WELCOME

to Central Carolina Bridge Association, an organization for duplicate bridge

in Central North Carolina, bringing players of all skill levels together.

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"DISTRICT 7 NEWS" April-June 2021 is on the website.  Click HERE to read the latest issue.

CONGRATULATIONS TO UNIT 169'S NEWEST LIFE MASTER:  ELISABETH CULP of Winston-Salem

BBO REGISTRATION BEGINS 2 HOURS BEFORE ONLINE GAMES START.  PLEASE REGISTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.  

BBO REGISTRY  ...  Find a local partner to play online HERE. To add your name to the list, Click HERE

CANCELED ... All Unit 169-sponsored in-person games and tournaments are canceled until further notice.

 

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UNIT 169 GAMES APRIL 17 - ACBL CHARITY WEEK - ALL MPs UPGRADED

Free entry for Unit 169 players with 0-10 MPs

April 11,, 2021

499er GAME at 9:50 am / OPEN GAME at 10:00 am / 18 boards / $7 / DOUBLE-STACKED FOR OPEN GAME

Help make sure you are not “blocked”: If you were blocked from entering a game before, or suspect you might be, please send an email (preferably) ahead of game day or text/call (day of the game) to Rich Peffer, Unit Game Director and include: 1) your BBO name, 2) your full name, 3) which game you wish to join. If your partner might have the same issue, provide this info for them as well. 

To find the Unit Games in BBO: Go to Competitive Games…..All Games….and search for “169.” Once BBO knows you are a Unit 169 player, you’ll find the games in ACBL Virtual Clubs. Questions, comments, or need a partner?  Contact Rich Peffer, Unit Game Director, by email at rpeffer325@att.net or text/cell:  336-402-5367

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BBO SCHEDULE APRIL 12-18 / ACBL CHARITY WEEK - ALL MPs UPGRADED

Unit Games / Mentoring Madness / Bonus IMP Pairs Game / Battle Royale / Swiss Team Games

April 11,, 2021

Click HERE FOR WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Click HERE for all Cindy's Corner results

Click HERE for all Triad Bridge Club results

Click HERE for Unit Game results

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK: 

  

*  MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY MORNINGS:  9:50 am (199er) & 10:00 am (<750)  

*  MONDAY EVENING:  MENTORING MADESSS w/Chattanooga Bridge Club at 7:05 pm, <500 MPs

*  WEDNESDAY:  FREE ZOOM LESSON w/Cindy after 10:00 am game

*  THURSDAY EVENING:  7:05 PM BONUS GAME - IMP PAIRS 

*  FRIDAY MORNING:  BATTLE ROYALE w/Chattanooga Bridge Club at 9:50 am (0-299) & 10:00 am (<750)

*  SATURDAY MORNING: UNIT GAMES - 9:50 am (499er) & 10:00 am (Open) / Free for Unit 169 0-10 MPs players

*  SATURDAY AFTERNOON:  SWISS TEAM GAMES - 299er (avg) at 2:00 pm (1200 MPs for team) / 2:05 pm (Open)

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SE CAROLINA CONSORTIUM & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

Offering Virtual Games thru Bridge Base Online.  Click HERE for April 4 Updates on Swiss Teams & Big Games.

April 11, 2021

ACBL CHARITY WEEK APRIL 12-18 - ALL MPs UPGRADED  Click HERE  FOR SCHEDULE    

Click HERE for all SE Consortium and SE Winston-Salem results

Click HERE for SE Carolina YouTube Channel

 

Click HERE for general information about the Consortium and SE Winston-Salem Online Bridge Club 

Summer "Boot Camps" / Charleston Bridge Classes beginning Monday, April 12, thru Thursday, April 15, $15 each.  More info is available at:  Charleston Course Website Page  Click on links below for  lesson descriptions & to register.
Mondays - Competitive Bidding Review

Tuesdays – 2 Over 1

Wednesdays - Advanced Topics

Thursdays - Slam Bidding 

 

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IMPORTANT INFO RE BRIDGE CRUISE NOVEMBER, 2021

Booking information, hotel information, health & safety information

March 21, 2021

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is resuming operations beginning June 1, 2021.  Our bridge cruise on the Harmony of the Seas is scheduled for November 14.  Make your reservations now!  Deposits are refundable!  Click Here for bridge cruise information.

 

Click HERE  for detailed information about health and safety procedures implemented by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

 

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ACBL REGIONALLY-RATED ONLINE TOURNAMENT APRIL 22-25

Stay at Home, Play at Home / Earn Red and Gold MPs

April 10, 2021

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2021 ACBL ONLINE EVENT SCHEDULE

January thru June

January 2, 2021

Click HERE for schedule.

All events tentative based upon BBO/ACBL IT capabilities and COVID-19 protocol changes.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST LIFE MASTER

April 1, 2021

Congratulations to Elisabeth Culp of Winston Salem for reaching the masterpoint threshold of Life Master.  

Click HERE for the most recent Changes in Ranks.

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FUN PHOTOS ARE ON THE WEBSITE

Unit 169 Events, Gatherings, Newsletters and More!

Unit 169 Events, Gatherings, Newsletters and More!

October 28, 2020

The website has a special page where photos are posted from Unit events.  Especially noteworthy are the new listings of winners from online virtual bridge games directed by Cindy Wright and Peter J. Boyd-Bowman.  Check the Photos out to "see" your bridge friends!  Triad Bridge Club Newsletter and results can also be found on the Photos page.

You can find the Photos under the "Membership" tab in the green navigational bar at the top of the Home page.

 

Click HERE to be directed to the Photos page.

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KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFO UPDATED

Directory Listings & Email Blasts

October 28, 2020

CCBA Unit 169 receives monthly membership reports from ACBL.  Information on these reports are used for our website's Member Directory, as well as our email blasts which are sent by a third party.

 

To keep your contact information up-to-date, please send any changes to Patsy.Edwards@acbl.org.  Please include your ACBL member number.

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PLAYING ONLINE IS JUST A FEW CLICKS AWAY

Bridge Base Online

October 28, 2020

Be well.  Stay inside.  Wash your hands.  Don't touch your face.  Play bridge online.

Click HERE for ACBL 2021 ONLINE EVENT SCHEDULE

 

New to BBO …  Click HERE  for a tutorial on how to play on BBO. 

For more information and help, Click HERE     

For BBO mobile help, Click HERE

For Online Etiquette, Click HERE

For YouTube Video on "Getting Started with BridgeBase Online" Click HERE

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BRIDGE VIDEOS ONLINE

YouTube video created by Rich Peffer, Unit 169 Unit Game Director

YouTube video created by SE Carolina & Winston-Salem Area to support the Beginner Bridge Course.

February 25, 2021

Click HERE for video created by Rich Peffer

Video available for “Getting Started with BridgeBase Online”:  Rich Peffer and Cindy Wright have been offering lessons on getting started with BridgeBase Online, and how to navigate and play bridge on this platform.  From this, a video of the 1st session “Getting Started with BBO” is now available via a link below, and in the LEARN menu of the Unit 169 website.  If you or a friend have not yet started to play bridge on BBO, but would like some help to get started, please click on the link and follow along with this video!  Note:  the video is 28 min in length, but you can pause the Youtube video at any time, or fast-forward ahead to later parts that you want to hear.  Questions or Comments?  Contact Rich or Cindy at rpeffer325@att.net or crwbridge@yahoo.com.  Link to “Getting Started with BridgeBase Online”:  https://youtu.be/R__jPPVvAcw

Click HERE for SE Carolina YouTube Channel

YouTube: SE Carolina Consortium and Winston-Salem Area Bridge have created a YouTube Channel.  We have created the channel to support the Beginner Bridge course as a place to store the Zoom videos of the lessons.  This way, folks that missed the lesson could review at their leisure. Or review a part they wanted to revisit. 

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ARCHIVES

Articles previously published on the website's Home page

October 28, 2020

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Click HERE  for December 2020

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Click HERE  for 2017 thru 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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