Monthly Archives: June 2011

Club #41: Syracuse Contract BC in Syracuse, NY

June 2, Syracuse, NY The Syracuse Contract Bridge Club is a growing club under the direction of Bob Simard. Part of the club’s success is due to their attention to newer players and their Mentor/Mentee game. They had 14 1/2 … Continue reading

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Club #40: Erie BC in Erie, PA

June 1st, Erie, PA Erie BC is in a stand-alone building (only Tampa had a member owned building) and is managed by Pat Smith. The night we were there Pat gave a nice talk to the members on transfer bids … Continue reading

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Club #39: Westgate Duplicate Club in Rocky River, OH

Tuesday, May 31 The Cleveland Unit runs a game on Tuesdays at a Municipal building in Rocky River (a Western suburb). They charge members $4 and non-members $5 but it seems that on 5th Tuesdays of the month members play … Continue reading

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Club #38: Deschapelles in Cincinnati, OH

Monday, May 30 Deschapelles is a women’s bridge club. On holidays they allow men to play. Today is Memorial Day. The club has history. My understanding is that many years ago, men would come to the game to escort their … Continue reading

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Club #37: Sunday Bridge in Cincinnati, OH

Sunday, May 29 The Cincinnati Bridge Association has taken on the job of landlord for various clubs in the unit to be run in a central facility; and a nice facility it is. The club is in suburban Cincinnati with … Continue reading

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Club #36: Miami Valley Bridge Center in Dayton, OH

Saturday, May 28 First, Georgia Banziger, President MVBA Unit 136 and VP of District 11, welcomed everyone. Tom Coyle, Manager Miami Valley Bridge Center, introduced me accompanied by the playing of Hail To The Chief, performed by the U.S. Army … Continue reading

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Club #35: Kalamazoo Bridge Center in Kalamazoo, MI

Friday, May 27 Many clubs have adopted a mentoring program. This is when a more experienced player helps a less experienced player, with the goal being to make the mentee feel more comfortable. Often this program consists of the mentor/mentee … Continue reading

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