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Welcome to North Penn Duplicate Bridge Club
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North American Pairs Championships

The club is hosting North American Pairs championships for District 4.  For more information click on NAP

Want to know if you qualified?  Click here and scroll down to Unit 141.

Flight C is on Sunday, October 23.  Please register in advance by sending us an email at North Penn Bridge or in the book at the club.

Flight B is on Saturday, October 8 and Flight A starts on Saturday, October 22 and continues on through Sunday. 
Registration for these is done online at District 4 NAP Registration

Partnership

Partnership

Partnerships are the building blocks of a thriving bridge community. Accordingly, North Penn is developing a centralized database containing names and contact information of players wishing to be contacted when either looking for a partner or when someone else is looking for a partner.

If you are are interested in being on the list, please send an email with your name, contact information and any questions you might have to: northpennpartner@gmail.com.

Likewise if you need a partner for a game, send an email to northpennpartner@gmail.com and let us know what day you wish to play.

You will be contacted by email with the names of available players and you can then reach out if you wish. You will also be contacted when someone else is looking for a partner.

Limited game players are encouraged to continue working with Mitch Snyder to coordinate partnerships for the Tuesday and Friday morning games.

Thanks in advance; we hope to see you at the tables soon!

Holiday Party

Holiday Party Time

It's party time again!  We're having a party on October 10.  Pick whichever holiday you want, Columbus Day, Indigenous People's Day, or (my favorite) Angel Food Cake Day.  We'll provide lunch, you just have to show up.  Please sign up in advance so we know how much food to bring.

September Schedule

Club Championships

The week of September 12 is club championships.  Extra points awarded!  

Royal Sectional Tournament at Clubs

The week of September 19 is Royal STaC week.  This is your chance to win gold, red, and silver points right here at the club.

Pro-Am Game

We're trying something new to get more players in our games.  On Wednesday, the 21st, we will have pros matched with amateurs to give them a chance to get more experience with duplicate.  The parnerships will be randomly assigned.  Be sure to sign up in advance so we can make the partnerships.

Robot Individual

The Robot Individual will be on Saturday, the 17th at 4:00.

Super Club Championships

The week of September 26 is SUPER club championships.  Triple points awarded!

Lessons

Intermediate Bridge Lessons on Defense starting on September 12.  Click here or on the Lessons tab at left for more information.

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New Beginner Bridge Classes!  Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00.  Spread the word!  Tell your friends who are still working that they'll want to learn the game before they retire!  

Classes will begin October 17th and will continue for seven consecutive Monday evenings. 

Cost is $150/person, BUT THE FIRST TWO LESSONS ARE FREE. 

Click here for details.

Interested people should contact Deb Crisfield at dwickcris@yahoo.com or 973-769-9619.

Shuffle and Deal

Come to "Shuffle and Deal" Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30!

NPDBC is offering a casual day of bridge (no scoring, no masterpoints) on Wednesday mornings for $5 a person.  Just drop in.  No commitment or advanced registration needed.  Singles are welcome!  Mentors will be available to answer any questions that may arise.

It's a great way to improve your bridge bidding and play while meeting other advancing players in the North Penn community.

Mask Policy

Mask Policy

North Penn’s masking policy is “Masks Encouraged”.  The Club will have masks available for anyone who wants one.  Proof of vaccination will continue to be a requirement.  And, as always, players who feel unwell should refrain from coming to the Club.

Although we will no longer require masks at the Club after this week, we ask that all be mindful of the health concerns of others and show courtesy and respect for their fellow players while at the table.  Please wear a mask if requested.

We will continue to monitor the CDC guidelines and intend to continue this policy as long as Montgomery County remains in the Moderate or Low categories.

Schedule

This is our general schedule. Go to the Calendar to get details for individual events.

 

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:30       Shuffle and Deal Club      
10:00     0-1000 Club     0-750 Club  
12:00   Open Club   Open Club Open Club    
4:00             Robot Online (occasional)
7:15     Open Online        

 

All games at the club require proof of vaccination.  All online games use BBO.

Save Your Club (SYC) games are available online, playing anytime with robots.

Robot Individual

Happy Hour with the Robots

Our next robot individual tournament is on Saturday, September 17, at 4 PM. 

You can check out the robot convention card by going to your account, clicking on "Convention cards" and selecting "GIB 2/1".  You can also just hover over any bid with your mouse while playing and it will tell you what it is.  Check out a video on the robots here.

Competitions Updated

Competitions have been updated.  Competitions should reflect those individuals who are or were eligible for the limited competitions.   If you aged out of a bracket last year, i.e., you now have over 100 points and aren't considered a novice, you will not appear in the rankings for the novices this year but you should appear in the competitions for last year if you had less than 100 points last year. 

Competition brackets are as follows:  Novice under 100 points, C players under 500 points, Intermediate players under 750 points, B players over 500 points and have less than 1500 points  and the A players.  Brackets were set January 12 based on the masterpoints earned last year.  Aging out of brackets during the year is based on points earned at the club and ignores points earned elsewhere.  

For instant, if you started the year with 490 master points and earned 10 points in club play and you will be excluded from the monthly competitions once noted.  The fact that you earned points elsewhere would have no bearing.

If you join the club and believe you should be appearing in one of the limited competions and aren't sent us a note.  It is likely your brackets have not been set. 

Membership

For just $20.00 a year, you can support North Penn and save on every game we play at the club.

Join online: Go to our membership form

Join by mail: New members should send your name, address, telephone number, email address, ACBL #, BBO name, and birthday (not year) and a check for $20 made out to the North Penn Duplicate Bridge Club.  Returning members whose information hasn't changed can just send the check.  Send it to:
    Elaine Watters
    3103 Brittany Pointe
    Lansdale, PA  19446

New members: Apply during a bridge session; just ask the director.  Put your dues in an envelope and into the red mailbox by the restrooms.  We will contact you about creating a password for the Member Area.

Renewing members: Use the red mailbox, too.  After renewing, please verify your contact information by logging onto the Member Area or by sending an email to beth.milton@comcast.net.