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    NEWS Contact the CBAWELCOME to the CBA!

    The Board of Directors is looking for Nominees to serve a three year term. Interested members in good standing should contact Robert "Salty" Roark, Election Chair at rlr@zoomtown.com, and get 10 CBA members to sign your nomination form by October 1, 2019.   The election takes place at the Spooktacular Sectional on site only Oct 31 - Nov 2.  Three Board members will be elected.

    Have you qualified for the D11 North American Pairs Finals? (If you qualified but did NOT win masterpoints, your name will not appear below.  Please confirm with your club.) PLAN TO PLAY OCT 19 and / or OCT 20!!!   CBC Qualifiers    All Qualifiers   D11 NAP Details

    Starting September 17, 2019, the Tuesday Evening CBA Limited Pairs Game at the CBC will start at 6:30 PM (and not 7 PM). The final Mentor Game for 2019 is part of this game too. 

    Coming late in September (Saturday Sept 28) are the
    FINALS of our Progressive Sectional.  Earlier qualifications were held at Clubs to play in the morning session of the finals. 

    Click Here to see a list of those who qualified. Starting on Sept 23 games will be qualifiers for the Saturday after noon finals
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    WELCOME! New Members:
    Diane Babcock, Nancy Burns, Jeanne Schmerler, Bruce Tepper. Transfers: Donna Mitchell (U240 Central Florida), James Richhart (U356 Tucson), Ray Tolston (U160 South Carolina).
    New Bronze Life Masters William Cook

    Members with promotions:  Mary Millard, Thomas Shepard, Nancy Stagnaro, Jonathan Burns, Kathryn Burns, Frances Hamilton, Mercer Reynolds, Joanne Essig, Betty Murdock . Promotions are updated through September 1, 2019.  See Milestones - Members on the Move for details.
    Click for your electronic copy. Here is your July 2019 Alert
    (Large File 6 MB Use high Speed Connection for best Results)

    NKy BC Update:  Restoration work has begun at the Elsmere Senior Center.  Games are being held at Pee Wee's Place is at 2325 Anderson Road, Crescent Springs KY every WEDNESDAY and 1st, 3rd, and 5th THURSDAYs and FRIDAYs (BY RESERVATION ONLY to Cindy Tretter) . See website for updates.  Directions: Take Buttermilk Pike exit 186 on I75. From the north, turn right on Buttermilk down hill to Anderson, 3rd light, turn right. Back up the hill through the light, Pee Wees is on your right.

    Announcing Event Sponsorships for the Columbus OH March 2020 North American Bridge Championships.  You can sponsor a single session or multiple session event, or even a whole day! Check out the details and application form.  This is a great way to recognize friends and fellow bridge players.  Proceeds help support the Columbus 2020 Hospitality effort.

    Now, through September 30, the Tuesday evening 0-1500 game will be open to all Mentor/Mentee pairs in addition to pairs between 0-1500 Even if the Mentor has more than 1500 points, they are welcome as long as they are playing with their Mentee.  No reservations needed.

    2019 Mentoring Program - Thanks to all advancing players and mentors who participate. Details are on the Unit 124 Mentoring Program page. 
    If you play in NKy, contact Greg Brinker grefab999@gmail.com     (859)331-1868     (859)322-1969
    If you play at the CBC contact John Williams williajp@miamioh.edu    (513)931-6127
    They will be happy to answer any of your questions. 
    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.  This 38 page publication is a much simpler way to understand the intent and application of each law than the current 157 page Laws of Duplicate Bridge.  Note - since this is a WBF publication there might be minor differences with ACBL regulations.  Neverless it is a great source to begin or further develop your understanding of the Laws of Duplicate 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!  One idea is to emphasize the fun and challenge of play, foregoing bidding for when people are ready.  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! 

    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 NOTICE:  ALL CBC GAMES now COMMON GAMES See Common Game for details. 
    ACBLAJ Stephani's Board of Director's Report to D11.
    Board of Directors and Board of Governor's Reports
    CBA DirectoryCBA directories are at the CBC.  Pick yours up - better still, use our online directory!  Online Member Directory.  Click icon. Password Required. Need more help finding partners CBC? Contact Joanne Earls  jolman@fuse.net  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.
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