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Executive Members

President Bill Fox

Vice President Lyn Stevens 

Treasurer Marvyn Hall

Secretary Donna Wales

House   Darrell Rowe

Bridge Development  Maureen Nichols

Social  Jocelyne Roy

Membership  Birte Ayer

Member at Large  Sandy Campbell

Club Manager  Anne Martens

Web Site Administrator   Anne Heffernan

Past President      Phil Smith

Zero Tolerance at PBC

We strive to have a "Play Nice" atmosphere at our bridge club. Players are encouraged to respect their partners and opponents at all times. Comments on bidding or play of the hand can wait until after the game. If you feel that any player is not acting according to the policy, call the director.

Adopt a Student

The Tuesday “Adopt a Student” mentoring game has been a really popular game. Table numbers have increased thanks to PBC members who are playing bridge with her students and Maureen would like to thank our PBC members who have joined in to play in this game.

PBC Bridge Directors Needed

New Directors needed at PBC

Contact Anne Martens if you are interested in becoming a director.

amartens311@gmail.com

For information about becoming a director,

Click Director Resources in the blue side menu. 

  • Duplicate Decisions
  • Bridge Director's Handbook
  • Laws of Duplicate Bridge
PBC Member ACBL Life Master Achievements


Emerald Life Master

Helen Johnston
 

Diamond Life Master

Doug Brenner

John Gowdy

Lyn Stevens

 

Sapphire Life Master

Birte Ayer

Norma Bradley

Trevor Dundas

Chuck Messinger

Dave Minty

Maureen Nichols

 

 

Gold Life Master

Dwight Goden

Ron Haney

Peter McConkey

David Munro

 

Ruby Life Master

Inge Buchardt

Andrew Collins

Irma Fitzgerald 

Bill Fox

Wayne Lucas

Charles Moorhead

Peter Mott

Terry Wilson

 

Silver Life Master

Margaret Bedward

Martin Bacigalupo

Anne Heffernan

Shirley Junkin

Pat Munro

Melanie Robinson

Philip Smith

Gary Sturch

 

Bronze Master

Jack Banks 

Peter Britton

John Curley

Cyrinda Forth

Susan Halasi 

Jo-Ann Lang

Debby Lovegrove

Charmaine O’Brien

Darrell Rowe

Gordon Simpson

Sarah Thompson 

Colleen Ward-Lucas

Terri Wylie

 

Life Master 

Melanie Hamilton

Anne Ruddock

Bonnie Zeran

Web Site Administrator

Anne Heffernan 

705-748-5619 

aheff@sympatico.ca

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Welcome to Peterborough Bridge Club Inc

Welcome to the Peterborough Bridge Club Inc  

705-745-2331

www.bridgewebs.com/peterboroughbridge    

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PBC - Unit 246 - District 2 - Kibitzer - ACBL 166

Dianne Dunfield

   Dianne passed away Friday, March 1 at 11:00 pm at the hospital.  Her daughter Kelley and Kelley's husband Erin were with her at the end. Pictures were taken at her last birthday supper, hosted by Debby Lovegrove.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Bridgewebs Email Blast Problem

If you have an email address ending in bell.net or sympatico.ca or cogeco.ca, could you contact me at  Anne Heffernan or 705-748-5619

There is a problem: Bridgewebs email blasts are not being received by many of our members who have bell.net and sympatico.ca email addresses. 

There also appears to be  a problem receiving PBC emails with email addresses ending in cogeco.ca

We are trying to solve this problem with bell and Bridgewebs  and cogeco.ca . 

Anne : Website administrator 

President's Message February 26

 

Hello Members 

Since my last President’s Message on November 5,2023, I am happy to report much positive news. We have a hard-working executive, and it has strived to operate the Club in a sound fiscal manner, to increase membership, and to promote a feeling that the Club is a place where its members can look forward to a friendly, competitive bridge game. Day-to-day operations have been running smoothly thanks to the excellent work of our Club Manager,  Anne Martens. 

Attendance 

Attendance in the winter months has been steady and should improve when the snowbirds return. There are many new members, most of whom play on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Most new members are graduates of Maureen Nichol’s Beginner Bridge lessons and her Play and Learn sessions. 

Financial 

During the first 10 months of the current year (as of January 31, 2024) the Club had an operating surplus of $9,681.00. This compares with an operating deficit of $9,430.00 as of January 31, 2023.The Club has a healthy cash reserve, most of which is invested in GIC’s. 

The Board does not expect to, nor does it want to continue to generate operating surpluses. This is unlikely because rent payments are now higher and recently the Board increased the fee paid to game directors and salaries to employees. This was long overdue. 

Our Treasurer, Marvyn Hall, recently prepared a Break-Even Analysis report and determined that going forward an average of 9 tables at each game is required for the Club to generate enough yearly income to pay its yearly expenses. We don’t presently average 9 tables per game but in time I expect we will. 

Night Games 

Historically the Club held popular night games, mainly to accommodate working members and members who preferred to play in the evening. Post covid, the night game continued but eventually was put on hold because of low attendance. Recently some members have inquired about reinstating the night game and The Board is open to giving it a try. A sign-up sheet will be put on the bulletin board. Those members wishing to play in a night game are asked to sign up and indicate their preferred night and preferred starting time. Working members and non-regular playing members can contact Donna Wales at 705-927-4031 or email at Cameron.Wales@sympatico.ca. The next Board meeting is on March 27, 2024, at which time the Board will decide on the fate of the night game. 

Evening Play and Learn 

Last fall Dwight Goden conducted a series of lessons for beginners, in the hope that the Club could attract younger working members and revive the night game. The Board is also considering hosting an evening Play and Learn session for those students who may not be able to attend the current daytime classes. An email will be sent to Maureen and Dwight’s students letting them know of these plans. 

Swiss Team Game 

This is another Club game that was historically popular. Our Club is hosting a Sectional Tournament on September 22 to 24 and a Stratified Swiss Team game will be played on the last day. It is important that we have a good turnout for this game. Many of our new members have never played in a Swiss Team game and don’t know how it works. 

The Board has decided to reinstate the Swiss Team game and plans are underway to hold a game in May, likely on a Saturday afternoon, and monthly thereafter. There will be a 30 minute lesson on Swiss Team strategy prior to the start of the May game. Swiss Team games are fun, and I hope our members support them. 

Annual General Meeting (AGM) New Directors 

I want to remind members that our AGM will be held in May. This gives members an opportunity to express their views and ask questions. 

New directors are elected at the AGM. This year there are 5 director positions open. Some present directors may run for re-election but presently there are 2 directors not running for re-election. A nominating committee consisting of Sandy Campbell, Lyn Stevens, and Darrell Rowe is looking for members wishing to serve on the Board. If interested, please speak to one of the committee members.  

Bill Fox, President of the PBC.

 

MAUREEN’S BEGINNER BRIDGE LESSONS

MONDAYS 9 -11am

Maureen Nichols continues to offer lessons on Monday mornings. Maureen is a master of the game and successful teacher of hundreds of students, most of whom quickly learn to love the game and become regulars at the club.  Cost is $6.00 per lesson.

Our Peterborough Bridge Club members recognize the important role these lessons play in attracting new people to the game of duplicate bridge and to our club. Please tell your friends and family about this  opportunity to learn the game in a supported and friendly setting.

Play and Learn classes for those students who have learned the basics continue to be offered Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 -11am. 

For more information or to register, please call Maureen at 705-874-6019.

Dwight's Lessons


Peterborough Bridge Club Classes with Dwight

New - Thursday Morning Lessons, January 18th, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Take-Out Doubles

Direct & Balancing Set

Learning your follow up bids!

Manager’s Corner
Manager’s Corner

MASKS ARE CURRENTLY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE ENTERING THE PETERBOROUGH BRIDGE CLUB

*FEBRUARY EVENTS*       

COMING EVENTS : 

THURSDAY GAME FORMAT - EFF. MARCH 30, 2023

IN HOPES OF INCREASING OUR ATTENDANCE AT THE THURSDAY AFTERNOON GAME, WE WILL CHANGE THE FORMAT SLIGHTLY TO ALLOW AN OPEN PLAYER TO PLAY WITH A 0-750 PLAYER IF THEY WISH.  TWO 0-750 PLAYERS MAY PLAY TOGETHER AS USUAL.  WE ARE ALSO LOOKING TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY INTEREST IN ADDING A 0-100 SECTION TO THURSDAY'S GAME.  THIS WOULD PLAY IN ADDITION TO AND SEPARATE FROM  OUR NEW THURSDAY GANE.  WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

SWISS TEAMS GAMES.  THE SWISS TEAM GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST.   WE WILL TRY AGAIN AT A LATER DATE.

STaC GAMES - FEB 12-16  STaC GAMES ARE HELD TWICE A YEAR FOR ONE WEEK EACH TIME.  THESE GAMES ARE THE ONLY CHANCE THAT PLAYERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN SILVER MASTERPOINTS AT THE CLUB.  THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA $1 CHARGE FOR THESE GAMES.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY GAME  - THIS MONTH'S BIRTHDAY GAME WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10TH AT 1 PM.  MEMBERS WITH A FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY WILL PLAY FOR FREE.  CAKE AND FRUIT WILL BE SERVED.  COME JOIN US FOR AN ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON OF BRIDGE.  PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE AT THE CLUB.

DIRECTORS' COURSES  HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A DIRECTOR AT OUR CLUB?  WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR MEMBERS WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE ON REGULAR OR OCCASIONAL DIRECTING DUTIES.  THE ACBL WILL BA RUNNING EVENING DIRECTOR'S COURSES OVER A  4-DAY PERIOD OR ON A WEEKEND, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLINE BY ZOOM.  THE NEXT WEEKEND COURSE WILL BE HELD FEBRUARY 17-18, 2024 FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM EST EACH DAY..   THE NEXT WEEKDAY COURSE WILL BE HELD FROM APRIL 1-4 EVENINGS FROM 7 TO 10:30 PM..EST.  ANOTHER WEEKEND COURSE IS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON MAY 11 AND 12 FROM 11 AM TO 6PM EST.  IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT PTBOBRIDGE@GMAIL.COM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. 

2024 CLUB MEMBERSHIPS   CLUB MEMBERSHIPS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE AT THE CLUB FROM THE DIRECTOR  AT THE BEGINNING OF ANY GAME.  THE COST REMAINS AT $20 FOR THE YEAR.  EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY,  ANYONE WHO HAS NOT PAID THEIR CLUB MEMBERSHIP WILL BE CHARGED THE VISITOR GAME FEE OF $11 UNTIL THE MEMBERSHIP IS PAID.

ANNE

PBC Bridge Game Schedule

PBC Bridge Game Schedule 

Monday    1:00  pm  Open 

Monday    1:00 pm  Under 50 points

Tuesday    1:00 pm  Open

Wednesday 1:00 pm  Open

Thursday 1:00 pm Open

Friday     1:00 pm Open  

 

SPECIAL GAMES

PBC Board has decided to allow players with over 750MP to play in the Tuesday and Thursday game as long as they play with a player with 0-750MP. Players with 0-750 MP may still play with 0-750MP players but may take advantage of the option to play with a more experienced player who has more than 750MP.

******1:00 pm Birthday Game  Second Saturday of the Month

March Birthdays
March Birthdays

Bernie Blair,  Jo Ann Caskey, Reynold Caskey, Janice Coughlin, Joan Davis, Fraser Farquhar, Mary Hinan-Grose, Anne Martens, Eric Martin, Linda Parkhill, Les Reed, Mary Pat Reed, Patricia Skinner, Bev Stevenson, Sterling Zeran

February Birthdays
February Birthdays

Harold Baal, Dan Beal, Diane Bean, Chris Davies, Julia Harrison, Patty MacDonald, Donna MacIntosh, Burney Skitch, Patricia Smith, Rick Tudhope, Nancy Waddell, Catherine Higgins, Andrew Collins, Tracey Wilson, Ruth Towns, Mary Jane Smith, Al Sippel, Karen McGillen

Birthday Game
Birthday Game


Come  celebrate with our members on their birthdays. Second Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm. All paid up members with birthdays in the month play for free. Birthday cake and fruit for all!

Calendar
4th March 2024
Open Pairs
PBC 1:00 pm
4th March 2024
Under 100 Pairs
PBC 1:00 pm
5th March 2024
Open Pairs
PBC 1:00 pm
6th March 2024
Open Pairs
PBC 1:00 pm
Results
Open Pairs
Director: Anne Martens
Open Pairs
Director: Andrew Collins
Open Pairs
Director: Dwight Goden
Open Pairs
Director: Dwight Goden