Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
Welcome to Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
This week @ MObridge - May 13th

Lots of Silver Points gained this week, and we saw quite a few big games.  

Our $5.00 Friday game is pretty consistent with 9 or 9+ tables in the NLM game and the Open Game is coming back … with 7 tables last week.  For week ending Sunday, May 6th MObridge had its largest table count in MObridge History.  Yeah team!!!

HEADS UP … Commencing May 22nd, the Tuesday Evening Game will start at 7:00 pm.

MARIE TOYOTA is the winner of 2 Free Plays from our APRIL DRAW.  CONGRATULATIONS MARIE!!!  You can pick up your Free Plays at the office … they are there and waiting for you.

Anyone who has won the free Bidding Boxes in the recent draw and has not yet picked them up, please do so asap.  We have to get rid of these so if you did win and no longer want, please let us know.  Any that have not been picked up by Friday this week, will be given to another home as the office can’t hold the clutter.  

Also, a request to all the Artists that have Art for sale at the Club, can you please put a card on your work, listing the price?  We do get requests on pricing and we have no idea and don’t always have the time to investigate.  Much appreciated. 

COURSES & SEMINARS:  Our Courses commenced on Monday, April 30th, consisting of 3 Beginner/Introduction to Bridge courses, 1 Declarer Play course and 1 Competitive Bidding course for this series.  Our next set of Courses commence in October.  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.  We have Bidding Practice for Novices on Monday @ 1:30 and Part II of Slam Bidding (Blackwood, Gerber & 1430) on Thursday @ 7:15 pm.

0-20 SWISS TEAMS:   This was our 1st 0-20 Swiss Team Event and it went over real well.  Fun was had by all.  Keep your eye out for our next.

Our 2018 AGM is here … Tuesday, 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.  AND AS WE CONTINUE TO GET QUESTIONS FROM OUR MEMBERS, WE CONTINUE TO LIST 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) at the game you wish to reserve.
  4. Enter your partner’s or team member(s) name(s) and any special requests (ie Table # and/or Direction).
  5. Press the “Confirm” at the top left of the screen – If you don’t “Confirm”, your reservation is not made.

Note:  If you have made a reservation and now have to cancel, follow the procedure under Process above but @ #3, instead of selecting PL you select the middle box NP (Not Playing) at the game previously reserved and select “Confirm” … this will cross your name of the listing.  And now your cancellation is complete.

THIS CONTINUES TO BE A WORK IN PROGRESS.  
WE ARE HITTING BUMPS AND DOING OUR BEST TO IRON THEM OUT.

PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY CONCERNS

YOU MAY HAVE AND THEY WILL BE ADDRESSED.

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.  Nothing will be overlooked.
 

PLEASE DO …When you are finished with a Board, place it on the side table so that it’s accessible without interruption of your play.  

PLEASE DON’T …Interrupt players to ask for Boards.

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:  “In a No Trump Contract, count your WINNERS, in a Trump Contract, count your LOSERS.”

“MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR APRIL, 2018”

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 
 
JUNIOR MASTERS
Anna Ostapowych
Krystyna Paterson

CLUB MASTERS
Henney Bryant
Tom Czuchraj
Dory Elsa
Judy Hogg
Glen Hogg
George Zakrzewski

REGIONAL MASTER
Mark Pickett

NABC MASTERS
Sally Briggs
Susan Hodge
Fred Moshenko

ADVANCED NABC MASTER
Russell Baird

LIFE MASTER
Donna Viviani

BRONZE LIFE MASTER
Donna Viviani

RUBY LIFE MASTER
Mike Fernane

GRAND LIFE MASTER
John Rayner
 
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Watch for our Grass Roots Games in May … 
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
Open Pairs and 0-299
Director: Nancy Strachan
Open Pairs and Non-Life Masters
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Newcomers 0-20 MP
Director: DanielleGosselin
0-299 MP Pairs
Director: Phyllis Jones
0-2500 MP Pairs
Director: Phyllis Jones
0-2500 MP Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Open Pairs
Director: Chris Cowan
Annual General Meeting
Director: Nancy Strachan
Calendar
21st May 2018
0-1000 Swiss Teams - Grass Roots
9:30 am
  (Reservation)
21st May 2018
Holiday Monday - Open Pairs - Grass Roots
1:30 pm
  (Partner?)
21st May 2018
Declarer Play
1:30 pm
21st May 2018
Intro to Bridge
7:15 pm
21st May 2018
Newcomers 0-20 MP
7:00 pm
22nd May 2018
Open Pairs - Grass Roots
12:00 pm
  (Reservation)
22nd May 2018
0-1000 MP Pairs - Grass Roots
7:00 pm
  (Reservation)
23rd May 2018
0-2500 MP Pairs - Grass Roots
9:30 am
  (Reservation)
Game/Course/Seminar Cancellations

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