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Welcome to ACBL Unit 190 (Delaware)

DSBA is restarting the popular Mentoring Program that was last run in 2018, pre-pandemic. We are working on gathering mentees from our student and beginner classes and are looking for mentors. It is our plan to start the program in late May, soon after the Bridge at the Beach Regional.

  • Mentor/Mentee pairs will play on six consecutive Tuesdays at the Bridge Studio with a break midway for mentees and mentors to review play. First planned day of play: May 24, starting at 6:30 PM.
  • Mentees should have 0-99 MP’s , $12 per session
  • Mentors must be Life Masters, free play

Please join us as either mentee to learn from experienced players or as mentor to share your knowledge and love of the game. This was a very popular event when last run and we hope to make it an annual event to benefit our I/N (Intermediate/Novice) Players.

Click here for a more detailed program description and here for a registration form.  Contact Don Adams (dwadams69 at gmail.com) with any questions, comments or suggestions.

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 FEBRUARY 2022

FEBRUARY 2022 DUMMY

 

The Dummy is issued four times per year.
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Calendar Notes

The calendar below lists ONLINE bridge events organized by or for Delaware players.

For more information:
Bridge Studio of Delaware (Wilmington): website
MOT Duplicate Bridge Club (Middletown): Cheryl Shields
Shuffles Bridge Club (Ocean View): website

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

Calendar
Sun May 15, 2022
Bridge Studio 0-500 Pairs
BBO 6:00 PM
Sun May 15, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 6:30 PM
Mon May 16, 2022
Bridge Studio Swiss
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 6:30PM
Mon May 16, 2022
Monday Morning DBC, Dover
Dover 10:00 AM
Mon May 16, 2022
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Tue May 17, 2022
Bridge Studio 0-300 pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Tue May 17, 2022
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 10:00 AM
Tue May 17, 2022
Bridge Studio pairs
BBO 12:30 PM
Wed May 18, 2022
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Thu May 19, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 7:00 PM
Thu May 19, 2022
Shuffles
BBO 9:30 AM
Thu May 19, 2022
Afternoon Swiss
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 11:30 AM
Fri May 20, 2022
Bridge Studio 0-750 Pairs
BBO 9:00 AM
Fri May 20, 2022
Bridge Studio Pairs
BBO 9:30 AM
Fri May 20, 2022
MOT Bridge Club
BBO 1:00 PM
Fri May 20, 2022
Friday Nooners
Dover 11:00 AM
Fri May 20, 2022
Bridge Studio 0-1000 pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 9:00 AM
Fri May 20, 2022
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM