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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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REGISTRATION BEGINS 2 HOURS BEFORE ONLINE GAMES START.  PLEASE REGISTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.  

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

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

 

BBO SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 14 THRU SEPTEMBER 20

September 13, 2020

Click HERE for printable schedule

 

BBO NOW AVERAGES PARTNERS FOR ALL OPEN AND LIMITED GAMES' MITCHELL MOVEMENTS!  Partners will be averaged and the top third will be the "A" strat, the middle third will be the "B" strat, and the lowest third will be the "C" strat.

NOTE: 10:00 AM AVERAGED GAMES ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY ... TBC and CC 10:00 am games are for partnership who's average MP total is less than 200.  Players with more than 300 MPs are permitted so long as they are playing with someone who keeps the partnership's total MPs under 600 total.  This is to ensure the morning game remains a more casual and fun atmosphere.

THURSDAY TIME BACK TO 2:00 PM.  EARLY BIRD SPECIALFOR THURSDAY OPEN PAIRS ...Register by 1:05 pm and get next week's entry at HALF PRICE!​

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ... FREE INSTRUCTOR-LED LESSONS VIA ZOOM!  Details can be found on the schedule.

Click HERE for all results for Triad Bridge Club

Click HERE for all results for Cindy's Corner

PREVIEW CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT WEEK SEPT 21-27

September 13, 2020

A WHOLE WEEK OF CHARITY... AND EARN GOLD POINTS TO BOOT!  The last full week of September (Sep 21 thru Sep 27), the ABCL is hosting a once in a lifetime pandemic-driven opportunity to earn BIG gold points at the club level!  All week, virtual clubs will be running Upgraded Club Championship Games.  What does that mean?  Well, for starters... points will be DOUBLED (right now, they only get a x1.5 multiplier).  What's more, 1/4 OF THE POINTS ARE GOLD!!

In addition to the regularly-scheduled Cindy's Corner & Triad BC games that week, the TBC will be hosting 7 DAYS OF NIGHTLY CHARITY DINNERBELL PAIRS GAMES! 

  • 7:05pm, Monday thru Sunday

  • 18 boards, 6 min/bd... you'll be done by 9!

  • MP Payout is DOUBLE, and 25% gold, 75% black

  • Only $5!!!!

  • 100%... yes 100% of the proceeds go to charity (minus BBO & ACBL fees)

  • Open game, HOWEVER IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED THAT AT LEAST ONE PLAYER IN EVERY PARTNERSHIP HAVE LESS THAN 500 MASTERPOINTS.  We all love winning and earning points, but this is a a great opportunity to help our non-Life Master friends out by helping them earn their gold! 

  • Every night... 10 GUARANTEED PARTNERS available for non-Life Masters to play with! The games will be BIG and PAY LOTS OF GOLD POINTS!

"BATTLE ROYALE" VERSUS THE CHATANOOGA BRIDGE CLUB ... second match open to all 299er MPs Triad Bridge Club and Cindy's Corner 0-500 MPs on Friday, September 25, at 10:00 am

Click HERE  for full schedule and details.

Click HERE for all results for Triad Bridge Club

Click HERE for all results for Cindy's Corner

SE CAROLINA CONSORTIUM AND SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

August 22, 2020

Click HERE  for the schedule for the SE Consortium's (VACB262410) online bridge club consisting of SE Carolina, SE Charleston, SE Macon, and SE Winston-Salem Area clubs.

 

Click HERE  for the link to the SE Winston-Salem Area's (VACB169961) online bridge club consisting of 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 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."

 

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!

TRIAD BRIDGE CLUB'S CHARITY EVENT RESULTS

September 13, 2020

This past Thursday, September 10, the Triad BC hosted Charity games during the regularly scheduled pairs contests. Prior to the pandemic, the ACBL offered clubs the opportunity to host special "Charity-rated" games; these allowed clubs to double the masterpoint ratings in return for charging an extra $1/player entry fee that would go to a designated charity.  While that opportunity isn't really possible on our new BBO platform/guidelines, there's no reason we can't continue to play bridge while raising money for charity!

 

Overall winners of the three sections (Open game, 999er game, 299er game) each chose a local charity to donate to.  Donation amount was originally to be $1/entry, but the Open & 299er games were small enough that I just donated a flat $25 for those to games (4 & 3 tables, respectively).  The 999er game drew 10 tables, so $40 was donated there.

 

The overall winners of the three games, and the winners' designated charities, were:

 

Open Pairs - Rich Peffer & Marty Friedman - Urban Ministries of Greensboro

999er Pairs - Howell & Janet Riggins - Habitat for Humanity of Greensboro

299er Pairs - Susan Sittnick & Anita Persson - Hospice of the Piedmont

 

Moving forward, Triad BC  would like to continue to host charity events.  We all love playing bridge... what better way to make the game even more rewarding then to raise money for charity while we play!  I'm open to suggestions in this area, but I'd like to host at least one charity-based event per month!

MPs FOR ROBOT PAIRS

August 26, 2020

As of August 25, robot pairs will now be considered ineligible for masterpoint® awards. While the BBO results will show robot pairs receiving awards, this will change when your games are processed in Live for Clubs.

 

It is important to understand that all masterpoint awards shown on BBO are unofficial – the awards in Live for Clubs are the official awards.

 

Ineligible means that robots’ scores will not change, nor will their overall score that they achieve. Likewise, the results that human players achieve against them will not be adjusted. Human pairs will still receive their original scores, unless the director adjusts them. What does happen is that when awards are distributed, the robot pair will be “skipped.”

KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFO UPDATED

July 9, 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.

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

August 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     

 

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