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    CBANeed help finding a partner? Contact the game director. CBC Games  NKBC Games   Anderson Game

    ACBLHow to Fill Out Your Convention Card (see Conventional Wisdom link on this page for detailed instructions how to fill out your card).
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    NEW ACBL Convention Card
    NEW Card .pdf Electronic Form
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    How to fill out your System Card - WBF

    D112023 District 11 Sectionals
    D112023 District 11 Regionals
    D112023 District 11 GNT/NAP Finals
    The calendar below shows Unit events & tournaments. See club websites for club schedules. 

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

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    Anderson Bridge Club
    Cincinnati Bridge Center Clubs
    Northern Kentucky Bridge Club

    Other Area Clubs:

    Thursday Bridge Club
    Margaret Blum
    Lebanon Duplicate BC Doug Reams
    Middletown Duplicate BC Doug Reams
    Sycamore Creek DBC Lynda Brown Walker

    CBALearn about BBO, playing online & finding your results:  Online Bridge

    How to Use Bridge Base Online (Sylvana Morici)
    Adding BBO $'s to your account (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Bid and Play (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Alert your Bids (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Set up your convention card (S.Morici)
    How to Play on BBO (Samantha McDouglas)


    NEWS Contact Us  Welcome to Unit 124! 

    Finally the 2022 CBA Awards Game and Party
    It has taken quite a long time to get our award plaques updated for the past 3 years, but it is
    finally done. To celebrate we are having our 2022 awards game and party on Saturday
    September 23 at 12:15PM.
    Separate sections for all levels of players. <300 Masterpoint section, <1000 Masterpoint section and Open section.
    The game will be FREE for all CBA members.

    2024 North American Pairs  (NAP) Qualifiers

    Part of the beauty of duplicate bridge is that it allows us to enjoy the game at our own pace. Many of us love to play at the club level, and some prefer tournament-level games, or even national events.

    The North American Pairs, or NAP, is a special opportunity to give that “next level” a try. The District 11 Board and the Cincinnati Bridge Association invites you to participate in the NAP District Finals at the Cincinnati Bridge Center (October 14 & 15, 2023).

    Check if you and your partner have quailifed here.

    Supervised Play
    Reminder that Supervised Play will continue to be held on Saturday mornings with a free lecture starting at 9:30am, followed by supervised play. The schedule can be found

    New Play and Learn Under 200 MP Tuesdays
    Bill Brewer
    Want to have fun, improve your game and get some ACBL masterpoints? Bill Brewer offers a new series for 0-200 MP players on Tuesdays from 9-12 PM. You will play 18 boards and can ask questions and get advise as you play. You can play, learn, laugh and have fun. You will become more comfortable with the bidding boxes,  bridgemates, bidding/conventions and play of the hand. You will also receive a hand record of the hands played for further study. Best of all you can get some ACBL masterpoints. If you already have partner you may play together, and if you don’t have a partner we will arrange for one. See you there! Bill Brewer 513-255-7240

    CBA Mentor**UPDATE** New games have been added for Mentor/Mentee pairs to play in during the day. The 1st & 3rd Thursday games and 2nd & 4th Monday game through September.

    The Mentor/Mentee program has started again for this year. This is your chance to pair with an experienced player or to help out someone who wants to improve. There are designated play dates and reduced rates at both the Cincinnati and NKY clubs. Additional details.

    Here is your  April 2023 ALERT - This issue of the ALERT is electronic only - no print copies. (Large File 3.0 MB and 18 pages. Use a high speed connection for best results).  ALERT LIBRARY

    Welcome New Members: Heather Lewis and Ivan Tamarkin.
    ACBL LM PinCONGRATULATIONS! Members with promotions:  Sheila Boegli, Elizabeth Stone, Dave Newnam, James Danziger, Arun Karnik, David Sivertson.
    New Life Masters: Bradley Tash
    New Gold Life Masters: Cordell Coy, Henry Jackson
    Promotions updated through September 1, 2023. See Milestones - Members on the Move

    Join the Fun at a Club Near You! See " Area Club Games " on the ← left of this page.

    Saturday Supervised Play a fun way to learn the game. SCHEDULE
    Come to the CBC at 9:30 AM for the lecture and then play from 10 AM-12 Noon with a coach and players of your skill level.  You may come with a partner or be matched with someone at the game.
     Contact Mike Purcell or John Williams  for information 

    Monday Evening Game 7PM
    John Altman directing.
    11:00 AM WED U1500 Game - RESESERVATION REQ'D* Contact Terry Barrett  
    4 Tables required.
    Open games on both days  get credit for all tables (except STaC).
    8 is Enough Swiss
    Thursday Evening 6:30 PM 1st/3rd/5th
    To register your team contact John Meinking .

    Thursday Invitation Pairs
    Rob Lail 
    Lets PlayWant to play duplicate bridge, perhaps for the first time, but don’t know where to start? Why not give the friendly social Friday Duplicate Bridge Game run by Bob Letourneau at the Cincinnati Bridge Center.  While there are no masterpoints, the game is about fun, fun, and more fun.  It’s like a weekly bridge party.  $5 per person comes with a free snack.  Contact Bob Letourneau at for details.  This game is not sanctioned by the ACBL. 

    MemoriesRemember when? We've resurrected and repackaged photo memories from the past.  Hope you enjoy the CBA Memories!

    New ACBL ConventionCardNEW ACBL CONVENTION CARD The use of the card in tournaments will take place sometime this year. Look for Bulletin articles that explain the changes and the proper way to fill out the card. Download this .pdf ELECTRONIC FORM you can fill out and print from your computer or smart device.
    TIP SHEET: Conventional Wisdom (Credit to Karen Brown in District 7)

    NLM Newsletter CBA Newsletter Library

    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.

    Learn Bridge Are you ready to learn how to play BRIDGE? Here are a host of resources from the ACBL. Choose to learn bridge the way that suits you best. Details

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