LONGEST DAY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 – PLEASE COME, ENJOY, DONATE!

Our June 19 Longest Day party and fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association will feature special bridge games (extra MP’s), a great silent auction, and more! Please come, bid and donate for the Alzheimer’s Association’s research and free support services for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their family caregivers in our community.

Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 for Longest Day this year. Starting on Tuesday, June 11, you can help by bidding on silent auction items or buying raffle tickets to win 10 free games at the club. You can also donate any time by bringing a check, made out to the Alzheimer’s Association, to Bob Enyeart at the club or clicking the link below right now!

 http://act.alz.org/goto/FWBridge

FWDBC TEAM QUALIFIES FOR GRAND NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Our team, led by Dimi Cooklev and including Bob Enyeart, Dave Himmelhaver, and Pat O’Connell, will represent District 12 at the Flight C (0-500 MPs) level at the NABC tournament in Toronto in July. They were eligible to do so after winning at their level in the April qualification game in Southfield, Michigan.

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.

  • LAW OF TOTAL TRICKS taught by Steven Jackson  on Tuesday, June 11
  • STAYMAN taught by Gary Chaney  on Tuesday, July 16

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.

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, June 3 & 17 (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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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.