2023 ACE OF CLUBS & MINI-MCKENNEY WINNERS!

 

Ace of Clubs winners gained the most MPs at club games of those in their same MP categories at start of the year. Mini-McKenney winners gained most in their same categories based on MPs won at club games and tournaments.

Top Ace of Clubs winner was John Kohne (1000-1500 MP category). First in their categories in both events were Dimi Cooklev (200-300 MP category), Dave Himmelhaver (100-200 MP category), and Anne Marie Wallace (20-50 MP category). Top Mini-McKenney winners were Kim Grant (2500-3500 MP category), Steve Jackson (1500-2500 MP category), and Helen Ryan (50-100 MP category). Others of our players won 2nd or 3rd in their categories—see lists for winners of 2023 Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney.

Congratulations!

 

FWDBC DONATES $2O67 & CANNED GOODS TO FOOD BANK!

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Led by Club Manager Bob Enyeart, FWDBC players donated $2067 and 64 lbs. of canned goods to Fort Wayne's Community Harvest Food Bank on January 24. (In photo, Board President Phil                           Eyermann, left, watches volunteer Helen Ryan hand our check to a Food Bank representative.) Many thanks to all who gave to this cause.

2023 MASTERPOINT WINNERS GARY CHANEY & KIM GRANT!

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During 2023, Gary Chaney won 133.26 MPs while Kim Grant scored 127.27. The next closest were Michael Clegg with 106.59 MPs, Joe Shull with 104.39 MPs, and Jim Kart with 84.82 MPs.

Congratulations!

 

FWDBC 2024 BOARD OFFICERS ELECTED

New or returning officers for 2024 are President Phil Eyermann, Secretary Deb Aschbacher, and Treasurer Larry O'Maley. Thanks to all of you for serving!

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NEW THURSDAY MENTORING GAME ATTRACTS MORE LEARNERS!

To provide more time and support for learning, the new Thursday mentoring game includes fewer boards with more time for players to finish and discuss hands. Also, experienced North players will review some of the hands after they’re finished to help learners with bidding and play. NOTE: Guaranteed partners are available for players with 0-300 MPs. Please contact Director Gary Chaney with any questions.

UPCOMING PKBA SEMINAR TOPICS FOR CLUB PLAYERS

Each two-hour seminar, given monthly on Tuesdays 10-noon and repeated Wednesdays 10-noon, focuses on a single topic. Tuition is free for $50+ donors to PKBA or $5 for others. No advance registration needed.

  • NT OVERCALLS taught by Gary Chaney on Tuesday, February 13 and repeated on Wednesday, February 14
  • SECOND HAND PLAY, PT2 taught by Gary Chaney  on Tuesday, March 12 and repeated on Wednesday March 13

PARTNERS GUARANTEED FOR TUESDAY GAMES

Director Jim Kart has announced that anyone who shows up for either Tuesday game is now guaranteed to have a partner. Contact Jim at 260-438-1268 or [email protected] with questions.

OTHER CLUB NEWS

 

SWISS TEAM GAMES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 & 19 (1st & 3rd Mondays)

Swiss team game at 1 PM. If you need teammates, contact Director Bob Enyeart (260-438-8571 or [email protected]) for help. SEE RANKING SYSTEM

 

CEDAR CREEK GAMES 

Cedar Creek games are 6 PM Saturdays twice monthly and once in December. Games are open to anyone with fewer than 2000 masterpoints.  Partners are guaranteed to anyone with fewer than 300 masterpoints.  Annual Dues are $10.  To learn more, see attached.  For game dates, see attached.

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE THURSDAY MINI-LESSONS

Mini-lessons are again being taught before all Thursday games from 12:15-12:45PM.  Lee Baatz, Joe Kohne and Joe Shull will teach on various topics.  See who is teaching on what topic on each month's calendar.  Note that guaranteed partners for 0-300 MP players continue for the Thursday games.

GAME SCHEDULE

1st & 3rd Mondays of the month 1 PM

  • Pro-Am Swiss team game

Tuesday 1 PM

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

Wednesday 1 PM

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

Thursday:

  • 1 PM MENTORING
  • 0-300 MPs Partners guaranteed

Saturday 6:00 PM

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

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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: [email protected].

  • 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.