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EASYBRIDGE! 1 – BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS The not-for-profit Bridge Club of North County will begin EasyBridge! 1 – Beginning Bridge Lessons on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 9:00am.   Tell your non-bridge playing friends about EasyBridge!  They will be able to play real bridge the first time they sit down.  All are welcome; come by yourself, bring a friend or spouse.  Fun for all ages.  Meet new friends and boost your brain power.  Exercise the brain and stay mentally alert.  Don’t miss out! Guaranteed bridge partners!  EasyBridge! is endorsed by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). 

EasyBridge! 1 consists of 15 weekly lessons.  Lessons will include a 20-minute lesson followed by about 2 hours of assisted play.  There will also be a free extra makeup class at the end that will cover any classes that were missed during the 15 weeks. 

The total cost for the 15-week course is $119, including the EasyBridge! 1 book (a $12 value).  Coffee and snacks are included. For more details and a copy of the flyer please click here.

NEWCOMERS GAME – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24The not-for-profit Bridge Club of North County will host a newcomers duplicate bridge game on Saturday, September 24 at 12:30pm.  The purpose of this game is to introduce bridge players, who have little or no duplicate bridge experience and fewer than 20 master points, to the wonderful game of sanctioned duplicate bridge.   The ACBL has loosened the rules for players participating in games with an upper master point limit of 20.  Players may now ask for advice, refer to notes and have help on any hand from experienced players that will be available.   We intend this to be a relaxed and enjoyable game and learning experience.  However, maintaining an even pace of play is important so other players will not spend an inordinate amount of time waiting.  You DO NOT need to be a member of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) to play.  If you need a partner please let us know by responding to the email address below.

The cost is only $5.00.  Coffee and snacks are included.  If You Plan to Play or for Questions or More Information:  Please email Vic Pitcock at:  kcoctip.rotciv@att.net

The game will be held at the Bridge Club of North County; 2320 S. Escondido Blvd; Escondido, CA 92025.  For directions and parking information please click on this link for directions and parking information    http://www.bridgeclubofnorthcounty.org/index.php?page=directions

BRIDGE CLUB OF NORTH COUNTY (BCNC) FIRST ANNUAL REVIEW – 2015.  We just completed our first year as BCNC and I am happy to announce that we had an extremely good first year.  This was entirely due to the many volunteers that helped make us successful.  I would like to review the many activities that have been accomplished to establish our club.  Our first set of activities centered on establishing a new club. In order to survive it was essential that we increase our daily table count to generate enough revenue to cover our expenses.  We also needed to assure that we had qualified directors to manage our games.  To meet these goals we established several new programs.

Because of these programs the Club’s table count for 2015 was 2,596 and substantially exceeded the initial projection of 2,316.  The net income for 2015 after recurring and non-recurring costs including numerous upgrades to equipment was $27,325.  This income allowed the Club to schedule a large number of special games awarding extra master points with no additional card fees.  This will continue in 2016.  Also, we now have a total of eight Directors available to run our games.

All of these accomplishments would not have been possible without the great support from our many members.  To date our club consists of 288 registered members.  We have had volunteers helping keep our facility clean, making sets of boards for daily play, mentoring newer players, etc. 

With the first year behind us,  we now are looking forward to our second year and plan to continue making improvements in our club.  You will see some of these improvements immediately.

For the complete text of the Club’s First Annual Review please click here.

SUNDAY BRIDGE DISCONTINUED.  Because  there was little interest, the Sunday afternoon bridge game at the Bridge Club of North County (BCNC) is discontinued immediately until further notice.  Please ignore any calendars that may have already been published that show this Sunday game.  The game may resume in the future if there is an expression of increased interest from players.

PARTNERSHIPS:  If you need a partner please try and contact us at least 24 hours before the game.  If you have less than 500 master points please send an email to Sue Compton at  comptons@cox.net.  If you have more 500 or more master points please send an email to Jill Roberts and/or Art Foeste at jillroberts78@gmail.com and art.foeste@gmail.com, respectively.  We will make every attempt to find you a partner as far in advance of the game as possible.

COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE CLUB:  If you need to contact the Club and for a faster response please send an email to bridgeclubofnc@gmail.com to the maximum extent possible as the email box is monitored throughout the day.  Generally, there is someone to answer the phone only during the hours of 11:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Saturday.

The Bridge Club of North County is proud to carry on a 45 year tradition of serving bridge players of all skill levels in the San Diego area.  We are a nonprofit group which offers free memberships to all players, operating out of a pleasant facility in Escondido,California, about a mile east of Interstate 15. We are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), so games played at our club will qualify for point gathering and level advancement. Club membership is required, you can join by filling out a simple form, but there are no fees and no dues. It is recommended that players be members of ACBL for point and status tracking. 

OPEN GAMES: are held Monday through Friday at 12:30 P.M., with Barometer games on Saturdays except when Unit 549 is holding an event.  Please check our Calendar link  for current schedules. Open and Non-Life-Master sessions are $11, or you may purchase 10 sessions for $100. A variety of refreshments is offered during games.Games start Monday through Saturday promptly at 12:30 P.M.  Please use the Contact Us link  to make a reservation. Out of respect for other players, Bridge Club of North County invites you to arrive early, ready to meet old friends, make new ones, and Play Bridge.

THERE ARE ALSO SUPERVISED PLAY SESSIONS on Monday at 9:00 A.M. and Thursday at 9:30 A.M., where newer players can bid and play hands which are then discussed with a mentor at each table. Click here for further details.

ALSO, ON MONDAY MORNINGS, we have added a 499er GAME beginning at 9:00am.  We will have that game at the same time as supervised play.  So people can chose one or the other. Click here for further details.

ALSO, ON FRIDAY MORNINGS (NEW), we have a 499er GAME.  It begins at 8:45am with a short lesson of no more than 15 minutes with a duplicate game to immediately follow at 9:00am.  The cost is $8. Click here for further details.

PRICES TO PLAY BRIDGE
Open Games  -  one (1) white ticket or $11.00  cash.
A sheet of 10 tickets can be purchased for $103.00  A $3.00 discount is offered if the purchase Is made by cash or check.
499’er Games  -  $8.00  cash only.  No tickets accepted beginning July 1, 2016.*
Supervised Play  -  $5.00  cash only.  No tickets accepted.
Any player who pays and plays in a morning 499er game or supervised play can play in the open afternoon game the same day for $6.00 payable in cash.  No tickets accepted.
Tickets are only valid for use in the open games.

*Before July 1, 2016 tickets that have already been purchased will be accepted at the 499er games with $3.00 refunded to the player for the difference in cost.”

 

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