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    2016 Flying Buckeye RegionalD11 NAP FInals Cincinnati Spooktacular SectionalLouLexRegional2016

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     Contact Reeta Brendamour rhb537@gmail.com 
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    Congratulations Norm Coombs! Norm achieved 25,000 lifetime masterpoints Friday, finishing first at the half of the 2-session Open Pairs in the Fairborn Regional.  Dave Brett partnered Norm. Norman is now 69th on the all time list of Grand Life Masters (73rd on the top 500 list of all players).  Norm has been a mainstay of the Bridge scene in CIncinnati for over 40 years.  We congratulate Norm on his lifetime achievement.  Norm thanks all his partners for contributing to this milestone.  Lifetime Achievement Grand Masters.


    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE - 
    WELCOME! New Members: ALison Gorski, John McHugh, Janet Self. Transfers In: Lynn Hopple from Unit 195 and Donnaa Justice from Unit 164.
    NEW GOLD LIFE MASTER: ANN ZEFF
    NEW SILVER LIFE MASTERS: Elaine Jarchow

    NEW LIFE MASTERS: Sylvia Maltz
    Others with promotions:  James Barrett, Pamela Heckel, Nancy Stagnaro, Stephen Messinger, Kathleen Shepard, Melissa Hellmann, Betty Murdick, Janet Willenborg, Jusy Barron, Joan Simon, Helga Tillinghast, Kwan Cha Hurley, Bhupen Joshi, Martin McTighe, Carl Tollison, Reeta Brendamour.  Promotions are updated through October 1, 2016.  See Milestones -
    Members on the Move for details!

    Game Closures for the week of Sept 25th (Flying Buckeye Regional) are posted on the calendar to the left.

    D11 NAP FINALS Oct 22-23, 2016 Flyer and FAQs  - District 11 Qualified Players (Search .pdf using Ctrl+F).

    CONGRATULATIONS! - AJ STEPHANI has been elected District 11's Representative to the ACBL Board of Directors, succeeding Ms. Beth Reid.  Beth served District 11 for 9 years.  We look forward to AJ's leadership and wish him luck.  AJ's 3-year term starts January 1, 2017. ACBL Announcement


    SEP/OCT CBC Tue PM Specials  Come on out and join the fun - Open and NLM games every Tuesday Evening. You can make the Open game thrive. You can grow the NLM game.  The more the merrier. Bring a friend!
    October is *Jane Johnson Club Appreciation Month.  Win GOLD POINTS at the Club! Same $7 Entry Fee
    Oct 4 Open and NLM Pairs - Debbie Wiest, Director
    Oct 11* JJCA - Open & NLM BAM Teams - John Taylor, Director GOLD POINTS
    Oct 18 Open and NLM Pairs - Debbie Wiest Director
    Oct 25* JJCA - Open and NLM Pairs - Kay Mulford, Director GOLD POINTS

    UNIT 124 Elections -
    This years slate has all three incumbents bidding for reelection:  John Meinking, Tom Mess, and Steve Moese.  Elections will be held during the Spooktacular Sectional at the Cincinnati Bridge Club.  Questions? Contact Joe Muenks or Gail Zimmer. 
    Congratulations to the Mentor Progam International Fund Game Players!
    See our FaceBook Page for the group picture. Thanks to Bob Fisk, Cordell Coy and Barb Levinson, Program Coordinators, and to Debbie Wiest for Directing. The Nancy Sachs Memorial Mentor Award will be made at the Holdiay Party at the end of the year.  
    ALERTJuly 2016 Issue - Large File (2MB). Limited print copies at Elsmere NKy
    and CBC.
    District 11
    Board of Directors Meeting Summary - Summer 2016 
    Board of Governor's Summary - Summer 2016

    Have you tried the Common Game?  Mike Lipp directs a limited game on Monday Evenings and an Open Game on Wednesday Mornings that are now part of the Common Game.  NKBC has a Common Game every 2nd and 4th Tuesday Morning.  Use Bridge Winners Common Game, you can get expert players to answer ask experts your questions about any Common Game Hand.
    Recruiting New Bridge Players and ACBL Members - What works best?  
    Thanks to Beth Reid, we have substantial data regarding new ACBL member referrals for the past 5 Years.  We grow best when friends invite friends who invite friends... - Just say'in! DATA
    D11District 11 Ethics & Proprieties Handbook (Draft)
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    Here is a source for discussing the ethics and proprieties of bridge with new players, teachers, club directors, sanction holders and experienced tournament veterans. This draft reference draws from ACBL material (Zero Tolerance, Active Ethics, tournament proprieties, and wonderful content from Canterbury Regional Bridge Association of New Zealand. Please send comments for improvement to Steve Moese at moesefamily@aol.com
    ACBLA. Beth Reid's Board of Director's Report to District 11.
    Board of Governor's Summary to District 11.  Large file 1.4 MB
    ACBL Board of Directors Motions for Reno NABC March 2016
    Robert Hartman's BoG Presentation Slides   Special Board of Governor's Report on ACBL Finances.
    ACBL Strategic Plan   One Page Summary
    CBA DirectoryNew CBA directories are at the CBC.  Pick yours up now - better still, use our online directory!  Online Member Directory.  Click icon. Password Required. ALERTApril 2016 Issue - LARGE FILE 19 pages 1.6 MB
    Printed copies available at the CBC and NKBC
    Midwest MonitorApril 2016 eMagazine is now available.  Big file (6 MB) - use a high speed connection for best results.
    Need more help finding partners at the CBC? Contact Joanne Earls  jolman@fuse.net  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.
    Cheating Scandal News

    John Colapinto "Is the Competitive Bridge World Rife with Cheaters?" Vanity Fair March 2016

    David Owen "Dirty Hands" The New Yorker Magazine March 7 2016
    Jonah Keri, Tricks, Tics, Taps: The Cheating Scandal Rocking Professional Bridge" Rolling Stone Magazine March 9, 2016


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