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    The Unit 124 Board of Directors announces a search for a new Board Member to complete a 26 month term.  All interested parties who want to work hard to grow bridge in the Cincinnati area, and are members in good standing with the ACBL, please contact any Board member and volunteer before November 8, 2016.  The Board will choose a new member at the Board meeting on November 15, 2016.

    Plan Your Campaign! - Here's a new tool to help you reach your next Master Point Rank.  See what remains to move up to the next rank and what opportunities are available to help you get there.  Created and sponsored by the Common Game (Jay Whipple and District 9). Please direct any questions/comments on the applications above to

    Bridge for $5 at the CBC - Join Mike Lipp and the Wednesday AM Open game for only $5 - good for normal club games through the end of the year.

    D11 NAP FINALS Oct 22-23, 2016 Flyer and FAQs  - District 11 Qualified Players (Search .pdf using Ctrl+F).

    Oct 18 NLM Pairs (Call ahead for Open Pairs) - Debbie Wiest Director
    Oct 25 JJCA - NLM Pairs (Call ahead for Open Pairs) - Kay Mulford Director - Extra Master Points!!
    Nov 1 NLM Pairs (Call ahead for Open Pairs) - Debbie Wiest Director
    Nov 8 NLM Pairs (Call ahead for Open Pairs) - Debbie Wiest Director
    Nov 15 6:00 PM Membership Meeting - Light Meal (Menu TBD) - Debbie Wiest Director
    7:00 PM Open & NLM Unit Championship - Come for the Meeting & Play for FREE
    Nov 22 ACBL WIDE Charity Game #3 - Open & NLM Pairs. Hand Analyses & 3x Master Points.  District & National Overall Results - Debbie Wiest Director
    Nov 29 Open & NLM Pairs - Debbie Wiest Director

    Congratulations Norm Coombs! Norm achieved 25,000 lifetime masterpoints Friday, finishing first at the half of the 2-session Open Pairs in the Fairborn Regional.  Dave Britt partnered Norm. Norman is now 69th on the all time list of Grand Life Masters (73rd on the top 500 list of all players).  Norm has been a mainstay of the Bridge scene in Cincinnati for over 40 years.  We congratulate Norm on his lifetime achievement.  Norm thanks all his partners for contributing to this milestone.  Lifetime Achievement Grand Masters.

    WELCOME! New Members: ALison Gorski, John McHugh, Janet Self. Transfers In: Lynn Hopple from Unit 195 and Donna Justice from Unit 164.

    NEW LIFE MASTERS: Sylvia Maltz
    Others with promotions:  James Barrett, Pamela Heckel, Nancy Stagnaro, Stephen Messinger, Kathleen Shepard, Melissa Hellmann, Betty Murdock, Janet Willenborg, Judy Barron, Joan Simon, Helga Tillinghast, Kwan Cha Hurley, Bhupen Joshi, Martin McTighe, Carl Tollison, Reeta Brendamour.  Promotions are updated through October 1, 2016.  See Milestones -
    Members on the Move for details!

    CONGRATULATIONS! - AJ STEPHANI has been elected District 11's Representative to the ACBL Board of Directors, succeeding Ms. Beth Reid.  ACBL Announcement

    ALERTJuly 2016 Issue - Large File (2MB). Limited print copies at Elsmere NKy
    and CBC.
    District 11
    Board of Directors Meeting Summary - Summer 2016 
    Board of Governor's Summary - Summer 2016

    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)
    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
    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 MonitorApril 2016 eMagazine is now available.  Big file (6 MB) - use a high speed connection for best results.
    Need more help finding partners CBC? Contact Joanne Earls  513-772-4395, 513-478-2033.
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    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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