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    Cincinnati NLM Sectional2016 Flying Buckeye RegionalD11 NAP FInals Cincinnati Spooktacular Sectional

    NEWS
    Monday Labor Day September 5, why not join the Deschapelles Club for Open Pairs Bridge at the biggest club at the CBC? Come celebrate Labor Day with us at 11 AM ath the Cincinnati BRidge Center.  All welcome. 

    SEP 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!
    Aug 30 NAPQ - Open & NLM – Win a free play to Tuesday Night! (Must have 5 tables minimum per section for drawing)
    Sep 6 Open & NLM Pairs
    Sep 13 International Fund Game - Open & NLM $1 extra - extra MPs
    Sep 20 International Fund Game - Open & NLM $1 extra - extra MPS
    Sep 27 NLM Pairs - No Open Pairs due to Flying Buckeye Regional

    ACBL Suspends/Expels World Class Pairs for Collusive Cheating

    Nominees for the Unit 124 CBA Board of Directors -
    If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors please print a NOMINATION FORM from this website, have 10 members in good standing sign the form, and return the form to Joe Muenks, Gail Zimmer, or any current Member of the Board of Directors by September 15, 2016.  The election will be held at the Cincinnati Spooktacular Sectional October 28-30, 2016.  The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of Unit 124 (aka Cincinnati Bridge Association). 

    New2BridgeGet Ready for the Saturday September 10 Session of New2Bridge!
    Coming to the Cincinnati Bridge Center. 9 AM to 12 Noon. Free!!  Brunch and all materials provided.  Our own Phyllis Bishop will condict a superb first introducton for new players.  So pass the word to your Family and Friends - You, our members, are the best source of new players.  Invite them to come for a great morning and to learn the game at the CBA. Contact Phyllis Bishop at 513-638-0911 or pbb23@fuse.net  by September 6 to reserve your spot!  ONLINE SIGNUP     EVENT FLYER

    BooksUnit 124 Fall Bridge Class Schedule -
    Classes for Beginners and Advancing players.  Check them out!!!

    Nancy Sachs Memorial Mentor Award –
    Call for Nominations
    Nancy initiated the CBA Mentoring Program and always considered it an important part of the CBA bridge program.  As a lasting memorial to Nancy Sachs starting this year we will select a deserving mentor annually who has given their time to help other bridge players.  Winners will be honored on a special plaque at the Cincinnati Bridge Center as well as receive a $200.00 stipend.  Nominations from mentees for this year’s award can be emailed to Paul Pschesang at
    ppschesang@gmail.com.  Please include the nominee’s name and brief description on why they should be considered for this award.  Due date for nominations is Sep 2, 2016.  This year’s winner will be announced at the final Mentor-Mentee Game later in September.   

    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE

    WELCOME! New Members: Joann Behr, Agnes Boswell, Anuradha Kulkarni, Vinayak Kulkarni, Kathy Rice
    NEW BRONZE LIFE MASTERS: Robert S Brown, Vernon Goetz, Lilam Stanley
    NEW LIFE MASTERS: Norah Clark, Howard Simon
    Others with promotions:
     Janet Cloud, Dorothy Comassar, Henry Craycraft, Muriel Holzman, Carolyn Murray, Janet Thurnau, David Elliott, Karen Rohrer, Barbara SchanzlePromotions are updated through August 1, 2016.  See Milestones - Members on the Move for details!

    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

    Members - check the directors desk for your CBA Member name tag - we have dozens whose owners have not yet claimed.
    Check out the photos from the farewell Party for Romeo Bodrogi-Podoaba Monday Evening July 11th

    CBA Mentoring Program2016 CBA Mentoring Programs Underway
    NKBC (Elsmere KY) Contact Cordell Coy with questions cordellcoy@gmail.com (859) 466-1835.
    Cincinnati Bridge Center contact Bob Fisk bobsbbcards@gmail.com (513) 379-5252 or Barbara Levinson bsl@fuse.net  (513) 258-8216 with questions. 
    SPECIAL - $10 CBC Game Passes for Mentor Pairs good at any CBC game (save $4).  See Barb, Bob, or Mike Lipp.

    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) -
    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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