649 N Fair Oaks Ave #201
Pasadena CA 91103
It's amazing to see our little club hosting a major tournament. This is our third hosting of an event, and by far the largest in attendance.
For the first time, we took advantage of the Community Room down the hall from the bridge club, where we have room for 12 additional tables, for a total of about 30 (without squeezing too much!).
We hosted four full sessions of bridge, with 96-1/2 total tables over the weekend! Our biggest session was on Sunday afternoon with 18 tables in the Open Pairs, and 7 tables in the 499er Pairs.
Full results from all of the Sectional games can be found here.
It took us a while, but we finally have professional signs on the lobby door and over the club main doors.
Director table set up for the Sectional. Notice the new signage!
Classes this week
Anyone is welcome to drop in for a single session of any course for $25. Here are the topics at this week's classes:
- Wednesday 7:00 PM Defense "Making a plan"
- Thursday 7:00 PM Bridge Basics 1 "Major Suit Opening Bids and Responses"
- Saturday 9:30 AM Popular Conventions "Stayman"
Saturday workshop and game "Developing Tricks in Notrump."
On our YouTube channel this week, "Sluffing Losers"
(The Defense class is a great one to drop in for. We have eight hands to practice defending, using all the basic principles of defense.)
Teacher training coming up
Become an accredited Better Bridge teacher! We're hosting a two-day seminar by Denise Hoffman on Thursday-Friday December 21-22.
By completing the seminar you'll be recognized as an accredited teacher by the ACBL, and eligible to be listed in the teacher directory. It's a great credential to present to organizations like college extension programs.
September Bridge News
The monthly newsletter for District 23 is available at this link, and I'll have it on our bulletin board this week at the club.
Mojo, Jane, Zachary