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    NOTICE:  ALL GAMES at the CBC are now COMMON GAMES See the Common Game Website for more details. 

    Tuesday Evening Open Game - Next edition Tuesday June 27 - Play with the Board of Directors

    May is Grass Roots Fund Month - $1 extra pp for 63.6% Sectional Rated Black Points.
    Funds raised will be returned annually to the individual district in which those funds were raised to help fund Grand National Teams and North American Pairs.
    June through August play in special North American Pair Qualifier Games. $1 pp extra with extra Master Points (83.8% Sectional Rating 50% Red/50% Black).  Earn the right to play in the District 11 FInals at the CBC on Nov 4-5, 2017.Check the District 11 NAP FAQs for more details.
     
    Pro Am Flying PigHave you signed up for the 3rd annual
    Pro Am Pairs kicking off the Cincinnati Flying Pig Regional?  Time's a wastin'.  FLYER
    • Amateurs sign up by calling or emailing Margaret Young: 513-284-5731; margyoung@msn.com
    • Pros sign up by calling Nancy Luetge: 513 793 2337
    • Monday, June 5 at 2:30 PM at the Ramada Plaza Sharonville
    • Pro’s and Am’s will be randomly paired for a duplicate pairs game
    • Pro’s will play the Am’s card (unless it has a lot of unusual conventions).  Am’s should bring 2 copies of their card.
    • Arrive at 1:30 to meet your partner and discuss your card.  
    • $13 entry fee


    Calling ALL D11 BRIDGE TEACHERS and CLUB OWNERS - You are invited to a round table discussion at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Regional. We value your expertise and want to learn from you what  District 11 can do to help grow club game participation and recruiting new members.  Check the flyer for more details. RSVP by Friday June 2, to Maribeth Ransel marjoeransel@live.com  

    Click for your electronic copy.  Here is your copy of the:
    Spring 2017 ALERT
    (Large File 3.6 MB Use high Speed Connection for best Results)
    SPRING 2017 District 11 Midwest Monitor
    (Large file 6 MB - Use high speed connection for best results)

    Congratulations to All our New Life Masters, Unit Award Winners, Ace of Clubs Winners, Mini McKenney WInners.
      Celebration Night Photos and Results

    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE

    WELCOME! New Members: Barbara Gloeckner, Becky Karak 

    NEW SAPPHIRE LIFE MASTER: CLIFF PLEATMAN
    NEW Bronze Life Master:
    Pam Campell, John Wolfe
    Others with promotions:  Kathryn Burns, Nancy Hatch, Mary McLaughlin, Anne Rinaldi, Sanfrord Chertok, Amy Heilbrinner, Joy Russell, Sandra Fielman, Kevin Henry, Pat Olexesy.  Promotions are updated through May 1, 2017.  See Milestones -
    Members on the Move for details!


    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. There’ll be paper sign-up sheets available at the CBC. 
    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 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  bobsbbcards@gmail.com  (513) 379-5252     Barb Levinson  bsl@fuse.net  (513) 258-8216 and in Northern Kentucky, please contact:  Iris Libby bridgerone@gmail.com  (513) 381-4061 or (925) 289-6036
    2017 Longest DayGet ready for the Longest Day - Support the Alzheimer's Association by playing bridge or making a donation at participating clubs in our area. 
    Special extra games are planned so you can enjoy a full day of play.
    Consult your favorite club for details.
    CBC Flyer includes game times and special events - join for the bridge and stay to donate.
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    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. For more information go to CBA Bridge Classes.

    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!

    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. 
    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.   Midwest MonitorAPRIL 2017 eMagazine Big file (6 MB) - use a high speed connection for best results.
    Need more help finding partners CBC? Contact Joanne Earls  jolman@fuse.net  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.


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