Spade Heart  Diamond Club

2019 Fund Raising Drive

Last Lucky Winners:

Tom and Diane Fletcher

Next drawing: Tuesday, July 2nd

Upcoming Local Tournament Schedule

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July 12 - 14 Jacksonville Sectional Jacksonville School of Bridge
August 5 - 11 District 9 STaC Week District 9 Clubs
September 12 - 15 Daytona Beach Sectional Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club


Club Managers' Weekly Message - Week of June 24th


Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:


Jinty is still tending to matters out of town, so her class this Thursday is canceled.  She'll resume with her class the following Thursday.

Gerry Calabrese wanted to thank our members who donated puzzles for Las Palmas.  The staff, and more particularly the Residents there, appreciate it very much.

Patrick is away on a well-deserved vacation.  As always, we appreciate the additional help from Tom Fletcher and Richard Perez.

We had a very nice week of STaC games and, of course, our Longest Day event last Thursday.  We had a good day of bridge and a very nice lunch.  We raised quite a lot the benefit of the Alzheimer's Association.  We'll get the grand total to you just as soon as we can, but it was a very good effort.  Thank you to all who contributed and who came to play.

In our STaC games last week, we had two notable pairs that finished well against all players in Unit 128.  On Tuesday, in the 299er section, Cynthia Sher and Nancy Ditmer finished 2nd overall, and on Friday, in the Open section, Mike Dalton and Scott Weiss finished 3rd overall.

This week, we have all North American Pairs (NAP) Qualifying Games.  You could qualify to go on to the next level and ultimately to the Nationals, if you wish. All points awarded in the Open Section and in the A Stratum in the 499er section are half Red and half Black.  In the 499er section, it doesn't matter if you are in the B or C Stats to start.  If you finish with a good enough score, you can still get the "A" Stratum award.  

We have 4 more weeks of NAP planned after this week, two weeks in July and two weeks in August.


This Week's Game Schedule

Monday: Open  NAP Pairs at 1:00 PM
Tuesday:  Open & 499er NAP Pairs at 1:00 PM
Wednesday:  Open NAP Pairs at 1:00 PM
Thursday:  Open & 499er NAP Pairs at 1:00 PM
Friday:  Open NAP 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:  12:10 PM.  Pre-game class with Tom Fletcher
Thursday:  Jinty's class is CANCELED THIS WEEK
Thursday:  12:10 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

open pairs
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Alz AM open pairs
Alz PM open pairs
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open & 299er pairs
open pairs
Tue Jun 25, 2019
open & 299er pairs
1 pm
Wed Jun 26, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Thu Jun 27, 2019
open & 499er pairs
1 pm
Fri Jun 28, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Mon Jul 1, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Tue Jul 2, 2019
open & 299er pairs
1 pm
Wed Jul 3, 2019
open pairs
1 pm
Class activities

Class schedules:.

  • Monday morning bridge I cancelled
  • Wednesday 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. Also, the basics of declarer play and defense are covered. Presenter Patrick Heading, starts Oct 1, 2019.
  • Thursday morning at 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. Presenter Jinty Chappell, class is ongoing throughout the year.
  • Friday morning at 10 am Bridge "III" for intermediate players covering additional conventions, more advanced defense and play of the hand with problem hands review to clarify bidding, play and defense. Presenter Tom Fletcvher, class is ongoing throughout the year.

Supervised play schedules

  • Monday afternoon class(12:15) and supervised play (1 pm)  for newer players with Gerry Calabrese, ongoing throughout the year.

Pregame classes

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

One month of free classes are offered to the first time student; chose any or all events and they are free to help encourage your first attempt to "play bridge" at the Palm Coast DBC.

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