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Class Schedule

Winter/Spring Class Schedule

This is our Typical Class Schedule

Pre-registration is NOT REQUIRED

Class Fee: $5.00 per class

Please check the Club Managers' Weekly Message for Class Updates

Class Schedule:

  • Beginner Bridge, Level I.  Thursday morning at 10:00 AM.   Starts at the beginning with basic bridge concepts.  Students begin playing the cards right away.  Continues with major suit openings and responses, minor suit openings, 1 NT openings, Stayman, and Jacoby Transfers.  Other topics include scoring, defensive carding, 1 NT forcing response, 2 over 1, etiquette, and convention cards.  Presenter: Jinty Chappell.
  • Advanced Beginner Bridge, Level II.  Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM.   Review of Level I, play of the hand, overcalls, takeout doubles, negative doubles, preemptive bidding, 2 club opening bid and responses, and Blackwood.  Presenter: Patrick Heading.
  • Intermediate Bridge, Level III.  Friday morning at 10:00 AM.   Advanced conventions, advanced card play and defense, supervised play of problem hands to clarify conventions, play and defense.  Presenter: Tom Fletcher.

Supervised play for newer players:

  • Monday afternoon.  Class begins at 12:15 PM, supervised play at 1:00 PM.  Presenter: Gerry Calabrese. 

FREE Pregame classes:

  • Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
  • Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Release 2.19n
Club Managers' Weekly Message - Week of February 17th


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:


Last Thursday was our annual meeting.  We were a bit surprised at the low attendance, in fact, we had to wait 15 minutes past the scheduled start time to establish a quorum.  We did have the meeting, though, then a nice lunch afterward, followed by the game at 1:00 PM.  Minutes will be posted as soon as they are available.

Our bridge schedule is back to normal.  We have games all week, Monday through Saturday.

As we've reported, the Sectional Tournament was a great success.  The numbers have not looked better for quite some time.  It proves that we can do it, so let's do it again in May at our next Sectional.  Here are some of our Club Members who finished notably at the Tournament:

Friday AM Open Section
   Tom Fletcher & Earl Brown - 1st Overall
   Mike Dalton & Alan Stout - 2nd Overall
Friday AM 499er Section
   Andy Germain & Peter Dessing - 1st Overall
   Sandra Laden & Kathie Halberg - 2nd Overall (Tie)
   Joseph Murphy & Jane Tibbetts - 2nd Overall (Tie)  
Friday PM Open Section
   Marlise Cusack & Mark Fitzmorris - 2nd Overall
   Jay Moorhead & Russ Leavitt - 3rd Overall
   Marilyn Barker & Palle Reddy - 4th Overall
Friday PM 499er Section
   Arlene Wagner & Cheryl Claus - 3rd Overall
Saturday AM Open Section
   Mike Dalton & Lynn Leisy - 2nd Overall
Saturday AM 499er Section
   Judy Webster & Barbara Nailler - 3rd Overall
Saturday PM Open Section
   Richard Perez & Per Berg - 3rd Overall (Tie)
Saturday PM 499er Section
   Frank & Diana Ferland - 2nd Overall
Sunday Open Swiss Teams
   Stasha & Mark Cohen, Mike Dalton, Alan Stout - 1st
Sunday 499er Swiss Teams
   James Eldred Pascoe, Corey Stone, Mary Laplante, Babette Brumback - 1st

Congratulations to our top finishers and to all who received masterpoints!

STaC week concluded this past Saturday, so we have another list of our Club Members who finished well overall.  Overall awards tend to be big, up to 25 or so masterpoints, so be sure to participate in the next STaC week when it comes up:

Tuesday 499er Section
   Barbara Wollard & Diane Bogart - 4th in "A" Overall out of a 33 1/2 table field
Wednesday Open Section
   Steve & Debbie Saunders - 9th in "C" Overall out of a 432 1/2 total table field
Thursday 499er Section
   Frank & Diana Ferland - 2nd in "A" Overall out of a 54 table field
   Caryl Beckelman & Lois Copeland - 4th in "A" Overall out of a 54 table field
   David Sowers & Safwan Shams - 5th in "A" Overall out of a 54 table field
Friday Open Section
   Jonathon Robbins & Misuzu McManus - 1st in "A" Overall out of a 394 1/2 table field
   Jay Moorehead & Connie Hrabchak - 8th in "A" Overall out of a 394 1/2 table field

Congratulations to our top STaC finishers!

That's a lot of results to report, but we're happy to have so many of our members participating in the Tournament and STaC week.  Lastly, our class schedule is also back to normal this week.  The complete schedule appears below.


This Week's Game Schedule
(All games are stratified)

Monday: Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Tuesday: Open & 499er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Wednesday:  Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Thursday: Open and 499er Pairs at 1:00 PM
Friday: Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Saturday: Open Paris at 1:00 PM


This Week's Class Schedule
(No pre-registration is necessary.  Just show up!)
Monday: 12:15 PM.  Pre-game class and Supervised game at 1:00 PM with Gerry Calabrese
Tuesday: 12:15 PM.  Pre-game lesson with Tom Fletcher
Wednesday:  10:00 AM.  Advanced Beginner Bridge, Level II, with Patrick Heading

Thursday:  10:00 AM.  Beginner Bridge, Level I with Jinty Chappell
Thursday: Pre-game lesson with Tom Flether
Friday:1 0:00 AM.   Intermediate Bridge, Level III, iwth Tom Fletcher

See you at the club.  Have a great week. 


Patrick & Jonathon

Monday Afternoon Pairs
Saturday Afternoon Pairs
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Monday Afternoon StaC
Sectional Tournament Sunday Open & 499er Swiss Teams
Sectional Tournament Saturday AM Open & 499er Pairs
Sectional Tournament Saturday PM Open & 499er Pairs
Mon Feb 17, 2020
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Feb 18, 2020
Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Feb 19, 2020
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu Feb 20, 2020
Open & 499er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri Feb 21, 2020
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Sat Feb 22, 2020
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon Feb 24, 2020
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Feb 25, 2020
Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Feb 26, 2020
Open 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)

$6.00 Members    $8.00 Guests

  • Monday - Open Pairs - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Open Pairs - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday - 499er 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
  • Saturday - Open Pairs - 1:00 PM

(Strata are subject to adjustment)

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