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    AJ Stephani has gotten special permission from the ACBL for us to hold a special Unit Championship game for each of our clubs to support the NKy Bridge Club in their hour of need.  You will pay an additional fee that will go directly to the NKy Club (and not to the ACBL or the Unit).  You will also be able to contribute to the NKy fundraiser directly at the game.  Those contrbutions will accompany the funds raised to the Treasurer of the NKy Club.  Please plan to play in as many of these as possible.  This support will help get the NKy Bridge Club back on its feet sooner.  As of now, the City of Elsmere has indicated their facility will be ready for use in November.  That is 3 months away for a vital part of our bridge community.  Please do your best to help. The following Club games will host a fund-raising Unit Championship Game (Many Extra Master Points!!):
    Date Day Time Site Game
    Aug 29 Thu 11:00 AM CBC Thursday Stratified Pairs
    Aug 26 Mon 11:00 AM CBC Deschapelles Club (Invitation Only)
    Aug 24 Sat 1:00 PM  CBC Saturday Open Pairs  
    Aug 23 Fri 11:00 AM CBC Queen City Club Open & NLM
    Aug 21 Wed 7:00 PM CBC Deb's Wednesday Evening Game
    Aug 21 Wed 11:00 AM ABC Anderson Bridge Club
    Aug 20 Tue 11:00 AM ABC Anderson Bridge Club
    Aug 19 Mon 7:00 PM CBC Mike's Games - Limited U2500

    WELCOME! New Members:
    Carol Caperelli, Jeff Cornwell, Natalie Cornwell, Richard Hurwitz
    New Bronze Life Masters Joy Singerman, Gail Zimmer

    New Life Master Joy Singerman

    Members with promotions:
     Edward Felson, Milind Inamdar, Arlene Luebbe, Uday Patil, Terry Barrett, Jay gala, Verna Gibson, Bob Kessler, Diane McNeely, Eileen Barrett, Clare Hoesl, Cathy Schreiber, Alexander Grim, Monica Ibarra, Bert Luken, Janet Rebman, Barry Williams, Patricia Burnam, Sandra Fielman, Lewis Temples, Janet Thrunau, Erin Oblinger. Promotions are updated through August 1, 2019.  See Milestones - Members on the Move for details.
    0-500 NLM Game Tuesday Morning
    starting August 6, 2019

    Contact Mike Lipp  lipp.michael@gmail.com with questions or to arrange a partner. 
    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:  Restoration work has begun at the Elsmere Senior Center. 
    Games are being held at Pee Wee's Place is at 2325 Anderson Road, Crescent Springs KY.
    We will play every WEDNESDAY and 1st, 3rd, and 5th THURSDAYs and FRIDAYs in August (BY RESERVATION ONLY) . See website for updates.  Here are the proposed game dates:  
    You must RESERVE YOUR SPACE with Cindy. You must BUY THE $10 LUNCH deal and pay your $5 GAME FEE. On Wednesdays please eat dinner at PeeWee's to help defray our costs.

    Directions to PeeWee's Place:
    Take exit 186 on I75 Buttermilk Pike. Coming from the north, turn right on Buttermilk down hill to Anderson, 3rd light, turn right. Back up the hill through the light, Pee Wee is on your right before you go back down the hill.

    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.

    Now, through September 30, the Tuesday evening 0-1500 game will be open to all Mentor/Mentee pairs in addition to pairs between 0-1500.  Even if the Mentor has more than 1500 points, they are welcome as long as they are playing with their Mentee.  No reservations needed.

    2019 Mentoring Program -
    Is underway.  Thanks to all advancing players and mentors who participate. Details are on the Unit 124 Mentoring Program page. 
    If you play in NKy, contact Greg Brinker grefab999@gmail.com     (859)331-1868     (859)322-1969
    If you play at the CBC contact John Williams williajp@miamioh.edu    (513)931-6127
    They will be happy to answer any of your questions. 
    D11 NAPQ
    North American Pairs Qualifying games at clubs are offered during the months of June, July, and August.  Clubs can offer up to two NAPQ games each month.  There is a $1 per person increased cost and you earn extra masterpoints (Black/Red).  These games qualify a player in the flight played.  Each individual qualifies separately (you are not required to play with a partner you qualified with). There are thre flights: A = Open, B = U2500, and C = NLM & U500.   However you must be eligible for your flight by the masterpoint count you hold as of May 6, 2019 for the 2019 District Finals in Cincinnati OH October 19 & 20, 2019.  Qualifying pairs are invited to play in the Spring NABCs in Columbus OH in March 2020, and receive a stipend from the ACBL and or the District.  Do not miss these games for getting your spot in the District Finals.  Qualifying pairs.  For details see the D11 NAP FAQ page.  
    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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    Join us at the Cincinnati Bridge Center Monday through Saturdays!


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