About the Bridge Deck Club of Naples

The Bridge Deck Club of Naples is a sanctioned duplicate bridge club within the structure of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). This means that games played in the Club earn masterpoints that are reported to ACBL and kept available on ACBL’s computers and website. The Club files a monthly report to ACBL reporting each person’s masterpoints. Membership in the Bridge Deck Club of Naples is on an annual basis. 

You can become a Bridge Deck Club Life Member with a donation of $250.00, and never pay annual membership dues again.

Bridge Deck Club of Naples

11250 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

The Elks Lodge

The Bridge Deck Club of Naples is member-owned and member-operated. There is a Board of Governors (nine members) from which a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer are elected each year. The Board meets approximately once a month during the winter/spring season and the rest of the year on an as needed basis.

Membership dues are currently $40 for the first year (which includes a name tag) and $30 per year thereafter. A Directory of members is published each February. Playing fees are $10 per game for members, $12 for non-members. Special games which produce more masterpoints than usual may cost $2.00 additional. The Bridge Deck Club membership does NOT include ACBL annual dues. 

Board of Governors

President
Nancy Driscoll

Vice-President
Pat Johnson

Secretary
Marcia Reff

Treasurer
Susan Stam

Board Member
Gary Thomas

Board Member
Richard Price

Board Member
Joe Truitt

Board Members at Large

  • Ed Alcoff (Club Manager & Webmaster)
  • Ellie Goodrich

Teachers

  • Marcia Reff
  • Gary Thomas
  • Ed Alcoff

Directors

Ed Alcoff:   

Originally from Philadelphia, Ed joined the ACBL in 1985 and became a Life Master and a qualified Director in 1989.  Ed is a Saphire Life Master, and has placed high in National Events.  Ed believes that in addition to directing a game, the Director should be a resource for the players.  Ed is a 12 year Navy Veteran who sailed his own boat around the world from 11/1/98 – 12/31/02.  Ed has played bridge the world over, having visited 47  countries and more than 30 islands.  Ed directs games on Monday & Wednesday.

Beth Stephens: 

Beth is a Silver Life Master and an experienced Director.  Her energy is boundless and is a real asset for The Bridge Deck Club.  Beth is originally from northeast Pennsylvania and has traveled the world, living in Africa and New Zealand.  Beth is an expert at making sure The Bridge Deck, and other local clubs, have the boards duplicated and are ready to be played.  Beth directs our Friday games.

Christy Coupland

Christy is a “snowbird” from Columbus, OH.  She is a Ruby Life Master who directs the club’s 0 – 99er game on Monday mornings.