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    Alert CBC, Anderson BC, and NKBC events are cancelled until further notice.  
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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. Area Teachers & Classes

    REOPENING FACE TO FACE BRIDGE The survey is now closed.  252 members shared their input.  We will post a summary here soon. 
    Welcome NEW MEMBERS: Nancy Binder, Rebecca Chambers, Judith Davis, Jane Friedman, Jane Sheehan, Thomas Wides.
    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE

    New SILVER Life Masters: Sharon Kreitzer, Jagmohan Malhotra
    Members with promotions:
    Sharon Frisbie, David Gilner, Brue Tepper. Promotions are updated through May 1, 2020. See Milestones - Members on the Move for details.
    AJAJ Stephani, ACBL Board of Directors

    New! Spring Report
    March Special Report
    Columbus NABC Cancelled ACBL Announcement

    Announcing Silver Linings Week May 25-31, 2020 3X SILVER Points
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    NKBC & ANDERSON - All games $3pp CINCINNATI BRIDGE CENTER - All games $5pp
    26 May Tuesday:
    27 May Wednesday: 
    28 May Thursday: 
    29 May Friday: 
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    26 May Tuesday:
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    CBA VIRTUAL BRIDGE CLUBS on BBO
    Tuesdays & Fridays 11:05 AM Cincinnati Bridge Club
    Isaac Stephani Director. Entry $5 per person. 18 Boards. Flighted Open Pairs. Black Pts. Search "Cincinnati" when you register to play on BBO.  Register in advance. 

    NKBC & Anderson BC Virtual Club Games:
    $3 per person
    Monday Evenings 6:30 PM (May 4, 11, 18, 25)
    Tuesday Afternoons 1:45 PM  (May 5, 12, 19, 26)
    Wednesday Evenings  6:30 PM (May 6, 13, 20, 27)
    Friday Afternoons 1:45 PM (May 8, 15, 22, 29)
    If you have not played in an NKBC/ANDERSON BBO game before, we ask that you send us an email before your first game. We'll want to know your BBO handle to ensure you can successfully join the game. Register once by email in advance w/ John or Cordell: johntaylorjtt@gmail.com 
    or cordellcoy@gmail.com Visit nkybridge.org for details. See directions below.

     
    Webinar VIRTUAL CLUB GAMES ON BBO -- Click for INSTRUCTIONSRegister 30 min. before game time (not later than 5 minutes before game starts).
    See AJ Stephani's Video (1 Hr) about BBO in detail - a great start for first time users!  Highly recommended. To start the video click on the right arrow. 
    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) then  Search "Cincinnati" or "NKBC"- results filter dynamically as you type
    8)   Know your partner's BBO Name
    9)   Register with partner 30  min. early on the day you play. You must both be online to register. 


    Both partners must be online to register.  If not registered on time, you might not be able to play.  This supports our sanction holders while face to face bridge cannot happen.

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

    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
    USEFUL FACTS about Covid-19:
    covid19FLATTEN THE CURVE
    Practice good hygiene. (video)
    Covid 19 Transmission
    Public Rest Rooms
    CDC Recommendations Prevention & Treatment
    Ohio Dept of Health News Ohio Covid-19 Tracker
    Johns Hopkins CSSE Covid-19 Tracker
    Covid 19 Statistics  JAMA covid-19 Articles

    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)


    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

    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!  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 Need more help finding partners CBC? Contact Joanne Earls  jolman@fuse.net  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.
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    Special Game Codes & Masterpoint Awards

    Join us at the Cincinnati Bridge Center Monday through Saturdays!

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