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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. However, see the exception below for the ACBL-wide Senior Pairs game on Monday, March 2nd.

February 2020

24 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er ($60 pesos)
25 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
26 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge ($60 pesos)
27 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
28 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($60 pesos)
28 Fri 1:30 PM Charity Open Pairs ($80 pesos)
29 Sat 1:00 PM Unit Championship ($50 pesos)

March 2020

2 Mon 1:30 PM ACBL-Wide Senior Pairs ($85 pesos)
  Conditions of Contest  >> 72% sectional rating black points! Except for possibly one fill-in pair (who would be ineligible for MP awards), must be 60+ years old to play. For this one special Monday afternoon event this month we will have one section only but with  a flight C with an upper limit of 300 masterpoints. <<
  Special Game Results  Overall game results will be posted here early next month. 
3 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
4 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge ($60 pesos)
5 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
6 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game Charity 299er Pairs ($80 pesos)
6 Fri 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)

9 Mon 1:30 PM Grass Roots Fund Open/299er ($80 pesos)
  Conditions of Contest  >> 81.8% sectional rating black points! <<
10 Tue 1:30 PM Charity Game Open Pairs ($80 pesos)
11 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge ($60 pesos)
12 Thu 1:30 PM Grass Roots Fund Open Pairs ($80 pesos)
  Conditions of Contest  >> 81.8% sectional rating black points! <<
13 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($60 pesos)
13 Fri 1:30 PM Charity Open Pairs ($80 pesos)

16 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er ($60 pesos)
17 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
18 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge ($60 pesos)
19 Thu 1:30 PM Charity Game Open Pairs ($80 pesos)
20 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($60 pesos)
20 Fri 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)

23 Mon 1:30 PM Charity Game Open/299er ($80 pesos)
24 Tue 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
25 Wed 1:30 PM Supervised Bridge
26 Thu 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
27 Fri 9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game 299er Pairs ($60 pesos)
27 Fri 1:30 PM Open Pairs ($60 pesos)
28 Sat 1:00 PM Unit Championship ($50 pesos)

30 Mon 1:30 PM Open/299er ($60 pesos)
31 Tue 1:30 PM ACBL Wide Charity Game 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!

Farewell Snowbirds

On March 18, 2020, we'll be celebrating lamenting the departure of our snowbird members with a party at Los Telares, 6 Colon Street, Ajijic.

Cocktails 5:30 pm (cash bar)

Dining 6:00 pm

Dancing 6:30 pm

Tickets are $300 pesos, and will be available for purchase at the club starting on Monday, February 17.

Michael's Choice

Congratulations to Ellen Kuiper and Ros Hartenfels, who won the Crazy Bridge game run by Michael Farebrother on Sunday, February 16.

First in B were Marguerite Brown and Karen Praught.

This was the final edition of "Michael's Special Games" for the season. Michael will be back this fall for more crazy bridge.

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
Sat February 29, 2020
Unit Championship
1:00 PM
Director: Lew Crippen
Cost: $50 pesos
Sanction: L2002205A
Mon March 2, 2020
ACBL-Wide Senior Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Mike Roney
Asst. Director: Ann Szarka
Cost: $85 pesos
Sanction: OS2003902
Tue March 3, 2020
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Billy Heim
Asst. Director: Ann Szarka
Cost: $60 pesos
  (Partner?)
Wed March 4, 2020
Supervised Bridge
1:30 PM
Director: Catherine Gonzales
Cost: $60 pesos
Thu March 5, 2020
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Lane Galloway
Asst. Director: Ann Szarka
Cost: $60 pesos
  (Partner?)
Fri March 6, 2020
Charity 299er Pairs
9:00 AM Lesson, 9:30 Game
Director: Stephen Segall
Cost: $80 pesos
Fri March 6, 2020
Open Pairs
1:30 PM
Director: Lew Crippen
Cost: $60 pesos
  (Partner?)
Results
299er Pairs
Director: Stephen Segall
Charity Open Pairs
Director: Lane Galloway
Open Pairs
Director: Billy
Asst. Director: Ann Szarka