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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GATE CITY SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT IN GREENSBORO, MAY 20-22, 2022Click HERE for flyer and more information.  Proof of vaccination required.  Masks are optional.  Click HERE for D7 policy regarding vaccination requirements.

 

The next UNIT GAME will be a Club Championship Game #5 at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 4, at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn, Greensboro. Players with 0-5 MPs play free!  Masks and proof of vaccination are not required at this time, but may be reinstated per state, county, city and venue directives.  

UNIT GAMES RESUME AT GEORGIA TAYLOR RECREATION CENTER IN JUNE.  REFER TO UNIT GAME CALENDAR FOR DATES.

UNIT 169's ANNUAL "LONGEST DAY" CHARITY GAME FUNDRAISER SUPPORTING ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION TO BE HELD JUNE 25 IN GREENSBORO.  DETAILS COMING SOON!

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GATE CITY (GREENSBORO NC) SECTIONAL, MAY 20-22

Proof of vaccination required.  Masks optional.  Click HERE for D7 policy.

 

May 14, 2022

The Greensboro Sectional will be held this coming Friday, May 20, thru Sunday, May 22, at the Bur-Mil Clubhouse & Event Center, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro NC 27410. 

 

  • Friday and Saturday's Open & 499er sessions start at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. 

  • Friday's games support the ACBL Grass Roots Fund, is regionally-rated, and pays more silver points at no extra cost!   Lunch available for purchase on Friday and Saturday.

  • 1st Place awards in the Unit 169 & District 7 Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Races will be presented before the start of the Friday afternoon session.  Click HERE for winners.

  • Sunday's Open & 499er Swiss Teams is a two-session event and starts at 10:00 am.   Catered lunch included for all Swiss Teams.

Open Pairs Strats:  by average: 0-1000 / 1000-2500 / 2500+, or Director's discretion

499er Strats:  0-100 / 100-300 / 300-500, or Director's discretion

Life Masters may play in 499er Pairs, but must have <500 MPs

Open Swiss Teams Strats:  by team average. 

499er Swiss Teams Strats:  no one can have more  than 499 MPs

ACBL members <5 MPs play FREE in Pairs games.  Student discount <age 25.

Lapsed members pay additional $4 fee per session. 

Non-ACBL members may join for one year at prevailing rate. (See Direction at tournament.)

TOURNAMENT CO-CHAIRMEN: 

Debbie Monroe - 336-848-7892 / debbiemonroe@bellsouth.net

Ted Edgar - 770-865-2351 / tededgar@bellsouth.net

PARTNERSHIP CHAIRMAN:

Rich Peffer - 336-402-5367  rpeffer325@att.net

HOST HOTEL:  Clarion Pointe, 7800 National Service Road, Greensboro

Call 336--454-0333, Option 2 for front desk, and ask for "Central Carolina/Greensboro Bridge Tournament Block" for room rate of $109 per night, plus tax.  Cut-off date May 5.

Click HERE for flyer, directions and maps.

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UNIT GAMES IN JUNE

May 14, 2022

The next UNIT GAME will be a Club Championship Game #5 at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 4, at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn, Greensboro. Players with 0-5 MPs play free!  Masks and proof of vaccination are not required at this time, but may be reinstated per state, county, city and venue directives.  

Masks and proof of vaccination are not required at this time, but may be reinstated per state, county, city and venue directives.

​Click HERE  for results for all Unit Games are available on Live for Clubs under club number 275628.  

 

Thank you for playing in the Upgraded Club Championship Unit Game #2 May 14.  Those earning masterpoints are:

61.61% - A - Ruth Short & Bill Peabody - 3.56 MPs

60.32% - A - Bruce Southard & David Idleman - 2.67 MPs

58.33% - A - Claudia Hale & Bob Hale - 2.00 MPs

57.74% - C - Suzanne Rhodes & Bob Rhodes - 1.83 MPs

54.23% - B - Faye Bowen & Judy Mendenhall - 1.37 MPs

51.49% - B - Johnnie Martin & Drew (Skip) Wilson - 1.03 MPs

47.09% - C - Kathryn Morris & John Lamanna - .96 MPs

52.91% - A - Debbie Monroe & Eric Lee  .89 MPs

48.81% - B - Jennifer Ward & Karen Abernethy - .77 MPs

51.32% - A - Susan Wesley & Jim Bean - .62 MPs

Click HERE for Unit Game Calendar and information.

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NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS NEEDED FOR UNIT 169​

May 15, 2022

Unit 169 is looking for new Officers and Directors to replace existing Board members who have their 2-year terms expiring this June and July. 

If you have interest in influencing the priorities and direction of the Unit, please contact Unit President Debbie Monroe (debbiemonroe@bellssouth.net / 336-848-7892) or Unit Secretary/Treasurer Dixie Culver (culverdix@yahoo.com / 336-288-7574).

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SE CAROLINA  & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

Two Week Game and Lesson Schedule

*  Election

*  Al Smith Bio

*  District 7 Unit and their Boards of Directors

*  New Partnership Model

*  Crazy Robot Games

*  Bridge Tidbit

*  SE Carolina Academy Lesson Info

*  SE  Online Club Special ACBL Games

May 14, 2022

Click HERE FOR NEWS AND SCHEDULE  for two weeks May 14 thru 29

 

​Click HERE  FOR RESULTS

Click HERE for BRIDGE ROADMAP ATLAS (Lessons)

Click HERE for information re "Table Limit & Open Game Stacking"

 

Click HERE for SE Carolina YouTube Channel

 

Click HERE for general information about the Consortium and SE Winston-Salem Online Bridge Club 

 

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THE "TIM STECKER PLAYER OF THE YEAR" AWARD

 May 14, 2022

The Unit's Player of the Year Award was renamed the "Tim Stecker Player of the Year Award" in honor of our board member and statistician for the award, Tim, who passed away in June, 2020.  The award was suspended due to COVID preventing in-person bridge, but has now been reinstated now that we are back at the tables!.

The award is based on the number of master points earned at our Saturday Unit Games and at our  tournaments (Piedmont Triad NLM Regional and Open Sectional, Greensboro Sectional and Winston Salem Sectional).  In order to win you have to be a member of Unit 169 and play in at least eight Unit Games.  The person with the most master points at the end of the year wins our Unit’s most prestigious "Tim Stecker Player of the Year Award."

Click HERE for Leaderboard Standings

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DISTRICT 7

VACCINATION AND MASK POLICY

May 1, 2022

District 7 is following the ACBL policy of requiring all tournament attendees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. “Fully vaccinated” means that it has been at least two weeks since you received the second Pfizer or Moderna shot, or since you received a single-dose vaccine. Please do not plan to attend any District 7 regional or sectional unless you can provide proof of vaccination. No exceptions will be allowed. In addition, District 7 encourages, but does not require, each eligible individual to get the booster shot when it becomes available to you.

Whether at the NABC or at a sectional or regional, attendees should be prepared by bringing masks to the tournament playing areas in the event the Community Level rate changes to “High.” Masks are still recommended for attendees who are at high risk for severe illness or otherwise are a member of a vulnerable population. We also ask attendees to be courteous and wear a mask if seated at table with a high-risk player who asks for tablemates to wear masks.

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2022 ACBL WEBSITE

Grass Roots FUNd Month

May 14, 2022

MAY IS GRASS ROOTS FUNd MONTH FOR FACE-TO-FACE CLUBS!  During this month, any (or all!) sanctioned club sessions can be run as a special Grass Roots FUNd game.

Funds raised during these special games are returned to each individual district so that they can support and promote their local Grand National Teams and North American Pairs events.

Virtual Clubs event

To further support the Grass Roots Funds, the virtual clubs will also have an event – Grass Roots Weekend!

Simply play in your usual virtual club game on May 14-15 (Saturday and Sunday), and you’ll win double black points while also supporting your district’s local efforts to promote and fund Grand National Teams and North American Pairs events.

Click HERE  for ACBL website

 

Click HERE  for the current online issue of the "Bridge Bulletin"

 

Click HERE for the results of the 2022 NABC

Click HERE  for all ACBL Upcoming Events

Click HERE  for ACBL Online Event Calendar January thru June, 2022

Click HERE  to read ACBL Visitor Policy for Virtual Games (Updated 11/05/21) 

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!

The website has a special page where photos are posted from Unit events.  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.

Unit 169 Events, Gatherings, Newsletters and More!

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KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFO UPDATED

Directory Listings & Email Blasts

Click HERE for illustrated instructions on how to update your contact information (and other) through the ACBL website.

 

Changes to your contact information must be submitted to ACBL.  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 make any changes through the ACBL.org website, or send 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

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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Articles previously published on the website's Home page

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