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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

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 18th


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:


We learned this week that Mary Ann Clark, a long time member member of our Club and the community, passed away recently.  She was 91 years old.  Mary Ann was a regular at the Club, and was often seen with her favorite partner, Martha Ferguson.  She moved to Illinois a while ago to be with her family.

You can read her obituary on by clicking here.   If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, in Palm Coast.

Sylvia is requesting some help this Tuesday.  The tables need some cleaning, so if you would like to help, please plan to remain a bit longer after the game on Tuesday.  Sylvia said last time it went quickly.  It should only take 20 - 30 minutes if we have enough people to help.

We're going to be collecting dues for 2020 shortly.  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.

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.

This Week's Top Twos

Open Section:
   #1: Jim Rhoden & Sylvia Caviggia - 65.63%
   #2: Mike Dalton & Scott Weiss - 65.19%

299er/499er Section:
   #1: Betsy Hill & Reatha Sardin - 64.30%
   #2: Betsy Thomas & Shirley Douglas - 63.50%

Congratulations to this week's top twos!

Don't forget to 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

Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs
Tuesday Afternoon Session
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Friday Afternoon Pairs
Thursday Afternoon Pairs
Wed Nov 20, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu Nov 21, 2019
Open & 499er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri Nov 22, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon Nov 25, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Nov 26, 2019
Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Nov 27, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu Nov 28, 2019
Open & 499er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri Nov 29, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon Dec 2, 2019
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

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