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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

For the forseeable future, the club will not be scheduling any face-to-face games. However, the Leland Bridge Club is part of a 35 club consortium providing multiple games every day of the week. See details in the news boxes to the right. 

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 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
*** NEW *** Bridge Tales *** NEW ***
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Bridge Tales is intended for players to present memorable bridge tales to be shared with other players. If you have a tale to tell, please share it by sending an email to our webmaster at par@ken-parker.com.

Click on the ... see more in the bottom right corner of this news box to see some Bridge Tales. ..........

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September 2020 Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Leaders

      Congratulations to the Leland players pictured below who are leading
   their masterpoint rank category among all Unit 118 players:


   Randy Kotecha
   Ace of Clubs &
   Mini-McKenny
   5-20 MPs

   

      Linda Eyerly
      Ace of Clubs &
      Mini-McKenney
      20-50 MPs

   

   Barbara Dougherty
    Ace of Clubs &
    Mini-McKenny

    50-100 MPs

    Elaine Van Brunt 
    Ace of Clubs &
    Mini-McKenny

    100-200 MPs

 

    Ben Reischer
    Mini-McKenney
    1000-1500 MPs

    
 
   Greg Eyerly
   Ace of Clubs &
   Mini-McKenney
 
   1500-2500 MPs

    

 
    Ken Parker
    Ace of Clubs &
    Mini-McKenney
    3500-5000 MPs

 

   

 

Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Races for 2020

♠ 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 for 2020
Club Manager Messages
Club Manager Messages

   9/13/20  Congratulations to our Advancing rank players and to the leaders of the Ace Of Clubs and Mini-McKenney Races pictured below!!

FREE "Bidding in the 21st Century Class" is starting on Tuesday Sept 22st at 1:30 and runs for 8 Tuesdays.  Over 90 students are enrolled, and registration will be closing soon.  Please click on the Bridge Classes Button on the left side to get all the details on the class.  A link is included there for easy registration for the class.

First ever GOLD week coming up!!  Many of you need GOLD points to reach the next Rank, and some to achieve Life Master.  For one full week, starting on Monday, September 21, ACBL is offering GOLD points, for the first time, at the Virtual Club level.  Masterpoints will be awarded at each game at twice the usual rate (with 1/4 GOLD, and 3/4 Black).  We are ramping up our games for GOLD week to give everyone maximum opportunity to earn these scarce points.  We will have a mix of 2 Limited games and one Open game every Morning, Afternoon and Evening except for Sunday morning. Each Open Game will be TRIPLE STACKED, so we count the # of tables in the two Limited Games and add that to the open game.  Example:  If we get 10 tables in each limited game and 10 in the Open game, ACBL will consider the Open game to have 30 tables.  The two winners in the Open Game will earn 6 Master points, of which 1/4 will be GOLD points.  Pease note that the ACBL is charging extra for the Gold Week Games.  The registration fee will be $7.  Click on the SE Game Schedule Link below for the Weekly Game Schedule.

FOR 99ers Only:  District 7 and 9 Evening 99er Educational Games: 

Several weeks ago, District 9 (Florida) started a game specially designed to support the 99 & Under players.  The entry fee is $ 6.00.  The event begins at 6:30 pm with a ½ hour mini lesson, then a 12 board match, followed by a ½ hour zoom post-mortem.  I have signed up the Leland Bridge Club for these Educational Games. 
Players with less than 99 MPs will receive a daily email about the game that evening.  I suggest your link up with your favorite partner(s) and sign up to play.  A game will be offered to you everyday except on Tuesday.  Since Macon offers a 199 game Tuesday evening, we would like you to play in the Macon game to test your skills against slightly more experienced players on Tuesdays.

♠  Older News

  • We have now scheduled multiple limited games for beginners and intermediates, with free Zoom lessons immediately following many of the games.  Players will be able to ask about the hands they just played.  Our Charleston club is offering free Zoom lessons.   
  • Please notice the links in the box below. Click on them to view the Virtual Games Schedule or the various Game Results links. If you need a partner, just click on the Partner Request button and fill out the day(s) you want to play and your request will be sent to everyone on the club list.  
  • The last link below discusses frequently encountered problems in BBO and how to handle them. It is worth reading so you know what to do if you encounter one of the problems.
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Most of your questions can be answered by viewing the FAQ below.  If your question is not answered, please send it to info@lelandbridge.com and we will answer it. ..........

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Congratulations to our October Rank Advancements

Taking another step up the masterpoint ladder ...
 


     Linda Eyerly
     NABC Master
     200+ MPs


     Shara Graham
     Sectional Master

    50+ MPs


    Tina Segal
     Club Master
     20+ MPs

     Stanley Segal
     Club Master
     20+ MPs


See Rank Achievements menu button for Unit 118 year-to-date rank achievements.

Click on this link for explanation of ACBL rank requirements.   

Game Fees & Membership

 Most of our games are Special Games and they 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 of $20. Members receive a $1 discount from the entry 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