Location: Venue on the Lake - Maitland Civic Center
641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland FL 32751
Phone: 407-435-5123 (Glen Martin)
407-808-7900 (Perry Poole)
FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP
The topic this Friday morning is “Opening 1NT More Often”. If opening 1 NT is the most descriptive bid in bridge, why aren’t we using it more? The workshop will go through many hands to illustrate the kind of hands needed to open 1NT more often. We start at 9:30 and the cost is $10.
Many may be looking for places to donate money for tax purposes. Please consider your bridge club. We have a substantial indebtedness due to the club becoming a nonprofit from an LLC. The previous owners were bought out and all the equipment was purchased by the nonprofit. The club is now run by our board of directors. Perry and Glen still manage the club but are accountable to the board. Please help us reduce this debt so we can be more efficient as we try and provide the best environment for you to play bridge. Proper receipts will be issued for all donations for tax return purposes.
North Orlando Bridge Academy, Inc is listed by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit*. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consider donating to our organization so we can offer more programs for your benefit and to assure the long-term survival of the North Orlando Bridge Center. Some donations may be matched by your employer. Donations should be made payable the North Orlando Bridge Academy, Inc.
*A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling 800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.
Did you know that if you are an NOBC Member, you may have access to a Membership Roster with member’s rank, master points and phone numbers? It is available on our website under the Membership button. [Note: You must have a valid e-mail address on file with us to access this. If you don’t, send us an e-mail and we will add it.] The first time that you use the "Members Only" area, enter your e-mail address and click [Set/Reset Password]. It will send you an e-mail allowing you to establish a password with which to log in.
To view the list, you must log in and click on the “Member List” tab. You can search the list or scroll through all the names. Click on the Account tab on this page to update your information or if you wish to opt out of displaying your information in the list. We encourage all members to review and correct their information as it easily becomes out of date.
Our bridge center guarantees a partner for any player who arrives without a partner but here is how it works: A player will first be paired with another player who also arrives without a partner. The next pairing will be with a designated “Fill-in” player. As a final option, the director may be available to play*. The director will make these assignments. Every effort is made to establish a partnership that considers all relevant circumstances. However, any player who is paired with another player, but refuses the partnership forfeits the guarantee of a playing partner.
*Note: When there are two large sections (over 15 tables total in both sections), the director is not permitted to play. This has been our policy since we began the club.
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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
All games this coming week Feb 18-23 will be Club Championship level and will award extra black points.
There is no extra charge for this.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Our next sectional tournament will be held at the Maitland Civic Center on March 8-10, 2019. Please plan to attend! Flyers are available at the center.
NEXT YOUTH BRIDGE EVENT
Maitland Sectional - Free bridge game for youth (ages 8 to 18). Saturday, March 9th - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm - Silver Points
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