MALBC membership approves club relocation

After a week of voting (either by email or in person), the final result regarding the possible move of the M.A. Lightman Bridge Club was announced Oct. 30. The decision by the members was to move the club to 8180 T&B Boulevard in the Southwind area of Memphis. The tally was 126 in favor and 78 opposed to the move.
The M.A. Lightman Board of Directors wants to assure all club members that the new location will be a warm, inviting place for the entire Memphis bridge community. To assist with these efforts, two more individuals have been welcomed to the Lightman Board.  Tony Greene and Richard Oshlag are the newest members of our Board.
Next month’s newsletter will include much more information regarding our new facility and an approximate timetable for the move. We want to thank all of you who participated in the voting process. The Board welcomes all suggestions on how to make the new site a place where all of us can continue to gather together and enjoy this fascinating game.

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Just for Newcomers and Novices!

New Fall Bridge Classes: Join One, Invite Friends!

Saturday games for Beginning Bridge Players! 0-99 Beginner Game and 0-20 “Chat” Game every Saturday at MA Lightman Bridge Club. Mini-lesson at 1 pm, followed by game from 1:30 to 4 pm. Ask your instructor questions while you play! No partner needed. $5.

FREE four-week course for Brand-New Beginners! Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm, Oct. 20 through Nov. 10. at MA Lightman Bridge Club. The course is for those who have never played bridge before or have not played very much. Covers basic bidding, basic play and scoring. To register, contact Deborah Harrington at (901) 488-9217.

Bridge 3 (Bidding, Declarer Play, Opening Leads/Defense). One hour class, 1.5 hour practice. Wednesdays, 1–3:30 pm, Sept. 12–Nov. 28 at Linda Kerley Sr. Center, Collierville, $120.  Instructor: Judy Knox (901) 737-8087 or

Review Opening Bids and Responses (Minor, Major, NT), Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Overcalls. Then Beginner Bridge 2 – Takeout Doubles, Negative Doubles, Preemptive bids, Blackwood and Gerber, Strong 2 Clubs Opening with 2 Diamonds Waiting. Sundays 7–9 pm. Call for openings. Collierville. $12/lesson. Instructor: Linda Sherrell, 901-237-1840 or

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Welcome to Tennessee Bridge Association

The Tennessee Bridge Association is Unit 144 of the Mid-South Bridge Conference District 10 under the ACBL.
All club games mentioned on these pages are ACBL-sanctioned.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the Tennessee Bridge Association, which is housed in Memphis’s largest club, M.A. Lightman Inc., at (901) 324-3889 or (901) 324-3880. You may also e-mail

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