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    Learn BridgeAre you ready to learn how to play BRIDGE? Here are resources from the ACBL. Choose to learn bridge the way that suits you best. Details
    The ACBL Educational Foundation launches BridgeWhiz, free to all students. Each graduate receives a free, one-year Junior Membership in the American Contract Bridge  DETAILS - SUPPORT BRIDGEWHIZ - VOLUNTEER

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    CBA Name Tag? Contact Joanne Earls (513) 772-4395
    1st Tag Free to Newcomers!
    Replacements $4 each

    CBANeed help finding a partner? Contact the game director. CBC Games  NKBC Games   Anderson Game

    ACBLHow to Fill Out Your Convention Card (see Conventional Wisdom link on this page for detailed instructions how to fill out your card).
    BridgeWinners Editor (Join! It's free. You can share and compose online with partner).
    NEW ACBL Convention Card
    NEW Card .pdf Electronic Form
    Other System Cards (not for ACBL use):
    World Bridge Federation
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    How to fill out your System Card - WBF

    D112024 District 11 Sectionals
    D112024 District 11 Regionals
    D112024 District 11 GNT/NAP Finals
    The calendar below shows Unit events & tournaments. See club websites for club schedules. 

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    CBASaturday Supervised Play (U100) a fun way to build skills.

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    Anderson Bridge Club
    Cincinnati Bridge Center Clubs
    Northern Kentucky Bridge Club

    Other Area Clubs:

    Thursday Bridge Club
    Margaret Blum
    Lebanon Duplicate BC Doug Reams
    Middletown Duplicate BC Doug Reams
    Sycamore Creek DBC Lynda Brown Walker

    CBALearn about BBO, playing online & finding your results:  Online Bridge

    How to Use Bridge Base Online (Sylvana Morici)
    Adding BBO $'s to your account (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Bid and Play (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Alert your Bids (Sylvana Morici)
    How to Set up your convention card (S.Morici)
    How to Play on BBO (Samantha McDouglas)

    NAP Summer NABC  Summer STaC  Dayton Regional 

    NEWS Contact Us  Welcome to Unit 124! 

    Game for Friday July 5th
    The evening team game for July 4th has been cancelled, so the morning game for Friday July 5th is going to be changed a team game with an 8 is enough format, there will not be a pairs game for July 5th.
     3pts: 2500+ mp
    2pts: 500-2500 mp
    1pt: under 500 mp

    ACBL It's Your Call
    The ACBL posts a video on YouTube each week where they have a special guest come on and talk about bidding problems and different persepectives. Last weeks special guest was none other than Chip Dombrowski from Unit 124 and the associate editor for the monthly Bridge Bulletin.

    The YouTube Video can be found here. (It's Your Call 3NT is Overrated)

    Monday Morning Game

    The Monday morning game has a new time, the game will now be starting at 12:30pm.
    If you have never played in the Monday game, you are missing out on a friendly game. They will also have a 0-300 MP section, as attendance warrants. So if that's you, tell your friends and join us!

    In order to plan for food and table set-up, please use the link below, or sign-up at the bridge center, text, or email Bill Brewer.
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    Mentor ProgramMentor-Mentee Program 2024
    The M/M program is coming back again for this summer. The CBC program runs from after the Flying Pig Regional until a final wrap-up game on Saturday, September 14th. The NKY program runs from May through August, the dates are on the calendars provided to its members.  If you want to participate, please use the link on the CBA Mentoring Program to complete the application.

    Cost of the game is the going rate.

    Additional frequently asked questions can be found HERE.

    Congratulations D11 GNT Champions - Good Luck in Toronto in July 2024
    GNT Winners

    Weekly Bidding Quiz
    Did you know one of our unit members sends out a weekly bidding quiz that people can particpate in for free? The quiz comes from Bob Jones quizes and includes commentary from Bob Jones and several other top players from the Cincinnati Bridge Clube.

    Bidding practice is a great way to help stregthen your game and decision making at the table and can also be done with your partners to solidfy your partnership understanding at the table.

    If you or your partners would like to sign up to receive the weekly emails and participate in the quiz, you can reach out to Mike Burns who has been graciously running it for the past 4 years. Can also find and look over all past quizzes HERE.

    Welcome New Members: Todd Earhart, Betty Mayfield, Mary Jo Merkowitz, Margaret Mulderig, & Bill Ruehr.
    ACBL LM PinCONGRATULATIONS! Members with promotions: Charles Arn, Cindy Standley, Danuta Biniakiewicz, Susan Namei, Mary Goodwin, Jay Gala, Robert Letourneau, & Marcia Roesch.
    New Ruby Life Master: Chip Dombrowski

    Promotions updated through June 1, 2024. See Milestones - Members on the Move

    2023 Unit Service Award Winners
    Would like to congratulate the unit award winners for 2023.

    Cordell Coy won the Jerry Steuernagle Award, which has been awarded since 1972 and is presented annually to the duplicate player best exemplifying the principles of ethics, kindness, and high caracter in bridge.
    Steve Moese won the Patty Eber award, which has been awarded since 2000 to recognize exceptional service to the CBA and to the bridge community of Greater Cincinnati.
    Rob Lail won the Nancy Sachs award, which has been awarded since 2016 to the CBA member who best promots bridge in Cincinnati.

    Award WinnersAward Winner

    New Play and Learn Under 200 MP Tuesdays
    Bill Brewer
    Want to have fun, improve your game and get some ACBL masterpoints? Bill Brewer offers a new series for 0-200 MP players on Tuesdays from 9-12 PM. You will play 18 boards and can ask questions and get advise as you play. You can play, learn, laugh and have fun. You will become more comfortable with the bidding boxes,  bridgemates, bidding/conventions and play of the hand. You will also receive a hand record of the hands played for further study. Best of all you can get some ACBL masterpoints. If you already have partner you may play together, and if you don’t have a partner we will arrange for one. See you there! Bill Brewer 513-255-7240

    Here is your  May 2024 ALERT - This issue of the ALERT is electronic only - no print copies. (Large File 3.0 MB and 18 pages. Use a high speed connection for best results).  ALERT LIBRARY

    Join the Fun at a Club Near You! See " Area Club Games " on the ← left of this page.

    Saturday Supervised Play a fun way to learn the game. SCHEDULE
    Come to the CBC at 9:30 AM for the lecture and then play from 10 AM-12 Noon with a coach and players of your skill level.  You may come with a partner or be matched with someone at the game.
     Contact Mike Purcell or John Williams  for information 

    Monday Evening Game 7PM John Altman directing.

    Wed 10:00 AM Limited Game - 
    Under 1500 mps
    Contact Terry Barrett for questions (  

    4 Tables required.
    Open games on both days get credit for all tables (except STaC).
    8 is Enough Swiss
    Thursday Evening 6:30 PM 1st/3rd/5th
    To register your team contact John Meinking

    Thursday Invitation Pairs
    Rob Lail 
    Lets PlayWant to play duplicate bridge, perhaps for the first time, but don’t know where to start? Why not give the friendly social Friday Duplicate Bridge Game run by Bob Letourneau at the Cincinnati Bridge Center.  While there are no masterpoints, the game is about fun, fun, and more fun.  It’s like a weekly bridge party.  $5 per person comes with a free snack.  Contact Bob Letourneau at for details.  This game is not sanctioned by the ACBL. 

    MemoriesRemember when? We've resurrected and repackaged photo memories from the past.  Hope you enjoy the CBA Memories!

    New ACBL ConventionCardNEW ACBL CONVENTION CARD The use of the card in tournaments will take place sometime this year. Look for Bulletin articles that explain the changes and the proper way to fill out the card. Download this .pdf ELECTRONIC FORM you can fill out and print from your computer or smart device.
    TIP SHEET: Conventional Wisdom (Credit to Karen Brown in District 7)

    NLM Newsletter CBA Newsletter Library

    BiddingBoxWeekly Bidding Quiz Here's a fun way to think about different bidding situations. Members compare how they bid 6 hands each week.  For Non-Life-Masters and advancing players.  See the Quiz Page.

    Learn Bridge Are you ready to learn how to play BRIDGE? Here are a host of resources from the ACBL. Choose to learn bridge the way that suits you best. Details

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    Welcome New Members: Diane Bissmeyer, Robert Nowacki, and Thomas Pope.
    ACBL LM PinCONGRATULATIONS! Members with promotions: Charles Maguire, Greg Chrzanowski, Cheryl Fehring, Thomas Sextro, and Linda Costura.
    New Bronze Life Master: Bert Luken
    New Silver Life Master: Amy Gerowitz
    Promotions updated through February 1, 2024. See Milestones - Members on the Move

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