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Weekly Game Schedule

At the Club

Tuesday, 12:30 Open and 299er
Thursday, 12:30 Open
First Sunday, 12:30 Swiss Team

3rd Saturday Monthly Unit Game


Monday, 9:30 299er
Monday, 9:35 Open
Wednesday, 6:30 Open
Friday, 9:30 299er
Friday 9:35 Open

  • Here’s the link.

    Big story in this edition is that face-to-face tournaments are gradually returning. Check out what’s currently scheduled. Some are just around the corner.

    Published On: November 26th, 20210 Comments
  • As we have written to you the past few months, the ACBL will be staffing open sectionals and regionals that meet the criteria for the safe return to face-to-face tournaments, including local restrictions, virus positivity rates, vaccination rates and local bridge club activity.

    After running the analysis for tournaments beginning in December 2021, nine (list) […]
    Published On: November 20th, 20210 Comments
  • Attendance

    It has been awhile since I have written a newsletter. Speaking from an online perspective, there hasn’t been much to report. Our games have been pretty steady in attendance with Monday night and the Thursday open games averaging over 9 tables.  The 299er on Thursday afternoon has had 4 and 3 tables but has not run the last two […]

    Published On: November 20th, 20210 Comments
  • November 16 will be an Upgraded Club Championship and November 30 will be a regular Club Championship.

    These changes are because of the missed game on November 9 due to the messed up boards.

    Published On: November 13th, 20210 Comments
  • Published On: November 11th, 20210 Comments
  • We’ve changed the calendar over to just a special events calendar. Now you can see at a glance events that are not on our regular weekly schedule.

    The regular weekly schedule is found both on our home page and on the calendar page

    We added a link on the home page to the latest games results. Now […]

    Published On: November 4th, 20211 Comment

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And for members, be sure to check Member News.

The Kibitzer

Swiss Teams Strategy and Scoring

Here’s ACBL’s 2021 Online Event Schedule

Upgraded and/or Silver masterpoint opportunities every month. Details will be on our calendar.

Tip to speed up online play

Be sure to set up your Bridge Base account to autoplay singletons. One less thing for you to click during the play. To change the setting, log into your Bridge Base account, select the Account Tab, then click Settings. In the Playing section, turn on Autoplay Singletons.

Most people also like to turn on the Confirm Bids setting to avoid bidding mis-clicks, which cannot be undone.

Complete Bridge Base Online Training Materials
BBO Award Symbols — What Do They Mean?
BBO Hand Records
Features of the Common Game Scores Page

Note about alerting in virtual games

We have noticed people sometimes forget to alert their own bids. It’s probably the major difference from in-person bridge and takes some getting used to. To alert a bid, you must first click on the red “Alert” button before you make your bid. You should also enter the explanation before you bid.

The rules for alerting in virtual games differ significantly from the rules in face-to-face games. A good general rule to follow is to alert any unnatural bid (Stayman is perhaps the one exception). One common situation players are missing is when overcalling 1NT. Because of all the conventions used to overcall a 1NT, it seems reasonable to always alert your bid even if it is natural. In addition, all asking bids like Blackwood and Gerber and their responses are to be alerted in virtual games. Also, all cue bids (think Michaels) should be alerted. In a case where 2C over 1C or 2D over 1D are natural, they should be alerted as natural.

Some players have had trouble clearing the alert window so they can see the cards. First, if the window is asking for an explanation, the player who made the bid needs to respond so the window will go away. Second, if it is a normal alert window you should be able to click in the white space to clear it.

Updated ACBL Alert Procedures