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 GAME CLUB MANAGER position available January 1, 2021.  APPLY NOW!  Click HERE for details.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  We will hold a virtual UNIT GAME on Saturday afternoon, December 19, with the general annual meeting preceeding the game.  Details will be forthcoming.

CONTRATULATIONS to our newest LIFE MASTER, Bordon Hooks.  Click HERE for the latest Changes in Rank.

FREE 3-MONTH ZOOM BEGINNER BRIDGE COURSE starts January 5.  Click HERE for information, schedule & registration.

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 for the rest of 2020 and until further notice 

 

 
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BBO SCHEDULE NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 6

Zoom Lessons Wednesday & Saturday / Central Carolina Mid-Flight Pairs & Double-Header Special on Saturday

November 29, 2020

Click HERE for weekly schedule

Click HERE for all Cindy's Corner results

Click HERE for all Triad Bridge Club results

 

WEDNESDAY: Free ZOOM lesson with Cindy after the 10:00 am game. 

SATURDAY:   "DOUBLE-HEADER" SPECIAL: Play in the morning game & pay 1/2 price for the afternoon Open game! / Central Carolina Mid-Flight Pairs (0-2000 MPs) at 10:00 am / Free ZOOM lesson with Peter after the last afternoon novice game.

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SE CAROLINA CONSORTIUM & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

Offering Virtual Games thru Bridge Base Online. 

November 30, 2020

FREE 3-MONTH ZOOM BEGINNER BRIDGE COURSE starts January 5.  Click HERE for information, schedule & registration.

 

NEW GAME FORMATS HOPEFULLY COMING SOON:  There are three potential Team game formats that may be coming soon on BBO:  (1) Regular 4-person Swiss Teams, (2) Knock-outs, and (3) 2-person Swiss Teams.  Even if ACBL-BBO does not implement these, it would be nice to figure out a way to do this so we could have fun inter-club meets.

Click HERE  FOR SCHEDULE  and link to the SE Consortium's (VACB262410) online bridge club consisting of SE Carolina, SE Charleston, SE Macon, and SE Winston-Salem Area clubs.  The SE Winston-Salem Area's online bridge club (VACB169961) consists of the following clubs:  Bridge at Rufty & Evergreen Bridge Club in Salisbury, Bridge Center of Winston-Salem in Winston-Salem, Furniture City Bridge Club in High Point, Great Deals & Great Expectations in Greensboro, Queen of Hearts Bridge Club & Ten of Clubs in Greensboro, and River Landing at Sandy Ridge in Colfax. 

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

 

Click HERE  for a printable document about 149 Live and 199 Live post mortems via ZOOM hosted by Gloria Halstead and Al Smith, and free ZOOM lessons starting September 22 on "Bidding in the 21st Century."

Click HERE   for a document on "Robots, Stacking & MP Awards"

Click HERE for a document with important information regarding "Rip-Off Alert, 99er Educational Games, BBO MP Awards, Open Game Table Stacking, and ACBL Guest Member Program."

Click HERE for more information about free ACBL guest membership.

You will find the latest game schedule, cost, results, lessons, and more! on these links.  Please check the links for updates and plan to continue to add games.  Questions? ... contact Gloria Halstead at winston.salem.bridge@gmail.com, or text her at 202-213-5672.

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!

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"VIRTUAL CHAT" AVAILABLE ON BBO

Information provided by Cindy Wright, Director of "Cindy's Corner"

December 4, 2020

Trial session Cindy's Corner Open Game December 4 at 2:00 pm

Voice chat only works “per table”, not a tournament level.  The director cannot send voice chat to all players, he has to join a table, ad add himself as a speaker to that table in order to chat.

 

The voice chat is not active by default.  Each player must click to activate voice first.  If they do not click the voice button, they will not hear the other players-even if the others are already chatting.  When there are active speakers at your table, the voice button turns yellow and when there are not, the voice button is blue.

 

How to start speaking or listening to the other players:

  • Click the voice button, which is located at the bottom right corner of the Chat area.

  • A yellow message will appear, informing you that you may speak, if you wish:  It will say ”You have been granted permission to speak at this table.”

  • At the top left corner of the screen, you will see a pop-up listing the other players-if any of them have also clicked voice-with a “start speaking” button.

  • Click “Start Speaking” to join the voice chat.  This will allow you to speak and also to hear the other speakers. 

  • When the round changes, the speakers will also change.  You need to click the voice button again if you wish to speak to your new opponents.

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UNIT CLUB MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE

Apply by December 15, 2020

December 1, 2020

The position is open to anyone who is a member in good standing of Unit 169 and has the appropriate ACBL Director status.  Unit 169 Club Manager is a paid position.  The Unit provides the bulk of game supplies.  The applicant provides his/her own computer and printer.  The initial term will run from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. 

 

The application for the position should be submitted in writing by December 15, 2020 to Dixie Culver, Unit 169 Secretary/Treasurer, by email at culverdix@yahoo.com

 

The "Club Director Agreement" is available for review upon request to Dixie.

Click HERE for more details and information about this position.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST LIFE MASTER

December 1, 2020

Congratulations to Borden Hooks of Mount Airy for attaining Life Master.

Click HERE for the most recent Changes in Ranks.

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NEW!  ACBL GUEST MEMBERSHIP FOR 120 DAYS ... FREE!

Limited Time!

October 28, 2020

Click HERE to sign up!

Play in Exclusive Games ... with your very own ACBL member number, you can play in unlimited club and tournament games! Loads of them are online, too.

Earn Up to 20 Masterpoints ... Show off your success when you win masterpoints! The points you earn can be seen in your online profile page the day after playing.

Get Emails with Your Results ... After you play, you'll get your results delivered directly to your inbox! An embedded link will take you to results for the rest of the field.

Read the Bridge Bulletin ...The world's best magazine for bridge lovers is posted online every month. It has tips, games, news from the world of bridge and more.

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ACBL ONLINE EVENT SCHEDULE

October thru December

October 15, 2020

​Visit ACBL.org or Click HERE for printable schedule of upcoming ACBL's Online Event Schedule on BBO that include the following:

Oct 15-18:  "FALL INTO BRIDGE" (Regionally-rated events)

Oct 26-Nov 1:  "CLUB APPRECIATION WEEK" (Upgraded masterpoints awards in Virtual Clubs)

Nov 7-8:  "NABC ROBOT INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP" (NABC Robot Individual practice tournament)

Nov 14-15:  "NABC ROBOT INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP" (NABC Robot Individual practice tournament)

Nov 21-23:  "NABC ROBOT INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP" (NABC Robot Individual practice tournament)

Nov 23-29:  "CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK" (Upgraded masterpoints awards in Virtual Clubs)

Nov 27-Dec 6:  "NORTH AMERICAN ONLINE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS" (Knockout and pair event)

Dec 17-20:  'WINTER WONDERLAND" (Regionally-rated events)

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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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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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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 2020 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

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ARCHIVES

Articles previously published on the website's Home page

October 28, 2020

Click HERE  for 2020

 

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