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

You often earn better results when you play the hand instead of defending. Balancing is a strategy that will allow your side to play more hands. Keith Henderson will be leading three nights of FREE classes on Balancing in Contract Bridge beginning this Monday night at 6:30 PM in the Heart room. We are expecting a large turnout. Please be considerate of the instructor and your fellow participants by turning cell phones off and keeping side conversations to a minimum.


October is Breast Cancer awareness month. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Every step, every dollar, and every voice matters. We are running special Charity Championship games this week benefiting Susan G Komen for the Cure on Monday afternoon (open game only), Tuesday afternoon (open game only), Wednesday afternoon (all games) and Friday Morning (all games). Friday morning players are invited to wear pink to demonstrate support for the cause.
Robert is covering the Monday morning game and Ann Richmond has the Tuesday afternoon game while Mike is enjoying his Italian adventure.


Please consider signing up for the Host program. Hosts either play for free on the day of the event, or they receive a free play for a future game. Ron will be providing his almost famous barbecue sandwiches for September hosts on Wednesday 10/30, as promised.


Looking ahead to our upcoming tournaments through 2019: Nov. 21-24, 2019 Sectional at our club (SILVER points)

Education Opportunities

You often earn better results when you play the hand instead of defending. Balancing is a strategy that will allow your side to play more hands. Keith Henderson will be leading FREE classes on Balancing in Contract Bridge on October 14, 21, and 28 at 6:30 PM at the club. All are welcome to learn the rewards and risks of this proven bidding strategy.

 

BEGINNER CLASSES
Classes have started and the students are having a fun time learning our
game. Should anyone want a refresher course on a topic, these are the
planned sessions:

Oct. 14 Play of the Hand
Oct. 21 Defense
Oct. 28 BIG Hands
Nov. 4 HUGE Hands
Nov. 11 Blackwood and Gerber
Nov. 18 Rebids and Review
Dec. 2 Scoring and More Defense (This is the final class)
The classes meet in the Education Center.
Get the word out to friends and family, or to strangers that you meet
on the street, that these classes are starting soon. Our members are
great recruiters!

Results
Beginner Game
Director: Mike DeVivo
Monday Afternoon Session
Director: Ann Richmond
1999er Pairs
Director: Ann Richmond
Friday Morning Session
Director: Ann Richmond
GOT A BOOK?

We have many overdue books, and our  librarian making big effort to run down books.

Please look under your pillows for any club books. Thank You.

Amazon Smile

Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices.
If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Birmingham Duplicate Bridge Club in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions. AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users.