If you want to support the Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club and help it continue to thrive, consider running for the board. Our club has grown in the past five years to more than 170 members. It has added new games as well as new learning opportunities for players. Our Longest Day game last June raised more than $12,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.


This growth has been guided by the board, and on December 1 we need to elect three new members for three-year terms. The only requirements are to be a club member, attend most board meetings (held after the game the second Wednesday of each month for about an hour), and be willing to help with new initiatives where needed. Please contact Jim Kart(260-438-1268 or by October 31 if interested.


Board members whose terms are up are Gary Chaney, Judy Jenkins and Rick Kleinheksel. Still serving will be Lee Baatz, Stan Davis, Joe Kohne, Judy Nelsen and Carl Wheeler. Board member Kim Grant intends to resign in December, and per our by-laws the new board will select a replacement to fill her unexpired term. We have asked Club Manager Gary Chaney to continue attending board meetings as an ex officio (non-voting) member.



Club members can now vote by absentee ballot if they won’t be at the December 1 game and Christmas Party where the annual board election is held. You can request that a ballot be mailed to you by filling out an envelope with the address to be used. Details here.


Players in the Pro-Am (mentoring) game can now compete in a Swiss team game the third Thursday of the month through December.  Come with your regular partner and Director Gary Chaney will put you with another pair to make a team for the day.  It’s fun!



All club games from October 30 to November 3 will be STaC (“sectional tournaments at clubs”) games. They’re played as usual, but winners get extra points and they’re silver. It’s a great way to gain the silver points needed to become a Life Master or higher. More details soon!


Tuesday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified
  • Limited (0-299 MPs)/Stratified - Partners guaranteed

Wednesday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified
  • Limited (0-299 MPs)/Stratified


  • 1 PM Pro-Am (mentoring)
  • 6:30 PM Open/Handicapped - Partners guaranteed

Saturday 1 PM

  • Open/Stratified

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

Find your way around our new website!

We hope you like our new and revised website. It’s a bit different, starting with the way the pages are labeled and organized. Here’s what to look for:

  • Link to our ACBL Game results (one-click)
  • Games/Calendars – Club games, calendars, directors and contact info
  • New to Duplicate – This brand-new page welcomes rubber bridge players to our club and gives an overview on how duplicate is played
  • Learn – This page includes all our club’s learning opportunities, plus lots of helpful links to learn more
  • Club/Members – Two separate pages offer info about our Club and member news, including rank advancements
  • ACBL/Unit– Info about the ACBL, relationship of our Club to our unit/district, and upcoming tournaments
  • About/Contact – A little about us, written directions and map