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Game Schedule
Mini-Lessons
Monthly Winners
Unit 183 Ace of Clubs
Unit 183 Mini-McKinney
Tournaments
Board Minutes - 3/10
Club Business
Sunshine Corner - 4/8

Arlington Duplicate Bridge Club

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

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Questions? us.

"8 Is Enough"
Unit Championship
Swiss Teams

Saturday, May 3rd
Full Ham Lunch @ Noon,
Game at 1:00
Coming up NEXT . . .
4/16 Wed 10:15 AM: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points!
4/16 Wed 6:40 PM: Lesson on "Suit Combinations – Safety Plays" &
0-1500 & 0-300 Charity Games - Double Points! at 7:00.
      MENTOR WEDNESDAY!  Open players may mentor 0-1500 players. 
4/17 Thu 12:30 PM:  Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points!

Friday April 18th

Beef Shepherd's Pie

Dinner at 7PM,
Open Stratified Pairs @ 7:30

Sun - Fri Entry Fee = $7 (Sat - $8) - Non Life Master Games = $6 If you don't see the yellow RESULTS bar at the top, Click Here.
Arlington 0-500 NLM Sectional Results

Arlington's Monthly Mentoring Program

 MENTOR WEDNESDAY! 

OPEN PLAYERS Can Play with an under 1500 player on THE THIRD 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, April 16th.

PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 6:45!!!

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!


Margot Hirsch's GOLD Life Master Party!
Saturday Afternoon, April 19th
Click Here for Details


Join The Monthly Birthday Celebrations

Birthdays for ADBC Members
Will Be Celebrated Monthly During The:

  • "1st Friday" Morning Game at 10 A.M.
  • "3rd Sunday" Evening Game at 6:30 P.M.
  • “Last Tuesday” Morning Game (299ers) at 10:30 A.M.

Next: Birthday Friday!  May 2nd 
 Birthday Sunday!  April 20th
 Birthday Tuesday!  April 29th

Just Show Proof That Your Birthday
Falls Within The Month and ......
Your Regular 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 6 FREE series of mini-lessons to help players improve their skills:

Beginning Bridge Lessons & 0-99 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
(no pair average over 200)
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
(Pair Average Less than 300)
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM every Tuesday

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

EZGoing Bridge 0-500 Non Life Master Game.

EVENINGS: 7:00 - 10:00 PM every Tuesday

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 0-300 Extra Points! Game for the IMPROVING PLAYER
Play begins about 7:00 pm and continues until 10:00 pm.

Upcoming Topics
4/2Intro to Declarer Play
4/9Suit Combinations – Finesse
4/16Suit Combinations – Safety Plays
4/23Blocking the opponents’ Communications – Part 1
4/30Blocking the opponents’ Communications – Part 2
5/7Declarer Play – Preserving Communications – Part 1
5/14No Mini-lesson – regular game at 7:00
5/21Declarer Play – Preserving Communications – Part 2
Lessons provided by: Chuck Burke
& Game directed by:

0-100 Pair Average Supervised Play Game

THURSDAYS at 7:00 PM

Mini-lesson at 7 providing review of Standard American Bidding with basic conventions included.
This is the perfect game for those players wanting to convert from "old style" bidding to 21st Century Standard American. It is also a good place for new players to learn the game. Game will conclude around 10 pm.

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

Play of the Hand

Monday Evening Lessons Starting at 7:00 p.m.
0-1000 Game at 7:15, ends about 10:30 p.m.

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

Upcoming Events:

April [ Click here to see Arlington's April Calendar ]

  • 4/16 Wednesday Morning: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 10:15.

  • 4/16 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-300 Charity Games - Double Points! at 7:00.

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

  • 4/17 Thursday Afternoon: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 12:30.

  • 4/17 Thursday Evening: 0-3500 Charity Game - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 4/18 Friday Evening: * * * Beef Shepherd's Pie * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Pairs Game at 7:30.

  • 4/19 Saturday Afternoon: "Spring Fling" Open Stratified Charity Pairs - Double Points!

     GOLD Life Master Party  for Margot Hirsch! Catered Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

  • 4/20 Sunday Evening:  Birthday Sunday!  Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 6:30.

     ADBC Members with April birthdays play for $1.00!

  • 4/21 Monday Evening: Open & 0-1000 Charity Games - Double Points!.

  • 4/22 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-500 (NLM) Charity Games - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 4/23 Wednesday Morning: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 10:15.

  • 4/23 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-300 Charity Games - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 4/24 Thursday Afternoon: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 12:30.

  • 4/24 Thursday Evening: 0-3500 Charity Game - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 4/25 Friday Evening: * * * Chicken Giovanni * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Pairs Game at 7:30.

  • 4/27 Sunday Evening: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 6:30.

  • 4/28 Monday Afternoon: NLM 0-200 (AVG) Club Championship - Double Points! at Noon.

  • 4/28 Monday Evening: Open & 0-1000 Charity Games - Double Points!.

  • 4/29 Tuesday Morning:  Birthday Tuesday!  0-300 (Avg) Stratified Pairs at 10:30.

     Qualified ADBC Members with April birthdays play for FREE!

  • 4/29 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-500 (NLM) Charity Games - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 4/30 Wednesday Morning: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 10:15.

  • 4/30 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-300 Charity Games - Double Points! at 7:00.

May [ Click here to see Arlington's May Calendar ]

  • 5/2 Friday Morning:  Birthday Friday!  Open Stratified Pairs Game at 10:15.

     ADBC Members with May birthdays play for FREE!.

  • 5/2 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Pairs Game at 7:30.

  • 5/3 Saturday Afternoon: "8 Is Enough" Unit Championship Swiss - Triple Points!

    Full Lunch Provided at Noon (Ham), Game at 1PM.

  • 5/4 Sunday Evening: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 6:30.

  • 5/5 Monday Evening: Open & 0-1000 Club Championships - Double Points!.

  • 5/6 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-500 (NLM) Charity Games - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 5/7 Wednesday Morning: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 10:15.

  • 5/7 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-300 Charity Games - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 5/8 Thursday Afternoon: Open Stratified Club Championship - Double Points! at 12:30.

  • 5/8 Thursday Evening: 0-3500 Charity Game - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 5/9 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Club Championship - Double Points! at 7:30.

  • 5/11 Sunday Evening: Open Stratified Club Championship - Double Points! at 6:30.

  • 5/12 Monday Afternoon: 0-200 NLM (Avg) STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at Noon.

  • 5/12 Monday Evening: Open & 0-1000 STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points.

  • 5/13 Tuesday Morning: 0-300 NLM (Avg) STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 10:30.

  • 5/13 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-500 (NLM) STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 7:00.

  • 5/14 Wednesday Morning: Open Stratified STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 10:15.

  • 5/14 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-300 (NLM) STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 7:00.

  • 5/15 Thursday Afternoon: Open Stratified STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 12:30.

  • 5/15 Thursday Evening: 0-3500 Stratified STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 7:00.

  • 5/16 Friday Morning: Open Stratified STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 10:15.

  • 5/16 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 7:30.

  • 5/17 Saturday Morning: 0-100 Stratified STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 10:30.

  • 5/17 Saturday Afternoon: Open Stratified STaC SWISS TEAMS - Triple SILVER Points

    Pot Luck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

  • 5/18 Sunday Evening:  Birthday Sunday!  Open Stratified STaC Pairs - Triple SILVER Points at 6:30.

     ADBC Members with May birthdays play for $1.00!

  • 5/19 Monday Evening: Open & 0-1000 Charity Games - Double Points!.

  • 5/20 Tuesday Evening: Open & 0-500 (NLM) Club Championships - Double Points! at 7:00.

  • 5/21 Wednesday Morning: Open Stratified Club Championship - Double Points! at 10:15.

  • 5/21 Wednesday Evening: 0-1500 & 0-300 Stratifed Pairs Games at 7:00.

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

  • 5/22 Thursday Evening: 0-3500 Club Championship - Double Points!.

  • 5/23 - 26 Friday - Monday: CLOSED for Richardson Sectional.

  • 5/27 Tuesday Morning:  Birthday Tuesday!  0-300 (Avg) Stratified Pairs at 10:30.

     Qualified ADBC Members with May birthdays play for FREE!

  • 5/29 Thursday Afternoon: Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points! at 12:30.

  • 5/30 Friday Evening: * * * Dinner * * * at 7:00, Open Stratified Pairs Game at 7:30.

Later

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

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

  • 6/7 Saturday Afternoon: Worldwide Bridge Contest - Extra Points!.

    50% Red & Black points, 100% Sectional Rated. Lunch at Noon (Entree Provided), Game at 1:00

  • 6/20 - 22 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Fort Western Sectional.

  • 6/28 Saturday Afternoon: Unit Championship Pairs - Triple Points!

    Pot Luck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

  • 7/5 Saturday Afternoon: Special Saturday Open Stratified Club Championship - Double Points!

    Potluck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

  • 7/26 Saturday Afternoon: "Hot Diggity Dawg" Open Stratified Charity Pairs - Double Points!

    Potluck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

  • 8/9 Saturday Afternoon: "THANK YOU MEMBERS" Upgraded Club Championship Pairs - Triple Points!

      + + + ADBC Members play FREE! + + +  Lunch at Noon (Entree Provided), Game at 1PM.

  • 8/23 Saturday Afternoon: "Let's Cool Off!" Open Stratified Charity Game - Double Points!

    Potluck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

  • 8/26- 9/1 Tuesday - Monday: CLOSED for Richardson Regional.

  • 9/6 Saturday Afternoon: Unit Championship Swiss Teams at ADBC - Triple Points!

    Lunch at Noon (Entree Provided), Game at 1PM.

  • 9/19 - 21 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Fort Western Election Sectional.

  • 9/27 Saturday Afternoon: "Back To School" International Fund Pairs Game - Double Points!

    Potluck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

  • 10/11 Saturday Afternoon: Club Appreciation Pairs Game - Triple Points!

    Lunch at Noon (Entree Provided), Game at 1PM.

  • 10/16 Thursday Afternoon: ACBL-Wide Instant Matchpoint Game - Extra Points! at 12:30.

    1.00 GOLD to Section Tops, remainder 50% Red & Black points, 100% Sectional Rated.

  • 10/25 Saturday Afternoon: Club Appreciation Swiss Teams - Triple Points!

    Lunch at Noon (Entree Provided), Game at 1PM.

  • 10/31 - 11/2 Friday - Sunday: CLOSED for Richardson Sectional.

  • 11/8 Saturday Afternoon: Veterans Day Multi-Site Unit Championship Pairs - Triple Points!

      + ADBC Members WHO ARE VETERANS play FREE! +  Lunch at Noon (Entree Provided), Game at 1PM.

  • 11/10 - 16 Monday - Sunday: CLOSED for Fort Worth Regional.

  • 11/27 Thursday: CLOSED for Thanksgiving - Happy Turkey Day!

  • 11/29 Saturday Afternoon: "Just Gettin' Started" Open Stratified Charity Pairs - Double Points!

    Potluck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

  • 12/13 Saturday Afternoon: ADBC's Annual Christmas Party! - Triple Points!.

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

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

  • 12/27 Saturday Afternoon: "It's Almost Over" Open Stratified Charity Pairs - Double Points!

    Potluck Lunch at Noon, Game at 1PM.

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

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

2015

Game Summary
 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

DAYTIME

11:30; NLM
(200 avg/pr)

10:30; NLM
(300 avg/pr)

10:15

12:30

10:15

9:00;
0-99

 

EVENING

7:30

7:00

   

7:30

 

6:30

EVENING
LIMITED

7:00;
0-1000

7:00; 0-500 NLM

7:00; 0-1500
& 0-300

7:00; 0-3500
& 0-100

    

Weekly Game Schedule

Lesson and Wednesday night 0-300 Game at 6:40 p.m.

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

Monday Night Open Game gets credit for the 0-1000 Game table count, thus
"Lots More Points" for placing in the Monday Night Open game.

Tuesday Night Open Game gets credit for the 0-500 Game table count, thus
"Lots More Points" for placing in the Tuesday Night Open game.

Monday
11:30 a.m. Lesson & Non Life Master (Maximum 200 mps per pair) game, Tom Moore, director.
7:00 p.m. Lesson & 0-1000 mps game, ends about 10:30 p.m. Dorothy Moore director.
7:30 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 & 0-500-NLM mps, Dorothy Moore, director.
7:00 p.m. Open Stratified game, Jim Harp, director.
Wednesday
10:15 a.m. Open Stratified, Jim Harp, director.
7:00 p.m. 0-1500 mps, Jim Harp, director.
6:40 p.m. for Improving players: Lesson & 0-300 mps, Chuck Burke, director.
Thursday
12:30 p.m. Open Stratified, Dorothy Bedford, director.
7:00 p.m. Lesson & 0-100 mps, Dorothy Moore, director.
7:00 p.m. "Best L'il 0-3500 Game in Texas", Dee Berg, director.
Friday
10:15 a.m. Open Stratified, Lucky Snyder, director. 1st Friday = Birthday Game ($7.00 discount for players with birthdays in that month).
7:30 p.m. Open Stratified , Dee Berg (1st, 3rd & 5th), and Doug Berke (2nd & 4th)
Saturday
9:00 a.m. 0-99 mps, Mary Ellen Stanton director.
Sunday
6:30 p.m. Open Stratified, Lucky Snyder director, ends about 10:00 p.m.
3rd Sunday = Birthday Game ($7.00 discount for players with birthdays in that 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 2014-2015

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer


Buck Buchanan


Becky Koenigseder


Sue Kay Reeder


George Morey

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member


Dorothy Moore


Marguerite Lavender


Helen Nelson


Game Directors


Dorothy Bedford


Dee Berg


Doug Berke


Roy Booth


Chuck Burke


Karen Caton


Jim Harp


Max Jackson


Cary Jennings


Dorothy Moore


Tom Moore


Helen Nelson


Caron Peck


Jimmy Reynolds


Lucky Snyder


Mary Ellen Stanton

Committees and Appointments

Maintenance & Projects

Club Manager & Webmaster

Audit Committee

Education

Gary Neisler

Bill White

Mary Ann White, Chair

Chuck Burke

NLM Tournaments &
I/N Coordinator

Sectional Tournament

By-Laws & Policies

Judiciary

Dorothy Moore, Chair

Mary Ellen Stanton, Chair

Karen Caton

Caron Peck

Appeals Committee

Studio Supplies

Decoration

Club Games Performance

Ned Nolte, Chair

Mary Ellen Stanton

Renata Logsdon

Buck Buchanan

Membership Coordinator

Membership Database

Scorecard Liaison

Soda Machine

Karen Caton

Marguerite Lavender

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 Marguerite Lavender  (Marglen4137@verizon.net).   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 Friday Morning game will be held at the club during any Dallas sectional tournament. The club will be closed for all Friday Evening through Sunday games during any Dallas or Fort Worth sectional, and for Friday Morning games during a 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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