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    This is a new event for Unit 124. All clubs are invited to participate. Finish in the top half of qualifiying games for your strata (Opne 2500/500) and qualify for the finals week in October.  Pays more than STaCs and is run at your club.  For more details, check out the Progressive Sectional Flyer.

    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE-
    WELCOME! New Members: Cathy Hollander, Cindy Stanley.  Transfer in (Unit 249 SW Ontario) Corinne McCann.
    NEW SILVER LIFE MASTER - Harry Wickstrom
    New Life Masters - Charlie Kobida, Liz Lin, Jan Polk

    Members with promotions:  Alison Gorski, Tony Liming, Lorraine Maguire, Nancy Hatch, Marjorie Miller, Sharon Wright,  Daniel Payne, Carl Tollison.   Promotions are updated through December 31, 2017.  See Milestones - Members on the Move for details!


    The Unit Wide Championship Pairs Game resumes Tuesday January 16, 2018 with Tuesday Morning games at Anderson, the CBC and the NKy Bridge Club participating. This is a Unit sanctioned game (and not run under the usual club sanction). Earn extra masterpoints (63% sectional rated black points). Master Points for overall results are awarded according to the top % game finishers across all (3) participating sites. (Note to club managers the ACBL fees are $2.25 per table for the UWCG). The UWCG will run every third Tuesday Morning each month (12 times per year). There will be one stratification plan across all three participating games for the entire calendar year. The stratification plan might be different from the usual strats used by the club game.
    UNIT 124 AWARDS
    Congratulations to the following winners of major awards announced during the 2017 Holiday Party and Game:
    Peggy Ammon - The Jerry Steuernagle Award, given annualy to the player best exemplifying ethics, kindliness, and high character in bridge based on: Contributions to the promotion of bridge, setting high ethical standards, compassion, sportsmanship and sense of humor, and willingness to help less experienced players.
    Robers S Brown - The Patti Eber Award, given to those members for service to the Unit above and beyond the call.  Robert has been instrumental in helping the Unit with it's search for a new facility for the CBC, with negotiating favorable terms for a long term lease at our current location, exploring solutions to the parking limitations at the CBC, and of course for his highly read "Ruminations" series in the CBA ALERT. 
    Mike Purcell - The Nancy Sachs Mentor of the Year Award. 
    Mike has served the Unit as Education Chair and Unit Board member in the past and continues to organize the very popular and well attended Saturday Supervised Bridge Series.
    NOTICE:
    The 0-10 MP Game returns Jan 11, 2018. Limit 4 Tables. This game is perfect for all new to bridge or new to duplicate bridge.  See the flyer for details.  Reservations required $4 per person.  Contact Debbie Wiest (debbiewiest@hotmail.com  ) to reserve your spot.
    Click for your electronic copy. Here is your copy of the:
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    (Large File 3.6 MB Use high Speed Connection for best Results)
    Oct 2017 D11 Midwest Monitor (Large file 6 MB - Use high speed connection for best results)



    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)
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    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
    Robert Hartman's BoG Presentation Slides   Special Board of Governor's Report on ACBL Finances.
    ACBL Strategic Plan   One Page Summary

    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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