See the announcement below for details on ACBL’s new convention card, including guidance on how to fill it out.

For All F2F Games, Vaccine Required, Masks Optional

Weekly Game Schedule

At the Club
Tuesday, 12:30 Open

Thursday, 12:30 Open
First Sunday, 12:30 Swiss Team
3rd Saturday, Unit Game 

Monday, 9:30 299er
Monday, 9:35 Open
Wednesday, 6:30 Open
Friday, 9:30 749er

Club Championship – Extra Points

Tuesday July 12 @ 12:30 pm

  • Here’s everything ACBL has put out so far on how to fill out the new convention card. They’ve stretched out these articles for five months. There may be more to come in future Bridge Bulletin editions.

    Click on the header of this announcement to see all of the information. You should be able to print what […]

    Published On: June 26th, 20220 Comments
  • June 24-26.

    Here’s the flyer.

    Published On: June 17th, 20220 Comments
  • A big issue. Face-to-face play is really on the rebound. Read about the many upcoming tournaments this summer and fall.

    Published On: June 12th, 20220 Comments
  • Here’s the flyer.

    Published On: June 12th, 20220 Comments
  • Nice to hold this event in person again!

    Published On: June 11th, 20220 Comments
  • Be sure to keep up on the instructions on how to complete the ACBL’s new convention card. The last four bridge bulletins have instructions (starting in March).

    If you’ve discarded the magazine, go to MyACBL on where you can view the magazines online.

    Published On: June 11th, 20220 Comments

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And for members, be sure to check Member News.

The Kibitzer

Swiss Teams Strategy and Scoring

Here’s ACBL’s Online Event Schedule
Here’s District 20’s 2022 Tournament 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