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or our webmaster,  Clay Hall.

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Leave the perfumes at home, Please!!!

Please remember that many of our players are “scensitive” to strong fragrances. BDBC is officially a “No Fragrance” facility, so resolve to abstain from wearing fragrance when you play bridge. Thank you.

Welcome to Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club
Notable events this week include:

Join us for our Aces for Alzheimer's fundraising week supporting Alzheimer’s disease, care and research. Held during the week of June 21, 2019 – the longest day of the year – the event symbolizes the difficult journey of those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Show your support by participating in Aces for Alzheimer's games and lessons. You’ll be honoring the more than 35 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer’s and countless caregivers who face this disease. And by playing bridge, you’ll show the world there is a fun game that may help slow the onset of this disease. From sunrise to sunset, members across the country will host tournaments, teach lessons and play multiple sessions to advance the cause. We are offering several special events on Tuesday 6/18, which we have selected as our Longest Day: 9:30 Our regularly scheduled 0-999 game and an additional Open Section 1:00 Open Game 1:15 Beginner Game 5:30 Silent Auction Ends 6:30 Evening Pairs Game (Imp pairs if our Acbl scoring program will support it - otherwise Charity Championship Pairs) All non-beginner games this week are Charity Championships, featuring extra masterpoints.

You won't want to miss Clay's Thursday night Eight is Enough Swiss Teams, Dennis' relaxed Saturday no-2 Life Master game, and Bonnie's renowned Saturday night Special (5:30 social hour 6:30 game time). Sign up sheets are posted at the club for both Saturday games.

We invite new and improving players to Diamond Life Master Keith Henderson free lecture about Tournament Strategy on Wednesday at 11:15, before the afternoon games. Come and learn tournament protocol and the difference in Swiss Team play and Pairs play. Keith knows the tournament world well and can improve your chances of success at our upcoming tournament (6/27 - 6/30). RSVP with Education Chair Diane Heath by emailing or texting 205-902-6529.

Tournament Chair Crispin Cantrell requests volunteers to sign up to bring breakfast nibbles for the tournament. We will also need ice. As many have observed, our ice machine cannot keep up with the heavy demand. Your Board of Directors is aware of the problem and is discussing our options. I am not aware of any imminent solution; so please be patient and plan accordingly. 

Get those bids in for the Silent Auction! The money goes to a great cause.

Next 8 is enuf team game, This Thurs June 20th, 6:30PM

This Thursday evening we will hold the eight is enough team game. Please contsct Clay with your team plans, he will be trying to put together teams throughout this week. His number is 205-967-2809, call or text, or email at This will be a charity game for our ACES for Alzheimers($8).

This Saturday the 22nd at 10AM No 2 LM

No 2 LM game on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.   

Dennis is offering another relaxed no 2 Life Master Club Championship game on Saturday, June 22nd - $8 Charity game during Aces for Alzheimer's week of charity games.

Saturday Special -- THIS SATURDAY

Let’s enjoy a lovely evening on the pavilion. BYOB and also bring you’re favorite appetizer or hors d’oeuvres.

Come to socialize between 5:15-6:30 Game starts at 6:30.

Sign up and let Bonnie know if you can join us, or need help finding a partner.

Plans for the next Birmingham Regional have begun!!

Oh, Oh, Oh, it’s Magic! Please Help Us Advertise Our 2020 Regional

Believe it or not, we are already making plans for the Magic City Regional during

the week of March 2-8, 2020, and you can help us spread the word. When you

go to a tournament, wear a button advertising our event, and take business cards

to give to people that you meet from other clubs. The cards and buttons are

located on the shelf that holds the pencil sharpener and timer. We have plenty of

cards to distribute and about 50 buttons for tournament-goers. In addition, let co-

chairs Martha Chitwood or Beth Stewart know if you are heading to a tournament

that will allow us to hang our banner. We’d love for you to take it.

Thanks for your help. It’s going to be a magical event!

Martha and Beth

Open Pairs
Director: Dennis Luft
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Director: Mike DeVivo
Event Name
Director: R Whiting
Beginner Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
Please arrive early!

Please arrive 15 minutes before game time to allow our directors enough time to effectively plan the layout so that we may begin playing at the scheduled hour. (If we begin on time, then we can finish in a timely manner.) Thank you!

ICE Machine

Our ice machine is a delicate instrument for our pleasure. However we need to treat it properly. Please do not ever pour drinks, coffee or anything other than water and ice down the drain there! A new machine will cost us all $4000.


We need YOU as a host at your favorite game.  All games are in need of hosts, and the respective directors would appreciate having you on the host schedule.  Check with the directors of the games in which you are interested in hosting, and let them know you want to volunteer.  (Game hosts need to arrive a little earlier and be prepared to play with a person they have not met or played with before. Hosts are allowed a free play, and in the event a host is not needed that day the free game may be applied later.)