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    Calling all CBC Players - Join the Unit Board this Tue Eve April 25 For Open Pairs at the CBC.

    SAVE THE DATE! MAY 2, 2017
    Unit 124 CBA Awards Night
    TUESDAY EVENING starting 6:15 PM at the Cincinnati Bridge Center
    Come celebrate the Unit 124 CBA 2016 Life Masters
    Come recognize the Unit 124 CBA:
    Mini-McKenney Award Winners
    Ace Of Clubs Award Winners
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    WELCOME! New Members: Gayle Jones, Judith Niemi, Thomas Sextro, Tanya Stager, Susan Walker. 

    NEW Ruby Life Master: Herb Behr
    NEW Silver Life Master: Albert Beaupre

    Others with promotions:  Edward Schneider, Jeanne Bossart, John Brooks, ANna Clark, Todd Ertel, Faye Levine, Barry Wauligman.  Promotions are updated through April 1, 2017.  See Milestones -
    Members on the Move for details!

    New to Bridge
    Have a friend or family member who wants to learn bridge? Bring them to NEW 2 BRIDGE! This beginner's introduction is taught by Phyllis Bishop (FREE) on 9:00 AM to 12 Noon Saturday April 29, 2017 at the CBC.  (Sign-in begins 8:30 AM).  Register by April 25 to Reserve Your Spot! Click “Contact Us” Above and complete the e-form.  Questions?  Contact Phyllis:  Phone:  (513-638-0911)

    The Cincinnati Bridge Association is posting a Bridge Center Manager Job.  If you are interested please contact John Meinking at or any current Unit Board member. Compensation discussed privately.   JOB DESCRIPTION
    CBA MENTOR PAIRS - Coming May 2 to Northern Kentucky and May 31 to the Cincinnati Bridge Center -
    Experienced players and advancing players (non-life masters for the most part) pair up for a series of games over the Spring and Summer. Many players form partnerships on their own, but for those of you who don’t, we’ll make every effort to pair you up with an appropriate partner. You can read more about the program and sign up online at There’ll be paper sign-up sheets available at the CBC. 
    For those of you who aren’t able to play in the designated games (or for masochists who want to play even more often), we’ll be selling $10 passes that will allow you and your partner to play together in any game at the CBC. You can purchase passes from Barb Levinson, Mike Lipp, or Bob Fisk.  The first official game in Northern Kentucky is Tuesday May 2 at 10 AM.  The first official game at the CBC is Wednesday, May 31st at 7:00pm. Sign up soon—the earlier the better!  CBA Mentor Program Page (and Sign ups) 
    Contact Bob Fisk  (513) 379-5252     Barb Levinson  (513) 258-8216    
    and in Northern Kentucky, please contact:  Iris Libby  (513) 381-4061 or (925) 289-6036

    All daytime games at the CBC are now COMMON GAMES.  Go to the Common Game Website for more details. 

    Check Out the 2017 SPRING Bridge Class Schedule! - This is a great opportunity to grow your skills and in our great game!  Classes for all levels Beginners through Advanced by CBA's reknowned teachers - AJ Stephani Amy Fisher Bob Fisk Joe Fisher Phyllis Bishop and Potter Orr For more information go to CBA Bridge Classes or contact the teacher directly.

    Calling ALL CBA BRIDGE LIBRARY BOOKS! Time to check yourself back in.  If you know a CBA member who has a library book, please remind them to return it to the Library.  We want you back at the Bridge Center so others can have a chance to read you!

    NABC Fundraiser WeekAttention Club Managers - Check out the NABC Fundraiser Games Week May 8-14, 2017.
    Flyer contains information. Sign you club up today!
    XTRA MASTERPOINTS!! 85% Section Rated.
    Extra $1 entry fee goes to support the NABC effort for Columbus 2020.

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    WINTER 2017 District 11 Midwest Monitor
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    2016 CBA Unit 124 FInancials
    are posted for your review. We had a very good year.
    Plan Your Campaign! - help to reach your next Master Point Rank. Created and sponsored by the Common Game. Please direct any questions/comments to
    Have you tried the Common Game?  Mike Lipp directs a limited game on Monday Evenings and an Open Game on Tuesday and an Intermediate game on Wednesday Mornings all 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)
    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 reference draws from ACBL material (Zero Tolerance, Active Ethics, tournament proprieties, and wonderful content from Canterbury Regional Bridge Association of New Zealand.
    ACBLAJ Stephani's Board of Director's Report to District 11.
    Board of Directors and Board of Governor's Reports
    Robert Hartman's BoG Presentation Slides   Special Board of Governor's Report on ACBL Finances.
    ACBL Strategic Plan   One Page Summary

    CBA DirectoryCBA directories are at the CBC.  Pick yours up - better still, use our online directory!  Online Member Directory.  Click icon. Password Required. ALERTOct 2016 Issue - LARGE FILE 1.6 MB
    Printed copies available at the CBC and NKBC.
    Midwest MonitorJanuary 2017 eMagazine Big file (7.4 MB) - use a high speed connection for best results.
    Need more help finding partners CBC? Contact Joanne Earls  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.
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    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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