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All Brevard Duplicate Bridge games are now face-to-face at the French Broad Commuity Center.  Proof of complete vaccination is required to play face-to-face.

Brevard Duplicate General Information

Brevard Duplicate is a small, friendly club formed in March 2015.  Our club is located in Brevard, North Carolina--home of the white squirrel. Yes, you can sometimes see white squirrels in the parking lot.  Generally we host 6 to 8 tables and 10 to 12 in the summer months.  Brevard Duplicate holds its sessions in the French Broad Community Center at 281 E. French Broad Street.  This center belongs to the City of Brevard.  Parking at the Center is limited, so come early for the best spots.  There are coffee and snacks at the games.  Although small, the club welcomes all newcomers.   Proof of complete vaccination is required to play.

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Play of the Hand Class Starting Sunday, May 15th at the French Broad Community Center

 

Click HERE to register for the Play of the Hand Class.


Do you ever wonder if you could have made an extra trick when playing a contract?  Do you want to know how some people always manage to make that extra trick?  

If so, then the Play of the Hand class is for you!  During this six session course you will learn how to generate additional tricks through:

  • Promotion and Length
  • Finesses
  • Ruffing and Discarding Losers
  • Creating Entries
  • Thwarting the Opponents

The class will run for six consecutive Sundays starting on May 15. 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the French Broad Community Center.  June Patton, an accredited teacher with the American Contract Bridge League, will teach the two-hour classes. 

This class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate players who have some familiarity with the Standard American bidding system.  We will do some review of bidding, but the emphasis will be on declarer play.

There is a required text for the course: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century.  The cost is about $20.00.  It can be purchased from Baron Barclay or Amazon

Pre-registration and vaccination are required.  You can pre-register HERE 

For further information contact:

June at 781-771-9975 (call or text) or email junepatton@gmail.com

Two-Over-One Game Forcing Class to Start Friday, My 20, 2022

Get to the best contract!  June Patton, an ACBL Accredited Best Practices teacher will teach a course on Two-Over-One Game Forcing (2/1 GF) starting Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM at the French Broad Community Center.  The class will run assuming there is sufficient interest.

Two-Over-One Game Forcing (2/1 GF) is a variation of the Standard American bidding system.  It helps players reach the optimal contract more easily by removing some of the guesswork in the auction.  

From bridgebum.com:

When the auction begins 1D/H/S, a simple 2-level response in a new suit is forcing to game.

2/1 GF offers the psychological reassurance that you'll never be accidentally dropped in a partscore. Have you ever made a "forcing" rebid with 17 points and watched partner pull out the Pass card? If so, you might know what I mean.

As for actual science, 2/1 saves bidding space by curtailing the need for strong jump bids by either player. This extra space can be used to bid games and slams more precisely.

The course will consist of eight two hour classes covering the following topics:

  • Two-Over-One Game Forcing
  • Supporting Partner’s Major Suit Opening Bid
  • 1NT Forcing
  • Responding to Partner’s 1D Opening Bid
  • Finding Slam
  • Review

The class is appropriate for intermediate to advanced players who have familiarity with the Standard American bidding system.

Vaccination and pre registration are required.  You can register HERE.

There is no textbook required for this course.  June will email handouts prior to each session. 

For further information contact:

June at 781-771-9975 (call or text) or email junepatton@gmail.com

All Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club games are now face-to-face at the French Broad Community Center.
All Brevard Duplicate Bridge Club games are now face-to-face at the French Broad Community Center.  The Thursday and Friday games are open games, and the Tuesday game is a casual game (no masterpoints).  All games start at 1:00 PM.  
Get Results From Our Online Games

You can see results from our online games at the link below:

Results Posted on ACBL Live - These results don't include the hand records, but do show how each board was played by every pair.  In addition, these results include the actual masterpoints awarded by the ACBL.

You can now also see your results right here on our website!  The online games are included in the competitions, so you an see how you're doing compared with your friends.

Results
PAIRS; Open
Director: Pam Harpootlian
PAIRS; Open
Director: Barry Nhanchett
PAIRS; Open
Director: Pam Harpootlian
Calendar
Tue May 31, 2022
CASUAL BRIDGE
FBCC 1:00 PM
Thu Jun 2, 2022
PAIRS; Open
FBCC 1:00 PM
Fri Jun 3, 2022
PAIRS; Open
FBCC 1:00 PM
Our Club's Board Members

Brevard Duplicate Bridge Advisory Board
Leslie Cole

Pam Harpootlian
Morris Jenkins
Joan Neeman

June Patton
Andy Stratton
Barbara Tapley

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