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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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BRIDGE CRUISE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 14, 2021 ...  Click HERE for details.

"SILVER LININGS" EVENT May 25-31 pays triple MPs Click HERE  for more info.

 

NEW START TIME!   Triad BC Open Game Tuesday 6:45 pm

RESPONSE FROM ACBL PRESIDENT regarding issues raised by District 25.  Both letters can be found HERE

 

CANCELED ... All Unit 169-sponsored in-person games and tournaments are canceled for the rest of 2020 and until further notice 

VIRTUAL CLUB GAMES NOW ONLINE … on BridgeBase.com.  Schedules for Triad Bridge Club and "Cindy's Corner" for the week are in the featured article below.  Link for online instructions and FAQs

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

 
 
 

BRIDGE CRUISE RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 14, 2021

May 28, 2020

The 2020 bridge cruise has been rescheduled to November 14, 2021 aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Harmony of the Seas.  This is a 7-night sailing to the Eastern Caribbean round-trip from Port Canaveral FL.  The ship stops at CocoCay (private island), San Juan Puerto Rico, and Philipsburg St. Maarten.  There are three sea days.

 

Bridge will be offered mornings and afternoons on sea days, and afternoons on port days ... at least 9 sessions of bridge!  The charge for unlimited bridge play will be $75 per person.  Non-bridge players will not incur the extra fee.

 

If you have not canceled the 2020 trip, your deposit can be transferred to the November 14, 2021 sailing.  Of course, it is your choice to sail in 2020, but note that this is no longer a bridge cruise for our Unit members and friends. 

 

Prices are subject to change until booked.   Deposits are refundable.  Please contact our travel agent Nancy Bogert at Cruise Planners / Phone: 570-323-0112 or 800-561-0802 / Email: nancy@planningcruises.com with any questions and to book . 

 

Quotes for group accommodations for one-night pre-cruise stay at an Orlando International Airport hotel have been requested.  More information will be posted when available.

 

Remember:  book early for the best selection of staterooms and prices.  We hope you'll join us for this fun week at sea!  Click HERE for detailed information about this trip.

"SILVER LININGS" WEEK MAY 25-31 WITH TRIPLE MPs!

May 18, 2020

The dynamic duo, Peter James Boyd-Bowman (Triad Bridge Club) and Cindy Wright (Cindy’s Corner) have created an exciting schedule geared to help all players earn as many silver masterpoints as possible.  These points are normally only earned by attending weekend Sectional tournaments.  Every game during the week will award TRIPLE masterpoints ... all dripping in silver!

All games will be bumped up $2 for this week only due to the fact that ACBL charges much more for awarding silver points.  All Open games will offer 21 boards for this week only, except for the Wednesday Open game which will remain at 24 boards.

Please note that we have added new games, as well as changed the masterpoint limits of other games.  This will only affect the week of May 25-31 to provide our non-life master players multiple opportunities to earn those SILVER masterpoints.  For a printable copy of this article, Click HERE

Click HERE for link to Triad Bridge Club Results.     

Click HERE for link to Cindy's Corner Online Results

Monday, May 25

10:00 am  Triad BC 0-499er Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

2:00 pm    Cindy’s Corner 0-99 Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

2:10 pm    Cindy’s Corner Open Game - 21 boards - 6 mins board - $8

 

Tuesday, May 26

10:00 am  Triad BC 0-99 Game  - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

10:10 am  Triad BC Open Game - 21 boards - 6 mins board - $8

2:00 pm    Cindy’s Corner 0-499er Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

NEW start time!   6:45 pm Triad BC Open Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $7

 

Wednesday, May 27

10:00 am  Cindy’s Corner 0-499er Game -18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

2:00 pm    Triad BC 0-99er Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

2:10 pm    Triad BC Open Game - 24 boards - 6 mins board - $8 

 

Thursday, May 28

10:00 am  Cindy’s Corner 0-299er Game - 18 boards -7 mins board - $8

2:00 pm    Triad BC 0-999er Game -18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

2:10 pm    Triad BC Open Game - 21 boards - 6 mins board - $8

 

Friday, May 29

10:00 am  Triad BC 0-499er Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

2:00 pm    Cindy’s Corner 0-99er Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

2:10 pm    Cindy’s Corner Open Game - 21 boards - 6 mins board - $8

 

Saturday, May 30

10:00 am  Triad BC 0-99er Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

10:10 am  Triad BC Open Game - 21 boards - 6 mins board - $8

2:00 pm    Cindy’s Corner 0-499er Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

 

Sunday, May 31

11:00 am  Cindy’s Corner 0-499er Game - 18 boards -7 mins board - $8

11:10 am  Cindy’s Corner 0-1500 Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

  • (Players with more than 1500 MPs may play if they have a partner with < 300 MPs.)

3:00 pm   Triad BC 0-99er Game - 18 boards - 7 mins board - $8

3:10 pm   Triad BC Open Game  - 21 boards - 6 mins board - $8

FURNITURE CITY BRIDGE & BRIDGE CENTER OF WINSTON-SALEM JOIN CONSORTIUM

May 17, 2020

FURNITURE CITY BRIDGE & BRIDGE CENTER OF WINSTON-SALEM JOIN CONSORTIUM

 

As no one knows how long it will be before we can play live games again, Furniture City Bridge and the Bridge Center of Winston-Salem have received invitations and decided to join the SE Carolina Online Bridge Club with about 20 or so other bridge clubs. 

 

Click HERE  for the link to our consortium's online bridge club. You will find the latest game schedule on this link, as well as information about the ACBL's "Silver Linings" Event the week of Monday, May 25 thru Sunday, May 31.  Please check the link as we plan to continue to add games.   Questions? ... contact Gloria Halstead at howlerdemondeacon@gmail.com, or text her at 202-213-5672.

 

The 18-board games are $5 for each game.  The SE Carolina Online Bridge Club shares a small portion of the proceeds with each member club.  Current weekly schedule is:

 

Monday - Wednesday - Friday

10:00 a.m. Open     

1:30 p.m. 199er        

 

Tuesday -  Thursday

9:45 am 199er         

1:45 pm Open        

 

"Silver Linings" games for the week of Monday, May 25 thru Sunday, May 31 cost $7 per game.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday thru Friday

9:45 am - 199er Game

10:00 am - Open Game

1:30 pm - 199er Game

1:45 pm  - Open Game

6:30 pm - 599er Game

Friday and Saturday

1:30 pm - 199er Game

1:45 pm - Open Game

6:30 pm - 599er Game

 

NOTE:  SE Carolina Online Bridge Club often gets confused with another club with an similar name (Southeast Carolina).  We are SE Carolina. The easiest way to eliminate the confusion is to add  VACB262410 to your follow list under the "People" tab on the right-hand side of your screen on BBO.  This will highlight VACB262410 in bright blue with white letters when you are registering making us really easy to find!

LONGEST DAY ONLINE EDITION JUNE 20 & 21

May 25, 2020

Because of these unique times, this year the special The Longest Day games will be held by online Virtual Clubs, from June 20-21 (Sat.-Sun.). Sanction fees will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association or Alzheimer Society of Canada.  You can also contribute to a fundraising team by Clicking HERE

 

Link to ACBL's Longest Day.  Keep reading for an example of how the Alzheimer’s Association is helping caregivers.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR THRU MAY 10

Throughout 2020, members of Unit 169 are automatically entered in the "Player of the Year" contest by attending at least eight Unit games and tournaments..  The award is based on the number of master points earned at these events.  A big thanks goes to Tim Stecker, our statistician for the year. 

Click image for the complete list.​  Or, Click HERE

 

MAY'S NEWEST LIFE MASTERS

May 1, 2020

Congratulations to Unit 169's newest Life Masters

 

Ruth Collins

Robert Fentress

Elaine Simmons

For a list of others who have moved up in rank, Click HERE.

FUN PHOTOS ARE ON WEBSITE

April 18, 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.

PLAYING ONLINE IS JUST A FEW CLICKS AWAY

March 22, 2020

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

 

You can play in a specially created game on Bridge Base Online (BBO) called "SUPPORT YOUR CLUBS..." and earn ACBL black masterpoints.  When you play in this specific game, you will be supporting your favorite club.  The system knows where you play most often and will automatically support that club each time you play.  Currently, three stratified games are offered at 10:00 am, 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm.  You can play on your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

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

For detailed information, Q&A, and updates, Click HERE.

Before you play, choose what device you will use, then follow these instructions::

  • From a COMPUTER (recommended), go to www.Bridgebase.com and become a member

  • From your TABLET, go to www.Bridgebase.com, or go to your APP STORE and download "Bridge Base Online" and play on their app

  • From your SMARTPHONE, go to your APP STORE and download "Bridge Base Online"

Simply log into your BBO account.  You will need to create one if you don’t already have one.  The account is free.

  • Note:  If you are NEW to BBO, when signing up for the first time we suggest you choose a username that will help your friends find you.  Consider using 169 (our Unit number), your last name and first initial for the remainder (example: 169SmithM) 

  • If one chooses, a Unit member can use the "Contact Us" form under "About Us" on the website to submit their name, BBO username, and email address to the CCBA webmaster who will create a registry to help our members find local partners to play online.  By submitting the form, one consents to having their information published.  The Registry can be found under "Clubs" - BBO Registry on the website.

 

Click on “ACBL World”

 

Click on “Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Game

  • Games pop up two hours before game time and, due to high demand, we recommend that you are logged in and registered two hours before the game.

  • Register to play by either adding your partner's username (they will need to be a member and logged in at the same time to accept the registration), or click on "Partnership Desk" and either add yourself to the list of single players with one of the two options (pay for yourself or have partner pay for you) or click and "Invite button" to invite someone to be your partner.  (To view a players profile, click on their usernames on the left).

  • Once you are registered, you can log off or do something else on your device.  Just make sure to log back in at least 10-15 minutes before game time.

  • At game time, you will automatically be taken to your table.  There is nothing else you need to do.

More information and help at:  https://www.acbl.org/clubsupportonlinegames/

 

BBO Mobile Help:  https://www.bridgebase.com/help/mobilehelp/mobile_help.php?v3b=web&v3v=5.2.3

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

Click HERE  for 2020

 

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