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Leland Duplicate Bridge Club
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Club Motto

"For the love of the game
--  play nice."

 

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Welcome To Our Friendly Club

Welcome to the Leland Duplicate Bridge Club. We strive to make our games very friendly and newcomers to duplicate are always welcome. Our games start on time, use a clock, utilize Bridgemates, provide a partner if requested by an email, and generally have a non-playing director. Our club takes maximum advantage of the many special games permitted by the ACBL. We are a Zero Tolerance club. This website is generally updated with game results and hand records within an hour of each game. Our web address is www.lelandbridge.com.  

Welcome To Our Friendly Club
2019 Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Winners

      Congratulations to the Leland players pictured below who won
      their category among all Unit 118 players:


     Linda Eyerly
     Ace of Clubs &
     Mini-McKenney
     5-20 MPs


      Steve Goldman
      Ace of Clubs &
      Mini-McKenney
      20-50 MPs


      Richard Loew
      Ace of Clubs &
      Mini-McKenney
      1000-2000 MPs


      Rick Loehr
      Mini-McKenney
      100-200 MPs
      


      Greg Eyerly
      Mini-McKenney
      1500-2500 MPs
♠      ♣

 

Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Races

♠ The annual Ace of Clubs race recognizes the top 10 masterpoint earners in the Unit for each rank. Players are listed according to the rank they held at the start of the calendar year. Included are masterpoints earned in ACBL club games since the beginning of the year. This list is updated on the 7th of each month. We have a great share of the top players! Click on the Ace of Clubs Race menu button at the left to see if your name is on the top 10 list for your rank. If you still see last month's date, you should refresh your browser page.  

♥ The Mini-McKenney race is similar, but includes masterpoints earned at all ACBL club games and tournaments. This list is updated on the 7th of every month. Click on the Mini-McKenney Race menu button and see if your name is on the top 10 list for your rank. 

Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Races
Recent Website Additions

A great deal of functionality has been added to this website over the past few months. Check out all the new buttons, etc. listed below:

 Added 2019 Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney Winners news box. 
♣ Added Private Player Directory menu button (under development)
 Added How to Complete Your Convention Card in Other Useful Links.
 Added Results & Hands at ACBL Live menu button.

  Added Club ChampionsRecent Rank Advancements news boxes.
♣ Added Common Bridge Improprieties menu button. 
♠ Added ACBL's Zero Tolerance Policy button. 
 Added 2 Convention Card Editors at Other Useful Links. 
 Added button for Leland Player Profiles to main menu.
♣ Added button within Leland Player Profiles named Photo Only - No Bio.
♠ Added Rank Achievements main menu button
 Added menu button to Check Your Masterpoints.    
 Added menu button to view players Unit 118 Lifetime Masterpoints.
♣ Added several more links in Other Useful Links button. 

Recent Website Additions
Club Manager Messages
Club Manager Messages

1/19/20  ♠  The 2019 Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney Races are over.  The Leland Club had a magnificent showing.  We had EIGHT first place finishers in these two races, with some players winning both races!!  Well deserved KUDOS to all.  Please see center box for these winners.  Many have their bios available so you can check them also.  We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve our website.

A major reason for their success is because the Club hosts as many special games as possible on both days and thus our players have the opportunity to earn Masterpoints at 3 times the level of a regular Open Game. 

1/19/20    Additional information about our Special games.  As you know, we have been scheduling as many games as allowed by the ACBL to be Special Games awarding triple points at no extra cost to our players.  When the Club hosts a special game, we must pay additional fees to the ACBL or the sponsored charity.  To remain viable, we require a minimum of 5 full tables to break even for Special games.  That has not been a problem on Tuesdays and we will continue to run the Special Games as often as possible.

The Club has been running Thursday games at a loss for the last 3 months as we have been averaging about 4 tables.  The loss is much worse if we host a special game with such a low table count due to the extra fees we must send to ACBL.  However, we cannot continue to absorb the additional fees required to host special games when the table count falls below 5 tables.  We remain willing to absorb the losses from low table count regular games.  Thus we made the tough decision that, when we have less than 5 tables at a game, the game will be run as a regular game rather than a special game.  

We will continue to schedule special games whenever possible on Thursdays.  If there are at least 5 tables we will run the Special Game. However, if there are less than 5 full tables we will run a regular game and absorb the smaller loss. Now that the Holidays and the Myrtle Beach regional are over, we anticipate that the Thursday table count will pick up and this will be a non-issue and will be running Special Games on both days.  

Congratulations to our Recent Rank Advancements
               Martin Coady
             Club Master
             January

             Paul Stutz
             Club Master
             January

 
         
Mitra Thompson
          Junior Master
          January

 

 

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  Click on this link for explanation of ACBL rank requirements. 

  See Changes of Rank menu button for Unit 118 year-to-date.  

  

Congratulations to our Club Champions


Club Championship Game Winners
Tues. 12/10/2019  and Thurs. 12/12/2019

       
             
Donna Parker

          
               Ken Parker

   

Game Fees & Membership

 Most of our games are Special Games and award masterpoints at about 3 times what regular club games award. Our club does not charge extra for these special games. More masterpoints are awarded and there is no extra fee added to the cost of a regular game. All of our games have three strata. 

 Member entry fee is $8 and non-member is $9. 

 You do not need be a member to play in our club. However, the Leland Bridge Club offers players an opportunity to join our club by paying an annual membership fee of $20. Members receive a $1 discount from the game fee at every game they play.

 We ask members and guests to have the correct change and to please pay for yourself and your partner. This helps the check-in process go faster and helps the game start on time.

 We have a great relationship with the Magnolia Greens Golf  Course and we believe our venue is the best place to play that we have seen. We would like to thank Blossoms Restaurant and Magnolia Greens Golf Course for allowing us to use their facilities. If you are thinking of holding an event, please consider the Banquet Room at the Magnolia Greens Golf Course.  

Game Fees & Membership