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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UNIT 169 SADLY REPORTS THE PASSING OF BENNIE RALLS (Greensboro) and JAN BAISDEN (Kernersville).  Information may be found HERE.

THE SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 3 UNIT GAME will be held at the Georgia Taylor Recreation Center, 1471 W. Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem.  This will be a Club Championship Game.  Game starts at 1:00 pm   MARK YOU CALENDARS FOR THE  DECEMBER 10 UNIT GAME at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3119 Forest Lawn Drive in Greensboro ... HOLIDAY POT LUCK LUNCHEON AT NOON (bring a dish to share), brief annual "State of the Unit" address before the special STaC game at 1:00 pm (earn silver MPs),

NOMINATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR UNIT 169 GOODWILL AMBASSADOR.  Click HERE  for information.

UNIT 169 PLAYERS CLUB 2023 NOW IN PROGRESS.  Click HERE for information.

NOTICE!  HIGH POINT BRIDGE CLUB:  Reservations are now requested for the High Point Duplicate Bridge game.  Please respond to pgfbridge@pgf.net by 6pm on Wednesday. We will send an email out Wednesday night stating how many will be attending on Thursday afternoon.

 

NEW!  BRIDGE LESSONS ON "COMPETITIVE BIDDING" BEGINS NOVEMBER 10.  Taught by Rich Peffer at the Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road in Greensboro.  9:30 am to 12:00 noon on Thursdays, December 1, 8 and 15.  Click HERE  for informational flyer and instructions on how to sign up.

 
 
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DECEMBER UNIT GAMES

December 3 - Club Championship Game in Winston-Salem

SPECIAL! ... MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  December 10 - STaC / Annual Meeting / Potluck Lunch

November 19, 2022

THE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3,  UNIT GAME will be held at the Georgia Taylor Recreation Center, 1471 W. Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem.  This will be a Club Championship Game.  Game starts at 1:00 pm.  

Questions?  Need a partner? - Contact Unit Game Director Rich Peffer / rpeffer325@att.net / 336-402-5367

Thank you for playing in the November 19 Club Championship Game.  There were eleven tables.  Thank you to our guest director, Cindy Wright, who ran a smooth game and provided delicious refreshments.  Those earning masterpoints were:

 

62.50% - (A) - Bill Wisdom & Dan Fowler - 3.94 MPs

58.56% - (C) - Cam Matthews & Doug Mead - 2.96 MPs

58.33% - (B) - Eric Peffer & Rich Peffer - 2.22 MPs

56.02% - (A) - Nancy Osborne & Rebecca Vassar - 1.66 MPs

55.56% - (C) - Pari Polad & Georganne Mackaronis - 1.25 MPs

54.86% - (A) - Rick Morgan & Kent Leggett - .92%

54.40% - (A) - Claudia Hale & Bob Hale - .99 MPs

54.40% - (B) - Summey Leonard & John Fite - .87 MPs

53.01% - (B) - Sue Ann Harris & Carolyn Fox - .65 MPs

53.01% - (A) - Deborah Monroe & David Idleman - .69 MPs

50.93% - (B) - Faye Bowen & Ed Turner - .52 MPs

47.69% - (C) - Cynthia Anderson & Lisbeth Evans - .78 Black

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

Click HERE for Unit Game Calendar and information.

MARK YOU CALENDARS FOR THE  DECEMBER 10 UNIT GAME at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3119 Forest Lawn Drive in Greensboro ... HOLIDAY POT LUCK LUNCHEON AT NOON (bring a dish to share), brief annual "State of the Unit" address before the special STaC game at 1:00 pm (earn silver MPs),

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UNIT 169 GOODWILL AMBASSADOR NOMINATIONS

Click HERE  for a list of past Goodwill Ambassador recipients

 

November 16, 2022

Every two years the ACBL recognizes a person within our Unit who has made a contribution to the game.  This award will be presented to the proud recipient in Greenville, SC  at a special dinner during the regional tournament in June. 

 

All members of Unit 169 can nominate people who have made a contribution to our local games and tournaments.  For example, you could nominate someone that has helped you or has made bridge more enjoyable over the past two years, or someone who exhibited gracious table manners and kindness to partners and opponents.  Many of our members have volunteered their time to help run games and tournaments.

 

Our Unit and District 7 is committed to providing  the best organization and tournaments in the country. In pursuit of that, we support the principles of goodwill, including Zero Tolerance, active ethics, full disclosure and other concepts designed to make bridge more pleasant for everyone.

 

Some of the components of goodwill include:

• Observes both the laws and ethics of the game

• Plays competitively and is always fair

• Is gracious in victory as well as defeat

• Is pleasant as both a partner and an opponent

• Exhibits good manners at the table and helps others enjoy the experience

• Graciously abides by rulings of the director

• Does not give unsolicited bridge lessons at the table

• Avoids discussion of boards in the presence of new opponents

• Gives due consideration to personal appearance and conduct

• Does not become quarrelsome or angry during the game

• Genuinely promotes bridge and upholds its reputation

• Gives back to the game through mentoring newer players

• Volunteers in administration of the game

• Promotes the game by example

 

We will accept nominations until December 1, 2022.  Please write a short note as to why you are nominating an individual. Please send all nominations to Dixie Culver, Unit Secretary at culverdix@yahoo.com.  All nominations will be posted on the website.  The Board will vote  on your nominations and submit the name to the District.  The winner will be invited to a very special dinner and recognition at the District 7 Tournament in Greenville SC in June.  Let's keep the tradition of giving back alive in our Unit. 

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UNIT 169 PLAYERS CLUB 2023

November 16, 2022

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 increase 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.  We will not be passing envelopes at club games asking for contributions. By securing appropriate funding up front, we can plan and budget appropriately for each tournament.  Those who chose to help will become members of the Central Carolina Bridge Association Unit 169 Player’s Club.  There will be recognition and appreciation events for those who join.

 

TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • SILVER LEVEL:     $100—$249 per person

  • GOLD LEVEL:     $250—$499 per person

  • PLATINUM LEVEL:  $500 and up, per person

Checks should be made payable to "Central Carolina Bridge Association" and given to one of the Unit's board members, or mailed to Dixie Culver, Treasurer, 2318 Kirkpatrick Place, Greensboro, NC  27408

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ANITA GRIFFIN ATTAINS LIFE MASTER STATUS

November 1, 2022

Unit 169 congratulates our most recent Life Master, Anita Griffin from Winston-Salem.

Click HERE  for the most recent Changes in Ranks​

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SE CAROLINA  & SE WINSTON-SALEM AREA ONLINE BRIDGE

* Afternoon Games Update

*  Robbie & Robette Invite You to Play

*  Bridge Tidbit 

*  SE Carolina Academy Lesson Info

November 26, 2022

Click HERE FOR NEWS and two-week schedule

 

​Click HERE FOR RESULTS

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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DISTRICT 7 INFORMATION

November 13, 2022

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

Click HERE to read "District 7 News"

Click HERE for District 7's Goodwill Message

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.—Growth & Development Chair, Blondelle Grant. 

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FREE ACBL GUEST MEMBERSHIP FOR 120 DAYS

 

October 30, 2022

 

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.

Play in any ACBL club or tournament game

Earn up to 20 masterpoints

Read online editions of the "Bridge Bulletin"

Receive Live for Club results emails

Click HERE to get started!

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NABC PHOENIX AZ -  NOVEMBER 24 THRU DECEMBER 4

Click HERE for Information

 

September 18, 2022

 

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 

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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NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS (NAP) D7 FINALS, FLIGHTS A, B & C

Players must qualify in a club-sanctioned NAP game in June, July or August

NLM <500 MPs Flight C Qualifier Sept 17 in Greensboro NC

D7 NAP Coordinator: Lee Webb, (803) 331-6894 or email LeeWebb1@sc.rr.com

July 23, 2022

Click HERE for detailed flyer

Flight A:  Open - Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm in  Spartanburg SC

  • In conjunction with Spartanburg Sectional

Flight B:  0-2500 MP- Sunday, November 20 at 9:30 am and TBA in  Spartanburg SC

  • Qualified Flight B players may enter Flight A District finals

  • In conjunction with Spartanburg Sectional

 

Flight C:  NLM <500 MP - Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm in Charleston SC​

Flight C:  NLM <500 MP - Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am and  2:30 pm in Knoxville TN

  • In conjunction with Knoxville Fall Sectional

Flight C:  NLM <500 MP - Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm in Spartanburg SC​

  • In conjunction with Spartanburg Sectional

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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 for HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FROM TRIAD BRIDGE CLUB

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 2022 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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