CHRISTMAS DAY BRIDGE GAMES

SE Consortium & Winston Salem Area Online Bridge

December 21, 2020

Christmas Games:  Ben Reischer has volunteered to run games on Christmas Day.  Come keep Ben company on Christmas Day!  Games in the morning are at 9:45 (199er), 10:00 (399er) and 10:15 (Open).  Games in the afternoon are at 1:15 (199er), 1:30 (399er) and 1:45 (Open). 

Happy holidays from all of us to all of you!  We hope whatever holiday you celebrate that you are  safe and happy! 

PERFECT GIFT FOR THE BRIDGE PLAYER WHO LOVES TO TRAVEL

Week-long Unit 169 Bridge Cruise on "Harmony of the Seas"

December 18, 2020

Unit 169's Bridge Cruise is still on the books for November 14, 2021 on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's "Harmony of the Seas," round-trip from Orlando, FL.   Now that a COVID vaccine is available, we are looking forward to traveling again.

The Unit is fortunate to have previously reserved blocks of cabins at lower and attractive prices than currently advertised. Save HUNDREDS of dollars ... PLUS, deposits are REFUNDABLE.  Our travel agent, Nancy Bogert at Cruise Planners, will answer any questions and book your reservation.  Contact Nancy at 800-561-0802 or nancy@planningcruises.com

Click HERE for extensive information about the cruise that is posted on our website

TRIAD BRIDGE CLUB'S "5 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS"

Fun and giveaways!

December 18, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  The TBC is proud to bring you FIVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!

"On the first day of Christmas, my director gave to me..."  SIX FREE PLAYS on Saturday afternoon, December 19 @ 1:40 - 59er / 1:50 - 299er / 2:00 - Open.  ***The names of two players from each game will be randomly drawn and will receive FREE PLAYS!***

"On the second day of Christmas, my director gave to me..."  SIX FREE PLAYS on Sunday afternoon, December 20 @ 1:40 - 99er / 1:50 - 499er / 2:00 - Open.  ***The names of two players from each game will be randomly drawn and will receive FREE PLAYS!***

"On the third day of Christmas, my director gave to me..."  THREE FREE PLAYS on Monday morning @ 10:00 - 0-300 avg.  ***The three players who send in the BEST PICTURES OF THEMSELVES DRINKING A MIMOSA will receive FREE PLAYS.  Send Peter your pics on Sunday or Monday.  Best pics go online!***

"On the fourth day of Christmas, my director gave to me..."  A CHRISTMAS PARTY AND FIVE FREE PLAYS on Wednesday afternoon, December 23 @ 1:50 - 199er and 2:00 - Open Pairs (long games).  ***Join Peter on ZOOM starting @ 1:30 (link to follow  in a separate email from Peter and will be posted on the website).  Say hi to all your friends, share a glass of holiday cheer (virtually), and come dressed in your FAVORITE UGLY SWEATER!  The three ugliest sweaters ,and the winners of Open game, all get FREE PLAYS!***

"On the fifth day of Christmas, my director gave to me..."  SIX FREE PLAYS on Thursday afternoon, December 24 @ 1:40 - 299er / 1:50 - 999er / 2:00 - Open Pairs.  ***The names of two players from each game will be randomly drawn and will receive FREE PLAYS***

"WINTER WONDERLAND" TOURNAMENT PAYS GOLD MPs

Four-day online tournament December 17-20

December 7, 2020

Snow is falling, sleigh bells are ringing and gold MPs are waiting for you in the next regionally rated tournament – "Winter Wonderland" - Thursday December 17 thru Sunday, December 20.  Join us on for four days of events.  With stratified two-session and single-session events, there will be something for players of all levels.  Click HERE for FAQs.

 
**HOLIDAY BONUS** Play in three sessions and get the fourth session free!  As our special holiday treat to you, the ACBL will refund every fourth session entry fee (ex., fourth session, eighth session and so on) to your Bridge Base Online account the following week.  You can earn this reward in any combination of one- and two-session events.

Interested in reading daily features during Winter Wonderland?  Daily Bulletins will be posted on BridgeFeed each day. You may also want to view some of the mini-lessons from renowned teachers and players (also posted on BridgeFeed daily).

Click HERE for Schedule

"VIRTUAL CHAT" AVAILABLE ON BBO

Information provided by Cindy Wright, Director of "Cindy's Corner"

December 4, 2020

Trial session Cindy's Corner Open Game December 4 at 2:00 pm

Voice chat only works “per table”, not a tournament level.  The director cannot send voice chat to all players, he has to join a table, ad add himself as a speaker to that table in order to chat.

 

The voice chat is not active by default.  Each player must click to activate voice first.  If they do not click the voice button, they will not hear the other players-even if the others are already chatting.  When there are active speakers at your table, the voice button turns yellow and when there are not, the voice button is blue.

 

How to start speaking or listening to the other players:

  • Click the voice button, which is located at the bottom right corner of the Chat area.

  • A yellow message will appear, informing you that you may speak, if you wish:  It will say ”You have been granted permission to speak at this table.”

  • At the top left corner of the screen, you will see a pop-up listing the other players-if any of them have also clicked voice-with a “start speaking” button.

  • Click “Start Speaking” to join the voice chat.  This will allow you to speak and also to hear the other speakers. 

  • When the round changes, the speakers will also change.  You need to click the voice button again if you wish to speak to your new opponents.

UNIT CLUB MANAGE POSITION AVAILABLE

Apply by December 15, 2020

December 1, 2020

The position is open to anyone who is a member in good standing of Unit 169 and has the appropriate ACBL Director status.  Unit 169 Club Manager is a paid position.  The Unit provides the bulk of game supplies.  The applicant provides his/her own computer and printer.  The initial term will run from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. 

 

The application for the position should be submitted in writing by December 15, 2020 to Dixie Culver, Unit 169 Secretary/Treasurer, by email at culverdix@yahoo.com

 

The "Club Director Agreement" is available for review upon request to Dixie.

Click HERE for more details and information about this position.

Trial session Cindy's Corner Open Game December 4 at 2:00 pm

Voice chat only works “per table”, not a tournament level.  The director cannot send voice chat to all players, he has to join a table, ad add himself as a speaker to that table in order to chat.

 

NEW!  ACBL GUEST MEMBERSHIP FOR 120 DAYS ... FREE!

Limited time!

October 28, 2020

Click HERE to sign up!

Play in Exclusive Games ... with your very own ACBL member number, you can play in unlimited club and tournament games! Loads of them are online, too.

Earn Up to 20 Masterpoints ... Show off your success when you win masterpoints! The points you earn can be seen in your online profile page the day after playing.

Get Emails with Your Results ... After you play, you'll get your results delivered directly to your inbox! An embedded link will take you to results for the rest of the field.

Read the Bridge Bulletin ...The world's best magazine for bridge lovers is posted online every month. It has tips, games, news from the world of bridge and more.

ACBL ONLINE EVENT SCHEDULE

October thru December

October 15, 2020

​Visit ACBL.org or Click HERE for printable schedule of upcoming ACBL's Online Event Schedule on BBO that include the following:

Oct 15-18:  "FALL INTO BRIDGE" (Regionally-rated events)

Oct 26-Nov 1:  "CLUB APPRECIATION WEEK" (Upgraded masterpoints awards in Virtual Clubs)

Nov 7-8:  "NABC ROBOT INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP" (NABC Robot Individual practice tournament)

Nov 14-15:  "NABC ROBOT INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP" (NABC Robot Individual practice tournament)

Nov 21-23:  "NABC ROBOT INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP" (NABC Robot Individual practice tournament)

Nov 23-29:  "CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK" (Upgraded masterpoints awards in Virtual Clubs)

Nov 27-Dec 6:  "NORTH AMERICAN ONLINE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS" (Knockout and pair event)

Dec 17-20:  'WINTER WONDERLAND" (Regionally-rated events)

Claudia Hale, Webmaster