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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WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS

 

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

 

NEW BBO SCHEDULE WEEK OF AUGUST 3 - 9

August 2, 2020

THE 5-MINUTE RULE:  Registration starts two hours before game time.  Please register as early as possible; then you may step away and do something else.  Make sure you log back into BBO five minutes before the game starts.  We sometimes have problems with people being blocked or unable to log back in. 

​It is very helpful for the directors to know whether there is going to be one section or two, and whether it is most fair to play two boards or three boards a round.  When you register in the last five to 10 minutes prior to game time, it is extremely difficult to set up the best movement and try to get blocked players into the game.  When things such as these happen at the last minute, the director can't resolve them all.  This results in people being unable to play.

Back by popular demand, is Mentoring Week on Monday and Wednesday mornings this week only!   We will also allow 0-299 averaging on all 0-299er games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

NEW SCHEDULE on Tuesday and Thursday mornings!  $5 entry fee for 0-99er and Open games!

​Our latest schedule will run Monday, August 3 thru Sunday, August 9.  

Monday, August 3

  • 10:00 am - 0-299er - average/Mentoring TBC - 18 boards, $6

  • 2:00 pm - 0-99er - Cindy's Corner - 18 boards, $6

  • 2:10 pm - Open - Cindy's Corner - 18 boards, $6

Tuesday, August 4

  • 10:00 am - 0-99er - NEW GAME TBC - 18 boards, $5

  • 10:10 am - Open - NEW GAME TBC - 18 boards, $5

  • 2:00 pm - 0-499er - Cindy's Corner - 18 boards, $6

  • 6:45 pm - 0-199er - TBC - 18 boards, $6

  • 6:50 pm - Open - TBC - 18 boards, $6

Wednesday, August 5

  • 10:00 am - 0-299er - average/Mentoring Cindy's Corner - 18 boards, $6

  • 2:00 pm - 0-99er - TBC - 18 boards, $6

  • 2:10 pm - Open - TBC - 24 boards, $7

Thursday, August 6

  • 10:00 am - 0-99er - NEW GAME Cindy's Corner - 18 boards, $5

  • 10:10 am - Open - NEW GAME Cindy's Corner - 18 boards, $5

  • 2:00 pm - 0-299er - NEW GAME (not average) TBC - 18 boards, $6

  • 2:10 pm - 0-999er - TBC - 18 boards, $6

Friday, August 7

  • 10:00 am - 0-299er - average - TBC - 18 boards, $6

  • 2:00 pm - 0-99er - Cindy's Corner - 18 boards, $6

  • 2:10 pm - Open - Cindy's Corner - 18 boards, $6

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Saturday, August 8

  • 2:00 pm - 0-199er - TBC - 18 boards, $6

  • 2:10 pm - Open - TBC - 18 boards, $6

Sunday, August 9

  • 2:00 pm - 0-499er - TBC - 24 boards, $7

  • 2:10 pm - Open - TBC 24 boards, $7

WELCOME NEW CCBA BOARD MEMBERS

July 28, 2020

Central Carolina Bridge Association is pleased to welcome incoming Board members Rich Peffer, Diane Pusch and  Chris Shepard.  Their terms expire July, 2022.  A list, photos and bios of the complete Board of Directors can be found HERE

SE CAROLINA ONLINE BRIDGE SCHEDULE BEGINNING JUNE 1

May 31, 2020

As no one knows how long it will be before we can play live games again, Furniture City Bridge and the Bridge Center of Winston-Salem have received invitations and decided to join the SE Carolina Online Bridge Club with about 20 or so other bridge clubs. 

 

Click HERE  for the link to our consortium's online bridge club. You will find the latest game schedule on this link.  Please check the link as we plan to continue to add games.   Questions? ... contact Gloria Halstead at howlerdemondeacon@gmail.com, or text her at 202-213-5672.

 

The 18-board games are $5 for each game.  The SE Carolina Online Bridge Club shares a small portion of the proceeds with each member club.  Current weekly schedule is:

 

99er Game - 9:45 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 

299er Game - 9:45 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

299er Game - 1:30 pm Monday thru Sunday

Open Game - 10:15 am Monday thru Friday

Open Game - 2:00 pm Monday thru Sunday

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!

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

March 22, 2020

Be well.  Stay inside.  Wash your hands.  Don't touch your face. Play bridge online.

 

You can play in a specially created game on Bridge Base Online (BBO) called "SUPPORT YOUR CLUBS..." and earn ACBL black masterpoints.  When you play in this specific game, you will be supporting your favorite club.  The system knows where you play most often and will automatically support that club each time you play.  Currently, three stratified games are offered at 10:00 am, 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm.  You can play on your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

New to BBO …  Click HERE  for a tutorial on how to play on BBO. 

For detailed information, Q&A, and updates, Click HERE.

Before you play, choose what device you will use, then follow these instructions::

  • From a COMPUTER (recommended), go to www.Bridgebase.com and become a member

  • From your TABLET, go to www.Bridgebase.com, or go to your APP STORE and download "Bridge Base Online" and play on their app

  • From your SMARTPHONE, go to your APP STORE and download "Bridge Base Online"

Simply log into your BBO account.  You will need to create one if you don’t already have one.  The account is free.

  • Note:  If you are NEW to BBO, when signing up for the first time we suggest you choose a username that will help your friends find you.  Consider using 169 (our Unit number), your last name and first initial for the remainder (example: 169SmithM) 

  • If one chooses, a Unit member can use the "Contact Us" form under "About Us" on the website to submit their name, BBO username, and email address to the CCBA webmaster who will create a registry to help our members find local partners to play online.  By submitting the form, one consents to having their information published.  The Registry can be found under "Clubs" - BBO Registry on the website.

 

Click on “ACBL World”

 

Click on “Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Game

  • Games pop up two hours before game time and, due to high demand, we recommend that you are logged in and registered two hours before the game.

  • Register to play by either adding your partner's username (they will need to be a member and logged in at the same time to accept the registration), or click on "Partnership Desk" and either add yourself to the list of single players with one of the two options (pay for yourself or have partner pay for you) or click and "Invite button" to invite someone to be your partner.  (To view a players profile, click on their usernames on the left).

  • Once you are registered, you can log off or do something else on your device.  Just make sure to log back in at least 10-15 minutes before game time.

  • At game time, you will automatically be taken to your table.  There is nothing else you need to do.

More information and help at:  https://www.acbl.org/clubsupportonlinegames/

 

BBO Mobile Help:  https://www.bridgebase.com/help/mobilehelp/mobile_help.php?v3b=web&v3v=5.2.3

Be well. Stay inside. Wash your hands. Don't touch your face. Play bridge online! 

Click HERE  for 2020

 

Click HERE  for 2017 thru 2019

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