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The 2024 Blue Hen Sectional Tournament

February 23-25, 2024 at the Bridge Studio in Wilmington

Line up your partner(s) and save the dates! 

Lunch will be included between sessions each day.

This will be a cashless tournament: only debit and credit cards will be accepted for entry fees.

For more details, see the tournament flyer here.

 

 

DSBA Initiative to Assist Clubs
DSBA Initiative to Assist Clubs

Familiar Faces, Familiar Places — Time to get back to the tables!

The future of bridge in Delaware depends on our clubs, but they are facing significant obstacles to reopening for face-to-face play. Attendance is down from pre-pandemic levels at those clubs that have reopened. Some players are playing online but are reluctant to return to the clubs in person.  Some have stopped playing altogether. The Delaware State Bridge Association (ACBL Unit 190) has started an initiative to help Delaware clubs who have novel ideas for drawing former and new players back to the clubs.  The DSBA will offer financial backing and other support for experiments by clubs intended to get them back in operation quickly. 


If you have an idea that you think will help revitalize face-to-face participation, please contact your local club or Kim Holm (kimrholm13@gmail.com), who heads the DSBA’s initiative. In the meantime, support your local club by playing there in person!

You can read more about the DSBA initiative in the minutes of the most recent DSBA Board meeting, here.

See you at the tables!

ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS
ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS

There are many resources available to assist bridge players in improving their game. Some of the best are available free and online.  This month we highlight learning resources provided by "LEARNBRIDGE.NYC".  Whether your interest is declarer play, conventions, defense, or strategy, LEARNBRIDGE.NYC can help.  Click on the link image below to go directly to their site.

More learning links are available in the library

THE DUMMY JANUARY 2024

JANUARY 2024 DUMMY

 

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Calendar Notes

The calendar below shows face-to-face bridge events at clubs in Delaware.  Click the link in this list for more information:

For more information:
Bridge Studio of Delaware (Wilmington): website
MOT Duplicate Bridge Club (Middletown): Cheryl Shields
Dover Bridge Club (Dover): Clare O'Brien
Shore Bridge (Lewes): Anna DeLapo
Shuffles 2 (Ocean View): Donna Heckscher

If you know of an event that should be listed here: Bill Herdle

Calendar
Tue Feb 20, 2024
MOT Bridge Club
MOT Sr Cntr 9:30 AM
Wed Feb 21, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Wed Feb 21, 2024
Shore Bridge Club
Rehoboth 9:30 AM
Thu Feb 22, 2024
Afternoon Swiss Teams
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 11:30 AM
Fri Feb 23, 2024
Bridge Studio 0-1250 pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 9:00 AM
Fri Feb 23, 2024
Friday Nooners
Dover 10:30 AM
Sat Feb 24, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Evening Swiss Teams
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 6:30 PM
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Monday Morning DBC, Dover
Dover 10:00 AM
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Shore Bridge Club
Rehoboth 12:30 PM
Tue Feb 27, 2024
MOT Bridge Club
MOT Sr Cntr 9:30 AM
Wed Feb 28, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Wed Feb 28, 2024
Shore Bridge Club
Rehoboth 9:30 AM
Thu Feb 29, 2024
Afternoon Swiss Teams
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 11:30 AM
Fri Mar 1, 2024
Bridge Studio 0-1250 pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 9:00 AM
Fri Mar 1, 2024
Friday Nooners
Dover 10:30 AM
Sat Mar 2, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM