“Somehow we weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.”
–Amanda Gorman, Inauguration Poet

Silver Linings Week, January 18-24
Earn DOUBLE silver points in all virtual club games

Announcements

February Games

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Valentine Weekend Feb. 13 and 14
2x club points , 50% red, 50% black

Educational Foundation Week Feb 22 – 28
2x club points, 100% black – $7

Player Milestones

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Club Master (20+) – Laura Evanisko
NABC Master (200+) – Carl Scheffler
Silver Life Master (1000+) – Terry Nagel
Sapphire Life Master (3500+) – Steve Pessin

See all announcements.

And for members, be sure to check Member News.

The Kibitzer

Virtual Club Game Schedule

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


Here’s ACBL’s 2021 Online Event Schedule

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


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.

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