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    NEWS Contact the CBAWELCOME to the CBA!

    Deschapelles Bridge Club extends an invitation to ALL to play in the Monday May 28, 2018 OPEN GAME at 11:00 AM at the CBC.  Please plan car pools and alternate parking.  Come early.  There will be parking issues due to Thrift Store sale. Reading Road will be partially blocked for the parade. Questions? Contact Debbie Cummings
    ACBL Longest Day FAQThe Longest Day –
    This year the ACBL has dedicated the ENTIRE WEEK June 17-June 24 (Clubs can select one day) to fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association.  Please check the clubs nearest you for charity games (funds to the Alzheimer Association) and extra Masterpoints and for additional activities and events supporting this great charity.  Have you considered volunteering or making a donation?  Now’s the time to do it!  Contact Jusina (Jusie) Clendening to lend your support to this great charity event.  jclendening@cinci.rr.com


    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE-
    WELCOME! New Members: Gretchen Bartley, Linda Costura, Thomas Hayes, Mickey Kelley, Diane McNeeley 
    NEW SAPPHIRE LIFE MASTER - BOB FISK
    NEW RUBY Life Master - Denny Schultz
    NEW Silver Life Master - Pam Campbell

    NEW Bronze Life Master - John Williams
    New Life Master - Michelle Barker, John Williams
    Members with promotions:  
    Eileen Barrett, karen Husky, David Loebach, Beverley Wendel, Iris Shaw, Frances Hamilton, Monica Ibarra, Tom Kereiakes, Ruth Arnson, Donald Pollack, Mike Burns.   Promotions are updated through April 30, 2018.  See
    Milestones - Members on the Move for details!

    CBA Mentoring ProgramCalling ALL MENTORS and MENTEES (Advancing Players)! Register NOW for the 2018 Mentor Program.
     
    Mentor Mentee games will be held at the CBC and NKy Bridge Center (Elsmere Senior Center).  For program details, registration and contact information, please go to the Mentor Program Page.

    This is perhaps the most popular program offered in the Unit.  Advancing players will be matched with a compatible Mentor.  You will play 4 or more times between May and September, working on those parts of your game where you want help.  Don't miss this chance to improve your game and meet one of the better players in our Unit.  The first session in NKy is May 17 and the first session in the CBC is May 30.  Register NOW so you are assured a partner!
    NAP Qualifying Games
    Attention all Unit Members - Participating Clubs offer North American Pairs Qualifying Games throughout the months of June, July and August.  This grass roots pairs event culminates in the NAP District finals. $1 more and you earn extra Masterpoints. District 11 Qualifiers earn a stipend and the right to represent the District in the National Competition at the Memphis NABC in March 2019.- Participating Clubs offer North American Pairs Qualifying Games throughout the months of June, July and August.  This grass roots pairs event culminates in the NAP District finals. $1 more and you earn extra Masterpoints. District 11 Qualifiers earn a stipend and the right to represent the District in the National Competition at the Memphis NABC in March 2019. Frequently Asked Questions
    THE FLYING PIG NEEDS YOU!  
    We would appreciate your help in welcoming our friends and guests by making or buying food items for our regional in June. The sign up sheets will be in the bridge center along with the dates you would like to volunteer. If you have any questions please contact:  Joy Singerman  (513) 531-5882  Debbie Wiest  (513) 847-4822 Carol Scovic (302) 256-2190
    Cincinnati Flying Pig ProAm PAIRS. 
    This first session pairs event of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Regional Monday June 11.  Newer Players (Amateurs or Ams) are randomly selected to play with advanced players (the “Pros”) for a fun filled bridge session.  We cannot accommodate requests for specific players.
             Ams rank UNDER Life Master
             Pro must be a Life Master. 
             Everyone is welcome regardless of home Unit. 
    When: Monday Afternoon June 11.  Arrive at 1:30 to meet your partner.  Play begins at 2:30 PM.  Ams, make sure you bring two copies of your favorite convention card. Discuss it with your Pro Partner.  Pros will play your card.  Hand records will be distributed after the game.  Hang around when you are done!  Pros will discuss the hands and review things you did well.  They might also offer one or two pointers for some fine tuning.   
    SIGN UP! Be sure to sign up for the Pro-Am.  Reservations must be made before June 4th.
    Ams – Please RSVP to Peg Ammon ammonfarm@gmail.com or John Taylor johntaylorjtt@gmail.com or (859) 739 0457
    Pros – Please RSVP to Patty Eber at opieeb@gmial.com or 513 658 9056
    ANNOUNCING the FLYING PIG ROBERT TODD SEMINAR
    Robert is a professional player and lecturer and considered by many to be one of the top young bridge teachers in North America. Robert holds a wide range of bridge events, from 8-12 player workshops up to 150-200 player large seminars. This seminar is at Cincinnati Bridge Center, 2860 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241) Reserve on or before May 28 - No drop ins please.  See FLYER for details.
    Sunday, June 10th
    9:00AM:
    Doubles – The Key to Competitive Bidding
    Noon: LUNCH
    1:15PM:
    Trick Showing Bids
    Monday, June 11th
    9AM:
    Defensive Strategies and Tools
    Noon:
    LUNCH
    2:30PM:
    Join us at the Flying Pig Pro Am! (1:30 for partnership assignments)
     **All seminars will feature prepared hands that illustrate the seminar topic!**  

    Congratulations to the Unit 124 Ace of Clubs and Mini McKinney Winners and the Unit 124 Life Master Class of 2017. Check details on this page.

    Click for your electronic copy. Here is your copy of the:    
    APR 2018 ALERT

    NKy Club Notes Addendum to the ALERT

    (Large File 7.2 MB Use high Speed Connection for best Results)

    AJ Stephani's Report to District 11 from the Philadelphia Board Meeting and Steve Moese's Report from the Board of Governor's Meeting are now available D11 Report Archive

    Check out the new Spring/Summer Bridge ClassesGo directly to our Bridge Teachers Directory on the same page.

    District 11 NAP/GNT Questionnaire - Please Respond with your input.  Our new District GNT/NAP Coordinator Ryan Schultz is looking for your input to help make these important events more appealing.  Take the Survey.
    See this Bridge Video: For card loving bridge players, attracting youth is ultimate puzzle. CBC News Clip on the Toronto Tournament. View the Video
       Map Events-100 miles of Cincinnati next 90 Days (Tournaments, Clubs, Teachers, Youth Events)
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    OTICE:  ALL CBC GAMES now COMMON GAMES See Common Game Website for details. 

    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!

    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 (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. 

    ACBLAJ Stephani's Board of Director's Report to District 11.
    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.   Midwest MonitorOctober 2017 eMagazine Big file (7.5 MB) - use a high speed connection for best results.

    Need more help finding partners CBC? Contact Joanne Earls jolman@fuse.net  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.


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