0-300 MP PAIRS PLAY FREE THURSDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER, 2021

Guaranteed Partners for all 0-300 players on Thursdays! 

If you and your partner each have 300 MP’s or less, you can play FREE in the club’s Thursday 1 PM games through the end of 2021! This game was started so experienced players ("mentors") could partner with players eager to improve their game ("mentees"). Now we’re also encouraging pairs in which both partners have 0-300 MP's to come and play—for FREE!

Here’s the deal:

  • All pairs where each partner has 0-300 MP’s play FREE through December!
  • Scores will be stratified so you can win MP’s by beating other 0-300 MP pairs, or win even more if you score well against mentors playing with their mentees.
  • To the degree possible, 0-300 MP pairs will sit E/W with mentor-mentee pairs N/S
  • If you wish, when mentors are playing at your table, you can ask their advice on bidding or play to help improve your game.
  • Any 0-300 MP player who comes without a partner will be guaranteed one.

Any questions? Contact Director Bob Enyeart at 260-438-8571 or Enyeart.Bob@gmail.com.

ELECTION UPDATE – FWDBC MEMBERS, VOTE TO RETURN BALLOTS BY DECEMBER 10!

Paper ballots (with preaddressed and stamped return envelopes) have been sent by regular mail to some FWDBC members, while all other members will receive their ballots by email on December 1. Emailed ballots must be returned and mailed ballots must be received by December 10 to be counted.

Do not vote for more than SIX of the candidates listed below or your ballot will be discarded. It’s okay to vote for fewer than six if you wish.

Running for the six open FWDBC board positions, listed in alphabetical order, are:

  • Dimi Cooklev
  • Phil Eyermann
  • Jo Holm
  • Amy Kelly
  • Joe Kohne
  • John Kohne
  • Judy Nelsen
  • Merilyn Richards
  • Jane Shultz
  • Jim Voelz
  • Carl Wheeler

PLAYERS MUST BE VACCINATED IN ORDER TO PLAY IN PERSON

The FWDBC has reopened for all regular games as has Cedar Creek. In both clubs, all players must be fully immunized against COVID-19 to attend games.

  1. Every player upon his/her first return to the Bridge Center will be required to affirm that he/she has been fully immunized against COVID-19. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  2. Masks and social distancing are optional, but players may want to continue with these when using the bathrooms or walking in the parking lot.
  3. Hand sanitizer, gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes will be available for any player wishing to use them.
  4. Until further notice, no food will be served. Players may bring their own snacks.
  5. Bottled water, soda, and coffee will be available for purchase.
  6. Please do not attend a game if you have been exposed to someone with COVID within the past two weeks, or if you are feeling ill yourself in any way.
  7. The board has designated Gary Chaney, Club Manager as the person you should contact immediately if you test positive for COVID. PERSONAL PRIVACY will be strictly respected.  If Gary is the only person the positive-testing player tells, then he will be the only one who knows that person's identity.  No one else on the Board or in the Club will know. It is absolutely essential that Gary hears from you as soon as possible, so that all who played in recent games you attended can be notified and be able to take the actions they deem necessary to protect themselves.Gary can be contacted by text, phone or email at:
    419-438-2175
    Chaneygary47@gmail.com

OTHER CLUB NEWS

 

NEXT SWISS TEAM GAME MONDAY, DECEMBER 20

Get your teams together to register for the Pro-Am Swiss team game at 1 PM, December 20. If you need teammates, contact Director Bob Enyeart (260-438-8571 or Enyeart.Bob@gmail.com) for help. SEE RANKING SYSTEM

 

2022 CLUB MEMBER DUES RESUME

Club membership fees were suspended for 2021, but we will invite players to pay 2022 member dues ($10) starting December 1. Club members need not pay extra fees for special games. They can serve on the board and vote in board elections, and their dues help support the club and its activities.

 

THREE FORT WAYNE PLAYERS ARE GOLD/SILVER LIFE MASTERS!

As of November 1, Director Jim Kart is a Gold Life Master (2,500 masterpoints and other requirements) while long-time players Howard Chapman and Joe Kohne have become Silver Life Masters (1,000 masterpoints and other requirements). CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!

GAME SCHEDULE

Third Monday of most months 1 PM

  • Pro-Am Swiss team game

Tuesday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified
  • Limited (0-499* MPs)/Stratified - Partners will not be guaranteed at this time

Wednesday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified
  • Limited (0-499* MPs)/Stratified

Thursday:

  • 1 PM Pro-Am (mentoring)

Saturday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified

Saturday 6 PM

  • Cedar Creek Bridge Club meets twice monthly
  • *Player cannot be a Life Master in the 0-499 game

We want our new website to meet your needs. If you have any suggestions, please send them to Judy Nelsen at judprof@ameritech.net.

Are your phone/email listed? Do you want them to be?

The FWDBC maintains several lists based on player preferences. If you would like to be added to OR removed from any of the lists below, please contact: fortwaynebridgeclub@gmail.com.

  • Those on our email list receive a monthly email of club news, including rank advancements, and occasionally are sent other timely news or announcements.
  • We maintain a directory of player telephone numbers and email addresses for players’ use only--this directory is available at the club but not published online.
  • Players’ phone numbers only are listed online, near the bottom of the Member page..