Newbie News is designed for 0-5 and 5-49 players and is your source for news, classes and special events.  
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Your Weekly News & Updates

Sharon Lux did a fantastic job on the 99er Silver Sectional which was a huge success.  Everyone ate lots of food and met new friends while playing bridge.  What better way to spend your weekend?   Click here for the pictures and results of the first two days (as this email arrives in your inbox, there is one day to go in the silver sectional). 

The Newbie News webpage is up and running! This webpage will be your one-stop spot for updated information about our Play N Learn games, 49er games and special events.  You will even find tips by Donna and other interesting facts about bridge on this page.  Click here to take a look at the NEW  Newbie News Page! Be sure to bookmark it for easy access.  

The NEW Play & Learn Game for you early birds on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am-12pm. BAND's ACBL Certified Instructor Jane Kirby will be ready to answer your questions as you play with old and new friends.  No Partner needed!

If you have less than 5 masterpoints, check out the Free-Play Punch Card box below! You will also find a tip from Donna and other interesting tidbits.  Keep scrolling!

Thank you for making BAND your home for bridge!

Donna Compton
BAND Owner, World Champion & Master Teacher
New Play & Learn Starting May 3rd

BAND has two Play & Learn games a week and is now adding a third game for our newest players.  Play & Learn is a great opportunity to introduce the game to new players.  

Jane Kirby will be at BAND on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am-12pm to organize your tables, answer questions and make sure you have a great time! No partner needed!

You will be hearing more about this new game from Sharon Lux.  
In the mean time, feel free to contact Sharon with any questions.
0-5 Free-Play Punch Card

A new program for 0-5 players is up and running and it includes a free play for you!

Just ask a BAND director for your very own 0-5 punch card and present it to the director each time you play.  Once you accumulate five punches, your 6th game is free!  Already used up one punch card, just pick up another one...It's that simple.
Special Games This Week

Tuesday, May 2nd at 12:30pm 
Bonus Point Open & 299er Pairs

Thursday, May 4th at 12:30pm
Bonus Points Open & 299er Pairs

Thursday,  May 4th at 6:30pm (NEW)
Bonus Point 2500 Pairs

Saturday, May 6th at 9:30am
Bonus Point 2500 Pairs

Saturday, May 6th at 1:30pm
Bonus Point Open & 299er Pairs

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New Classes Starting Soon...

Modern Bidding ~ Started April 28th
Still Time to Join...
Fridays 10am-12pm
Instructor: Jane Kirby
Retakes are 1/2 off!

Intro to Bridge ~ Starting May 4th
Tell Your Friends!
Thursdays 10am-12pm 
Instructor Sharon Lux 
Retakes are FREE!

World Champion & Master Teacher
Donna Compton
Tips with Donna

I am often asked the following question, "How do I make my score better?" The answer is to help your partner go to the next hand and as a result you will go to the next hand as well!  

When I am coaching world-class teams at the world championships, I tell them that I will not mention the minus 1100 on board #7 but you will hear about a bad result on board #8!  Even the experts have "bad hands" but the most successful ones go to the hand better than all of the rest!

Discussions should be had at the end of the day, not the end of the hand or end of the round.  So the next time your partnership has a bad result, say, "Next hand partner and go to the next hand!"  Got questions? Email me at  
Bridge on the Santa Fe Plaza
July 11-16, 2017

For the seventh year, Chris, Donna and Gary are hosting a land cruise on the Santa Fe Plaza.  We have morning lessons designed for different levels of players and afternoon duplicates for all to play.  There is still time to join and we would love for you to come along with us for a fun-filled week of learning, playing and meeting new friends from all around the country!

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