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    CBAPlay often and sign up early. Entries open 2 hours in before of play. Mike Burns runs a live partnership desk for U50/500/750 CBA games .  If you need a partner for those games contact: Mike Burns   Cell / Text: (513) 926-1790

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    May Schedule Changes:
    8 is Enough Swiss 5/20
    Open Swiss 5/16 & 5/30
    Day Time Game Results Director
    Swiss Teams - Virtual Clubs
    3rd Thu 6:30 P 8=E** CBA Pam
    2/4 Sun 1:45 P Open CBA Pam
    Pairs - Virtual Clubs
    Mon 2:00 P U50 CBA Pam
    Mon 6:30 P Open NKBC John or Cordell
    Tue 1:45 P Open NKBC/And John or Cordell
    Wed 6:30 P IMPs NKBC John or Cordell
    Thu 1:00 P U750 CBA Pam
    Thu 6:30 P 4=E* CBA Pam
    Thu 3rd 6:30 P 8=E** CBA Pam
    Fri 1:30 P U500 NKBC/And John or Cordell
    Fri 1:45 P Open NKBC/And John or Cordell
    Sun 2/4 1:45 P Swiss CBA Pam
    *4 is Enough (4=E) is a limited pairs game. Pairs cannot exceed 4 points. Points are based on current masterpoints:  0-400 MPs - 1;   401-1500 MPs - 2;  1501+ MPs - 3. Total pair points must be 4 or less. A 2 and a 3, or two 3's may not play together.
    **Swiss Teams limited to 8 points and 4 players per team using above scale.

    CBALearn about BBO, playing online & finding your results:  Online Bridge
    "HOW-TO" VIDEOS FOR ONLINE PLAY

    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)

    CBANeed more help finding partners @ CBC? Contact Mike Burns  rmikeburnsi@gmail.com 513-574-4067
    For details see Partnerships

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    ONLINE EVENTS
      May 15-16 Grass Roots Weekend - 2x BLACK Points - $1 more
      May 24-30  Silver Linings Week - 2x SILVER POINTS - $1 more
        CBA Virtual Club Schedule Changes - See Game Schedule on the left
       

    NEWS Contact Us EmailWELCOME to Unit 124!

    Friday Morning at CBC
     
    Pete Outcalt gets his L.M. cup                          Table 3 all masked up

    GRAND REOPENING! ANNOUNCING FACE-TO-FACE BRIDGE AT THE CBC.

    Bridge is Back!  Come to the Cincinnati Bridge Center! Grab your partner. Join the Fun!
    WelcomeBckPam Campbell brings face-to-face bridge back to the CBC!
    There are 2 games:

    Wednesday Morning Open at 11:00 AM
    Friday Morning
    Open and NLM at 11:00 AM
    To protect you our members, the following policies will be in effect: ● Evidence of vaccination is required ● The tables are spaced at least 8 ft 6” apart
    Masks are required  ● No food served ● All players will be must sign an agreement to hold CBA and the director harmless for Covid. Other CBA Games will start when the club owners are ready to do so. AGREEMENT

    CBCCheck out the "New" Cincinnati Bridge Center (CBC) Website!
    Where you will find everything about the Clubs that play at the CBC: Calendars, game schedules, results, and eventually partnerships and assessments of your games (for personal use of course)!  We hope this new site will serve your needs better than today.  Posting results to ACBL Live4Clubs continues.  Tournaments (Sectionals and Regionals) will be posted to ACBL LIVE. The Unit Google Calendar will be focus on Unit and District Tournaments. The old CBA result calendar has retired. Links to past result will remain here. 

    Here is your  APRIL 2021 ALERT
    - This issue of the ALERT will be electronic only - no print copies available. (Large File 2.0 MB and 18 pages. Use a high speed connection for best results).

    NewCCDraft
    DRAFT - NEW ACBL CONVENTION CARD -
    for review and comment
    The Competition & Conventions Committee has proposed a new convention card that better reflects the new ACBL Convention charts.  The big changes are:
    Separate areas for each of 1♣ and 1
    .  
    (Those who play better minor don't need to fill out the minor sections twice, there is a check box for 'same as over 1♣)
    Greatly expanded defensive carding methods section.  
    Limit the use of names for conventions where possible.  
    More room for style on preempts, and what is to be expected from a balanced opening.
    The new alert procedures have also been incorporated with the same color coding:
    Red=Alert, Blue=Announce What do you think?
    Draft Convention Card       Feedback 

    scam alertSeveral members of CBA have received emails supposedly from Potter Orr asking them to send money.  These are all FAKE.  The scammers scan websites to harvest emails of the president of the organization and any other members.  Then they send these requests.  If you look closely at the email, although the from says Potter Orr, the from email address itself is not mine.  It is something like:      president???@gmail.com
    I have not been hacked and there is no cure, just laugh and delete.  Potter - 4/13/21

    Dealing with Scam Emails (ACBL)
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    CBCATTENTION: SPACE AVAILABLE!
    Posted 4 March 2021
    There are 4 openings for game directors/club owners at the Cincinnati Bridge Center. We have this space available for rent:
    Monday Evenings    Tuesday Mornings    Wednesday Mornings    Friday Mornings
    If you've been interested in owning or directing a game at the Cincinnati Bridge Center, now's the time! These are all single sessions game spaces. You must be a member in good standing to own a sanction, and a certified ACBL Club Director to direct a club game at the CBC. Please contact Pam Campbell campbell.ps.54@gmail.com with interest on or before June 30, 2020. Club owners, and not the Unit 124 Board, will decide when to reopen face-to-face play. Conditions must meet applicable health regulations in force at the time.
    ACBLACBL UPDATES: Reopening Face to Face Tournaments Details    Checklist


    ACBL LM PinWelcome Back All  Our Snowbirds!!
    New Silver Life Masters Betty Fulton, Debbie Wiest
    New Life Master Annette Kereiakes

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    Members with promotions: Paul Binder, Ed Cappel, Uday Patil, James Jacobson. Promotions updated through May 1, 2021. See Milestones - Members on the Move.

    teamsOpen Swiss Teams - Sundays May 16 & 30 -  1:45 PM Virtual Clubs
    How to register.
    If you need a pair to complete your team, you can still register.  If you have a foursome, the first two players register as a pair.  The second pair registers. There is an option to pick their teammates. If you need help finding partners, contact Pam Campbell or Mike Burns.   If you have any questions about this Swiss Team game, contact Pam Campbell  or Cordell Coy.

    teams
    8 is Enough Online Swiss Teams - Thursday My 20 - 6:30 PM.
    Virtual Clubs  How to register. Need help finding partners? Contact Pam Campbell or Mike Burns.

    D11D11 GNT 2021 FINALS Registered TeamsFLYER and the D11 GNT FAQD11 Home Page


    NLM Newsletter
    NLM Newsletter
    Unit 124 offers a bi-weekly Newsletter to better serve the bridge interests of our Non-Life Master Members.           CBA Newsletter Library

    SharkBridgeShark Bridge Teachers Console
    is the platform of choice for many successful Online Bridge teachers. Cost is modest and the technology creates a very enjoyable experience for students.  Demo Videos

    AlertNEW! ACBL Alert regulations effective 1/1/2021.   Be up to date. DirectorNEW! Conditions for online ACBL bridgeBe sure to know what's legal and what's not

    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.
    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

    WBF
    How to fill out your System Card - WBF
    ←Here is a great source of standard shorthand for bridge terms.  These are widely used on BBO.  Check out pages 3 & 4.  The rest of the document treats expected disclosure at World Championship Tournaments.   

    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. 

    AJAJ Stephani, ACBL Board of Directors
    New! June 2020 Board of Directors Report
    Spring Report

    March Special Report

    LBOLLEARN BRIDGE ONLINE
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    Looking for virtual bridge lessons and learning opportunities?  Check
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    USEFUL FACTS about Covid-19:
    covid19FLATTEN THE CURVE
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    Covid 19 Transmission
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