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

Six days and BAND has a new look...While you were away for Labor Day Vaca, elves entered BAND and installed new carpet and outside lighting along with replacing the tables, chair and bidding boxes.  The elves also organized the BAND Lending Bridge Library and spread decor throughout the club.  Make plans to play in the near future so you can see all the new things.

September Newbie Specials
  • NEW Mon Aft 49er Prs ~ BPM play for $5 and non-BPM play for $10.
  • 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.
REMINDER: The BAND Team is excited to announce a NEW 49er Pairs on Mondays 12:30-3:30pm starting on September 11th.
Quick Reminder...the new lease agreement began September 1st which means the entry fee increase announced in May is now in place as well.  Starting Tuesday, September 5th entry fees will return to $10 for BPMs and $14 for non-BPMs.  The bonus point games will continue to be $1 extra per player.  Thanks to all of you who have been supportive in the new lease signing and increased entry fees.

Thank you for making BAND your home for bridge!

Donna Compton
BAND Owner, World Champion & Master Teacher
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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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 three 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)!

Sundays 1:30-4:30pm
Mondays 12:30-3:30pm (Starting September 11th) 
Wednesdays 12:30-3:30pm
Fridays 12:30-3:30pm  
Contact Sharon Lux with questions and/or partners.
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Fundamental Classes ~ Still Time to Join

Fundamental II ~
Modern Bidding with Susan
Friday at 10am Starting August 25th

Fundamental III ~
Play of the Hand with Jane
Tuesday at 6:30pm Starting September 5th

Fundamental V ~
All In One with Susan
Monday at 10am Starting August 21st

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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New Intro Class Starting Soon...

Intro to Bridge ~  Tell Your Friends!

Starting Starting October 23rd at 10am
Mondays 10am-12pm
Instructor Sharon Lux

Retakes are FREE!
World Champion & Master Teacher
Donna Compton
Tips with Donna

Modern Hand Evaluation
            ~ Let's Talk About Hand Fluctuation.

5 minute video clip from Modern Hand Evaluation Video Lesson
5 minute video clip from Modern Hand Evaluation Video Lesson


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