Mississauga-Oakville Community Bridge Club
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MOBridge Newsletter - August 12, 2018

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY our Thursday morning game (8:45 am) will change from 0-299 to a 0-499/NLM game.  

This is to provide the additional opportunity for our Intermediate Players on this day, since the afternoon game is higher rated.


ON-LINE RESERVATIONS:  This was always a work in progress and was intended to compliment our Club.  Please read this important announcement on this from our Board President: 

The Board of Directors has decided to suspend use of the electronic component of reservations until such time as we have identified a more user friendly and effective application which is both compatible with our web-site and easy to use for both you, our Members, and the Directors who must manage it.  We all are familiar with reservation systems, whether for hotels, rental cars, restaurants, tennis courts or golf tee times.  To date we have not been able to identify a similarly functional option for bridge.  Accordingly, we have been using the limited capabilities of our web-site.  The desired results have not occurred, and have in fact created more confusion than the previous telephone call-in option.  Line-ups out into the hall have continued and missed reservations have caused ill-will.  Be assured we will continue to search for alternatives that work for us all.  

Effective September 1st, we will not be honouring the on-line reservations for MObridge … In the meantime, they will be honoured, but please take this time for the transition to the call-in and in-person reservations at the Club.
 
Paul Inglis



At 1:30 pm this Monday we have BIDDING PRACTICE FOR NOVICES (0-20-50).

We have 2 NAP Qualifying Games this coming week:
Tuesday @ 12:00 pm (Flights A, B & C)
Wednesday @ 9:30 am (Flights A, B & C)


Each of these games will be extra for Non-Members.  Come out and qualify if you haven’t already … You also get extra Master Points in these games … some being red.  These are the last of NAP Qualifying Games for this year.        

Keep keeping your eye out for TEAM LEAGUE (October 10th start-up) info … it’s coming!  Team League was a great success last year and we hope to make it even better this year.  Working on the Team League will be Martin Hunter, Jon Turner and Paul Inglis.  If you have any questions, feel free to speak with them, or send an e-mail to the Club … mail@mobridge.club.


We have seen quite a few of our MOBRIDGE PENCILS returned home. Thanks to all for bringing them back.  Keep them coming in!  A few players have also picked up packages of pencils from STAPLES last week … thanks for your contribution.


WE CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE AT YOUR SEAT 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.

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.


Our website is updated with our October sessions (which is now just around the corner).  January/February sessions will be posted in September or thereabouts.  Again, a reminder that if you recommend someone take any of our Intro/Beginner Lessons/Courses, you get 2 Free Plays upon their payment.


Remember that the corner table by the front door does tend to be cooler.  We have players that love this and other players, not so much.   

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.


 “MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR JULY 2018”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 

 
JUNIOR MASTERS
Jay Hamann
Joanne MacKinnon

SECTIONAL MASTER
Neil Verwey

REGIONAL MASTER
Gaye Clarke

Advanced NABC Masters
Indarjit Ahluwalia
Brij Chadda

Ruby Life Masters
Johanna Platt
Tom Platt

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WATCH FOR OUR FINAL NAP QUALIFYING GAMES IN AUGUST. 

EXTRA POINTS FOR ALL, AND NO EXTRA $$$ FOR MOBRIDGE MEMBERS.

OUR NEXT STAC WEEK IS WEEK OF OCTOBER 22ND.

NO EXTRA FEE 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
0-499/NLM MP Pairs
Director: CATHY KINSELLA
0-2500 MP Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Open Pairs (NAP)
Director: Cathy Kinsella
Open Pairs (NAP)
Director: Chris Cowan
0-1000 MP Pairs
Director: Cathy Kinsella
0-1000 MP Pairs
Director: Sherrill Bain
Newcomers 0-20 MP
Director: Danielle Gosseli
Open Pairs and 0-299
Director: Phyllis Jones
Calendar
17th Aug 2018
Newcomers 0-20 MP
9:00 am
17th Aug 2018
Open Pairs and Non-Life Masters
12:30 pm
  (Partner?)
18th Aug 2018
Open Pairs and 0-299
10:00 am
  (Partner?)
20th Aug 2018
0-1000 MP Swiss Teams - Club Championship
9:30 am
  (Reservation)
20th Aug 2018
Newcomers 0-20 MP - Club Championship
7:00 pm
21st Aug 2018
Open Pairs
12:00 pm
  (Reservation)
21st Aug 2018
0-1000 MP Pairs
7:00 pm
  (Reservation)
22nd Aug 2018
Open Pairs
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.