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Sunday Swiss Games in 2019

The Cashiers Duplicate Bridge Club holds Swiss Teams games from June - October on select Sundays.  Games begin at 1:30 and we ask everyone to be there at 1:15 so we can start on time.  Look below for details and dates.  Each game is Eight is Enough as described below.   

1.  Each team may add up to NO MORE THAN 8 points for the total 4-person team.  Players under 300 masterpoints count as 1 point.  Players with 300-1000 masterpoints count as 2 points.  Players with over 1000 masterpoints count as 3 points.  A team may have LESS THAN 8 points or 8 points exactly, but not more than 8. This means that no team may have more than 2 A players and, if a team has 2 A players, they must be playing with 2 C players.

2.  We will play 4 rounds of 6 hands each, time permitting.  We must be finished in 4 hours or less, which should be no problem if everyone arrives on time and plays at a good pace.

3.  Cost is $3 to enter the Rec Center, which goes to the Center, and $5 for bridge club members (guests will pay $7). If you are a member of the Rec Center, then you only pay the $5 or $7 bridge fee. 

4.  If you plan to play, please email Sandra Freeman <> with your teammates names and the date you wish to play.  If we do not get enough for the game, Sandra will email you on the Saturday before the game to let you know.  As always, walk-ins of full four person teams are welcome, but reservations will have priority.

5. If you need teammates to make a team of four, please use our partnership desk link in the right hand column of this page.


Dates for Swiss Teams in 2019

Swiss Team Games for the 2019 season will be as follows.  All Swiss games start at 1:30.

June 23

July 21

August 4 and 18

September 15 

October 6 - win some Gold!


Welcome to Cashiers Duplicate Bridge Club
About Us
About Us

Welcome to the Cashiers Duplicate Bridge Club (CDBC) website. The CDBC is a member-owned club fully sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). It is a friendly game where all players are welcomed. The club was started around 1990 as a seasonal game with the able leadership of Jean and Ed Whitby. Cashiers Duplicate Bridge Club is incorporated as a non-profit organization to promote bridge games for members and guests.  The Club is adminisered by an elected Board of Directors. 

We currently have an OPEN game and a 299 game each Tuesday during the season at 1 PM (please arrive by 12:45) at the Cashiers Recreation Center. We can accommodate 24 tables, and RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER NECESSARY.  299 game each Tuesday is dependent on enough players. 

The club uses Bridgemate scoring terminals and we were able to purchase a dealing machine at the beginning of the 2014 season, so all games feature pre-dealt boards and hand records. Our goal is to have results posted on this website before our players return to their homes.

Cashiers is a lovely unincorporated municipality situated in the mountains of Southwestern North Carolina.  It is a destination vacation place for many who enjoy the simple life of Cashiers and the many activities it has to offer. It has cool summers, wonderful seasons, and superb places to eat. However, its main asset is the good people who come to Cashiers on vacation or that have homes here.

Game Stratification Levels

Our game generally uses the following stratification levels (But may be modified at the discretion of the Director)

  • C Players - 0 to 500 MPs
  • B Players - 500 to 1000 MPs
  • A Players -1000 and above
Interclub Tournament 2018

Wade Hampton hosted the annual Interclub bridge competition this year.  2018 marked the 15th year of competition.  Mountaintop CC was invited to join the 7 other clubs because Highlands Falls was unable to participate.  The 8 participants were Cullasaja, Highlands CC, Mt. Laurel Tennis Club, Sapphire Valley, Burlingame CC, Wade Hampton GC, Wildcat Cliffs CC and Mountaintop CC.


Wildcat Cliffs CC for won the competition for the fourth time in five years, with Mt. Laurel only two points back in 2nd and Sapphire Valley coming in 3rd.


Following competition, the captains of the 8 clubs met and decided the following:

  1. The club in charge will set the date by May 1st for the competition to be held on a Thursday in August.
  2. Cullasaja offered to host the clubs in 2019. After that, the clubs will host in alphabetical order starting with Burlingame in 2020. See other news column at top left in the index. 
  3. It was unanimously agreed that the 8 clubs that participated this year will have first right of refusal for next year and that Highlands Falls will be the first alternate in the event that one of the clubs can’t field a team.
Suggestions Welcomed

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Phone App

Click here for info on the Bridgewebs iPhone app. You can view results from the Cashiers Bridge Club as well as other clubs using Bridgewebs while away from your computer.

Game Schedule and New Fee Structure
Game Schedule and New Fee Structure

We will have sanctioned Open and 299 pairs games every Tuesday beginning May 14 through October 22 at 1:00 PM provided that we have enough players to justify both sections.  If we do not have enough players, we will only have an Open game that day. 

New for 2019, we will also have occasional Sunday Open pairs games at 1:30 as listed below.

June 2

July 7 and 28

August 25

October 13 and 20

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before all games so we can sign up and get settled to begin on time.  

We were forced to raise game fees for 2019 to $5 per game for members and $7 per game for non-members.  This change was necessitated by rising rents in the area.  For us to continue to have our excellent full time Director Joan Braender we had to help her cover this greatly increased rent cost.  Membership fee for the season is still $10.      

All games will be held at the Cashiers Recreation Center, which is located just west of the Cashiers Post Office.  In addition, the club will be having Swiss Team games on some Sundays during the season.  Please see the information box in the left hand column of this page for more information plus the dates of those Swiss Games.



Cashiers Bridge Club has a partnership desk for your convenience.  If you need a partner for a Tuesday pairs game or a Sunday Swiss game, please send the following information to one of the partnership co-chairpersons listed below.

  1. Name and contact information
  2. Approximate number of masterpoints

Like the current dating sites, we will do our best to match players who have told us that they are looking for partners.  We are not going to go searching, and unfortunately, can’t provide any guarantees of success. 

Please contact Trisha Hughes or Claudia O’Steen <> with your information.

Results & Calendar
The most recently posted results are listed in the left column below. Future games are shown in the right column.  A complete list of older results and future events are shown under the Results and Calendar tabs on the left side of the home page.
Open and 299er game - Unit Championship - extra points
Director: Joan Braender
Open and 299er game - Club Championship - extra points
Director: Joan Braender
Open pairs
Director: Joan Braender
Open and 299er game - Grass Roots FUNd - extra points
Director: Joan Braender
Tue Jun 18, 2019
Open and 299er game - NAP North American pairs - extra points
Cashiers Rec Center 1:00
Director: Joan Braender
Sun Jun 23, 2019
Swiss Teams - 8 is enough
Cashiers Rec Center 1:30
The format for this game is explained in the left hand column of the CDBC website.
Director: Joan Braender
Tue Jun 25, 2019
Open and 299er game - NAP North American pairs, extra points
Cashiers Rec Center 1:00
Director: Joan Braender
Tue Jul 2, 2019
Open and 299er game, Charity game
Cashiers Rec Center 1:00
Extra points - no extra fees
Director: Joan Braender
Sun Jul 7, 2019
Open and 299er game - NAP, North American pairs
Cashiers Rec Center 1:00
Extra points, no extra fees
Director: Joan Braender
Tue Jul 9, 2019
Open and 299er game - NAP, North American pairs
Cashiers Rec Center 1:00
Extra points, no extra fees
Director: Joan Braender