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The Summer Season is upon us and many of our players have headed back up North.   We are trying very hard to keep track of all the players that still available to play in the Fort Myers area.   If you have not already filled out a Snowbird form, please do so when you can.

Also, it is important during this time for the health of the club that our players continue to support the club by playing in the Florida Bridge Collection's online games.

Thanks and see everyone again in the fall!

Don McCullough- Club Manager 

Welcome to City of Palms Bridge Club
Introducing the Shark Bridge Teaching Console
Introducing the Shark Bridge Teaching Console

We are starting teaching sessions using the Shark Bridge Teaching Console (SBTC).   (These are online classes and we will be using Zoom)

We are very excited to be using this new tool, Winner of ABTA's 2020 technology of the year award.

 

 

Zoom Link:   https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82892561178?pwd=oVZedMuBBoRgRc2Q9aKnQEUgDeuup8.1

 

Shark Bridge Teaching Console Link:  https://secure.emabridge.com/bridge.php?h=acbl&t=Toledomac&ac=CityofPalms&nli

 

June 2024 Calendar Shark Bridge Teaching

 

All classes are limited to the first 20 players. (We will add players not making the class to a waiting list)   You are not competing against each other.    The Introduction session is always free.

 

We will schedule a couple classes each week and have repeat classes from time to time so that you can catch up with any classes that you missed.     Each session will be approximately 60-75 minutes long.

 

Each class session will cost $15 or you may buy 10 classes for $120 or 25 classes for $250.       Class fees must be prepaid in advance.   You may pay for these at the club, or Zelle the money to don@questiv.com.    

 

Click here to register!

 

 

 

 

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City of Palms Schedule of Live Bridge at the Club
City of Palms Schedule of Live Bridge at the Club

 

We play pairs games Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday at 12:15 pm at the City of Palms Bridge Club. 

All games are stratified. 

Entry fees are $10/Member $12/NonMember.    

Reservations are requested, but not required.   Reservations help us start the game on time with proper stratification.

Partnerships are on hiatus and will return in the fall. 

Call (239) 288-5394 or 288-5388, use the Member AreaCalendar Month, or Partners/Booking Forms for Partnerships or Booking your seat.  You can also use the daily books in the kitchen at the club 

Where:  City of Palms Bridge Club, 16520 S. Tamiami Trail Units 209,211,213,215, Fort Myers, FL  33913. 2nd Floor, above Island Park Dental.

Please use the first row of parking only if you have a walking handicap.   

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City of Palms Schedule of Online Bridge on BBO
City of Palms Schedule of Online Bridge on BBO

The City of Palms Bridge Club is part of the 20  Florida bridge clubs forming the SE Bridge Collective for Online BBO Games

You can support our bridge club when not playing face to face by signing into bridge base and playing in one of these games.   We receive a portion of the entry fee every time a member plays.   

Put your team together and play in one of the Swiss Team games on Sundays.   

Playing in ACBL, speedball or other club's virtual games returns no moneys to us.   Also do not wait until the last minute to register.  

We realize the lure of playing in the bigger games on BBO, but if everyone keeps sitting and waiting to sign up we will never get these games off the ground.    

 

 

Where:  Bridge Base Online www.bridgebase.com

 

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Smart Talk
Smart Talk

Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

During the summer months will we continue to hold Smart Talk on most Saturdays if we can get two tables. 

Play bridge with your peers.  Mentors will be available to assist and answer questions during the bidding and play.

Ask questions about any aspect of the game -- declarer play, defense or bidding.  This is a fun way to learn and make new bridge friends.

$10 covers the morning's enjoyment.

Call (239) 288-5394 to register or use the Smart Talk form to reserve a seat or ask any questions you might have.

Where:  City of Palms Bridge Club, 16520 S. Tamiami Trail Units 209,211,213,215, Fort Myers, FL  33913. 2nd Floor, above Island Park Dental.

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Upcoming Events

Our phone numbers are 239.288.5394 & 239.288.5388.   Text/Call Courtney 419.466.0231 or Sue 239.292.5378

 

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Bill Lipton

 
 

Bill Lipton passed away Wednesday May 22, 2024 after complications with diabetes. He was born on July 8, 1941, a son to the late Louis Herman and Sally Katz Herman Lipton. He was a Platinum Life Master with 11,000 points and a member of the ACBL since the early 1960s. Bill learned bridge as a young man through his parents and earned his first masterpoints at age 11. His father, Lou Herman, originally had an NABC trophy in his name, since renamed the Goren Trophy.

 

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Bev, and his stepchildren Jim, Jenny and Matt. He has one brother, Bob, who is a world class Scrabble player. Born in Oklahoma City, Bill attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman from 1959-1963 where he majored in accounting and minored in philosophy, graduating with a BBA. He spent many years in Ohio before retiring to Fort Myers, FL.

 

Besides being devoted to his beloved family and their dachshund Josie, Bill was addicted to bridge. In Florida he played in the local sectionals and an occasional regional. Before having health issues, Bill played five days a week at the local duplicate club with a variety of partners. He volunteered as a chat game host and was well regarded by the newer players for his kindness and sense of fun.

 

June 2024 Calendar Shark Bridge Teaching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Events
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Calendar
Fri June 14, 2024
Friday Open Game
CoP 12:15pm
Director: Sue McCullough
Partnerships: 239 288-5394 or 288-5388
  (Bookings)
Sat June 15, 2024
Smart Talk
CoP 09:00am
Director: Don McCullough
  (Bookings)
Sun June 16, 2024
Under 1000 game
CoP 12:00
Director: Don McCullough
Partnerships: 239 288-5394 or 288-5388
Results
Thursday Open Game
Cop 11:00pm
Director: Don McCullough
Scorer: ACBL
Dealer: Common Game
Monday Open Game
CoP 12:15pm
Director: Norman Cannon
Scorer: ACBL
Dealer: Common Game
Friday Open Game
CoP 12:15pm
Director: Sue McCullough
Scorer: ACBL
Dealer: Common Game