Shrine Center Bridge Club
June 2018 Newsletter








For Low - Advanced Intermediate players 

with Debbie Wasik    

Debbie Wasik 

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Wow!  Have we got a busy June at the Shrine Center Bridge Club!  
 There is so much for you to choose from: World Wide Pairs, STaC Week, Club Championship Week, The Longest Day, Monday night pair game, weekly Swiss Teams, supervised play, and Free Friday Lectures.
See You at the Club!

Handicapped Swiss Teams
Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018 at 6:30pm

Get the edge you need to compete with the experts and level the playing field! It doesn't matter whether you're an expert or a beginner - the handicap ensures that everyone has a chance to win. A masterpoint based handicap is added to your score for each match. 

How It Works 
  • Recruit a team of four of any level of players, or let us get you one.
  • First round match assignments are made randomly.
  • During the first round, your score is adjusted by an IMP handicap based upon your masterpoint holding.
  • The match winner is determined by the score after the handicap has been added in.
  • Each successive round is matched by ACBL score and the handicap is again calculated and added to determine the winner.
  • Handicapping "levels the playing field" of the 2 teams.
Need A Partner? No worries!
If you want to play and need a partner and/or teammates, call or email us and we will help you put your team together.

Register: (973)303-3232 or

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12:30
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 12:30pm

Masterpoints: 50/50 red and black at 81.8% sectional rating
Top ACBL winners will be recognized on the website and the Bridge Bulletin. It's the event played around the world! Join us for the Worldwide Bridge Contest sponsored by the World Bridge Federation. The WBF will award prizes based on world matchpointing. The two top district winners by percentage receive bonus awards. Additional recognition comes from the WBF.

Register: (973)-303-3232 or

Club Championship Week 
June 3rd through June 9th, 2018
Masterpoints: 63.6% sectional-rated black points

Register: (973)-303-3232 or

STaC Week
June 25th through July 1st, 2018
All sessions award silver points

Register: (973)-303-3232 or

  ACBL Charity Game to Benefit Alzheimer's Care & Research
Thursday, June 21, 2018  Join us for the annual The Longest Day fundraising event supporting Alzheimer's disease care and research! In the last two years bridge players have donated more than $1 million to help fight Alzheimer's in both the United States and Canada. You'll be honoring the more than 35 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer's and countless caregivers who face this disease. And by playing bridge, you'll show the world there is a fun game that may help slow the onset of this disease. 

Register: (973)-303-3232 or

Monday Night Pairs 
June, 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2018

Register: (973)-303-3232 or

Friday Afternoon Lectures
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2018 at 12:00noon
Lectures start promptly at noon, so plan to attend.

Register: (973)-303-3232 or

          Bridge Cruises  
          Land Seminars
                arranged by
Alice Travel and Larry Cohen
Book a Bridge cruise or Land Seminar with Alice Travel arranged by Larry Cohen and get a special deal just for mentioning "Shrine Center Bridge Club".
The following programs apply:
September 30th - October 7th - Larry Cohen Bridge Camp in Scottsdale, Arizona - $200 per person discount applies if booked between May 22nd - June 30th.
October 6th-13th - Regional at Sea from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. with Robert Todd - $100 per sperson discount applies if booked between May 22nd - June 30th.
Larry Cohen's Special Holiday Cruise to Hawaii, departing Los Angeles on December 21st - January 6th - $100 per person discount applies if booked between May 22nd - June 30th.  Call Alice Travel's Bridge Desk at 973-797-1322 or check out the Alice Travel website for details on all the cruises and land seminars being offered to book your reservation by June 30th and get a Shrine Center discount.

Livingston United Methodist Church, 290 W. Hobart Gap Road, Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 303-3232