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    How to Play on BBO (Samantha McDouglas)

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      NEWS   Contact Us  Welcome to Unit 124! 

    Apologies from the CBA Web Master - I have been without a computer from Aug 30 until Sep 16.  Updates will be timely from now on - Steve Moese moesefamily@aol.com
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    WE WANT YOU! Have you found the extra time and effort that you might want to invest in supporting bridge in the greater Cincinnait-Northern Kentucky area?  Become a candidate for the Unit 124 Board of Directors.  Each Trustee serves a three year term.  We elect three trustees every year.  You can help shape the future of bridge in our area.  Join us!  Simply fill out a candidate nomination form with 10 signatures from current members in good standing, and submit the form to the Election Committee.  Voting will take place at the Spooktacular Sectional October 28-30 at the Cincinnati Bridge Center. Provisions for absentee ballots will be announced by the Election Committee soon.  Watch this space.  Contact Lew Temples lew@powderalloy.com with your nomination forms and any Questions. 


    Welcome New Members:
    Terri Brody, Michael Wheeler
    ACBL LM PinNew RUBY Life Master Ambrish Bansal
    New Silver Life Masters: Lois Klein, Potter Orr, Gail Zimmer
    New Bronze Life Master Cecilia Kloecker

    CONGRATULATIONS! Members with promotions: Diane Homoelle, M. Smith, Diane McNeely. Promotions updated through Aug 1, 2021. See Milestones - Members on the Move.



    Here is your  -  JULY 2021 ALERT - This issue of the ALERT is electronic only - no print copies. (VERY Large File 8.1 MB and 43 pages. Use a high speed connection for best results).  ALERT LIBRARY


    Welcome BackTO FACE-TO-FACE BRIDGE!
    Grab your partner.  Join the Fun at a Club Near You!
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    Area Club Game Schedules " on the left of this page for links to club pages.


    Saturday Supervised Play (U100) is BACK! a fun way to build skills.
    CBACome at 9:30 AM for a free lecture and stay to play with a table coach and players of your skill level.  Then stay to play in the Saturday Open Game at 1:00 PM.  Schedule You may come with a partner or be matched with someone at the game.  Must have under 100 Masterpoints to attend.  

    COME AND PLAY Bridge is BACK! Starting Thursday Sep 23 at 2PM, students from OLLI Classes will gather to play and continue their learning journey with each other.  Contact Tom Mess tmess7023@gmail.com for information.   For Newcomers


    D11 NAP FinalsD11 NAP Finals at the CBC! October 16 (Flt: B) October 17 (Flts A&C) 

    2860 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Details
    Check Who's Qualified




    UnRegionalSAVE THE DATES!! CINCINNATI FLYING PIG UN-REGIONAL October 3 - 7
    (Sunday through Thursday)
    Game Schedule (Similar to the Regional) - Loads of SILVER POINTS in 5 exciting days.  New Sunday Start (site availability) at the newly renovated Marriot Delta Hotel (Formerly the Ramada Plaza) at 11320 Chester Road, Cincinati OH 45246.  Special Bridge Room Rate $89/night.  Reserve early.   Plan now. Get your vaccinations!!! Don't miss the only Regional Tournament in District 11 until June 2022.

     


    NewCCDraftDRAFT - NEW ACBL CONVENTION CARD

    for review and comment. The ACBL Competition & Conventions Committee has proposed a new convention card that better reflects the new ACBL Convention charts.  The big changes are:
    ● Separate areas for each of 1♣ and 1
    . (Those who play better minor don't need to fill out the minor sections twice, there is a check box for 'same as over 1♣)
    ● Greatly expanded defensive carding methods section.  
    ● Limit the use of names for conventions where possible.  
    ● More room for style on preempts, and what is to be expected from a balanced opening.
    ● The new alert procedures have also been incorporated with the same color coding:
    Red=Alert, Blue=Announce What do you think?
    Draft Convention Card       Feedback 



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

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


    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.

    LBOLLEARN BRIDGE ONLINE - Looking for virtual bridge lessons and learning opportunities?  Check online learning opportunities on the ACBL Website.

    ACBL Intro to BridgeAre you ready to learn how to play?
    Presenting Intro to Bridge, a new interactive online course from the American Contract Bridge League. Each 90-minute lesson – 10 in all – features hands-on learning with plenty of practice for your new skills. You can expect to begin playing shortly into the first lesson. 10 Lessons for just $50 and includes a free 90-day trial of the Shark Bridge app. Classes are taught via Zoom, and we strongly recommend that you use a PC or Mac rather than a tablet.




    SharkBridgeShark Bridge Teachers Console
    is the platform of choice for many successful Online Bridge teachers. Cost is modest and the technology creates a very enjoyable experience for students.  Demo Videos


    AlertNEW!
    ACBL Alert regulations effective 1/1/2021.   Be up to date.
    DirectorNEW! Conditions for online ACBL bridgeBe sure to know what's legal and what's not


    WBFHow 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. 
      


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