Update from Don and Sherri
June, 2020

We are sure you have received the notice from ACBL that all Sectionals and Regionals are cancelled through the end of the year. This was not an easy call for them to make though we think it is a reasonable one.

There are a few clubs around the country opening back up. To us, that seems very premature. We would all love to be back at the tables, but we are not expecting that until well into 2021. David Brower from the Portland Bridge Club said he wasn’t expecting to open before the fall of 2021.

Until then, we have EBC Virtual. We are fortunate that ACBL has created this venue. Without it, we would have no source of income to pay monthly expenses. The money that was contributed to the Unit’s special support fund helped with expenses until we were able to get Virtual EBC up and running. If table counts hold, right now we are self-supporting. This means that some amount of those funds that were contributed can remain as a “Rainy Day” cushion since none of us clearly knows what is down the road.

We would expect that the Board would provide an accounting of amount of money collected, expenses to-date and current status of the special account.

We are grateful for all those who are playing in the Virtual games.

We miss seeing all of you. Stay safe…and healthy.

Check out the new BBO materials in the Members area.

There are now video tutorials and a printable guide to playing on BBO.
Go to EBC on BBO.


Announcements

Slammin’ Sunday with Ellen

By |July 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Play slam hands on Sunday, July 5 at 1:00pm. Go to the BBO free tournaments area to find Ellen’s session.

Inaugural 500 MP Game

By |June 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Congratulations to Toni Brown and Carol Schaafsma who were the Overall winners of our inaugural 500 MP game Monday evening. Ned and Bev were winners the other direction. We had a nice 7-table turnout. Next week, same time, same bat channel.

Club Status – Update on Where We Are from Don and Sherri

By |June 20th, 2020|0 Comments

We are sure you have received the notice from ACBL that all Sectionals and Regionals are cancelled through the end of the year. This was not an easy call for them to make though we think it is a reasonable one.

There are a few clubs around the country opening back up. To us, that seems very premature. We would all love to be back at the tables, but we are not expecting that until well into 2021. David Brower from the Portland Bridge Club said he wasn’t expecting to open before the fall of 2021.

Until then, we have EBC Virtual. We are fortunate that ACBL has created this venue. Without it, we would have no source of income to pay monthly expenses. The money that was contributed to the Unit’s special support fund helped with expenses until we were able to get Virtual EBC up and running. If table counts hold, right now we are self-supporting. This means that some amount of those funds that were contributed can remain as a “Rainy Day” cushion since none of us clearly knows what is down the road.

We would expect that the Board would provide an accounting of amount of money collected, expenses to-date and current status of the special account.

We are grateful for all those who are playing in the Virtual games.

We miss seeing all of you. Stay safe…and healthy.

See all announcements.

And for members, be sure to check Member News.

The Kibitzer

Virtual Club Game Schedule

Monday, 9:30
Monday, 6:30 499er
Tuesday, 12:30
Wednesday, 6:30
Thursday, 12:30
Friday, 9:30 299er
Saturday, 10:00

Link to scores from the Common Game


Here is another great video from Mac. He is playing in another club and they are playing a Big Club system so may not be of interest to all. We are certainly hoping to have more of these in the future as well as the possibility for some post-mortem sessions after some of our games. We are working on it. Stay tuned.
 
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I found clicking on Mac’s photo was easiest way to start the video.

See Larry Cohen’s recent mini-lesson on guidelines for when to hold up as Notrump declarer.

ACBL and COVID-19

ACBL’s Bridgefeed is now posting about how COVID-19 is affecting bridge and its community.
Check out these links:

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ACBL COVID-19 Communications