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    Holiday Brunch! Join us Sunday Noon December 11, 2016 at the Cincinnati Bridge Center
    to celebrate the year among all your bridge friends. Brunch at Noon and Bridge at 1 PM. $20 per person. Please reserve your pair's space using the following LINK:

    Holiday Brunch Reservation       Holiday Brunch Flyer

    D11 Winter STaCGet Ready for the Winter STaC!
    See Flyer for Details

    Great way to come in from the cold and get those SILVER POINTS
    Join us at the CBC during normal game times (No Tuesday Evening Game)


    NOV TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIALS!   MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
    Nov 29 Open & NLM Pairs - Debbie Wiest Director

    The Board of Directors announces that Mrs Elaine Jarchow has been appointed to fill a vacant Board seat running through the end of 2018.  We congratulate Elaine on her election and welcome her to the Board.

    The Board of Directors express their thanks to Ms. Gail Zimmer for a job well done as Election Chair for this year's Board of Director's election.  Thanks Gail for all your effort on behalf of the members and this Board. 

    The Annual CBA Coat and Sweater Drive has begun! This is the 3rd year we sponsor a winter coat and sweater drive. First year we donated 80 coats and last year 120!! Many thanks! Your generous contribution is keeping needy people in our community warm. This year we ask all members to extend this drive by collecting from your friends and family if possible so that our drive is more successful. Collection boxes are already in place at the Cincinnati Bridge Center. We will collect winter clothing through first week of January. If you have any questions please call Nalin Mehta at 513 417 0918.

    Jerry Steuernagle Award - Nominees wanted!  All Unit 124 Members in good standing may nominate players for this prestigious Unit 124 Award.  Jerry Steuernagle (1940-1971) was one of Cincinnati's most liked and respected bridge players, known particularly for his sense of humor and for always being a gentleman at the bridge table.  The Jerry Steuernagle Award is presented annually to the duplicate bridge player best exemplifying the principles of ethics, kindness, and high character in bridge.  The award is based on four factors: 
    1)  Contribution to the promotion of Duplicate Bridge
    2)  Action in setting high ethical standards
    3)  Compassion, sportsmanship, and sense of humor
    4)  Willingness to help less experienced players.
    Contact Ms Debbie Cummings dcummings@twc.com with your choice and reasons why by December 1.  The Award will be presented at the Holiday Party on Sunday December 11.
    EIGHT IS ENOUGH comes to Thursday Nights! Thursday night team game is changing. Starting Nov 17!
    Player Points Assignments:  1 Point: <500 Masterpoints; 2 Points: 500-2000 MPs; 3 Points: > 2000 MPs.
    No Team can have more than 8 Points. Great Fun and an opportunity for Mentor/Mentee pairs to continue their partnerships, and for newer player to team up with more experienced players.
    Sign  up here:
    CBA 8 is ENOUGH

    Here is your copy of the:
    Fall 2016 ALERT
    (Large File 2 MB Use high Speed Connection for best Results)
    October 2016 District 11 Midwest Monitor
    (Large file 7.4 MB - Use high speed connection for best results)
    CONGRATULATIONS! CBA MEMBERS ON THE MOVE - 
    WELCOME! New Members: Geralyn Curtis, Deb Gnau, Cecilia Kloecker, Florence Koetters. Transfers In: Philomena Dilhoff (from Unit 195 Western Michigan) and Brad Sharp (from Unit 117 - Louisville). 
    NEW PLATINUM LIFE MASTER: WILLIAM (Bill) HIGGINS
    NEW EMERALD LIFE MASTER: Yauheni (Eugene) Siutsau
    NEW RUBY LIFE MASTERS:ALFRED NORWOOD
    NEW Bronze Life Masters: Gerri Heineman, Joyce Tedrick

    NEW LIFE MASTERS: Charlene Comeaux
    Others with promotions:  Ben Fisk, Stephanie Jones, Subodh Wadhwa, Joanne Essig, Frances Hamilton, Daniel Payne, Prakash Wagaj, Stephen Baldwin, Jeanne Dell, Adrianne Freiberg, Sharon Koster, William Atteberry, Jan Polk, Janet Venosa, Gail Zimmer.  Promotions are updated through November 1, 2016.  See Milestones -
    Members on the Move for details!
    SPOOKTACULAR SECTIONAL RESULTS (ACBL LIVE)
    Plan Your Campaign! - help to reach your next Master Point Rank. Created and sponsored by the Common Game. Please direct any questions/comments on the applications above to help@thecommongame.com
    Have you tried the Common Game?  Mike Lipp directs a limited game on Monday Evenings and an Open Game on Wednesday Mornings that are now part of the Common Game.  NKBC has a Common Game every 2nd and 4th Tuesday Morning.  Use Bridge Winners Common Game, you can get expert players to answer ask experts your questions about any Common Game Hand.
    Recruiting New Bridge Players and ACBL Members - What works best?  
    Thanks to Beth Reid, we have substantial data regarding new ACBL member referrals for the past 5 Years.  We grow best when friends invite friends who invite friends... - Just say'in! DATA
    D11District 11 Ethics & Proprieties Handbook (Draft)
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    Here is a source for discussing the ethics and proprieties of bridge with new players, teachers, club directors, sanction holders and experienced tournament veterans. This draft reference draws from ACBL material (Zero Tolerance, Active Ethics, tournament proprieties, and wonderful content from Canterbury Regional Bridge Association of New Zealand. Please send comments for improvement to Steve Moese at moesefamily@aol.com
    ACBLA. Beth Reid's Board of Director's Report to District 11.
    Board of Governor's Summary to District 11.  Large file 1.4 MB
    ACBL Board of Directors Motions for Reno NABC March 2016
    Robert Hartman's BoG Presentation Slides   Special Board of Governor's Report on ACBL Finances.
    ACBL Strategic Plan   One Page Summary

    CBA DirectoryNew CBA directories are at the CBC.  Pick yours up now - better still, use our online directory!  Online Member Directory.  Click icon. Password Required. ALERTApril 2016 Issue - LARGE FILE 19 pages 1.6 MB
    Printed copies available at the CBC and NKBC
    Midwest MonitorOctober 2016 eMagazine is now available.  Big file (7.4 MB) - use a high speed connection for best results.
    Need more help finding partners CBC? Contact Joanne Earls  jolman@fuse.net  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.
    Cheating Scandal News

    John Colapinto "Is the Competitive Bridge World Rife with Cheaters?" Vanity Fair March 2016

    David Owen "Dirty Hands" The New Yorker Magazine March 7 2016
    Jonah Keri, Tricks, Tics, Taps: The Cheating Scandal Rocking Professional Bridge" Rolling Stone Magazine March 9, 2016


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