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Sunday Swiss Games On Hold

Normally, he Cashiers Duplicate Bridge Club holds Swiss Teams games from June - October on select Sundays.  Due to COVID 19, we have been forced to put these games on hold until further notice.  We will start again when it is safe.

Games normally begin at 1:30 and we ask everyone to be there at 1:15 so we can start on time.  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 <sdfree1@mac.com> 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.

 

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 normally 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 usually accommodate 24 tables, and RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER NECESSARY.  

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 2000 MPs
  • A Players - 2000 and above
Interclub Tournament 2022

Interclub Bridge Tournament - 2022

After a hold for COVID, the Interclub Bridge tournament will resume in 2022 marking the 17th year of competition.  The tournament will be held August 11 at Burlingame Country Club.  The 8 participating clubs are scheduled to be Cullasaja CC, Highlands CC, Mt. Laurel Tennis Club, Sapphire Valley CC, Burlingame CC, Wade Hampton GC, Wildcat Cliffs CC and Mountaintop CC.  The competition is held each year on a Thursday in August.

In this format, each club supplies two four-person teams for the competition – an A level team and a B level team based on Master points.  Each A team plays a six-board match against each other club’s A team for a total of seven rounds while the B group does the same.

Winner of the A group in 2019 was Cullasaja CC and winner of the B group was Wade Hampton.

Total victory points of the two teams from each club are added together to decide the overall championship.  In 2019, Wade Hampton won the competition for the first time ever, with Mt. Laurel coming in 2nd, and Cullasaja 3rd.

  

Suggestions Welcomed

We welcome any ideas on how to improve our Club. You may post them on our blog: 
http://www.cashiersbridge.blogspot.com/

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.

FACE TO FACE GAME SCHEDULE 2022
FACE TO FACE GAME SCHEDULE 2022

 

For the 2022 season, we are planning to begin games on May 31 and continue through the last Tuesday in September.  Joan Braender will be our main director again, but will be forced to miss a couple of Tuesdays.  We will cover those Tuesdays with alternate directors. 

Games begin at 1:00 pm sharp.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before all games so we can sign up and get settled to begin on time.  

ALL PLAYERS MUST BE VACCINATED TO PLAY.  WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S COOPERATION ON THIS RULE.  ON YOUR FIRST VISIT, YOU CAN BRING YOUR VACCINATION CARD OR A PICTURE OF YOUR CARD ON YOUR PHONE.  IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN EMAIL THE PICTURE OF YOUR CARD TO LEAH AT leahmargerison@gmail.com ANYTIME BEFORE THE GAME.  IF YOU SHOWED US YOUR FULLY VACCINATED CARD LAST YEAR, YOU ARE GOOD FOR THIS YEAR.

Dues this year will be only $5, provided you were a member last year.  We were sorry not to able to complete the season last year, and hope to not have that problem in 2022.

We are not ready to reinstate Sunday games or 299 games at this time.  We need more Tuesday Open tables before we believe that we could make either of those additional games work.  COVID has been very hard on face to face bridge. 

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

Game fees are $5 per game for members and $7 per game for non-members.  Membership fee for the season is $10, unless you were a member in 2021, when the fee will be $5.

All games will be held at the Cashiers Recreation Center, 355 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, N. C. which is located just west of the Cashiers Post Office. 

 

PARTNERSHIP DESK

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 thughes1549@gmail.com or Claudia O’Steen <ridosteen10@yahoo.com> 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.
Results
Club Championship
Director: Joel Haywood
Open Pairs
Director: Michael Outlaw
Club championship
Director: Michael Outlaw
Club championship
Director: Michael Outlaw
Calendar
Tue May 31, 2022
Grass Roots Charity Game
Cashiers Rec Ctr 1 PM
Director: Joan Braender
Tue Jun 7, 2022
Club Championship
Cashiers Rec Ctr 1 PM
Director: Joan Braender
Tue Jun 14, 2022
Club Championship
Cashiers Rec Ctr 1 PM
Director: Joan Braender
Tue Jun 21, 2022
Club Championship
Cashiers Rec Ctr 1 PM
Director: Joan Braender
Tue Jun 28, 2022
Open Game
Cashiers Rec Ctr 1 PM
Director: Joel Haywood
Tue Jul 5, 2022
Charity Game
Cashiers Rec Ctr 1 PM
Director: Joan Braender