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    Game closings for covid-19/SARS-COV-2: 
    Anderson BC GAMES SUSPENDED*
    NKy BC GAMES SUSPENDED*
    CBC GAMES SUSPENDED
    Bridge 101 & 102 Classes CANCELLED
    Supervised Play SUSPENDED
    Come & Play SUSPENDED
    *Subject to extension; Check website
    Ohio Stay At Home Order (4/2/20)
    Ohio Public Health Orders
    Kentucky Public Health Updates
    Link to Cancelled D11 Tournaments
    Link to Cancelled ACBL Tournaments

    Closings may continue past the dates shown here.  Please return for updates
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    Tristate BridgeFind the best option to begin your bridge journey in the Tri-State right NOW! Try Bridge WebsiteLearn more about the history of the game and benefits of Playing Bridge. Find a teacher or club anywhere in the USA.

    ALERTANDERSON, NKy, CINCINNATI BCs CLOSED - Check Game Closing Updates
    CDC RECOMMENDS NO GATHERINGS OF 50 OR MORE PEOPLE. Details 
    OHIO Extends Stay at Home Order until May 1, 2020
    Details

    STAY SAFE. KEEP OTHERS SAFE. Practice good hygiene, social distance (at least 6 feet apart). Stay home.

    webinar
    Free Webinar! AJ Stephani will conduct a free webinar
    Thursday 3:00 PM April 9, 2020:  "All Things Online Bridge".
    All Unit 124 members with active emails will have received their invitation and link sent 4/8/2020.  This webinar will enable you to play in the Cincinnati Bridge Club BBO Online Games run daily at 11 AM (see below). Check you emails for the link. 



    BBOCBCSYCBBO STARTING MONDAY APRIL 6 -
    DAILY 11:05 AM Cincinnati Bridge Club
    (7 Days a week)
    on BBO Isaac Stephani Director. Entry $5 Each. 18 Boards. Flighted Open Pairs. Black Points. Must have played at Anderson/CBC/NKy in the past 12 months.  https://www.bridgebase.com/v3/
    SUPPORT YOUR CBA CLUB GAMES ON BBO --
    Click for INSTRUCTIONS
    log on at least 5 minutes before game time

    Here's what to do
    :

    1)   Join BBO to create your account.  (To add your ACBL #, Go to “ACBL World”. At the bottom find 3 big blue buttons. Click “update your ACBL number.” Follow the instructions).

    2)   Log onto BBO. 
    3)   Buy BB$ to pay for your CBC Games on BBO. No Free Plays accepted.
    4)   From the Home Page, click "Competitive".
    5)   Click  "ACBL Virtual Clubs"
    6)   Click the "Pending" tab (Upper Left)7)   Search "Cincinnati" - results filter dynamically as you type
    8)   Know your partner's BBO Name
    9)   Register both partners to play between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on the day you play.


    Both partners must be online to regiater.  If not registered on time, you might not be able to play.  BBO Minimum is 6 tables.  This is an important way to support all our sanction holders while face to face bridge cannot happen.

    BBO DETAILS
       ACBL FAQ     ACBL Support Your Club Games     BBO tutorials
    on  ACBL.org

    Ray Fink posted several links to videos for first time BBO users in this Bridge Winners Article.
    Jim Perkins posted an article for Club Managers thinking of running a BBO Game. Details
    Welcome NEW MEMBERS: David Gilner, Thomas Nagy.
    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE

    New RUBY LIFE MASTER: Sheldon, Kushner
    New BRONZE Life Masters: Imogene Enzweiler, Carol Scovic

    Members with promotions: Joanne Brown, Marc Manly, William Robinson, Winkie Upson, Loren Cornett, Jane Olson, Joanne Sloneker, Anna Clark, Eileen Barrett, Kathryn Burns. Promotions are updated through April 1, 2020. See Milestones - Members on the Move for details.
    NOTICE: The April 2020 ALERT is Postponed.  Issue date TBA. 

    Free
    What to do with all that extra time? In addition to playing on BBO, here are some worthy free bridge articles/books available for download. Hosted on BridgeWinners
    New! Competitive Bids the Scanian Way by Mats Nilsland et al.  (2020)
    Social Distancing? Here's a Digital Care Package by Nick Fahrer (Australian Bridge Federation) - 2 Books, a Magazine Issue and a Marty Bergen Lesson. 

    LBOLLEARN BRIDGE ONLINE
    - Looking for virtual bridge lessons and learning opportunities?  Check online learning opportunities on the ACBL Website
    AJ
    AJ Stephani, ACBL Board of Directors Special Report
    Columbus NABC Cancelled
    ACBL Announcement



    acbl20 MARCH 2020 -
    The ACBL Board of Directors postponed the NAP Finals to Montreal July 2020, details to be announced later.  They also moved the GNT Finals to Tampa Fall 2020, details to be announced later.  Districts must register qualifying GNT teams by October 1, 2020.  District 11 has postponed the D11 GNT Finals to a date to be determined. 

    Please exercise care if attending large gatherings. Avoid all you can avoid.   Covid-19 is now community spread, and people over the age of 60 run high risk if infected. Covid-19 Updates:
    covid19FLATTEN THE CURVE
    Practice good hygiene. (video)
    Covid 19 Transmission
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    Ohio Dept of Health News Ohio Covid-19 Tracker
    Johns Hopkins CSSE Covid-19 Tracker
    Covid 19 Statistics

    SwissBoardOur Swiss Team board has a new look! Our own very skilled artisan Sharon Koster designed and crafted the new banner. After weeks of her work, we were able to attach the new art. It looks great and adds a measure of distinction to the our playing area! Thank you Sharon, and know that the time and skill you gave this project is greatly appreciated.
    Unit 124 Board of Directors (via Mike Burns).

    ConnectionsTry this new link to BRIDGE CONNECTIONS
    a service of the good folks at the Common Game - see all your partners, your pair strength and your Masterpoints(R) won. You need Adobe FLash to see the graphic mapping your partnerships. Firefox works well on this link. 



    Click for your electronic copy.Here is your January 2020 Alert
    (Large File 2.7 MB Use high Speed Connection for best Results)


    CashJackpotPOSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    Starting April 7, 2020 - Tuesday Night Open Pairs Progressive Cash Jackpot Promotion.
    All participating players eligible to win progressive Jackpot starting at $10 and growing $10 each week to a maximum of $250 until won. Winning pair matches their percentage score (2 decimal places) to random number between 40.00% and 60.00%.  Must be members in good standing.  All pairs have an equal chance of winning. Pairs that place high in the score have no advantage.  After payout, jackpot restarts at $10.  Do you feel lucky? Then come out and play for fun - and win some cash.  The entry fee remains $8 ($9 for special games). There is no additional cost to participate. Contact Isaac with any questions.  issacstephani@gmail.com Details.
    2020MedallionGameSAVE THE DATE - Tuesday Evening May 12, 2020 The ANNUAL Unit 124 MEDALLION GAME - Come
    celebrate Last Year's Life Masters, and the winners of Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney Awards. Food and Drink provided. Normal entry fees for extra Masterpoints - New Life Masters and Ace of Clubs and Mini-McKenney winners play for free.  Don't miss this fun evening. 

    Zach GrossackZach  Grossack, ACBL's youngest ever Grand Life Master, on trybridge.org video on why everyone should play bridge - "It's the most complex game in the world and people don't know about it". Take the 2 minutes and 10 seconds to enjoy the energy and enthusiam from one of the best young players in the world. VIDEO

    CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    Anderson BC Update -
    plays at Mt. Moriah Church, 681 Mt. Moriah Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45245.  Game time 1 PM. 

    CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
    NKy Bridge Club Update - Effective March 1, all NKBC games will be held at Erlanger Lion’s Club
    . 5996 Belair Drive, Florence KY.  Game fee is $7. Just come and play. We are changing our Monday game to Tuesday. We will play TUESDAY 10AM , Wednesday evening 6:30PM, Thursday 10AM , and Friday 10AM . Stay current at the
    NKY Club website.   
    Calling all Directors & Players interested in the New Laws for Duplicate Bridge.  The World Bridge Federation Laws Committee has published its official commentary on the 2017 update to the Laws of Bridge. 
    WBF 2017 Laws Commentary              WBF Definition Comparable Calls

    Make Your Zeal for Bridge Infectious - How to Spread the Fun
    Each of us are the very best recruiters for this game of ours.  Now here's a way to make showing people the fun of Bridge easy to do without taking on full scale lessons (we have wonderful teachers who can help with that).  Adults have more fun doing than listening to lectures anyway.  So do youngsters in Middle or High School, even College!  One idea is to emphasize the fun and challenge of play, foregoing bidding for when people are ready.  Here are two mini-games that do just that.  No bidding systems or heavy rules - just a great way to experience much of the fun bridge can be.  Mini-Bridge
    is practiced in the Americas and Europe.  HOOL is a modified version of Mini-Bridge that shares hand information without the burden of bidding systems.  NOW invite your friends over, have a Mini-Bridge/HOOL party, and get them loving this game enough to take lessons and think about rubber bridge then duplicate.  Baby steps! 
    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!  

    D11District 11 Ethics & Proprieties Handbook (FINAL) - Here is a source for discussing the ethics and proprieties of bridge with new players, teachers, club directors, sanction holders and experienced tournament veterans.


    Map Events-100 miles of Cincinnati next 90 Days (Tournaments, Clubs, Teachers, Youth Events)

    See this Bridge Video: For card loving bridge players, attracting youth is ultimate puzzle. CBC News Clip on the Toronto Tournament. View the Video ALL CBC GAMES are COMMON GAMES See Common Game for details. 
    ACBLAJ Stephani's Board of Director's Report to D11.
    Board of Directors and Board of Governor's Reports
    CBA DirectoryCBA directories are at the CBC.  Pick yours up - better still, use our online directory!  Online Member Directory.  Click icon. Password Required. Need more help finding partners CBC? Contact Joanne Earls  jolman@fuse.net  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.
    CALENDAR USERS GUIDE Expand Calendar to Full Screen
    Special Game Codes & Masterpoint Awards

    Join us at the Cincinnati Bridge Center Monday through Saturdays!

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