Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
Welcome to Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
This week @ MObridge - June 17th

Remember our NEW POLICY:  If you are asked to come in and play with out-of-town guests at our Club, you will play for free.  

THIS WEEK we have all but Tuesday’s games as CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES.  These games have no extra fee but give extra points.  Both Tuesday games are THE LONGEST DAY games and will be run as CHARITY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES.  Each of these games award extra points and no extra fee for Mobridge Members, as they are covered in you Membership Fee for 2018.  Non-Members pay $2.00 extra – all extra game fees from these 2 games go to the CANADIAN ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

IT PAYS TO BE A MEMBER!!!!

And speaking of Members … Right now we have 554 Members.  66 of these Members got a free 2018 Membership with the Intro/Beginner Lessons.  

Take a look at our upcoming LESSONS/COURSES under Learning Bridge on our Home Page … It is now updated with our October sessions.  January/February sessions will be posted in September or thereabouts.  Also, a reminder that if you recommend someone take any of our Intro/Beginner Lessons/Courses, you get 2 Free Plays upon their payment.

We have Part I of JACOBY TRANSFERS (NOVICES) Seminar this Thursday evening @ 7:15 pm.  You can sign up at the Club, call in or e-mail for registration.

We also want to reiterate a statement from last week’s Newsletter:

PLEASE PLAN TO BE AT YOUR SEAT

5 MINUTES BEFORE GAME TIME.

We are compiling a list of “PLEASE DO … PLEASE DON’T” requests, which will be posted in our Weekly Newsletters … please submit anything you may want to see on this list to mail@mobridge.club or hand it in to any Director to place in the Club Manager’s mail slot. If you want, you may specify that any request you make be attributed specifically to you.  But definitely, you are not required to have attribution.  Nothing will be overlooked.

So …. We have this contribution by Steve Priebe:

Where reasonable, please thank the Director after the game on your way out.  Please understand that the Director does a lot for us, including:

  • Earning a Director's qualification.
  • Ensuring that a game takes place when scheduled.  Directors always show up and show up on time.  Players … not always.
  • Preparing the room and the coffee and the snacks and the tables and the machine-dealt boards with computer-configured hands before the game.
  • Managing the cash and the entries before each game begins.  
  • Based on personal knowledge of players, balancing the distribution of EW/NS players.
  • Figuring out the best movement and number of boards based on the number of players (Howell, Mitchel ...).
  • Handling Director calls for technical reasons and player upset or ego reasons with aplomb.
  • Playing in addition to directing to help the single players who show up unannounced and to help the movement.
  • Posting results after the game.
  • Cleaning up after the game.

To top it all off, the directors do it for their love of the game, not for the token recompense.

Steve Priebe

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.

 

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

 

This week’s TIDBIT falls under “BRIDGE ETIQUETTE & PROTOCOL”:  “When you are on Opening Lead, lead first and then write the contract on your score sheet.  If you are Dummy, wait until you have laid your cards on the table before writing the contract down.”

 

“MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR MAY, 2018”

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 
 
JUNIOR MASTER
Linda Beitchman

CLUB MASTERS
John Altridge
Patricia Basque

ADVANCED NACB MASTER
Jerry Lenders

BRONZE LIFE MASTER
Rose Garritson

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WATCH FOR OUR NAP QUALIFYING GAMES IN JUNE, JULY & AUGUST. 
EXTRA POINTS AND NO EXTRA $$$ FOR MOBRIDGE MEMBERS.

IT PAYS TO BE A MOBRIDGE MEMBER!!!
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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
0-299 MP Pairs - Club Championship
Director: Phyllis Jones
0-2500 MP Pairs - Club Championship
Director: Phyllis Jones
0-2500 MP Pairs - Club Championship
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Open Pairs - THE LONGEST DAY - Charity Club Championship
Director: Chris Cowan
0-1000 MP Pairs - THE LONGEST DAY - Charity Club Championship
Director: Chris Cowan
0-1000 MP Swiss Teams - Club Championship
Director: Chris Cowan
Newcomers 0-20 MP - Club Championship
Director: Nora Hovland
Open Pairs and 0-299
Director: Nancy Strachan
Calendar
21st Jun 2018
Jacoby Transfers (Novices)
7:15 pm
22nd Jun 2018
Newcomers 0-20 MP - Club Championship
9:00 am
22nd Jun 2018
Open Pairs and Non-Life Masters - Club Championship
12:30 pm
  (Reservation)
23rd Jun 2018
Open Pairs and 0-299 - Club Championship
10:00 am
  (Reservation)
25th Jun 2018
0-1000 MP Pairs - Club Championship
9:30 am
  (Reservation)
25th Jun 2018
Newcomers 0-20 MP
7:00 pm
26th Jun 2018
Open Pairs
12:00 pm
  (Reservation)
26th Jun 2018
0-1000 MP Pairs
7:00 pm
  (Reservation)
Game/Course/Seminar Cancellations

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