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    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.
     
    ACBL LM PinWelcome NEW MEMBERS: Elizabeth Alexander, Gail Ford
    Transfers: Gary Cole (Unit 128), Michael Nartker (Unit 136), Dr Jeffrey Susman (Unit 241).

    NEW Ruby Life Master: Joyce Schiller
    New Life Master Judith Lucas

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Members with promotions:
    Margaret Rodrigue, Agnes Boswell, Ajay Bansal, James Barrett, Patt Olexsey. Promotions updated through October 1, 2020. See Milestones - Members on the Move.

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    THE CBA 2020 ONLINE MENTORING PROGRAM
    Both mentors and mentees must apply.  See the Mentor Program Page for details.  Apply Now.  For further information, contact:  
    CBC John Williams williajp@miamioh.edu (513)-931-6127  
    NKBC Greg Brinker: gregab999@gmail.com (859)-331-1868      (859)-322-1969


    Click for your electronic copy.Here is your special DOUBLE ISSUE -  September 2020 ALERT
    This issue of the ALERT will be electronic only - no print copies available. (Large File 7.5 MB and 64 pages. Use a high speed connection for best results)

    CAWClub Appreciation Week in the Virtual Clubs - Join us for our latest online bridge event – Club Appreciation Week – for double black masterpoint awards & a way to show love for your club.

    CBA VIRTUAL CLUB GAMES ON BBO -
    Learn more about BBO, playing online & finding your results?  Online Bridge How To's
     

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    Play often and sign up early. Entries open 2 hours in advance of play.
    HomeRunDerbyHead of the ClassCheck out these promotions for October & November - play in these Virtual Clubs games: Cincinnati, CBA, NKBC/Anderson.  Details
    Day Time $/p MPs Pairs Results Director
    Mon 12:45 P $3 1.5x Bk U500 CBA Pam Campbell
    Mon 1:00 PM $3 1.5x Bk Open 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
    Sun 1:45 P $3 1.5x Bk U1500 CBA Pam Campbell
    *4 is Enough is a limited pairs game. Eligible pairs must have a maximum of 4 points where players are assigned a number base on their current masterpoints: 
    0-400 MPs are 1;   401-1500 MPs are 2;  1501 MPs and Up are 3. The total number of the pair must be 4 or less.   So two 1's may play together, a 1 and a 2 may play together, two 2's may play together, but a 2 and a 3, or two 3's may not play together. 

    Mike Burns will run a live partnership desk for CBA U750/1000 games.  If you need a partner for those games contact: 
    Mike Burns        Cell / Text: (513) 926-1790

    D11D11 Bridge Teacher Zoom Seminars -- Free!
    Interested in teaching bridge to beginners? Mr. Siraj Haji will lead free seminars to get you started to teach bridge online. 
    We hope that you take advantage of these free seminars – we want to help you spread the love of Bridge to others. These later seminars are not for people wanting to learn how to play.   We plan two seminars each month. Future topics include:
    • BridgeBee – Interactive Bridge lessons for every level and a supplemental tool for teachers.
    • Shark Bridge – Online teaching platform for up to 100 tables.
    • Other teaching and self-improvement apps.
    • Marketing / Recruiting and Networking opportunities and discussions.
    • ACBL Marketing – Resource Center and how to engage ACBL Marketing in your campaigns.
    • ABTA – American Bridge Teacher’s Association – Resources for teachers.  
    You can help shape future presentations. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving notifications for upcoming events – RSVP sirajhaji@gmail.com
    REOPENING FACE TO FACE BRIDGE SURVEY: → TOPLINE RESULTS Thanks to all who shared their views.  In the meantime, stay safe, be healthy, and enjoy Bridge online. 
    ACBL Reopening Recommendations

    AJAJ Stephani, ACBL Board of Directors

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