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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

The Board meets this Friday, December 13th, at 9:30 AM.

All Club Members are invited to attend.

Our Next Sectional Tournament


Friday, Saturday, Sunday - February 7, 8 & 9, 2020

Click to Download Tournament Flyer

Click to Email Partnership Chair - Jeff Claus

Game entry fee is $12.00 per person for pairs events & $100.00 per team for Swiss Teams.

You must be an ACBL member to participate.  Short term memberships are available at the Club.

(For the comfort and health of our members and guests, we are a "No Fragrance" Club)

Complimentary Breakfast, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, and Snacks served throughout the day

Schedule Strata & Other Information
Friday, February 7 Masterpoints Averaged for all games
10:00 AM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs (All strata at Director's discretion)
  2:15 PM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs Open
Saturday, February 8 A: 3000+, B: 1500-3000, C: 0-1500
10:00 AM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs 499er
  2:15 PM: Open Pairs & 499er Pairs      A: 300-500, B: 100-300, C: 0-100
Sunday, February 9 Lunch available on site Friday & Saturday, $5
10:00 AM: Stratified Open Swiss & 499er Swiss Lunch included Sunday

Upcoming Local Tournament Schedule

(Click the tournament name for more information)

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 December 9th


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:

The Christmas party was a great success.  We had a lot of good food and fun, and a nice well-attended open and 499er section.  Many thanks to Jan and her team and to all who contributed food or cash, and a special thanks to our generous member who, each year, makes up the difference with a contribution so that there will be no expense to the club.  We would also like to thank our friends from St. Augustine and Daytona who joined us that day.

This week, all games, Monday through Friday, will be STaC games (Sectional Tournaments at Clubs) awarding Silver Points.  Your score will be compared to all scores in the unit and you may win big.  Overall awards have reached up to 25 masterpoints in previous games, so come to play and see if you can claim your silver points.

We've gotten some response to our survey (sent out December 5th) regarding the re-scheduling of a Saturday game.  If you are interested and have not responded, please let us know that you will regularly attend, so we can get a reasonable anticipated table count.  If it is feasible, we'd like to start the Saturday game after the new year.  If you have already responded, we have your name recorded.

Annual Elections are approaching.  There will be two vacancies on the board, so if you wish to run, please contact Kathy Chiddister.  Candidates for the Board of Directors must be members in good standing and be ready and willing to attend regularly scheduled Board meetings and to be available to assume possible leadership roles.  

We're are collecting dues for 2020.  Renew your membership early for the discounted price of $20.00.  This year, we are asking members to provide their full birth date (if desired), so we can recognize our members' milestone birthdays.

The Spring Tournament is approaching and will be here before you know it.  We'll be putting out a sign-up board for various tasks and food donations in time, but right now, we would like everybody to know just how important Tournaments are to the club.

Here is our usual message regarding the Tournament, but its very important.  There is no other way to put it.  Without two very successful tournaments each year, the club would not be able to continue operations.  This means that the games you like to attend regularly during the week may not be able to continue.  This is not an exaggeration.  We say this often, but it's true.  If you want to help the club, the easiest and best thing you can do is to commit to playing in as many tournament sessions as you are able.  When we have well-attended tournaments, it contributes to the experience for all who attend, our members, our friends at neighboring clubs, and our guests.  We hope the experience will be one that encourages all who attend to return the next time.

Let's be known as a club with one of the most well-attended tournaments in the area.  Do your part and come to play.  You'll be helping the club to provide an enjoyable experience for all who attend.

To this end, we have a sign-up board on the Director's desk.  We are asking you to sign up with your pair or team and to commit to playing in one or (hopefully) more sessions.  We'd like to get an idea of what sort of attendance we can expect, plus we are asking our members, especially those who have not attended in the past, to come to play.

This Week's Top Twos
Open Section:
   #1: Mike Dalton & Lynn Leisy - 68.15%
   #2: Jonathon Robbins & Mike Dalton - 68.11%

299er/499er Section:
   #1: Andy Germain & Bob Levine - 61.72%
   #2: David Sowers & Safwan Shams - 60.60%
Congratulations to this week's top twos!



This Week's Game Schedule

All Games are STaC Games

Monday: Open Pairs at 1:00 PM
Tuesday:  Open & 299er 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

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 Beginning 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

Friday Afternoon Pairs
Thursday Afternoon Session
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Mon Dec 9, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Dec 10, 2019
Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Dec 11, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu Dec 12, 2019
Open & 499er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri Dec 13, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon Dec 16, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Dec 17, 2019
Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Dec 18, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu Dec 19, 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