is necessary it is the club's policy to always have the sit out be North/South.

Please keep this in mind when you choose where you sit.

Everyone Plays

The WHBC policy is that everyone plays.  If you don't have a partner - come on in and you will.  Guaranteed!

On Bridge Partnerships

We had a partnership misunderstanding. 

My partner assumed I knew what I was doing.

The Wall Street Journal just declared bridge, not chess, the ultimate game of strategy.
The Wall Street Journal just declared bridge, not chess, the ultimate game of strategy.

 Author Michael Ledeen says, “Bridge is largely about communication, and every message a player sends—by bidding or playing a significant card—is broadcast to the player’s partner and his opponents. Frequently a player will have to decide whether he would rather tell the truth to his partner (thereby informing his opponents) or deceive the enemy (thus running the risk of seriously fooling his ally across the table).”

Name Badges for Sale

Name badges are available for purchase, ranging from $6.00-$13.00,  The order form is available at the club.

Common Game
Common Game

Our dealing machine only deals hands from the Common Game.

What is the Common Game?  The Common Game is a service offered through local clubs that provides bridge players the opportunity to compare their results with players at other clubs, playing the same hands, in Florida and across the country.*

What does it offer to clubs and players?

  • Players can compare their results with players in Florida and across the country
  • Pro analysis of many of the interesting hands played
  • Individual play analysis (if your club uses Bridgemates/BridgePads)
  • Prizes awarded monthly, quarterly, and annually for both performance and attendance
  • New contests coming soon

*Participants in the Common Game does not affect a player's score or masterpoint award at the local club.  The ACBL masterpoints continue to be scored and reported as always. Common Game awards are based on match-pointed results across the larger field.

 

Notes on the Common Game
Notes on the Common Game
 
As most of you are aware, all of our hand records for games come to us from The Common Game.  That enables players to compare their results with players across the world.  In addition, you get the benefit of Personal Play Analysis, if you are a member of ACBL, and Expert Analysis of selected hands, if you review The Common Game website. 
 
We frequently hear comments by players regarding the "stacking of the cards" or the "elimination of all of the 'normal' hands" by the hands generated from The Common Game.  It is against ACBL policy to meddle with random deals in any way.  Click on the link below if you would like any more details.
 
 
It is actually quite interesting ... very, very technical ... but interesting!  Guess when you have the option for 53,644,737,765,488,792,839,237,440,000 or 53 octillion different deals, there are going to be a lot of strange hands!
Cell Phones

 

Please quiet them or turn off your cell phones during bridge.  If you must receive a call during game time, please step outside to talk.  This is for the convenience of all.  Thank you.

Be Scent-sitive

Some people have an extreme sensitivity to fragrances (colognes or perfumes). Many ACBL clubs, units and districts have adopted policies that prohibit players from wearing fragrances.  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.  For these individuals, the issue is much more serious than simply disliking a particular smell — it’s a real health problem.

 

The ACBL asks everyone to give this issue the consideration it deserves. Please, if you’re going to play in a club or a tournament, don’t wear cologne, perfume or scented lotions.

 

 
FLASH MOB SWISS TEAMS

 

     On Thursday, February 23rd we are going to hold a Swiss Team event with a slightly different format.  Players should arrive as pairs, and we will match pairs up by putting the pair with the most total masterpoints with the one with the fewest, 2nd most with 2nd fewest, etc.  In the match, the stronger pairs will play each other.  We will probably have 4 matches of 6 or 7 boards.

      This idea was inspired by a letter on page 8 of January’s ACBL bulletin. We hope that this will be an ongoing thing, and that Thursday attendance will pick up.  If you have any questions, call the club at 863-293-8785.

Saturday Night Potluck and Bridge

February 18

Game starts at 4:00

Please RSVP at the club

 

PLEASE NOTE THE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY'S GAME HAVE BEEN REVISED. PLEASE CONSULT THE RESULTS PAGE.

 

Celebrating with Friends

 

 

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February Birthdays

 

Pat Foster

Mary Ruth Smith

Keith Stevens

Susan Singleton

 

February 4

February 12

February 15

February 22

 

Looking for Pencils...
Looking for Pencils...

Please check your drawers, car, pockets and cupboards to see if you can find any pencils - the club's supply is running low.  Thank you.

ACBL Live Results

 

TOURNAMENT RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT http://Live.ACBL.org

You may also register at MYACBL to receive tournament results via email

 

ZERO TOLERANCE

 

WHBC Policy

The Winter Haven Bridge Club will make every reasonable effort to assure disabled members can participate in our bridge activities, consistent with ACBL policy.

Congratulations Point Leaders for January
The top five were:  



 
Ginny Rosen 9.71
Paul Campbell 9.51
Dave Lennox 6.84
Don Lewis 6.63
Allyn Lucas 6.37

This does not include any silver points received

Calendar
23rd February 2017
Flash Mob Swiss Teams
1:00
Director: Sally Bonkoski
24th February 2017
open/stratified
1:00
Director: Sally Bonkoski
28th February 2017
open/stratified Lesson at Noon
1:00
Director: Anne Lambdin
Results
22nd February 2017
open/statified
Director: Sally Bonkoski
21st February 2017
open/stratified Lesson at Noon
Director: Anne Lambdin
18th February 2017
Potluck & bridge, 3rd Sat of every month, rsvp
Director: Sally Bonkoski
ACBL Live Results

 

TOURNAMENT RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT http://Live.ACBL.org

You may also register at MYACBL to receive tournament results via email

 

ZERO TOLERANCE

 

WHBC Policy

The Winter Haven Bridge Club will make every reasonable effort to assure disabled members can participate in our bridge activities, consistent with ACBL policy.

Congratulations Point Leaders for January
The top five were:  



 
Ginny Rosen 9.71
Paul Campbell 9.51
Dave Lennox 6.84
Don Lewis 6.63
Allyn Lucas 6.37

This does not include any silver points received

Calendar
23rd February 2017
Flash Mob Swiss Teams
1:00
Director: Sally Bonkoski
24th February 2017
open/stratified
1:00
Director: Sally Bonkoski
28th February 2017
open/stratified Lesson at Noon
1:00
Director: Anne Lambdin
Results
22nd February 2017
open/statified
Director: Sally Bonkoski
21st February 2017
open/stratified Lesson at Noon
Director: Anne Lambdin
18th February 2017
Potluck & bridge, 3rd Sat of every month, rsvp
Director: Sally Bonkoski