Welcome to the Lima Duplicate Bridge Club Blog

Club Games at the Lima Duplicate Bridge Club are held TUESDAYS at 12:30 P.M. and THURSDAYS at 7:00 P.M., at the Council on Aging Building at 215 N. Central Avenue, Lima. The games are OPEN to the public, and ALL are welcome. $3.oo per session is the CHEAPEST duplicate game in the area, and sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. The Lima DBC is your venue for special ACBL events, as well.

Check out the CALENDAR at the bottom of this page for upcoming events and games.

If you do not have a partner, or if you have any questions,

please feel free to email the Club Owner/Director, Ruth Odenweller, at: 07bridge@gmail.com.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Lima New Players Game!

On December 9, 2010, Thursday Night at 7:15, the Lima Duplicate Bridge Club will be hosting a special event to celebrate Dave Poeppelman becoming a "Life Master" with the American Contract Bridge League.  The special event is designed to encourage new bridge players and bridge players new to duplicate, or those who have not played bridge for a while, to try out the game we all love at our club.

Any "new player" will play for free.  Any regular player who brings a new player to that game will also play for free!  How can that be bad?  There will also be lots of food and fun for all.

By the way, any dupicate "novice" will "Get Out of Jail Free!"  Meaning, there will be NO PENALTIES and NO DIRECTOR CALLS for anything done by a novice.  So, no reason to fear this game, eh?

For the regulars, you may be worried that a novice will get the best of you.  First, is that all bad?  Wouldn't you love a big game next week?  Besides, what kind of a "regular pro" are you if the novices get the bgest of you anyway?  LOL

Monday, November 15, 2010

November ACBL Bulletin

You might remember something from the ACBL Bulletin this November.  Zeke Jabbour's article mentions a ruse of leading Q from AQx at the Kxx in dummy, catching partner with Jxx and Declarer with 10xx.  This worked like a charm against Zeke, for reasons he explained.

Well, in the September "Bridge with the Bickersons," I described trying this very move a few years ago.  I, however, caught partner with 10xx and Declarer with Jxx, which did not work as well.  Typical.  Someone makes that move SUCCESSFULLY again Zeke and ends up in the Bulletin.  I make that move against someone else, it fails, and all I end up with is a lack of sympathy from my partner and a "Bickersons" mention years later!  Pfff!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Congratulations Tom and Jean Kaple!

Tom and Jean Kaple will be celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary with a renewal of their vows on Saturday, November 13, between 2:00 and 5:00 at the Westside Church in Lima.  All Lima DBC folks are invited!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Newsletter

The November Newsletter is now up.  Check out pics from Ruth's party, a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT of LIFE MASTER accomplishment for Dave, and your favorite regular articles!