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New to bridge? Easybridge is for you!

Every Monday morning 9-11

Short Lesson, Easy-going game

$6 members, $8 guests




ongoing classes
    Check Here for exciting classes at the DeLand Bridge Club   
  Lynn Berg, Defense , using Kantar's Basic Defense book, Thursday mornings
  Sharon Lessard.  Basic Play of the Hand Wednesday mornings
  Lynn Berg. Starting Bridge for Absolute Beginners Monday mornings
Free Lessons before games Monday and Wednesday afternoons, Friday mornings

Lynn Sorensen's Artichoke Green Chili Dip

*1 pint whipped GREEK cream cheese (or 8 oz Greekblock cheese)

*1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts (drain, reserve liquid)

*1 small can diced green chilis with most of the liquid

*1/2 or 3/4 Cup FRESH grated parmesan cheese

*1/2 Cup "fancy" grated sharp cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients and blend well.

Microwave one minute.  Stir.  Heat additional 30-60 seconds as needed.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

2019 Board

DeLand Bridge Club 2019 Board 

Paul Moniz, President

Gaynelle Johnston, Secretary

Allan Woodmancy, Treasurer

Nancy Sharff, Supplies

Ken Cappy, House & Grounds

Gaynelle Johnston, Sunshine

Linda Kehoe, Publicity, Membership

Nancy Zook

Lynn Martin

Our Club

A Short History of the DeLand Bridge Club

Groups formed in DeLand and DeBary in the late 1950’s, joining ACBL in ’58 and playing in a lot of venues, some quite imaginative: restaurants, a fire hall, the Elks Club, the Woman’s Club, the Putnam Hotel. In 1962, Pete Besom and Norman Mortimer began looking for property and found the Deerfoot Road site. Permission had to be given by neighbors to have a club in the area, and a small building on the site, a former BOQ hut from the local Navy base, was sold and moved.

The building was designed by Norman Mortimer and built by John Witt, funded by shares in a first mortgage paying the then Pass-Book rate of 5%. The minimum investment was $300, and no one was permitted to put in more than $3000, the theory being that no one should have too great a say in what was done. 32 individuals and families participated. Mike Accardi, Leonard Munson and Norman Mortimer guaranteed the investments for a few who were worried that the Club would not succeed.

Member “sweat equity” got the building ready for opening in October, 1964. Many of the appliances were donated. Members installed them, as well as the kitchen cabinets. Curtain poles with card symbol finials were placed at each window with yards and yards of simple drapes made by a member. There was no carpet, just a bare concrete floor. Members brought carpet samples to put under cold feet, and a yard and plant sale was held on opening day to start a carpet fund.

The 30 year mortgage was paid off in 12 years. The two clubs had consolidated by then, and the Club, a non-profit corporation, is still going strong.


The DeLand Bridge club Board meets on the third Tuesday each month.  We encourage members to attend board meetings and if they have an item either to present in person or by letter to the President

Welcome to the DeLand Bridge Club
165 Deerfoot Road, DeLand, Florida
(386) 734-7170
December Information

      New 0-5 Game Monday Mornings 9-11    

Tuesday December 10th  Annual Meeting at 12:45

Birthdays:  1-Ellee Griffin, Marylin Wittmer; 2-Muriel Chabot; 3-Cathy Moran; 10-Joan Ravede; 12-Wayne Matthews; 15-Russ Lilliston; 23-Chuck Molenda; 27-Ron Ewing; 28-Sharon Huegel, Janine Keebler; 29-Lynn Hawkins, Ora Seigworth; 31- Dotti Campbell, Gwen Carson.

0-5 Players Come on Monday mornings with or without a partner--you'll get to play.  We're using the terrific Easybridge Book for the lesson included with each easy-going duplicate session.

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for the 10th at 12:45.  Come to say thanks to departing Board members, welcome to the new ones--and to hear reports on the activites of the past year.

All week December 9-14, we'll be participating in Silver Point Week ($8, $10).  It's a great chance to earn silver points without traveling to a tournament.

For the fifth year, our Holiday Party will be a Draw Team, preceded by lunch--this year December 18.  Bring finger foods or desserts for a feast starting at 12:30.  We expect a crowd!

That week, December 16-21, please bring donations for Journey's End, the local No Kill animal shelter.  They need all the help we can give--towels, blankets, animal food, toys are all welcome.

We're closed December 25, but open the rest of the time, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

We finish December with a 0-200 game on the 30th and a Grand National Team on the 31st ($8, $10).  The GNT is a great time to try the Open Team competition for our 0-500 players, since there is a dedicated 0-500 Non-Life master stratum.



Chat Bridge

    Every Tuesday morning from 9:30-11:30.  Come alone or with a partner.  Play and discuss hands in a friendly, non-competitive session.  Ask for help during bidding or play.

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ All Welcome♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ ♠ 



Florida's Friendliest Bridge Club

Our building is designed for bridge, and is dedicated to the game with sessions every afternoon except for Sundays.  We offer refreshments and social breaks in every game. We recently installed a new Handicap Accessible Bathroom, and invite all to check out our remodel.

Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month and members wishing to make comments/suggestions to the board may do so at the beginning of the meeting.  

Need a partner for a club game? Please call the club the day before if possible at 386-734-7170.

Join us for a great game of bridge in a friendly atmosphere.


The Club participates in TheCommonGame which provides expert analysis of hands and allows your score to be compared across many participating clubs.  Click on the logo to visit

See your results, hand records, final contracts and expert analysis of the hands at TheCommonGame's Club Archive.

ACBL Links


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ACBL District 9
ACBL Unit 128



2013 Masterpoint

Unit 128

Ace of Clubs

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Ace of Clubs


Ace of Clubs
Barry Crane 500
Free Lessons
Monday 1 p.m. before 0-199 game
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. before 0-299 game; Friday 9 a.m. before 0-299 game
Director: Sharon Lessard
Director: Elaine Cobb
Director: Barbara Dunn
Director: Elaine Cobb
Director: Tom Rusk
Director: Cozy May
Director: Lynn Berg
Mon Dec 9, 2019
Mon Dec 9, 2019
Tue Dec 10, 2019
1 PM
Wed Dec 11, 2019
1 PM
Thu Dec 12, 2019
1 PM
Fri Dec 13, 2019
9 AM
Fri Dec 13, 2019
1 PM