Tallahassee Duplicate Bridge Club
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Welcome to Tallahassee Duplicate Bridge Club

Welcome to the Tallahassee Duplicate Bridge Club's (TDBC) website.

TDBC was established in 1959 as a not-for-profit organization by local bridge enthusiasts and continues to provide opportunities for all bridge players, no matter their experience or skill level, to enjoy this wonderful game.  

           In-Person Play

TDBC games are held at the Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N Monroe St, on Tuesday & Thursday, at Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 3158 Shamrock St. S on Wednesday & Friday and at Westminster Oaks, 4449 Meandering Way (lower level) on Sunday. 

Daytime games begin at 1:00 PM except for Sunday Games at Westminster that start at 1:30 PM. The fee for games at Fellowship are now $7/person. 

All participants at in-person games are required to be vaccinated. Masks are now optional at games at Fellowship Presbyterian Church. 
At Westminster, remember, no parking on the grass. Plenty of parking is available in the garage.

Schedule Highlights

Weekly Lessons
Wednesday lessons with Roy and Joyce continue in May at 12:15 on May 3rd, 17th, 24th and 31st 
before our regular 299/Open game at Fellowship Presbyterian Church.
These lessons are geared for Novices but everyone is welcome.There is no cost for any of these lessons. 

Pat Horton will have a intermediate lesson at 12 noon on May 18th before our regular game at the Senior Center.

Slam Bidding Workshop
Joyce Stillwell will hold a Slam Bidding Workshop on Monday June 5th from 1:00-3:30 PM at the Westminster Oaks "Party House" located at 3927 Meandering Lane. We will review Gerber and Blackwood and move into Roman Key Card (1430) slam bidding. We will also touch on other conventions to be looked at in the future. Contact Joyce Stillwell to attend or if you have questions about the workshop. Cost is $15.

Click on "Calendar Month" (main menu on left) to view all the upcoming in-person games. 

Upcoming Special In-Person Games

Club Championship Games - May 2-7
Team Game - Tuesday, May 12
Grass Roots Fund Games - May 14-21

STaC - (Sectional Tournament at Clubs) 
March 20-26 (Results)
February 13-19 (Results)

Increase In Point Awards for Face To Face Games
ACBL nationally has made a decision that should help local Face to Face clubs.
Starting Monday, February 27, 2023, all regular club games will receive additional points based on the number of hands played.
♠ 18 board games will get X points.(usual number)   
 21 board games will receive 1.16 x the normal points
 24 board games will receive 1.33 x the normal points and
♣ 27 board games will receive 1.5 x the usual points. 

Virtual Bridge Play

Great News! TDBC members now have an additional source for online games that support our club. We can now play at the Florida Bridge Collective that has just started up for District 9 players. They have a two-week schedule posted on their website and currently have daily 750 & Open games in the morning (10 & 10:05 AM) and
afternoon (1:30 & 1:35 PM). In addition, they have 0-50 and 249 games scheduled.
Please visit their website for more information.

Remember, we are also members of the SE Florida & Friends consortium. 
They have daily open & 0-1000 limited games.

All online games take place on Bridge Base Online. 
TDBC earns revenue based on usage of our players from both these virtual clubs.

Upcoming Special Virtual Club Games

Grass Roots Fund Week - May 8-14
2x Black points

May 28, 2023
Club Game
Westminster Oaks 1:30 PM
Director: Horton
May 30, 2023
Club Game
Senior Center 1:00 PM
Director: S. Ross
May 31, 2023
Club Game
Fellowship Presbyterian 1:00 PM
Director: Labat
Rank Achievements

Frank Faldetta
NABC Master
Judy Donahue
Sectional Master
♠ Amanda Laudadio
Junior Master
Carlton Smith
Junior Master

David Thistle
Regional Master

Celebrate May Birthdays

 Henry "Hank" Donaldson - 3rd
 Daryl Nall - 5th

 Clara Chandler - 13th

 Sally McArthur - 17th
 Carlos Monserrate - 20th

 Teresa Sarbeck - 24th