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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THE UNIT SADLY REPORTS THE PASSING OF DIANNE LUBESKI OF ADVANCE.  Further information will be posted when available.

SUPPORT UNIT 169!  UPCOMING UNIT GAMES ...  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, at 9:50 am (0-499) &10:00 am (Open).  0-10 MPs PLAY FREE

 

NEW!  SE CAROLINA & W-S AREA YOU-TUBE CHANNEL SUPPORTING BEGINNER BRIDGE.  Click HERE for information and link

NEW!  "GETTING STARTED WITH BRIDGEBASE ONLINE."   Click HERE for YouTube video created by our own Unit Club Director, Rich Peffer!  Click HERE for article.

UPCOMING FEBRUARY ACBL SPECIAL EVENTS ...  Educational Foundation Week Feb 22-28.  Click HERE for facts.

 

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

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

CANCELED ... All Unit 169-sponsored in-person games and tournaments are canceled until further notice.

 

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UNIT GAMES ON BBO - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

<500 and Open Games - Free entry for 0-10 MP players

February 24, 2021

Support Unit 169 and earn DOUBLE POINTS by playing in our Unit games on Saturday, February 27, during ACBL's Educational Foundation Week.  A portion of the entry fee benefits the Foundation.  

  • 9:50 am - <500 game / FREE entry for 0-10 MP players (refunded after the completion of game)

  • 10:00 am - Open game / FREE entry for 0-10 MP players (refunded after the completion of game)

  • $7 entry fee / 18-20 boards

  • Questions?  Or need a partner?  Contact Director Rich Peffer (336-402-5367)  rpeffer325@att.net

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BBO SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 22-28

Unit Games / "Mentoring Madness" / Educational Foundation Week / Double MPs / Special Prices

February 22, 2021

Click HERE  for weekly schedule (REVISED)

Click HERE for all Cindy's Corner results

Click HERE for all Triad Bridge Club results

Click HERE for Unit Game results

 

Here are the highlights for the week:

  • MON-WED-FRI:  0-399er GAMES w/half-off entry for 0-50 MP players 

  • MONDAY EVENING:  "MENTORING MADNESS" w/Chattanooga BC at 7:05 pm

  • WEDNESDAY:  ZOOM LESSON w/Cindy after 10:00 am game

  • THURSDAY:  half-off entry for 0-50 MP players in 299er afternoon game

  • SATURDAY MORNING:  UNIT GAMES at 9:50 am (0-499er) & 10:00 am (Open).  0-10 MPs play free

  • SATURDAY AFTERNOON:  0-10 MPs play free.   ZOOM LESSON w/Peter after the last afternoon novice game.

  • SUNDAY:  $2 off all entries

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SE CAROLINA CONSORTIUM & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

Offering Virtual Games thru Bridge Base Online. 

February 22, 2021

Click HERE  FOR SCHEDULE  

Click HERE for all SE Consortium and SE Winston-Salem results

Click HERE for SE Carolina YouTube Channel

  • FEBRUARY 22-28 is ACBL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION WEEK.  Game entry fees will be higher because it includes the automatic donation to the non-profit  Educational Foundation Click HERE for facts.

  • FREE!  ZOOM BEGINNER BRIDGE COURSES START IN APRIL.  Click HERE  for information & how to register.

 

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

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VIDEO ON "GETTING STARTED WITH BRIDGEBASE ONLINE"

YouTube video created by Rich Peffer, Unit 169 Unit Game Director

February 5, 2021

Click HERE for video

Video available for “Getting Started with BridgeBase Online”:  Rich Peffer and Cindy Wright have been offering lessons on getting started with BridgeBase Online, and how to navigate and play bridge on this platform.  From this, a video of the 1st session “Getting Started with BBO” is now available via a link below, and in the LEARN menu of the Unit 169 website.  If you or a friend have not yet started to play bridge on BBO, but would like some help to get started, please click on the link and follow along with this video!  Note:  the video is 28 min in length, but you can pause the Youtube video at any time, or fast-forward ahead to later parts that you want to hear.  Questions or Comments?  Contact Rich or Cindy at rpeffer325@att.net or crwbridge@yahoo.com.

Link to “Getting Started with BridgeBase Online”:  https://youtu.be/R__jPPVvAcw

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YOU-TUBE CHANNEL

Created by SE Carolina & Winston-Salem Area to support the Beginner Bridge Course.

February 14, 2021

Click HERE for SE Carolina YouTube Channel

YouTube: SE Carolina and WSA have created a YouTube Channel.  We have created the channel to support the Beginner Bridge course as a place to store the Zoom videos of the lessons.  This way, folks that missed the lesson could review at their leisure. Or review a part they wanted to revisit. 

 

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2021 ACBL ONLINE EVENT SCHEDULE

January thru June

January 2, 2021

Click HERE for schedule.

All events tentative based upon BBO/ACBL IT capabilities and COVID-19 protocol changes.

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KATHIE DWYER NAMED 2021 GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

Unit 169 Representative to District 7

February 8 2021

Click HERE for a list of all Unit 169 recipients.

It is with great honor we announce Kathie Dwyer as Unit 169 Goodwill Ambassador for 2021.   Kathie will be recognized by the ACBL at the Greenville tournament in June.  Kathie has been a member of our Unit since 1984, but her bridge career started in the ’70s in Michigan.

We all know Kathie has been a bridge director in Greensboro, directing two games a week for over 15 years.  In addition, she subs for other directors running their games when they need a much needed break.  

 

But many of us know Kathie because of her willingness to mentor and teach us how to play bridge. I’m not sure of the exact number, but I believe that Kathie has helped over 50 of our new players grow their skills and become life masters.  Kathie has gone to regional and sectional tournaments to help new players win the much needed gold points.  

 

For several years Kathie ran the Greensboro Sectional.  Now she is a regular volunteer at each event, always with a job and a willingness to help. If a member of our Unit was sick, Kathie would be the first to send an encouraging message.  Kathie's kindness, support and service to our Unit have been recognized.  Congratulations.  

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST EMERALD LIFE MASTER

7,500 Masterpoints

February 1, 2021

Congratulations to Cathy McLeod of Eden for reaching the masterpoint threshold of Emerald Life Master.  Emerald is the third highest level in ACBL's masterpoint rankings.  Through skill and experience, Cathy has earned 7,500+ masterpoints and joins only four others in Unit 169's active membership of 847 players to achieve this status, or higher, 

Click HERE for the most recent Changes in Ranks.

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KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFO UPDATED

Directory Listings & Email Blasts

October 28, 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.

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FUN PHOTOS ARE ON THE WEBSITE

Unit 169 Events, Gatherings, Newsletters and More!

Unit 169 Events, Gatherings, Newsletters and More!

October 28, 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.

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PLAYING ONLINE IS JUST A FEW CLICKS AWAY

Bridge Base Online

October 28, 2020

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

October 28, 2020

Click HERE  for December 2020

Click HERE  for 2020 thru 11/30/20

 

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