End of the Year Schedule

Here’s what’s happening from now through January 1st.  All dates not listed are regular schedule.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Dec 22 Mon Regular morning Beginners; regular afternoon Open & 499; in addition to the 6:30p evening beginner’s section there will be a special 199 section (in lieu of Dec.24 evening).
Dec 24 Wed Open for morning 199; open for afternoon Open; closed in evening.
Dec 25 Thu Closed All Day
Dec 29 Regular morning Beginners; regular afternoon Open & 499; in addition to the 6:30p evening beginner’s section there will be a special 199 section (in lieu of Dec. 31 evening).
Dec 31 Wed Open for morning 199; open for afternoon Open; closed in evening.
Jan 1 Thu Closed in morning; afternoon: PLAYER RECOGNITION PARTY, Open & 499, Brunch at noon, Game at 12:30.  Advance Reservations Strongly Suggested;  closed in evening.

 

December Events

Saturday, December 6:  Saturday Workshop for Beginners/Low Intermediates – PreemptsWinter Sky Vector Graphic — snowflakes, faling, snow

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK December 8 – 14 all Open and 499 Pair and Team Games extra points, no extra fee

Wednesday, December 10:  499 Swiss Teams, at 12:30, preregistration required

Friday, December 12: Open Stratified Teams, at 6:30 (lite pizza supper at 6:00), preregistration required

Saturday, December 13: Saturday Workshop for Beginners/Low Intermediates – Responses to 1NT Openings, Natural & Stayman

Monday, December 22: 6:30 pm 199 Lesson-Game (in lieu of December 24);  Monday, December 29: 199 6:30 pm Lesson-Game (in lieu of December 31)

Coming:  PLAYER RECOGNITION PARTY, January 1st, 2015,  Brunch at Noon, Open & 499 sections at 12:30

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

ProvidenceWE WISH YOU A COZY & DELICIOUS THANKSGIVING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  We are thankful for you, our wonderful bridge friends.  If you are going to the Providence North American Bridge Championships, good luck and have a great time.  With the exception of Thursday, Thanksgiving Day when we will be closed all day, we will be holding down the fort here with all of our regular schedule of bridge games and lesson-games.  Be sure to put our December Club Championship Week on your schedule:  December 8 – 14 including 499 Teams on Wednesday afternoon December 10th and Open Stratified Teams on Friday evening December 12th.

Coming Events

Congratulations to all our big winners for our special events the weekend of Nov. 14-16:  Friday night 8 is Enough Teams:  Doree Sobel, Rosalind Abel, Don Adamczyk, Saurav Dutta;  Saturday afternoon 499 Teams: Diane Radwill, Barbara Simpson, Ellie Wiener, Bernadette Pilchman; Miriam Steinberger Memorial Pairs: Ken & Roz Powell, 499 Connie Ritzler & Carole Chopin.

Save the Dates:  Club Championship Week – December 8-14 all Open & 499 game and including also both a 499 Team game on Wednesday afternoon and an Open Stratified Team Game on Friday evening during that week.

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

11/10 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY – Workshop:  Putting It All Together  - Comprehensive Intermediate  (Alan) in Room B
The next Saturday Workshop will be December 6th.  Please note: There have been some changes to the previously published schedule.

Don’t forget this special occasion!

miramonlyJoin Us Sunday, November 16th for the

Miriam Steinberger Memorial Pairs

Upgraded Club Championship.  Open & 499 at 12:30; Lite Lunch at Noon.
Extra Pts, No Extra Fee, Voluntary Donations to the American Cancer Society Accepted.

Miriam Steinberger was one of the founders of the Essex Bridge Center in 1960. She oversaw the Center’s beginnings in Montclair, its growth in West Orange and its move to its current location in Livingston NJ. She owned and managed the Center for 35 years until her retirement in 1995. A beloved bridge teacher in New Jersey, she also served the New Jersey Bridge League as its secretary and as a member of its board. She worked tirelessly to enrich the game of duplicate bridge up until her death from cancer.

 

Week of November 10th

8 IS ENOUGH SWISS TEAMS:  Friday, November14th, 6:30 (Lite Pizza Supper at 6:00), advance registration required.

499 NLM SWISS TEAMS: Saturday, November 15th, 12:30 (Lite Lunch at noon), advance registration required.

MIRIAM STEINBERGER MEMORIAL PAIRS: Sunday, November 16th Open & 499, Upgraded Club Championship, (Lite Lunch at noon).

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

11/10 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY – Creating Entries and Managing Transportation - Comprehensive Intermediate  (Alan) in Room B
11/11 Tue 5:45p  PreGame Lecture:  Defense: To Switch, or Not to Switch - Intermediate+  (Alan)
11/13 Thu 9:30a Control Responses to 2C Openings - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
11/13 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Penalty Doubles - Intermediate+  (Alan)
11/15 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Trump Play of the Hand—Promotion, Discarding Losers  - Basic  (Meagan) Please note: There have been some changes to the previously published schedule

Special Events

Coming Events:    ACBL-WIDE CHARITY GAME  Open Stratified (100% sectional rated black points) Wednesday, November 5th: 12:30.

8 IS ENOUGH SWISS TEAMS:  Friday, November14th, 6:30 (Lite Pizza Supper at 6:00), preregistration required.

499 NLM SWISS TEAMS: Saturday, November 15th, 12:30 (Lite Lunch at noon), pregistration required.

MIRIAM STEINBERGER MEMORIAL PAIRS: Sunday, November 16th Open & 499, Upgraded Club Championship, (Lite Lunch at noon).

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

11/3 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY – Dangerous Opponent and Avoidance Plays - Comprehensive Intermediate  (Alan) in Room B
11/4 Tue 5:45p  PreGame Lecture:  Signals Part III - Intermediate+  (Alan)
11/6 Thu 9:30a Jacoby 2NT and Splinter Bids - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
11/6 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Support Doubles - Intermediate+  (Alan)
11/8 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Overcalls  - Basic  (Meagan) Please note: There have been some changes to the previously published schedule

Week of October 27

new halloween clipart image: clip art illustration of jack o lanterns with flying batsHappy Halloween!  You can have tricks (bridge ones, of course) and delicious treats at EBC.

Coming Events:   0-199 Club Appreciation Team Game (5% gold, rest black points) – 12:30 – Wednesday, October 29th. Pre-registration is required for all team games.

Wednesday, November 5th: 12:30 Open Stratified ACBL-Wide Charity Game (100% sectional rated black points).

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

10/27 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY – Workshop: Planning Practice - Comprehensive Intermediate  (Alan) in Room B
10/28 Tue 5:45p  PreGame Lecture:  Signals Part II - Intermediate+  (Alan)
10/30 Thu 9:30a Supervised Play on Roman Keycard Blackwood - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
10/30 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Negative Doubles Part II - Intermediate+  (Alan)
11/1 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Major Suit Fits - Basic  (Meagan)

Week of October 20

Congratulations to all our many STAC winners!  We hope everybody had a fun time with this silver competition.

Coming Events:   0-199 Club Appreciation Team Game (5% gold, rest black points) – Wednesday, October 29th;  Wednesday, November 5th: 12:30 Open Stratified ACBL-Wide Charity Game (100% sectional rated black points).

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

10/20 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY – Making a Plan: Choosing which Suit or Suits to AttackComprehensive Intermediate  (Alan) in Room B
10/21 Tue 5:45p  PreGame Lecture:  Signals Part I - Intermediate+  (Alan)
10/23 Thu 9:30a Roman Keycard Blackwood - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
10/23 Thu 5:45p PreGame Lecture:  Negative Doubles Part I - Intermediate+  (Alan) Negative Doubles Part I
10/25 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Beginning Trump Play of the Hand – Part I - Basic  (Meagan)

S I L V E R W E E K !

STAC (Sectional Tournament at the Clubs) silver point week October 13 -19 is here!  All Open & 499 games and a special 299 game (in addition to the regular Open Game) on Friday afternoon Oct. 17 are silver points.  A regular, black point, 299 game will be held as usual Friday morning October 17th, so there are two 299 games on Friday October 17th.  The morning game is black points, the afternoon game is silver points.  Please reserve in advance for the afternoon game, reservations for the morning game are not necessary.

And please see our October Team Game schedule in the box to the right.  Note Club Appreciation TEAM games are 5% gold.

Upcoming SPECIAL LESSONS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:  note that there are no Tuesday or Thursday pre-game lectures during STAC Week.

10/13 Mon 7:00p DECLARER PLAY – Creating Tricks: Promotion, Length and the FinesseIntermediate  (Alan) in Room B
Tue 5:45p  Next PreGame Lecture will be 10/21
10/16 Thu 9:30a Supervised Play on 2 Over 1 & 1NT Forcing - Comprehensive Intermediate (Ken) in Room B
Thu 5:45p Next PreGame Lecture will be 10/23
10/18 Sat 9:00a Saturday Workshop: Game and Basic Responses - Basic  (Meagan)