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 American Bridge Teacher's Association

2019 Book of the Year for Novices

Lynn Berg


Upcoming Classes
    Check Here for exciting new classes at the DeLand Bridge Club    
Coming in October:   Lynn Berg, Defense , using Kantar's Basic Defense book, Thursday mornings
Mid-October: Sharon Lessard Basic Play of the Hand Wednesday mornings
mid-November:  Lynn Berg Starting Bridge for Absolute Beginners Monday 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

Diane Falla, Vice President

Gaynelle Johnston, Secretary

Allan Woodmancy, Treasurer

Marianne Hansen, Liaison to Directors

Diane Falla, Publicity, Membership

Nancy Sharff, Supplies

Ken Cappy, House & Grounds

Gaynelle Johnston, Sunshine

Linda Kehoe, Publicity, Membership

Rita Farrell 

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 present in person or by letter to the President

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

August Newsletter

 Birthdays: 2-Carolyn Johnson, Bettie LeVeille; 3-Sharon Lessard, Jackie Vowell; 6-Ronnie Butler, Laura Munro; 7-Sharon Webber; 10-Ronnie Dishian; 13-Allan Woodmancy; 14-Lyn Marshall, Ann Register; 15-Jackie Calkins; 18-Fred Atherton; 22-Marlene Hilditch; 25-Tom Rusk.

August is the final month for North American Pairs.  We'll have sessions on the 3rd, 9th, 22nd and 27th.  $8 for members, $10 for visitors.  Stratification:  C=NLM to 500, B=LM to 2500, A=2500+, by higher person.  Points are half red and half black.

We also have a week of Silver Point Games August 5-10 ($8, $10).  These points are all silver.  Stratification is by Average:  C=0-750, B=750-2500, A=2500+.

We finish the month with team games:

     Thursday, 8/29 Eight is Enough. (1=0-750, 2=750-2500, A=2500+)

     Friday, 8/30, morning (0-300) and afternoon (Open)

     Saturday 8/31, Lunch at 12:15 and a Draw Team at 1 p.m.

Please be considerate using scented products.  So many of our players are at least made uncomfortable--and sometimes miserable.

Open as Usual Labor Day, September 2.









Saturday Play

Interested in playing on Saturday?  Need a partner?  Tell any Game Director.

Would a different starting time make Saturdays more appealing?

Start at 10, done by 2 (short lunch break)

Start at 11, done by 2:30

Start at noon, done by 3:30

Let us know if any of these times would be preferable.

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.

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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: Lynn Berg
Director: Barbara Dunn
Director: Tom Rusk
Director: Lynn Berg
Open Pairs
Director: Cozy May
Director: Lynn Berg
Mon Aug 19, 2019
1:30 PM
Wed Aug 21, 2019
1 PM
Thu Aug 22, 2019
1 PM
Fri Aug 23, 2019
9 AM
Fri Aug 23, 2019
1 PM
Sat Aug 24, 2019
1 PM
Mon Aug 26, 2019
1:30 PM