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    Learn BridgeAre you ready to learn how to play BRIDGE? Here are resources from the ACBL. Choose to learn bridge the way that suits you best. Details
    The ACBL Educational Foundation launches BridgeWhiz, free to all students. Each graduate receives a free, one-year Junior Membership in the American Contract Bridge  DETAILS - SUPPORT BRIDGEWHIZ - VOLUNTEER

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    1st Tag Free to Newcomers!
    Replacements $4 each

    CBANeed help finding a partner? Contact the game director. CBC Games  NKBC Games   Anderson Game

    ACBLHow to Fill Out Your Convention Card (see Conventional Wisdom link on this page for detailed instructions how to fill out your card).
    BridgeWinners Editor (Join! It's free. You can share and compose online with partner).
    NEW ACBL Convention Card
    NEW Card .pdf Electronic Form
    Other System Cards (not for ACBL use):
    World Bridge Federation
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    How to fill out your System Card - WBF

    D112023 District 11 Sectionals
    D112023 District 11 Regionals
    D112023 District 11 GNT/NAP Finals
    The calendar below shows Unit events & tournaments. See club websites for club schedules. 

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

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    Anderson Bridge Club
    Cincinnati Bridge Center Clubs
    Northern Kentucky Bridge Club

    Other Area Clubs:

    Thursday Bridge Club
    Margaret Blum
    Lebanon Duplicate BC Doug Reams
    Middletown Duplicate BC Doug Reams
    Sycamore Creek DBC Lynda Brown Walker

    CBALearn about BBO, playing online & finding your results:  Online Bridge

    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)

    Phoenix NABCDETAILS     SCHEDULE  2022HolidayParty
    Winter STaCROYAL STaC DETAILS Gatlinburg

    NEWS Contact Us  Welcome to Unit 124! 

    Welcome New Member: James Danziger.
    Welcome Transfers:
    Merrilyn Borthwick (Unit 421), Mary Friesen (Unit 195)
    New Gold Life Masters: Peggy Barrett, Barbara Boswell, Patricia Marrs
    New Silver Life Master: Marlene Pierce
    New Bronze Life Master: Robert "Salty" Roark
    New Life Masters: Jonathan Burns, Mercer Reynolds
    ACBL LM PinCONGRATULATIONS! Members with promotions:
    Zigang Pan, Steven Simon.  Promotions updated through December 1, 2022. See Milestones - Members on the Move

    2022 Holiday PartySAVE THE DATE - Saturday December 17, 2022
    Unit 124 Holiday Party - All Members Welcome!

    Festivities at Noon and Game at 1 PM.  It's not to early to mark your calendar for our biggest celebration of the year.  grab your partner and tell your friends - definitely the occasion where the more are definitely the merrier!  $15 per person.  Advanced registration encouraged.  Open and U1500 Sections if attendance warrants.  Upgraded Club Championship - Extra Masterpoints!
    REGISTER ONLINE (Required) before Wednesday December 14, 2022.  FLYER

    Congratulations to the Unit 124 Board Members - Elect for 2023
    Jim Barrett Bill Brewer John Meinking 
    Jim Barrett Bill Brewer John Meinking

    Nominees for Unit 124 Awards Requested! - By Dec 7, 2022

    2022 Jerry Steuernagle Award
    Please nominate your candidate for this award online on or before Dec 7, 2022. ONLINE NOMINATION FORM - Jerry Steuernagel Award

    The Jerry Steuernagel Award is presented annually to the duplicate bridge player best exemplifying the principles of ethics, kindness, and high character in bridge.  The award is based on 4 Factors:

    1) Contribution to the promotion of Duplicate Bridge,
    2) Action in setting high ethical standards,
    3) Compassion, sportsmanship and sense of humor,
    4) willingness to hep less experienced players. 

    2022 Patty Eber Award
    The Patty Eber Award is given to the individual demonstrating extraordinary service to the Unit and to Duplicate Bridge. Please nominate your candidate for this award online on or before Dec 7, 2022.   ONLINE NOMINATION FORM - Patty Eber Award

    Membership MeetingAnnual Membership Meeting Thursday November 17, 2022 -
    President's Report to the Membership

    October 2022 Financial Report
    Meeting Notes
    The Unit 124 Board of Directors Raised the rent for games held at the CBC by $4 per table beginning January 1, 2023.  The club owners decide what the table fees will be for their games.  This increase is the first in 5 years and is a small step toward minimizing financial losses.  Please see the Presidents Report for details. 

    Winter STaCD11 2022 Winter STaC is a ROYAL STaC (Gold/Silver/Red/Black Points 25% each) at Participating Clubs. Dec 26 2022 - Jan 1, 2023.   DETAILS 

    NewJoin Bill's Bridge Club - NEW 11 AM Tuesday Games
    at the Cincinnati Bridge Center

    NEW - 299'er game in parallel with Open game - attendance permitting. 
    All are welcome to this fast, fun, and friendly game. Come and join in face-to-face bridge play at the Cincinnati Bridge Center. Enjoy light snacks, and the pleasure of playing in person for only $8. If you need a partner, let me know and I will do my best to pair you with someone of similar skill. Hope to see you Tuesday at 11 AM. Questions? email Bill at

    Bill will direct the Saturday Afternoon Game at the CBC at 1 PM. Come early and bring a friend. We want to see everyone have a fun Saturday at Bill's game. 

    ALERTIssac Stephani
    invites you to the new friendly limited game Wednesday Mornings at 11 AM.  Pairs may not exceed 1500 total masterpoints (sum both players masterpoints). Come have fun with your friends.  Open players have their own game at the same time!

    Here is your  October 2022 ALERT - This issue of the ALERT is electronic only - no print copies. (Large File 3.2 MB and 27 pages. Use a high speed connection for best results).  ALERT LIBRARY

    Join the Fun at a Club Near You!
    See " Area Club Games " on the ← left of this page.

    Saturday Supervised Play a fun way to learn the game. SCHEDULE
    Come to the CBC at 9:30 AM for the lecture and then play from 10 AM-12 Noon with a coach and players of your skill level.  You may come with a partner or be matched with someone at the game.  Contact Mike Purcell or John Williams  for information 
    Come and PlayCome and Play Bridge Thursdays 2:00-4:00 PM.   at the CBC. Contact Tom Mess or John Williams for information. 
    Monday Evening Game 7PM
    John Altman directing.
    11:00 AM WED U1500 Game - RESESERVATION REQ'D* Contact Terry Barrett  
    4 Tables required.
    Open games on both days  get credit for all tables (except STaC).
    8 is Enough Swiss
    Thursday Evening 6:30 PM 1st/3rd/5th
    To register your team contact John Meinking .

    Thursday Invitation Pairs
    Rob Lail 
    Lets PlayWant to play duplicate bridge, perhaps for the first time, but don’t know where to start? Why not give the friendly social Friday Duplicate Bridge Game run by Bob Letourneau at the Cincinnati Bridge Center.  While there are no masterpoints, the game is about fun, fun, and more fun.  It’s like a weekly bridge party.  $5 per person comes with a free snack.  Contact Bob Letourneau at for details.  This game is not sanctioned by the ACBL. 

    MemoriesRemember when? We've resurrected and repackaged photo memories from the past.  Hope you enjoy the CBA Memories!

    New ACBL ConventionCardNEW ACBL CONVENTION CARD The use of the card in tournaments will take place sometime this year. Look for Bulletin articles that explain the changes and the proper way to fill out the card. Download this .pdf ELECTRONIC FORM you can fill out and print from your computer or smart device.

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

    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.

    Learn Bridge Are you ready to learn how to play BRIDGE? Here are a host of resources from the ACBL. Choose to learn bridge the way that suits you best. Details

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