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Class Schedule

New Fall Class Schedule begins October 2nd

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 

During month of October free classes are offered to the first time student; choose any or all events and they are free to welcome you to the game of bridge at the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club.

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

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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.

Slow Play

Bridge is a timed game.  Slow play makes it very difficult for the Director to run the game smoothly.  It also affects players at other tables.  Most slow play can be minimized or eliminated by not discussing hands after play, particularly when the table is already running late.  Please make it a habit to look at the timers to get an idea if you are running late.  There are 7 minutes allocated for each hand.  It is the policy of the club that no new boards may be started once the clock reaches two minutes to play in the current round.  The Director will issue a "no play" in such circumstances.  This is not a penalty, nor is it a zero.  It simply means that you are not scored on that board.  Also, if a board is in play and not completed once the clock reaches two minutes into the NEXT round, the Director is authorized to stop play at their discretion.

Upcoming Local Tournament Schedule

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October 21 - 22 Jacksonville NLM Sectional Jacksonville School of Bridge
October 5 - 6 NAP District Finals Orlando Metropolitan Bridge Club
October 11 - 13 Jacksonville Fall Sectional Jacksonville School of Bridge
October 23 - 24 St. Augustine NLM Sectional St. Augustine Bridge Club
November 4 - 10 Daytona Beach Regional Daytona Shores Resort & Spa
Club Managers' Weekly Message - Week of October 14th

 

Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:

 

Our full October Schedule of both Club Appreciation games and Charity Club Championship games continues this week.  Both award extra masterpoints, so be sure to come often to collect your masterpoints!
 
As many of you know, we sometimes ask for volunteers from the 299er/499er section to move to the open section when we have a half table in each section.  Last Thursday, Celia VanMalssen & Beppie Sarkar volunteered to make the move over to the open section.  They finished 1st overall in "C" and 3rd overall in "B" and scored up 1.04 masterpoints in a very challenging field.  Congratulations to Celia and Beppie and thank you for coming over to the open section.  We're sure that if you come to play in the open section from time to time, you'll pick up a lot of tips to help you improve your game, and you may win big!
 
We continue to have several of our 499er players join us at our open games.  Many of them are participants in Tom's Friday class for intermediate players.  Tom encourages 499er players to play in the open section.  It's challenging, but it also will improve your game quickly.  Consider joining Tom's class, then staying to play in the open game, or come to play in our Monday or Wednesday open game.

The Halloween Party is at the end of the month; preparations are in full swing, so stay tuned for more information.

In case you hadn't heard, until further notice, Wednesday's class is canceled due to lack of attendance.  If you are interested in this class, please contact Patrick, Jinty, or Tom for guidance.
 
Tell any friends you might have that are new to the game and wish to learn that all first time students can attend any or all of our classes FREE for the entire month of October!
 

 

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
 
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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
Wednesday: CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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

Results
Club Appreciation Open & 499er Pairs
Club Appreciation Open Pairs
Open & 299er Pairs
Open Pairs
Open Pairs
Open & 499er Pairs
Open Pairs
Club Appreciation Open & 299er Pairs
Club Appreciation Open Pairs
Open Pairs
Open & 499er Pairs
Open Pairs
Open & 299er Pairs
Calendar
Fri Oct 18, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon Oct 21, 2019
Club Appreciation Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Oct 22, 2019
Club Appreciation Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Oct 23, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu Oct 24, 2019
Open & 499er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri Oct 25, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon Oct 28, 2019
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue Oct 29, 2019
Open & 299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed Oct 30, 2019
Club Appreciation 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