Norfolk Country Club Calendar

Bridge, Dining, Golf, and Tennis

The Norfolk Country Club continues its popular tradition of Tuesday night bridge games. Our 2014 season begins June 10 and runs through August 26.

Sign up to play by clicking here: All signups must be received by Tuesday at 1:00 pm.

Registration for each game closes at 1:00 on the day of the game. If by that deadline, there is a half table, the last pair on the list should help find two more players to fill the table. If the additional players cannot be found, the last pair agrees to drop out of the game. Players are expected to find their own substitutes.

Sign up instructions:

-Enter your name and your partner’s name in the Doodle form. Please enter both names together. Example: Borden/Fanette.

-Select the game or games in which you would like to play and then click the “save” button. We will post dates a month worth in advance.

Substitutes: If you do not have a regular partner, enter your name as a substitute. Once you find your partner, please edit your entry on the Doodle form.

Games begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to come to
the dinner buffet before the games start.

The winner of the “Melvin Trophy” will be the best average of 7 or more scores accrued by an NCC member during the summer season, Tuesday, June 10 – Tuesday, August 26.

Guests: Guests are welcome to attend with a sponsoring member and may play unlimited games throughout the season. The guest fee is $10.00 (chit basis) per evening.

Weekly Prizes: Two dollars will be collected from each party bridge player for the “kitty.” Prizes will be awarded each Tuesday to the four highest scoring pairs of the night.

Bridge at other Times: Bridge tables can be set up by NCC staff for any member wanting to form private games at times other than Tuesday evening.

Duplicate Bridge
We would like to organize duplicate bridge games periodically over the summer. These games will be open to players of all skill levels. Dates and details to follow.

New this season: We will be altering game scoring method slightly to adhere to the preferred method for scoring Chicago or 4-deal bridge games.

A lot is the same, but the main difference is there will be no carrying of part scores or points for honors. Below is a brief outline:

The vulnerability varies from hand to hand in a fixed pattern as follows:
• Hand 1: Dealer North; neither side vulnerable
• Hand 2: Dealer East; North-South vulnerable
• Hand 3: Dealer South; East-West vulnerable
• Hand 4: Dealer West; both sides vulnerable

The score for each hand: # of tricks plus bonus.
Part score bonus: 50
Game Bonus (non-vulnerable): 300
Game Bonus (vulnerable): 500

Example: 2 of spades making 3 is 140 (90 + 50), 4 of hearts vulnerable is 620 (120 + 500)

There is no accumulation of part scores or games from deal to deal. The result is simply the total score over the 4 deals played.

There will be a scoring guide on each table and someone from the Bridge Committee will be present for each game to answer any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to seeing you Tuesday nights this summer!

Thank you,
The Bridge Committee
Mary Fanette, Chair
Libby Borden
Sally Estock
Buzz Peacock


Bridge Season: June 10 – August 26
Bridge Committee:
Mary Fanette, Chair,, 860-542-1865
Libby Borden, 860-806-2010
Sally Estock,, 860-379-6442
Buzz Peacock,, 860-542-5663

Dinner Buffet – Open to all NCC Members & Guests
6:00 pm – 7:00pm, $16.50 (Chit Basis)
Guest Players (Guests must play with a sponsoring member)
Guest Fee $10.00

Beginners Welcome
Contact Mary or Lisa Auclair (542-5606),


More information to come from the House Committee.

Brunch Service every Sunday, 10:30am-2:30pm (Brunches begin May 25)

Lunch Service every day except Mondays, 11:30am-2:30pm (Lunch Service begins on June 24)

Friday Dinner Service 5:30-9:00pm, Bar Service until Midnight (Friday Dinners begin May 30)

Saturday Lunches 11:30-2:30 (Saturday Lunches begin May 31)

Saturday Dinner Service 6:00-9:00pm,  Bar Service until Midnight (Saturday Dinners begin May 31)

Information to come from the Golf Committee.
Information to come from the Tennis Committee.
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