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     2019 D11 NAPQ2019 Spooktacular2019 LouLex Regional SF Fall NABC 2019

    NEWS Contact the CBAWELCOME to the CBA!

    Candidates for the Unit 124 Board of Directors - Click Name for Bios
    Election Oct 31-Nov 2 at the Spooktacular Regional. Vote in person. 3 members will be elected. Members only.    

    Mike Burns
    Gary Herrington

    Brenda Mehalko

    Tom Mess

    Steve Moese
          Incumbent Incumbent

    Voting will take place at the Cincinnati Bridge Center October 31 - Nov 2 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (1/2 hour before and 1/2 hour after the Spooktacular Sectional.
     Unit 124 Members in good standing as of October 1, 2019 may vote. 

    Absentee ballots are available for those few members who will be out of town October 31-Nov 2.  Please contact Robert Roark
    rlr@zoomtown.com to ask for a hard copy absentee ballot. Pick up your absentee ballot at any CBC game between Monday Oct 28 and Wed Oct 30.   Fill out the absentee ballot per instructions and mail to Robert postmarked on or before Nov 1, 2019.  No voting by e-mail is permitted.  No copying or duplicating of the absentee ballot is permitted. 

    The Annual Unit Membership Meeting will take place Tuesday Evening November 12 at the Cincinnati Bridge Center at 5:30 - 6:15 PMAll members in good standing of Unit 124 are invited to attend.  If a quorum (45) of members attend, then members may make and pass motions that the Full Board of Directors will address in subsequent Board Meetings. No proxy voting allowed.  A FREE meal will be provided (expect some wonderful Indian food! as well as favorite delectables).  Then play for free in the evening Open and NLM (attendance permitting) sections. While you do not have to attend the meeting to play bridge later, we ask you to come and share your views with the Board. The entire Board of Directors will be in attandance.      
    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. 
    ANNOUNCING THE ANNUAL CBA WINTER COAT/SWEATER DRIVE.  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 

    WELCOME! New Members:
    Cathy Bailey, Charles Baker, Gavon Cercek, Jan Eischen, Lisa Lewis, Cynthia Mairose, Lee Mairose, Russell Msmurry, Neela Patkar, Jum Steinke. Transfers: Rafael Carcia (U506-San Francisco), Robert Lail (U361-Denver).
    New Life Masters: Sharon Koster, Robert Roark.
    Members with promotions:  Hal Bernstein, Carol Lyon, Miriam Salzarulo, Alice Slagle.Promotions are updated through October 1, 2019.  See Milestones -
    Members on the Move for details.
    ANDERSON BRIDGE CLUB - TUESDAY AM GAME - Reservation required.  The senior center management has limited the space to 20 tables. If you do not reserve a spot, you might not get to play.  Contact Jodie Kiefer for your Tuesday Morning reservation. jodie41071@gmail.com
    Looking for great bridge articles and analysis of high end play?  Want to see what the best in the world are doing at the bridge table?  Then this free e-magazine is just for you! 

    Bridge Winners - a fabulous resource for Bridge world wide.  Interact with experts.  Get your questions answered. Deepen your understanding of the game.  Manage your convention cards electronically.  It's all free.  Got to Bridgewinners and sign up today. 

    Have you qualified for the D11 North American Pairs Finals? (If you qualified but did NOT win masterpoints, your name will not appear below.  Please confirm with your club.) PLAN TO PLAY OCT 19 and / or OCT 20!!!   CBC Qualifiers    All Qualifiers   D11 NAP Details

    Click for your electronic copy. Here is your July 2019 Alert
    (Large File 6 MB Use high Speed Connection for best Results)

    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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