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Your Weekly News & Updates

The 49er Pairs on Mondays 12:30-3:30pm is going great.  Be sure to add this game to your calendar...Mini Lesson at 12:10pm.  Game time 12:30pm.

We are having our October birthday celebration party on Sunday, October 29th! Be sure to print and bring your Birthday Free Play!

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th for our New Rankers Celebration. We have several bridge buddies moving up the ranks!

Be sure to check the BAND Newbie Page for weekly updates on special games and lessons.  Remember: BPMs receive a 30% discount on lessons so check out the weekly classes and jump right in!

October Newbie Specials
  • Mon Aft 49er Prs ~ BPM play for $5 and non-BPM play for $10
    • Play free in the Monday night P&L if you attend the Monday 49er game
    • Or, if you attend Monday night class with Jane, play all P&L games for free!
  • Wed Morn Play-N-Learn participants play for free in the Wed Aft 49er Prs.
  • Fri Morn Modern Bidding Students play for free in the Fri Aft 49er Prs.
Thank you for making BAND your home for bridge!

Donna Compton
BAND Owner, World Champion & Master Teacher
299er Silver Sectional is here!

Join us October 20-22nd for BAND's 299er Silver Sectional! We'll have 49er games for each session and a separate 49er game on Sunday! There will be a light lunch between each session on Friday, Saturday & Sunday and we are providing healthy refreshments for each session. We'll also have a mini-lesson 30 minutes prior to each session!

Click HERE for all the details!

Contact Sharon Lux if you need partners for the 49er Games!
Fall Fling is Here!

*** Last two weeks to up your attendance and master points to be top in October BAND contest!***

Sharon has generously offered to give a one-hour private lesson to the monthly top two masterpoints and top two attendance winners.  Date and time for the private lesson to be arranged by the group.  These winners will be based solely on the points won and games attended for the 49er games only.  We now have four 49er games a week so there is lots of opportunity to win the private lesson with Sharon!
Contact Sharon Lux with questions
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Games for New Players

Play & Learn BAND has three Play & Learn games which are great opportunities to introduce the game to new players, practice new techniques from class and meet new friends.  ACBL Certified Instructors are on hand to answer your questions. No partners needed.

Mondays 6:30-9pm
Tuesdays 12:30-3pm
Wednesdays 9:30am-12pm 

49er Pairs BAND has four 49er pairs which are perfect for those who are wanting to play a few more hands in a more structured atmosphere.  18 hands are played in a three-hour time period. You may still ask questions of our ACBL Certified Instructors but you actually have a chance to win masterpoints (rating points)!

Also, starting Wednesday, November 1st, we have a ***NEW*** 49er NIGHT game! Details to come!

Sundays 1:30-4:30pm
Mondays 12:30-3:30pm  
Wednesdays 12:30-3:30pm
Fridays 12:30-3:30pm  
Contact Sharon Lux with questions and/or partners.
What is a Convention Card?

What is Convention Card? The ACBL requires that each player have a convention card available to their opponents which displays your agreements with your partner.  Sounds daunting but I have created a BAND Newbie Convention Card which is available for your use in the 49er Pairs.  You can use it for all of your games.  Don't play everything on the card? Just mark it off!  Ask Sharon for your copy.

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New Intro Class Starting Soon...

Intro to Bridge ~  Tell Your Friends!

Mondays 10am-12pm
Instructor Sharon Lux

Retakes are FREE!
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Fall Classes ~ Still Time to Join

Play of the Hand with Susan
Friday at 10am Starting November 10th

Preempts & Slam Bidding with Susan
Monday at 10am Starting October 23rd

Doubles, Cuebids & More with Susan
Thursday at 10am Starting October 19th

2/1 Game & Advanced Doubles with Susan
Tuesday at 10am Starting October 17th

Retakes are 1/2 Price!

Mentor/Mentee Program

BAND new Mentor/Mentee Program is growing like crazy and we hope that you will join in the fun and become a mentee and perhaps even a mentor to someone who has less experience at the game than you!

Some goals you may have that the BAND Mentor/Mentee Program can help you meet:
1. To feel more comfortable playing up at the next game level
2. To get to know more players
3. To understand the etiquette and proper behavior at the table
4. To understand director's rulings
5. To recognize strengths and identify areas of the game which may need more work.

If you think the BAND Mentor/Mentee Program is for you then 
 and we will find you a mentor to help you with your goals!
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.
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