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    ALERTApril 2016 Issue - LARGE FILE 19 pages 1.6 MB
    Printed copies available at the CBC and NKBC

    Get Ready for the FLYING PIG REGIONAL!
    This year the Inaugural event will be the Pro Am Pairs.  This single session pairs event requires pre-registration.  Here is the FLYER with all the details.  300 MP and under players will be paired with more experienced partners.  Last year we had 72 pairs.  Reservations must be made before May 26th
    Amateurs - please RSVP to Margaret Young (513)-284-5731 or margyoung@msn.com
    Pros - please RSVP to Nancy Luetge at 513-793-2337.
    Cincinnati BC Tuesday Night Specials

    NEWCome on out and join the fun - Open and NLM games with special attraction every Tuesday. You can make the Open game thrive. You can grow the NLM game.  The more the merrier. Bring a friend!

    May 24 Open & NLM Pairs.  Win free entries to the Flying Pig Regional. 
    May 31 Closed for Flying Pig Regional
    June 7 NAPQ Open & NLM
    June 14 NAPQ – Open & NLM – Pot Luck Night (Bring Something tasty to share with 4 other people).
    June 21 Open & NLM Pairs. Board of Directors Night - Come early to meet the Board Members. Pizza with entry.
    June 28 Mentor Pairs and NLM Game (NLMs can play in either).
     
     

    May - Sep
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    CBA Mentoring ProgramAnnouncing the 2016 CBA Mentoring Programs
    NKBC (Elsmere KY) kicks of the Mentoring Program on Friday April 29 @ 10 AM. Contact Cordell Coy to sign up as a Mentor or Advancing Player - cordellcoy@gmail.com (859) 466-1835.
    Cincinnati Bridge Center kicks off its Mentoring Program Tuesday Evening May 24 at 7:00 PM.  Sign up from the Mentoring Program Page (click icon to the left) or contact Bob Fisk bobsbbcards@gmail.com
    (513) 379-5252 or Barbara Levinson bsl@fuse.net  (513) 258-8216 to get a Mentor or volunteer to be one.
    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 GameNKBC 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
    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
    WELCOME! New Members: Alice Slagle, Joan Westendorf
    BRONZE LIFE MASTERS: Elissa Chisholm, Marlene, Pierce
    Others with promotions: Tara Eaton, Dolly Kohls, Peter Dehaan, Cheryl Endres, Sandra Fielman, Donna Glover, Estella Hassan, Patricia Misrach, Anita Outcelt, Pamela Kennedy, Anirudh Pandit, Arun PanditPromotions are updated through May 1, 2016.  See Milestones - Members on the Move for details! As of December 2015, the ACBL established new Life Master ranks. For details see our Members on the Move Page or go to the ACBL Masterpoint Rank Page

    Books

    Looking for Bridge Lessons?  
    We've got 'em! Check out the offerings for beginners and intermediates starting in January. Spring 2016 Lesson Calendar
    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. ALERTJANUARY 2016 Issue - LARGE FILE 17 pages 2.7 MB  (Correction: If you have joined the ACBL after 1 Jan 2010, you need 500 MP to be a Life Master and 750 MP to be a Bronze LM. -Ed) Midwest MonitorJanuary 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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