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    The UNIT 124 Calendar will be blank until face-to-face bridge resumes. 
    ONLINE EVENTS
    Jan 18-24, 2021   Silver Linings Week 100% Silver, 2x Regular Club Points VACB Games
    Feb 13-14 Valentine's Weekend 2x Reg Club Pts, 1/2 Red, 1/2 Black
    Feb 15-21 Mid Winter Regional
    Feb 22-28 Education Foundation Week 2x Black Pts. Extra fee. VACB Games

    CBA SILVER LININGS WEEK SCHEDULE January 18-22, 2021

    BBO- All Games BBO$5/person. SILVER POINTS
    DAY DATE TIME GAME Results DIRECTOR
    Mon Jan-18 2:00 PM 0-50 CBA Pam Campbell
    Mon Jan-18 6:30 PM Open NKBC/And John Taylor
    Tue Jan-19 11:00 AM 0-50 CBA Pam Campbell
    Tue Jan-19 1:45 PM Open NKBC/And Cordell Coy
    Tue Jan-10 6:30 PM Open NKBC/And John Taylor
    Wed Jan-20 11:00 AM 0-1000 CBA Pam Campbell
    Wed Jan-20 6:30 PM Open NKBC/And John Taylor
    Thu Jan-21 1:30 PM Open NKBC/And Cordell Coy
    Thu Jan-21 6:30 PM 4 is Enough CBA Pam Campbell
    Fri Jan-22 1:30 PM 0-500 NKBC/And Cordell Coy
    Fri Jan-22 1:45 PM Open NKBC/And Cordell Coy

    StLouis2021The ACBL has canceled the 2021 Spring NABC scheduled for March 11-21, 2021 in St. Louis, MO.
    ACBL cancels all Tournaments through April 30, 2021. Details

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    Play often and sign up early. Entries open 2 hours in advance of play.  Mike Burns run a live partnership desk for CBA U50/500/750 games.  If you need a partner for those games csontact:  Mike Burns        Cell / Text: (513) 926-1790
    Day Time $/p MPs Game (pairs) Results Director
    Mon 2:00 P $3 1.5x Bk U50 CBA Pam Campbell
    Mon 6:30 P Free None Open NKBC John Taylor or Cordell Coy
    Tue 1:45 P $3 1.5x Bk Open NKBC/And John Taylor or Cordell Coy
    Wed 11:00 A $3 1.5x Bk U750 CBA Pam Campbell
    Wed 6:30 P Free None IMPs NKBC John Taylor or Cordell Coy
    Thu 6:30 P $3 1.5x Bk 4 is Enough/Imps* CBA Pam Campbell
    Fri 1:30 P $3 1.5x Bk U500 NKBC/And John Taylor or Cordell Coy
    Fri 1:45 P $3 1.5x Bk Open NKBC/And John Taylor or Cordell Coy
    *4 is Enough is a limited pairs game. Eligible pairs cannot exceed 4 points. Players points are based on their current masterpoints:  0-400 MPs - 1;   401-1500 MPs - 2;  1501 MPs and Up - 3. The sum of the pair must be 4 or less. Two 1's , a 1 & a 2 or, two 2's may play together, but a 2 and a 3, or two 3's may not play together.

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    CONGRATULATIONS BEN FISK AND THE ROCKOFF TEAM -

    2020 NAOBC U1500 KO NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
    BenFisk2020NAOBCU1500KOStarting at the 30th seed out of 36 teams, Ben's team won their four-way play in over Seed 29 Lieberman.  Then they dispatched the following opponents on their way to the finals:
    Round of 32:
    Rockoff (30) defeats Walsh (3) 136-42, in a match they led every quarter.
    Round of 16: Rockoff defeats Ravenscroft 163-66, in a match they led every quarter.
    Round of 8: Rockoff defeats Kayser, 104-74, in a match they led every quarter.
    Semi-finals: Rockoff defeats Niu 147-97.  Falling behind Q1 19-34, they fought back in Q2 68-53, and ran away in Q3 115-69.
    Finals: Rockoff defeats Ge in a come from behind 4th Quarter reversing a 17 IMP deficit to win by 16. Congratulations Ben! Unit 124 is very proud of your accomplishment!
    BiddingBoxNewWeekly Bidding Quiz - Here's a fun way to see what players think about different bidding situations. Members compare how they bid 6 hands each week.  Stronger players provide a rationale and discuss elements of bidding that might help Non-Life-Masters and advancing players.  See the Quiz Page


    Your Opinion CountsUNIT 124 - Online Bridge Survey Results
    Here is the topline report from the survey.  Thanks to all who provided their input.  If you are not currently playing online and are interested in trying for the first time, contact a virtual club game director

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    How 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.   

    Click for your electronic copy.Here is your special DOUBLE ISSUE -  September 2020 ALERT
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