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Club Manager
Club Manager
Paul Friedman

(651) 983-1846

Sunshine Committee Contact
Sunshine Committee Contact
Babs Thacker (727) 686-7439
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Sharon Horton's Bidding Slams WEDNESDAY May 8 10:00am

St Pete Bridge Club 9103 US 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL Call 727-544-5040

We provide an enjoyable and comfortable experience for bridge players of ALL levels in the St. Petersburg area.  We have many class offerings, as well!

Weekly Schedule of Games and Classes
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Weekly Schedule of Games and Classes

The week of May 19 through May 25
Games
Sun. May 19
1:00 pm Handicapped Swiss Teams
Mon. May 20
12:30 pm Grass Roots Open Pairs (extra points)
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Looking for a Partner for a Face-to-Face Game (Copy)
If you would like to Post a request for a partner, please enter the details below

Our partnership coordinator for pairs games is

Elaine Garofalo - elaine.garofalo@gmail.com (727) 348 -6183 )
For our Sunday team games, whether you need a partner or a team call Pam Gorbics (201-247-1595)

Note that your email and telephone number will be viewable by all by others looking for a partner

You are encouaged to Directly contact others by Phone or Email also looking for a partner for the same date/time.
Lessons for Beginners, Intermediates, and Progressing Players

Lessons for Beginners, Intermediates, and Progressing Players

Dr. Bob’s Seminar
June 3
Time: 10:30 am Cost: $20
Improve your competitive bidding and defense. How to improve your bidding, defense and play examples will be covered. Topics requested include Major suit game tries including Spiral, raising preempts including McCabe Adjunct, Lebensohl over weak 2 bids doubled, when to use or not use Texas transfers in competition, defensive tips you can use in practice and other surprises.   Extensive notes will be provided. No signup required

 

 
Wed 
Thu
Fri 
Sat 
         
9:00 am mini-lesson followed b
0-50 newcomers game
 
 
12:30 pm
Play & Learn with Jack $10

 

9:30 am
Supervised Play with Freida ($5)
10:00 am In-Person Beginner Class begins (FREE)
 
 
11:00 am
Sheryl Hobbs Classes
 $5
 Delve into a dynamic one-hour class where each week we explore a new topic sourced from the pages of the St. Petersburg Intermediate Deck Book.
Engage with fellow participants as we encourage the exchange of hands for insightful discussion and analysis, fostering a collaborative environment where learning thrives. The nominal fee of $5 ensures

 

 
Sharon Horton 
Intermediate and above-level players
Beginning May 8
Mornings
BIDDING SLAMS
using the Bridge Decks published by our club 
These classes will be held on Wednesday mornings. They are intended for first set of classes will focus on slam bidding
 
 
 

For beginners and players returning to bridge after a layoff, Beginner lessons are held on Saturdays at 10:00. These are FREE!

For graduates of the beginner lessons and others who know the basics of duplicate bridge, we offer Intermediate classes on Saturdays at 1:00 pm. ($10)

On Wednesdays, there is a mini-lesson at 9:00, followed by a game for those with fewer than 50 master points. ($10)

Jack Brawner runs a popular Play and Learn class on Thursdays at  ($10)

This is recommended not only for newer players but for ANY non-expert!
Jack's Dirty Dozen
Our Thursday “play and learn” class is going to switch gears for a little while. We have a number of players who would benefit GREATLY from a thorough lesson on the basic conventions that should be part of every player’s arsenal. So, I will be presenting “Jack’s Dirty Dozen”. Each class will have “bid ‘em up” sheets for practice AFTER the handout with a good explanation of the how & why of each convention. Most days, we will cover more than one topic. I expect to go about 2 – 2.5 hours. 
JACK’S DIRTY DOZEN
STAYMAN   JACOBY & TEXAS TRANSFERS   BLACKWOOD, GERBER, AND “ROMAN KEYCARD”
MICHAELS CUE BID   UNUSUAL 2NT
NEGATIVE (and reopening) DOUBLES    TAKEOUT DOUBLES (and responding to them)
GAME TRIES
NEW MINOR FORCING          FOURTH SUIT FORCING
USING THE CUE BID IN COMPETITIVE AUCTIONS
WEAK TWO BIDS AND OTHER PREEMPTS (and responding to them!)
We play a few random hands- one at a time, with each table playing the same hand- and Jack will lead a discussion after each hand. Bidding, play, defense- we never know what will come up!
We will start with a mini-lesson and finish around 3 pm. No, you do not need a partner! 

Dr Bob (Vollbracht) next class series Continues 

June 3 Time: 10:30 am Cost: $20

Improve your competitive bidding and defense. How to improve your bidding, defense and play examples will be covered. Topics requested include Major suit game tries including Spiral, raising preempts including McCabe Adjunct, Lebensohl over weak 2 bids doubled, when to use or not use Texas transfers in competition, defensive tips you can use in practice and other surprises.   Extensive notes will be provided. No signup required

 

Merry Schainblatt's hugely popular online classes continue.

Her lecture classes are free, while the participatory ones cost $85 for 12 lessons. Check out her offerings at stpetebridge.com

Current Game Schedule at the St Petersburg Bridge Club
Open Games
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 12:30 pm
Tuesday is a Mentee/Mentor Open Game
 "Mentee Focus" (players are encouraged to play with a Mentee)

499er Game on Friday at 12:30
(occasionally blended with the Open during off-season, but 499ers will still have their own category!)
Sunday: Handicapped TEAM Game at 1:00 pm
 
 
2024 Board of Directors
2024 Officers and Board of Directors
Don Aschenbrenner Howard Braun Jack Brawner Bruce Philipoom David Rogers Lee Taylor Babs Thacker Catherine Vogel Jack Wilde
 
President,
Howard Braun
Vice-President 
Babs Thacker
Secretary,
Catherine Vogel
Treasurer
Bruce Philipoom
 
 
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