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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UNIT 169's PARTICIPATION IN "THE LONGEST DAY" FUNDRAISER FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 19, AT 2:00 PM.  THERE WILL BE A SILENT AUCTION TO PLAY WITH THE UNIT'S STAR PLAYERS.  MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING SOON.

CONGRATULATIONS TO UNIT 169'S NEWEST EMERALD LIFE MASTER:  BRUCE SOUTHARD of Greensboro

DISTRICT 7 GNT 2021 FINALS - Click HERE for all the information.

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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BBO SCHEDULE MAY 10-16 / UNIT GAMES: SATURDAY, MAY 15

Grass Roots Weekend:   Double MPs all Saturday and Sunday Games

May 8, 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:  0-300 Averaged games at 10:00 am

*  MONDAY EVENING:  MENTORING MADNESS w/Chattanooga Bridge Club <500 MPs, 7:05 pm, $6

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

*  FRIDAY & SATURDAY:  GRASS ROOTS WEEKEND / DOUBLE MPs / $1 goes towards ADBL NAP & GNT games

*  SATURDAY MORNING:  UNIT GAMES 499er at 9:50 am and OPEN at 10:00 am. Free entry for Unit 169  players with

    0-10 MPs / DOUBLE MPs

*  SATURDAY AFTERNOON:  ZOOM LESSON w/Peter after last novice game 

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SE CAROLINA CONSORTIUM & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

Offering Virtual Games thru Bridge Base Online.  

May 8, 2021

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BOOK NOW FOR BRIDGE CRUISE, NOV 14

"Cruise with Confidence" program available thru May 31, 2021

Click HERE  for detailed information about health and safety procedures

May 15, 2021

The cruise is open to all Unit 169 members, their families and friends.  Reservations are being taken for our bridge cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas for a 7-day sailing November 14 out of Orlando. 

 

  • Royal Caribbean's "Cruise with Confidence" program applies to a booking you already have, or one you make right now through May 31st, 2021.  Book now to take advantage of this program.

  • Our travel agent provides special pricing, refundable deposits, and personalized service.

  • Special pre-cruise hotel block/pricing for our group at the Orlando International Airport and Port Canaveral

  • Not a better price for bridge on the high seas!

  • Crown & Anchor loyalty members receive double points!

  • Exciting pre-cruise savings on select products (beverage packages, dining packages, shore excursions & internet) not available onboard.

Click HERE for the travel agent's contact information and information about the ship, itinerary, and bridge play!​

 

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NEW UNIT 169 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Two-year terms start July 1, 2021 & expire June 30, 2023

May 1, 2021

New members of the Board were approved at the Board of Directors' meeting on May 1 and are as follows:  President: Debbie Monroe (Greensboro); 1st Vice President: Cindy Wright (Clemmons);  2nd Vice President: Rich Peffer (Greensboro); and Board members: Peter J. Boyd-Bowman (Greensboro), Sydney Cardone (Greensboro), Ted Edgar (Greensboro), Cam Matthews (Winston-Salem), Martha Meyer (Winston-Salem) and  Robert Powell (Colfax).

Many thanks to the following outgoing Directors who have done an outstanding job the past two years on the Board:  President: Ron Matamoros (Bermuda Run), 1st Vice President: Tom Skaar (Jamestown), 2nd Vice President: Cindy Wright (Clemmons) and Board members: Director-at-Large: Debbie Monroe (Greensboro), Director: Judy Helen (Greensboro), and Director: Kathy Tomlinson (Greensboro)

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST EMERALD LIFE MASTER

7,500 Masterpoints

May 1, 2021

Congratulations to Bruce Southard of Greensboro for reaching the masterpoint threshold of Emerald Life Master. Emerald is the third highest level in ACBL's masterpoint rankings.  Through skill and experience, Bruce has earned 7,500+ masterpoints and joins only six  others in Unit 169's active membership of 837 players to achieve this status, or higher. 

Click HERE for the most recent Changes in Ranks.

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2021 ACBL ONLINE EVENT SCHEDULE

January thru June

COMING UP:  May 15 & 16:  Grass Roots Weekend:  double regular club points; all black.  May 24-30 Silver Linings Week: double regular club points; all silver.

 

Click HERE for schedule.

Click HERE for information about District 7 GNT 2021 Finals

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!

Unit 169 Events, Gatherings, Newsletters and More!

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

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

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.

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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Articles previously published on the website's Home page

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