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WELCOME

to Central Carolina Bridge Association, an organization for duplicate bridge

in Central North Carolina, bringing players of all skill levels together.

Latest News​​

  • Masterpoint winners and all Gate City Sectional results  Here

 

  • David Idleman wins Jefferson Trophy at Greensboro's Gate City Sectional   More

  • Supervised Play & Learn June 7, 21 & 28   More​​​​

  • Results of May 18 Unit game   More

  • Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKinney tournament race results  More

  • Growth & Development Grants  More​​​

  • "District 7 News"  April thru June  Here

  • Unit 169 Boosters Membership  More

  • ACBL free membership  More

Upcoming Events​​​  ​​​​

  • June 29 - Unit Game & Silent Auction supports Alzheimer's "The Longest Day" More

 

  • July 20 - Unit Championship Game & Board of Directors' Meeting in Greensboro

  • August 3 - North American Pairs (NAP) Qualifier in Winston-Salem

  • August 16-18 - Winston Salem Summer Sectional    More

Learn & Practice​

  • Supervised Play & Learn  June 7, 21 & 28  More​​

 

  • 0-499 Game with free lesson at noon on Tuesdays in Winston-Salem   More   

  • 0-1000 bridgeLITE Game Tuesdays in Greensboro   More 

  • 0-299 Game  Fridays in Winston-Salem  More

Send updates for the website to the webmaster, Claudia Hale at cmughale@gmail.com

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CCBA Supports "The Longest Day" 

Unit Game and Auction 

Click HERE for pictures of some of the auction items!

Saturday, June 29 at Fellowship Presbyterian Church

2005 New Garden Road, Greensboro

The June 29 Unit game at the Fellowship Presbyterian Church at 2005 New Garden Road in Greensboro is a special Alzheimer’s charity game in honor of The Longest Day. Our traditional silent auction will be conducted at and before the game (via emailing bids) and we are offering a number of new auction items this year.  The fee for this game is $10, with 100% of game proceeds going directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. Game time is 1:00 pm.


Among the many silent auction items are games with some of the best players in the Unit, lessons with some of the best teachers in the Unit, artwork from some of the most talented artists in the Unit, food from some of the Unit’s best cooks, and even a lake-front bridge weekend with two of our best players.


The individual players are:

  • Jim Bean

  • Peter J. Boyd-Bowman

  • Bob Hale

  • Josh Hoffman

  • David Idleman

  • Tom May

  • Joanne McCluskey

  • Rich Peffer

  • Barbara Pomer

  • Bill Wisdom

  • Cindy Wright

 

Additionally:

  • Cocktails and a farm-to-table dinner for 6 prepared by chef Debbie Elston.  You and your guests will dine under the stars at Debbie's lovely home.

  • Martha and Mark Meyer will provide a two-day bridge-immersion experience at their Smith Mountain Lake house for one lucky partnership (one or two nights).

  • Rich Peffer is offering three-hour bridge lesson and play session for four people at your home or his. Enter your bid as an individual, a partnership or a foursome.

  • Barbara Pomer is offering a combined game and lesson that will include up to two hours of pre- and post-game analysis of the play.

  • Claudia Hale will provide coasters and—new this year!—a 2025 wall calendar featuring her original artwork.

  • Brenda Garzia will do dinner for two, with the cuisine of your choice.

  • Dixie Culver is offering her very popular poolside cocktail party.

  • Shelia and Mark Bertoldi will host you for a dinner at the Greensboro Country Club.

  • Bill Peabody has donated his entire and extensive bridge library to the Unit, and we will be offering each of his books for sale.

 

If you are unable to attend the game, you can participate in the auction by emailing your highest bid to Fran Tewkesbury at tewkesbury@mac.com by Saturday June 29 at noon.


If you would like to make your own gift to the Alzheimer’s Association, you can send your tax-deductible contribution, via check made out to Alzheimer’s Association, to:
Fran Tewkesbury
1005 Country Club Drive
Greensboro 27408


Your gift will count toward our Unit’s The Longest Day fundraising efforts, which in the past have landed us among the top bridge unit contributors in the U.S.  If you have any questions, contact Fran Tewkesbury at 336-202-3357 or tewkesbury@mac.com.

Judy Hellen and friends are offering Supervised Play and Learn on Fridays during June. Bring your bridge buddies or come alone to meet up with other players.

 

Here's what to expect. You will bid and play prepared hands. After two hands we will discuss the likely bidding, the lead and the play. One or more experienced players will be there to assist you. 

Dates: Fridays, June 7, 21, and 28

Time: 9:30 am - Noon

Location: Fellowship Presbyterian Church,

2005 New Garden Rd, Greensboro

Cost: $10 each session

Supervised Play has been very popular in the past. These sessions will continue beyond June provided there is enough interest. Drop me a note if you want to see more sessions. 

Although reservations are not required, for planning purposes please notify Judy in advance at Judy@LearnBridgeGSO.com or text/call 336.558.3613.

Judy Hellen announces

Supervised Play and Learn

June Schedule

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Unit Games: Latest Results and Next Game

 

The next Unit Game will be held Saturday, June 29 at the Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 2005 New Garden Road in Greensboro.  This is our annual charity game supporting "The Longest Day," along with our silent auction.  Game starts at 1:00 pm. 

Thank you for playing in the Unit Championship Game on May 18.  Those players earning masterpoints are:

67.59% - Eric Lee & Tom May - 3.75 MPs

66.67% - Bruce Southard & David Idleman - 2.81 MPs

64.81% - Barbara Howarth & Suzanne Rhodes - 2.23 MPs

62.76% - Dixie Culver & Joanne McClusky - 1.88 MPs

59.63% - Fran Tewkesbury & Debbie Monroe - 1.32 MPs

56.25% - Andy Symmes & Barbara Pomer - 1.25 MPs

55.56% - Chris Shepard & Robert Powell - 0.94 MPs

53.91% - Kathy Dwyer & Don Bosken - 0.66 MPs

50.28% - Susan Hill & Pam Krueger - 1.22 MPs

39.12% - Sunny Lawson & Betsy Oakley - 0.92 MPs

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

Click HERE for Unit Game Calendar and information.

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Unit 169 Boosters

Click HERE for information.

 

Our mission is to provide challenging and fun bridge tournament experiences for Central Carolina Bridge Association members.
 

Our focus is to successfully execute four quality bridge tournaments each year.  This entails using great venues with easy access and parking, clean facilities, providing appropriate snacks and beverages, and using qualify ACBL directors.  In order to achieve this goal, we need additional financial support. 

We are asking our friends who love this game to help.  The cost of hosting a quality tournament has increased and, as we build back
our attendance at our tournaments, entry fees do not completely cover our cost.  Therefore, we are seeking a yearly contribution from those who can and are willing to help Unit 169.

By securing appropriate funding up front, we can plan and budget appropriately for each tournament.  There will be recognition and appr
eciation events for those who join.
 

We hope you will support us.  We appreciate checks in the amount of your choosing, made payable to:

 

“Central Carolina Bridge Association”

and mailed to

2318 Kirkpatrick Place, Greensboro NC 27408

 

Please contact Dixie Culver, Unit Secretary/Treasurer, at:  culverdix@yahoo.com or (336) 457-7107 if you have any questions

Grants
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Unit 169 Offering Growth & Development Grants

Fillable Application Form Found Here

Unit 169 would like to encourage local bridge teachers, directors, club managers and players to start new activities that promote the learning and enjoyment of bridge.  To help foster the startup and success of these activities, the Unit is offering small monetary grants ($200-$400) to be used in a maximum 6-month time period, in support of certain activities. 

Guidelines used in evaluation of the grant applications:

  • preference to educational initiatives

  • mindful that grants should not be reimbursing clubs or individuals for costs that would be spent in any case (rent, ACBL dues, etc)

  • encourage efforts/programs that can be expanded into other areas of the Unit

  • give preference to new projects over existing ones

Some areas where these Growth and Development Grants can be used:

  • educational programs

  • development of new players (supervised play, mentoring programs, etc.)

  • outreach to lapsed members

  • integration of social players and groups

  • startup costs to get a new club, social group, youth program up and running.

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District 7 Website

"District 7 News" - April thru June

 

Per Jane Champion, District 7 Secretary: 

"The District 7 Board of Directors met in Myrtle Beach on December 30, 2023 where the board approved an increase in entry fees at all regionals from $14.00 per player session to $15.00, effective in Hilton Head.  This increase is due to an increase that ACBL is charging for Technical Directors staffing the tournaments.

 

The new entry fee will go into effect in Hilton Head and still represents (or matches) the lowest regional tournament entry fee charged by any other District in the USA." 

Per Blondelle Grant, District 7 Growth & Development Chair: 

"District 7 has allocated funds to support local activities designed to grow our bridge community. Funding opportunities are now open to our Clubs."  Click HERE for details and guidelines.

Click HERE  for the new "Find a Tournament" featuring Entry Express

Click HERE  for District 7's Goodwill Message

Click HERE  for the list of National Charity Committee Members appointed by D7 Directors.  Unit 169 members include:  Cindy Wright - Clemmons NC (2019), Bob and Claudia Hale - Greensboro NC (2018) and Marion Secrest - Winston-Salem NC (2002 - deceased)

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ACBL Website

"Bridge Bulletin" Online

Free ACBL Guest Membership for 120 Days

You’re just steps away from joining the world’s biggest and best community of bridge lovers! Soon you’ll be playing bridge, winning masterpoints, and reading the renowned Bridge Bulletin magazine.

  • Weekly email with bridge tips from Patty

  • Ability to earn up to 20 masterpoints

  • Digital access to the Bridge Bulletin

  • Special pricing of $29 for the first year of regular membership if they are a guest member first

Click HERE  to get started!

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