Archives 2022

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),

 

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

 

 

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. 

 

 

NOVEMBER UNIT GAMES

November 5 - Club Championship in Greensboro (Board of Directors' Meeting at 10:45 am)

November 19 - Club Championship in Winston-Salem

​October 22, 2022

THE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 UNIT GAME will be held at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Drive in Greensboro.  This will be a Club Championship Game.  Game starts at 1:00 pm.  The Central Carolina Bridge Association (CCBA) Board of Directors precedes the game at 10:45 am.  All Unit 169 members are welcome to attend.  Questions?  Need a partner? - Contact Unit Game Director Rich Peffer / rpeffer325@att.net / 336-402-5367

​​Thank you for playing in the October 22 Jane Johnson Pairs Game.  There were four tables.  Those earning masterpoints were:

​60.71% - (A) - Bill Wisdom & Dan Fowler - 1.69 Silver MPs

56.55% - (B) - Faye Bowen & Judy Mendenhall - 1.16 Silver MPs

55.36% - (A) - Rebecca Vassar & Sue Ann Harris - .85 Silver MPs

49.40% - (B) - Eric Peffer & Rich Peffer - .64 Silver MPs

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.

 

 

ANITA GRIFFIN ATTAINS LIFE MASTER STATUS

​November 1, 2022

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

 

DAVID IDLEMAN REACHES DIAMOND LIFE MASTER STATUS

Life Master with 5000 Masterpoints

October 1, 2022

Congratulations to David Idleman of Greensboro NC for attaining Diamond Life Master.  Current Unit 169 members who have attained this prestigious threshold are:  Bill Wisdom (Salisbury), Dan Fowler (Salisbury), Peter J. Boyd-Bowman (Greensboro), Sue Cooper (Advance), Cathy McLeod (Eden), Bruce Southard (Greensboro), Frank Burgess (Winston-Salem), Josh Hoffman (Greensboro), Kathie Dwyer (Greensboro) and Bob Hale (Greensboro), Kent Leggett (Clemmons) and Jane Goins (Lewisville).

PIEDMONT TRIAD FALL SECTIONAL AND NAP D7 DIVISION C FINALS

September 16-18, 2022 in Greensboro NC

August 20, 2022

The venue for these two events is the Bur-Mil Park Event Center & Clubhouse, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro NC 27410. 

Tournament Chairman:  Rich Peffer - (336) 402-5367 / rpeffer325@att.net

Partnership Chairman:  Debbie Monroe - (336) 848-7892 / debbiemonroe@bellsouth.net

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 - 10:00 am & 2:30 pm

ACBL Education Fund Day - Regionally rated games!

Stratified Open & 499er Pairs Games

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 10:00 am & 2:30 pm

Stratified Open & 499er Pairs Games

North American Pairs District 7 Division C finals - 10:00 am & 2:30 pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - 10:00 am & TBD

Stratified Open & 499er Swiss Team Games

Complimentary lunch included in entry fee for all Swiss Teams

Click HERE for flyer

 

 

"FALL INTO BRIDGE IS BACK" ONLINE TOURNAMENT SEPTEMBER 15-18

​August 17, 2022
It’s been a while since the last online regionally rated event, and we’re happy to announce the return of Fall into Bridge next month (Sept. 15-18). Click here to see the schedule.
 
We know not all of you are able to make it to a face-to-face tournament just yet, so here’s your chance for some gold and red point action! All games will be held on Bridge Base Online.

 

Let the tournament organizers know you’re coming when you RSVP or buy entries with Entry Express!

Using Entry Express benefits both you and the face-to-face tournaments you’re attending!
 
As a user you can:

  • Keep a personal list of tournaments you are interested in or planning to attend

  • See a schedule of events you are eligible to enter

  • Buy event entries online ahead of time – No more waiting in line!

  • Track tournaments you’ve attended

 
Entry Express also helps units and districts plan better for their tournament, making for a smoother return to face-to-face events. Currently this portal is only available for U.S. open regional tournaments, but we will be making it available to more tournaments soon.
 
Click here for a video tour and click here for an FAQ.​

THE LATESET ON "THE LONGEST DAY"

We continue to be amazed – and grateful! – for all the work you put into The Longest Day this year. The total is sitting at about $960,000 right now, and once the fees from your games are added, we expect to come in at over $980,000. We’re almost at our previous record of $1 million+! That’s a big jump from last year, and it’s thanks to you.

 

 

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, September 17 Greensboro NC ​

  • In conjunction with Piedmont Triad Fall Sectional

  • Call Rich Peffer to pre-register (336) 402-5367

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

 

"LEARN BRIDGE IN A DAY" with Patty Tucker

Grand Life Master, ABTA Master Teacher, NAP Champion, and Bridge Hall of Famer

Greensboro Saturday, August 27  and  Winston-Salem Sunday, August 28

​July 15, 2022

We are VERY excited to announce that Unit 169 is offering the program “Learn Bridge in a Day®,” created and taught by Patty Tucker, an ACBL Grand Life Master, ABTA Master Teacher, NAP Champion and Bridge Hall of Famer.  “Learn Bridge in a Day®” is a beginning bridge course for everyone who would like to learn this fascinating game of bridge.  The program provides enough knowledge and practice to be able to sit in as a casual player with friends and family.  The program is offered at a very reasonable price at the two locations listed below.

We all know people who may be ready to learn the game we love.  They may be friends, relatives, people new to our area or new to retirement.  Unit 1-6-9 requests each one of our members contact six to nine people by email, phone call, text message and/or hand-deliver the attached printable flyer, and personally invite them to one of these classes.  Click HERE for flyer.

Participants can choose to attend this AMAZING ONE-DAY EVENT either on August 27 in Greensboro, or on August 28 in Winston-Salem.  

Saturday, August 27, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch included)

  • Guilford College United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

  • 1205 Fleming Road in Greensboro

  • Cost per attendee:  $30 in advance, including lunch - $35 at the door

  • Questions and registration: Email Rich Peffer at rpeffer325@att.net or phone/text (336) 402-5367

 

or

Sunday, August 28, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

  • Georgia Taylor Recreation Center

  • 1471 W. Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem

  • Cost per attendee:  $20 in advance - $25 at the door

  • Questions and registration:  Email Cindy Wright at crwbridge@yahoo.com  or phone/text (336) 407-9842

 

In the coming weeks, you’ll be hearing more about these "Learn Bridge in a Day®" events, and other ways our members can help to make it a success. But right now, we need your help to get the word out! Let’s see what we can do to grow the game we all love. Thank you very much for your help in spreading the word.

Sincerely, 

Rich Peffer, Project Manager

Cindy Wright, Project Director

Unit 169 Board of Directors

 

 

JERRY HELMS REACHES GRAND LIFE MASTER STATUS​

The score was tied with one board to go!  Wins GNT Championship Flight 110-106. 

Unit 169 member Dwight Meredith on team

​July 18, 2022

UNIT 169 congratulates District 7's and Charlotte's favorite son, Jerry Helms, on attaining Grand Life Master at the 2022 NABC's in Providence, Rhode Island.  Jerry is the popular author of the "Ask Jerry" column in the monthly Bridge Bulletin, and has been a guest lecturer several times at the Greensboro NLM Regional and Open Sectional.

The team consisted of B. Wayne Stewart III (Captain), Olin Hubert, Jerry Helms, Sam Marks, George Woltman and Dwight Meredith.  The was the first NABC+ win for all team members, making Helms, Hubert and Marks Grand Life Masters.

Click HERE for photo.

 

 

JERRY HELMS 2-DAY SEMINAR IN HENDERSONVILLE NC

July 6, 2022

District 7's Unit 171 is sponsoring a two-day seminar with Jerry Helms to be held at The Whitmire Center, 310 Lily Road in Hendersonville NC on Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16.  Click HERE  for printable flyer and information.

 

 

BARBARA HELLER ELECTED TO ACBL BOARD

July 6, 2022

Members of District 7’s unit boards voted the first two weeks of June to elect Barbara Heller of Knoxville, TN, to replace Mike Kovacich of Stone Mountain, GA, as the Region 6 representative on the ACBL Board of Directors. District 7 is one of three (of 25) that stands as its own Region, because of its membership (second largest in the ACBL).

Barbara has been involved on all levels of volunteering and bridge governance since 1983, three years after she became an ACBL member. She presently serves on the ACBL Educational Foundation, of which she is a former president, and is on the league’s Advisory Council (formerly Board of Governors), where she had been 1st or 2nd alternate to the District Director for two decades

Although Barbara has spent many years and hundreds of hours working on the national level, she is best recognized for her work within the district. She is a former Gatlinburg Regional chair; was a Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference board member from 1986 until its dissolution in 2014, and has been on the District 7 board since before then. She served both boards in multiple positions, including president

 

TOTAL FUND RAISED FOR "THE LONGEST DAY" FUNDRAISER

ACBL earns #1 spot of all participating groups

July 6, 2022

Thank you to the winning bidders and those of you who made cash contributions. Thanks to directors Rich Peffer and Myrnie McLaughlin who contributed their table fees. And a special thank you to the expert players and cooks who donated their services and time for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Association.

We are happy to report that a total of $10,121 was raised, consisting of $2,550 in auction income, $511 in table fees and $7,060 in cash contributions.

 

And It’s not too late to give. Send your check made out to Alzheimer’s Association to:  Fran Tewkesbury,

1005 Country Club Drive, Greensboro, NC  27408

 

Honor Roll of contributors:

 

Andy Symmes

Ann Paschold

Bill Law

Bill Wisdom

Bob Hale

Brenda Garzia

Butch Johnson

Carol Elkins-Bachl

Cathy Burling

Cathy McLeod

Cindy Wright

Claudia Hale

Cynthi Coble

David Idleman

Debbie Monroe

Dianne Shope

Dixie Culver

Dwight Meredith

Eric Lee

Evelyn Fisher

Fran Tewkesbury

Frank Burgess

Jack Alford

Jo Hazzard

John Barnes

Josh Hoffman

Judy Hellen

Kathie Dwyer

Kent Leggett

Marcy Maury

Martha Meyer

Marty Friedman

Melissa Waldron

Myrnie McLaughlin

Nancy Osborne

Pat Cambereri

Peter J. Boyd-Bowman

Rich Peffer

Ruth Short

Susan Mann

Susan Wiliford

Ted Edgar

Tom May

Wayne Sykes

 

SUMMER 2022 NABC ROBOT INDIVIDUAL EVENT

Beat the bots and walk away with an NABC title

July 1, 2022

There’s no need to get out of your PJs when you play in the Summer 2022  NABC Robot Individual, a three-day stratified online event hosted on BBO where you can win Red/Gold masterpoints as well as an NABC title.  Only current ACBL members can participate in the main event, so make sure BBO has your ACBL member number and your membership is active (join or renew no later than 3pm Eastern Time on the day before the tournament starts (Friday) so we have time to process your ACBL membership).

 

Schedule & Registration:  - July 9, 10 and 11 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
Registration opens Friday, June 24

The entry fee is $50 and you’ll need at least $50 BB$ in your account. You can purchase BB$ here. You’ll get a 6 BB$ discount if you played in the 2022 Spring NABC Robot Individual.

To register, go to BBO, click competitive, then ACBL Masterpoint tournaments. The Robot Individual will be at the top of the list.

Questions? Check out the BBO FAQ.  You may also subscribe (email or BBO pop-up notifications) to receive updates about future events.

 

Practice tournaments:  BBO hosts several practice tournaments before each NABC Robot Individual. Practice tourneys are free, restricted to ACBL members and award prizes! BBO also offers up to four ACBL Daylong games every day. With only 12 boards, day-longs are a great routine to prepare for the NABC Robot Individual.

 

The Practice tournaments are exclusive to ACBL members, so make sure BBO has your ACBL member number and your membership is active.

 

EVENT DATE

Warm-Up Tournament 1, Day 1 of 2 / Saturday, June 24
Warm-Up Tournament 1,  Day 2 of 2 / Sunday, June 25
Warm-Up Tournament 2, Day 1 of 2 / Saturday July 2
Warm-up Tournament 2, Day 2 of 2 / Sunday, July 3

You’ll find the NABC Practice Tournaments in the ACBL World section of BBO. These are two-day events, so you must play both days.

 

JANE GOINS EARNS DIAMOND LIFE MASTER STATUS  

Life Master with 5,000 points

July 1, 2022

Congratulations to Jane Goins of Lewisville NC for attaining Diamond Life Master.  Current Unit 169 members who have earned this prestigious distinction from ACBL are:  Bill Wisdom (Salisbury), Dan Fowler (Salisbury), Peter J. Boyd-Bowman (Greensboro), Sue Cooper (Advance), Cathy McLeod (Eden), Bruce Southard (Greensboro), Frank Burgess (Winston-Salem), Josh Hoffman (Greensboro), Kathie Dwyer (Greensboro) and Bob Hale (Greensboro)

UNIT 169 AND ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION THANKS YOU!

June 30, 2022

Thank you all for participating in the June 25th Longest Day Unit game and silent auction in support of the Alzheimer's Association.  And, a special thank you to Rich Peffer who donated his director's fee to this worthy charity, and to Fran Tewkesbury for spearheading the auction.

Congratulations to all the winners, and a huge thank you to our expert players and wonderful cooks who donated to the auction, as well as to those of you who bid but did not win.  Our winning bidders are:

Dianne Shope for Peter J. Boyd-Bowman

Susan Mann for Frank Burgess

Claudia Hale for Bob Hale

Ted Edgar for Josh Hoffman

Ted Edgar for David Idleman

Marcy Maury for Kathie Dwyer

Susan Williford for Kent Leggett

Martha Meyer for Tom May

Rich Peffer for Cathy McLeod

Susan Mann for Dwight Meredith

Cathy Burling for Rich Peffer

Eric Lee for Ruth Short

Ruth Short for Bill Wisdom

Marcy Maury for Cindy Wright

Butch Johnson for Marty Friedman and Rich Peffer (team game)

Judy Hellen for Debbie Monroe and Fran Tewkesbury (team game)

Debbie Monroe for gourmet meal prepared by Brenda Garzia

Cynthi Coble for a gourmet meal prepared by Debbie Monroe

Nancy Osborne, Joanne McCluskey and Dianne Shope for a poolside cocktail party at the home of Dixie Culver

If you would like to  make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association that will be credited to Unit 169's fundraising efforts, please make your check payable to the "Alzheimer's Association" and mail to:  Fran Tewkesbury, 1005 Country Club Drive, Greensboro NC  

Note:  Unit 169 received nothing more than bragging rights for your gifts. 100% of your check will go toward Alzheimer's research and support.

 

JULY UNIT GAMES

16th - North American  Pairs

30th - Club International Fund

July 1, 2022

The July 16th Unit game will be a North American Pairs qualifying game and held at the Georgia Taylor Recreation Center, 1147 W. Clemmonsville Road in Winston-Salem.  Game starts at 1:00 pm  

 

COVID vaccines are not required.  The community level of COVID in Forsyth County is currently “Low”, so based on ACBL recommendations, masks will not be required at this Unit game, but they are still encouraged.

The July 30th Unit game will be a Club International Fund game and held at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Drive in Greensboro.  Game starts at :1:00 pm

 

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

 

The Longest Day Charity Game June 25

Thank you for playing in The Longest Day Alzheimer's Fundraiser on June 25.  Those earning masterpoints are:​

58.33% - A - John Kimel & Susan Wesley - 2.48 MPs

55.42% - A - Diane Shope & Fran Tewkesbury -  1.86 MPs

54.58% - A - Kathie Dwyer & Eric Lee - .1.40 MPs

53.75% - C - Butch Johnson & Dixie Culver - 1.33 MPs

52.08% - A - Joanne McClusky & Nancy Osborne -.60 MPs

52.08% - A - David Idleman & Debbie Monroe - .60 MPs

52.08% - C - Ted Edgar & Robert Sill - 1.00 MPs

50.83% - B - Kazuko Eure & Karen Abernethy - .75MPs

Click HERE for Unit Game Calendar and information.

 

JUNE 25 UNIT GAME FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

ACBL's The Longest Day

June 12, 2022

REMINDER:  The June 25 Unit game will be held at 1:00 pm at the Guilford College United Methodist Church, 1205 Fleming Road, Greensboro, and is a special Alzheimer's charity game in honor of The Longest Day.  VACCINATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED, BUT DUE TO THE RECENT UPSURGE IN COVID CASES, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED. 

At the game, (and even before! see below), you'll have the opportunity to purchase a game with some of the best players in the Unit who have generously agreed to be part of a silent auction, as well as a couple of pairs who have offered their services for a future Unit or Sectional team game.  The pairs are Rich Peffer & Marty Friedman and Debbie Monroe & Fran Tewkesbury. 

Expert players include:  Peter J. Boyd-Bowman, Frank Burgess, Kathie Dwyer, Bob Hale, Josh Hoffman, David Idleman, Kent Leggett, Tom May, Cathy McLeod, Dwight Meredith, Rich Peffer, Bill Wisdom and Cindy Wright. ​

All future games to be arranged with team or experts at the convenience of all parties.​

In addition, three of our best cooks (Dixie Culver, Brenda Garzia and Debbie Monroe) are offering their gourmet cooking skills as silent auction contributions. ​

And ... we have a donor who will be matching silent auction gifts, so your participation in the silent auction will reap even larger rewards for the Alzheimer's Association.

The fee for this game is $10, with 100% of game proceeds going directly to the Alzheimer's Association.  So, get yourself a partner and come to the Alzheimer's charity Unit game on June 25 at 1:00 pm at the Guilford College United Methodist Church in Greensboro.  If you are unable to attend, you can particpate in the silent auction by emailing your highest bid to Fran Tewkesbury at tewkesbury@mac.com by Friday, June 24.

 ​

If you would like to make your own gift to the  Alzheimer's Association, send your tax-deductible contribution, via check made payable to "Alzheimer's Association," to Fran Tewkesbury, 1005 Country Club Drive, Greensboro NC 27408.  Your gift counts toward our Unit's Longest Day fundraising efforts which, in the past, have landed us among the top bridge Unit contributors in the US.​

If you have any questions, please contact Fran Tewkesbury at 336-202-3357 / tewkesbury@mac.com 

 

2022 ACBL WEBSITE

Jump Ahead with a 20% Overall Award Increase

Heading to a Face-to-Face Regional?  RSVP and use Entry Express!

May 27, 2022
That’s right! Earn a 20% upgrade on overall awards when you play at face-to-face regional and sectional tournaments.
 
This special award increase is exclusive to in-person regionals and sectionals. We’re celebrating the growing comeback of face-to-face tourneys, and we hope you’ll join us!
 
The 20% overall award boost will apply to all face-to-face tournament events from May 30, 2022 to May 28, 2023. That’s almost an entire year of chances to rake in the rewards!
 
Click here to find a tournament near you.

NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS NEEDED FOR UNIT 169​

​May 15, 2022

Unit 169 is looking for new Officers and Directors to replace existing Board members who have their 2-year terms expiring this June and July. 

If you have interest in influencing the priorities and direction of the Unit, please contact Unit President Debbie Monroe (debbiemonroe@bellssouth.net / 336-848-7892) or Unit Secretary/Treasurer Dixie Culver (culverdix@yahoo.com / 336-288-7574).

 

 

GATE CITY (GREENSBORO NC) SECTIONAL, MAY 20-22

Proof of vaccination required.  Masks optional.  Click HERE for D7 policy.

May 14, 2022

The Greensboro Sectional will be held this coming Friday, May 20, thru Sunday, May 22, at the Bur-Mil Clubhouse & Event Center, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro NC 27410. 

 

  • Friday and Saturday's Open & 499er sessions start at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm. 

  • Friday's games support the ACBL Grass Roots Fund, is regionally-rated, and pays more silver points at no extra cost!   Lunch available for purchase on Friday and Saturday.

  • 1st Place awards in the Unit 169 & District 7 Ace of Clubs & Mini-McKenney Races will be presented before the start of the Friday afternoon session.  Click HERE for winners.

  • Sunday's Open & 499er Swiss Teams is a two-session event and starts at 10:00 am.   Catered lunch included for all Swiss Teams.

Open Pairs Strats:  by average: 0-1000 / 1000-2500 / 2500+, or Director's discretion

499er Strats:  0-100 / 100-300 / 300-500, or Director's discretion

Life Masters may play in 499er Pairs, but must have <500 MPs

Open Swiss Teams Strats:  by team average. 

499er Swiss Teams Strats:  no one can have more  than 499 MPs

ACBL members <5 MPs play FREE in Pairs games.  Student discount <age 25.

Lapsed members pay additional $4 fee per session. 

Non-ACBL members may join for one year at prevailing rate. (See Direction at tournament.)

TOURNAMENT CO-CHAIRMEN: 

Debbie Monroe - 336-848-7892 / debbiemonroe@bellsouth.net

Ted Edgar - 770-865-2351 / tededgar@bellsouth.net

PARTNERSHIP CHAIRMAN:

Rich Peffer - 336-402-5367  rpeffer325@att.net

HOST HOTEL:  Clarion Pointe, 7800 National Service Road, Greensboro

Call 336--454-0333, Option 2 for front desk, and ask for "Central Carolina/Greensboro Bridge Tournament Block" for room rate of $109 per night, plus tax.  Cut-off date May 5.

Click HERE for flyer, directions and maps.

 

 

2022 ACBL WEBSITE

Grand National Team Finals

May 10, 2022

GRAND NATIONAL TEAM FINALS

The District waived all pre-qualification requirements for D7 Grand National Team finals this year and has extended the pre-registration deadline to 9 p.m. Thursday for this weekend's Championship, Flight A and Flight B competition at West Columbia, SC, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14.

Even though entries will close Thursday night, card fees of $96/team for two-session qualifying on Saturday will be collected on-site, as conditions of contest will be established before the event begins Saturday.

Here is the on-line registration link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-lqnwx0CWkC7zOwDZ-2wYVVL3Z6eQUlBqaqOnnYSdtFUNEYxMFhCVEw0SVQ5SVRKWTVFM0g0RVozVi4u

Here is in the link for the West Columbia tournament:

https://web2.acbl.org/Tournaments/Ads/2022/05/2205335.pdf

 

Flight C competition was held April 30, but any District member who played in Flight C also may enter an event this weekend.

 

 

DISTRICT 7 ON-LINE NEWS

GATLINBURG REGIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND PRE-REGISTRATION

Click HERE for Tournament Flyer

April 1, 2022

Safety Requirements – We require all participants in the playing area to be fully vaccinated (14 days prior to the tournament), but boosters are not required. All players will be required to show proof of vaccination and identification to receive a wrist band affirming this requirement. 

 

Pre-register by sending proof of vaccination and photo identification to gbrg2022vaxproof@gmail.com. This will expedite your check-in time to receive your wrist band, which is required to play. Include your vaccination card and a valid photo IS (driver’s license, passport, or other card with your photo and name). Note that full details on the photo ID are not recorded, and the emails are discarded after the tournament.

If you attended the recent Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head regional, your registration is recorded and you may proceed to the pre-registration table.

If you do not pre-register, the Covid registration schedule is as follows:

  • Mon–Wed: 1 hour prior to game time up to 10 minutes prior to game time.

  • Thurs–Sun: ½ hour prior to game time up to 10 minutes prior to game time.

Per the ACBL guidelines issued March 1, 2022, masks are optional—but encouraged—at the Gatlinburg tournament. The mask requirement is subject to change based on the CDC “Covid-19 Community Level” for Sevier County, TN, where Gatlinburg is located. Thus, please plan to bring a mask in case the situation changes. We will monitor this information closely and post updates on this website.

KENT LEGGETT REACHES DIAMOND LIFE MASTER STATUS

April 1, 2022

Congratulations to Kent Leggett of Clemmons NC for attaining Diamond Life Master status!  This distinction is awarded to a Life Master with 5000 masterpoints, of which at least 1000 are silver/red/gold/platinum, of which 500 or more are gold/platinum. 

 

Kent shares this rank with Bill Wisdom (Salisbury), Dan Fowler (Salisbury), Peter J. Boyd-Bowman (Greensboro), Sue Cooper (Advance), Cathy McLeod (Eden), Bruce Southard (Greensboro), Frank Burgess (Winston-Salem), Josh Hoffman (Greensboro), Bob Hale (Greensboro) and Kathie Dwyer (Greensboro).

 

 

2022 ACBL WEBSITE

Notice of Special Election for Region 6 Director

March 31, 2022

A Special Election will be held electronically to fill the vacant Regional Director position for Region 6 (District 7). The term begins July 11, 2022 and ends on December 31, 2024. Candidates must be an ACBL member in good standing, a member of a Unit in Region 6, at least 18 years of age and must have an email address.

Stardust Week Returns to Virtual Clubs in April

Stardust Week will take over the Virtual Clubs on Bridge Base Online (BBO) during the week of April 25-May 1, Monday-Sunday. No registration is required. Simply play in your usual Virtual Club game on BBO.

What’s special about Stardust Week? You’ll earn double regular masterpoints® in the Virtual Clubs, and points will be 25% gold, 75% black!

Here’s how Stardust Week works:

  • Any Virtual Club game that starts between 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 25, and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, will automatically be included in the event.

  • All games pay DOUBLE regular club MPs, and the points awarded will be 25% gold, 75% black!

  • You do not need to do anything special to participate; Virtual Club play is automatically included.

  • No overalls or combining of scores. It’s your regular club game with new, temporary conditions.

 

 

UNIT GAMES IN APRIL and AWARDS PRESENTATION

March 20, 2022

​The next UNIT GAME will be an Upgraded Club Championship Game #1 and special AWARDS PRESENTATION for winners of the Ace of Clubs and Mini McKenney tournament races on Saturday, April 30, at 1:00 pm at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn, Greensboro. Players with 0-5 MPs play free!   0-5 MPs play FREE!   Click HERE for winners of tournament races.

Masks and proof of vaccination are not required at this time, but may be reinstated per state, county, city and venue directives.

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

 

Thank you for playing in the Upgraded Club Championship Unit Game April 9.  Those earning masterpoints are:​

66.90% - Christine Shepard & Robert Powell - 2.77 MPs

65.30% - Peter J. Boyd-Bowman & Kathy Coop - 2.08 MPs

54.42% - Ruth  Short & Bill Peabody - 1.56 MPs

54.29% - Jennifer Ward & Karen Abernethy - 1.17 MPs

54.10% - Debbie Monroe & Cathy McLeod - .88 MPs

52.34% - Nancy Osborne & Charles Wilkins - .32 MPs

50.34% - Pat Cambareri & Jo Hazzard - .80 MPs

48.92% - Anne Osborne & Kathy Dwyer - .60 MPs

48.73% - Lois Burdette & Kevin Haggerty - .32 MPs

Click HERE for Unit Game Calendar and information.

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

PIEDMONT TRIAD REGIONAL/SECTIONAL FEBRUARY TOURNAMENTS

March 3, 2022

​The following items were left behind at the venue and can be reclaimed if they’re yours:

  • Men’s dark blue corduroy jacket:  inside label says Madison

  • Totes umbrella – black with wood handle knob

  • Totes umbrella – multi-colored

  • Reading glasses – lime green frames with zebra-striped ear pieces

 

Click HERE  for pictures of the above.  If you believe they are yours, contact Rich Peffer (rpeffer325@att.net, or 336-402-5367) to claim. 

After 30 days, if unclaimed, these items will be given a new home. 

UNIT GAMES IN MARCH

March 3, 2022

​Thank you for playing in the ACBL Education  Foundation Unit Game on February 19.  Players earning masterpoints are:

​64.07% - Ruth Short & Bill Peabody - 2.33 MPs

60.74% - Debbie Monroe & David Idleman - 1.75 MPs

54.07% - Lewis Ritchie & Benn Cone - 1.42 MPs

52.95% - James Skidmore & Bob Rhodes - 1.07 MPs

51.85% - Cindy Wright & Bruce Southard - .32 MPs

49.26% - Ann Bennett & Lois Burdette - .80 MPs

47.04% - Phoenix & Wendell Putney - .60 MPs

The next UNIT GAME will be a Club Championship Game on SATURDAY, MARCH 12 at 1:00 pm at the Guilford College United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 1205 Fleming Road in Greensboro.   0-5 MPs play FREE!   MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AT THE BRIDGE TABLE FOR UNIT GAMES BY CONTACTING THE DIRECTOR, RICH PEFFER, AT 336-402-5367 or Rpeffer325@att.net.

Please present your proof of vaccination at the door if you haven't already texted or emailed a copy of your card to the Director, Rich Peffer at 336-402-5367 or Rpeffer325@att.net.

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

 

 

PIEDMONT TRIAD NLM REGIONAL & OPEN SECTIONAL February 24 thru 27

FANTASTIC TURNOUT!

February 28, 2022

While most tournaments are reporting 40% attendance from previous events before COVID, Unit 169 is thrilled to announce 55% attendance compared to our last tournaments in 2020!  Total tables were 361 with 217 tables in the regional and 144 tables in the sectional.  Thank you to EVERYONE who attended and worked so hard to make these events a success.

Congratulations to Unit 169 members Butch Johnson from High Point and Bob Sill from Winston-Salem who became Life Masters at the tournament!

Click HERE  for results for the NLM Regional

Click HERE  for results for the Open Sectional

Click HERE  for photos taken at the tournament

Upcoming Unit 169 Sectionals are:

May 20-22 - Gate City Sectional, Bur-Mil Clubhouse, 5834 Bur Mill Club Road, Greensboro / Flyer

July 22-24 - Summer Sectional, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 421 W. 27th St., Winston-Salem / Flyer

DISTRICT 7 ON-LINE NEWS

Royal STaC Event March 21-27

​​February 26, 2022

Region 6 Director Mike Kovacich Dies Suddenly

Region 6 Director Mike Kovacich of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away from heart failure on Feb. 25 while visiting with his two older sons in Las Vegas. Mike was en route to the ACBL Board meetings & NABC in Reno.  He was 76.

Mike, who served as District 7 Director in 2019-2021, began a three-year term as our first Region 6 Director on Jan. 1, as part of the ACBL Board restructuring. An attorney, Mike had been active in District 7 bridge governance for 35 years and helped craft bylaws on the Unit, District and Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference levels. He is a past president of all of these bodies and recently has served in Regional tournament operations.

He had been active on both the bridge and governance wings of the ACBL Board.

Mike is survived by his wife, Mae, and sons Michael Jr., David, and Patri

 

A special event just for face-to-face clubs March 21-27.  

Royal STaC Awards 25% gold - 25% red - 25% silver - 25% black

 

The Royal STaC operates like a normal STaC, but you now have the opportunity for multi-color point awards. Results from all clubs will be combined for higher overall awards.  ALL face-to-face sessions at clubs in District 7 are eligible to be part of the Royal STaC. Check with your local club director to ensure that they are participating and what games they plan to run.

 

Click HERE for D7 Masking Policy

2022 ACBL WEBSITE

February is Educational Foundation Month 

​February 26, 2022

​The month of February is ACBL Educational Foundation Month! For face-to-face clubs, this means all sessions during the month can be run as an Educational Foundation game. Not only will these special games award double regular club black masterpoints, but also part of each entry fee will go to the ACBL Educational Foundation.
 
For those who play online, there will be an Educational Foundation Week (Mon.-Sun., Feb. 21-27) in the virtual clubs. These games will also raise funds for this worthy organization and award double the normal club black points.

Click HERE  for ACBL website

Click HERE  for the current online issue of the "Bridge Bulletin"

Click HERE  for all ACBL Upcoming Events

Click HERE  for ACBL Online Event Calendar January thru June, 2022

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.

 

DISTRICT 7 ON-LINE NEWS

Royal STaC Event March 21-27

​​February 26, 2022

Region 6 Director Mike Kovacich Dies Suddenly

Region 6 Director Mike Kovacich of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away from heart failure on Feb. 25 while visiting with his two older sons in Las Vegas. Mike was en route to the ACBL Board meetings & NABC in Reno.  He was 76.

Mike, who served as District 7 Director in 2019-2021, began a three-year term as our first Region 6 Director on Jan. 1, as part of the ACBL Board restructuring. An attorney, Mike had been active in District 7 bridge governance for 35 years and helped craft bylaws on the Unit, District and Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference levels. He is a past president of all of these bodies and recently has served in Regional tournament operations.

He had been active on both the bridge and governance wings of the ACBL Board.

Mike is survived by his wife, Mae, and sons Michael Jr., David, and Patri

 

A special event just for face-to-face clubs March 21-27.  

Royal STaC Awards 25% gold - 25% red - 25% silver - 25% black

 

The Royal STaC operates like a normal STaC, but you now have the opportunity for multi-color point awards. Results from all clubs will be combined for higher overall awards.  ALL face-to-face sessions at clubs in District 7 are eligible to be part of the Royal STaC. Check with your local club director to ensure that they are participating and what games they plan to run.

 

Click HERE for D7 Masking Policy

 

UNIT GAMES IN FEBRUARY

February 19, 2022

​Thank you for playing in the ACBL Education  Foundation Unit Game on February 19.  Players earning masterpoints are:

64.07% - Ruth Short & Bill Peabody - 2.33 MPs

60.74% - Debbie Monroe & David Idleman - 1.75 MPs

54.07% - Lewis Ritchie & Benn Cone - 1.42 MPs

52.95% - James Skidmore & Bob Rhodes - 1.07 MPs

51.85% - Cindy Wright & Bruce Southard - .32 MPs

49.26% - Ann Bennett & Lois Burdette - .80 MPs

47.04% - Phoenix & Wendell Putney - .60 MPs

The next UNIT GAME will be a Club Championship Game on SATURDAY, MARCH 12 at 1:00 pm at the Lewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Road in Greensboro.   0-5 MPs play FREE!   MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AT THE BRIDGE TABLE FOR UNIT GAMES BY CONTACTING THE DIRECTOR, RICH PEFFER, AT 336-402-5367 or Rpeffer325@att.net.

 

Please present your proof of vaccination at the door if you haven't already texted or emailed a copy of your card to the Director, Rich Peffer at 336-402-5367 or Rpeffer325@att.net.

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

 

 

GRAND NATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING GAME

You must qualify at the club level by Monday, January 31 

January 24, 2022

​WHO:  ALL PLAYERS IN OUR UNIT-FLIGHT C (0-500), FLIGHT B (500-2500), FLIGHT A (2500+)

Flight eligibility will be established by ACBL’s September 2021 masterpoint cycle. This information will be produced on August 6, 2021, in Horn Lake, MS. Masterpoints won after this cycle will not impact flight eligibility for these events.

 

WHERE:  Georgia Taylor Recreation Center

                1471 West Clemmonsville Road  Winston-Salem

                Director:  Cindy Wright 336-407-9842

 

WHEN:  MONDAY, JANUARY 31   12:30 P.M.

 

DISTRICT FINALS:  If you qualified at the club level, you may proceed to the District Finals!

 

FLIGHT C - Flight C (NLM up to 500) finals will be held online using BBO, as done last year. The date is TBD. This was successful last year and will be repeated. This will be held as a single day Swiss event. Preregistration is required. We will be able to qualify the top 2 teams to play in the National GNT playoffs.

The registration information will be set up by the ACBL and the team information should be sent to the district coordinator Brian Hingerty behingerty@bellsouth.net

 

In addition, there will be a practice online Swiss event with mentors for the Flight C team players as was done last year.

 

The Flight C online event will be free to the team players and will be covered by the district Grass Roots Fund. The online practice Swiss will also be free.

 

FLIGHTS A & B -  Championship, Flight A (0-6000) and Flight B (0–2500) finals will be held in West Columbia, SC, May 14-15, 2022. All teams must register by 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Starting times are 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Preregistration is now required. Pre-registration is being offered for the district finals: You may pre-register your team by sending a full roster—with ACBL #s—to the district coordinator Brian Hingerty behingerty@bellsouth.net by May 13 (by 11 p.m.) for Championship, Flight A, and Flight B. Fees must be paid by game time.

Entry fees for the District Finals for Championship, Flight A, and Flight B: $48 per team/per session

Special Note: The District 7 board has voted to qualify a second team for the nationals in flights B and C if more than 8 teams show up for the district finals. They will also receive a stipend to attend the nationals and play in the GNT playoffs.

 

WINNINGS: District 7 will award a stipend of $900 per player for the winning teams in each flight to play in the Nationals. (Any player augmented to the team after the district finals will not receive funds. However if the team is willing they may prorate their award funds to the augmented players). If a player does not participate in the national event, the stipend is to be refunded to the district. The district treasurer is required send a 1099 taxable income form for the stipend received. District champions who do not have at least 3 original members who played in the district finals will be replaced by the next eligible team willing to participate.

 

NATIONAL FINALS:

The National Finals will be in Providence, RI, starting July 13, 2022. The playing site is The Rhode Island Convention Center. A stipend will be awarded to the winners of the district final, as well as some additional amounts for others that are awarded trips.

 

Cindy Wright - 336-407-9842

 

 

PIEDMONT TRIAD NLM REGIONAL and OPEN SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Coming Soon to Greensboro!

February 24-27, 2022

​December 12 , 2021

​We encourage all non-life master players with less than 750 masterpoints to attend Unit 169's Piedmont Triad's Non-Life Master Regional.  What could be more special than to earn gold at a local Regional just for you!  Non-life masters may elect to and are welcome to play in the Piedmont Triad Sectional, which awards silver masterpoints.  

 

These are two separate tournaments held on the same days, same times, in the same location:  Gujarati Cultural Association of the Piedmont, 127 Landmark Drive, Greensboro NC 27409

 

Some of the highlights at the tournaments:

  • Education Fund Thursday earns more Silver MPS

  • Jerry Helms (Bridge Bulletin's "Ask Jerry" columnist) guest speaker and free lesson on Friday and Saturday

  • Free drinks and snacks every day@

  • Free hot dog lunch on Thursday

  • Lunch available for purchase on Friday and Saturday

  • Catered lunch for all Swiss teams on Sunday

PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION AND PHOTO ID AT CHECK-IN.  MASKS REQUIRED.  

For a Regional flyer, Click HERE

For a Sectional flyer, Click HERE

 

Click HERE  to read how masterpoints are awarded by the ACBL

Click HERE for requirements by rank for those who joined before January 1, 2010

Click HERE for requirements by rank for those who joined or reinstated after January 1, 2010

Click HERE for specific information on "HOW TO EARN GOLD AT THE PIEDMONT TRIAD NLM REGIONAL,"

 

 

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS
Piedmont Triad NLM Regional & Piedmont Triad Sectional

February 24-27

January 17, 2022

​WHO:  Unit 169 has always been known for its hospitality.  In the past, we have sought our membership's additional support of our tournaments by bringing edibles and other refreshments. This year will be different.

 

WHAT:  Instead, we are asking for monetary donations.

WHY:  Due to COVID-19, we are taking extreme caution for your health and safety by providing packaged snacks and treats rather than asking you to donate homemade baked goods and treats. 

 

WHEN:  Now!  We are accepting donations in the form of a check payable to "Central Carolina Bridge Association" 

WHERE:  Please mail your contribution to the tournament chairman, Cindy Wright, 189 Golden Bear Lane, Clemmons NC 27012 ... or ... you may give your donation to Cindy at any of the face-to-face games in Winston-Salem.  The Unit sincerely thanks you for your generosity.  

See you at the bridge table!

Volunteers are needed in other areas throughout the tournament.  If you are willing to help, contact Cindy at 336-407-9842 or crwbridge@yahoo.com 

 

 

DISTRICT 7 ON-LINE NEWS

TOURNAMENT VACCINATION POLICY

​December 24

​District 7 is following the ACBL policy of requiring all tournament attendees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. “Fully vaccinated” means that it has been at least two weeks since you received the second Pfizer or Moderna shot, or since you received a single-dose vaccine. Please do not plan to attend any District 7 regional or sectional unless you can provide proof of vaccination. No exceptions will be allowed. In addition, District 7 encourages, but does not require, each eligible individual to get the booster shot when it becomes available to you.

Any tournament staffed by the ACBL requires masking of players, staff, and volunteers unless community transmission rate is below “substantial” (as determined by the CDC or a similar metric from a health agency) a week before the start date of the tournament. Whether or not masks are required, masking is always recommended. This ACBL policy does not countermand any ordinance or law in effect at the site of the tournament.

 

 

THE "TIM STECKER PLAYER OF THE YEAR" AWARD​

January 6, 2022

​The Unit's Player of the Year Award was renamed the "Tim Stecker Player of the Year Award" in honor of our board member and statistician for the award, Tim, who passed away in June, 2020.  The award was suspended due to COVID preventing in-person bridge, but has now been reinstated now that we are back at the tables!.

The award is based on the number of master points earned at our Saturday Unit Games and at our  tournaments (Piedmont Triad NLM Regional and Open Sectional, Greensboro Sectional and Winston Salem Sectional).  In order to win you have to be a member of Unit 169 and play in at least eight Unit Games.  The person with the most master points at the end of the year wins our Unit’s most prestigious "Tim Stecker Player of the Year Award."

 

2022 ACBL WEBSITE

"Bridge Bulletin," Upcoming Events, Online Event Calendar, and more!

JUNIOR FUND GAMES IN JANUARY

SILVER LININGS WEEK JANUARY 17-23

December 31, 2021

​January is Junior Fund Month for in-person clubs. All sessions this month can be run as a Junior Fund game, which will award double regular club black points. Check with your local club for details.  

It’s time for another round of chances to win silver points with Silver Linings Week!

Play in any Virtual Club games during the week of January 17-23, 2022 (Monday-Sunday). You’ll earn DOUBLE regular Virtual Club points, and they will be SILVER instead of black.  All Virtual Club games will be automatically included in the event. This is not a STaC (Sectional Tournament at the Club). There will be no overalls or combining of scores. It’s your regular club game with new, temporary conditions.

Click HERE  for ACBL website

 

Click HERE  for the current online issue of the "Bridge Bulletin"

 

Click HERE  for all ACBL Upcoming Events

Click HERE  for ACBL Online Event Calendar January thru June, 2022

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.