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The 2024 Diamond State Sectional Tournament

September 6-8, 2024 at the Bridge Studio in Wilmington.
Line up your partner(s) and save the dates!

This will be a cashless tournament. Pay by card at the door. Pre-registration is not required.

There will be no vaccination requirements and masks will not be required unless requested by opponents at your table.

The Annual Meeting of the DsBA will be held between sessions Saturday.  If you are a member of Unit 190 please plan to attend.

For questions, contact sectional@unit190.org
or see the tournament flyer here.

 

2024 Bridge In View NLM 0-500 Tournament

Bridge In View NLM 0-500 Sectional Tournament

September 20-21, 2024 in Ocean View, DE.

This silver point tournament is open only to players with 500 or fewer masterpoints.  It will feature sessions for players with 0-20, 0-100, and 0-500 masterpoints spread over the mornings and afternoons of two days. Play once, play twice, or play all four sessions; the choice is yours.  Prizes will be awarded for session winners.  Lunch is complimentary.  And if you register ahead of time and need a partner, we guarantee to find you one!

More details are available on the event flyer, or contact one of the Tournament Co-Chairs, Paula Varrassi (pvarrassi @ gmail.com) and Trina Williams (trinasw47 @ icloud.com).

Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited.  Register early to guarantee your place.  Click here for the pre-registration form.

If you've never played in a tournament, that's OK.  We'll have folks available to explain how it works and help you get comfortable before play begins.

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 JULY 2024

JULY 2024 DUMMY

 

The Dummy is issued four times per year.
For previous issues click the yellow Dummy Archives button on the left hand menu. 

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 Jul 16, 2024
MOT Bridge Club
MOT Sr Cntr 9:30 AM
Wed Jul 17, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Wed Jul 17, 2024
Shore Bridge Club
Rehoboth 9:30 AM
Thu Jul 18, 2024
Afternoon Swiss Teams
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 11:30 AM
Fri Jul 19, 2024
Bridge Studio 0-1250 pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 9:30 AM
Fri Jul 19, 2024
Friday Nooners
Dover 10:30 AM
Sat Jul 20, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Mon Jul 22, 2024
Evening Swiss Teams
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 6:30 PM
Mon Jul 22, 2024
Monday Morning DBC, Dover
Dover 10:00 AM
Mon Jul 22, 2024
Bridge Studio 0-1500 pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 11:30 AM
Mon Jul 22, 2024
Shore Bridge Club
Rehoboth 12:30 PM
Tue Jul 23, 2024
MOT Bridge Club
MOT Sr Cntr 9:30 AM
Wed Jul 24, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM
Wed Jul 24, 2024
Shore Bridge Club
Rehoboth 9:30 AM
Thu Jul 25, 2024
Afternoon Swiss Teams
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 11:30 AM
Fri Jul 26, 2024
Bridge Studio 0-1250 pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 9:30 AM
Fri Jul 26, 2024
Friday Nooners
Dover 10:30 AM
Sat Jul 27, 2024
Bridge Studio open pairs
Bridge Studio, Wilmington 12:30 PM