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Game Schedule
Mini-Lessons
Monthly Winners
Ace of Clubs
Mini-McKinney
Tournaments
Board Minutes - 10/10
Club Business
Sunshine Corner -11/28

Arlington Duplicate Bridge Club

528 Fielder North Plaza Map
Arlington, Texas 76012
817-795-1188

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ADBC CHRISTMAS PARTY

Extra Point Pairs!

FREE! for ADBC Members

Saturday, Dec. 10th
Lunch @ Noon
(Entree provided),
Please bring a dish
Game at 1:00

Special Games Coming Up NEXT . . .
12/7 Wed 12:30 PM: PM: Open & 0-1249 Club Championships - Extra Points!
12/7 Wed 7:00 PM: PM: 0-1500 & 0-299 Club Championships - Extra Points!

  MENTOR WEDNESDAY!  One member must have under 1500 points.

12/8 Thu 7:00 PM:  0-49 & 0-3500 Charity Games - Extra Points!

Friday, December 9th

Tamale Pie

Dinner at 7:00PM,
Club Championship @ 7:30

Basic Entry Fee = $7 - Non Life Master Games = $6 If you don't see the yellow RESULTS bar at the top, Click Here.

Arlington's Monthly Mentoring Program

 MENTOR WEDNESDAY! 

OPEN PLAYERS Can Play with an under 1500 player on ONE WEDNESDAY NIGHT of each month!!!! This game will be scored as an Open game, and will include the table count from the 299er game for even Greater masterpoint awards!

The Next Mentoring Game will be Wednesday, December 7th

PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 6:40!!!

Coaching starts at 6:45.

This assures we all get out by about 10.

Many Open players want to play. Be BOLD! Link up with an open player and learn how to play bridge the right way!


Like to Play Bridge?
Well, ... Join The Club!

Membership dues are used to support and promote bridge in Arlington.
Just pay $25.00 to the director at your next game to become a member of the

ARLINGTON DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB in 2017.

Thank you for your support.


Join The Monthly Birthday Celebrations

Birthdays for ADBC Members
Will Be Celebrated Monthly During The:

  • “Last Tuesday” Morning Game (299ers) at 10:30 A.M.
  • “Last Tuesday” Evening Games at 7:15 P.M.

Next:  Birthday Tuesday!  December 27th

Just Show Proof That Your Birthday
Falls Within The Month and ......
Your Card Fee for one of the above Games is Zero !

Birthday Cake Furnished by the Club.
Come Join the Fun and Celebrate Your Birthday

With a Free Bridge Entry !!!


If you are an ADBC member and about to turn 90, 95 or 100, please let us know.
We want to have a party! (Click Here for details.)


Arlington Duplicate Bridge Club offers the following series of mini-lessons to help players improve their skills:

BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS

Mary Ellen Stanton will be conducting Beginning Bridge Lessons on Sundays at 2:00 PM
See Flyer here.

Each class will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm and will be out by 5 pm. Anyone is welcome; no masterpoint restrictions; come alone or with a partner. Lessons 1-4 below are free; all lessons after that are $6 each.

Weekly Topics
Oct 9Introduction to Bridge
Oct 16Learning to Bid and Play
Oct 23Responding to 1NT Opening bids
Oct 30Responding to an Opening Bid of One in a Suit
Nov 6Rebids by Opener
Nov 13Rebids by Responder
Nov 27Overcalls and Advances
Dec 4Takeout Doubles and Advances
Dec 11The Stayman Convention
Dec 18Jacoby Transfers

Beginning Bridge Lessons & 0-199 Pairs Game.

Saturdays at 9:00 AM

Enjoy a fascinating pastime. Everyone is welcome! Bring a partner or come alone. You won’t be alone for long. You can learn in just a few weeks, while meeting new friends and other interesting people.
Easy to learn! Fun to play!
Learn the world's greatest card game the Easybridge! way.

Call or Email Mary Ellen Stanton [maryellen44@juno.com]
(972) 623-1150
for more information

NLM Pairs Game
(Non Life Master less than 300 masterpoints)
Lessons on MONDAYS at 11:30 a.m., Game at Noon.
 
Contact Dorothy Moore at 817-431-5129
or Email Dorothy at dorothy@simplybridge.com
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday Daytime Bridge Lesson Series

EZGoing Bridge NLM Pairs Game
(Non Life Master with less than 500 masterpoints.)
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM every Tuesday

Call or Email Dorothy Moore [drmoore@flash.net]
817 431-5129
for more information

EZGoing Bridge 0-499 Non Life Master Game.

TUESDAY EVENINGS: 7:00 - 10:00 PM

We will continue to have a 15-20 minute lesson on Standard American Bidding and Play of the Hand.
This will be accomplished thru bidding and play of example hands.
Our game will consist of 15-20 boards - no clock will be used but appropriate time will be expected.
Limited questions may be answered during the game.

Call or Email Dorothy Moore [drmoore@flash.net]
817 431-5129
for more information

FREE Mini-lesson at 6:40 pm every WEDNESDAY Evening
Followed by a 0-299 Stratified Pairs Game for the IMPROVING PLAYER
Play begins about 7:00 pm and continues until 10:00 pm.

Lessons provided by: Chuck Burke
& Game directed by:

Play of the Hand

Monday Evening Lessons Starting at 7:00 p.m.
0-999 Game at 7:15, ends about 10:30 p.m.

E-mail or call Dorothy Moore at 817-431-5129 for Details

Upcoming Events:

December  [ Click here to see Arlington's DECEMBER Calendar

  • 12/7 Wednesday Afternoon: Open & 0-1249 Club Championships - Extra Points! at 12:30.

  • 12/7 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-299 Club Championships - Extra Points! at 7:00.

      MENTOR WEDNESDAY!  At least one member of each pair in the 0-1500 game must have under 1500 points.

  • 12/8 Thursday Evening: 0-49 & 0-3500 Charity Games - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 12/9 Friday Morning: Open Stratified Club Championship - Extra Points! at 10:15.

  • 12/9 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Club Championship - Extra Points! at 7:30.

  • 12/10 Saturday Afternoon: ADBC's Annual Christmas Party! - Extra Points!.

     Lunch at Noon, Unit Championship Pairs Game at 1PM. + + + ADBC Members play FREE! + + +

  • 12/12 Monday Afternoon: 0-299 NLM STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at Noon.

  • 12/12 Monday Evening: Open & 0-999 STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points.

  • 12/13 Tuesday Morning: 0-499 NLM STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at 10:30.

  • 12/13 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-499 (NLM) STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at 7:00.

  • 12/14 Wednesday Afternoon: Open & 0-1249 STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at 12:30.

     Christmas Party! ... please bring something to share.

  • 12/14 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-299 (NLM) STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at 7:00.

     Christmas Party! ... please bring something to share.

  • 12/15 Thursday Evening: 0-49 & 0-3500 Stratified STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at 7:00.

  • 12/16 Friday Morning: Open Stratified STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at 10:15.

  • 12/16 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at 7:30.

  • 12/17 Saturday Morning: 0-199 Stratified STaC Pairs - Extra SILVER Points at 9:00 AM.

  • 12/18 Sunday Afternoon: STaC SWISS TEAMS - Extra SILVER Points at 1:30.

  • 12/19 Monday Afternoon: 0-299 Club Championship - Extra Points!.

  • 12/19 Monday Evening: Open & 0-999 Club Championships - Extra Points!.

  • 12/20 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-499 (NLM) Charity Games - Extra Points!.

  • 12/21 Wednesday Evening: Open ACBL-Wide International Fund Game #3 - Extra Points!.

     50% Red & Black points, 100% Sectional Rated.

  • 12/22 Thursday Evening: 0-49 & 0-3500 Club Championships - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 12/23 Friday Morning: Open Stratified ACBL Membership Game - Extra Points! at 10:15 AM.

     ALL players must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/23 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Pairs Game at 7:30.

  • 12/24 - 25 Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day - Happy Holidays!

  • 12/26 Monday Afternoon: 0-299 ACBL Membership Game - Extra Points! at Noon.

     ALL players must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/26 Monday Evening: Open & 0-999 ACBL Membership Games - Extra Points!.

     ALL players in each game must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/27 Tuesday Morning:  Birthday Tuesday!  0-499 (NLM) Stratified Pairs at 10:30.

     Qualified ADBC Members with December birthdays play for FREE!
     ALL players must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/27 Tuesday Evening:  Birthday Tuesday!  Open & 0-499 ACBL Membership Games - Extra Points!

     Qualified ADBC Members with December birthdays play for FREE!
     ALL players in each game must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/28 Wednesday Afternoon: Open & 0-1249 ACBL Membership Games - Extra Points!.

     ALL players in each game must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/28 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-299 ACBL Membership Games - Extra Points!.

     ALL players in each game must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/29 Thursday Evening: 0-49 & 0-3500 Stratified ACBL Membership Games - Extra Points! at 7:00 PM.

     ALL players in each game must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/30 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, ACBL Membership Game - Extra Points!.

     ALL players must be members of the American Contract Bridge League.

  • 12/31 Saturday NIGHT: "Let's Do It Again" NEW YEAR'S EVE Charity Pairs - Extra Points!

    SPECIAL Game Time:   * 8:00 PM * . Please Bring Snacks & Goodies!

January 2017
  • 1/2 Monday Evening: Open & 0-999 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/3 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-499 (NLM) Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/4 Wednesday Afternoon: Open & 0-1249 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points! at 12:30.

  • 1/4 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 1/5 Thursday Evening: 0-49 & 0-3500 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 1/6 Friday Morning: Open Stratified Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 10:15.

  • 1/6 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Pairs Game at 7:30.

  • 1/7 Saturday Morning: 0-199 Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 9:00.

  • 1/9 Monday Evening: Open & 0-999 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/10 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-499 (NLM) Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/11 Wednesday Afternoon: Open & 0-1249 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points! at 12:30.

  • 1/11 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 1/12 Thursday Evening: 0-49 & 0-3500 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 1/13 - 15 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Richardson Sectional.

  • 1/16 Monday Evening: Open & 0-999 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/17 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-499 (NLM) Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/18 Wednesday Afternoon: Open & 0-1249 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points! at 12:30.

  • 1/18 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 7:00.

      MENTOR WEDNESDAY!  At least one player per pair must have under 1500 points.

  • 1/19 Thursday Evening: 0-49 & 0-3500 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 1/20 Friday Morning: Open Stratified Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 10:15.

  • 1/20 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Pairs Game at 7:30.

  • 1/21 Saturday Morning: 0-199 Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 9:00.

  • 1/21 Saturday Afternoon: Freezing Championship Pairs - Extra Points! at 1:00.

     Potluck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1:00

  • 1/23 Monday Evening: Open & 0-999 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/24 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-499 (NLM) Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/25 Wednesday Afternoon: Open & 0-1249 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points! at 12:30.

  • 1/25 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 1/26 Thursday Evening: 0-49 & 0-3500 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points! at 7:00.

  • 1/27 Friday Morning: Open Stratified Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 10:15.

  • 1/27 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Pairs Game at 7:30.

  • 1/28 Saturday Morning: 0-199 Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 9:00

  • 1/28 Saturday Afternoon: Open Stratified Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 1:00.

     Potluck Lunch at Noon (entree provided), Game at 1:00

  • 1/29 Sunday Afternoon: Open Stratified Junior Fund Game - Extra Points! at 2:00 PM. (Kids game too)

  • 1/30 Monday Evening: Open & 0-999 Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

  • 1/31 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-499 (NLM) Junior Fund Games - Extra Points!.

Later

  • 2/3 - 5 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Grapevine Sectional.

  • 3/3 - 5 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Richardson Sectional.

  • 3/25 Saturday Afternoon: ADBC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

     Meeting, then Lunch at Noon (Entree Provided), and Unit Championship Pairs - Extra Points! at 1PM.

  • 3/27 Monday Afternoon: ACBL-Wide Senior Pairs - Extra Points! at Noon.

      72% Sectional Rated black points.

  • 3/31 - 4/2 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Fort Western Sectional.

  • 5/26 - 29 Friday - Monday: CLOSED for Richardson Sectional.

  • 6/2 Friday Evening: * * * DINNER * * * at 7:00 & Worldwide Bridge Contest - Extra Points! at 7:30.

     50% Red & Black points, 81.8% Sectional Rated.

  • 6/3 Saturday Afternoon: Worldwide Bridge Contest - Extra Points!.

     50% Red & Black points, 81.8% Sectional Rated. Lunch at Noon (Entree Provided), Game at 1:00

  • 6/23 - 25 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Arlington's Grapevine Sectional.

  • 7/11 Tuesday Morning: Open ACBL-Wide International Fund Game #2 - Extra Points!.

     50% Red & Black points, 81.8% Sectional Rated.

  • 8/29 - 9/4 Tuesday - Monday: CLOSED for Richardson Regional.

  • 9/30 - 10/1 Friday - Saturday: Arlington (NLM) Sectional.

  • 10/6 - 8 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Fort Western Sectional.

  • 10/25 Wednesday Afternoon: ACBL-Wide Instant Matchpoint Game - Extra Points! at 12:30.

     1.00 GOLD to Section Tops, remainder 50% Red & Black points, 81.8% Sectional Rated.

  • 10/27 - 29 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Richardson Sectional.

  • 11/21 Tuesday Evening: ACBL-Wide Charity Game - Extra Points! at 7:15.

      81.8% Sectional Rated black points.

  • 12/20 Wednesday Evening: Open ACBL-Wide International Fund Game #3 - Extra Points!.

     50% Red & Black points, 81.8% Sectional Rated.

Game Summary
 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

DAYTIME

11:30; NLM
(0-300)

10:30; NLM
(0-500)

12:30 Open
12:30 (0-1249)

 

10:15

9:00 (0-199)
1:00*

2:00*

EVENING

7:15

7:15

   

7:30

 

 

EVENING
LIMITED

7:00; &
0-999

7:00; &
0-499 NLM

7:00; 0-1500
& 0-299

6:30 0-50 EZB
7:00; 0-3500

    

* Games scheduled for non-weekly sessions: Sat. twice a month, Sun. once a month.

Weekly Game Schedule

Lesson and Wednesday night 0-299 Game at 6:40 p.m.

Intermediate/Novice Games on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Monday Night Open Game gets credit for the 0-999 Game table count, thus
"Lots More Points" for placing in the Monday Night Open game.

Tuesday Night Open Game gets credit for the 0-499 Game table count, thus
"Lots More Points" for placing in the Tuesday Night Open game.

Wednesday Afternoon Open Game gets credit for the 0-1249 Game table count, thus
"Lots More Points" for placing in the Wednesday Afternoon Open game.

Monday
11:30 a.m. Lesson & Non Life Master game, Dorothy Moore, director.
7:00 p.m. Lesson & 0-999 mps game, ends about 10:30 p.m., Dorothy Moore, director.
7:15 p.m. Open Stratified game, Tom Moore, director.
Tuesday
10:30 a.m. Lesson & Non Life Master (Maximum 300 mps per pair), Dorothy Moore, director.
7:00 p.m. Lesson & 0-499-NLM mps, Dorothy Moore, director.
7:15 p.m. Open Stratified game, Ann Overfield, director.
     Note each month a Tuesday near month's end is designated as Birthday Tuesday. (ADBC member players with birthdays in that month may play in ONE game on that Tuesday for FREE!)
Wednesday
12:30 p.m. Open Stratified, Kimmel Jones, director.
12:30 p.m. 0-1249 mps, Dorothy Moore, director.
7:00 p.m. 0-1500 mps, Sheri Wolkenstein, director.
6:40 p.m. Lesson & 0-299 mps, Chuck Burke, director.
Thursday
6:30 p.m. EasyBridge! (0-50), Mary Ellen Stanton, director.
7:00 p.m. "Best L'il 0-3500 Game in Texas", Dee Berg, director.
Friday
10:15 a.m. Open Stratified, Dorothy Bedford, director.
7:30 p.m. Open Stratified, Kimmel Jones, director.
Light meal served about 7pm.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. 0-199 mps, Mary Ellen Stanton, director.
1:00 p.m. Open Stratified, Rotating Director. Meets about twice a month
Sunday
2:00 p.m. Open Stratified, Mary Ellen Stanton, director.
 Meets about once a month.

ADBC Board Meeting Minutes   Current ADBC By-Laws
Board Action by Email VoteBy-Laws Appendix A - Club Policies (Revised February 10, 2014)
ADBC Rules We FollowBy-Laws Appendix B - Standing Committees
 By-Laws Appendix C - Special Committees
CLUB BUSINESS (Click on Title to see document)

ADBC Board 2015-2016

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer


George Morey


Melody Gann


Mike Peiffer


Sue Kay Reeder

Intermediate / Newcomer Games

Publicity & Communications

Special Events


Dorothy Moore


Anne Ward Williams


Sue Gilbreath


Game Directors


Dorothy Bedford


Dee Berg


Doug Berke


Chuck Burke


Dorothy Moore


Tom Moore


Ann Overfield


Mary Ellen Stanton


Sheri Wolkenstein

Committees and Appointments

Studio Manager

Club Manager & Webmaster

Audit Committee

Education

 

Mary Ellen Stanton /
Bill White

Rosalee Hacker, Chair

Chuck Burke

NLM Tournaments

Sectional Tournament

By-Laws & Policies

Judiciary

Dorothy Moore, Chair

Sue Gilbreath

 

Caron Peck

Studio Supplies

Decoration

Coordinator of Directors

Computer Technology

Mary Ellen Stanton

Charlene Gallaty
Sandy Beyer

 

Tom Moore

Membership Database

Scorecard Liaison

Soda Machine

Anne Ward Williams

Melody Gann

Ben Benjamin


Arlington is an Click Here to go to ACBL's Website duplicate bridge club in District 16.

Arlington Bridge Club distributes club items of interest to its membership and players.

ADBC Email Postings     Please advise us of your email address and any changes as soon as possible so that ADBC Special Announcements can be emailed to you...

Your email address is treated with confidentiality and is used strictly for ADBC postings and club directory information.  Please send your email address and all other changes such as name, address, or phone to Anne Ward Williams  (awwilliams1944@gmail.com).   Thank you.

Guaranteed Partner Program
The Guaranteed Partner Program is one of the most popular features our Club offers.   It provides a convenient method to allow a player without a partner - an out-of-town visitor, a member whose partner cancels just prior to game time, or a member who simply decides he wants to play at the last minute - to come to the Club and have a partner for the game.  With the Guaranteed Partner roster prominently posted for the Director's use, it is not necessary to call a Board member or the Guaranteed Partner Coordinator to see if a partner is available; simply call the Club at 817-795-1188 if you wish and the Director can tell you the status for the game.
The Guaranteed Partner Program is now being coordinated by Dorothy Bedford.  Please continue to support this program, which is considered to be a key feature of our Club.
Club Closings during Dallas and Ft. Worth Tournaments
The board has voted on the following policy concerning club closings when there is a Fort Worth or Dallas tournament. The club will be closed for all Friday through Sunday games during any Dallas or Fort Worth sectional. The club will be closed for all games during a Dallas or Fort Worth regional tournament.
Board Actions
- The board has reviewed the Zero Tolerance Policy for unacceptable behavior and decided that it promotes an atmosphere which all of us would find more enjoyable. Therefore, the board adopted the policy for its use in our club.
- As of January 1, 2012, Regular game price is $7.00 / Non Life Master games are $6.00 (where upper MP limit is 0-500).
- ADBC players are rewarded for frequent play by using their Frequent Player Card. Obtain a free card from the director. Then bring it every time you play and the director will stamp it during one of the rounds. If you forget to bring it or put it out, tough! If you play 10 times in the calendar month you will receive a free play.
ATTENTION SMOKERS !!!
- Arlington City Ordinance states Smoking is not allowed within 50 feet of any door or window. That would make smoking permissable at or further away than the grassy island in the parking lot.
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