All bridge players and visitors are welcome. Kona Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned non-profit organization dedicated to serving the duplicate bridge community on the Big Island of Hawaii. We meet at The Bridge Building at the Makua Lani Christian Academy, 74-4966 Kealaka'a Street, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Drive to the north end of Kealaka`a Street, turn left through Makua Lani Academy's gate and follow the driveway to the bottom. It will turn to the right and the words 'The Bridge Building' are in large block letters on the building. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. More About Our Club.
President's Message - August 7, 2015
Aloha KBC Members,
Great news! Our bridge schedule for the coming school year will remain the same as it has been for this summer: Mondays & Wednesdays at 1:00pm and Thursdays at 9:00am.
We are most grateful to Makua Lani Academy for respecting our wishes and having us continue as we were. In a gesture of goodwill, we made a generous donation to the school.
ALERT: Monday, August 17th - Game start time is moved to 10:00am.
As you know, some novice players have been playing on Wednesdays. We were all beginners once so please remember to treat all players with courtesy, kindness and respect. Be a good role model! We all want to see our club grow in a positive manner.
Your KBC Board met on July 31st and here are some highlights:
• A donation was made to Hospice of Kona in memory of Rab Puri.
• The General Meeting and election of new officers will be held on Wednesday, September 9th, immediately following the game. A short meeting of the newly elected Board will follow and everyone is welcome to attend.
• The club will be purchasing 10 new bridge tables to replace some of the broken and worn ones.
• We will also be purchasing more drink trays for the tables.
Dates for your calendar:
• Wednesday Sept. 9th --- Election and General meeting following the game.
• Sunday October 4th --- Unit game, meeting and brunch at the Mauna Kea.
• Sunday December 13th --- Holiday Brunch and game at the Mauna Kea.
Novice Game Schedule Change
Starting July 22 the Novice Game will be held on Wednesdays in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Open Game. A Novice is a player with 20 or fewer master points. Games begin at 1:00; please arrive no later than 12:45. Or come earlier, around 12:30, and help set up tables. Arriving early also helps the Director who must sign everyone in and organize the day's game.
Rexanne and Dan will be at the Bridge Building by 12:25 to review and answer bridge questions or talk about any concerns that you may have.
Little 20 minute tidbits @ 12:25 on Mondays
Our next 3 Bridge Bites will be presented by Sue Brown. Check regularly for details. Additional Bites will be noted here as they are scheduled.
July 13 - Take a break. No Bites but they will start again on July 20.
July 20 - Bite 4, Michaels Cue Bids Part 1, 2C or 2D over 1C or 1D, by Sue Brown
July 27 - Bite 5, Michaels Cue Bids Part 2, 2H or 2S over 1H or 1S, by Sue Brown
August 3 - Bites temporarily postponed. Stay Tuned.
May 23 saw our first ever Open Play Novice Section since The Bridge Building was opened.
Mahalo to instructor Rexanne Ring and all of her enthusiastic students and assistants.
Instructor Rexanne Ring standing then clockwise South Sue Slotzkin, West Sharon Tamboury, North Eve Bentley, East Pualani Willing.
Save These Dates
February 19-21, 2016
2016 Big Island Sectional