Location: Venue on the Lake - Maitland Civic Center
641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751
Phone: 407-435-5123 (Glen Martin)
407-808-7900 (Perry Poole)
No Friday Workshop this week but we WILL have our regular Noon game.
POLISHING YOUR BASICS WORKSHOPS
Every Friday beginning May 31st at 9:30—11:30 AM. The cost is $10 per session. There will be NO WORKSHOP on June 14th, July 5th, July 19th, and July 26th. This course of study is designed for those who want to shore up the bidding fundamentals. The target audience are those who have completed the beginners course or rising intermediates. This is great for those who want to polish up their basics. The following tiopics will be presented in order:
CATEGORIZE YOUR STRENGTH—Learn how to constantly reevaluate your hand’s strength.
WHICH SUIT DO I BID FIRST—describing distributional hands
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BALANCED HANDS
BIDDING WITH MINIMUM HANDS—when you know you don’t have game
HELP SUIT GAME TRIES
MAJOR SUIT LIMIT RAISES
DON’T REBID A 5-CARD SUIT
RESPONDER’S ONLY FORCING BID
WHEN A NEW SUIT BY RESPONDER IS NOT FORCING
NOTRUMP AND STOPPERS
NOTRUMP AND DISTRIBUTION
THE DESCRIBER AND THE DECIDER
BIDDING A WEAK FREAK
TWO OVER ONE RESPONSES or DON’T GET TOO HIGH
CLOSE OUT BIDS
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Our bridge center guarantees a partner for any player who arrives without a partner but here is how it works: A player will first be paired with another player who also arrives without a partner. The next pairing will be with a designated “Fill-in” player. As a final option, the director may be available to play*. The director will make these assignments. Every effort is made to establish a partnership that considers all relevant circumstances. However, any player who is paired with another player, but refuses the partnership forfeits the guarantee of a playing partner.
*Note: When there are two large sections (over 15 tables total in both sections), the director is not permitted to play. This has been our policy since we began the club.
Several of us (the Martins, Hallowes and Crooms) went on a Sectional cruise offered by Brett Ramsey in March of 2018 that we thoroughly enjoyed. It had over 16 tables of bridge players and we earned numerous silver master points. Brett offers many of these cruises from different ports, generally 2-3 a year, and does this full-time so everything runs very smoothly.
He is offering an 8-day cruise out of Fort Lauderdale on March 14-22 of 2020 that we recommend. It is on Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas and visits Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. Lynn Berg who directed the cruise in 2018 will also direct this cruise. She'll also be offering lessons on board as well. This is again a Sectional at Sea, with prices starting at $1189 per person, and that includes your cruise fare, all taxes and fees, pre-paid gratuities, and all bridge games and lessons. You can’t find a bridge cruise with better prices than this. Space is limited to the first 80 bridge players. Flyers and additional information are available via Brett’s website, bridge-cruise.com.
Let Glen Martin know if you are interested in going.
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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
All games the last week of May (25th to 31st) will be Club Championship games which award extra black points for no extra money.
SWISS TEAM GAMES
Saturday May 25 and Wednesday May 29. Email your team info now to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will honor Memorial Day at the Center with a Club Championship game and lots of food. We will provide hot dogs, chips, baked beans and coleslaw. We ask those willing (no more than one per partnership) to bring a dessert item to share.
Due to attendance again falling off, there will be no Fun Bridge on Wednesday at noon until September. We will still offer FUN bridge on Mondays at Noon and on Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm.
401 Members so far in 2019 (new or renewed as of Today)
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Badges are in for those who joined before May
The NOBC membership fee for the rest of 2019 has been reduced to $25.00.