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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.
We had a fun time playing bridge on the 4th of July. We had some visitors - Jean and Mike Forona who are longtime friends and members of WHBC.
WHBC will host STaC games on August 14, 15, and 17.
Games will start at 1:00. Hope to see you there.
We will be playing North American Pairs on:
June 8 & 22
July 13 & 27
August 10 & 24
You can earn red points and qualify for gold at the district levels.
An extra fee will be charged.
Lucille Pierpont July 1
Elsa Nail July 11
Don Lewis July 17
We had a partnership misunderstanding.
My partner assumed I knew what I was doing.
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.
Our bridge teacher would like to begin some classes: beginning and advanced. If you have an interest in joining a class, please call the club.
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.
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).”
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.
TOURNAMENT RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT http://Live.ACBL.org
Allyn Lucas 5.64
Anne Lambdin 5.63
Kevin Gervase 3.98
Lynda Bush 3.69
Nancy McNamara 3.56
In order to properly enforce "Zero Tolerance", players MUST report an infraction WHEN it occurs. ACBL is strictly enforcing this policy and we intend to do so as well.
We want all players to feel comfortable and enjoy their game. If you are made to feel uncomfortable during play, please notify the Director and let her/him make a ruling.
The Winter Haven Bridge Club will make every reasonable effort to assure disabled members can participate in our bridge activities, consistent with ACBL policy.
The WHBC policy is that everyone plays. If you don't have a partner - come on in and you will. Guaranteed!
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?
*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.
Name badges are available for purchase, ranging from $6.00-$13.00, The order form is available at the club.