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Class Schedule

Fall Class Schedule

This is our Typical Class Schedule

Class Fee: $5.00 per class

Please check the Club Managers' Weekly Message for Class Updates

Class schedules:

  • Thursday morning at 10 am, Bridge "I" basics for beginning players; covers notrump, major and minor suit opening bids and their respective responses.  Introduces some conventions like stayman and transfers, as well as the basics of declarer play and defense.  Presenter: Jinty Chappell.
  • Wednesday morning at 10 am, Bridge "II" for more advanced beginning players; covers competitive bidding, preemptive opening bids, overcalls, takeout and negative doubles, and the law of total tricks.  Canceled until further notice. 
  • Friday morning at 10 am, Bridge "III" for intermediate players, covering additional conventions, more advanced defense and play of the hand, with problem hands reviewed to clarify bidding, play, and defense.  Presenter: Tom Fletcvher.

Supervised play for newer players:

  • Monday afternoon class (12:15) and supervised play (1:00)  with Gerry Calabrese.

FREE Pregame classes:

  • Tuesdays at 12:15
  • Thursdays at 12:15 

"Two over one" bidding system is presented in all classes. 

Release 2.19n
Important Announcements

Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meets next Friday, November 15th.  All Club Members are invited to attend.

Cell Phones

It is the policy of the club that no cell phone use whatsoever is allowed anywhere inside the building while a game is in session (including talking, texting, web surfing, and social media checking), except for the kitchen and dining room during a break only.  Additionally, using a cell phone on speaker phone is prohibited anywhere inside the building while a game or class is in session.  The Directors are authorized to assess procedural penalties, if necessary.  If you have an emergency need to have your cell phone handy, notify the director prior to the game and an accomodation will be made.

Upcoming Local Tournament Schedule

(Click the tournament name for more information)

December 6 - 8 Ancient City Winter Sectional St. Augustine Duplicate Bridge Club
December 9 - 15 Unit 128 STaC Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club & Unit 128 Clubs
January 6 - 12 Orlando Regional Tournament Doubletree by Hilton at Seaworld
January 16 - 19 Daytona Beach Winter Festival Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club
January 24 - 26 Jacksonville Winter Sectional Jacksonville School of Bridge
February 7 - 9 PALM COAST WINTER SECTIONAL Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club
Club Managers' Weekly Message - Week of November 11th


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:


Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day.  It's a good time to think about the freedoms we all enjoy and to thank a Veteran for making that possible.

The Board meets this Friday, November 15th, at 9:30 AM.  All Club Members are invited to attend.

The Daytona Regional is concluding as we write this email, but we do have some news to report about a few of our Club Members.

Stasha & Mark Cohen finished 1st in Saturday's A/X/Y pairs.  Mark also scored a 3rd place finish with his team in Bracket 1 in the Wednesday/Thursday Knockouts.
Pete Chiodo and Pam Oberg earned their Life Masters on Friday (playing with Russ Leavitt and Jinty Chappell), and that the team of Richard Perez, Russ Leavitt, Per Berg, and Jason Lin came in first in their bracket in Friday's bracketed Swiss Teams.

Andy Germain & Peter Dessing had a nice showing in the Monday Gold Rush Pairs as well as the Saturday Gold Rush Pairs.  Tom Pinter & Betty Sandifer came in 2nd in "X" in the A/X/Y Open Pairs on Tuesday, Patrick, Sylvia, Karen Oppert, and Diana Votaw finished tied for 2nd in their strat in the Tuesday Afternoon Swiss Teams, while Sally Larrow & Sandy Pearson finished 2nd in "A" in the Wednesday Morning I/N Paris.

Additionally, Paul Ingrey & John Bishop scored well and finished 4th in "A" in the Wednesday Gold Rush and Mike Dalton & Lynn Leisy finished 3rd in the Friday Morning and Saturday Morning Side Pairs.

Congratulations to all.  It's always nice to see our Club Members finish well at tournaments.
This Week's Top Twos (at the club)

Open Section:
   #1: Jim Rhoden & Terry Wager - 71.76%
   #2: Jim Rhoden & Sylvia Caviggia - 66.00%

299er/499er Section:
   #1: Tony Dos Santos & Pete Monachese - 68.06%
   #2: Joanne Koppenhafer & David Muffoletto - 62.27%

Congratulations to this week's top twos!

Keep your calendar open for our annual Thanksgiving/Christmas/Holiday Party on Thursday, December 5th.  We'll have more information as the date approaches.


This Week's Game Schedule

Monday: Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Tuesday:  Open & 299er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Wednesday:  Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Thursday:  Open & 499er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Friday:  Open Pairs at 1:00 PM

This Week's Class Schedule
Monday: 12:15 PM.  Pre-game class and supervised play at 1:00 PM with Gerry Calabrese
Tuesday:  12:15 PM. Pre-game class with Tom Fletcher
Thursday:  10:00 AM.  Beginner Bridge with Jinty Chappell
Thursday:  12:15 PM. Pre-game class with Tom Fletcher
Friday: 10:00 AM.  Intermediate Bridge with Tom Fletcher

See you at the club.  Have a good week.

Patrick & Jonathon

Monday Afternoon Pairs
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Halloween Party & Club Appreciation Open & 499er Pairs
Club Appreciation Open Pairs
Open & 299er Pairs
Mon Nov 11, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Nov 12, 2019
Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Nov 13, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu Nov 14, 2019
Open & 499er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri Nov 15, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon Nov 18, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Nov 19, 2019
Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Nov 20, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu Nov 21, 2019
Open & 499er Pairs
1:00 PM
Game Schedule & Table Fees

Our Typical Game Schedule

Please check the Calendar for special Games & Events

All games are stratified by average masterpoints except North American Pairs

499er: No player may have over 500 MP

299er: No player may have over 300 MP

$6.00 Members    $8.00 Guests

  • Monday - Open Pairs - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Open Pairs - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday - 299er Pairs - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday - Open Pairs - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday - Open Pairs - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday - 499er Pairs - 1:00 PM
  • Friday - Open Pairs - 1:00 PM

(Strata are subject to adjustment)

Games conclude at about 4:30 to 4:45 PM