FWDBC TO BE CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 1, 2021

MUST WATCH – THE ACBL’S BRIDGE PARODY OF “HAMILTON”

Whether you’re playing online or waiting until our club opens for in-person games, you’ll get a huge kick out of this clever a bridge parody of the hit play “Hamilton”!

FWDBC PLAYERS DONATE $12,804 FOR FOOD BANK

On January 8, Club Manager Gary Chaney (center) presented checks totaling $12,804 to Executive President Carmen Cumberland and Executive Officer John Wolf of Fort Wayne’s Community Harvest Food Bank. FWDBC players  donated these funds in response to the club’s December plea to help the hungry.  Chaney and club directors Bob Enyeart and Jim Kart have also volunteered regularly to help out at CHFB’s Saturday morning food distributions.

 

With an additional $13,600 donated last May, FWDBC players have purchased nearly 130,000 pounds of food for those in need over the past eight months, using the pandemic average of $0.21 per pound of food cost to the Food Bank. Our thanks to all who gave!

STEVE HARVEY SCORES IN “IT’S YOUR CALL”

FWDBC player Steve Harvey scored 480 out of 500 possible points to tie for third among 724 players in November’s “It’s your Call” Bridge Bulletin contest, where five bidding problems are presented each month and readers compete to propose the best solutions. Steve will also be in the top 100 “It’s Your Call” players for 2020.

BRIDGE GOES ON – WITH VIRTUAL ONLINE GAMES & OTHER OPTIONS

The ACBL is still offering a 50% bonus on MP’s earned in Indy’s Virtual Club games--if you win .8 MP’s, the ACBL will up it to 1.2 MP’s. Our club receives $2-$2.50 from Indy’s game fees of $6 to $7 (based on number of hands offered, seven minutes per hand) and these funds are very helpful while we’re closed. See game schedule.

Costing only $1-$1.75 are games where you and your partner can win MP’s playing against hundreds of pairs. Or, you as an individual can play with three robots and be scored against other individuals doing the same. You’ll also find non-MP games where two pairs can play only against each other the whole time, free lessons and practice hands, and paid classes at all levels.

If you’d like help getting online, Kim Grant (260-740-7348 or krfgrant@gmail.com) or Judy Nelsen (260-432-9236 or judprof@ameritech.net) will stay on the phone with you while you negotiate getting started, including playing some rounds with you.

OTHER CLUB NEWS

 

NO BOARD ELECTIONS THIS YEAR

With no election feasible, board members whose terms expire in 2020 (Joe Kohne, Judy Nelsen, and Carl Wheeler) have been asked to serve another year. In the 2021 election, these seats will be filled for two-year terms and seats normally expiring in 2021 will be filled for three-year terms.

ONLINE ABBREVIATIONS ARE FUN!

In online play, you alert the same bids as in regular bridge to opponents and talk to others by sending a “chat.” Players have devised some clever abbreviations to convey information faster, such as “xfer” for “transfer” and “wpp” for “well played partner.” See more attached.

NEXT SWISS TEAM GAME PLANNED FOR MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021

Please sign up at the club if you have a team or need teammates, or contact Director Bob Enyeart (260-438-8571 or Enyeart.Bob@gmail.com) for help.  SEE RANKING SYSTEM

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 guaranteed

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..