Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
Welcome to Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
This week @ MObridge - April 15th

We have another Director coming on board this week … let’s give a big warm welcome to our NEWEST DIRECTOR Sherrill Bain.  We are very happy to have Sherrill as part of our Team of Directors.  Welcome aboard Sherrill!!!

We hope you all enjoyed the CHARITY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AND ALL THOSE EXTRA POINTS!

WE DID THE DRAW FOR THE USED BIDDING BOXES AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Bev Ziegel (1 Set) - Jan Townley (2 Sets) - Joan Duke (2 Sets) - Martha Whalen (2 Sets) - Mohamed Hawas (1 Set) - Veronica Wuschenny (1 Set)

CONGRATULATIONS ALL!  The boxes are in the back room on a table in the corner, for pick-up next time you’re at the Club.

COURSES & SEMINARS:  We have no Seminars this week.  Our next Courses start April 30th & the beginning of May, and they are filling up!!!  We also have a new Educator on board at MObridge … let’s give a big warm welcome to Pam Husband!  Welcome aboard Pam!!!  Pam is not new to teaching at MObridge … she taught and gave Seminars a few years back and is very excited to get back into teaching at MObridge.  

A reminder to all Members that we give 2 Free Plays to any Member who brings in someone to take any of our Intro/Beginner Courses. 

GOLDEN HORSESHOE INTER-CLUB CHALLENGE:  The date is Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm and we have 5 (yes … 5!!!) Clubs (MObridge included) registered.  This is very, very exciting.  The appointed Committee has been working very hard on putting this together and has done a great job.  Congratulations (again) to our Committee.

0-20 SWISS TEAMS:  This is something new for the Club … The sign-up sheet is posted for this game (Monday evening, May 7th @ 6:30 pm).  The teams are rolling in.  This is very, very exciting.  If you have any questions on this, please speak to Nora and/or Danielle.

To reiterate … Our 2018 AGM is fast approaching … May 15th.  We will start with a “mix & mingle” @ 5:30 pm, followed by the AGM, and with an Open Game @ 7:15 pm.  Note that the Agenda, Annual Report, Minutes of the 2017 AGM and Financial Reports (P&L & Balance Sheet) are all available on our Website (in our “Members” section), and on the Bulletin Board at the Club.  Nominees for the May 2018 election to Board of Directors are also now on our Website.  A reminder that for the game, there is a sign-up sheet at the Club and as we are limited to 24 tables, please sign up if you intend on playing.  Also note that you do not have to play to attend the Meeting.

“ON-LINE RESERVATIONS” has been implemented.  The purpose of this facility is to register yourself (and your partner where applicable) as planning to attend a game or any other event listed on the MOBridge calendar on our website.  The ON-LINE RESERVATIONS take priority (other than those ‘at the Director’s discretion’) … For special events (ie. AGM, Christmas Party, etc.) there will be sign-up sheets at the Club.  For these events there will be no option to reserve on-line, as we can’t have both.  So … to re-iterate the procedure:

THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL APPLY:
1.    Reservations will be accepted up to 2 hours prior to game time.
2.    If a reservation is made and the party does not cancel prior to the game, they will not have reservation privileges for one month.
3.    The reservation contains a (free-form) note field to be filled in by the requestor where you may enter your partner's name and /or any special requests (e.g. seating direction or preferred table)
4.    Please note:  Although every effort will be made to accommodate requests, the game director will have the final call on the game set-up and allocation of seating.

THE PROCESS FOR MAKING A RESERVATION:
1.    Select "Members Only".
2.    You will be presented a screen that has future calendar events listed.
3.    Check off the box labelled "PL" (playing).
4.    Enter your partner’s or team member(s) name(s) and any special requests.
5.    Press the "Confirm" at the top left of the screen – If you don’t “Confirm”, your reservation is not made.

BRING ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE TO ANY DIRECTOR AND THEY WILL BE ADDRESSED.

Here are a few concerns from players (with responses in red) this past week:

  • I don’t have a computer or internet at home.
    • Speak to a Director and we will do our best to accommodate this.
  • I am not a member, does this mean I can't just show up & play.
    • You can show up and play as a non-member, you just can't reserve.
  • How come no special games are included on reservation form, does this mean that no one can reserve for these games?
    • This was a computer glitch, and has now been fixed.  You can now reserve for Special Events.

PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE AND THEY WILL BE ADDRESSED.

TIDBITS:  Submit your Tidbit to mail@mobridge.club and watch for it here.  Remember, these are coming from your fellow bridge players. 

Tidbit submission:  “After the last card is turned down when a trick has been taken, no one can ask to see the other cards, BUT you may check your own card.”


“MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR MARCH, 2018”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

 
NEW JUNIOR MASTERS
John Altridge
Robert Erikson
Edith Lepinay
Laureen Mattick
Amy Yin

NEW CLUB MASTERS
Edward Cloutier
Bob Knight
Jenny Jiang
Mary Scott
Penny Smith

NEW SECTIONAL MASTERS
Tony Ma
Anne Thompson
Frances Wise

NEW LIFE MASTER
Nancy Lucas

NEW BRONZE LIFE MASTER
Arthur Odamura

NEW SILVER LIFE MASTER
Max Rutherford

NEW RUBY LIFE MASTER
Linda Arthur 

NEW SAPPHIRE LIFE MASTER
Phyllis Jones

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NEXT STAC IS WEEK OF MAY 7TH, 2018
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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
0-2500 MP Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Open Pairs
Director: Chris Cowan
0-1000 MP Pairs
Director: Nancy Strachan
Newcomers 0-20 MP
Director: Nora Hovland
0-1000 MP Pairs
Director: Nancy Strachan
Open Pairs and 0-299 - Charity CC
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Newcomers 0-20 MP
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Open Pairs and Non-Life Masters - Charity CC
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Calendar
26th Apr 2018
0-299 MP Pairs
8:45 am
26th Apr 2018
0-2500 MP Pairs
12:30 pm
  (Reservation)
27th Apr 2018
Newcomers 0-20 MP
9:00 am
27th Apr 2018
Open Pairs and Non-Life Masters
12:30 pm
28th Apr 2018
Open Pairs and 0-299
10:00 am
  (Reservation)
30th Apr 2018
0-1000 MP Pairs
9:30 am
  (Partner?)
30th Apr 2018
Declarer Play
1:30 pm
30th Apr 2018
Intro to Bridge
7:15 pm
Game/Course/Seminar Cancellations

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