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Leland Duplicate Bridge Club
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"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, 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
Bridge Education

Fall Bridge Classes

The Leland Duplicate Bridge Club offers classes appropriate for both social and duplicate beginner or intermediate players. We are teaching single session half-day classes focusing on specific areas of interest. Focus areas are Basic NT Bidding Conventions,  Advanced NT Bidding Conventions, and Basic Doubles

Registration is now open for the 8-10 week Declarer Play of the Hand Class which will begin in mid October.  A Beginner's class will also start in mid-late October. 

Classes are scheduled on Thursday, Friday or Saturday mornings.  Click on the Bridge Classes menu button (on the left) to view class details. Please contact the instructor listed in the class outline if you have questions or wish to register.  Please be sure to inform your social bridge friends about the upcoming classes.  

Important Notices

Important Notices ... Please Read

The Player Directory menu button has been made public and no longer requires a password. Please email the webmaster at par@ken-parker.com to request being added, removed, or to update your information. Please use this Directory to assist you in finding a partner.   

There are two 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 6th menu button is Player Photos Only - No Bio. This button provides a means of getting to know your fellow players. If you have not yet submitted a player profile, then your picture probably appears here. 

New Rank Achievements as of 9/07/22

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


     Jay Railey
 
   
Silver Life Master
      1,000+MPs
    


    Peter Macy
 
  Ruby Life Master
    1,500+MPs


    Barry Nowling
     
Gold Life Master
     2,500+ MPs


2022 Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney LEADERS as of 9/07/22

       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:


    Noelle Speers
    
Ace of Clubs &
     Mini-McKenney
    0-5 MPs 


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

 
    Shara Graham
    Ace of Clubs
    100-200 MPs


 


   Ben Reischer 
    Ace of Clubs & 
    Mini-McKenney
    1,500- 2,500 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.

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
Club Manager Messages
Club Manager Messages

   9/23/22    4th Quarter Calendar Updated.  We are scheduling Special Games  just about every game for the rest of the year (triple points at no extra charge)!!  In addition, in October we will run two Royal Special Tournament at Club Games that will award 1/4 each Gold, Silver, Red & Black points.  Players who do very well can earn extra points when our results are compared with those of other Clubs running these games at the same time.  The Royal STaC games require a $1 surcharge added to the regular game fee.

   Continuing Education!!  In late October we will be offering 8 week classes on Declarer Play of the Hand for our newer players as well as a Beginners Class for your friends who are interesting in learning about the game.  The Club continues to offer  special Half-Day Classes on NT Bidding and Doubles Bidding.  Full details can be found at the top Center Box.  

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

  Congratulations to our newest Rank Risers and to our members who are leading their bracket in the Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney races.  You can see their mug shots in the Center Boxes.  Please click on the two race buttons in the left menu column to see how close you are to leading your bracket.  

  Not getting enough bridge?  Our online Partner, SE Carolina, offers limited and Open games at 10 AM & 1:45 PM daily.  Or play 12 Board Speedball Games with a robot daily at 8 AM, 12:30, 4:30 or 8 PM.  These fun games run for about 50 minutes and cost only $3.  Click the Virtual Games Schedule to view exact times for these games. And you can click on See Results to view BBO game results. 

  • To play in a SE Carolina Virtual 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,  add your name to the Partnership Desk (PD).  Sepop is an avatar that appears in the PD just before game time. If no one is available, then invite Sepop to be your partner.  Once the game starts, Sepop magically becomes a very good live person!
  • SE Carolina Virtual Bridge has an e-mailing list. Click Add My Email to be added. 
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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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New and Returning Players

Welcome to our new players.


     Burma Chase  

   Diane Carrigan
 

       Pete Speers 


      Sue Blair
  

    Brigitte Karloff  

  Sandra Chandler  

    Barry Nowling   

 
      Fritz Keifer


Welcome back returning players.


        Linda Patch

     Shara Graham

     Bunny Macon

      Bob Harper
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. 

 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 whenever ACBL permits us.  Colored point games offer Red, Silver, or Gold masterpoints.  There is a $1 surcharge for all players for these colored point games.

Game Fees & Membership
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.

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