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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GRAND NATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING GAME - MONDAY, JANUARY 31.  Click here for information.

CONTACT DIRECTOR, RICH PEFFER, AT 336-402-5367 OR Rpeffer325@att.net TO MAKE RESERVATIONS  FOR NEXT UNIT GAME ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at the Guilford College United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 1205 Fleming Road, Greensboro.  Game starts at 1:00 pm.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING will be held at 10:45 am and is open to all Unit members.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  UNIT 169 NLM REGIONAL AND OPEN SECTIONAL COMING TO GREENSBORO FEBRUARY 24 THRU 27, 2022!

 
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GRAND NATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING GAME

Monday, January 31 

 

January 27, 2022

WHO:  ALL PLAYERS IN OUR UNIT-FLIGHT C (0-500), FLIGHT B (500-2500), FLIGHT A (2500+)

Flight eligibility will be established by ACBL’s September 2021 masterpoint cycle. This information will be produced on August 6, 2021, in Horn Lake, MS. Masterpoints won after this cycle will not impact flight eligibility for these events.

 

WHERE:  Georgia Taylor Recreation Center

                1471 West Clemmonsville Road  Winston-Salem

                Director:  Cindy Wright 336-407-9842

 

WHEN:  MONDAY, JANUARY 31   12:30 P.M.

 

The District 7 Board of Directors voted unanimously to waive qualifying to compete in the District 7 2021-2022 GNT Finals.  There were few opportunities in clubs and online for many D7 members to qualify.

Teams can compete in the 2021-2022 District 7 GNT finals regardless of qualifying in a GNT club level qualifier game.

GNT Open, Flight A (0-6000) and Flight B (0–2500) finals will be held in West Columbia, SC, May 14-15, 2022.  Online team pre-registration is required by May 5.  Game times are 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. The link to the West Columbia GNT/Sectional flyer is attached at the very bottom of this page. 

GNT Flight C (NLM up to 500) finals will be held online April 30 at 10:00 am. Online team pre-registration is required by April 22.  This will be a single day Swiss event.  In addition, there will be a practice online Swiss event with mentors for the Flight C team players as was done last year.

Pre-register online with team member’s names & ACBL numbers: https://forms.office.com/r/855aJCKdiY.

The National GNT Finals will be in Providence, RI, starting July 13, 2022. The playing site is The Rhode Island Convention Center. A travel stipend will be awarded to the winning teams of the district GNT finals to help defray the expense of traveling to the Providence NABC.

For questions contact District 7 GNT Coordinator, Brian Hingerty, 615-525-7906, behingerty@bellsouth.net

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UNIT GAMES IN FEBRUARY
Reservations required for Unit Game.  Contact Rich Peffer at 336-402-5367 or Rpeffer325@att.net.

 

January 23, 2022

The next UNIT GAME will be SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 at 1:00 pm at the Guilford College United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1205 Fleming Road in Greensboro.   0-5 MPs play FREE! 

 

The Board of Directors' Meeting will be held at 10:45 am and is open to all Unit members.

 

MASKS ARE MANDATORY due to the increase in COVID cases.  Please present your proof of vaccination at the door if you haven't already texted or emailed a copy of your card to the Director, Rich Peffer at 336-402-5367 or Rpeffer325@att.net.

​Results for all Unit Games are available on Live for Clubs under club number 275628.  Link here: https://my.acbl.org/club-results/275628

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PIEDMONT TRIAD NLM REGIONAL and OPEN SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Coming Soon to Greensboro!

February 24-27, 2022

December 12 , 2021

We encourage all non-life master players with less than 750 masterpoints to attend Unit 169's Piedmont Triad's Non-Life Master Regional.  What could be more special than to earn gold at a local Regional just for you!  Non-life masters may elect to and are welcome to play in the Piedmont Triad Sectional, which awards silver masterpoints.  

 

These are two separate tournaments held on the same days, same times, in the same location:  Gujarati Cultural Association of the Piedmont, 127 Landmark Drive, Greensboro NC 27409

 

Some of the highlights at the tournaments:

  • Education Fund Thursday earns more Silver MPS

  • Jerry Helms (Bridge Bulletin's "Ask Jerry" columnist) guest speaker and free lesson on Friday and Saturday

  • Free drinks and snacks every day@

  • Free hot dog lunch on Thursday

  • Lunch available for purchase on Friday and Saturday

  • Catered lunch for all Swiss teams on Sunday

PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION AND PHOTO ID AT CHECK-IN.  MASKS REQUIRED.  

Since indoor temperatures vary and are hard to control in a large venue, you may wish to bring a shawl, jacket or sweater for your comfort. 

For a Regional flyer, Click HERE

For a Sectional flyer, Click HERE

 

Click HERE  to read how masterpoints are awarded by the ACBL

Click HERE for requirements by rank for those who joined before January 1, 2010

Click HERE for requirements by rank for those who joined or reinstated after January 1, 2010

Click HERE for specific information on "HOW TO EARN GOLD AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD NLM REGIONAL,"


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DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS
Piedmont Triad NLM Regional & Piedmont Triad Sectional

February 24-27

 

January 17, 2022

WHO:  Unit 169 has always been known for its hospitality.  In the past, we have sought our membership's additional support of our tournaments by bringing edibles and other refreshments. This year will be different.

 

WHAT:  Instead, we are asking for monetary donations.

WHY:  Due to COVID-19, we are taking extreme caution for your health and safety by providing packaged snacks and treats rather than asking you to donate homemade baked goods and treats. 

 

WHEN:  Now!  We are accepting donations in the form of a check payable to "Central Carolina Bridge Association" 

WHERE:  Please mail your contribution to the tournament chairman, Cindy Wright, 189 Golden Bear Lane, Clemmons NC 27012 ... or ... you may give your donation to Cindy at any of the face-to-face games in Winston-Salem.  The Unit sincerely thanks you for your generosity.  

See you at the bridge table!

Volunteers are needed in other areas throughout the tournament.  If you are willing to help, contact Cindy at 336-407-9842 or crwbridge@yahoo.com 

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THE "TIM STECKER PLAYER OF THE YEAR" AWARD

January 6, 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."

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SE CAROLINA  & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

• Understanding Masterpoint (MP) Game Awards

• BBO Thinks You Are Not Online Problem

• Continuation of Early Evening Games

• Afternoon and Evening Open Game Robot Experiment

• SE Carolina Academy Lesson Info

• Two Week Game and Lesson Schedule

 

January 23, 2022

Click HERE  FOR NEWS AND SCHEDULE for two weeks January 23 thru February 6

 

​Click HERE  FOR RESULTS

NEW!  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 

ACBL VISITOR POLICY FOR VIRTUAL GAMES (Updated 11/45/2021), Big Games in October ... Click HERE  to read. 

 

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DISTRICT 7 ON-LINE NEWS

TOURNAMENT VACCINATION POLICY

December 24

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.

Any tournament staffed by the ACBL requires masking of players, staff, and volunteers unless community transmission rate is below “substantial” (as determined by the CDC or a similar metric from a health agency) a week before the start date of the tournament. Whether or not masks are required, masking is always recommended. This ACBL policy does not countermand any ordinance or law in effect at the site of the tournament.

 

 

 

 

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2022 ACBL WEBSITE

Junior Fund Games in January / February is Educational Foundation Month / Valentine's Weekend Virtual Event

January 24, 2022

January is Junior Fund Month for in-person clubs. All sessions this month can be run as a Junior Fund game, which will award double regular club black points. Check with your local club for details.  

The month of February is ACBL Educational Foundation Month! For face-to-face clubs, this means all sessions during the month can be run as an Educational Foundation game. Not only will these special games award double regular club black masterpoints, but also part of each entry fee will go to the ACBL Educational Foundation.
 
For those who play online, there will be an Educational Foundation Week (Mon.-Sun., Feb. 21-27) in the virtual clubs. These games will also raise funds for this worthy organization and award double the normal club black points.

Also in February is the Valentine’s Weekend special event in the virtual clubs (Sat.-Sun., Feb 12-13). Jump start your Valentine’s Day festivities by playing bridge! All virtual club games will award double regular club points, and they will be half-red/half-black.

Click HERE  for ACBL website

 

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

 

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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ARCHIVES

Articles previously published on the website's Home page

Click HERE for 2021

Click HERE  for December 2020

Click HERE  for 2020 thru 11/30/20

 

Click HERE  for 2017 thru 2019