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    NEWS   Contact Us  Welcome to Unit 124! 

    ACBL LM PinWelcome New Members: Terri Brody, Michael Wheeler
    New RUBY Life Master Ambrish Bansal
    New Silver Life Masters: Lois Klein, Potter Orr, Gail Zimmer
    New Bronze Life Master Cecilia Kloecker

    CONGRATULATIONS! Members with promotions: Diane Homoelle, M. Smith, Diane McNeely. Promotions updated through Aug 1, 2021. See Milestones - Members on the Move.
    Here is your  -  JULY 2021 ALERT - This issue of the ALERT is electronic only - no print copies. (VERY Large File 8.1 MB and 43 pages. Use a high speed connection for best results).  ALERT LIBRARY

    ACBLACBL CANCELS ALL TOURNAMENTS IN AUGUST 2021
    Due to Covid-19 Delta.
    Announcement



    Starting Saturday August 7, 2021, Saturday Supervised Play  is BACK!
    CBASaturday Supervised Play (U100) a fun way to build skills.
    Come at 9:30 AM for a free levcture and stay to play with a table coach and players of your skill level.  Then stay to play in the Saturday Open Game at 1:00 PM.  
    Schedule You may come with a partner or be matched with someone at the game.  Must have under 100 Masterpoints to attend.
     

    DeschapellesDeschapelles, Cincinnati's women's-only sanctioned bridge club, returns to face-to-face play at the Bridge Center on Monday, September 13th at 11:00 AM.  We will be happy to see all our members again and will be offering extra Masterpoints to encourage face-to-face play. As with the precedent established by all of the active bridge games at the Center, all players must show proof of vaccination for Covid and sign a waiver.  Masks are not required at this time, but highly suggested.  No food will be shared or served, only coffee.  Players can bring their own lunch and a short lunch break will be provided at approximately 12:00pm. Reservations are required. Contact Debbie Cummings at H: 859-331-0558 / C: 859-653-0408 or dcummings@twc.com.

    NAPQJune-July-August are NAPQ qualifying months.  If you qualify you can compete in the District 11 Finals at the Cincinnati Bridge Center 2860 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
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     FACE-TO-FACE BRIDGE AT THE CBC and NKBC! Welcome Back
     Bridge is Back!  Grab your partner.
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    Day Time Game
    Mon 7 PM Altman U1500 - Starts 8/30
    Wed 11 AM Open Pairs
    Thu 10 AM U1250 Pairs - Starts 7/29
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    6:30 P 8 is Enough Swiss Teams*- Starts 8/5
    Fri 11 AM Open; U500 if attendance
    Sat 9:30 A Supervised Play - Starts 8/7
    Sat 1 PM Open Pairs - Starts 8/7
    Proof of Vaccination required No food ●All players assume liability for playing at the CBC.  AGREEMENT                     RESULTS
       NKBC
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    We're OPEN!  ($7 Entry Fee): 
    Day Time Game
    Tue 10 AM Open Pairs
    Wed 6:30 PM Open Pairs
    Fri 10 AM Open Pairs
    Location:
    Erlanger Lion's Club
    5996 Belair Dr, Florence, KY 41042
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    There are no Covid-19 restrictions at NKBC games.
    Come and enjoy bridge with your friends!
    RESULTS
    *1st and 3rd Thursdays only. For reservations, contact John Meinking at jokingme71@gmail.com Teams limited to 8 points where each player 0-NLM has 1, NLM to 2000 MPs has 2 and 2001+ MPs has 3.  

    CBC
    Check out the "New" Cincinnati Bridge Center (CBC) Website! You will find Calendars, game schedules, and results!  Posting results to ACBL Live4Clubs continues.  Tournament results (Sectionals and Regionals) are now on ACBL LIVE. The Unit Google Calendar shows Unit and District Tournament schedules. The old CBA result calendar retired. Links to past CBC Clubs result are below.

    Flying Pig RegionalSAVE THE DATES!! CINCINNATI FLYING PIG REGIONAL October 3 - 7
    (That's right - Sunday through Thursday) Game Schedule - Loads of Gold Rush Events in 5 exciting days.  New Sunday Start (site availability) at the newly renovated Marriot Delta Hotel (Formerly the Ramada Plaza) at 11320 Chester Road, Cincinati OH 45246.  Special Bridge Room Rate $89/night.  Reserve early.   Plan now. Get your vaccinations!!! Don't miss the only Regional Tournament in District 11 until June 2022.
     



    NewCCDraft
    DRAFT - NEW ACBL CONVENTION CARD

    for review and comment. The ACBL Competition & Conventions Committee has proposed a new convention card that better reflects the new ACBL Convention charts.  The big changes are:
    ● Separate areas for each of 1♣ and 1
    . (Those who play better minor don't need to fill out the minor sections twice, there is a check box for 'same as over 1♣)
    ● Greatly expanded defensive carding methods section.  
    ● Limit the use of names for conventions where possible.  
    ● More room for style on preempts, and what is to be expected from a balanced opening.
    ● The new alert procedures have also been incorporated with the same color coding:
    Red=Alert, Blue=Announce What do you think?
    Draft Convention Card       Feedback 


    NLM NewsletterNLM Newsletter
    Unit 124 offers a bi-weekly Newsletter to better serve the bridge interests of our Non-Life Master Members.           CBA Newsletter Library

    CBASaturday Supervised Play (U100) a fun way to build skills.

    BiddingBoxWeekly Bidding Quiz Here's a fun way to think about different bidding situations. Members compare how they bid 6 hands each week.  For Non-Life-Masters and advancing players.  See the Quiz Page.
    LBOLLEARN BRIDGE ONLINE - Looking for virtual bridge lessons and learning opportunities?  Check online learning opportunities on the ACBL Website.

    ACBL Intro to BridgeAre you ready to learn how to play?
    Presenting Intro to Bridge, a new interactive online course from the American Contract Bridge League. Each 90-minute lesson – 10 in all – features hands-on learning with plenty of practice for your new skills. You can expect to begin playing shortly into the first lesson. 10 Lessons for just $50 and includes a free 90-day trial of the Shark Bridge app. Classes are taught via Zoom, and we strongly recommend that you use a PC or Mac rather than a tablet.


    SharkBridgeShark Bridge Teachers Console
    is the platform of choice for many successful Online Bridge teachers. Cost is modest and the technology creates a very enjoyable experience for students.  Demo Videos

    AlertNEW! ACBL Alert regulations effective 1/1/2021.   Be up to date. DirectorNEW! Conditions for online ACBL bridgeBe sure to know what's legal and what's not

    WBFHow to fill out your System Card - WBF ←Here is a great source of standard shorthand for bridge terms.  These are widely used on BBO.  Check out pages 3 & 4.  The rest of the document treats expected disclosure at World Championship Tournaments.   

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