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    FLYERMike Lipp Memorial Game and Fund Raiser
    Thursday Evening December 12, 2019
    Cincinnati Bridge Center

    Food: 5 PM - Sign up to bring a side, appetizer or dessert.  Sandwiches provided.
    Bridge: 6:30 PM Open and NLM Sections (Attendance permitting)
    Isaac Stephani isaacstephani@gmail.com directing. Entry $8.  Generous donations encouraged. 
    All proceeds go to Mike's Family. 
    Mike Lipp
    Dec 3
    Dec 6
    NKy Memorial Game (2x MPs)
    Anderson Memorial Game
    $6 + Donations
    $8 + Donations
    All funds raised including donations go to Mike's Family and will be put to immediate use.  Make Checks payable to Pam Campbell. Pam will put all funds to immediate use per instructions from Mrs. Becky Lipp. Contact Pam at Campbell.ps.54@gmail.com for details and mailing instructions.

    WELCOME! New Members:
    Sandy Donovan, Laura Gerberick, Gary Cole, Judy Cole, Diane Iseman.
    New Silver Life Masters: Donald Durack, John Williams
    New Bronze Life Master: Barry Wauligman
    New Life Masters: Judy Barron, Cecilia Kloecker.
    Members with promotions:  Robert Wolterman, Frances Stinnett, Bernard Brinkman, Joanne Behr, Anne Heldman, Donna Glover, Phyllis Mendoza, Richard Freiberg, Promotions are updated through November 1, 2019.  See Milestones - Members on the Move for details.
    UNIT 124 MEMBERS - Call to Volunteer!
    The Columbus NABC Tournament March 19-29 2020 is hosted by District 11.  Out Unit will provide volunteer help for various duties between game times: Prizes, Registration, I/N desk, Partnerships, Information and more.  Please sign up at the Cincinnati Bridge Center for the Day, Time and Task you prefer by February 1, 2020. 
    Click for your electronic copy. Here is your October 2019 Alert
    (Large File 3 MB Use high Speed Connection for best Results)

    Unit 124 sends 7 of the 11 finalists to Columbus March 2020!!  Details at the D11 NAP page.

    Unit 124 Board of Directors - Congratulation to the duly elected trustees for 2020-2022.

    Mike Burns

    Tom Mess

    Steve Moese

    The 2019 Jerry Steurenagle Award
    is presented annually to the duplicate bridge player best exemplifying the principles of ethics, kindliness, and high character in bridge. This award is based on 4 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. 

    Please send nominations for the Jerry Steuernagle award to Debbie Cummings
    dcummings@twc.com  By December 1, 2019.  This award will be bestowed at the Unit Holiday Party in December.

    2019 Patty Eber Award is given to an individual demonstrating extraordinary service to the Unit and to Duplicate Bridge. Please send your nomination to any Unit Board Member.  Please submit your nominations in by December 1, 2019. 
    Starting October 22 and ending Jan 2, 2020 collection baskets for usable winter coats & sweaters are at the Cincinnati Bridge Center.  All donations go to charity in the Cincinnati Area. Let's make this winter a bit warmer for those in need. Questions? Contact Nalin Mehta nhmehta@cinci.rr.com 

    NKy BC Update:  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.
    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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