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    Tristate BridgeBegin your bridge journey in the Tri-State right NOW!
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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

    D112023 District 11 Sectionals
    D112023 District 11 Regionals
    D112023 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)

    2023 Flying Pig
    DETAILS        FLYER

    Summer STAC

    NLM Sectional 

    Flying Buckeye Regional

    NEWS Contact Us  Welcome to Unit 124! 

    John Meinking
    Michelle Barker
    Vice President
    Melissa Hellman
    John Altman Jr
    Altman Jr
    Bert Luken
    Bill Brewer
    Lewis Temples
    Lewis Temples

    John Williams
    JIm Barrett
    Jim Barrett

    **UPDATE**: Cincinnati Flying Pig Regional will no longer require proof of Covid-19 Vaccinations.

    Flying Pig UpdateThere is an update to the Cincinnati Flying Pig Regional. They added a game on Tuesday morning, June 6th at 10:00 AM.  This is a special game for people with less than 100 points and it also has a special welcome entry fee of only $10.00.


    CBA MentorThe Mentor/Mentee program has started again for this year. This is your chance to pair with an experienced player or to help out someone who wants to improve. There are designated play dates and reduced rates at both the Cincinnati and NKY clubs. Additional details.

    Here is your  April 2023 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

    Welcome New Members: Charles Arn, Adele Beiting, & Paul Kollman.
    ACBL LM PinCONGRATULATIONS! Members with promotions: Terri Brody, Andrea Dubroff, Paul Kollman, Sandra Stuckert, Rick Wickstrom, Mary Wynn, James Danziger, Susie Schwartz, Thomas Shepard, Huang-Chia "Kevin" Chang, Linda Costura, Bert Luken, Eileen Barrett, & Monica Ibarra.
    Silver Life Master: Frank Guiher
                          Ruby Life Master: Sue Bardach
                          Diamond Life Master: Bob Fisk

    Promotions updated through June 1, 2023. See Milestones - Members on the Move

    D11 GNT FinalsCongratulations to the Winners of the D11 GNT Finals!
    OPEN FLIGHT: John Hinton & Dennis Clerkin (U130), Tom Bishel & John Bishel (U122)
    FLIGHT A: 
    AJ Stephani & Bob Fisk (U124), Michael Gladfelter & Mary Jane Gladfelter (U122).
    FLIGHT B: 
    Terry Maguire & Matthew Just (U117), Charles Seelbach & R Blaine Mullins (U164).
    FLIGHT C: 
    Jim Steinke Linda Costura, Joann Behr, & Sudhir Matani (all U124).
    Good luck in Chicago July 12 - 16, 2023 !!
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    Eugene SiutsauCONGRATULATIONS Yauheni "Eugene" Siutsau - Winner of the March 2023 NABC Robot Individual.  Eugene scored 69.42%, and wins for the second time (2021).   Eugene is a Platinum Life Master. On BBO, Eugene has earned A "K" for King, meaning he is 2nd-30th in the historical table of BBO Points won.

    New Play and Learn Under 100 MP Tuesdays 9-11 AM in March at the CBC
    Bill Brewer
    Want to have fun, improve your game and get some ACBL masterpoints? Bill Brewer offers a new series for 0-99 MP players on Tuesdays from 9-11 AM on March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Cincinnati Bridge Center. You will play 3 hands and may ask questions while playing. Once the 3 hands are complete, you will discuss them and then play another 3 hands, up to 9-12 boards. Breakfast pastries and coffee/tea will be served. 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. The cost for the series is $36 or $10 per session. You must register in advance for the series or sessions you want to attend, since seating will be limited. To register use the link:   or call, email or text Bill directly   Once you register you will receive more details to help you enjoy Tuesdays in March.   See you there! Bill Brewer 513-255-7240

    New Monday Invitational Game coming March 27
    Bill Brewer and Rob Lail
    Bill Brewer
    Rob LailIf you love playing on Thursdays you now have a chance for the same amount of fun, food and fellowship on Mondays. Rob Lail and Bill Brewer are joining forces to make a new Monday invitational game that will operate just like Thursday’s game starting Monday, March 27th at 10 AM. So, mark your calendars and watch for more information coming soon We appreciate your support of all games at the CBA. Tell your friends to join us in this fast, friendly games at the CBA. As always feel free to call/text or email us.  Bill Brewer 513-255-7240  Rob Lail 513-563-2218

    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.
    11:00 AM WED U1500 Game - RESESERVATION REQ'D* Contact Terry Barrett  
    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)

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    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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