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Welcome to Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club
Membership Renewal

Thanks to all renewing and new members.

If you have not yet paid your dues for 2020, please contact Janet Mitchell.

Game Schedule

Mondays will have two sections during high season. Section A will be Open Pairs; Section B will be a 299er game.

 

January 2020


6 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er ($60 pesos)
7 Tue 1:30 PM Inter-Club Championship ($80 pesos)
  Conditions of Contest  >> Multi-site club game with a chance at a big overall score! <<
  Special Game Results  Overall game results will be posted here within 24 hours after the game.
8 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge ($60 pesos)
9 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
10 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs Championship ($60 pesos)
10 Fri 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)

13 Mon 1:30 PM Club Championship ($65 pesos)
14 Tue 1:30 PM Club Championship ($65 pesos)
15 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge ($60 pesos)
16 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
17 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($60 pesos)
17 Fri 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
18 Sat 1:00 PM Unit Championship (Free)
Sanction: L2001205A

20 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er ($60 pesos)
21 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
22 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge ($60 pesos)
23 Thu 1:30 PM Club Championship ($65 pesos)
24 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($60 pesos)
24 Fri 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)

27 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er ($60 pesos)
28 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
29 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge ($60 pesos)
30 Thu 1:30 PM Junior Fund Swiss Teams ($80 pesos)
>> 63.6% sectional rating black points! <<
31 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($60 pesos)
31 Fri 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)

Don't Forget to PLAY NICE!

Your Board has been focused on attracting novice and former members to play in our open games. We want to remind everyone that bridge is a game of respect for all, regardless of experience. Please remember the "play nice" guidelines as posted on our bulletin board. Many thanks.

Come Play Bridge!

The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club cordially invites all those interested in playing bridge to visit us and enjoy the fun of bridge.

The club is located on the Carreterra in Riberas del Pilar on Lake Chapala between Mom’s Deli and the Maskaras Clinic. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons with games starting at 1:30 and ending before 5:00. Friday mornings feature a short lesson and a beginner game at 9:15. The doors usually open about 12:30 for afternoon games and 8:30 for Friday morning games so come by, say hi and make some new friends.

Don’t know how to play the greatest card game ever invented? No problem! The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club offers lessons for beginners and intermediates. Our friendly instructors will make you feel at home and have you playing in no time. Wednesday afternoons (November-March) starting at 1:30 are a great time to get your feet wet when the club offers lessons and supervised play. Come join us and have some fun.

What do Churchill, Sharif, Gates, Buffett have in common?
What do Churchill, Sharif, Gates, Buffett have in common?

 

They are well-known bridge devotees together with Dwight Eisenhower, Mahatma Ghandi, Deng Xiao Ping, Agatha Christie, Oprah Winfrey, Woody Allen, and Martina Navratilova.

The most challenging mental sport, bridge is a game of skill, concentration and infinite possibilities. It’s part science, part math, part logic, part reason and embodies cooperation, problem solving and has even been linked to higher test scores among children. It is an easy game to learn, a hard game to master and you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy it.

Millions of people worldwide play at home, in clubs or on-line. Many advance to tournaments or “duplicate” bridge to enjoy its social competitive aspects.

The medical profession is only now coming to realise that, as people are tending to live longer. Remain mentally fit may be as important as maintaining their levels of physical fitness. More and more often chess, bridge, backgammon and crossword puzzles are being cited as excellent activities for keeping the brain exercised and stalling the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Bridge provides an excellent mechanism to improve a player’s:

  • Logical thinking skills
  • Mathematical ability
  • Memory
  • Teamwork
  • Social skills
  • Concentration
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving ability, and
  • Inferential reasoning

Bridge is one of the few games played today by people of all ages and nationalities.

Ajijic Sectional

The Ajijic Sectional is coming up on February 20-23, 2020. In addition to open pairs events on Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday, sections for advancing players, with a 750 Masterpoint limit, are available on Friday and Saturday.

The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club will be closed on Thursday, February 20, and Friday, February 21. 

Check out the tournament flyer and make your plans to attend!

Michael's Choice

Questions for Bridge Players:

  • How do you take 10 trump tricks in a 5-2 fit?
  • How do you go -2800 in 3 Spades Undoubled?
  • How do you finesse both players on the same trick?
  • And how do you win the Cat Ass Trophy?

These questions and more might be answered at Michael’s Inaugural

Juego de Bridge Loco Sur.

Every hand, something is different – maybe Kings rank higher than Aces, maybe the bidding is backwards, maybe you don’t even bid your own cards! Pull the slip out at the beginning to find
out what happens this time!


It’s a silly game, and Up North I hold it in a bar. We’ll do our best for the same atmosphere here. Come, have fun, and learn how strange bridge can be – and still be bridge.

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 – just in time for tourney prep!
Time: 1300
Bring: supportive partner, $60 pesos, and your imagination.


Please sign up or otherwise let Michael know your interest to allow for the best movement.

Special Message

Feeling achy? Got a cough? Sneezing? Please stay home.

 

Gracious Players

Our club practices zero tolerance as well as having a scent-free policy. Please come wearing no perfumes, colognes, aftershaves, etc.

As well, gracious player guidelines are posted in the club. We ask all players to bear them in mind to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone.

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Please click to view Best Behavior at Bridge.

 

Calendar
Mon January 27, 2020
Open/299er
1:30 PM
Director: Mike Roney
Asst. Director: Ann Szarka
Cost: $60 pesos
Tue January 28, 2020
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Mike Roney
Asst. Director: Ann Szarka
Cost: $60 pesos
Wed January 29, 2020
Supervised Bridge
1:30 PM
Director: Catherine Gonzales
Cost: $60 pesos
Thu January 30, 2020
Junior Fund Swiss Teams
1:30 PM
Director: Mike Roney
Asst. Director: Ann Szarka
Cost: $80 pesos
  (Partner?)
Fri January 31, 2020
299er Pairs
9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game
Director: Stephen Segall
Cost: $60 pesos
Fri January 31, 2020
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Janet Mitchell
Cost: $60 pesos
Mon February 3, 2020
Senior Pairs Open/750/300
1:30 PM
Director: Lew Crippen
Asst. Director: Ann Szarka
Cost: $80 pesos
Sanction: OS2003902
  (Partner?)
Results
299er Pairs
Director: Stephen Segall
Open Pairs
Director: Billy Heim
Open Pairs
Director: Bill