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First and foremost … We also want to be a big welcome to our NEWEST DIRECTOR Chris Cowan. We are very happy to have Chris as part of our Team of Directors. Welcome aboard Chris!!!
Most games this week are CHARITY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES … Extra points with no extra fees for MObridge Members! IT PAYS TO BE A MEMBER!!! All games are listed in our Calendar on our Home Page. COME OUT AND PLAY!!!
WE’RE SURE YOU’VE ALL NOTICED OUR LOVELY NEW BIDDING BOXES AND BIDDING CARDS BY NOW. The old bidding boxes have the “sponge” worn but can still be used as attached to a card table or stand alone ... we have 9 (sets of 4) bidding boxes (with inserts) available to our Members. If you are interested in a set (or 2 ... but 2 is the maximum) you can place your name in the ballot box at the Club (listing if you want 1 or 2 sets). Starting for Monday morning’s game this week, and running at all games this week, you can enter the draw for these boxes …. find your entry ballots and the box at the front of the office. Draws will be made at Saturday’s game until all 9 sets are gone. We will announce the winners in next week’s Newsletter … and the winners will be notified as well.
We also have decks of cards which can no longer go through the Dealer Machine but are still in fair condition, which anyone can take. These will be at the front of the office as well, beside the Ballot Box.
COURSES & SEMINARS: We have no Seminars this week. Our next Courses start in April & May … 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. We have a sign-up sheet posted at the Club … If you haven’t signed up yet …get to it! If you can’t sign up in person, call the Club and we will sign you up. You can sign up as a Team, as a Single or as a Pair. Only 1 team in each of the 4 strats will participate. There will be a “Play-Off” if more than one team signs for a strat. A full explanation is posted at the Club. Also know that you only play against Teams in YOUR strat. The appointed Committee has been working very hard on putting this together and has done a great job. Congratulations 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. We now have 9 TEAMS signed up. This is very, very exciting. If you have any questions on this, please speak to Nora and/or Danielle.
Our 2018 AGM is approaching … May 15th @ 6:00 pm, followed by inductions, presentations, and information @ 6:30 pm, and an Open Game @ 7:15 pm. Note that the Annual Report, Minutes of the 2016 AGM and Financial Reports (P&L & Balance Sheet) are all available on our Website, and on the Bulletin Board at the Club. Nominees for the May 2018 election to Board of Directors will be on our Website April 18th. 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 you 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:
PLEASE LET US KNOW OF ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE AND THEY WILL BE ADDRESSED.
TIDBITS: Submit your Tidbit to email@example.com and watch for it here. Remember, these are coming from your fellow bridge players.
Last week’s TIDBIT received quite a bit of attention … so we post it again, with comment:
Tidbit submission: “Please keep in mind that SLOW PLAY affects the whole room! Please bid and play in tempo.”
IT’S A TOUGH POSITION THE DIRECTORS ARE IN WHEN A TABLE/PAIR IS CONTINUOUSLY BEHIND. OUR ONLY OPTIONS ARE TO NOTIFY THE TABLE OR TO PULL A BOARD AND NEITHER SEEMS TO GO OVER WELL WITH THE PLAYERS. NOTE THAT WE CANNOT HAVE THE WHOLE ROOM WAITING ON A DELINQUENT PAIR.
“MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR MARCH, 2018”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
NEW JUNIOR MASTERS
NEW CLUB MASTERS
NEW SECTIONAL MASTERS
NEW LIFE MASTER
NEW BRONZE LIFE MASTER
NEW SILVER LIFE MASTER
NEW RUBY LIFE MASTER
NEW SAPPHIRE LIFE MASTER
NEXT STAC IS WEEK OF MAY 7TH, 2018
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
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