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"For the love of the game --- Play Nice."

From the Webmaster
From the Webmaster

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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, have a non-playing director, and provide a partner if requested by an email. 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 Rank Achievements as of 5/07/22

Congratulations to these Leland DBC players
who recently earned a higher ACBL rank. 


  Sandy Blaber
  
NABC Master
   200 MPs + colors


 Barbara Dougherty
 
NABC Master
 200 MPs + colors


  Nora Miller
 
Ruby Life Master
  1,500 MPs
New and Returning Players

Welcome to our new and returning players.


Mike Zalob

 

Rich McCord

 

Susan Dreyer

 

Sharon Price

 
Stan Segal

  Shara Graham


     Noelle Speers
 


 

 

2022 Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney LEADERS as of 5/07

       Leland Bridge Club players who lead the 2022 Ace of Clubs and/or Mini-McKenney competition for their MP rank among all Unit 118 players:


  Bob Coulter
  Ace of Clubs &
  Mini-McKenney
  50-100 MPs  

  
Sandy Blaber
  Ace of Clubs &
  Mini-McKenney
  200-3
00 MPs
 

  Barbara Dougherty
  
Ace of Clubs &
  Mini-McKenney
  300-5
00 MPs 

  Ben Reischer 
  
Ace of Clubs &
  Mini-McKenney
  1,500- 2,5
00 MPs


  Ken Parker
  Ace of Clubs &
  Mini-McKenney
  5,0
00-7,500 MPs

 


  Shirley Dail
     
 (tied for)
  Ace of Clubs &
   Mini-McKenney
   10,000+ MPs
 

  David Klein
      (tied for)
  Ace of Clubs &
                  Mini-McKenney
    10,000+ MPs
 

Above MP categories are based on lifetime
masterpoints earned as of January 1, 2022.

Bridge Classes

The Leland Duplicate Bridge Club offers classes several times each year. Classes are appropriate for both social and duplicate beginner or intermediate players. Click on the Bridge Classes menu button (on the left) to view class details. For the Spring Quarter we have an 8 week Beginning Bridge II class that began on April 15th.  The class is for advanced Beginners/Intermediate level players.

In addition, we have 3 pending half-day classes covering specific areas of interest to our players. These classes focus on Basic NT Bidding Conventions,  Advanced NT Bidding Conventions, and Basic Doubles. Half-day classes will be scheduled when a sufficient number of players have expressed interest. 

If you are interested in any of these classes, please contact the instructor listed in the class outline. 

Bridge Tales
Bridge Tales
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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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Club Manager Messages
Club Manager Messages

  5/22/22   Our Club is running Special games in May.  Triple points are awarded for Special games.  We look forward to having you join us at our weekly games.  In June we will be running two North American Qualifying Pairs games which offer 1/2 Red & 1/2 Black Points.   NAPQ games require a $1 Surcharge added to the regular game fee which is passed through to the ACBL.

Where? When? We play on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Brunswick Forest Shopping Center at 1120 East Cutlar Crossing.  Plenty of free parking with handicap spots close to the venue.  Please arrive NLT 12:30. Game starts at 12:45.  Click the "About Us" button in the left menu column for more details about our location, fees, etc.  Click on the F2F Calendar button to view this month's schedule.

We have added a new center section box showing returning or first time new players who have recently joined our club.  Please welcome them when you meet them. They do not have regular partners yet so if you need a partner please feel free to invite them to play with you or ask Ben to set you up with a Partner.

   NEWS!! NEWS!! NEWS!!  Wondering what to do when Leland is not running F2F Games? Wonder no more.  Play online to earn ACBL points with SE Carolina, our Virtual Partner.   Our partner offers limited and Open games mid-morning (10 AM) and early afternoon (12:45 PM).    Or play 12 Board Speedball Games with a robot every morning (8 AM) or evening (8:15 PM).  These games run for about 50 minutes and cost only $3.  Fill in that empty time while you are enjoying your morning libation or in the evening before you have that last drink and stagger off to bed.  Click on the Virtual Games Schedule button below to get exact times for these games.  

  • To play in a SE Carolina Game, Logon to BBO, click on Virtual games, then click on ACBL - North America and our games will pop up. 
  • If you wish to play but have no partner,  just add your name to the Partnership Desk (PD).  Sepop is an avatar that appears at the PD just before game time. If no one is available, then invite Sepop to be your partner.  Once the game starts, Sepop magically turns into a robot and you can choose to play with the robot or request a live person!

  Update -- Wilmington Games:  Projected start of F2F games is now early June.  I will provide more details as I receive updated information from the Unit Board.

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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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Bridge Base Virtual Game Information

 Virtual Games Schedule

 Virtual Game Results

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Suggestions To All Players
Suggestions To All Players

From the Webmaster ... Please Read

There are several menu buttons at the left that are getting very little use. Please read the information below to get a better understanding of these menu items. 

  The 5th menu button at the left is Leland Player Profiles. Many of our regular players have provided some biographical information about their bridge journey, where they lived, what they did for a living, etc. It would be wonderful if all our regular players provided such information about themselves. If you will allow us to add your profile, please send your background information to our webmaster at par@ken-parker.com

  The next menu button is Player Photos Only - No Bio. This button provides a means of getting to know all your fellow players. If you have not yet submitted a player profile, then your picture probably appears here. 

 The next button is our Private Player Directory. This directory provides player names, their street address, their email address, and their preferred phone number. This section requires a Name and Password to access. If you send an email to par@ken-parker.com, I will email you back with the sign-on name and password. Also, if you are aggreeable to appearing in the private player directory, please include your address and preferred phone number in your email. 

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 usually 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.   

 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
Game Fees & Membership

 You need not be a member to play in our club. Regular game fee for members  is $8 and for non-members is $9.  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 game fee at every game they play. 

 Many of our games are Special Games with three strata for A, B, and C players.  Masterpoints are issued at approximately 2X to 3X the points awarded at regular games.  Our club does not charge extra when we run these special games.

 We also run Colored Point Games when ACBL permits us.  Colored Point games offer Red Points, Silver Points, or Gold Points.  There is a $1 surcharge for all players for Colored Point Games.

Game Fees & Membership