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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IN-PERSON BRIDGE RESUMING: 

  • Click HERE for GREENSBORO TRIAD BRIDGE CLUB, Mondays beginning June 21 at Guilford College United Methodist Church, 1205 Fleming Road, with Peter J. Boyd-Bowman directing.  Open game at 12:30 pm.  More detailed info will be announced. 

  • Click HERE  for MARTINSVILLE VA 2nd & 4th Thursdays 1:30 pm at  Chatmoss Country Club, 550 Mt. Olivet Road, Martinsville VA. Reservations required. 

  • Click HERE  for WINSTON-SALEM GEORGIA TAYLOR REC CENTER:  Mondays (Happy Hearts) and Fridays (Grand Slammers) beginning June 21 and June 25 , at the Georgia Taylor Recreation Center, 1471 West Clemmonsville Road.  Open games start at 12:30 pm, June 21 and Friday. 

  • Click HERE  for WINSTON-SALEM SOUTH FORK COMMUNITY CENTER  beginning Tuesdays, June 22, 4403 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.  0-99, 0-499 and Open games begin at 12:30 pm,  

UNIT 169's PARTICIPATION IN "THE LONGEST DAY" FUNDRAISER FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 19, AND SUNDAY, JUNE 20.  THERE WILL BE A SILENT AUCTION TO PLAY WITH THE UNIT'S STAR PLAYERS.  Click HERE for more information.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST LIFE MASTER, ROBERT BUTTERFOSS of Winston-Salem.  Click HERE for the recent Changes in Ranks.

"CRUISE WITH CONFIDENCE" PROGRAM EXTENDED THRU JULY 31, 2021.  Click HERE for details about the Unit 169 Bridge Cruise.

 

DISTRICT 7 REGIONAL IN ATLANTA, GA AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 6, 2021.  Click HERE for details.

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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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST  LIFE MASTER

June 1, 2021

Congratulations to Robert Butterfoss of Winston-Salem on becoming Unit 169's newest Life Master.

Click HERE for the most recent Changes in Ranks.

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LONGEST DAY FUNDRAISER & SILENT AUCTION, JUNE 19 & 20

Swiss Teams, Pairs Games, 4-is-Enough Pairs Game

May 15, 2021

Our traditional The Longest Day Alzheimer's Association fundraiser will be held on BBO on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20th.  Peter J. Boyd-Bowman (peterboydbowman@yahoo.com), Rich Peffer (rpeffer325@att.net), and Cindy Wright (crwbridge@yahoo.com) have generously agreed to donate their directors' fees for a total of eight pairs and team games.  The charge for each game is $10, with 100% of game proceeds going directly to the Alzheimer's Association.

The following players have generously agreed to partner with the highest bidder for an online game (details to be worked out individually):

 

Bill Wisdom ** Bob Hale ** Bruce Southard ** Cathy McLeod ** Cindy Wright ** Dwight Meredith ** Frank Burgess ** Josh Hoffman ** Kathie Dwyer ** Kent Leggett ** Nancy Fitzgerald ** Peter J. Boyd-Bowman ** Rich Peffer ** Tom May

If you would like to bid on any of these players, send an email to tewkesbury@mac.com with the player's name in the subject line.  In the body of the email, indicate the top price you are willing to pay.  If you would like to bid on multiple star players, send a separate email for each player.  In the event of tie bids, the first bidder wins.  Emails must be received by 9:00 pm on Sunday, June 20. 

The lucky winners will receive a notification email early the following week.  If you have any questions about the process of this Alzheimer's fundraiser, contact Fran Tewkesbury at tewkesbury@mac.com

 

If you would like to make an additional contribution, mail your check payable to "Alzheimer's Association" to Fran Tewkesbury at 1005 Country Club Drive, Greensboro NC 27408.  Your contribution will count toward our Unit 169 fundraising total.

Saturday, June 19: 

  • Swiss Teams:  0-300 (by average) at 9:45 am & Open at 10:00 am.  Director:  Peter.  Send team's names (indicating Captain) to Peter beforehand.

  • Pairs Games:  399er at 1:50 pm & Open at 2:00 pm.  Director:  Rich

  • 4-is-Enough Pairs:  7:00 pm.  Director:  Cindy / Similar to 8-is-Enough, except this is Pairs.  0-300=1 / 300-1000=2 / 1000+=3.  A pair can have up to 4 combined "points."  So, for instance, an Open player with >1000 MPs will need to play with a 0-300 MP player.  Watch for details regarding the process to sign up as an individual or a regular pair.

Sunday, June 20:

  • Pairs Games:  99er at 1:40 pm, 399er at 1:50 pm, and Open at 2:00 pm.  (Director: Peter)

 

Click HERE to go to the Alzheimer's Association website.

Click HERE for an example of how the Alzheimer's Association is helping caregivers.

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NEW!  BBO SCHEDULE JUNE 7-13 / UNIT GAME / NAP QUALIFERS

New times & Strats  / UNIT GAMES JUNE 12 / NAP Qualifiers (Top half of each flight qualifies) 2x MPs

June 6, 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: 

*  ALL AFTERNOON GAMES START AT EITHER 1:00 PM (LIMITED GAMES) OR 1:05 PM (OPEN)

*  MON & FRI MORNINGS:  NLM game at 9:30 am, $4

*  MON AFTERNOON:  NAP QUALIFERS, $7

*  MON, TUES, WED, FRI AFTERNOONS:  199er & 499er Combined Game at 1:00 pm / Open game at 1:05 pm

*  WED MORNING:  NLM game at 9:30 am, $6 INCLUDES FREE ZOOM LESSON w/Cindy after am game

*  THUR AFTERNOON:  LIMITED GAMES ONLY 

*  SAT MORNING:  UNIT GAMES:  <500 AT 9:50 am & Open at 10:00 am, $7/ NAP QUALIFIER (81.8% MP rating)

*  SAT AFTERNOON:  NAP QUALIFIERS, $7

*  SUN AFTERNOON:  NAP QUALIFIERS, $7

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SE CAROLINA CONSORTIUM & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

Offering Virtual Games thru Bridge Base Online.  

June 5, 2021

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DISTRICT 7 REGIONAL IN ATLANTA, GA

August 31 - September 6, 2021 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel

May 30, 2021

Click HERE for flyer and schedule

Vaccinations required and masks required in foyer and player areas, with exceptions for qualifying medical conditions or firmly held religious beliefs, to be determined by ACBL on case-by-case basis.  To request an exception form, email josephcsherwood@gmail.com

Hotel is at the intersection of I-75 and I-285.  Bridge rate is $124 plus tax and tourism fees.  Price good thru August 9.  Cancellation 72 hours prior to arrival date (one-night, non-refundable afterward).  FREE parking.  For reservations, call 800-468-3571 and ask for District 7 bridge rate.

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BOOK NOW FOR BRIDGE CRUISE, NOV 14

"Cruise with Confidence" program extended thru July 31, 2021

Click HERE  for detailed information about health and safety procedures

June 1, 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 July 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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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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