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    Announcing the 2019 Mentoring Program - Starting May 14th in the Northern Kentucky Bridge Club and May 28th at the Cincinnati Bridge Center.  Take time to volunteer if you are an experienced player willing to coach someone wihing to inprove their game.  Sign up today if you are an advancing player that wants help improving.  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. 

    Robert Todd Seminar
    returns (
    Flyer). Weekend before Regional: June 1st & 2nd, 2019
    at the CIncinnati Bridge Center: 
    Saturday - Half day Seminar "Is it Forcing?" Club Championship game (open to all) follows at 1:00 PM. 
    Sunday - Full day seminar "Preempts" and "The Finesse". For questions contact Reeta Brendamour or Pam Campbell  Choose either or both days.  Pricing in flyer above.
     
    Best PRactices Teacher Workshop
    Attention
    all interested Bridge Teachers! June 3 & 4 2019
    Unit 124 and District 11 will host the ACBL Best Practices Teacher Workshop at the Cincinnati Bridge Center.  $100 check or money order in advance reserves your spot.  An additional $25 required for certification.  Unit 124 Pays your fee after you teach two bridge class sessions in the Unit. Sign Up Today! DetailsQuestions? Contact Steve Moese moesefamily@aol.com

    The Longest Day 2019, June 17-21, 2019
    -  is coming up an we will all pitch in to help raise money for the Alzheimer Association. We are holding a silent auction at the Cincinnati Bridge Center the entire week beginning on June 17 and ending on June 21. Jusie Clendening will be coordinating the auction. If people have an item they want to donate they can contact Jusie at (513) 793-1920. Pam Campbell will manage donations from our members. Contact Pam at Pam Campbell - 513-720-2621 campbell.ps.54@gmail.com . We will take no more than 25 items to be auctioned. Pam and Jusie will decide what items can be auctioned.

    D11 NAPQ
    North American Pairs Qualifying games at clubs
    are offered during the months of June, July, and August.  Clubs can offer up to two NAPQ games each month.  There is a $1 per person increased cost and you earn extra masterpoints (Black/Red).  These games qualify a player in the flight played.  Each individual qualifies separately (you are not required to play with a partner you qualified with). There are thre flights: A = Open, B = U2500, and C = NLM & U500.   However you must be eligible for your flight by the masterpoint count you hold as of May 6, 2019 for the 2019 District Finals in Cincinnati OH October 19 & 20, 2019.  Qualifying pairs are invited to play in the Spring NABCs in Columbus OH in March 2020, and receive a stipend from the ACBL and or the District.  Do not miss these games for getting your spot in the District Finals.  Qualifying pairs.  For details see the D11 NAP FAQ page.  
    Click for your electronic copy. Here is your copy of the April 2019 Alert
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    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
    WELCOME! New Member:
    Winkie Upson. 
    NEW SILVER LIFE MASTER Dan Koppenhafer
    New Bronze Life Master Stephen Vogel
    New Life Master Carol Scovic

    Members with promotions:
     Jonathan Eaton, Bill Pirman, Sydney Anning, Veida Marie Wasserman, Walter Huber, Kevin Henry. Promotions are updated through May 1, 2019.  See Milestones - Members on the Move for details.

    Unit 124 Annual Awards Party
    Congratulations to Unit 124's 2018 New Life Masters, all Mini McKinney and Ace of Clubs winners.  There were 16+ total tables at last night's celebration.  All Photos

    District 11 Grand National Teams Finals
    Congratulations to all Unit 124 Qualifiers and finalists.  Unit 124 Flight B and C teams will represent D11 in the NABC competition in Las Vegas in July 2019.  We have a player on the D11 Champion Flight team too!  Well done everyone.  Details at D11 Webpage and ACBL Live

    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! 

    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!  

    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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