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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STaC WEEK (Sectional Tournament at Clubs) August 15-21.  EARN SILVER POINTS!  SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CLUBS!

THE NEXT UNIT GAME WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, AT THE LEWIS RECREATION CENTER, 3110 FOREST LAWN DRIVE IN GREENSBORO.  GAME STARTS AT 1:00 PM.  THIS GAME WILL BE AN INTERNATIONAL FUND GAME.  THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING PRECEEDS THE GAME AT 11:00 AM AND IS OPEN TO ALL UNIT 169 MEMBERS.

NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS (NAP) 2022-2023 DISTRICT 7 FINALS.  Click HERE for information.  Click HERE for flyer.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BARBARA POMER OF GREENSBORO FOR ATTAINING LIFE MASTER STATUS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO UNIT 169 PRESIDENT, DEBBIE MONROE, FOR ATTAINING SAPPHIRE LIFE MASTER STATUS.

UNIT 169 SADLY REPORTS TO PASSING OF ROSALIE BLOWE OF GREENSBOR0.  MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE.

 

UNIT 169 PRESENTS "LEARN BRIDGE IN A DAY" ON EITHER SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, IN GREENSBORO OR SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, IN WINSTON-SALEM.  CLICK HERE for information.

 
 
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SEPTEMBER UNIT GAMES
September 10 and Board of Directors' Meeting

August 14, 2022

Thank you for playing in the August 13 NAP Qualifier Game.   There were 8.5 tables.  Those earning masterpoints are:

62.50% - (A) - Robert Hale & Josh Hoffman - 3.56 MPs

59.23% - (A) - David Idleman & Bruce Southard - 2.67 MPs

54.76% - (A) - Dwight Meredith & Peter J. Boyd-Bowman - 2.00 MPs

54.23% - (B) - Fran Tewkesbury & Martin Causley - 1.84 MPs

54.17% - (A) - Cindy Wright & Marcia Maury - 1.13 MPs

53.87% - (C) - Camilla Maththews & James Skidmore - 1.38 MPs

52.91% - (C) - Lois Burdette & Kevin Haggerty - 1.04 MPs

52.65% - (A) - Jo Taylor & Ruth Short - .62 MPs

46.72% - (B) - Nancy Hamby & David Hamby - .64 MPs

Click HERE  for results for all Unit Games are available on Live for Clubs under club number 275628.  

Click HERE for Unit Game Calendar and information.

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"LEARN BRIDGE IN A DAY" with Patty Tucker

Grand Life Master, ABTA Master Teacher, NAP Champion, and Bridge Hall of Famer

Greensboro Saturday, August 27  and  Winston-Salem Sunday, August 28

July 15, 2022

We are VERY excited to announce that Unit 169 is offering the program “Learn Bridge in a Day®,” created and taught by Patty Tucker, an ACBL Grand Life Master, ABTA Master Teacher, NAP Champion and Bridge Hall of Famer.  “Learn Bridge in a Day®” is a beginning bridge course for everyone who would like to learn this fascinating game of bridge.  The program provides enough knowledge and practice to be able to sit in as a casual player with friends and family.  The program is offered at a very reasonable price at the two locations listed below.

We all know people who may be ready to learn the game we love.  They may be friends, relatives, people new to our area or new to retirement.  Unit 1-6-9 requests each one of our members contact six to nine people by email, phone call, text message and/or hand-deliver the attached printable flyer, and personally invite them to one of these classes.  Click HERE for flyer.

Participants can choose to attend this AMAZING ONE-DAY EVENT either on August 27 in Greensboro, or on August 28 in Winston-Salem.  

Saturday, August 27, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch included)

  • Guilford College United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

  • 1205 Fleming Road in Greensboro

  • Cost per attendee:  $30 in advance, including lunch - $35 at the door

  • Questions and registration: Email Rich Peffer at rpeffer325@att.net or phone/text (336) 402-5367

 

or

Sunday, August 28, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

  • Georgia Taylor Recreation Center

  • 1471 W. Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem

  • Cost per attendee:  $20 in advance - $25 at the door

  • Questions and registration:  Email Cindy Wright at crwbridge@yahoo.com  or phone/text (336) 407-9842

 

In the coming weeks, you’ll be hearing more about these "Learn Bridge in a Day®" events, and other ways our members can help to make it a success. But right now, we need your help to get the word out! Let’s see what we can do to grow the game we all love. Thank you very much for your help in spreading the word.

Sincerely, 

Rich Peffer, Project Manager

Cindy Wright, Project Director

Unit 169 Board of Directors

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NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS (NAP) D7 FINALS, FLIGHTS A, B & C

Players must qualify in a club-sanctioned NAP game in June, July or August

NLM <500 MPs Flight C qualifier Sept 17 in Greensboro NC

D7 NAP Coordinator: Lee Webb, (803) 331-6894 or email LeeWebb1@sc.rr.com

July 23, 2022

Click HERE for detailed flyer

Flight A:  Open - Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm in  Spartanburg SC

  • In conjunction with Spartanburg Sectional

Flight B:  0-2500 MP- Sunday, November 20 at 9:30 am and TBA in  Spartanburg SC

  • Qualified Flight B players may enter Flight A District finals

  • In conjunction with Spartanburg Sectional

 

Flight C:  NLM <500 MP - Saturday, September 17 Greensboro NC ​

  • In conjunction with Piedmont Triad Fall Sectional

  • Call Rich Peffer to pre-register (336) 402-5367

Flight C:  NLM <500 MP - Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm in Charleston SC​

Flight C:  NLM <500 MP - Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am and  2:30 pm in Knoxville TN

  • In conjunction with Knoxville Fall Sectional

Flight C:  NLM <500 MP - Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm in Spartanburg SC​

  • In conjunction with Spartanburg Sectional

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NEW LIFE MASTER / BARBARA POMER

​Congratulations to Barbara Pomer of Greensboro on becoming Unit 169's newest Life Master.

​Click HERE for the most recent Changes in Ranks​

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SE CAROLINA  & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

Two Week Game and Lesson Schedule

* SE Carolina Partnership Games

* NEW!  Friday Morning Vanderbilt 1500 and Open Sponsored Games

* You Asked About 99 and 199 games

*  Robbie & Robette ROBOTO invite you to come to play!

*  Bridge Tidbit 

*  SE Carolina Academy Lesson Info

*  Upcoming 2022 SE  Online Club Special ACBL Games

August 14, 2022

Click HERE FOR NEWS AND SCHEDULE   for two weeks August 12 thru August 28

 

​Click HERE FOR RESULTS

Click HERE for SE Carolina YouTube Channel

 

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

 

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THE "TIM STECKER PLAYER OF THE YEAR" AWARD

August 13, 2022

The Unit's Player of the Year Award was renamed the "Tim Stecker Player of the Year Award" in honor of our board member and statistician for the award, Tim, who passed away in June, 2020.  The award was suspended due to COVID preventing in-person bridge, but has now been reinstated now that we are back at the tables!.

The award is based on the number of master points earned at our Saturday Unit Games and at our  tournaments (Piedmont Triad NLM Regional and Open Sectional, Greensboro Sectional and Winston Salem Sectional).  In order to win you have to be a member of Unit 169 and play in at least eight Unit Games.  The person with the most master points at the end of the year wins our Unit’s most prestigious "Tim Stecker Player of the Year Award."

Click HERE for Leaderboard Standings

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JERRY HELMS 2-DAY SEMINAR IN HENDERSONVILLE NC

July 6, 2022

District 7's Unit 171 is sponsoring a two-day seminar with Jerry Helms to be held at The Whitmire Center, 310 Lily Road in Hendersonville NC on Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16.  Click HERE for printable flyer and information.

 

VACCINATION AND MASK POLICY

May 1, 2022

District 7 is following the ACBL policy of requiring all tournament attendees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. “Fully vaccinated” means that it has been at least two weeks since you received the second Pfizer or Moderna shot, or since you received a single-dose vaccine. Please do not plan to attend any District 7 regional or sectional unless you can provide proof of vaccination. No exceptions will be allowed. In addition, District 7 encourages, but does not require, each eligible individual to get the booster shot when it becomes available to you.

Whether at the NABC or at a sectional or regional, attendees should be prepared by bringing masks to the tournament playing areas in the event the Community Level rate changes to “High.” Masks are still recommended for attendees who are at high risk for severe illness or otherwise are a member of a vulnerable population. We also ask attendees to be courteous and wear a mask if seated at table with a high-risk player who asks for tablemates to wear masks.

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HEADING TO A FACE-TO-FACE REGIONAL?


Let the tournament organizers know you’re coming when you RSVP or buy entries with Entry Express!

Using Entry Express benefits both you and the face-to-face tournaments you’re attending!
 
As a user you can:

  • Keep a personal list of tournaments you are interested in or planning to attend

  • See a schedule of events you are eligible to enter

  • Buy event entries online ahead of time – No more waiting in line!

  • Track tournaments you’ve attended

 
Entry Express also helps units and districts plan better for their tournament, making for a smoother return to face-to-face events. Currently this portal is only available for U.S. open regional tournaments, but we will be making it available to more tournaments soon.
 
Click here for a video tour and click here for an FAQ.

Click HERE  for ACBL website

 

Click HERE  for the current online issue of the "Bridge Bulletin"

 

Click HERE for the results of the 2022 NABC

Click HERE  for all ACBL Upcoming Events

Click HERE  for ACBL Online Event Calendar January thru June, 2022

Click HERE  to read ACBL Visitor Policy for Virtual Games (Updated 11/05/21) 

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

 

 

 

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FUN PHOTOS ARE ON THE WEBSITE

Unit 169 Events, Gatherings, Newsletters and More!

The website has a special page where photos are posted from Unit events.  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.

Unit 169 Events, Gatherings, Newsletters and More!

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KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFO UPDATED

Directory Listings & Email Blasts

Click HERE for illustrated instructions on how to update your contact information (and other) through the ACBL website.

 

Changes to your contact information must be submitted to ACBL.  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 make any changes through the ACBL.org website, or send 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

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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ARCHIVES

Articles previously published on the website's Home page

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Click HERE  for 2017 thru 2019