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Duplicate Bridge Clubs (for November, 2012)

The bridge clubs will again sponsor an 8 week "Beginning Bridge" course starting Tuesday,  February 5th and every following Tuesday thru March.  The lessons will be free and Bob Dray will be the instructor.  Look for more details on this course in the December and January issues of this newsletter.

How to get in play: For the newcomer it is imperative to call, confirming scheduled games until they learn to navigate the system. General instruction: Games are open to all bridge players whatever your previous experience. You need to come with a partner or an arranged partner through the club director (by calling the phone references below preferably 2-5 days ahead of your chosen game if you need a partner).  It is a great opportunity to improve your game, also to experience modern bidding and the play of the cards as currently practiced in all contract bridge whether duplicate, or the more common party bridge.

Specifics:  The Three Bridge Clubs Schedules are: Holiday Island Duplicate Bridge Club (HIDBC)
meeting the second, fourth, and fifth Fridays of each month, Mrs. Joe (Rosie) Schuler, Director (253-9004); Eureka Springs Duplicate Bridge Club (ESDBC), Monday afternoon. Mrs. Clarence (Jean) Razer, Director (253-2627). The cost is $2-2.5 per person, paid on registration.

The clubs all meet at the Holiday Island 18-hole golf course club house. The HIDBC is a 10 table game and meets in the ballroom with play beginning at 12:30 p.m.  The ESDBC is 6-7 table game beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Monday each week (including 5th Monday) in Room A.  Members carpool (inquire if you have an interest) to Shell Knob to its 10 table game which meets at the Community Center just off 39 East of town (across from Mercy Clinic) open 11:30a.m.with play promptly at 12:00 noon each Wednesday. A buffet meal is gratis. Cost is $2-2.50 (with $3.50 for special games scored by ACBL) paid at the door. (Contact Curtis Bell, Director for the most current info.) (See contacts at Tri-Lakes Bridge Scores-- web site listed below). Arrive at 11:15a.m.to enjoy the food. All games: To play, one should show up with a partner and 20-30 minutes early to register and be in place to hear announcements. The current panels of players are among your neighbors and friends in Western Carroll County, but also Shell Knob and Harrison.  To find names of players that can further advise you, please look on the internet at www. Tri-Lakes Bridge.com (look for the Scores listed as North-South and East-West pairs and to find Curtis Bell's personal e-mail address and phone number.)

You may contact R.D. Messer at 479-981-6079 or 981-6076 and
messerbobpat@cox.net (read 9a.m. and 9p.m.). Phone P/U 6a.m.-10p.m., with call back after 9p.m. when necessary.


R.D. Messer, reporting contacts as above. Let's play cards!