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Congratulations to our CBC member Harold Moore!
Harold Moore came in second in District 7's NAP final, playing with John Cotty from McCormick, S.C. What a feat in this bracket as the field is as tough as it gets. Harold and John have qualified to compete in Kansas City's NABC in March of 2017. The entire Columbia Bridge Club congratulates Harold and is so proud of one of our own in his accomplishment. We are behind you and wish you all the best in the NABC competition.

Winter-Spring 2017 Classes Announced
The CBC will be offering the following classes this spring: Polishing Your Basics, Planning to Win, Two Over One, and Play and Learn Beginning Bridge. Registration deadlines are as soon as December 23rd. Please see Education above for class details, download the flyer here, or contact Mary at mtownhill@sc.rr.com and/or (803) 359-7640 to enroll or for further information.

2016-17 Youth Bridge Game Series
The Junior bridge game series will start Saturday, November 12, 2016 and run thru May 2017. Each session will begin with a short lesson and the game will follow. Juniors - 10 thru 18 years old are welcome to come learn and play.
The cost per player is just a $5.00 registration fee! The series is valued at approximately $150.00 and the remaining expenses will be covered by the generous underwriting of the South Carolina Bridge Foundation to promote the game of bridge.

The games are schedules for the second Saturday of the month:
Nov 12 - Dec 10 - Jan 14 – Feb 11 – Mar 18 – Apr 8 – May 13

Please let us know if you plan to attend at cbc.news.sc@gmail.com

Check out the flyer here!

Congratulations!
CBC Members earned over 180 Masterpoints at the Charlotte Regional! Congratulations!! See the full results under 'Tournament Results' to the right.

Summer Sectional
If not for your generous donations, we would have lost money on this tournament. Because of your fantastic generosity, we finished well in the black. See the financials under the member log in page.

Many thanks,

Chris and Lee Webb

Fall Classes
The Fall classes are the Preempts: Friend or Foe, Doubles and Redoubles, Polishing Your Basics, and Planning to Win. Classes will start in late September. Please click on the Education Link above for more information.

An open letter to the members and supporters of the Columbia Bridge Club.

Dear extended family and friends,

It is with tremendous pride that I wish to say ‘Thank You” to each and every one of you who has helped to make this an extremely successful tournament. It is through your tireless efforts and contributions, whether your time, your donations, your participation or a combination of all three, that Columbia has once again demonstrated the hospitality for which we have become known. I have received multiple compliments and endorsements from many of our out of town guests who have expressed admiration regarding how everyone has come together to make this event a success. It would not be possible without your efforts.

As much as I would love to take the opportunity to bestow individual credit for going above and beyond, I dare not for fear of omission and lack of space. There are so many tasks that go on behind the scenes that often go unnoticed, but are crucial to the outcome. Some of these include food donations including soft drinks and coffee, setting up tables and chairs, decorations, partnerships and stand-by partners for out of towners arriving alone, food preparation, cash donations, and physical labor and so many more that are not listed. You know who you are and so do Lee and I. We appreciate your assistance and realize that this is your tournament and we are just a funnel to receive compliments on your behalf. I am so proud and thankful to belong to a group so selfless and eager to promote the game of bridge, which we all enjoy so much. Thank you Columbia Bridge Club for continuing to set the standard for how a tournament should be run.

Sincerely,

Chris Webb

2015 – 2016 Cup Race Winners
(For the Most Masterpoints Won at Club Games)

  • Sol Lourie Open: Jay Shahani
  • Henry Mills Under 2000: Al Kirkland
  • Coleman-Farrell NLM: Dot Jones
  • Centurion Under 100: Janet Sheridan

2015 – 2016 Bob McMahon Winners
(For the Highest Average Percentage Game)

  • Over 2000: Hap Neuffer
  • 1000 – 2000: Bill Charlwood
  • 300 – 1000: Scott Dunn
  • 0 – 300: Sue Kline

2016-2017 Appointments
Below are appointments for the 2016-2017 year:

  • Education Coordinator: Mary Townhill
  • Head Director: Mike Bitonti
  • Treasurer: Pat Webb
  • Club Manager: Craig Lemrow
  • Sectional Tournament Chair: Chris Webb
  • Ethics Committee: Lewis Cromer, Jay Shahani, Scott Dunn
  • Webmaster: Scott Dunn

We are so pleased to have these willing people help with club endeavors.
New Officers, Board Members, and Bylaws
At the annual General Membership Meeting the proposed Bylaw Revisions were accepted. Additionally, please welcome our new officers and board members for 2016:

  • Vice President: Ed Young
  • Secretary: Mary Townhill
  • Member-at-large: Bibs Hurt
  • Member-at-large: Beronica Whisnant

New Life Masters


We salute the following Columbia Bridge Club member for their achievement of obtaining the rank of Life Master:
2016

  • Sue Hopke February

2015

  • Judith Sellers November
  • Greg Garrison November
  • Ellliott Bonnette August
  • Belford Cross June

Welcome

Welcome to the Columbia Bridge Club website.

CBC promotes the game of duplicate bridge in this community. Our Club provides a range of opportunities for players of all levels to join in the play, have fun, meet new people and learn more about the game. We are a Zero Tolerance* club, which means we insist on courteous behavior at all times. Please read our About Us. CBC is located at 77 Brighton Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

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