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Leland Duplicate Bridge Club
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Release 2.19n
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, have the moves called, utilize Bridgemates, provide a partner for walk-ins, 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
Common Bridge Improprieties / Opening Lead

The ABCL has developed many rules, regulations, and guidelines to make sure the proprieties of the game are followed and fair to all participants. For previously presented topics shown here, please see the menu button Common Bridge Improprieties. Rules pertaining to the opening lead are listed below. 

Opening Lead:

  1. As Opening leader, you may ask any question you wish and then place your opening lead face down on the table. 
  2. Then you should ask partner “Any questions?” If no questions, or after they have been answered, then turn your opening lead up on the table.
  3. As Opening leader, do not attempt to change your opening lead after you have placed it on the table.
  4. As dummy or declarer, you must advise opponents of a failure to alert or explain that an incorrect explanation was given during the auction. This must be done before the opening lead is selected.
  5. As an Intermediate or advanced player, be sure your opening lead and carding agreements are marked on your convention card.
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 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 item and box to home page.
♠ 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
Game Fees & Membership

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

 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. 

 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
Club Manager Messages
Club Manager Messages

11/30/19    A number of players have expressed interest in playing in the days surrounding Christmas and New Years.  IF you would like to play on any of those days, please send an email to info@lelandbridge.com with the dates you (and your partner, if you have one) can play.  Specify which dates Dec 24, or Dec 26 (surrounding Christmas) and/or Dec 31, or Jan 2 (surrounding New Year's Day).  The Club is willing to host a game on those days if we have a minimum of 5 tables.  Please check the December game schedule at the Monthly Calendar menu button to confirm the holiday schedule of games.  These will be finalized once replies are received.

11/25/19   ♥ The Club is now offering 2 Open Games each week. The Thursday game is now an open game. Players at all levels are invited to join us on Thursdays as well as Tuesdays. We will continue to have 3 strats so that players at each level will have ample opportunity to earn points. And we will continue to strive to have as many Special Games (awarding triple points) as possible.

11/17/19   ♦ Our Annual Holiday Party will be a catered affair held on Tuesday, December 17th in the Owner's Clubhouse which is across the parking lot from the Banquet Room. The game that day will be an Upgraded Club Championship game. The room has a space limitation and reservations for the game will be taken until the room capacity is reached. Players are asked to send an email to info@lelandbridge.com if they plan to attend. Include your name, the name of your partner, and also indicate if you wish to play and dine or only to play. More details will be provided at a later date. 

♣ About one-third of our members have added their bio. Please consider adding your bio to the Leland Player Profiles by sending your information to Ken at ken@ken-parker.com. This is strictly voluntary on your part.

Congratulations to our Recent Rank Advancements

                 Rick Bucker
                 Sectional Master
                 December

                 Shara Graham
                 Club Master
                 December

 
                  
Bill Holbrook
                  Club Master
                  December

 
                 
Ilene Wolf
                 Junior Master
                 December
 

  
  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

9/19/2019  599er  Club Championship Game

        
        Susan Jacknowitz 

         
             Marilyn Gintert

          
11/19/2019  Open Club Championship Game

        
             
Donna Parker

          
               Ken Parker

     

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