Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
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MOBridge Newsletter - October 21, 2018

We hope you all enjoyed all those extra points from our CLUB APPRECIATION Games this past week.  These games will appear again next October.

AND … THIS COMING WEEK IS STAC WEEK … SILVER POINTS AT CLUBS!
THIS STAC WEEK IS ACROSS THE DISTRICT @ NO EXTRA FEE FOR MOBRIDGE MEMBERS.
FEEL FREE TO CALL AND RESERVE A PLACE FOR GAMES YOU ARE COMING TO PLAY. 
WE RECOMMEND THIS FOR THE LARGER GAMES, AS WE ARE LIMITED TO 24 TABLES.
IT PAYS TO BE A MOBRIDGE MEMBER!!!

*SEMINARS THIS COMING WEEK
There are no seminars scheduled for this week.

WEDNESDAY MORNING GAME   Following is a message from our Board President on this subject:
Fellow members … Earlier this Summer, we changed the Wednesday Morning Game to an “Open” game, eliminating the 2500 MP limit.  The Board also agreed to assess the impact of the change and decide on any further action.  At the September meeting The Board reviewed the results and decided to continue the “Open” designation.  We continue to have a strong turnout, the MPs distributed to Members have increased and Open Players have not dominated the game.  The Board has initiated a project under the leadership of Chris Cowan to thoroughly review all games and recommend new offerings, changes to existing games, etc., to best match the needs of all Members.

Our CHRISTMAS PARTY GAME is on December 1st … please mark this date in your Calendar.  Sign up sheets will be posted at the Club after Remembrance Day.  Please sign up asap as we are limited to 24 tables.  Last year’s Christmas Party was “all the rave”!

MENTORING PROGRAM UPDATE   Our Mentoring Program is showing great success.  Entry forms (and all pertinent info) is posted at the Club.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Mentoring Coordinator at mentoring.program@mobridge.club for answers.

TIDBIT:  Remember, remember … When dummy is on your right, lead the weakest suit in sight!  When Dummy is on your Left ... lead thru Heft!!!

Martin Hunter is running a DIRECTOR COURSE AT MOBRIDGE November 16th (4:00 – 9:00 pm), 17th (9:00 am – 9:00 pm) and 18th (9:00 am – Noon and 1:00 - 4:00 pm for the exam).  Please contact Martin directly for registration @ martinhunter@rogers.com.

Just a reminder that we will be taking MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR 2019 starting November 1st.  This, as usual, covers you from November 1st, 2018 up to and including December 31st, 2019.  And again for 2019, Membership covers all extra game fees in 2019.  Moving forward, we plan on having a Membership Card issued annually.  We find ourselves in a position to be asking players if “they are a Member” … some players get annoyed with this.  So, we will all be “flashing” our Membership Cards when we come to play.  No worries if you lose yours … we can reissue.  We will still have our records.  If you want to renew before November 1st, this is not a problem.  However, the Membership Cards won’t be ready until November 1st so if you do opt for early renewal, you will get your Card at a later date.

Reiterating …Remember our NAP FLIGHT “C” FINALS are being held at our Club on October 28th.  Note that this is a 2 Session Event, with the 1st Session starting @ 10:30 am sharp!!!  Please plan on arriving a little early.  The time of the 2nd Session will be dependent on when the 1st Session wraps up, with approx. an hour break.  The cost per pair is $52.00, which is to be paid at the Club on October 28th, and can be paid by cash/cheque only.  Again, congratulations to all who qualified.  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TO REGISTER TO PLAY IN THIS GAME … YOU CAN’T JUST SHOW UP.  REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS WERE WITH YOUR CONFIRMATION OF QUALIFICATION E-MAIL.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, LET US KNOW.

All you helpers, who help clean up at the end of a game, and make sure your playing area is cleared, the Directors want you to know that it’s appreciated and send you a big THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  We can’t thank you enough!

TO ALL OUR BRIDGE FRIENDS IN RECOVERY … GET WELL SOON.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK AT THE TABLE SOON.

We hope, by now, all Members have received their Name Tags.
If you are missing yours, let any Director know.
We will be placing our next order mid-October.

“MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 

  
JUNIOR MASTERS
Frances Elms
Marilyn Hicks
Yale Zhong

CLUB MASTERS
Karen Blackledge
Joan Duke
Randi Grant
Jerry Howarth

SECTIONAL MASTERS
Susan Barreto
Kathy Landey
Amy Yin

NABC MASTER
Kitty Chadda

BRONZE LIFE MASTER
Graham Dixon

REMINDERS …

  • WE CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE AT YOUR SEAT AT LEAST 5 MINUTES BEFORE  GAME TIME.  FOR GAME SET-UP AND STARTING ON TIME, IT IS CRUCIAL.  YOUR LATE ARRIVAL AFFECTS THE WHOLE ROOM.  ALSO KNOW THAT THERE ARE MOVEMENTS THAT CANNOT BE CHANGED IF YOU ARRIVE LATE.
  • AND PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SLOW PLAY AFFECTS THE WHOLE ROOM.
  • We also want to ask players to not “flip” the boards when finished playing.  In some cases, the cards fall out (this will hold up the game).  Flipping was necessary with the old style (metal) boards but with the plastic boards, it serves no purpose.
  • PLEASE KEEP YOUR PLAYED BOARDS ON YOUR SIDE TABLE. THIS ALLOWS THE RECEIVING TABLE TO COLLECT THEM WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OF YOUR PLAY, SHOULD YOU BE RUNNING BEHIND.   AND PLAYERS SHOULD NOT BE INTERRUPTING PLAY TO ASK FOR BOARDS … IF THE ROUND IS CALLED AND YOU NEED BOARDS WHICH ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE, PLEASE CALL THE DIRECTOR.
  • Dates for our January/February lesson sessions will be posted on our website soon.  Again, a reminder that if you recommend someone take any of our Intro/Beginner Lessons/Courses, you get 2 Free Plays upon their payment.
  • Please notice our “POP CAN TAB” container at the Club.  If you can, please remove your TAB before placing your can in the Recycle Bin.  The collection of these tabs goes towards wheelchair purchases … and apparently many have been purchased this way.  A little goes a long way.

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Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club

This club, operating since 1984, was taken over by the local bridge community as a not-for-profit organization in 2015. We are a permanent bridge facility serving the western GTA, with a wide range of bridge games and educational offerings. We offer an inviting, warm club atmosphere with a strong sense of community. 

3105 Winston Churchill Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5S3
(905) 820-5728
mail@MObridge.club
www.MObridge.club

 

 

Results
0-1000 MP Pairs (STaC - D2)
Director: Sherrill Bain
Newcomers 0-20 MP
Director: Nora Hovland
June Strachan's Charity Game
Director: David Eddy
Open Pairs and 0-299 (Club Appreciation)
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Newcomers 0-20 MP (Club Appreciation)
Director: DanielleGosselin
Open Pairs and Non-Life Masters (Club Appreciation)
Director: Phyllis Jones
0-2500 MP Pairs (Club Appreciation)
Director: Phyllis Jones
0-499/NLM MP Pairs (Club Appreciation)
Director: Phyllis Jones
Calendar
22nd Oct 2018
Intro to Bridge (Beginner)
1:30 pm
22nd Oct 2018
Declarer Play
7:15 pm
23rd Oct 2018
Intro to Bridge
9:30 am
23rd Oct 2018
Open Pairs (STaC - D2)
12:00 pm
  (Reservation)
23rd Oct 2018
0-1000 MP Pairs (STaC - D2)
7:00 pm
  (Reservation)
24th Oct 2018
Open Pairs (STaC - D2)
9:30 am
  (Reservation)
24th Oct 2018
Competitive Bidding
1:30 pm
24th Oct 2018
Competitive Bidding
7:15 pm
Game/Course/Seminar Cancellations

All urgent cancellations will be posted on the Schedule & Results Calendar at least 2 hours in advance.