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    CBA VIRTUAL CLUB GAMES ON BBO -
    BBOPlay often and sign up early. Entries open 2 hours in before of play. Mike Burns runs a live partnership desk for U50/U100/500/750 CBA games .  If you need a partner for those games contact:
    Mike Burns   Cell / Text: (513) 926-1790

    Learn about BBO, playing online & finding your results:  Online Bridge How To's   Videos

    Daily Online Game Schedule
    Day Time Game Results Director
    Mon 2:00 P U50 CBA Pam
    Mon 6:30 P Open NKBC John or Cordell
    Tue 11 A U100 CBA Pam
    Tue 1:45 P Open NKBC/And John or Cordell
    Wed 11 A U750 CBA Pam
    Wed 6:30 P IMPs NKBC John or Cordell
    Thu 6:30 P 4=E* CBA Pam
    3rd
    Thu
    6:30 P 8=E**
    Swiss
    CBA Pam
    Fri 1:30 P U500 NKBC/And John or Cordell
    Fri 1:45 P Open NKBC/And John or Cordell
    2nd Sun 1:45 P Open Swiss CBA Pam
    4th Sun 1:45 P Open NKBC/And John or Cordell
    *4 is Enough (4=E) is a limited pairs game. Pairs cannot exceed 4 points. Points are based on current masterpoints:  0-400 MPs - 1;   401-1500 MPs - 2;  1501+ MPs - 3. Total pair points must be 4 or less. A 2 and a 3, or two 3's may not play together.
    **Swiss Teams limited to 8 points and 4 players per team using above scale.

    "HOW-TO" VIDEOS FOR ONLINE PLAY
    How to Use Bridge Base Online (Sylvana Morici)
    Adding BBO $'s to your account (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Bid and Play (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Alert your Bids (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Set up your convention card (S.Morici)
    How to Play on BBO(Samantha McDouglas)

    Need more help finding partners @ CBC? Contact Mike Burns rmikeburnsi@gmail.com 513-574-4067 
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    ACBLACBL ANNOUNCES
    Tournaments Cancelled through July 2021
    2021 Online Event Schedule
    ACBL Cancels St Louis 2021 NABC
    ACBL Cancels Tournaments through 4/30/21
    Invite friends to Play in Your VCG

    Jan/Feb 2021 ACBL Tournaments Cancelled
    ACBL Reopening Recommendations
    Bridge on Broadway - ACBL video

    Keep abreast with changing regulations:
    New Alert Procedures - eff. Jan 1, 2021
    CoC-Online Bridge-Appx O- eff. Aug 2020

    Convention Charts - eff. 12 Feb 2020

    The UNIT 124 Calendar will be blank until face-to-face bridge resumes. 
    ONLINE EVENTS
           Mar 11-21  North American Online Bridge Championships NAP, KO Teams & Pairs
      Mar 22-28  CLUBS: Stardust Week Extra Masterpoints in Virtual Club Games
      Apr 5  Registration for D11 GNT Finals Closes
    Apr 12-18  Charity Week Extra Masterpoints in Virtual Club Games
         

    NEWS Contact Us EmailWELCOME to Unit 124!

    ACBLACBL Postpones Summer NABC to 2022 (Providence RI). 
    Tournaments Cancelled through end July 2021.
    Sectionals expected to start August 2021 and Regionals October 2021. 
    Clubs reopen based on local conditions.
    Announcement     Timeline


    D11D11 GNT 2021 FINALS Registration OPEN til April 5, 2021
    Register HERE.  For details, see the FLYER and the D11 GNT FAQ
    What to expect:
    ---Entry fees are $50 per team per session (qualifying and finals).
    ---Registration is by Bridge Winners (not need to be a BW member to register).
    ---Must have all team members and ACBL player numbers at time of registration. 
    ---Teams or individuals may register for different flights. 
    ---Payment required at time of registration. You will automativcall be billed for all sessions paid. 
    ---MPs limits are based on your holding as of 6 Aug 2019 (almost 2 years ago).
    ---Teams will earn no stipend for the NAOBC from D11 since that event is also oniline. The District will compensate teams for NAOBC Finals entry fees not paid by the ACBL,

    ACBL LM PinWelcome New Member: Terri Skidmore
    New Ruby Life Master
    Howard Simon
    New Silver Life Master Steve Felson
    CONGRATULATIONS! Members with promotions:
    Gail Ford, Robert Campbell, Florence Ketters, Cynthia Steinmann, Kathy Bahl, Terry Barrett, Tara Eaton, Douglas Edwards, Phyllis Rozof, John Hassan, Tony Liming, Veida Wasserman, Eileen Barrett, Phyllis Mendoza. Promotions updated through March 1, 2021. See Milestones - Members on the Move.

    MARCH 7, 2021 - BridgetoSchool Online Charity Pro Am Event  Yeshiva Lubovich
    Granovetters
    Pamela and Matthew Granovetter invite you to play in the Bridgetoschool Championship, for the benefit of the Yeshivas High School of Cincinnati, an international boarding school for teenagers.  Play with and against the top bridge players in the world for 20 Boards, while helping a wonderful school! 
    Date: Sunday March 7, 1 PM  EST       Venue: BBO        DONATE    FLYER
    Donors may play with a bridge pro or their own partner. All donations are tax deductible.

    New!Open Swiss Teams - Sundays March 14 and 28  1:45 PM Virtual Clubs
    How to register. We do not require reservations.  If you need a pair to complete your team, you can still register.  Everyone will play.   If you have a foursome, the first two players register as a pair.  The second pair comes in and registers. There is an option to pick their teammates. We will learn together.  If you need help finding partners, contact Pam Campbell or Mike Burns.   If you have any questions about this Swiss Team game, contact Pam Campbell  or Cordell Coy.


    New!8 is Enough Online Swiss Teams - Thursday March 18 @ 6:30 PM. Virtual Clubs (3rd Thurs/Month)
     
    How to register.   Need help finding partners? Contact Pam Campbell or Mike Burns.  
    Player Points:     0-400 Masterpoints = 1        401-1500 Masterpoints = 2       1501+ Masterpoints= 3
    The total team points (4 players) cannot exceed 8.  Check Current Masterpoints. You must have a team of 4 so we ensure all teams are 8 or less. If you have any questions about this Swiss Team game, feel free to contact Pam Campbell  or Cordell Coy.


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

    SharkBridgeShark Bridge Teachers Console is the platform of choice for many successful Online Bridge teachers. If you are a bridge teacher and not yet using it, check it out!  This is the future for teaching bridge, whether online or in person! Cost is very modest and the technology creates a very enjoyable experience for students.  Demo Videos

    Tristate BridgeBegin your bridge journey in the Tri-State right NOW!
    Area Teachers & Classes

    NewToDuplicateLearn more about the history of the game and benefits of Playing Bridge. Find a teacher or club anywhere in the USA. ACBL Learn
    AlertNEW! ACBL Alert regulations effective 1/1/2021.   Be up to date. DirectorNEW! Conditions for online ACBL bridge.  Be sure to know what's legal and what's not! 


    Here is your  -  January 2021 ALERT

    This issue of the ALERT will be electronic only - no print copies available. (Large File 2.5 MB and 34 pages. Use a high speed connection for best results).
    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

    Your Opinion CountsUNIT 124 - Online Bridge Survey Results Here is the topline report from the survey.  Thanks to all who provided their input.  If you are not currently playing online and are interested in trying for the first time, contact a virtual club game director

    WBF
    How 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.   

    REOPENING FACE TO FACE BRIDGE SURVEY: →
    TOPLINE RESULTS Thanks to all who shared their views.  In the meantime, stay safe, be healthy, and enjoy Bridge online. 

    AJAJ Stephani, ACBL Board of Directors

    New! June 2020 Board of Directors Report
    Spring Report

    March Special Report

    LBOLLEARN BRIDGE ONLINE - Looking for virtual bridge lessons and learning opportunities?  Check online learning opportunities on the ACBL Website
    USEFUL FACTS about Covid-19:
    covid19FLATTEN THE CURVE
    Practice good hygiene. (video)
    Covid 19 Transmission
    Public Rest Rooms
    CDC Recommendations     CDC Hand Hygiene
    Ohio Dept of Health News
    Trackers:
    Ohio         Johns Hopkins        Reuters(By State)
    Covid 19 Statistics      JAMA covid-19 Articles

    CALENDAR USERS GUIDE Expand Calendar to Full Screen
    Special Game Codes & Masterpoint Awards

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    Links to Videos from past Stars
    Gavin Wolpert Road to Victory Louisville '11
    Steve Weinstein 2013 Blue Ribbon Pairs
    Peter Hollands Bridge Lessons
    John McAllister's Double Dummy (fee)
    Varghese Bridge-The Ultimate Mind Game
    The Ace of Hearts - Part 1 (UK)
    The Ace of Hearts - Part 2 (UK)

    Master Bridge Series - Episode 1 (UK)
    In the Cards - The Secret World of Professional Bridge (Canada)

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