219 East Tyler - Athens, TX 75751
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Dottie Pirkle moved to East Texas and started the bridge club in January of 1990.
Dottie directed 3 games a week, and taught at least one 10-week bridge lesson series every year until January 2004.
Ginger Rhamey took over Dottie's role as club director in January of 2004. Dottie continued teaching and soon the club outgrew it's location.
In 2007 Nancy Strain purchased a vacant lot in downtown Athens and built a beautiful new building for the bridge players of East Texas. Since the new space was built we have players come from as far as Dallas, Longview, Terrell, Mabank, Fairfield, and Corsicana to enjoy the friendships and to "have fun, be nice and play a good and fair game of bridge."
Dottie Pirkle passed away on May 10, 2011. The club has continued in her honor.
In January of 2015 Dottie Pirkle's DBC will celebrate 25 years as a sanctioned ACBL game.
"ENTER AS STRANGERS LEAVE AS FRIENDS"
If you've never played duplicate bridge before, we're sure you'll find it exciting and will greatly increase your enjoyment of the game of bridge. The American Contract Bridge League is the main bridge organization in North America. Check out their website for more information.
You can play in any club or tournament whether or not you're an ACBL member.
If you need a partner just give a call to the director or partnership chairman of a local club or tournament and they will help you get started
Dottie Pirkle's DBC
Ginger Rhamey, Director
Start time is 1:00 P.M.
MONDAY - OPEN (no masterpoint restriction)
TUESDAY - OPEN
NOVICE/NOVICE PAIRS ONLY
(this is a game that the non life masters partners up with a more experienced players for a relaxing atmosphere to learn the game)
THURSDAY - OPEN (no masterpoint restriction)
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.