Release 2.19q
Partners for Visitors and Newcomers

If you are a visitor or newcomer and need a partner for a game,

Contact: Kathy Pennington at pengtn@gmail.com

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Welcome to Golden Isles Bridge Center
Drop-In Saturdays

DROP-IN SATURDAYS

9:30-11:30 AM EVERY SATURDAY

PLAY SOME HANDS, TALK ABOUT THE GAME, LEARN FROM EXPERIENCED PLAYERS

FRIENDLY AND INFORMAL

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GOLDEN ISLES BRIDGE CENTER
GOLDEN ISLES BRIDGE CENTER

 

 

Welcome to the Golden Isles Bridge Center on beautiful St Simons Island.

 

We are an ACBL-sanctioned member-run club offering a friendly and competitive bridge to players of all levels. Please come and join us!

 

We are located at:

114 Skylane Court, St Simons Island, Georgia 31522

 

Join us on Facebook at Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club

 

Photos of recent events can be seen at http://www.jimbruce.org/Duplicate_Bridge_Club/Events.php

 

For more information contact Dianne Durand at Dianned265@gmail.com  (865) 414-3416

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ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Next Seven Days

Sunday March 3

1:00 Open Pairs    $6/member  $8/non-member

Pre-registration required 

Contact Jud McCranie at j.mccranie@comcast.net by 6P Saturday 

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 Monday February 26

1:00---Stratified Open Pairs/ Unit Championship Game with Savannah

$6/member  $8/non-member

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Tuesday February 27

10:00 - 12:00 Beginner/Refresher Class (Registration Required)

1:00  0-150 Stratified Open Pairs

$6/member   $8/non-member

Tuesday Night Game canceled until further notice

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Wednesday February 28

1:00    Stratified Open Pairs 

$6/members  $8/non-member 

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Thursday  February 29

10:00 to 12:00   Defender Play with Ken Trobaugh

1:00  Newcomer Game  0 to 20 MP   Only 12 Boards (hands)

$6/members  $8/non-member

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Friday March 1

1:00  2 sections  0-300 and Open Pairs

$6/members   $8/non-members

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Saturday March 2

9:30 to 11:30  Drop-In Saturdays

Stop by for some informal bridge and catch a few tips and some friends

Free

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UPCOMING:

 

 

 

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2023 Board of Governors

President-- Dianne Durand / dianned265@gmail.com; Vice President--Diane Laws / dianeglaws@msn.com

  Treasurer--Barbara Schwarz / bschwarz44@gmail.comSecretary--Laura DeMartino / lauradem@darientel.net

Club Manager--Teryl McBurney / mcteryl@yahoo.com;  Head Game Director--Emwynn Smith / emwynnsmith@gmail.com

At-Large Members

Penny Hennessy (2023-24) / penh@yahoo.com;

Lynn Goldblatt (2024-25) / lynn.goldblatt@gmail.com;

Gail Manning (2024-25) / gwmanning@aol.com

Past President--Jeff Young /  jeffeyoung@yahoo.com

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Change of Rank (last 12 months)

January 2024

Nancy Wood for achieving Regional Master (100+ MP)

William Wood for achieving Club Master (20+MP)

Virginia Goetsch for achieving Junior Master (5+MP)

Lee Know for achieving Junior Master (5+MP)

Barbara Lyon for achieving Junior Master (5+MP)

December 2023

Carolyn Bliven for achieving Life Master and Silver Life Master

November 2023

Bill Snellings for achieving Silver Life Master (1000+ MPs)

October 2023

Judson McCranie for achieving Gold Life Master  (2500+MP)

Fred Stokes for achieving Silver Life Master (1000+MP)

September 2023

Amy Bishop and Lynn Moses for achieving Junior Master (5+)

August 2023

Faith Willis for achieving Ruby Life Master (1500+)

July 2023

Joann Moore for achieving Silver Life Master (1000+)

Barbara Schwarz and Diane Altenbach for achieving Advanced NABC Master  (300 + 25 gold MP)

Louise Campbell, Don Kronenberger and Rick Runyan for achieving NABC Master (200 + 5 gold MP)

Diane Sharpe for achieving Junior Master (5 MP)

June 2023

Kay Butters Sapphire Life Master (3500+ MP),

Sidney Pool Club Master (20+),

Leslie Gates Junior Master (5)

May 2023 

No new advancements

April 2023

Advanced NABC Master (300+) Diane Laws,

Junior Master (5+)  Charlotte Kostelic, Andrew Kostelic

March 2023

Advanced NABC Master (300+)Judee Brooks, Carol Moeckel,

Regional Master (100+) Roberto Croncenzi,

Club Master (20+) Lu Worrell,

Junior Master (5+) Bob Boles, Thomas Garrity

February 2023

Club Master (20+) Barbara Dieterman,

Junior Master (5+) Helen Garrity

January 2023:

Emerald Life Master (7500+)  Ward Schaumberg,

Junior Master (5+)  Emily "Sandy" Bair

December 2022:

Sectional Master (50+) Karen Fleming

 

 

 

 

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Enhanced Masterpoint Games

Games played at the Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club are sanctioned bridge games by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).   About 40% of the participants are awarded masterpoints.   However, the ACBL allows clubs to award enhanced masterpoints that pay out higher awards than normal club games.  Look at the calendar to see when the club will offer enhanced games.  Note, the board strives to participate in all enhanced games during normally scheduled bridge games.

 

Games Paying 81.8% of Sectional Awards

 

Club Appreciation, Club Membership, Upgraded Club Championship, NABC Promotional, ACBL Instant Matchpoint, ACBL Wide Charity and Fund Games, Worldwide Bridge Contest, North American Pairs, Grand National Team Fund Raiser, Unit and District Fund Games

 

 

Games Paying 63.6% of Sectional Awards

 

Grass Roots Fund Games, Educational Foundation, Charity Championships, International fund Games, Junior Fund Games.

 

 

Games Paying 72% of Sectional Awards

 

ACBL Wide Senior Games

 

NOTE:  WHILE THE ENHANCED GAMES PAY A PERCENTAGE OF SECTIONAL AWARDS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, THEY ARE BLACK POINT GAMES. 

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Calendar
February 27, 2024
0-150 Club MP
Bridge Center 1:00
February 28, 2024
Open - Ed Fund
Bridge Center 1:00
February 29, 2024
0-20 Newcomers
Bridge Center 1:00
Results
Open - Savannah/GIDBC Unit Champ
NLM Tournament - Swiss Teams
NLM Tournament
NLM Tournament